Deadly spring storm keeps central U.S. in icy grip

World Apr 16, 2018

Deadly spring storm keeps central U.S. in icy grip

A deadly storm system churning through the central U.S. has blanketed parts of the Upper Midwest in heavy snow and ice and battered areas farther south with powerful winds and even tornadoes. About 200 flights were canceled Sunday at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, where two ...

Asia Pacific Sep 12, 2017

China says Taiwan-bound Talim could become super typhoon

China's National Meteorological Center on Tuesday warned that Typhoon Talim could intensify and turn into a super typhoon as it churns towards Taiwan and Zhejiang and Fujian provinces on the Chinese mainland. The meteorological agency issued a blue alert, the lowest in a four-tier color-coded ...

Ferocious cyclone strikes Pacific island nation of Fiji

World Feb 20, 2016

Ferocious cyclone strikes Pacific island nation of Fiji

Residents of Fiji hunkered down Saturday as a ferocious cyclone tore through the Pacific island chain, prompting authorities to impose a nationwide curfew and declare a monthlong state of disaster. Wind speeds from Cyclone Winston were estimated at up to 285 kilometers (177 miles) per ...

Powerful winds whip Japan, causing injuries, transport chaos

National Oct 2, 2015

Powerful winds whip Japan, causing injuries, transport chaos

Buildings collapsed and injuries were reported as strong winds, brought by a low-pressure weather system, lashed Japan on Friday. The weather also caused chaos for several transport systems across the country. About 100 people were evacuated from their homes in parts of Hokkaido, including the town ...

Dozens still trapped on Greek ferry as 49 reach land

World Dec 29, 2014

Dozens still trapped on Greek ferry as 49 reach land

Exhausted and cold but safe, a group of 49 people arrived at the Italian port of Bari Monday after they were rescued from a Greek ferry that caught fire in the Adriatic Sea. Some 150 people remained trapped on the smoke-filled vessel adrift in frigid ...