Volcano in southern Japan erupts for 1st time in 250 years

A volcano in southern Japan has erupted for the first time in 250 years, and the authorities have set up a no-go zone around the mountain.

Friday, April 20th 2018, 2:24 am EDT

Quake, at least 5.5 in magnitude, strikes southern Iran

US Geological Survey: Magnitude 5.5 quake hits southern Iran near nuclear plant; felt in Bahrain, Persian Gulf.

Thursday, April 19th 2018, 3:21 am EDT

Shallow Indonesia quake kills 3, damages hundreds of homes

A shallow earthquake in central Indonesia has killed three people and damaged more than 300 homes.

Thursday, April 19th 2018, 12:01 am EDT

Excavator blamed for island-wide blackout in Puerto Rico

An island-wide blackout has hit Puerto Rico, which is struggling with an increasingly unstable power grid nearly seven months after Hurricane Maria hit the U.S. territory.

Wednesday, April 18th 2018, 1:33 pm EDT

Winds ease but deadly wildfires endure in Southwest US

Firefighters are battling massive wildfires that have destroyed homes and other buildings in parts of Colorado, Kansas and Oklahoma.

Wednesday, April 18th 2018, 2:34 pm EDT

Mudslide survivors find hope in recovered belongings

Months after the mudslides nearly wiped the small community of Montecito off the map and killed 23 people, those who survived are still looking for and finding their belongings in the deep and hardened sludge.

Tuesday, April 17th 2018, 2:50 am EDT

Rescue crews airlift hundreds stranded after Hawaii storm

Hundreds of people have been airlifted out of dangerous floodwaters on the Hawaiian island of Kauai, but authorities said Tuesday that others are still stranded at evacuation centers.

Tuesday, April 17th 2018, 11:01 pm EDT

Forecasters warn of rare, life-threatening wildfire weather

Forecasters are warning of dangerous, life-threatening wildfire conditions in parts of the Southwest and Southern Plains on Tuesday as firefighters in rural Oklahoma continue battling blazes that have killed two people so far.

Tuesday, April 17th 2018, 8:20 am EDT

Oklahoma wildfires kill 2; threat nears historic level

Wildfires that have killed two people in western Oklahoma are nearing conditions the National Weather Service hasn't seen in at least a decade because of the mixture of high temperatures, low humidity and heavy winds.

Monday, April 16th 2018, 4:57 pm EDT

Spring storm spawns tornado that kills 1, dumps heavy snow

A mid-April storm that pushed across the U.S. created a tornado in the South that killed a person, coated the Upper Midwest with 2 feet of snow and eventually soaked the Northeast with rain.

Monday, April 16th 2018, 6:40 pm EDT

Spring storm moves east after blanketing central US in snow

Flights canceled, roadways treacherous as deadly storm system hits central US with heavy snow, wind and rain.

Sunday, April 15th 2018, 1:18 am EDT

The Latest: State of emergency issued in North Carolina city

A spring storm is moving east after dumping up to 2 feet of snow on parts of the Upper Midwest.

Sunday, April 15th 2018, 11:28 am EDT

The Latest: Minneapolis airport reopens after blizzard

A storm system stretching from the Gulf of Mexico to the Great Lakes has dumped a foot of snow on parts of the upper Midwest and is being blamed for at least two deaths.

Saturday, April 14th 2018, 1:44 pm EDT

Flights canceled, roads treacherous amid spring snowstorms

A potent spring storm system that's expected to persist through the weekend raked across the Plains and Midwest Friday, spawning at least one tornado in Arkansas as blizzard conditions blanked much of the Northern Plains.

Saturday, April 14th 2018, 6:15 am EDT

System spawns tornado in Arkansas, blizzards in the Plains

A potent, slow-moving spring storm system that's expected to persist through the weekend has begun raking the Plains and Midwest, bringing blizzard conditions to South Dakota and the threat of tornadoes from Texas and Louisiana north all the way to Iowa.

Friday, April 13th 2018, 5:16 pm EDT

Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas facing tornado and wildfire threats

Emergency officials in Oklahoma, Texas and Kansas are bracing for the start of what's historically the most active time of year for tornadoes while also facing wildfire threats because of severe drought conditions.

Saturday, April 7th 2018, 12:27 pm EDT

Earthquakes in northwest Oklahoma include magnitude 4.6

The U.S. Geological Survey reports four earthquakes in northwest Oklahoma, including one of magnitude of 4.6 that was felt in Kansas and Missouri.

Saturday, April 7th 2018, 11:07 am EDT

Magnitude 5.3 quake strikes off Southern California coast

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.3 has struck off the coast of Southern California.

Thursday, April 5th 2018, 3:56 pm EDT

EPA to clean up toxic Texas site damaged by Hurricane Harvey

Federal environmental regulators have reached a long-awaited agreement with the owners of a polluted toxic waste site in Texas that was damaged during Hurricane Harvey, releasing dangerous chemicals into a river.

Tuesday, April 10th 2018, 11:32 am EDT

US awards $18.5 billion in recovery grants for Puerto Rico

The U.S. government announced Tuesday that it will award $18.5 billion worth of disaster recovery grants to Puerto Rico to help repair homes, businesses and its crumbling power grid after Hurricane Maria.

Tuesday, April 10th 2018, 3:11 pm EDT