Natural Disasters

Researchers practice living on Mars - without leaving Earth

CAPE CANAVERAL Fla - For the past four months, a team of researchers have been living in a mockup Mars habitat on a Hawaiian volcano practicing isolated living on the Red Planet.

Storm kills three, injures 20 at Virginia campground

WASHINGTON - A likely tornado tore through an eastern Virginia campground on Thursday, killing up to three people and injuring as many as 20 as it overturned vehicles and downed trees, officials said.

24 Jul 2014

Weakened typhoon leaves two dead, heads north from Okinawa to main Japan islands

TOKYO - Torrential rains battered Japan's Okinawa islands on Wednesday as a weakened but still dangerous typhoon, leaving two dead and threatening widespread flooding as it headed for the nation's main islands.

World, Japan 09 Jul 2014

White House says most children at border to be sent home

WASHINGTON - The White House said on Monday that most unaccompanied minors flooding into the United States from Central America will not be allowed to stay as the Obama administration prepares to ask Congress for $2 billion to address the border crisis.

08 Jul 2014

Quake rocks Guatemala, Mexico, newborn baby among three dead

GUATEMALA CITY - A strong earthquake shook the border between Guatemala and Mexico on Monday, killing at least three people, including a newborn boy, damaging dozens of buildings and triggering landslides.

Top News, World 08 Jul 2014

Major earthquake hits off Alaska's Aleutian Islands

JUNEAU Alaska - A magnitude 7.9 earthquake struck deep under the ocean floor near Alaska's Aleutian Islands, triggering shaking felt over vast distances and setting off a small tsunami, the National Tsunami Warning Center said.

24 Jun 2014

Quake hits off Alaska's Aleutian Islands

JUNEAU Alaska - A magnitude 8.0 earthquake struck deep under the ocean floor near Alaska's Aleutian Islands, triggering shaking that could be felt for vast distances and prompting a tsunami warning, the U.S. Geological Survey and National Tsunami Warning Center said.

24 Jun 2014

World's largest active volcano shows signs of life in Hawaii

LOS ANGELES - Mauna Loa, the world's largest active volcano, has rumbled back to life in Hawaii over the past 13 months with more seismic activity than at any time since its last eruption, scientists say, while calling it too soon to predict another blast.

20 Jun 2014

Residents of Nebraska town return after deadly tornado

PILGER Neb. - Residents who were forced to leave a small town in Nebraska leveled by a tornado that killed a child and injured more than two dozen people began returning on Tuesday to salvage belongings from their battered homes and businesses.

18 Jun 2014

Tornado obliterates Nebraska town, killing 1 and injuring 16

PILGER Neb. - A swarm of tornadoes, some appearing two at a time, struck several farming communities in northeastern Nebraska on Monday, killing at least one person and injuring 16 others in one tiny town obliterated by a direct hit, officials said.

17 Jun 2014