In the Samoan islands, relief efforts have begun after an earthquake triggered a tsunami. Meanwhile, Indonesia is struggling to recover from its own temblor. U.S. officials say the first flight carrying aid is en route to the region.
Giant waves caused by underground earthquakes in the South Pacific have killed hundreds and left many more missing in American Somoa and Indonesia.
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger declared a state of emergency for four California counties Monday as raging wildfires burned across nearly 86,00 acres, threatening as many as 12,000 homes outside of Los Angeles. Two firefighters died after their vehicle slid down a…
NPR's Robert Siegel, who experienced Monday's earthquake in China firsthand while on assignment in China, provides an update on the situation there.
Aid agencies are rushing to assist Bangladesh in the aftermath of a cyclone that killed thousands and left millions homeless. Bangladesh's Ambassador to the United States and an international aid expert assess relief efforts.
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