The National Weather Service said Wednesday that Hurricane Lane had weakened to a Category 4 hurricane, but those hurricanes with winds of more than 130 mph or above can still cause catastrophic damage.
By Fabiola Sanchez, Scott Smith, Associated Press
The magnitude 7.3 quake Tuesday was the largest to strike Venezuela since 1900.
Fire crews in Northern California spent another long day laboring to contain the sprawling Carr fire, which has killed at least six people and reduced more than 720 homes and other buildings to ashes in the Redding area. A total…
By Jennifer Kay, Associated Press
The National Hurricane Center in Miami said at 2 p.m. EDT Monday that Alberto was centered about 30 miles (50 kilometers) south-southwest of Panama City, Florida. The storm was expected to make landfall later Monday.
By Associated Press
LUCKNOW, India — A powerful dust storm and rain swept parts of north and western India overnight, causing house collapses, toppling trees and leaving at least 91 people dead and more than 160 injured, officials said Thursday.
Seven months after Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico and its power grid, the entire island lost power on Wednesday -- the biggest outage since September. As crews keep working to restore power to the full island, residents are raising questions…
By Jane Ferguson, Alessandro Pavone
Desert sand is slowly taking over Somalia. Just six years after the last major drought emergency, the rains have failed again -- a devastating trend in a country where around 80 percent of people make their living on the land.
In our news wrap Wednesday, President Donald Trump charged again that former President Obama should have done more about Russian meddling in the 2016 election, while also questioning why his Attorney General Jeff Sessions is not investigating Democrats in the…
By PBS NewsHour, Frank Carlson, Gretchen Frazee
Houston, known as the Bayou City, is no stranger to flooding. But the record-breaking rains and devastating deluge of Hurricane Harvey helped expose a disconnect between developers building on flood-vulnerable land and home buyers who might not have realized the…
Local officials estimate it will take three to five years to get back to normal. In an economy that gets 90 percent of its revenue from tourism, many business said they aren't sure they'll make it.
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