Strong quake hits island chain off New Zealand; no tsunami
Strong quake hits island chain off New Zealand; no tsunami

A magnitude 7.4 earthquake has struck an arc of islands off New Zealand on Sunday, and the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center says it may cause only minor sea level changes in some coastal areas.

Rescue efforts underway after China quake kills at least 12
Rescue efforts underway after China quake kills at least 12

Rescue efforts are underway after an earthquake in southwestern China that has left 12 people dead and 134 others injured.

15 hrs 21 mins ago
Earthquake in southern China kills 11 people, injures 122
Earthquake in southern China kills 11 people, injures 122

The U.S. Geological Survey says a strong earthquake has hit southwestern China and warns of possible casualties.

June 17th, 9:21 AM PDT
Portugal's prime minister: wildfires require long-term fight
Portugal's prime minister: wildfires require long-term fight

Portugal's prime minister is warning against complacency in the fight against wildfires after huge blazes in 2017 that killed more than 100 people were followed by two years of much smaller charred areas and no deaths.

June 17th, 8:11 AM PDT
Pope dons helmet to enter earthquake-hit cathedral in Italy
Pope dons helmet to enter earthquake-hit cathedral in Italy

Pope Francis donned a white firefighter's safety helmet on Sunday and entered a damaged cathedral during a visit to central Italy where he is giving encouragement to people still struggling three years after devastating earthquakes struck.

June 16th, 4:41 AM PDT
911 upgrade could cost Californians despite budget surplus
911 upgrade could cost Californians despite budget surplus

California lawmakers are poised to approve a framework for a $214.8 billion budget that seeks to address a teacher shortage and bolster the state's top firefighting agency following the most devastating wildfire season in state history.

June 13th, 10:01 AM PDT
Cyclone batters fishing hub but veers away from Indian coast
Cyclone batters fishing hub but veers away from Indian coast

Authorities have evacuated nearly 300,000 people from India's western coastline ahead of a very severe cyclone that's expected to make landfall as the year's second major storm.

June 12th, 10:01 PM PDT
The Latest: Cyclone forecast to jog away from Indian coast
The Latest: Cyclone forecast to jog away from Indian coast

A very severe cyclone appears to have changed course and is less likely to touch India's western coast than was previously forecast.

June 13th, 12:21 AM PDT
4 Jamaican fishermen detained on Coast Guard ships
4 Jamaican fishermen detained on Coast Guard ships

Four Jamaican fisherman were held for nearly a month aboard U.S. Coast Guard vessels in the Caribbean Sea, most of the time chained outside in the blistering sun and through strong storms, an ACLU lawsuit says.

June 12th, 1:21 PM PDT
Charity watchdog condemns Oxfam for Haiti behavior
Charity watchdog condemns Oxfam for Haiti behavior

England's charity watchdog has condemned Oxfam for having a "culture of poor behavior," in connection with the sexual misconduct scandal involving workers in Haiti following the 2010 earthquake.

June 11th, 6:31 AM PDT
When disaster hits, Indonesia's Islamists are first to help
When disaster hits, Indonesia's Islamists are first to help

Indonesia's Islamic Defenders Front is known for vigilante actions against gays, Christmas decorations and prostitution, but over the past decade and a half has repurposed its militia into a force that's often first to help in times of disaster.

June 10th, 11:41 PM PDT
Dallas crane collapse victim identified as 29-year-old woman
Dallas crane collapse victim identified as 29-year-old woman

Authorities have identified 29-year-old Kiersten Symone Smith as the woman who was killed after a crane fell on a Dallas apartment building amid severe thunderstorms.

June 10th, 11:01 AM PDT
Wildfire prompts evacuation at California Six Flags park
Wildfire prompts evacuation at California Six Flags park

A fast-moving brush fire prompted the evacuation of a big amusement and water park in Southern California.

June 10th, 9:01 AM PDT
California utility proactively cuts power because of weather
California utility proactively cuts power because of weather

Pacific Gas & Electric has implemented a controversial practice of cutting power to selected portions of Northern California to guard against wildfires as the weather turns very windy, dry and hot.

June 8th, 5:41 PM PDT
Brush fire sets off evacuation at California amusement park
Brush fire sets off evacuation at California amusement park

Firefighters are battling a brush fire that forced the closure of a huge amusement park in northern Los Angeles County.

June 9th, 2:31 PM PDT
'End where we began': Paradise teens graduate after wildfire
'End where we began': Paradise teens graduate after wildfire

A Northern California town that was mostly destroyed by a wildfire is celebrating the graduation of its high school class.

June 6th, 4:21 PM PDT
From fire and ash to caps, gowns: Graduation in burned town
From fire and ash to caps, gowns: Graduation in burned town

A California high school where nearly all of the students lost their homes in a wildfire is preparing for its first graduation since the devastating blaze.

June 5th, 10:11 PM PDT
Famed Indian climber nearly died on peak where team was lost
Famed Indian climber nearly died on peak where team was lost

Legendary Indian mountaineer says modern mountaineering bears little resemblance to the expeditions he led, with operators' current tight schedules and climbers' lack of experience leading to more casualties on Himalayan peaks.

June 6th, 12:31 AM PDT
Trump signs long-delayed $19.1B disaster aid bill
Trump signs long-delayed $19.1B disaster aid bill

President Donald Trump has signed a long-delayed $19.1 billion disaster aid bill aimed at helping communities across the country bounce back from hurricanes, floods, tornadoes and fires.

June 6th, 11:41 AM PDT

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