Rescue efforts are underway after an earthquake in southwestern China that has left 12 people dead and 134 others injured.
The U.S. Geological Survey says a strong earthquake has hit southwestern China and warns of possible casualties.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A very severe cyclone appears to have changed course and is less likely to touch India's western coast than was previously forecast.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A fast-moving brush fire prompted the evacuation of a big amusement and water park in Southern California.
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.
Firefighters are battling a brush fire that forced the closure of a huge amusement park in northern Los Angeles County.
A Northern California town that was mostly destroyed by a wildfire is celebrating the graduation of its high school class.
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.
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.
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.