- Fire that threatened homes in California is fully contained Updated: Jul-05-15 5:29 pm
VACAVILLE, California - A wildfire that might have been started by fireworks and burned more than 320 acres while threatening homes in the California city of Vacaville was 100 percent contained Sunday, officials said.
- Crews, helicopters tackle blazes in Oregon Updated: Jul-05-15 5:29 pm
DAYVILLE, Oregon - Slightly cooler temperatures and higher humidity have helped firefighters get a better handle on a large fire burning in central Oregon about 11 miles south of Dayville.
- As other glaciers retreat, glacier at Mount St. Helens grows Updated: Jul-05-15 1:23 pm
MOUNT ST. HELENS, Washington - Ray Yurkewycz perched on the rim of the Northwest's most restless volcano and marveled at the primordial forces at work.
- Light 3.3 earthquake in northwest Washington Updated: Jul-05-15 12:02 pm
DEMING, Washington - The Pacific Northwest Seismic Network says a light magnitude 3.3 quake was recorded early Sunday in northwest Washington near the Canadian border.
- Earthquake rattles part of central Oklahoma; 2.8 magnitude Updated: Jul-05-15 11:47 am
OKLAHOMA CITY - An earthquake has rattled part of central Oklahoma.
- Wildfires break out in Spain, Portugal; 1,350 evacuated Updated: Jul-05-15 11:29 am
MADRID - More than 1,350 residents were evacuated in Spain's northeastern region of Aragon as a wildfire spread through a pine forest amid a lingering heat wave, a local official said Sunday.
- California water rates rise as cities lose money in drought Updated: Jul-05-15 11:16 am
ROSEVILLE, California - Saving water doesn't always mean saving money in parched California.
- Can the poor afford to live at the Shore anymore? Updated: Jul-05-15 10:37 am
SEASIDE PARK, New Jersey - It was a Superstorm Sandy double-whammy.
- Storm causes floods, knocks out power in north Philippines Updated: Jul-05-15 8:16 am
MANILA, Philippines - A tropical storm blew across the northern Philippines on Sunday, causing floods and power outages in several towns and prompting rescue teams to scramble to evacuate villagers in low-lying communities.
- Fireworks spark small brush fire in Oakland hills Updated: Jul-04-15 11:53 pm
OAKLAND, California - Fire officials say fireworks sparked a brush fire in the Oakland hills.
- 2 homes burn near town as Washington wildfires grow Updated: Jul-04-15 11:31 pm
SPOKANE, Washington - Wildfires across Washington state burned through brush, forest and grassland amid 100-degree heat as the region braced for more hot weather and the onset of Fourth of July fireworks.
- Magnitude 4.2 earthquake hits Oregon, no damage reported Updated: Jul-04-15 8:19 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Oregon - Some Oregonians woke on the Fourth of July to a significant jolt when a magnitude 4.2 earthquake struck near Springfield and Eugene.
- Central Oregon fire now 22,000 acres, 5 percent contained Updated: Jul-04-15 6:50 pm
DAYVILLE, Oregon - Firefighters in central Oregon continue to fight a large fire on the west side of the South Fork John Day River, about 11 miles south of Dayville.
- Canadian wildfires trigger pollution advisory in Minnesota Updated: Jul-04-15 6:04 pm
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - The thick haze caused by smoke from more than 100 Canadian wildfires has triggered an air pollution health advisory across a large part of Minnesota.
- Northwest Montana reaches 'severe drought' status Updated: Jul-04-15 4:52 pm
KALISPELL, Montana - Northwest Montana has reached "severe drought" status in the U.S. Drought Monitor.
- Utility drones could inspect equipment, scan for outages Updated: Jul-04-15 4:23 pm
LITHONIA, Georgia - When tornadoes and hurricanes topple power lines in the future, flying drones might be the first to pinpoint the damage.
- Minor quake shakes parts of southern Utah Updated: Jul-04-15 2:20 pm
PANGUITCH, Utah - A minor earthquake shook portions of southern Utah late Saturday morning, but there were no reports of damage.
- Construction plan pays for school earthquake improvements Updated: Jul-04-15 12:23 am
SALEM, Oregon - Schools would have access to millions of dollars for earthquake-safety improvements, but the state Capitol would remain vulnerable under a $1.2 billion plan for statewide construction projects that advanced Friday.
- Horse rescued from sinkhole on western Pennsylvania farm Updated: Jul-03-15 6:07 pm
SCENERY HILL, Pennsylvania - Authorities say emergency responders used a hoist to rescue a retired racehorse from a sinkhole on a western Pennsylvania farm.
- Man killed in flooding caused by Middle Tennessee storms Updated: Jul-03-15 5:35 pm
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - Officials say a 31-year-old man died when his car was washed into flood waters caused by heavy rain in Middle Tennessee.
- Crews working wildfires in southern Nevada, near Lake Tahoe Updated: Jul-03-15 4:55 pm
LAS VEGAS - Fire crews are making progress on a dozen small wildfires in southern Nevada, with an end likely in sight for the fire south of Lake Tahoe near the California border that has been burning for weeks.
- Early start to Northwest wildfire season; more danger ahead Updated: Jul-03-15 4:37 pm
SEATTLE - Predictions of an early wildfire season have come true in the Northwest as low snowpack levels, record warm temperatures and very dry conditions have helped fuel blazes weeks earlier than usual.
- 2 juveniles arrested after brush fire in Lacey Updated: Jul-03-15 4:13 pm
LACEY, Washington - Police have arrested two juveniles in connection with a 1-acre brush fire in Lacey.
- Drought causing fish concerns in Skagit River, creeks Updated: Jul-03-15 12:47 pm
SEATTLE, Washington - Hot weather and decreasing water levels have heightened concerns about the fish population in Skagit County.
- Slow-moving storm near Guam downgraded to tropical storm Updated: Jul-03-15 9:13 am
HAGATNA, Guam - A slow-moving storm that had Guam residents bracing for a typhoon has been downgraded to a tropical storm, but the National Weather Service says the erratic system could regain strength and develop into a typhoon later this weekend.