- Developers of toppled Taiwan building detained Updated: Feb-09-16 9:40 pm
TAINAN, Taiwan - Prosecutors investigating the deadly collapse of an apartment building in southern Taiwan have approved the detention of three construction company executives on charges of professional negligence resulting in death.
- Magnitude 6.3 quake strikes Chile, no damage reported Updated: Feb-09-16 9:22 pm
SANTIAGO, Chile - A 6.3-magnitude earthquake struck Chile's central region Tuesday evening, shaking buildings as far away as the capital of Santiago. But no damage or injuries were reported and authorities discounted the possibility of a tsunami hitting the country's long coast.
- Oklahoma wildfires threaten homes; smoke risky for drivers Updated: Feb-09-16 7:26 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - Grass fires pushed along by 35 mph wind gusts forced an elementary school to keep some children after hours Tuesday as wildfires threatened Oklahoma ahead of its annual tornado season.
- UN: Number of Haitians needing food aid spikes amid drought Updated: Feb-09-16 6:20 pm
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti - Drought-stricken Haiti is grappling with its most serious food crisis in 15 years as the number of people in need of urgent food aid has recently spiked, the head of the U.N. World Food Program's country office said Tuesday.
- Records fall as winter heat wave hits Southern California Updated: Feb-09-16 6:14 pm
LOS ANGELES - A midwinter heat wave baked Southern California again Tuesday, breaking more February records as temperatures soared into the 80s and 90s even as the Santa Ana winds that stoked the atmosphere began to fade.
- California farmers reap record sales in record drought Updated: Feb-09-16 5:58 pm
FRESNO, California - A new state report shows California farmers reaping record sales despite the epic drought, thriving even as city-dwellers have been forced to conserve water, household wells have run dry and fish have died.
- Obama declares 25 Texas counties federal disaster areas Updated: Feb-09-16 11:56 am
AUSTIN, Texas - More than two dozen Texas counties are now eligible for federal help following deadly end-of-December blizzards and tornadoes.
- Indian soldier buried by avalanche saved; 9 bodies recovered Updated: Feb-09-16 7:22 am
SRINAGAR, India - An Indian soldier buried by an avalanche for six days in the Himalayan region of Kashmir has been found alive and was pulled from the snow, along with the bodies of nine other soldiers, officials said Tuesday.
- Taiwan seeks detention of developers of toppled building Updated: Feb-09-16 6:30 am
TAINAN, Taiwan - Prosecutors have requested the detention of the developers of a high-rise apartment building in southern Taiwan that collapsed over the weekend following a strong earthquake, killing dozens of people, official media said Tuesday.
- Oklahoma Forestry Services warns about high fire danger Updated: Feb-09-16 3:06 am
OKLAHOMA CITY - Oklahoma Forestry Services says outdoor burning should be avoided due to high fire danger across the state.
- Survivor tells of living through collapse of Taiwan building Updated: Feb-09-16 1:27 am
TAINAN, Taiwan - After propping himself against a wall for 20 hours to avoid smothering his girlfriend, Ko Ching-chung's strength was draining away.
- Air Force training mission starts brush fire in Arivaca Updated: Feb-08-16 9:12 pm
ARIVACA, Arizona - Authorities are trying to contain a large brush fire near the southern Arizona town of Arivaca that reportedly was started by accident by a Davis-Monthan Air Force Base airman.
- Firefighters battling grass fires across central Oklahoma Updated: Feb-08-16 7:22 pm
NORMAN, Oklahoma - Firefighters are battling wind-blown grass fires across central Oklahoma, including a fire that has forced partial closure of a busy turnpike.
- Good Washington snowpack raises hopes of calmer fire season Updated: Feb-08-16 5:51 pm
SPOKANE, Washington - Mountain snowpack came in above normal in Washington state, raising hopes the normally soggy state will not repeat last year's drought conditions that helped fuel the worst wildfire season in its history, a federal agency said Monday.
- Drought reversal: Southeast Oregon has strong snowpack Updated: Feb-08-16 2:11 pm
ONTARIO, Oregon - What a difference a year makes.
- Windy, dry weather raises wildfire risk in Arkansas Updated: Feb-08-16 2:04 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - Forecasters say Arkansas is at risk for wildfires Monday because of dry, windy weather.
- Federal auditors question Tuscaloosa twister funding Updated: Feb-08-16 1:21 pm
TUSCALOOSA, Alabama - Federal auditors say Tuscaloosa improperly received more than $1 million in aid following the monster tornado that struck in 2011.
- Storm Imogen lashes Britain with wind, huge waves Updated: Feb-08-16 12:22 pm
LONDON - A winter storm with hurricane-force winds and huge waves battered Britain's coastline Monday, cutting power to thousands and disrupting travel across the country.
- Petal church reopens 3 years after tornado devastation Updated: Feb-08-16 6:27 am
PETAL, Mississippi - Worshippers have returned to their church that was destroyed three years ago by a deadly tornado.
- A rock slide on Sunday blocked road into Twin Springs resort Updated: Feb-07-16 6:40 pm
ATLANTA, Idaho - A rock slide on Sunday blocked the only road into and out of the Twin Springs resort near Atlanta, Idaho.
- Confronting the 'heroin tsunami' in Kootenai County, Idaho Updated: Feb-07-16 2:17 pm
POST FALLS, Idaho - Crushing news came shortly after Cindy Schaffner heard sirens just a few blocks from her Post Falls home.
- Light quake shakes buildings in Tokyo; no injuries or damage Updated: Feb-07-16 6:43 am
TOKYO - A light earthquake struck north of Tokyo on Sunday, shaking buildings in the Japanese capital.
- The Latest: More than 130 missing, 18 dead in Taiwan quake Updated: Feb-06-16 7:33 pm
TAINAN, Taiwan - The Latest on a magnitude-6.4 earthquake in southern Taiwan (all times local):
- More quakes rattle Oklahoma, including 3.8-magnitude temblor Updated: Feb-06-16 5:48 pm
MEDFORD, Oklahoma - Seven earthquakes have rattled Oklahoma, including a 3.8-magnitude temblor that struck near the town of Medford.
- Uptick in quakes could prompt action from Oklahoma lawmakers Updated: Feb-06-16 5:45 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - The power and frequency of earthquakes in Oklahoma have been increasing, but the Legislature has done little to try to curb the temblors that scientists have linked to the underground disposal of oil and gas drilling wastewater.