Stories tagged: natural disasters
Thu., Aug. 30, 2012, 8:28 a.m.
Montana wildfires burn homes, cause injuries
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Rapidly expanding wildfires across a broad swath of southern Montana have caused injuries and burned homes, buildings and vehicles, authorities said Thursday, as firefighters struggled to …
Wed., Aug. 29, 2012, 6:34 p.m.
Isaac - when government aid is not largesse
WASHINGTON (AP) — At their convention, Republican leaders are taking the stage to push for less government and accuse President Barack Obama of profligate spending. About 500 miles away, under …
Tue., Aug. 28, 2012, 10:13 p.m.
Remote Alaska to stockpile food, just in case
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska is known for pioneering, self-reliant residents who are accustomed to remote locations and harsh weather. Despite that, Gov. Sean Parnell worries a major earthquake or …
Tue., Aug. 28, 2012, 6:15 p.m.
Drought-stricken states welcome rain from Isaac
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The remnants of Hurricane Isaac could bring welcome rain to some states in the Mississippi River valley this week, but experts say it’s unlikely to break …
Tue., Aug. 28, 2012, 6:07 p.m.
Ryan opposed new, Obama-backed disaster aid regime
WASHINGTON (AP) — As Hurricane Isaac bears down on the Gulf Coast, there should be plenty of money — some $1.5 billion — in federal disaster aid coffers, thanks, in …
Sat., Aug. 25, 2012, 10:47 a.m.
Fla. prepares for Isaac on eve of GOP convention
MIAMI (AP) — Officials organized shelters and urged vacationers to leave the Florida Keys as Tropical Storm Isaac approached on Saturday, though preparations farther north focused on getting ready for …
Tue., July 10, 2012, 7:29 a.m.
CA murder trial opens for accused arsonist
SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — The five victims all died of heart attacks. But prosecutors said it was still murder. Angry after being thrown out of a house where his …
Tue., July 10, 2012, 1:07 a.m.
Trial under way in deadly 2003 Calif. wildfire
SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — A prosecutor said Monday a man who was angry about being thrown out of a house where his family was staying was guilty of murdering …
Tue., July 10, 2012, 12:06 a.m.
Seasonal firefighters seek health care coverage
DENVER (AP) — They work the front lines of the nation’s most explosive wildfires, navigating treacherous terrain, dense walls of smoke and tall curtains of flame. Yet thousands of the …
Sat., May 7, 2011
The blessing of living in an uninteresting place
Spokane is the nation’s sixth-safest metropolitan area. It says so right there in last Sunday’s New York Times. The Times put together a map of the U.S. showing the riskiest …
Sat., Feb. 27, 2010, 12:16 p.m.
Tsunami races across Pacific; Hawaii blasts sirens
EWA BEACH, Hawaii (AP) — A tsunami triggered by the Chilean earthquake raced across the Pacific Ocean on Saturday, threatening Hawaii and the U.S. West Coast as well as hundreds …
Sat., Feb. 27, 2010, 9:15 a.m.
Tsunami advisory extended to Washington coast
EWA BEACH, Hawaii (AP) — A tsunami advisory has been extended to include the states of Oregon and Washington and parts of Alaska, as well as coastal British Colombia.
Sun., Aug. 9, 2009, 6:35 a.m.
Strong earthquake rattles Japan
TOKYO (AP) —A strong earthquake shook Japan’s capital and surrounding areas Sunday, halting trains and a professional baseball game, but there were no immediate reports of damage or casualties.