Stories tagged: natural disasters
TUESDAY, 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 …
TUESDAY, 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 …
SATURDAY, 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 …
TUESDAY, 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 …
TUESDAY, 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 …
TUESDAY, 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 …
SATURDAY, 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 …
SATURDAY, 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 …
SATURDAY, 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.
SUNDAY, 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.