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Charleston weighs wall as seas rise and storms strengthen

CHARLESTON, South Carolina – Vickie Hicks, who weaves intricate sweetgrass baskets in this city’s historic city market, remembers climbing onto the table at her grandmother’s booth downtown when the floodwaters rushed by.

Bodies of man and his slave unearthed from ashes at Pompeii

ROME – Skeletal remains of what are believed to have been a rich man and his male slave attempting to escape death from the eruption of Mount Vesuvius nearly 2,000 years ago have been discovered in Pompeii, officials at the archaeological park in Italy said Saturday.

Iota threatens 2nd hurricane strike for Nicaragua, Honduras

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Tropical Storm Iota was strengthening in the Caribbean Sea on Saturday, threatening a second major hurricane strike for Nicaragua and Honduras, countries recently clobbered by a Category 4 Hurricane Eta.

Tropical Storm Eta approaches Florida Keys

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – A hurricane watch for coastal Broward County was canceled late Sunday afternoon, although weather was expected to worsen through the night as Tropical Storm Eta continues its approach to the Florida Keys.

Guatemala searches, Eta regains storm status, heads to Cuba

PURULHA, Guatemala – Searchers in Guatemala dug through mud and debris looking for an estimated 100 people believed buried by a massive, rain-fueled landslide, as Tropical Storm Eta continued to gain strength Saturday and churned toward Cuba and southern Florida.

Weakened Eta drenches Central America; at least 57 dead

SAN PEDRO SULA, Honduras – The rain-heavy remnants of Hurricane Eta flooded homes from Panama to Guatemala Thursday as the death toll across Central America rose to 57, and aid organizations warned the flooding and mudslides were creating a slow-moving humanitarian disaster across the region.

Turkish rescuers pull girl from rubble 4 days after quake

IZMIR, TURKEY — Rescuers in the Turkish city of Izmir pulled a young girl out alive from the rubble of a collapsed apartment building Tuesday, four days after a strong earthquake hit Turkey and Greece and as hopes of reaching survivors began to fade.

70-year-old pulled out alive in Turkey as quake toll hits 66

The man was pulled out of the rubble overnight and doing well at a hospital, according to the Turkish health minister. The minister tweeted that the survivor, Ahmet Citim, told him, “I never lost hope.” The operation that saved Citim was the latest in a series of remarkable rescues after the Friday afternoon earthquake.