World

9 people hurt in volcano eruption near Japanese ski resort

A volcanic eruption Tuesday injured at least nine people at a ski resort in central Japan, officials said.

United States

Californians who fled mudslides may start going home Jan. 31

Authorities say they hope to start allowing residents to return by month's end to Southern California neighborhoods devastated by mudslides — if they can get most utilities restored by then.

Politics

Puerto Rico to privatize island's troubled power company

Puerto Rico’s governor announced Monday that he is privatizing the island’s government-owned power company following decades of mismanagement, corruption and blackouts.

United States

US orders extra air cargo screening for flights from Mideast

The U.S. aviation security agency has issued an emergency order requiring additional screening of cargo on flights departing for the United States from five Mideast countries.

United States

Fires in Ohio Walmart store lead to evacuation, probe

Authorities say a Walmart in suburban Cincinnati was evacuated after someone set multiple fires inside the store, including a flaming pile of pants and other clothing.

World

Philippines volcano sends huge plume of ash into sky, prompts warning from officials

The Philippines’ most-active volcano explosion Monday, sending a huge plume of gray ash, steam and lava fragments into the sky and prompting officials to warn that a major eruption may be imminent.

United States

Naked man shocks drivers, causes crash on Philadelphia interstate

Authorities have captured a naked man who they say walked in and out of traffic on a major highway in Philadelphia and threw various items at vehicles.

United States

California highway swamped by deadly mudslides reopens

California transportation officials say a key coastal highway swamped by deadly mudslides has reopened after a nearly two-week closure that caused traffic headaches across the region.

United States

California mudslides death toll rises after woman's body is found

The body of a Montecito woman was found Saturday, authorities said, raising the death toll of the Southern California mudslides to 21.

United States

The Latest: US 101 near reopening after California mudslide

The Latest on the aftermath of a mudslide in California (all times local): 5 p.m. Authorities say the key highway along the California coast has been cleared of debris and is a few days from reopening after a massive mudslide.

United States

The Latest: Ranchers among 1st to get to helicopter crash

The Latest on a helicopter crash in New Mexico that killed five people, including a Zimbabwean opposition leader (all times local): 1:13 p.m.

United States

Records paint bleak picture of suspect in serial killings

A man accused of killing nine people in metro Phoenix grew up in a household plagued by domestic violence, left home at 16 to live with his girlfriend and was in prison three years later for manslaughter after participating in a robbery at a strip club wh

World

Europe storm: Incredible videos show powerful winds wreaking havoc that killed 7

Stunning videos have emerged after a powerful storm slammed Europe Thursday with high winds and snow, killing at least 7 people in three countries while damaging large swathes of railways.

United States

Ohio man convicted in fire that killed 9 wants case tossed

An Ohio man convicted of setting a house fire that killed a woman and eight children at a birthday sleepover has asked a judge to throw out his conviction.

United States

Snowstorm pummels southeast, kills 10, including 8-month-old baby

Winter Storm Inga swept the South from Texas to Florida and even north to Massachusets on Wednesday, killing at least 10 people and wreaking havoc on flights.

United States

Police: Man who clashed with North Dakota officer arrested

Authorities have found the vehicle used by a man accused of trying to run over a police officer in North Dakota, but the suspect hasn't been found.

United States

Zimbabwe opposition leader Roy Bennett among 5 killed in New Mexico helicopter crash

Key Zimbabwean opposition leader Roy Bennett was one of five people killed when a helicopter crashed in a mountainous region of New Mexico, police said Thursday.

World

Powerful storm lashes Europe with high winds, leaves 7 dead amid travel chaos

A powerful storm spawned furious winds across Europe on Thursday, killing at least seven people in three countries while toppling trees, ripping roofs off buildings, and forcing the cancellation of hundreds of flights.

United States

Minnesota man charged with killing teen in clash over crash

Prosecutors have charged a Minnesota man with fatally shooting a 17-year-old boy in a confrontation over a traffic accident.

World

European leaders, facing growing public unease, toughen up on immigration

As politicians in America and across the globe lined up last week up to condemn Trump’s reported remarks calling certain African nations “s---hole countries,” there was a somewhat muted response in Europe -- a sign of how the political

United States

California suspect calls slain deputy's partner 'coward'

The suspect being tried in the slayings of two Northern California sheriff's deputies called one slain officer's partner a "coward" and repeatedly and profanely interrupted the start of his murder trial Tuesday.

United States

Federal authorities probing Ohio helicopter crash, 2 killed

Federal investigators will try to determine what caused the fatal crash of a helicopter used for inspecting power lines.

United States

Video shows drugged driver crashing car into 2nd story of Calif. building

Officials released a security video from the vantage point of a city bus capturing the dangerous crash early Sunday morning of a car in California hitting a divider at such a high speed that it launched into the second story of a nearby building.

United States

The Latest: President Trump monitoring California mudslides

The Latest on deadly California mudslides (all times local): 9:20 a.m.

United States

Amtrak train collides with SUV in North Carolina, killing pastor, wife, officials say

A well-known pastor and his wife were killed Sunday after an Amtrak train crashed into their SUV in North Carolina, officials said.

United States

Casino shuttle boat fire leaves 1 woman dead, 14 other people injured, officials say

At least one woman was killed after a casino shuttle boat went up in flames Sunday afternoon in the Gulf of Mexico off Florida — forcing more than 50 passengers to jump overboard into the shallow water.

United States

Residents grieve, commit to rebuilding after mudslides

Residents of mudslide-ravaged Montecito gathered to grieve, pay tribute to victims and commit to rebuilding their cherished community.

United States

Casino boat catches fire off Florida with 50 passengers aboard; 1 reported missing

Casino goers were dealt an unlucky hand on Sunday when a casino boat in Florida caught fire in the Gulf.

United States

Drugged driver crashes car into second story of California building, officials say

A California driver escaped a dangerous crash early Sunday morning after allegedly hitting a divider at such a high-speed that it launched the car into the second story of a nearby building.

United States

Body found, increasing California mudslides death toll to 20

Recovery crews slowly making progress digging away masses of mud, boulders and toppled trees in a California community that was ravaged by deadly mudslides, but officials said they've removed enough debris from creek canals to prevent another potential di

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