World

Philippines volcano lava display one of the biggest yet as alert level rises, scientists say

The Philippines' most active volcano erupted three more times Tuesday, with one blast generating one of most massive lava displays since it started acting up more than a week ago, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology says.

United States

Alaska earthquake prompts tsunami warning

A magnitude 8.2 earthquake off Alaska's Kodiak Island prompted a tsunami warning for a large swath of coastal Alaska and Canada's British Columbia while the remainder of the U.S. West Coast was under a watch.

United States

The Latest: Official: Seek high ground amid tsunami warning

The Latest on an Alaska earthquake that prompted a tsunami warning for coastal Alaska, Canada's British Columbia and the West Coast of the U.S. (all times local): 2 a.m.

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.

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

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

The Latest: Murder charge filed in college student's killing

The Latest on the killing of a University of Pennsylvania student in California (all times local): 8:44 a.m.

United States

Suit targets California utilities over deadly mudslides

Officials say seven people remain hospitalized a week after they were injured in mudslides that devastated the coastal California town of Montecito, killing 20.

United States

Officials: Small earthquake felt in Missouri, Tennessee

The U.S. Geological Survey says a 3.6 magnitude earthquake has been recorded in southeastern Missouri.

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.

World

Collapse of Colombian bridge leaves 9 workers dead

Colombian officials say 10 workers died after a bridge they were building outside the nation's capital collapsed.

United States

Slow-moving landslide has Washington town on high alert

A slow-moving landslide in a fertile farming region in Washington state has forced evacuations as officials prepare for what they say is inevitable — the collapse of a ridge that sits above a few dozen homes and a key highway.

United States

Dramatic video shows Georgia firefighter catching child dropped from burning building

A Georgia firefighter is being hailed as a hero after dramatic video earlier this month captured him catching a child being thrown from a burning apartment.

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

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.

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