Natural disasters

Hawaii Gov. David Ige speaks to supporters at his campaign headquarters, Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018, in Honolulu. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia)
August 12, 2018 - 6:27 am
HONOLULU (AP) — Despite a challenging first term marked by both natural and man-made disasters, Hawaii Gov. David Ige won the Democratic primary in his bid for a second term in office Saturday, defeating U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa. Ige's administration fumbled through a false missile alert that...
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August 11, 2018 - 12:26 pm
TIRANA, Albania (AP) — An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.1 struck off northern Albania on Saturday, damaging some buildings, authorities said. Albania's Institute of Geosciences, Energy, Water and Environment reported that the quake occurred at 5:38 p.m. (1538 GMT) some 40 kilometers...
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A truck and a street are covered in fire retardant dropped by an air tanker as crews battle a wildfire Friday, Aug. 10, 2018, in Lake Elsinore, Calif. Firefighters fought to spare homes Friday from a growing Southern California forest fire, a day after flames came perilously close to neighborhoods and destroyed one house. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
August 10, 2018 - 10:34 pm
LAKE ELSINORE, Calif. (AP) — Firefighters fought to spare homes Friday from a growing Southern California forest fire, a day after flames came perilously close to neighborhoods and destroyed one house. Gov. Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency for Orange and Riverside counties as the fire...
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Motorists ride past buildings ruined by Sunday's earthquake in Pamenang, Lombok Island, Indonesia, Friday, Aug. 10, 2018. The north of the popular resort island has been devastated by Sunday's earthquake, damaging thousands of buildings and killing a large number of people. (AP Photo/Fauzy Chaniago)
August 10, 2018 - 9:34 pm
TANJUNG, Indonesia (AP) — Scientists say the powerful Indonesian earthquake that killed more than 300 people lifted the island it struck by as much as 25 centimeters (10 inches). Using satellite images of Lombok from the days following the Aug. 5 quake, scientists from NASA and the California...
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A home appears cut off as a torrent of water rushes past, in Saint Ambroix, France, Thursday Aug. 9, 2018. Heavy rain has caused flash flooding, transforming rivers and streams into torrents, the interior minister Gerard Collomb said on Thursday. (Loic Spadafora via AP)
August 10, 2018 - 8:37 am
PARIS (AP) — The Latest on floods and poor weather in Europe (all times local): 2:25 p.m. A British man vacationing in the southern French region of Gard has told a British broadcaster that a campsite and restaurants were completely destroyed by flash flooding on Thursday. Tom Bryan told Britain's...
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A woman collects some of her children's clothes in the ruin of her home destroyed by an earthquake in North Lombok, Indonesia, Friday, Aug.10, 2018. The north of Lombok was devastated by the powerful quake that struck Sunday night, damaging thousands of buildings and killing a large number of people. (AP Photo/Firdia Lisnawati)
August 10, 2018 - 6:25 am
MATARAM, Indonesia (AP) — After a deadly earthquake devastated the Indonesian island of Lombok last weekend, Husni Handayani thought the worst was over. The powerful quake claimed hundreds of lives, wounded thousands more and displaced over 270,000 people. But it left her own home in the provincial...
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Muslim men perform Friday Prayer as houses ruined by Sunday's earthquake are seen in the background at a makeshift mosque in Pamenang, Lombok Island, Indonesia, Friday, Aug. 10, 2018. The north of the popular resort island has been devastated by the magnitude 7.0 quake that struck Sunday night, damaging thousands of buildings and killing a large number of people. (AP Photo/Fauzy Chaniago)
August 10, 2018 - 4:47 am
TANJUNG, Indonesia (AP) — On Indonesia's earthquake-devastated Lombok island, people are reeling as they mourn more than 300 dead and sleep in makeshift shelters, but foremost in the minds of some is rebuilding the collapsed mosques that were the heart of their communities. Dozens of villagers in...
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Spanish firefighters try to extinguish a wildfire in Pinet village, near Valencia Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018. Spanish firefighters are still working to bring under control a forest blaze near Valencia. (AP Photo/Alberto Saiz)
August 10, 2018 - 4:26 am
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Authorities in Portugal say they have brought under control a major wildfire in the south of the country after a weeklong effort. The Civil Protection Agency said Friday that almost 1,400 firefighters and nearly 450 vehicles are still at the scene to prevent flare-ups. The...
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A dull haze fills the air around the San Francisco Bay Bridge and Oakland, Calif., Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018. Blazes in Northern California and near Yosemite National Park have caused air quality to worsen in cities miles away. (AP Photo/Lorin Eleni Gill)
August 09, 2018 - 8:13 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A dull haze and the faint smell of smoke from distant blazes have blanketed many California cities for two weeks, forcing summer campers to stay inside, obscuring normally bright skylines and leaving cars covered with ash. Smoky air from blowing winds is nothing new in...
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An Indonesian girl who was injured in Sunday's earthquake reacts as she is being examined by a paramedic at a makeshift hospital in Kayangan, North Lombok, Indonesia, Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018. Four days after the quake killed a large number of people of people and displaced hundreds of thousands more, injured survivors cut off by landslides, broken bridges and vast distances are still emerging from the countryside, struggling to reach the help they desperately need. (AP Photo/Fauzy Chaniago)
August 09, 2018 - 7:44 pm
KAYANGAN, Indonesia (AP) — Falling rubble instantly paralyzed Mary Andoni from the waist down when Indonesia was shaken by one of its deadliest earthquakes in years. But there was nobody in her destroyed village to get her the help she needed. There were too many other injured and dead. "It was...
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