Natural disasters

Rescuers search a damaged building in Durres, western Albania, Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2019. The death toll from a powerful earthquake in Albania has risen to 25 overnight as local and international rescue crews continue to search collapsed buildings for survivors. (AP Photo/Visar Kryeziu)
November 27, 2019 - 6:16 am
DURRES, Albania (AP) — Stopping at intervals to listen for the sounds of survivors, local and international rescue crews searched through the rubble of collapsed buildings Wednesday, a day after a deadly earthquake in Albania killed at least 26 people and injured more than 650. Among those...
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November 27, 2019 - 4:53 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A powerful undersea earthquake rattled Greece’s southern island of Crete on Wednesday and was felt in the southern mainland, but there were no initial reports of damage or injuries. The U.S. Geological Survey gave a preliminary magnitude of 6.0 for the quake, while Greece’s...
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Meg Jones cleans the snow off her car outside her house on 2nd Avenue in Scottsbluff, Neb., Tuesday morning, Nov. 16, 2019. "I'm glad we don't have school," the Scottsbluff High School junior said. The snow started falling Monday late afternoon and continued through Tuesday morning. (Brad Staman/The Star-Herald via AP)
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November 26, 2019 - 7:55 pm
DENVER (AP) — Heavy snow and wind shut down highways Tuesday in Colorado and Wyoming, closed schools in Nebraska and forced more than 1,000 travelers to sleep overnight in Denver’s airport after hundreds of flights were canceled just as Thanksgiving travel moved into high gear. The storm was...
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A pedestrian makes her way across empty Speer Blvd. as a storm packing snow and high winds sweeps in over the region Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019, in Denver. Stores, schools and government offices were closed or curtailed their hours while on another front, Thanksgiving Day travellers were forced to wrestle with snow-packed roads and flight delays or cancellations throughout the intermountain West. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
November 26, 2019 - 5:23 pm
DENVER (AP) — The Latest on the wintry weather in the U.S. (all times local): 4:25 p.m. One person has been killed, and two others have been injured in a multi-vehicle crash during a powerful snowstorm that moved through Colorado. Colorado State Patrol Trooper Gary Cutler says a tractor-trailer...
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A DC-10 air tanker drops retardant to slow the Cave Fire burning in Los Padres National Forest, Calif., above Santa Barbara on Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)
November 26, 2019 - 4:39 pm
GOLETA, Calif. (AP) — Most of the thousands of people who fled a raging California wildfire in the mountains north of Santa Barbara were told they could return home Tuesday as an approaching storm offered hope the flames would be doused. About 4,000 of the nearly 5,500 evacuees were affected when...
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Rescuers search at a damaged building after a magnitude 6.4 earthquake in Thumane, western Albania, Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019. Rescue crews used excavators to search for survivors trapped in toppled apartment buildings Tuesday after a powerful pre-dawn earthquake in Albania killed at least 14 people and injured more than 600. (AP Photo/Hektor Pustina)
November 26, 2019 - 11:37 am
DURRES, Albania (AP) — Rescue crews with excavators searched for survivors trapped in toppled apartment buildings and hotels Tuesday as the death toll from a powerful pre-dawn earthquake in Albania climbed to 20, with more than 600 people injured. The magnitude-6.4 quake was felt across the...
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Rescuers search at a damaged building after a magnitude 6.4 earthquake in Thumane, western Albania, Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019. Rescue crews used excavators to search for survivors trapped in toppled apartment buildings after a powerful pre-dawn earthquake in Albania killed at least six people and injured more than 300. (AP Photo/Visar Kryeziu)
November 26, 2019 - 7:44 am
TIRANA, Albania (AP) — The Latest on a strong earthquake in Albania (all times local): 1:35 p.m. Albania’s Defense Ministry has reported two more dead in the western port city of Durres following an early morning earthquake, taking the confirmed death toll to 16. The ministry said only that the...
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November 26, 2019 - 7:15 am
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Local officials in Congo say at least 32 people are dead in and around the capital, Kinshasa, after days of heavy rains caused flooding and landslides. Jean Nsaka, the magistrate in Lemba, said Tuesday that overnight rains killed at least 15 people and caused significant...
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Water reaches the houses after the Ticino river overflowed its banks, in Pavia, Italy, Monday, Nov. 25, 2019. Officially say at least seven people died as heavy rain slammed the Riviera coasts of France and Italy, trapping travelers in their cars, as well as parts of western Greece. Some roads remained closed Monday on the French Riviera, and rivers were still rising in Italy after the weekend flooding. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)
November 25, 2019 - 2:27 pm
ROME (AP) — The Latest on severe weather in Europe (all times local): 6:15 p.m. Greek state television says another two people have died in storms lashing parts of the country, bringing the death toll to four. ERT TV said late Monday that both deaths happened in the eastern Aegean Sea islands. On...
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FILE - In this Dec. 16, 2017, file photo provided by the Santa Barbara County Fire Department, flames burn near power lines in Sycamore Canyon near West Mountain Drive in Montecito, Calif. California says sparks from power lines and other electrical equipment caused many of the state’s major wildfires in 2017 and 2018. Federal officials have awarded $176 million over several years to help states and territories bury power lines. (Mike Eliason/Santa Barbara County Fire Department via AP, File)
November 25, 2019 - 12:12 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Trees toppling onto above-ground power lines spark wildfires, more than 1,000 of them in the last decade in California alone. The wires snap in blizzards and hurricanes, causing dayslong outages. Everywhere, power poles topple in all kinds of disasters, blocking escape routes...
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