Tornado stuns Iowa town but residents say they'll rebuild 2018-07-21T19:18:47Z 2018-07-20T06:51:07Z 2018-07-21T19:17:16Z Flurry of unexpected tornadoes swept through central Iowa, injuring at least 17 people, flattening buildings in three cities and forcing a hospital evacuation.
EU nations help Sweden as wildfires rage above Arctic Circle 2018-07-21T15:08:03Z 2018-07-20T14:17:03Z 2018-07-21T15:08:00Z Swedish prime minister says the government is ready to take all necessary means to put out the dozens of raging wildfires across with international help from several European nations in what are described as Sweden's most serious wildfires in decades.
Hawaii town hopes lava tourism will bring economic relief 2018-07-21T14:23:44Z 2018-07-19T05:20:37Z 2018-07-21T14:23:41Z Authorities in Hawaii want to set up a site where the public can view lava erupting from Kilauea volcano.
Bear cub burned by Colorado wildfire healing, gaining weight 2018-07-21T14:23:34Z 2018-07-20T23:45:32Z 2018-07-21T14:23:34Z An orphaned bear cub burned by a Colorado wildfire is healing and gaining weight. Doctors Without Borders closing 2 hospitals in Haiti capital 2018-07-20T20:59:55Z 2018-07-20T17:59:01Z 2018-07-20T20:59:55Z Aid group Doctors Without Borders is closing an obstetrics hospital in the Haitian capital that it opened in the aftermath of the devastating January 2010 earthquake. Work on NYC tunnels complete 6 years after Superstorm Sandy 2018-07-20T20:01:55Z 2018-07-20T19:59:52Z 2018-07-20T20:01:52Z Work to restore and upgrade the Hugh L. Carey and Queens Midtown tunnels is complete six years after they were badly damaged during Superstorm Sandy. Contractor gets prison term for defrauding Sandy victims 2018-07-20T19:36:56Z 2018-07-20T19:31:48Z 2018-07-20T19:36:56Z A contractor convicted of scamming dozens of New Jersey homeowners out of nearly $2 million following Superstorm Sandy has been sentenced to 10 years in state prison.
Melting of glacier causes flash floods in Pakistan's north 2018-07-20T18:09:07Z 2018-07-20T18:05:28Z 2018-07-20T18:09:04Z Pakistani officials say the melting of a glacier has unleashed landslides and floods in the country's northern district of Ghizer, inundating dozens of homes and displacing hundreds of people.
Turmoil slows rebuilding of Puerto Rico's power grid 2018-07-20T12:59:37Z 2018-07-19T19:00:02Z 2018-07-20T12:58:18Z Ten months after Hurricane Maria destroyed Puerto Rico's electric grid, the agency responsible for rebuilding it is in chaos and more than $1 billion in federal funds meant to strengthen the system before the next hurricane is going unspent.
Hawaii lava boat tours continue after explosion, injuries 2018-07-19T05:32:28Z 2018-07-17T06:41:49Z 2018-07-19T05:32:28Z Hawaii tour boat operators plan to continue taking visitors to see lava, but will follow the Coast Guard's revised policy and stay farther away after an explosion caused molten rock to barrel through the roof of a vessel, injuring 23 people. Tractor operator dies trying to suppress Oregon wildfire 2018-07-19T05:18:18Z 2018-07-19T05:16:51Z 2018-07-19T05:18:18Z Authorities say it appears a tractor operator died while trying to restrain a wildfire that scorched 70 square miles (181 kilometers) in little more than 24 hours in the Pacific Northwest.
The Latest: Oregon wildfire grows to 70 square miles 2018-07-19T04:23:13Z 2018-07-18T23:54:49Z 2018-07-19T04:23:14Z One person has been found dead near a tractor in a field that was consumed by a wildfire in Oregon.
1 dead as latest fire portends explosive Northwest season 2018-07-19T00:51:44Z 2018-07-18T21:03:03Z 2018-07-19T00:51:44Z A fast-moving grass fire fueled by gusting winds in the Pacific Northwest has forced dozens of households to evacuate and prompted Oregon Gov. Kate Brown to declare an emergency.
Scenic California highway near Big Sur reopens after slide 2018-07-18T21:46:30Z 2018-07-18T15:56:17Z 2018-07-18T21:46:31Z California transportation officials say an iconic stretch of Highway 1 in the scenic Big Sur coastal region that was blocked last year by a massive landslide is ready to reopen to traffic.
Smoke clogs Yosemite Valley as firefighters battle blaze 2018-07-18T17:16:12Z 2018-07-17T17:06:58Z 2018-07-18T17:16:07Z Hot and dry weather is hindering efforts to slow the growth of a wildfire near Yosemite National Park that killed a California firefighter.
Dozens of wildfires rage in Sweden amid Nordic heat wave 2018-07-18T16:35:56Z 2018-07-18T16:19:14Z 2018-07-18T16:35:54Z Sweden fighting to put out dozens of raging wildfires, gets EU to help with Italian water-bombing planes.
Fire turns Yosemite National Park smoky, hurts businesses 2018-07-17T09:45:51Z 2018-07-16T19:05:52Z 2018-07-17T09:45:51Z A deadly wildfire near Yosemite National Park has shrouded the popular destination in smoke, but tourists could still use all trails, campgrounds, lodges and restaurants. Lava crashes through roof of Hawaii tour boat, injuring 23 2018-07-17T06:45:13Z 2018-07-16T20:35:06Z 2018-07-17T06:45:13Z Hawaii officials say an explosion sent lava flying through the roof of a tour boat off the Big Island, injuring at least 13 people.
Deadly fire shuts down key route to Yosemite National Park 2018-07-16T18:54:46Z 2018-07-15T18:04:19Z 2018-07-16T18:54:29Z A wildfire that killed a California firefighter has grown quickly and forced the closure of a key route into Yosemite National Park.
Firefighter killed in wildfire near Yosemite National Park 2018-07-15T12:51:24Z 2018-07-14T22:36:45Z 2018-07-15T12:51:22Z California fire officials say a firefighter has been killed while battling a wildfire burning near Yosemite National Park. Funding will help finish Houston-area flood-control projects 2018-07-12T10:51:16Z 2018-07-09T21:43:58Z 2018-07-12T10:51:14Z Officials in the Texas county hardest hit by Hurricane Harvey say $5 billion in federal funding that's been awarded to Texas in the wake of last year's deadly storm will finally help them finish major flood control projects.
Abe visiting flood-hit western Japan as deaths reach 176 2018-07-11T18:46:40Z 2018-07-11T03:09:33Z 2018-07-11T18:46:40Z 176 confirmed dead after last week's heavy rains in western Japan as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visits a hard-hit city.
Illegal fires ignite massive Colorado blazes, spur arrests 2018-07-11T17:37:51Z 2018-07-09T22:04:24Z 2018-07-11T17:37:11Z A small fire that was set illegally and left unattended likely ignited a destructive blaze in Colorado that destroyed several homes.
Baby killed, dozens hurt when tornado hits North Dakota city 2018-07-11T08:11:53Z 2018-07-11T03:40:10Z 2018-07-11T08:11:54Z A newborn baby was killed and more than two dozen people were injured when a tornado whipped through a northwestern North Dakota city. Crews gaining on huge Nevada wildfire visible from space 2018-07-11T02:22:42Z 2018-07-10T22:59:04Z 2018-07-11T02:22:37Z More than 600 firefighters slowed the progress Tuesday of a massive wildfire in a remote part of northern Nevada that poses no immediate threat to any populated areas but is generating so much heat and smoke that it's now visible from space. The Latest: NASA says Nevada wildfire visible from space 2018-07-10T21:43:34Z 2018-07-10T21:40:58Z 2018-07-10T21:43:05Z NASA says smoke from a massive wildfire burning in northern Nevada is visible from space. A NASA satellite captured infrared imaging of the fire that has burned nearly 700 square miles of remote rangeland _ an area almost half the size of Rhode Island.
Many out of power, water in flood-hit Japan; over 150 dead 2018-07-10T16:44:03Z 2018-07-10T00:59:17Z 2018-07-10T16:44:04Z Rescuers are combing through mud-covered hillsides and near riverbanks to look for dozens still missing after heavy rains caused flooding and mudslides in southwestern Japan, where the death toll has risen to 122. The Latest: 155 confirmed dead as Japan searches for missing 2018-07-10T10:11:01Z 2018-07-10T04:50:47Z 2018-07-10T10:11:02Z Japan's government says at least 134 people have been confirmed dead from the heavy rains, floods and mudslides that have struck western Japan. California fire kills 1 as heat stokes blazes in Western US 2018-07-09T21:56:15Z 2018-07-06T17:28:36Z 2018-07-09T21:55:17Z A fire official says a person has died in a fast-moving blaze near the California-Oregon border.
Rescuers search for dozens still missing after Japan floods 2018-07-09T20:56:24Z 2018-07-09T00:28:20Z 2018-07-09T20:56:25Z People are preparing for risky search and cleanup efforts in southwestern Japan, where several days of heavy rainfall has set off flooding and landslides in a widespread area.
Crews battle destructive wildfires raging in US West 2018-07-09T17:04:16Z 2018-07-09T03:53:38Z 2018-07-09T17:04:09Z Firefighters have been able to build containment around several destructive wildfires burning in California.
The Latest: EU chief suggests moving Japan summit to Tokyo 2018-07-09T10:32:06Z 2018-07-09T03:33:32Z 2018-07-09T10:31:50Z The Japanese government says at least 100 people have died or are presumed dead from the heavy rains, floods and mudslides that have struck western Japan. Remnant of Tropical Storm Beryl dissipates after Dominica 2018-07-09T07:53:30Z 2018-07-08T04:06:38Z 2018-07-09T07:53:10Z Tropical Storm Beryl is moving rapidly westward toward the Lesser Antilles at the eastern entrance of the Caribbean Sea.
The Latest: Containment grows on California's largest fire 2018-07-09T02:34:10Z 2018-07-09T02:33:29Z 2018-07-09T02:34:11Z Firefighters are making significant progress on a wildfire in California that has burned more than a dozen structures and blackened over 141 square miles.
Wildfires rage through California amid heat rage 2018-07-08T23:39:43Z 2018-07-07T07:12:41Z 2018-07-08T23:39:43Z Wildfires that have destroyed dozens of buildings and caused at least one death continue to ravage California as a heat wave sweeps the southern part of the state.
Death toll climbs to 76 as heavy rains hammer southern Japan 2018-07-08T23:08:29Z 2018-07-08T01:00:35Z 2018-07-08T23:08:29Z Heavy rainfall is hammering southern Japan for the third day, prompting new disaster warnings on Kyushu and Shikoku islands as local media report the death toll has risen to 54 with 44 people missing. Beryl weakens to tropical storm en route to Caribbean 2018-07-08T02:46:40Z 2018-07-07T04:06:58Z 2018-07-08T02:46:39Z Newly formed Hurricane Beryl is on a path that should carry it over the Lesser Antilles at the end of the weekend and into the eastern Caribbean, bringing a new threat to islands still rebuilding from last year's storms.
38 dead, nearly 50 reported missing as heavy rain hits Japan 2018-07-07T18:08:45Z 2018-07-07T12:52:36Z 2018-07-07T18:08:45Z Torrents of rainfall and flooding are battering a widespread area in southwestern Japan, with public broadcaster NHK saying 38 people are dead and 47 missing.
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