Insurance claims at $9 billion from California fires 2018-12-12T20:32:23Z 2018-12-12T06:11:32Z 2018-12-12T20:32:05Z Authorities estimate it will cost at least $3 billion to clear debris of 19,000 homes destroyed by California wildfires last month.
Official: California must mull home ban in fire-prone areas 2018-12-12T20:24:59Z 2018-12-11T19:11:28Z 2018-12-12T20:23:59Z California's top firefighter: Wildfires have become so unpredictable that government officials should consider banning home construction in particularly vulnerable areas.
The Latest: Insurance claims at $9 billion from fires 2018-12-12T19:15:36Z 2018-12-12T18:41:15Z 2018-12-12T19:14:42Z Insurance claims from last month's California wildfires already are at $9 billion. Magnitude 4.4 earthquake jolts Tennessee; felt in Atlanta 2018-12-12T17:44:43Z 2018-12-12T10:11:02Z 2018-12-12T17:43:47Z The U.S. Geological Survey says a magnitude 4.4 earthquake struck eastern Tennessee and could be felt in Atlanta.
The Latest: German minister stresses future for coal workers 2018-12-12T09:02:40Z 2018-12-11T10:01:17Z 2018-12-12T09:02:02Z Scientists are increasingly finding the fingerprints of climate change in droughts, storms and heatwaves, according to research published Tuesday.
Los Angeles-area development approved in fire-prone zone 2018-12-12T02:31:55Z 2018-12-11T22:41:27Z 2018-12-12T02:31:48Z Los Angeles County supervisors approved a massive housing project in fire-prone mountains as the state continues to recover from devastating wildfires.
California inferno gives rise to family-reuniting 'Angels' 2018-12-11T11:42:30Z 2018-12-10T14:48:09Z 2018-12-11T11:42:15Z In the aftermath of California's catastrophic wildfire, online sleuths known as 'angels' bring their skills to Paradise to reconnect friends and family with survivors.
The Latest: Catholic pilgrims bear climate change warning 2018-12-10T21:08:14Z 2018-12-10T11:28:07Z 2018-12-10T21:08:11Z An environmental group says at least 14 foreigners have been detained or deported by Poland's Border Guard since the start of the U.N. climate conference in the Polish city of Katowice. US states to meet at deadline on Colorado River drought plan 2018-12-10T18:33:23Z 2018-12-09T15:28:11Z 2018-12-10T18:33:21Z With drought continuing and reservoirs shrinking, seven Southwestern U.S. states that depend on the Colorado River had been expected to ink a crucial share-the-pain contingency plan by the end of 2018. Japan's economy contracts 2.5 pct in 3Q on weaker spending 2018-12-10T04:48:31Z 2018-12-10T03:18:31Z 2018-12-10T04:48:31Z Japan's economy shrank at an annualized rate of 2.5 percent in July-September, a worse contraction than preliminary data indicated last month. Dog that survived California wildfire guarded home for weeks 2018-12-09T16:09:25Z 2018-12-08T20:28:15Z 2018-12-09T16:09:24Z Dog that survived deadly Northern California wildfire apparently guarded his burned home for almost a month until his owner returned. Avalanche in Italian Alps kills French skier; other escapes 2018-12-08T19:18:53Z 2018-12-08T19:18:14Z 2018-12-08T19:18:52Z An avalanche in Italy's Alps has fatally struck a skier, but his girlfriend survived. Military officials unveil damage from powerful Alaska quake 2018-12-08T05:01:04Z 2018-12-07T22:08:02Z 2018-12-08T05:00:23Z Military officials at the sprawling Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson say last week's magnitude 7.0 earthquake near Anchorage caused multiple problems around the base, including damage to steel frameworks, ceilings, and sprinkler and heating systems.
Storm brings record rainfall, snow to Southern California 2018-12-07T21:30:12Z 2018-12-07T06:15:23Z 2018-12-07T21:30:09Z Authorities are keeping a worried eye on fire-scarred hillsides in Southern California after a storm brought flooding and prompted evacuation orders for hundreds of homes.
With 11 names left, search for wildfire missing winds down 2018-12-07T17:07:53Z 2018-12-04T23:49:34Z 2018-12-07T17:07:53Z The search for people unaccounted for after the deadliest U.S. wildfire in at least a century is winding down in California, with 11 names left on a list that once approached 1,300 and prompted fears that hundreds had died in the flames.
Children return to school 3 weeks after California wildfire 2018-12-07T17:06:44Z 2018-12-03T05:39:56Z 2018-12-07T17:06:29Z Monday marks a return to school and some semblance of routine for thousands of children who lost their homes when a deadly wildfire incinerated their hometowns in Northern California.
Some California fire victims were already living on the edge 2018-12-07T17:06:19Z 2018-12-06T20:20:55Z 2018-12-07T17:06:14Z The future is uncertain for many of those driven out by the deadly wildfire in Northern California, but it's uniquely challenging for those who were homeless or nearly so even before the flames swept through. Residents return to California town leveled by wildfire 2018-12-07T17:05:56Z 2018-12-05T15:49:51Z 2018-12-07T17:05:55Z Officials are allowing some residents of a California town leveled by a wildfire last month to return home.
Residents head back into California town leveled by wildfire 2018-12-07T17:05:50Z 2018-12-06T06:19:24Z 2018-12-07T17:05:49Z Some residents of a California town devastated by a catastrophic wildfire nearly a month ago were finally allowed to return home to sift through the charred remains in search of precious family heirlooms, photos and other possessions.
Residents continue assessing rare December tornado damage 2018-12-07T17:05:40Z 2018-12-03T10:13:02Z 2018-12-07T17:05:40Z Residents in central Illinois on Sunday assessed the damage after rare December tornadoes, including one the day before that was a half-mile-wide, ripped roofs off homes in Taylorville, downed power lines and injured at least 20 people.
Floods, mudslides as storm wallops Southern California 2018-12-07T17:05:34Z 2018-12-06T22:32:30Z 2018-12-07T17:05:34Z The second round of a fall storm dumped snow and rain that jammed traffic on Southern California highways and loosened hillsides in wildfire burn areas on Thursday.
Earthquake-weary Alaskans still grappling with damage 2018-12-07T17:05:12Z 2018-12-03T18:48:30Z 2018-12-07T17:05:07Z The Port of Anchorage doesn't appear to have suffered any damage in the Friday earthquake. New study explains creation of deadly California 'firenado' 2018-12-07T16:56:57Z 2018-12-06T03:29:12Z 2018-12-07T16:56:54Z A new study says a rare fire tornado that raged during the deadly Carr Fire in Northern California was created by a combination of scorching weather, erratic winds and an ice-topped cloud that towered miles into the atmosphere.
Could anyone have stopped gene-edited babies experiment? 2018-12-07T16:56:26Z 2018-12-02T15:07:59Z 2018-12-07T16:56:00Z Scientific consensus and regulations in much of the world prohibit making genetic changes that could be passed to future generations. But nothing stopped the Chinese researcher from helping to make the world's first gene-edited babies.
Alaska putting together pieces after massive earthquake 2018-12-07T16:54:48Z 2018-12-02T04:38:21Z 2018-12-07T16:54:48Z Life is slowly settling down in Alaska following a powerful earthquake that rattled buildings, disrupted power and caused heavy damage to the only highway that goes north of Anchorage.
Whale songs and war: The less talked-about climate impacts 2018-12-07T16:45:30Z 2018-12-01T14:57:14Z 2018-12-07T16:45:29Z Climate change is more than rising temps. It also has a hand in altering whale songs, flowering plants and civil war. Magnitude 7.5 quake strikes in Pacific near New Caledonia 2018-12-07T16:29:07Z 2018-12-05T05:10:03Z 2018-12-07T16:29:01Z A powerful magnitude 7.5 earthquake has struck in the ocean near the Pacific nation of New Caledonia, prompting authorities to warn of a tsunami threat to nearby islands.
The Latest: Seismic expert: Alaska uses stringent standards 2018-12-07T15:47:30Z 2018-12-01T21:38:25Z 2018-12-07T15:47:27Z Anchorage Mayor Ethan Berkowitz says the city is on the road to returning to normal a day after a magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck.
Rare December tornadoes reported in central US, killing 1 2018-12-07T15:34:51Z 2018-12-02T18:30:44Z 2018-12-07T15:33:24Z Residents in central Illinois are assessing the damage of rare December tornados that ripped roofs off homes, downed power lines and injured at 20 people.
California wildfire emissions equal year of power pollution 2018-12-07T00:10:07Z 2018-11-30T21:36:51Z 2018-12-07T00:10:06Z U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke says wildfires in California in 2018 released roughly the same amount of carbon emissions as are produced each year to provide electricity to the state.
El Nino teases as Southwestern US remains in drought 2018-12-06T23:00:46Z 2018-11-30T17:23:12Z 2018-12-06T23:00:45Z National climate experts have been watching and waiting but El Nino has only been teasing, leaving the American Southwest to hang on longer until the weather pattern develops and brings more moisture to the drought-stricken region.
Strict building codes helped Anchorage withstand quake 2018-12-03T05:18:37Z 2018-12-02T01:57:38Z 2018-12-03T05:18:37Z Strict building codes helped Anchorage withstand powerful earthquake.
Alaska quake damage could have been much worse, experts say 2018-12-03T03:50:06Z 2018-12-01T04:57:12Z 2018-12-03T03:50:05Z Anchorage is reeling after powerful, back-to-back earthquakes ripped apart highways, cracked buildings and rattled people's nerves around Anchorage.
Number of missing after California fire dwindles to 49 2018-12-03T02:30:13Z 2018-12-01T19:37:21Z 2018-12-03T02:30:13Z The number of people listed as missing after Northern California's catastrophic wildfire has whittled down to 49. State takes over failing insurer after California wildfire 2018-12-01T12:38:51Z 2018-12-01T01:56:59Z 2018-12-01T12:38:50Z State regulators are taking over an insurance company that can't pay out all expected claims after a massive Northern California wildfire.
Some of those 'missing' after California fire are just fine 2018-12-01T05:39:04Z 2018-11-29T19:56:08Z 2018-12-01T05:39:04Z Nearly 200 people are on the official list of those missing after Northern California's catastrophic wildfire. But at least some of them are just fine. The Latest: Thousands without power after major Alaska quake 2018-12-01T05:21:22Z 2018-11-30T18:09:08Z 2018-12-01T05:21:22Z The National Tsunami Warning Center has issued a tsunami warning for coastal zones of southern Alaska following an earthquake that rocked buildings in downtown Anchorage. Back-to-back earthquakes shatter roads and windows in Alaska 2018-12-01T05:19:38Z 2018-11-30T17:56:42Z 2018-12-01T05:19:38Z A 6.6 magnitude earthquake has rocked buildings in Anchorage and caused lamp posts and trees to sway, prompting people to run out of offices and seek shelter under office desks.
Fire-scarred California areas escape large-scale rain damage 2018-11-30T22:05:03Z 2018-11-30T06:47:05Z 2018-11-30T22:05:03Z Flash flood waters receded after heavy downpours inundated roads and forced evacuations in a wildfire-scarred area of Northern California.
Flooding hits Northern California area scarred by wildfire 2018-11-30T06:51:01Z 2018-11-29T22:56:14Z 2018-11-30T06:51:01Z Officials say flash flooding has hit a wildfire-scarred area of Northern California and swift water rescue teams have been deployed.
The Latest: Mudslide prompts evacuation order in Malibu 2018-11-30T02:40:22Z 2018-11-29T22:36:36Z 2018-11-30T02:40:21Z Officials say flash flooding has hit a wildfire-scarred area of Northern California and swift water rescue teams have been deployed.
Some California evacuation orders could be lifted next week 2018-11-29T15:00:22Z 2018-11-28T22:06:32Z 2018-11-29T15:00:22Z Pacific Gas & Electric Co. said in a new filing with the state that it determined weather conditions were no longer dangerous enough to warrant a massive power shut off on Nov. 8 _ a decision that came as a massive fire was tearing through a town.
Hurricane, bowl bids has Gamecocks, Hokies, Wolfpack playing 2018-11-28T23:09:33Z 2018-11-28T07:46:26Z 2018-11-28T23:09:33Z Hurricane Florence, bowl season make for odd South Carolina and Virginia Tech are closing their seasons at home a week later than usual with makeup games cancelled by Hurricane Florence.
Back-to-back crises boost California sheriff's profile 2018-11-28T22:11:29Z 2018-11-28T06:16:44Z 2018-11-28T22:11:27Z A Northern California sheriff's popularity is growing after playing a central role in two major crises. Stevie Wonder announces plan to help California fire victims 2018-11-28T18:37:49Z 2018-11-28T02:16:08Z 2018-11-28T18:37:48Z Stevie Wonder wants to raise money through a benefit concert for California fire victims impacted by the catastrophic wildfires.
Judge to utility: Explain any role in deadly California fire 2018-11-28T09:09:15Z 2018-11-27T22:16:19Z 2018-11-28T09:09:15Z A U.S. judge overseeing a criminal case involving Pacific Gas & Electric Co. is asking the utility to explain any role it may have played in a massive wildfire that destroyed a Northern California town.
California man gets word of pardon after fire destroys home 2018-11-28T05:43:55Z 2018-11-27T18:46:17Z 2018-11-28T05:43:55Z Exactly 24 years after he was sentenced to jail time and probation for a drug conviction as a teenager, a man whose home was destroyed in a deadly Northern California wildfire learned he had been granted a pardon.
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