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  • Cyclone Mekunu pounds Yemen island on its path to Oman

    Cyclone Mekunu pounds Yemen island on its path to Oman

    Thursday, May 24 2018 5:04 PM EDT2018-05-24 21:04:56 GMT
    Yemeni island of Socotra pounded by Cyclone Mekunu, on a path to strike Oman this weekend.Full Story
    Yemeni island of Socotra pounded by Cyclone Mekunu, on a path to strike Oman this weekend.Full Story
  • Obituary: Tornado chaser wants ashes launched into a twister

    Obituary: Tornado chaser wants ashes launched into a twister

    Thursday, May 24 2018 4:42 PM EDT2018-05-24 20:42:31 GMT
    Missouri storm chaser leaves unique directive in his obituary: Launch his ashes into a tornado because "that'll be fun!!!!".Full Story
    Missouri storm chaser leaves unique directive in his obituary: Launch his ashes into a tornado because "that'll be fun!!!!".Full Story
  • New US weather satellite can't keep cool, could hurt photos

    New US weather satellite can't keep cool, could hurt photos

    Thursday, May 24 2018 2:37 PM EDT2018-05-24 18:37:21 GMT
    The nation's newest weather satellite, launched less than three months ago, has a serious cooling problem.Full Story
    The nation's newest weather satellite, launched less than three months ago, has a serious cooling problem.Full Story
  • 'Eerie' blue flames burn in cracks caused by Hawaii volcano

    'Eerie' blue flames burn in cracks caused by Hawaii volcano

    Thursday, May 24 2018 2:37 PM EDT2018-05-24 18:37:20 GMT
    (U.S. Geological Survey via AP). This photo from video from the U.S. Geological Survey shows blue burning flames of methane gas erupting through cracks on Kahukai Street in the Leilani Estates neighborhood of Pahoa on the island of Hawaii during the ov...(U.S. Geological Survey via AP). This photo from video from the U.S. Geological Survey shows blue burning flames of methane gas erupting through cracks on Kahukai Street in the Leilani Estates neighborhood of Pahoa on the island of Hawaii during the ov...
    Scientists in Hawaii have captured rare images of blue methane flames burning from cracks in the pavement as Kilauea volcano gushes lava in the background.Full Story
    Scientists in Hawaii have captured rare images of blue methane flames burning from cracks in the pavement as Kilauea volcano gushes lava in the background.Full Story
  • Officials: Efforts failing to save US West sagebrush land

    Officials: Efforts failing to save US West sagebrush land

    Thursday, May 24 2018 2:37 PM EDT2018-05-24 18:37:12 GMT
    (AP Photo/Don Ryan, File). FILE - In this Aug. 5, 2015 file photo, fire engulfs sagebrush near Roosevelt, Wash. Federal officials say they're losing the battle against a devastating combination of invasive plant species and wildfires in the vast sagebr...(AP Photo/Don Ryan, File). FILE - In this Aug. 5, 2015 file photo, fire engulfs sagebrush near Roosevelt, Wash. Federal officials say they're losing the battle against a devastating combination of invasive plant species and wildfires in the vast sagebr...
    Officials say they're losing the battle against a devastating combination of invasive plant species and wildfires in the vast sagebrush habitats in the U.S. West that support cattle ranching and recreation and are...Full Story
    Officials say they're losing the battle against a devastating combination of invasive plant species and wildfires in the vast sagebrush habitats in the U.S. West that support cattle ranching and recreation and are home to an imperiled bird.Full Story
  • The Latest: US Southwest victim of dryness, rising temps

    The Latest: US Southwest victim of dryness, rising temps

    Thursday, May 24 2018 2:37 PM EDT2018-05-24 18:37:04 GMT
    (AP photo/Dan Elliott, File). FILE - In this July 25, 2017, file photo, rafters float down the Colorado River near Moab, Utah. Rivers are drying up, popular mountain recreation spots are closing and water restrictions are in full swing as a persistent ...(AP photo/Dan Elliott, File). FILE - In this July 25, 2017, file photo, rafters float down the Colorado River near Moab, Utah. Rivers are drying up, popular mountain recreation spots are closing and water restrictions are in full swing as a persistent ...
    Rivers are drying up, popular mountain recreation spots are closing and water restrictions are in full swing as a persistent drought is intensifying its grip on pockets of the American Southwest.Full Story
    Rivers are drying up, popular mountain recreation spots are closing and water restrictions are in full swing as a persistent drought is intensifying its grip on pockets of the American Southwest.Full Story
  • The Latest: Images show residents sheltering from cyclone

    The Latest: Images show residents sheltering from cyclone

    Thursday, May 24 2018 12:37 PM EDT2018-05-24 16:37:41 GMT
    Images circulated online from Yemen's Socotra island show soaking wet residents attempting to find shelter from Cyclone Mekunu, which pounded the area on its path toward Oman.Full Story
    Images circulated online from Yemen's Socotra island show soaking wet residents attempting to find shelter from Cyclone Mekunu, which pounded the area on its path toward Oman.Full Story
  • Maui's Kapalua Bay Beach tops Dr. Beach's best beach list

    Maui's Kapalua Bay Beach tops Dr. Beach's best beach list

    Thursday, May 24 2018 11:36 AM EDT2018-05-24 15:36:47 GMT
    (Tor Johnson/Hawaii Tourism Authority via AP). This undated photo provided by the Hawaii Tourism Authority shows a view of the Kapalua coastline in Maui, Hawaii. Kapalua Bay Beach is No. 1 on the list of best beaches for the summer of 2018 compiled by ...(Tor Johnson/Hawaii Tourism Authority via AP). This undated photo provided by the Hawaii Tourism Authority shows a view of the Kapalua coastline in Maui, Hawaii. Kapalua Bay Beach is No. 1 on the list of best beaches for the summer of 2018 compiled by ...
    A crescent-shaped beach on Maui scores the top slot on Dr. Beach's annual list of best beaches _ and don't worry, it's nowhere near the volcano.Full Story
    A crescent-shaped beach on Maui scores the top slot on Dr. Beach's annual list of best beaches _ and don't worry, it's nowhere near the volcano.Full Story
  • Hawaii volcano generates blue flames from burning methane

    Hawaii volcano generates blue flames from burning methane

    Thursday, May 24 2018 1:55 AM EDT2018-05-24 05:55:02 GMT
    (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong). A a geothermal plant is seen from the Leilani Estates subdivision near Pahoa, Hawaii, Tuesday, May 22, 2018. Authorities were racing Tuesday to close off production wells at the plant threatened by a lava flow from Kilauea volca...(AP Photo/Jae C. Hong). A a geothermal plant is seen from the Leilani Estates subdivision near Pahoa, Hawaii, Tuesday, May 22, 2018. Authorities were racing Tuesday to close off production wells at the plant threatened by a lava flow from Kilauea volca...
    Production wells at a geothermal plant under threat by lava flowing from Hawaii's volcano have been plugged to prevent toxic gases from seeping out.Full Story
    Production wells at a geothermal plant under threat by lava flowing from Hawaii's volcano have been plugged to prevent toxic gases from seeping out.Full Story
  • Experts: 'Alarming' drought conditions hit US Southwest

    Experts: 'Alarming' drought conditions hit US Southwest

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 9:06 PM EDT2018-05-24 01:06:00 GMT
    (AP photo/Dan Elliott, File). FILE - In this July 25, 2017, file photo, rafters float down the Colorado River near Moab, Utah. Rivers are drying up, popular mountain recreation spots are closing and water restrictions are in full swing as a persistent ...(AP photo/Dan Elliott, File). FILE - In this July 25, 2017, file photo, rafters float down the Colorado River near Moab, Utah. Rivers are drying up, popular mountain recreation spots are closing and water restrictions are in full swing as a persistent ...
    Rivers are drying up, popular mountain recreation spots are closing and water restrictions are in full swing as a persistent drought is intensifying its grip on pockets of the American Southwest.Full Story
    Rivers are drying up, popular mountain recreation spots are closing and water restrictions are in full swing as a persistent drought is intensifying its grip on pockets of the American Southwest.Full Story
  • Indonesia raises alert for Merapi volcano, sets no-go zone

    Indonesia raises alert for Merapi volcano, sets no-go zone

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 3:45 PM EDT2018-05-23 19:45:27 GMT
    (AP Photo/Slamet Riyadi). A man watches as Mount Merapi spews volcanic smoke in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, Tuesday, May 22, 2018. Indonesian authorities raised the alert for the country's most volatile volcano, located on the densely populated island of Ja...(AP Photo/Slamet Riyadi). A man watches as Mount Merapi spews volcanic smoke in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, Tuesday, May 22, 2018. Indonesian authorities raised the alert for the country's most volatile volcano, located on the densely populated island of Ja...
    Indonesian authorities raised the alert for the country's volatile Mount Merapi volcano, located on the densely populated island of Java, and ordered people within 3 kilometers to evacuate.Full Story
    Indonesian authorities raised the alert for the country's volatile Mount Merapi volcano, located on the densely populated island of Java, and ordered people within 3 kilometers to evacuate.Full Story
  • Workers plugging energy wells as lava flows nearby

    Workers plugging energy wells as lava flows nearby

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 1:57 AM EDT2018-05-23 05:57:31 GMT
    (U.S. Geological Survey via AP). This image provided by the U.S. Geological Survey shows lava as it continues to enter the sea at two locations near Pahoa, Hawaii, Monday, May 21, 2018. Lava from Hawaii's Kilauea volcano is pouring into the sea and set...(U.S. Geological Survey via AP). This image provided by the U.S. Geological Survey shows lava as it continues to enter the sea at two locations near Pahoa, Hawaii, Monday, May 21, 2018. Lava from Hawaii's Kilauea volcano is pouring into the sea and set...
    The eruption of Kilauea volcano in Hawaii sparked new safety warnings about toxic gas on the Big Island's southern coastline after lava began flowing into the ocean and setting off a chemical reaction.Full Story
    The eruption of Kilauea volcano in Hawaii sparked new safety warnings about toxic gas on the Big Island's southern coastline after lava began flowing into the ocean and setting off a chemical reaction.Full Story
  • The Latest: Lava almost cut Hawaii man's leg in half

    The Latest: Lava almost cut Hawaii man's leg in half

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 1:26 AM EDT2018-05-23 05:26:41 GMT
    (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong). Plumes of steam rise as lava enters the ocean near Pahoa, Hawaii Sunday, May 20, 2018. Kilauea volcano that is oozing, spewing and exploding on Hawaii's Big Island has gotten more hazardous in recent days, with rivers of molten ...(AP Photo/Jae C. Hong). Plumes of steam rise as lava enters the ocean near Pahoa, Hawaii Sunday, May 20, 2018. Kilauea volcano that is oozing, spewing and exploding on Hawaii's Big Island has gotten more hazardous in recent days, with rivers of molten ...
    There have been two new small explosive eruptions at the summit of Kilauea volcano on Hawaii's Big Island.Full Story
    There have been two new small explosive eruptions at the summit of Kilauea volcano on Hawaii's Big Island.Full Story
  • What is lava haze? A look at Hawaii's latest volcanic hazard

    What is lava haze? A look at Hawaii's latest volcanic hazard

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 3:45 PM EDT2018-05-22 19:45:48 GMT
    (U.S. Geological Survey via AP). In this image provided by the U.S. Geological Survey, lava from fissure 20 enters the ocean near Pahoa, Hawaii on Sunday, May 20, 2018. The volcano that is oozing, spewing and exploding on Hawaii's Big Island has gotten...(U.S. Geological Survey via AP). In this image provided by the U.S. Geological Survey, lava from fissure 20 enters the ocean near Pahoa, Hawaii on Sunday, May 20, 2018. The volcano that is oozing, spewing and exploding on Hawaii's Big Island has gotten...
    White plumes of acid and extremely fine shards of glass are billowing into the sky over Hawaii as molten rock from Kilauea volcano pours down a hillside and into the ocean.Full Story
    White plumes of acid and extremely fine shards of glass are billowing into the sky over Hawaii as molten rock from Kilauea volcano pours down a hillside and into the ocean.Full Story
  • Venezuela's opposition scrambles to regroup after Maduro win

    Venezuela's opposition scrambles to regroup after Maduro win

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 3:53 AM EDT2018-05-22 07:53:32 GMT
    (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos). Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro and his wife Cilia Flores wave to supporters after the National Electoral Council announced that with almost 93 percent of polling stations reporting, Maduro won nearly 68 percent of the ...(AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos). Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro and his wife Cilia Flores wave to supporters after the National Electoral Council announced that with almost 93 percent of polling stations reporting, Maduro won nearly 68 percent of the ...
    Embattled socialist incumbent Nicolas Maduro won Venezuela's presidential election by a landslide in a disputed vote marred by irregularities and mass absenteeism that led his main rivals to call for a re-run.Full Story
    Embattled socialist incumbent Nicolas Maduro won Venezuela's presidential election by a landslide in a disputed vote marred by irregularities and mass absenteeism that led his main rivals to call for a re-run.Full Story
  • Whitewater river in Colorado a bright spot amid grim drought

    Whitewater river in Colorado a bright spot amid grim drought

    Monday, May 21 2018 9:43 AM EDT2018-05-21 13:43:05 GMT
    (AP Photo/Dan Elliott). In this April 25, 2018 photo, the Arkansas River flows under a bridge in Salida, Colo., with the snow-covered Sawatch Range mountains in the background. Despite a severe drought across the Southwestern United States, there shoul...(AP Photo/Dan Elliott). In this April 25, 2018 photo, the Arkansas River flows under a bridge in Salida, Colo., with the snow-covered Sawatch Range mountains in the background. Despite a severe drought across the Southwestern United States, there shoul...
    Despite a severe drought across the Southwestern United States, there should be plenty of water for rafters and anglers in one of the nation's most popular mountain rivers.Full Story
    Despite a severe drought across the Southwestern United States, there should be plenty of water for rafters and anglers in one of the nation's most popular mountain rivers.Full Story
  • Hawaii volcano explosions could go for weeks, experts say

    Hawaii volcano explosions could go for weeks, experts say

    Monday, May 21 2018 7:26 AM EDT2018-05-21 11:26:45 GMT
    (AP Photo/Caleb Jones). Clouds, ash and volcanic gases hang over Hawaii's Big Island, Thursday, May 17, 2018, after Kilauea volcano erupted from the summit crater earlier in the day.(AP Photo/Caleb Jones). Clouds, ash and volcanic gases hang over Hawaii's Big Island, Thursday, May 17, 2018, after Kilauea volcano erupted from the summit crater earlier in the day.
    Scientist predictions from eight days ago of powerful steam-driven explosions at Hawaii's Kilauea volcano have come true.Full Story
    Scientist predictions from eight days ago of powerful steam-driven explosions at Hawaii's Kilauea volcano have come true.Full Story
  • Faster-moving Hawaii lava gushes into sea, spews new danger

    Faster-moving Hawaii lava gushes into sea, spews new danger

    Monday, May 21 2018 1:14 AM EDT2018-05-21 05:14:57 GMT
    (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong). A resident photographs toxic gases emitting from cracks in the Leilani Estates subdivision near Pahoa, Hawaii Saturday, May 19, 2018. Two fissures that opened up in a rural Hawaii community have merged to produce faster and more...(AP Photo/Jae C. Hong). A resident photographs toxic gases emitting from cracks in the Leilani Estates subdivision near Pahoa, Hawaii Saturday, May 19, 2018. Two fissures that opened up in a rural Hawaii community have merged to produce faster and more...
    Lava has destroyed four homes and left dozens of others in the shadow of Hawaii's Kilauea volcano isolated, forcing more residents to plan for a possible evacuation.Full Story
    Lava has destroyed four homes and left dozens of others in the shadow of Hawaii's Kilauea volcano isolated, forcing more residents to plan for a possible evacuation.Full Story
  • The Latest: Hawaii lava flow may cross highway within hours

    The Latest: Hawaii lava flow may cross highway within hours

    Sunday, May 20 2018 1:05 AM EDT2018-05-20 05:05:46 GMT
    (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong). U.S. Air National Guardsman Orlando Corpuz carries a gas mask as he walks over cracks on the road in the Leilani Estates subdivision near Pahoa, Hawaii Friday, May 18, 2018. Hawaii residents covered their faces with masks after ...(AP Photo/Jae C. Hong). U.S. Air National Guardsman Orlando Corpuz carries a gas mask as he walks over cracks on the road in the Leilani Estates subdivision near Pahoa, Hawaii Friday, May 18, 2018. Hawaii residents covered their faces with masks after ...
    Fast-moving lava has crossed a road and isolated about 40 homes in a rural subdivision below Hawaii's Kilauea volcano, forcing at least four people to be evacuated by county and National Guard helicopters.Full Story
    Fast-moving lava has crossed a road and isolated about 40 homes in a rural subdivision below Hawaii's Kilauea volcano, forcing at least four people to be evacuated by county and National Guard helicopters.Full Story
  • Hawaii lava flow ramps up as new magma mixes with old

    Hawaii lava flow ramps up as new magma mixes with old

    Sunday, May 20 2018 12:41 AM EDT2018-05-20 04:41:44 GMT
    (AP Photo/Marco Garcia). Lava crosses the road near Pohoiki Road, Friday, May 18, 2018, near Pahoa, Hawaii. Several open fissure vents are still producing lava splatter and flow in evacuated areas. Gas is also pouring from the vents, cloaking homes and...(AP Photo/Marco Garcia). Lava crosses the road near Pohoiki Road, Friday, May 18, 2018, near Pahoa, Hawaii. Several open fissure vents are still producing lava splatter and flow in evacuated areas. Gas is also pouring from the vents, cloaking homes and...
    Hawaii officials warned residents that fast-moving lava was approaching an area near homes that were previously destroyed by eruptions from Hawaii's Kilauea volcano.Full Story
    Hawaii officials warned residents that fast-moving lava was approaching an area near homes that were previously destroyed by eruptions from Hawaii's Kilauea volcano.Full Story
  • The Latest: Hawaii authorities warn of fast-moving lava

    The Latest: Hawaii authorities warn of fast-moving lava

    Saturday, May 19 2018 1:24 AM EDT2018-05-19 05:24:45 GMT
    (AP Photo/Marco Garcia). Lava crosses the road near Pohoiki Rd, Friday, May 18, 2018, near Pahoa, Hawaii. Hawaii residents covered their faces with masks after a volcano menacing the Big Island for weeks exploded, sending a mixture of pulverized rock, ...(AP Photo/Marco Garcia). Lava crosses the road near Pohoiki Rd, Friday, May 18, 2018, near Pahoa, Hawaii. Hawaii residents covered their faces with masks after a volcano menacing the Big Island for weeks exploded, sending a mixture of pulverized rock, ...
    Hawaii officials are checking with residents to see if they need help as fast-moving lava approaches a mostly rural part of the Big Island.Full Story
    Hawaii officials are checking with residents to see if they need help as fast-moving lava approaches a mostly rural part of the Big Island.Full Story
  • Hawaii officials warn residents about latest lava flow

    Hawaii officials warn residents about latest lava flow

    Saturday, May 19 2018 1:20 AM EDT2018-05-19 05:20:53 GMT
    (AP Photo/Caleb Jones). Lindsey Magnani, center, her finance Elroy Rodrigues, left, and their children, Kahele, right, and Kayden, not shown, pick up respirators to help protect against ash from Kilauea volcano, Thursday, May 17, 2018, in Volcano, Hawa...(AP Photo/Caleb Jones). Lindsey Magnani, center, her finance Elroy Rodrigues, left, and their children, Kahele, right, and Kayden, not shown, pick up respirators to help protect against ash from Kilauea volcano, Thursday, May 17, 2018, in Volcano, Hawa...
    A volcano on Hawaii's Big Island has spewed a steely gray plume of ash into the sky that began raining down on a nearby town.Full Story
    A volcano on Hawaii's Big Island has spewed a steely gray plume of ash into the sky that began raining down on a nearby town.Full Story
  • Yemen hit by storms as rare tropical cyclone Sagar nears

    Yemen hit by storms as rare tropical cyclone Sagar nears

    Friday, May 18 2018 12:10 PM EDT2018-05-18 16:10:46 GMT
    A UN agency has issued a warning for the rare tropical cyclone 'Sagar' in the Gulf of Aden, saying it threatens flash flooding, as authorities say it has struck Yemen's southern coastline.Full Story
    A UN agency has issued a warning for the rare tropical cyclone 'Sagar' in the Gulf of Aden, saying it threatens flash flooding, as authorities say it has struck Yemen's southern coastline.Full Story
  • Corps leaving Puerto Rico with hurricane recovery unfinished

    Corps leaving Puerto Rico with hurricane recovery unfinished

    Friday, May 18 2018 3:11 AM EDT2018-05-18 07:11:28 GMT
    (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti). In this May 16, 2018 photo, a worker with Cobra Energy Company, contracted by the Army Corps of Engineers, installs power lines in the Barrio Martorel area of Yabucoa, a town where many people are still without power in Puerto...(AP Photo/Carlos Giusti). In this May 16, 2018 photo, a worker with Cobra Energy Company, contracted by the Army Corps of Engineers, installs power lines in the Barrio Martorel area of Yabucoa, a town where many people are still without power in Puerto...
    The Army Corps of Engineers is ending its work to rebuild Puerto Rico's electric grid despite fears the island's government won't be able to restore power on its own to more than 16,000 people who remain blacked...Full Story
    The Army Corps of Engineers is ending its work to rebuild Puerto Rico's electric grid despite fears the island's government won't be able to restore power on its own to more than 16,000 people who remain blacked out eight months after Hurricane Maria.Full Story
  • The Latest: Residents say ash not bad near volcano summit

    The Latest: Residents say ash not bad near volcano summit

    Friday, May 18 2018 1:33 AM EDT2018-05-18 05:33:48 GMT
    (U.S. Geological Survey/HVO via AP). This Thursday, May 17, 2018 image provided by the U.S. Geological Survey shows a view of the ash plume resulting from an early morning explosion at Kilauea Volcano, in Hawaii. The volcano has erupted from its summit...(U.S. Geological Survey/HVO via AP). This Thursday, May 17, 2018 image provided by the U.S. Geological Survey shows a view of the ash plume resulting from an early morning explosion at Kilauea Volcano, in Hawaii. The volcano has erupted from its summit...
    The summit explosion of Hawaii's Kilauea volcano created booming sounds in the nearby town of Pahoa and resident Toby Hazel says she's had enough and is preparing to leave town.Full Story
    The summit explosion of Hawaii's Kilauea volcano created booming sounds in the nearby town of Pahoa and resident Toby Hazel says she's had enough and is preparing to leave town.Full Story
  • 'Excited and scared': Hawaii volcano spews huge cloud of ash

    'Excited and scared': Hawaii volcano spews huge cloud of ash

    Friday, May 18 2018 1:33 AM EDT2018-05-18 05:33:05 GMT
    (AP Photo/Caleb Jones). Lava shoots into the night sky from active fissures on the lower east rift of the Kilauea volcano, Tuesday, May 15, 2018, near Pahoa, Hawaii.(AP Photo/Caleb Jones). Lava shoots into the night sky from active fissures on the lower east rift of the Kilauea volcano, Tuesday, May 15, 2018, near Pahoa, Hawaii.
    A geophysicist says a plume that's rising from the Kilauea volcano summit on Hawaii's Big Island does not contain as much ash as it did Tuesday.Full Story
    A geophysicist says a plume that's rising from the Kilauea volcano summit on Hawaii's Big Island does not contain as much ash as it did Tuesday.Full Story
  • Homeowners scramble as Hawaii volcano spews ash, lava

    Homeowners scramble as Hawaii volcano spews ash, lava

    Thursday, May 17 2018 1:05 PM EDT2018-05-17 17:05:48 GMT
    (Heather E. Hedenschau/Big Island Brokers via AP). This October 2017 photo shows the home of Patricia Deter in Leilani Estates near the town of Pahoa on the island of Hawaii. Deter owned her Hawaii home for about a month before lava from a volcano erup...(Heather E. Hedenschau/Big Island Brokers via AP). This October 2017 photo shows the home of Patricia Deter in Leilani Estates near the town of Pahoa on the island of Hawaii. Deter owned her Hawaii home for about a month before lava from a volcano erup...
    Destructive lava prompts worried Hawaii homeowners to ask: Am I covered for volcanos?.Full Story
    Destructive lava prompts worried Hawaii homeowners to ask: Am I covered for volcanos?.Full Story
  • Hawaii volcano erupts from summit, shooting plume of ash

    Hawaii volcano erupts from summit, shooting plume of ash

    Thursday, May 17 2018 12:25 PM EDT2018-05-17 16:25:42 GMT
    Hawaii's Kilauea volcano has erupted from its summit, shooting a dusty plume of ash about 30,000 feet into the sky.Full Story
    Hawaii's Kilauea volcano has erupted from its summit, shooting a dusty plume of ash about 30,000 feet into the sky.Full Story
  • The Latest: National Guard ready to evacuate people

    The Latest: National Guard ready to evacuate people

    Thursday, May 17 2018 1:31 AM EDT2018-05-17 05:31:57 GMT
    (AP Photo/Caleb Jones). Lava shoots into the night sky from active fissures on the lower east rift of the Kilauea volcano, Tuesday, May 15, 2018, near Pahoa, Hawaii.(AP Photo/Caleb Jones). Lava shoots into the night sky from active fissures on the lower east rift of the Kilauea volcano, Tuesday, May 15, 2018, near Pahoa, Hawaii.
    Hawaii Gov. David Ige says the state is forming a joint task force that could handle mass evacuations of the Big Island's Puna district if lava from Kilauea volcano covers major roads and isolates the area.Full Story
    Hawaii Gov. David Ige says the state is forming a joint task force that could handle mass evacuations of the Big Island's Puna district if lava from Kilauea volcano covers major roads and isolates the area.Full Story
  • Cleanup underway a day after powerful storms pound Northeast

    Cleanup underway a day after powerful storms pound Northeast

    Wednesday, May 16 2018 11:59 PM EDT2018-05-17 03:59:50 GMT
    (Larry Deklinski/The News-Item via AP). A Freightliner tractor-trailer, which was overturned by strong winds associated with a thunderstorm, rests on a barrier on a bridge crossing the Susquehanna River at Danville, Pa., on Tuesday, May 15, 2018. The d...(Larry Deklinski/The News-Item via AP). A Freightliner tractor-trailer, which was overturned by strong winds associated with a thunderstorm, rests on a barrier on a bridge crossing the Susquehanna River at Danville, Pa., on Tuesday, May 15, 2018. The d...
    Cleanup underway throughout the Northeast a day after powerful storms pounded the region with torrential rain and marble-sized hail, leaving at least two people dead.Full Story
    Cleanup underway throughout the Northeast a day after powerful storms pounded the region with torrential rain and marble-sized hail, leaving at least two people dead.Full Story
  • Scientists study lava for clues to how volcano will behave

    Scientists study lava for clues to how volcano will behave

    Wednesday, May 16 2018 5:35 PM EDT2018-05-16 21:35:01 GMT
    (U.S. Geological Survey via AP). This photo from the U.S. Geological Survey shows activity at Halema'uma'u Crater that has increased to include the nearly continuous emission of ash with intermittent stronger pulses at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park on...(U.S. Geological Survey via AP). This photo from the U.S. Geological Survey shows activity at Halema'uma'u Crater that has increased to include the nearly continuous emission of ash with intermittent stronger pulses at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park on...
    Scientists study Kilauea lava for clues about how eruption will unfold.Full Story
    Scientists study Kilauea lava for clues about how eruption will unfold.Full Story
  • Awe and fear: Lava in Hawaii sloshes, oozes, crackles, roars

    Awe and fear: Lava in Hawaii sloshes, oozes, crackles, roars

    Wednesday, May 16 2018 2:25 PM EDT2018-05-16 18:25:09 GMT
    (AP Photo/Caleb Jones, File). File - In this May 5, 2018, file photo, lava burns across a road in the Leilani Estates subdivision near Pahoa, Hawaii. The lava hisses, crackles and pops. It roars like an engine as it sloshes and bubbles. It shoots into ...(AP Photo/Caleb Jones, File). File - In this May 5, 2018, file photo, lava burns across a road in the Leilani Estates subdivision near Pahoa, Hawaii. The lava hisses, crackles and pops. It roars like an engine as it sloshes and bubbles. It shoots into ...
    For the past week, Hawaii's Kilauea volcano has spewed lava into the air, destroyed homes, forced residents into shelters and agitated an otherwise cheerful, small community where everyone is a neighbor.Full Story
    For the past week, Hawaii's Kilauea volcano has spewed lava into the air, destroyed homes, forced residents into shelters and agitated an otherwise cheerful, small community where everyone is a neighbor.Full Story
  • Hawaii volcano eruption costs tourism industry millions

    Hawaii volcano eruption costs tourism industry millions

    Wednesday, May 16 2018 1:53 PM EDT2018-05-16 17:53:52 GMT
    (AP Photo/Caleb Jones). Gases rise from lava fissure 17 after it erupted early Sunday, May 13 2018 near Pahoa, Hawaii. The new fissure emitting steam and lava spatter spurred Hawaii officials to call for more evacuations on Sunday as residents braced f...(AP Photo/Caleb Jones). Gases rise from lava fissure 17 after it erupted early Sunday, May 13 2018 near Pahoa, Hawaii. The new fissure emitting steam and lava spatter spurred Hawaii officials to call for more evacuations on Sunday as residents braced f...
    A new fissure in Hawaii's Puna District sent gases and lava exploding into the air on Sunday, spurring officials to call for more evacuations as residents waited for a possible major eruption at Kilauea volcano's...Full Story
    A new fissure in Hawaii's Puna District sent gases and lava exploding into the air on Sunday, spurring officials to call for more evacuations as residents waited for a possible major eruption at Kilauea volcano's summit.Full Story
  • Correction: West Coast Volcanoes-Q&A story

    Correction: West Coast Volcanoes-Q&A story

    Tuesday, May 15 2018 4:22 PM EDT2018-05-15 20:22:33 GMT
    (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren). In this May 7, 2018 photo, Mount Rainier is seen at dusk and framed by the Murray Morgan Bridge in downtown Tacoma, Wash. The eruption of the Kilauea volcano in Hawaii has geologic experts along the West Coast warily eyeing th...(AP Photo/Ted S. Warren). In this May 7, 2018 photo, Mount Rainier is seen at dusk and framed by the Murray Morgan Bridge in downtown Tacoma, Wash. The eruption of the Kilauea volcano in Hawaii has geologic experts along the West Coast warily eyeing th...
    The eruption of a Hawaii volcano in the Pacific "Ring of Fire" has experts warily eyeing volcanic peaks on America's West Coast that are also part of the geologically active region.Full Story
    The eruption of a Hawaii volcano in the Pacific "Ring of Fire" has experts warily eyeing volcanic peaks on America's West Coast that are also part of the geologically active region.Full Story
  • Indonesia's most active volcano erupts, spews ash into sky

    Indonesia's most active volcano erupts, spews ash into sky

    Tuesday, May 15 2018 10:12 AM EDT2018-05-15 14:12:38 GMT
    Indonesia's most active volcano, Mount Merapi, has erupted with a column of volcanic materials rising in the sky.Full Story
    Indonesia's most active volcano, Mount Merapi, has erupted with a column of volcanic materials rising in the sky.Full Story
  • Portugal braces for wildfire season after 106 died last year

    Portugal braces for wildfire season after 106 died last year

    Tuesday, May 15 2018 7:28 AM EDT2018-05-15 11:28:53 GMT
    Almost 6,300 firefighters are on standby in Portugal as the country gears up for the annual wildfire season amid controversy over whether enough has been done to prevent a repeat of last year's unprecedented 106...Full Story
    Almost 6,300 firefighters are on standby in Portugal as the country gears up for the annual wildfire season amid controversy over whether enough has been done to prevent a repeat of last year's unprecedented 106 deaths.Full Story
  • Noisy Hawaiian volcano lava fissure prompts more evacuations

    Noisy Hawaiian volcano lava fissure prompts more evacuations

    Monday, May 14 2018 2:04 AM EDT2018-05-14 06:04:48 GMT
    (Hawi'i County Fire Department via AP). This Saturday, May 12, 2018, aerial image released by the Hawi'i County Fire Department, show a view of fissure 16, bottom right, that erupted this morning beginning just before 7:00 a.m. HST in the Big Island of...(Hawi'i County Fire Department via AP). This Saturday, May 12, 2018, aerial image released by the Hawi'i County Fire Department, show a view of fissure 16, bottom right, that erupted this morning beginning just before 7:00 a.m. HST in the Big Island of...
    New lava fissures, ground deformation and abundant volcanic gases means eruptions on the eastern flank of Kilauea volcano are likely to continue.Full Story
    New lava fissures, ground deformation and abundant volcanic gases means eruptions on the eastern flank of Kilauea volcano are likely to continue.Full Story
  • Bodies of 2 Polish miners recovered week after quake

    Bodies of 2 Polish miners recovered week after quake

    Sunday, May 13 2018 10:35 PM EDT2018-05-14 02:35:05 GMT
    (AP Photo/Rafal Klimkiewicz, file). FILE - In this Saturday, May 5, 2018 file photo, a woman cries in front of the Zofiowka coal mine after miners were reported missing following a powerful tremor at the mine, in Jastrzebie-Zdroj in southern Poland. Of...(AP Photo/Rafal Klimkiewicz, file). FILE - In this Saturday, May 5, 2018 file photo, a woman cries in front of the Zofiowka coal mine after miners were reported missing following a powerful tremor at the mine, in Jastrzebie-Zdroj in southern Poland. Of...
    Officials in Poland say that they have recovered the bodies of two miners killed when an earthquake hit a coal mine in southern Poland last week.Full Story
    Officials in Poland say that they have recovered the bodies of two miners killed when an earthquake hit a coal mine in southern Poland last week.Full Story
  • The Latest: Volcano's fissures downgraded to 17, not 18

    The Latest: Volcano's fissures downgraded to 17, not 18

    Sunday, May 13 2018 6:55 PM EDT2018-05-13 22:55:31 GMT
    (Hawi'i County Fire Department via AP). This Saturday, May 12, 2018, aerial image released by the Hawi'i County Fire Department, show a view of fissure 16, bottom right, that erupted this morning beginning just before 7:00 a.m. HST in the Big Island of...(Hawi'i County Fire Department via AP). This Saturday, May 12, 2018, aerial image released by the Hawi'i County Fire Department, show a view of fissure 16, bottom right, that erupted this morning beginning just before 7:00 a.m. HST in the Big Island of...
    Officials say a new lava fissure has been reported and are ordering more evacuations on Hawaii's Big Island.Full Story
    Officials say a new lava fissure has been reported and are ordering more evacuations on Hawaii's Big Island.Full Story
  • The Latest: New fissure spatters lava from Hawaii volcano

    The Latest: New fissure spatters lava from Hawaii volcano

    Sunday, May 13 2018 11:45 AM EDT2018-05-13 15:45:18 GMT
    (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong). Ken Gadd, a first-time visitor from Dayton, Ohio, takes pictures of the entrance to Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii, Friday, May 11, 2018. The park is closed due to the threat of an explosive volcanic eruption. Warnings that Haw...(AP Photo/Jae C. Hong). Ken Gadd, a first-time visitor from Dayton, Ohio, takes pictures of the entrance to Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii, Friday, May 11, 2018. The park is closed due to the threat of an explosive volcanic eruption. Warnings that Haw...
    A new lava fissure has opened up on Hawaii's Big Island in the vicinity of a geothermal energy plant.Full Story
    A new lava fissure has opened up on Hawaii's Big Island in the vicinity of a geothermal energy plant.Full Story
  • As lava oozes, Hawaii officials say rest of island is open

    As lava oozes, Hawaii officials say rest of island is open

    Saturday, May 12 2018 7:54 PM EDT2018-05-12 23:54:19 GMT
    (Cindy Ellen Russell/Honolulu Star-Advertiser via AP). This Wednesday, May 9, 2018, photo shows an aerial view of the East Rift Zone, along which the Leilani Estates neighborhood sits, from the ongoing Kilauea eruption, as seen from a helicopter flying...(Cindy Ellen Russell/Honolulu Star-Advertiser via AP). This Wednesday, May 9, 2018, photo shows an aerial view of the East Rift Zone, along which the Leilani Estates neighborhood sits, from the ongoing Kilauea eruption, as seen from a helicopter flying...
    Hawaii volcano could blow its top, spew boulders the size of refrigerators.Full Story
    Hawaii volcano could blow its top, spew boulders the size of refrigerators.Full Story
  • Alaska residents get false tsunami warning on TV, radio

    Alaska residents get false tsunami warning on TV, radio

    Saturday, May 12 2018 6:09 PM EDT2018-05-12 22:09:06 GMT
    The National Tsunami Warning Center says there is no current tsunami threat for Alaska and the West Coast.Full Story
    The National Tsunami Warning Center says there is no current tsunami threat for Alaska and the West Coast.Full Story
  • 1 hurt in propane tank explosion at Chicago's Soldier Field

    1 hurt in propane tank explosion at Chicago's Soldier Field

    Saturday, May 12 2018 3:58 PM EDT2018-05-12 19:58:37 GMT
    A man has been treated for smoke inhalation after a propane tank exploded during an event at Chicago's Soldier Field.Full Story
    A man has been treated for smoke inhalation after a propane tank exploded during an event at Chicago's Soldier Field.Full Story
  • Hawaii volcano could spew boulders the size of refrigerators

    Hawaii volcano could spew boulders the size of refrigerators

    Friday, May 11 2018 1:52 AM EDT2018-05-11 05:52:30 GMT
    (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong). Visitors take pictures as Kilauea's summit crater glows red in Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii, Wednesday, May 9, 2018. Geologists warned Wednesday that Hawaii's Kilauea volcano could erupt explosively and send boulders, rocks a...(AP Photo/Jae C. Hong). Visitors take pictures as Kilauea's summit crater glows red in Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii, Wednesday, May 9, 2018. Geologists warned Wednesday that Hawaii's Kilauea volcano could erupt explosively and send boulders, rocks a...
    Hawaii's Kilauea volcano could soon send rocks and ash shooting out of its summit crater.Full Story
    Hawaii's Kilauea volcano could soon send rocks and ash shooting out of its summit crater.Full Story
  • Critic's jailing shows hushed dissent since '08 China quake

    Critic's jailing shows hushed dissent since '08 China quake

    Friday, May 11 2018 12:53 AM EDT2018-05-11 04:53:50 GMT
    (AP Photo/ Elizabeth Dalziel, File). FILE - In this April 4, 2009 file photo, former students of destroyed Beichuan New Middle School remember their classmates who died when the school was destroyed in the May 12, 2008 earthquake, on grave sweeping day...(AP Photo/ Elizabeth Dalziel, File). FILE - In this April 4, 2009 file photo, former students of destroyed Beichuan New Middle School remember their classmates who died when the school was destroyed in the May 12, 2008 earthquake, on grave sweeping day...
    A decade after the devastating earthquake in China's Sichuan province, a critic of the government's response is ailing in jail, his plight a reminder of the government's determination to silence all dissenters.Full Story
    A decade after the devastating earthquake in China's Sichuan province, a critic of the government's response is ailing in jail, his plight a reminder of the government's determination to silence all dissenters.Full Story
  • Small earthquake felt widely in Southern California

    Small earthquake felt widely in Southern California

    Thursday, May 10 2018 8:17 PM EDT2018-05-11 00:17:59 GMT
    A small earthquake has rattled a large swath of Southern California, no damage reported.Full Story
    A small earthquake has rattled a large swath of Southern California, no damage reported.Full Story
  • Music mural displayed for 1st time since Hurricane Katrina

    Music mural displayed for 1st time since Hurricane Katrina

    Thursday, May 10 2018 5:43 PM EDT2018-05-10 21:43:20 GMT
    (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert). Visitors pose for photos in front of the oil on canvas painting Dixie's Bar of Music at the New Orleans Jazz Museum in New Orleans, Thursday, May 10, 2018. The 29-foot-long painting that caricatures more than 60 musical celeb...(AP Photo/Gerald Herbert). Visitors pose for photos in front of the oil on canvas painting Dixie's Bar of Music at the New Orleans Jazz Museum in New Orleans, Thursday, May 10, 2018. The 29-foot-long painting that caricatures more than 60 musical celeb...
    A 29-foot-long painting that caricatures more than 60 musical celebrities of the 1940s is back in a New Orleans museum.Full Story
    A 29-foot-long painting that caricatures more than 60 musical celebrities of the 1940s is back in a New Orleans museum.Full Story
  • Scientists: Kilauea volcano may have explosive eruption

    Scientists: Kilauea volcano may have explosive eruption

    Thursday, May 10 2018 2:23 AM EDT2018-05-10 06:23:31 GMT
    (Hollyn Johnson/Hawaii Tribune-Herald via AP). A fissure erupts near the intersection of Kahukai Street and Leilani Avenue in Leilani Estates, Tuesday, May 8, 2018, in Pahoa, Hawaii. Hawaii County officials issued mandatory evacuation orders for two ne...(Hollyn Johnson/Hawaii Tribune-Herald via AP). A fissure erupts near the intersection of Kahukai Street and Leilani Avenue in Leilani Estates, Tuesday, May 8, 2018, in Pahoa, Hawaii. Hawaii County officials issued mandatory evacuation orders for two ne...
    Hawaii County officials issued mandatory evacuation orders Tuesday for any stragglers in Lanipuna Gardens to leave immediately after two new fissures opened and were emitting dangerous gases.Full Story
    Hawaii County officials issued mandatory evacuation orders Tuesday for any stragglers in Lanipuna Gardens to leave immediately after two new fissures opened and were emitting dangerous gases.Full Story