Comedian headed for landslide victory in Ukraine
Comedian headed for landslide victory in Ukraine

Polls have opened in Ukraine's presidential runoff Sunday, which pits the incumbent leader against a comedian who plays the role of the nation's president in a TV sitcom.

Hurricane Michael gets an upgrade to rare Category 5 status
Hurricane Michael gets an upgrade to rare Category 5 status

Weather forecasters have updgraded last fall's Hurricane Michael from a Category 4 storm to a Category 5.

April 19th, 10:01 AM EDT
Storms in South kill girl in Florida, bring tornado threat
Storms in South kill girl in Florida, bring tornado threat

A strong storm system barreling through the South has killed an 8-year-old girl in Florida and was threatening tornadoes in large parts of the Carolinas and southern Virginia.

April 20th, 12:41 AM EDT
Cancer-causing chemical taints water after California blaze
Cancer-causing chemical taints water after California blaze

Water officials say the drinking water in Paradise, California, which was decimated by a wildfire last year, is contaminated with the cancer-causing chemical benzene.

April 18th, 2:01 PM EDT
Iconic Salt Lake Temple closing for major 4-year renovation
Iconic Salt Lake Temple closing for major 4-year renovation

An iconic temple central to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints faith will close for four years to complete a major renovation.

April 19th, 8:51 PM EDT
Storms in South kill girl in Florida, bring tornado threat
Storms in South kill girl in Florida, bring tornado threat

Strong storms are roaring across the South on Friday, after killing two Mississippi drivers and a woman in Alabama and leaving more than 100,000 people without power across Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas.

April 19th, 9:21 AM EDT
Parents say missing Austrian Alpine star 'lived his dream'
Parents say missing Austrian Alpine star 'lived his dream'

Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said Friday his thoughts are with the friends and families of two of the country's best-known climbers missing and feared dead in Canada along with an American alpinist following an avalanche.

April 19th, 6:51 AM EDT
California dispute threatens plan to protect Colorado River
California dispute threatens plan to protect Colorado River

A dispute between two major California water agencies is threatening to derail a hard-won agreement designed to protect a river that serves 40 million people in the U.S. West.

April 17th, 7:11 PM EDT
Storms batter South, kill 2 in Mississippi, 1 in Alabama
Storms batter South, kill 2 in Mississippi, 1 in Alabama

Strong storms again roared across the South on Thursday, killing two Mississippi drivers and leaving more than 100,000 people without power across Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas.

April 18th, 11:11 PM EDT
Easter bonfires in Germany canceled over wildfire risk
Easter bonfires in Germany canceled over wildfire risk

Authorities in eastern Germany are canceling plans for traditional Easter bonfires because warm, dry weather has increased the risk of wildfires.

April 19th, 9:01 AM EDT
New data shows 4% drop in Puerto Rico population since Maria
New data shows 4% drop in Puerto Rico population since Maria

New Census data shows that Puerto Rico lost nearly 4% of its population after Hurricane Maria _ what one demographer says is the greatest population drop in the recorded history of the island.

April 18th, 2:31 AM EDT
6.1 quake causes light damage in Taiwan capital, east coast
6.1 quake causes light damage in Taiwan capital, east coast

A strong earthquake has rattled eastern Taiwan and caused scattered light damage in the capital and the eastern coast region.

April 18th, 4:01 AM EDT
Trump signs Colorado River drought plan
Trump signs Colorado River drought plan

President Donald Trump has signed a plan to cut back on the use of water from the Colorado River, which serves 40 million people in the U.S. West.

April 16th, 8:51 PM EDT
Storms leave deaths, damage and injuries in their wake
Storms leave deaths, damage and injuries in their wake

Tens of thousands of utility customers are without power as powerful storms roar through the mid-Atlantic region.

April 15th, 8:41 AM EDT
Removal of fuel in pool at Fukushima's melted reactor begins
Removal of fuel in pool at Fukushima's melted reactor begins

The operator of the wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant has begun removing fuel from a cooling pool at one of three reactors that melted down in the 2011 disaster _ a milestone in the decades-long decommissioning of the plant.

April 14th, 8:41 PM EDT
Strong storms in US South kill at least 8 and injure dozens
Strong storms in US South kill at least 8 and injure dozens

Deadly storms continue to move across the South after spawning suspected tornadoes and damaging several homes.

April 14th, 12:21 AM EDT
Magnitude 5.3 earthquake hits Hawaii; no risk of tsunami
Magnitude 5.3 earthquake hits Hawaii; no risk of tsunami

The U.S. Geological Survey says a magnitude 5.3 earthquake hit the west side of the Big Island of Hawaii.

April 14th, 12:11 AM EDT
The Latest: Mississippi university escapes storm damage
The Latest: Mississippi university escapes storm damage

Authorities say about a dozen people in Texas have been injured in powerful storms that have spawned at least one suspected tornado and damaged homes and other property.

April 13th, 4:21 PM EDT
2 children dead, many homes damaged as storms pummel South
2 children dead, many homes damaged as storms pummel South

A large storm system that dumped snow on Colorado and is threatening to make it a soggy weekend for many states to the south and east has drenched parts of Texas and spawned a possible tornado that didn't hurt anyone.

April 13th, 3:01 PM EDT
Spring snowstorm buries Midwest, tornadoes possible in South
Spring snowstorm buries Midwest, tornadoes possible in South

Strong winds and more snow are expected in parts of the Midwest after a spring storm buried several states in snow and created dangerous travel conditions.

April 12th, 10:11 AM EDT
Infighting stalls disaster aid for Puerto Rico, Southeast
Infighting stalls disaster aid for Puerto Rico, Southeast

Six months after hurricanes devastated the Southeast, infighting among Washington's tribes has shelved a widely-backed disaster aid package that's most desperately being sought by President Donald Trump's allies in Florida and Georgia.

April 11th, 3:01 PM EDT
'Bomb cyclone' snow, wind impacts Midwest, Great Lakes
'Bomb cyclone' snow, wind impacts Midwest, Great Lakes

A powerful spring snow storm sweeping across the Midwest has made travel hazardous in Minnesota, Nebraska and South Dakota.

April 11th, 8:41 AM EDT
Bomb cyclone storm hammering central US, disrupting travel
Bomb cyclone storm hammering central US, disrupting travel

Blizzard warnings are posted from Colorado to Minnesota as a storm develops that could rival last month's bomb cyclone.

April 10th, 10:51 AM EDT
The Latest: Bomb cyclone storm hits US interior
The Latest: Bomb cyclone storm hits US interior

Strong winds associated with a weather system moving out of the Rockies and into the Plains are creating dangerous wildfire conditions in New Mexico and Texas.

April 10th, 12:01 PM EDT
US Congress approves Colorado River drought plan
US Congress approves Colorado River drought plan

A plan to address a shrinking supply of water on a river that serves 40 million people in the US West is headed to President Donald Trump.

April 8th, 7:31 PM EDT
Japan lifts evacuation in parts of Fukushima plant hometown
Japan lifts evacuation in parts of Fukushima plant hometown

Japan has partially lifted an evacuation order in one of the two hometowns of the tsunami-wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant for the first time.

April 9th, 9:11 PM EDT
Cyclone Idai's death toll now above 1,000 in southern Africa
Cyclone Idai's death toll now above 1,000 in southern Africa

Cyclone Idai's death toll now above 1,000 in southern Africa; Zimbabwe seeks millions in aid.

April 10th, 6:31 AM EDT
Impoverished Pine Ridge reservation braces for more flooding
Impoverished Pine Ridge reservation braces for more flooding

Plains and Midwest states are bracing for another massive winter storm and the prospect of renewed flooding.

April 9th, 4:21 PM EDT
Storm to hit Rockies before forming new 'bomb cyclone'
Storm to hit Rockies before forming new 'bomb cyclone'

A storm moving is expected to bring rain and snow to the Rockies before forming into a weather phenomenon called a 'bomb cyclone' for the second straight month.

April 8th, 5:41 PM EDT
Scientists release most detailed map of Teton quake fault
Scientists release most detailed map of Teton quake fault

Scientists have completed the most detailed map yet of one of North America's most spectacular geologic faults with the hope of providing a better understanding of the earthquake risk at a popular vacation destination.

April 5th, 3:31 PM EDT
UN: Climate disasters imperil Bangladesh kids' lives, future
UN: Climate disasters imperil Bangladesh kids' lives, future

A report by the U.N. children's agency says the lives and futures of more than 19 million Bangladeshi children are at risk from the impact of floods, cyclones and other environmental disasters linked to climate change.

April 4th, 9:31 PM EDT
After cyclone and cholera, Mozambique now battles hunger
After cyclone and cholera, Mozambique now battles hunger

Mozambique's first disaster was a cyclone. The second has been cholera. Now hunger could be the third.

April 8th, 5:01 AM EDT

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