Accidents and disasters

Quake shakes rural Northern California, no damage

A magnitude-3.9 earthquake has struck Mendocino County in Northern California. The U.S.…

Skinner, Brent lead Canes to 2-1 win over Jets

The Carolina Hurricanes are starting to play much better than their place…

Smoke detectors allowed 3 to escape fire

Southern California firefighters say smoke detectors woke three people who safely escaped…

Study: Major quake could hit Tokyo within years

A new study is warning that the Tokyo region has a 70…

Swiss army battles snow at Davos economic forum

Thousands of Swiss soldiers and police have been shoveling snow to erect…

Vets' advocate has key role in whale rescue film

Bonnie Carroll is well-known in veterans' circles as the founder of a…

Workers to pump oil from grounded cruise Saturday

A barge carrying a crane and other equipment hitched itself to the…

1 injured, 9 displaced in San Diego fire

Firefighters say one person had to be hospitalized for smoke inhalation after…

4 injured in Palm Springs car crash

Authorities say a Palm Springs police officer and three other people are…

6-year-old girl missing in frigid Oregon river

An Oregon man raced along the rain-swollen Clackamas River but couldn't keep…

Ala. searchers going house-to-house after storms

Searchers in the Birmingham area were going from house-to-house early Monday in…

Firefighters find body in San Bernardino apartment

Firefighters say they found a body in a San Bernardino apartment after…

Mozambique: Storms, floods kill 10

Disaster relief officials say storms have forced tens of thousands of people…

NJ barn fire deemed not suspicious; 22 horses died

Investigators say a fast-moving New Jersey barn fire that killed 22 show…

Offshore quake causes panic, no tsunami in Chile

A magnitude-6.2 earthquake struck Monday just off the shore of south-central Chile,…

Plane crashes in New Zealand, killing 2 aboard

A small plane has crashed in a New Zealand park, killing both…

Turbulence leads to 3 injuries on American flight

An American Airlines spokeswoman says three crew members aboard a Brazil-to-Miami flight…

Country music star Brice escapes bus fire in Ariz.

A tour bus carrying country music star Lee Brice caught on fire…

6.2 quake hits off coast of southern Mexico

A magnitude-6.2 earthquake that hit off the coast of the southern Mexican…

Crews contain Reno fire that claimed 29 homes

As rain helped crews surround a brush fire that destroyed 29 homes…