Hawaii lava boat tours continue after explosion, injuries

Hawaii lava boat tours continue after explosion, injuries

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.

Tuesday, July 17th 2018, 1:41 am CDT
Smoke clogs Yosemite Valley as firefighters battle blaze

Smoke clogs Yosemite Valley as firefighters battle blaze

Hot and dry weather is hindering efforts to slow the growth of a wildfire near Yosemite National Park that killed a California firefighter.

Tuesday, July 17th 2018, 12:06 pm CDT
Fire turns Yosemite National Park smoky, hurts businesses

Fire turns Yosemite National Park smoky, hurts businesses

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.

Monday, July 16th 2018, 2:05 pm CDT

Lava crashes through roof of Hawaii tour boat, injuring 23

Hawaii officials say an explosion sent lava flying through the roof of a tour boat off the Big Island, injuring at least 13 people.

Monday, July 16th 2018, 3:35 pm CDT
Deadly fire shuts down key route to Yosemite National Park

Deadly fire shuts down key route to Yosemite National Park

A wildfire that killed a California firefighter has grown quickly and forced the closure of a key route into Yosemite National Park.

Sunday, July 15th 2018, 1:04 pm CDT
Firefighter killed in wildfire near Yosemite National Park

Firefighter killed in wildfire near Yosemite National Park

California fire officials say a firefighter has been killed while battling a wildfire burning near Yosemite National Park.

Saturday, July 14th 2018, 5:36 pm CDT

Funding will help finish Houston-area flood-control projects

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.

Monday, July 9th 2018, 4:43 pm CDT
Abe visiting flood-hit western Japan as deaths reach 176

Abe visiting flood-hit western Japan as deaths reach 176

176 confirmed dead after last week's heavy rains in western Japan as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visits a hard-hit city.

Tuesday, July 10th 2018, 10:09 pm CDT
Illegal fires ignite massive Colorado blazes, spur arrests

Illegal fires ignite massive Colorado blazes, spur arrests

A small fire that was set illegally and left unattended likely ignited a destructive blaze in Colorado that destroyed several homes.

Monday, July 9th 2018, 5:04 pm CDT
Baby killed, dozens hurt when tornado hits North Dakota city

Baby killed, dozens hurt when tornado hits North Dakota city

A newborn baby was killed and more than two dozen people were injured when a tornado whipped through a northwestern North Dakota city.

Tuesday, July 10th 2018, 10:40 pm CDT

Crews gaining on huge Nevada wildfire visible from space

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.

Tuesday, July 10th 2018, 5:59 pm CDT

The Latest: NASA says Nevada wildfire visible from space

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.

Tuesday, July 10th 2018, 4:40 pm CDT
Many out of power, water in flood-hit Japan; over 150 dead

Many out of power, water in flood-hit Japan; over 150 dead

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.

Monday, July 9th 2018, 7:59 pm CDT

The Latest: 155 confirmed dead as Japan searches for missing

Japan's government says at least 134 people have been confirmed dead from the heavy rains, floods and mudslides that have struck western Japan.

Monday, July 9th 2018, 11:50 pm CDT

California fire kills 1 as heat stokes blazes in Western US

A fire official says a person has died in a fast-moving blaze near the California-Oregon border.

Friday, July 6th 2018, 12:28 pm CDT
Rescuers search for dozens still missing after Japan floods

Rescuers search for dozens still missing after Japan floods

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.

Sunday, July 8th 2018, 7:28 pm CDT
Crews battle destructive wildfires raging in US West

Crews battle destructive wildfires raging in US West

Firefighters have been able to build containment around several destructive wildfires burning in California.

Sunday, July 8th 2018, 10:53 pm CDT
The Latest: EU chief suggests moving Japan summit to Tokyo

The Latest: EU chief suggests moving Japan summit to Tokyo

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.

Sunday, July 8th 2018, 10:33 pm CDT

Remnant of Tropical Storm Beryl dissipates after Dominica

Tropical Storm Beryl is moving rapidly westward toward the Lesser Antilles at the eastern entrance of the Caribbean Sea.

Saturday, July 7th 2018, 11:06 pm CDT
The Latest: Containment grows on California's largest fire

The Latest: Containment grows on California's largest fire

Firefighters are making significant progress on a wildfire in California that has burned more than a dozen structures and blackened over 141 square miles.

Sunday, July 8th 2018, 9:33 pm CDT