DOON, Iowa— Crews were scrambling Saturday to clean up a BNSF oil train derailment in northwest Iowa that dumped crude into floodwaters, while officials seek to get a handle on the extent of the spill and its cause. Thirty-three oil tanker cars derailed Friday just south of Doon in Lyon County, leaking oil into surrounding floodwaters from the swollen Little Rock...
The bill passed Friday encourages states to increase coverage of treatment for substance abuse disorders through Medicaid.
Charles Krauthammer, the Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist and pundit, has died.
Days of torrential rain have led to widespread flooding in southeastern Texas, the state's worst floods since Hurricane Harvey last year.
HOUSTON— An inconsistent regulatory environment and a lack of awareness by residents of the potential flooding dangers in and around Houston were among the factors that contributed to the heavy damage inflicted by Hurricane Harvey, according to a report released Thursday. The report, which focuses on lessons learned from Harvey, offers several...
TARANTO, Italy, June 21- The anti-establishment 5- Star Movement campaigned for years to close Ilva, Europe's largest steelworks which has brought death, environmental disaster and jobs to this corner of southern Italy. With 5- Star leader Luigi Di Maio named industry minister, plans for the world's biggest steelmaker ArcelorMittal to take over Ilva at the...
An earthquake has killed at least three people in Osaka, Japan.
TOKYO, June 18- Japanese stocks fell on Monday morning as an escalating trade dispute between the United States and China stoked concerns about the impact on global demand, triggering a sell-off in stocks such as makers of construction equipment. Also denting sentiment was a magnitude-6.1 earthquake in Osaka in western Japan on Monday, hitting the shares of...
Firefighter and emergency workers on a Florida boardwalk rescued 10 riders from a roller coaster that derailed mid-ride.
President Donald Trump has approved federal disaster aid for residents whose homes were destroyed or damaged because of the Kilauea volcano eruption in Hawaii.
ADJUNTAS, PUERTO RICO, June 14- At 84 years old and battling cancer, Israel Gonzalez Maldonado has lived without electricity for the nine months since Hurricanes Irma and Maria devastated Puerto Rico. His wife, Zoraida Reyes, 77, struggles to keep the house stocked with fresh food without a refrigerator. Forty percent of seniors rely on food stamps, more than three...
In the following months, thousands of FEMA reservists, who account for about half of the agency's disaster-response personnel, would descend on Florida, Puerto Rico, California and elsewhere to help recovery efforts after an unprecedented string of natural disasters. About 500 reservists, or one of every twelve workers, ignored FEMA's deployment request,...
Extreme fire danger prompted officials to shut down a sprawling forest that includes some of Colorado's most stunning mountains.
A small explosion at the summit of Hawaii's erupting Kilauea Volcano sent ash spewing into the air, creating a driving hazard for roads on parts of the Big Island.
Gusting winds driving the flames of a largely uncontrolled wildfire are expected to keep fanning the blaze through an 11th day on Monday.
President Trump extends condolences to families of Anthony Bourdain and Kate Spade.
CNN has confirmed celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain has died from apparent suicide in France.
Troublesome rain and more volcanic activity are hindering search and rescue efforts around Guatemala's Volcano of Fire.
An ever-creeping wall of lava from Kilauea Volcano has engulfed two entire seaside housing tracts at the eastern tip of Hawaii's Big Island.
Video footage shows smoke billowing from the roof of the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in London's ritzy Knightsbridge area.