Natural Disasters

Crews clean up, repair flood damage from L.A. water main break

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LOS ANGELES - Utility crews working around the clock on Wednesday labored to clean up and repair damage from a major water main break that spouted a 40-foot-tall (12-meter-tall) geyser and flooded part of the University of California campus in drought-stricken Los Angeles.

Six Philadelphia narcotics officers arrested for robbing dealers

PHILADELPHIA - U.S. government agents arrested six Philadelphia narcotics officers on Wednesday on charges they robbed and in some cases kidnapped drug dealers, including dangling one over an 18th story balcony to force him to give up a computer password.

U.S., 4:34pm EDT

Special Report: Where Ukraine's separatists get their weapons

DONETSK Ukraine - On the last day of May, a surface-to-air rocket was signed out of a military base near Moscow where it had been stored for more than 20 years.

Rare tornado slams Boston area, knocks out power

BOSTON - Officials and residents in the Boston-area city of Revere were picking up the pieces early on Tuesday after it was raked by a rare tornado that knocked out power and damaged homes and buildings.

U.S., Environment 29 Jul 2014

U.S. coastal flooding on the rise, government study finds

- Flooding is increasing in frequency along much of the U.S. coast, and the rate of increase is accelerating along the Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic coasts, a team of federal government scientists found in a study released Monday.

U.S., Environment, 28 Jul 2014

Rare tornado touches down outside Boston, no deaths reported

BOSTON - Police and emergency crews in the city of Revere, Massachusetts, outside Boston scrambled to clean up after a rare tornado touched down on Monday, downing power lines, damaging homes and overturning at least one car.

Environment, U.S., 28 Jul 2014

Young Canadian reunites Haitian 'orphans' with parents

MIAMI - Morgan Wienberg, a slight 22-year-old from Canada, was only 18 when she joined the wave of volunteers who flew to Haiti to help out after the catastrophic earthquake in 2010.

World, United Nations, 27 Jul 2014

Alaska quake knocks out some communication, does little damage

JUNEAU Alaska - An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.9 struck the coast of Alaska early on Friday, shaking people awake in the capital Juneau and cutting off some communications in the southeast part of the state, officials said.

U.S., Environment, 25 Jul 2014

Storm kills two, injures 31 at Virginia campground

WASHINGTON - A likely tornado tore through an eastern Virginia campground on Thursday, killing two people and injuring 31 as it downed trees and overturned vehicles, officials said.

U.S., Environment, 24 Jul 2014

Storm kills two, injures 31 at Virginia campground

WASHINGTON - A likely tornado tore through an eastern Virginia campground on Thursday, killing two people and injuring 31 as it downed trees and overturned vehicles, officials said.

Environment, 24 Jul 2014