Natural Disasters

Storm kills three, injures 20 at Virginia campground

WASHINGTON - A likely tornado tore through an eastern Virginia campground on Thursday, killing up to three people and injuring as many as 20 as it overturned vehicles and downed trees, officials said.

Exploding shooting targets banned from 12 U.S. national forests

SALMON Idaho - Federal land managers on Wednesday banned exploding targets used by shooting enthusiasts from 12 national forests in four Western U.S. states, saying the devices could spark wildfires and are a threat to public safety.

Environment, U.S., 23 Jul 2014

Exploding shooting targets banned from 12 U.S. national forests

SALMON Idaho - Federal land managers on Wednesday banned exploding targets used by shooting enthusiasts from 12 national forests in four Western U.S. states, saying the devices could spark wildfires and are a threat to public safety.

U.S., 23 Jul 2014

Philippine province proves mass storm deaths can be avoided

MANILA - Nearly 100 people were killed in the Philippines last week when Typhoon Rammasun roared through, raising doubts about efforts to end the heavy tolls from storms that are only expected to get more intense as the global climate changes.

World, Environment, 23 Jul 2014

U.S. scientists to map interior of Mount St. Helens volcano

SEATTLE - A series of explosions set off by a team of scientists were expected to rattle Washington state's Mount St. Helens on Wednesday as researchers map the interior of the volcano, whose 1980 eruption was the deadliest in U.S. history.

Science, Environment, 23 Jul 2014

U.S. scientists urge 'national vision' to curb coastal risks in report

- A group of top scientists has called for a fundamental change to how the United States deals with risks to its Atlantic and Gulf coasts from storms and climate change in a National Research Council report released Wednesday.

Environment, U.S. 23 Jul 2014

Italy parliament votes to allow arrest of Berlusconi ally

ROME - The Italian parliament voted on Tuesday to lift immunity from arrest for one of former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi's oldest associates, implicated in a massive bribery scandal linked to a flood barrier project in Venice.

World, Italy, 22 Jul 2014

Super typhoon kills fourteen in southern China: Xinhua

BEIJING - A super typhoon has killed at least fourteen people in China since making landfall on Friday afternoon, state media said on Saturday, after hitting parts of the Philippines and leaving 77 dead.

World, Environment, China, 19 Jul 2014

Typhoon slams into southern China, one dead

BEIJING - A super typhoon slammed into China on Friday killing one person, as the government ordered an all-out effort to prevent loss of life from a storm that has already killed at least 64 people in the Philippines.

World, China, Arts, Environment 18 Jul 2014

Typhoon slams into southern China, one dead

BEIJING - A super typhoon slammed into China on Friday killing one person, as the government ordered an all-out effort to prevent loss of life from a storm that has already killed at least 64 people in the Philippines.

World, China, 18 Jul 2014