Natural Disasters

Where Ukraine's separatists get their weapons

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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., 6:10am EDT

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

California attorney general asks lawyers to help immigrant children

SACRAMENTO Calif. - California's attorney general has personally asked several major law firms to provide pro bono services to unaccompanied immigrant children flooding the U.S. border with Mexico, a signal that California views the growing crisis as a humanitarian issue.

U.S., 24 Jul 2014

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.

U.S., Environment, 24 Jul 2014