Study looks at San Francisco quake vulnerability

California 10/04/18, 19:32

As two of San Francisco's most vaunted buildings sink or crack, an earthquake study recommended re-inspecting dozens of high-rises and beefing up construction codes for the growing crop of skyscrapers in the booming city.The "Tall Buildings Safety Strategy" released Thursday listed 156 buildings taller than 240 feet, most of them ...

10 Things to Know for Today

U.S. 10/04/18, 06:39

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:1. FBI DELIVERS KAVANAUGH REPORT TO SENATEThe Senate braces for an initial vote on the Supreme Court hopeful's nomination, setting the stage for a showdown roll call over confirmation as early as this weekend.2. ...

Update: Palu airport to reopen after quake and tsunami

World 10/04/18, 02:08

The Latest on the earthquake and tsunami in Indonesia (all times local):1 p.m.Indonesian military personnel help distribute relief aid at the Mutiara Sis Al-Jufri airport to evacuate the earthquake and tsunami-damaged city of Palu, Central Sulawesi Indonesia, Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018. Life is on hold for thousands living in tents ...

Little but uncertainty in Indonesian city hit by disasters

World 10/03/18, 22:41

Life is on hold for thousands living in tents and shelters in the Indonesian city hit by a powerful earthquake and tsunami.The body of a tsunami victim waits for evacuation at a village heavily damaged by Friday's earthquake and tsunami in Palu, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia Indonesia, Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018. ...

PHOTOS: Indonesia copes with tragic humanitarian crisis

World 10/03/18, 06:45

Days after a powerful earthquake and tsunami struck central Indonesia's Sulawesi island, residents and rescuers are still trying to cope with the humanitarian crisis.In this Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018, photo, a man sits in the shade of a sheet of a corrugated tin surrounded by earthquake debris in Palu, Central ...

Indonesia disaster survivors search debris for food, drinks

World 10/03/18, 01:58

Awesome Indonesia," a young man shouted sarcastically as a crowd of people, some pushing their arms elbow deep into a jumbled pile of sodden food and debris, searched for anything edible in the shell of a warehouse that tsunami waves had pounded.Clamoring over the reeking pile or staking out a ...

Update: President arrives in hard-hit city to see damage

World 10/03/18, 01:11

The Latest on the earthquake and tsunami in Indonesia (all times local):12:30 p.m.Indonesian President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo has arrived in a hard-hit city to see damage and recovery from the earthquake and tsunami that struck a central island last week.Widodo was expected to tour various areas and visit a hospital ...

Aid slowly is tricking to Indonesian disaster-hit areas

World 10/02/18, 22:18

Aid was trickling into areas crippled by the devastating earthquake and tsunami on Indonesia's Sulawesi island, with residents in one neighborhood clapping, cheering and high-fiving at the arrival of a supply truck.A man named Heruwanto said he was happy while clutching a box of instant noodles. "I really haven't eaten ...

Smaller villages desperate for aid after Indonesia disaster

World 10/02/18, 21:40

Days after Indonesia's earthquake and tsunami devastated the fishing village of Wani on Sulawesi island, residents hoping that help would soon arrive are now angry because it hasn't.FILE - In this Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018, file photo, a man carries recovered items from the wreckage of Friday's tsunami at a ...

Residents fume in decimated Indonesian city as aid lags

World 10/02/18, 02:43

Home to hundreds of families, the Balaroa neighborhood of Indonesia's Palu city was once a patchwork of asphalted streets and tidy houses dominated by a golden domed mosque. Now it looks as if it was picked up and thrown back to earth with incomprehensible force.A man walks on a heavily ...

Update: Moderate quakes shake another part of Indonesia

World 10/02/18, 00:01

The Latest on a powerful earthquake and tsunami that hit part of central Indonesia (all times local):10:20 a.m.Indonesian rescuers search for missing persons in the ruins of Roa-Roa Hotel following a massive earthquake and tsunami in Palu, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia, Monday, Oct. 1, 2018. A mass burial of earthquake and ...

Desperation everywhere, aid slow to reach Indonesia victims

World 10/01/18, 22:00

Desperation is visible everywhere in areas heavily damaged by an earthquake and tsunami, four days after the disaster devastated parts of Indonesia's central Sulawesi island.People survey the damage following a massive earthquake and tsunami at Talise beach in Palu, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia, Monday, Oct. 1, 2018. Bright-colored body bags were ...

Indonesia quake: a neighborhood buried, a final embrace

World 10/01/18, 21:51

For two days, Edi Setiwan helped pull the dead and the living out of a sea of mud and debris, all of them victims of one of Indonesia's deadliest earthquakes in years.And then, half-buried in the brown sludge, he saw two motionless bodies that broke his heart."I could see my ...

PHOTOS: Scenes of destruction and suffering in Indonesia

World 10/01/18, 01:25

The powerful earthquake and tsunami that struck the Indonesian island of Sulawesi left heart-wrenching scenes of destruction and human suffering.In this Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018, file photo, people survey outside the flooded shopping mall which was damaged following earthquakes and a tsunami in Palu, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana, ...

Update: Indonesia’s president authorizes foreign help

World 09/30/18, 23:13

The Latest on a powerful earthquake and tsunami that hit part of central Indonesia (all times local):9:45 a.m.Indonesia's president has authorized for the country to accept international help for the earthquake and tsunami disaster on the central island of Sulawesi.Thomas Lembong, chair of Indonesia's Investment Coordinating Board, tweeted Monday morning ...

String of disasters exacts heavy damage, human toll in Asia

World 09/30/18, 22:03

A recent string of natural disasters, the latest a deadly earthquake and tsunami in Indonesia, have exacted a severe toll both in economic damage and human lives throughout Asia. The U.N. Office for Disaster Risk Reduction, or UNISDR, says up to 1.6 million people could be affected by the magnitude ...

Burials begin in quake- and tsunami-hit Indonesian region

World 09/30/18, 22:03

A mass burial was being prepared for more than 300 bodies in an Indonesian city hit hard by a powerful earthquake and tsunami.Rescuers carry an earthquake survivor at restaurant building damaged by a massive earthquakes and tsunami in Palu, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia, Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018. Rescue officials feared the ...

Update: Tsunami-hit Indonesia shopping mall being looted

World 09/29/18, 23:29

The Latest on a powerful earthquake and tsunami that hit Indonesia (all times local):11:15 a.m.Looters are stealing items from a shopping mall badly damaged by a massive earthquake and tsunami in the hard-hit Indonesian city of Palu in central Sulawesi as search and rescue efforts continue for trapped victims. An Associated ...

Indonesia tsunami toll tops 400 amid search for survivors

World 09/29/18, 23:02

Rescuers are scrambling to try to find trapped victims in collapsed buildings where voices could be heard screaming for help after a massive earthquake that spawned a deadly tsunami in Indonesia two days ago.Villagers view a ship swept ashore by tsunami in Palu, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia, Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018. ...

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