Snow causes travel mayhem across US just before Thanksgiving

U.S. 11/26/19, 10:50

A storm dumping heavy snow buried highways in Colorado and Wyoming Tuesday, prompted school closures in Nebraska and forced more than 1,000 travelers to sleep overnight in Denver’s airport after hundreds of flights were canceled as the busy Thanksgiving week ...

Passengers violently ejected from seats on turbulent flight

U.S. 07/12/19, 07:25

Dozens of people were violently slammed off the ceiling of a jetliner that encountered unexpected and intense turbulence over the Pacific Ocean Thursday. An Air Canada flight to Australia made an emergency landing in Honolulu after 37 people were injured, nine ...

Device to trap plastic waste in Pacific Ocean relaunches

U.S. 06/22/19, 19:30

A floating device designed to catch plastic waste has been redeployed in second attempt to clean up a huge island of trash swirling in the Pacific Ocean between California and Hawaii. Boyan Slat, creator of The Ocean Cleanup project, announced on ...

Salmon-eating sea lions targeted at Columbia River dam

U.S. 05/03/19, 12:45

More California sea lions preying on imperiled salmon in the Columbia River below a hydroelectric project on the Oregon-Washington border are being killed under a revised policy, federal authorities said Friday. The National Marine Fisheries Service made public reduced criteria for ...

Update: Kim, Putin to meet Thursday in Russia’s Far East

Europe 04/23/19, 08:30

The Latest on Kim-Putin meeting (all times local): 4:25 p.m. A Kremlin adviser says that President Vladimir Putin will meet the North Korean leader in Russia's Far East on Thursday. FILE - This combination file photo, shows Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, in ...

Ex Colombia soccer star arrested for drug shipments

Soccer 03/20/19, 11:12

Former Southampton and Portsmouth midfielder Jhon Viafara has been arrested in his native Colombia on a U.S. drug warrant, officials said Wednesday.Colombia's chief prosecutor's office said that prosecutors in Texas believe Viafara was part of a criminal network tied to ...

Update: Intense California storm shuts San Diego schools

U.S. 02/15/19, 11:13

The Latest on storms hitting the West (all times local): 8:10 a.m. Classes have been canceled in seven school districts in San Diego County following the intense storm that hit California. The county's Office of Education cites power outages, flooding, road closures and ...

Storm creates chaos in California with flooding, mudslides

U.S. 02/14/19, 20:55

Waves of heavy rain pounded California on Thursday, trapping people in floodwaters, washing away a mountain highway, triggering a mudslide that destroyed homes and forcing residents to flee communities scorched by wildfires last year. The powerful system swept in from the ...

Latest Pacific Ocean storm pounds California with rain, snow

U.S. 01/17/19, 10:34

The latest in a series of Pacific Ocean storms pounded California with rain and snow Thursday, prompting officials to put communities on alert for mudslides and flooding and making travel treacherous. Runoff flowed from the San Francisco Bay Area to the ...

Huge trash-collecting boom in Pacific Ocean breaks apart

U.S. 01/06/19, 14:55

A trash collection device deployed to corral plastic litter floating in the Pacific Ocean between California and Hawaii has broken apart will be hauled back to dry land for repairs.Boyan Slat, who launched the Pacific Ocean cleanup project, told NBC ...

Massive boom in Pacific Ocean not corralling plastic trash

U.S. 12/17/18, 15:31

A trash collection device deployed three months ago to corral plastic litter floating between California and Hawaii is not collecting any trash. But Boyan Slat, who launched the Pacific Ocean cleanup project, told The Associated Press in an interview Monday he ...

2 US warplanes crash off Japan coast, rescue underway

U.S. 12/05/18, 19:32

Two American warplanes crashed into the Pacific Ocean off Japan's southwestern coast after a midair collision early Thursday, and rescuers found one of the seven crew members in stable condition while searching for the others, officials said. The U.S. Marine Corps ...

French-American man abandons attempt to swim Pacific

Science 11/26/18, 12:13

A French-American man has given up his attempt to swim across the Pacific Ocean after a storm broke the mainsail of his support ship, organizers said Monday.Ben Lecomte, who had completed about 1,500 nautical miles (2,780 kilometers) of the 5,000-mile ...

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