Police: All 7 killed in Hawaii tour helicopter crash

U.S. 12/29/19, 06:26

Tour helicopter operations in Hawaii have come under increased scrutiny after the deadly crash this week, one of several recent accidents in the state, with a congressman calling the trips unsafe and lacking proper oversight. There were no survivors of a Thursday tour helicopter crash that killed three minors and four ...

Wreckage found of Hawaii tour helicopter carrying 7

U.S. 12/27/19, 13:44

The wreckage of a helicopter carrying seven people to one of the most rugged and remote coastlines in Hawaii was found Friday in a mountainous area on the island of Kauai, authorities said. Officials said in a news release that they're sending additional resources and searching for possible survivors of the ...

Major Southern California highways reopen after heavy snow

U.S. 12/27/19, 11:48

Major interstates reopened in Southern California on Friday after lengthy closures caused by a cold storm that drenched the region and blanketed mountains and desert areas with heavy snow. The notorious Grapevine section of Interstate 5 in towering Tejon Pass north of Los Angeles was finally opened after a 36-hour closure ...

Powerful storm pounds Southern California with rain, snow

U.S. 12/26/19, 21:22

A cold and blustery winter storm unleashed downpours and extensive snowfall on Southern California, triggering a tornado and snarling post-Christmas travel on major routes Thursday. Snow shut down vital Interstate 5 in Tejon Pass through the mountains north of Los Angeles and stopped traffic on Interstate 15 over Cajon Pass in ...

Christmas typhoon leaves 28 dead, 12 missing in Philippines

Asia & Pacific 12/26/19, 16:09

A strong typhoon that barreled through the central Philippines left at least 28 dead and 12 missing, and forced thousands to flee their homes, devastating Christmas celebrations in the predominantly Roman Catholic country. Typhoon Phanfone stranded many people in sea and airports at the peak of holiday travel, set off landslides, ...

Massive redwood tree falls, kills hiker in California park

U.S. 12/26/19, 13:31

A huge redwood tree fell and killed a man visiting Muir Woods National Monument Park in California on Christmas Eve, authorities said Thursday. Subhradeep Dutta, 28, of Edina, Minnesota, died while walking on a marked dirt trail with two other people in the park north of San Francisco famous for its ...

11 Australians missing, 13 injured in New Zealand eruption

Asia & Pacific 12/09/19, 23:37

Australia’s prime minister said Tuesday that 11 Australians remained unaccounted for and 13 had been hospitalized after a volcano eruption in New Zealand. Three Australians were suspected to be among the initial five confirmed dead, Prime Minister Scott Morrison told reporters in Sydney. “I fear there is worse news to come over ...

5 dead, many more missing in eruption of New Zealand volcano

Asia & Pacific 12/08/19, 23:26

A volcanic island in New Zealand erupted Monday in a tower of ash and steam while dozens of tourists were exploring the moon-like surface, killing five people and leaving many more missing. Police said the site was still too dangerous hours later for rescuers to search for the missing. Police Deputy Commissioner ...

Winter storm threatens to scramble Thanksgiving travel plans

U.S. 11/27/19, 11:59

A day after bringing havoc to the Rocky Mountains, a powerful winter storm rolled across the Midwest on Wednesday, threatening to scramble Thanksgiving plans for millions of people during one of the busiest travel weeks of the year. The storm, which was blamed for one death and hundreds of canceled flights, ...

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 travel period went into high gear. That storm was heading toward ...

Update: California, Oregon brace for ‘bomb cyclone’

U.S. 11/26/19, 10:40

The Latest on the wintry weather in the U.S. (all times local): 1:20 p.m. Northern California and southern Oregon residents are bracing for a “bomb cyclone” weather phenomenon that’s expected at one of the busiest travel times of the year. Martin Rabago shovel snow from a walkway in Scottsbluff, Neb., Tuesday, Nov. 26, ...

Winter already? Snow, deep freeze from Rockies to East Coast

U.S. 11/11/19, 19:04

An arctic air mass that brought snow and ice to an area stretching from the Rocky Mountains to northern New England on Monday was poised to give way to record-breaking cold temperatures. In mid-Michigan, three people were killed in a two-vehicle crash that the Eaton County sheriff's department attributed to heavy ...

Fire hits UNESCO royal stables in Italian city of Turin

Europe 10/21/19, 03:51

Firefighters say a fire has burned about one-fourth of the roof of Turin's Cavallerizza Reale, a UNESCO World Heritage site in the center of the northern Italian city, hitting an area of the building once used for the royal stables. Firefighters rushed to the scene early Monday and managed to put ...

Empire State Building shows off new $165 million observatory

New York 10/10/19, 22:18

The observatory atop the Empire State Building has a dizzying new look with floor-to-ceiling, 360-degree windows 102 floors above New York City. The remodeled observatory opens to the public Saturday. It was unveiled to the media Thursday. More than 4 million annual visitors to the 1931 Art Deco skyscraper — about 60% ...

In photos: Balloons fill Albuquerque sky in 2nd day of annual fiesta

U.S. 10/06/19, 13:06

Hundreds of balloons have filled the sky over Albuquerque in the city's annual International Balloon Fiesta. Event officials sent up the green flag just before 6:30 a.m. Sunday, giving the all clear for the mass ascension. Balloons were mostly tethered to the ground Saturday because of fog and that mass ascension was ...

Tanks arrive in DC ahead of July 4 celebration

Politics 07/01/19, 19:20

At least two Army tanks have arrived in Washington ahead of a Fourth of July celebration that President Donald Trump says will include military hardware. An Associated Press photographer says the two M1A1 Abrams tanks are with four other military vehicles on a freight train in a railyard at the southeastern ...

Update: 2nd hour of debate derailed by tech problems

2020 Campaign 06/26/19, 21:25

The Latest on the Democratic presidential debates (all times local): ___ 10:10 p.m. The second hour of the first Democratic presidential debate has been derailed by technical difficulties. As debate moderators Rachel Maddow and Chuck Todd took over Wednesday for the next round of the debate, the 10 candidates on stage were unable to ...

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