- Canadian convoy begins, hoping to flee wildfire zone Updated: May-06-16 6:15 pm
FORT MCMURRAY, Alberta - A massive convoy was under way Friday to move evacuees stranded at oil field camps north of Fort McMurray, Alberta amid a massive wildfire that officials fear could double in size by the end of Saturday.
- Coal seam fires again spark wildfires near Healy, coal mine Updated: May-06-16 5:53 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Underground fires in coal country near the interior Alaska community of Healy have again touched off wildfires on the surface, putting forest officials on alert to keep them from spreading to populated areas.
- Canadian brewery ships cases of water to wildfire zone Updated: May-06-16 4:38 pm
TORONTO - One of Canada's largest breweries says it is donating up to 200,000 cans of emergency drinking water to firefighters and evacuees affected by the raging wildfires in Fort McMurray, Alberta.
- Fire in Alberta threatens oil production, helps boost price Updated: May-06-16 3:36 pm
The massive wildfire in the heart of Canada's oil country is helping send crude prices higher.
- 10 percent of California now out of drought Updated: May-06-16 2:32 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - A new drought report says all but 10 percent of California is locked in drought - but that's actually good news.
- Hunters spark wildfire in Bridger-Teton National Forest Updated: May-06-16 2:00 pm
JACKSON HOLE, Wyoming - Bridger-Teton National Forest fire officials say they have extinguished the area's first wildfire.
- 3 buildings, shed, 3 acres burn at farm north of Las Vegas Updated: May-06-16 1:35 pm
MOAPA, Nevada - Fire officials are investigating the cause of an overnight fire that destroyed three buildings and a shed about 35 miles north of Las Vegas, and charred 3 acres of surrounding trees and farmland.
- Work to prevent rock slides at Glenwood Canyon set to begin Updated: May-06-16 12:38 pm
GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colorado - Work to permanently prevent rock slides in Glenwood Canyon is set to begin Tuesday.
- Oklahoma County assessor confirms $330,000 in tornado damage Updated: May-06-16 12:21 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - The Oklahoma County Assessor's Office says a tornado that hit parts of Oklahoma County last week caused more than $330,000 in damage.
- Smoke from Canadian wildfire could impact North Dakota Updated: May-06-16 11:43 am
BISMARCK, North Dakota - Smoke from a wildfire that's raging in western Canada might impact North Dakotans.
- Former head of Indian arts group accused of embezzlement Updated: May-06-16 10:31 am
SANTA FE, New Mexico - A former head of the Southwestern Association for Indian Arts has been accused of embezzling thousands of dollars raised by Native American artists to benefit victims of a 2011 tsunami in Japan.
- Landslide of jade mining waste kills at least 13 in Myanmar Updated: May-06-16 7:55 am
HPAKANT, Myanmar - At least 13 people have been killed by a landslide of jade mining waste in northern Myanmar, a hospital said Friday. More people may still be buried under the waste.
- Tornado topples trees, snaps power lines near Wilmington Updated: May-06-16 6:54 am
WILMINGTON, North Carolina - The National Weather Service says a tornado struck northern New Hanover County, uprooting trees and damaging some homes.
- Vermont volunteer firefighter dies following heart attack Updated: May-06-16 5:55 am
GEORGIA, Vermont - A volunteer firefighter has died from complications after he suffered a heart attack while battling a brush fire in the northwest Vermont town last week.
- Small explosion detected at Cleveland Volcano Updated: May-06-16 12:44 am
CHUGINADAK ISLAND, Alaska - Scientists have detected a small explosion at the Cleveland Volcano on Thursday night.
- 3.5 Nevada quake near Burning Man site; no damage reported Updated: May-05-16 9:07 pm
GERLACH, Nevada - A magnitude 3.5 earthquake struck in a remote part of the northern Nevada desert near where the annual Burning Man counterculture festival is held, but there's been no report of any damage.
- Canadian wildfire causes Alaska Highway closure Updated: May-05-16 9:07 pm
JUNEAU, Alaska - A wildfire in northern British Columbia has caused the Canadian province's transportation ministry to close a portion of the Alaska Highway.
- Painful options for some Brooklyn subway riders amid repairs Updated: May-05-16 8:27 pm
NEW YORK - Riders who use a subway line that goes through the lone tunnel connecting some of Brooklyn's hippest neighborhoods to the city's commercial heart are facing a "Would you rather" question they would rather not be asked.
- Decade after Katrina, New Orleans poised to regain schools Updated: May-05-16 7:06 pm
NEW ORLEANS - More than a decade after a catastrophic hurricane led to the state's takeover of most New Orleans public schools, Louisiana's Legislature is poised to return oversight to a local school board that was once widely maligned.
- Montana, feds make deal on use of firefighting helicopters Updated: May-05-16 4:06 pm
HELENA, Montana - Montana and federal officials have made a deal that will allow the state's five firefighting helicopters to respond to some blazes on federal lands, after they were barred from doing so last year as fires raging across the West led to equipment shortages.
- Magnitude 3.8 quake extends swarm along Arizona-Nevada line Updated: May-05-16 3:05 pm
A swarm of dozens of mostly small earthquakes in a sparsely populated area of northwestern Arizona has continued with the strongest quake recorded so far.
- Ecuadoreans in US seek immigration help after quake Updated: May-04-16 11:54 pm
LOS ANGELES - Ecuadorean immigrants are asking the Obama administration to allow their fellow citizens living in the United States illegally to stay here and work while the South American country recovers from a magnitude-7.8 earthquake.
- Class action status OK'd in major post-Katrina flood case Updated: May-04-16 7:46 pm
NEW ORLEANS - A federal judge who ruled last year that the federal government is responsible for some of the flooding that hit the New Orleans area after Hurricane Katrina and other storms granted class-action status in the case Wednesday, meaning numerous property owners - not just the handful in the original 2005 lawsuit - could be in line for compensation.
- Fuel breaks to reduce wildfire risk built in Idaho, Oregon Updated: May-04-16 6:20 pm
BOISE, Idaho - Federal officials are putting in emergency fuel breaks in southwest Idaho and southeast Oregon to reduce wildfire risk while they work on an environmental assessment for a larger fuel break project for the area.
- GM to resume production at 4 plants idled by Japan quakes Updated: May-04-16 5:46 pm
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - General Motors is on track to resume full operations at four North American plants where vehicle assembly has been halted because of supply chain interruptions caused by earthquakes in Japan.