- Fire crews make progress on N. Idaho wildfire Updated: Jul-08-15 2:20 am
BAYVIEW, Idaho - A fire spokesman says firefighters are making progress in their battle against a wildfire that has destroyed at least six homes and forced evacuations near the north Idaho lake community of Bayview.
- Popular ice caves draw thousands each year; can be dangerous Updated: Jul-07-15 7:59 pm
VERLOT, Washington - Thousands of visitors each year make the easy 1-mile trek to glimpse spectacular snow and ice formations at the Big Four Ice Caves in Washington state.
- Soldiers arrive in Saskatchewan to battle raging wildfires Updated: Jul-07-15 7:41 pm
LA RONGE, Saskatchewan - Canadian soldiers arrived Tuesday to help battle raging wildfires in the western province of Saskatchewan, where more than 10,000 people have been evacuated in recent days. The smoke has triggered air quality warnings across the U.S. West and Midwest.
- Oklahoma officials postpone plan to blast along interstate Updated: Jul-07-15 3:41 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - Oklahoma transportation officials have postponed plans to set off explosives to prevent more rockslides along Interstate 35 in the Arbuckle Mountains.
- City OKs planned Millennium Hollywood skyscrapers project Updated: Jul-07-15 2:31 pm
LOS ANGELES - Los Angeles building officials approved plans to build a 1 million-square-foot complex of skyscrapers, stores and restaurants in the heart of Hollywood, agreeing with the developer that an earthquake fault underneath the property is too old to be considered active.
- Canadian wildfire smoke prompts health warning in Colorado Updated: Jul-07-15 2:08 pm
DENVER - Smoke drifting south from wildfires burning in Canada has spread into Colorado, prompting a health warning for the eastern half of the state.
- Canadian wildfire smoke affecting Illinois air quality Updated: Jul-07-15 12:36 pm
PEORIA, Illinois - Smoke from wildfires in Canada is affecting air quality in northwest and west central Illinois.
- Canadian wildfires reducing air quality in Wisconsin Updated: Jul-07-15 11:33 am
MADISON, Wisconsin - Smoke from Canadian wildfires has reduced Wisconsin's air quality.
- Firefighting efforts stymied by drones flying nearby Updated: Jul-07-15 7:50 am
PHOENIX - Residents flying drones near wildfires have disrupted firefighting efforts in at least three instances so far this season, a problem Forest Service officials are hoping to fix.
- Woman saves children from injury as tornado hits house Updated: Jul-07-15 7:23 am
WAUPACA, Wisconsin - Sheriff's officials say a mother saved her three young children from injury as a tornado hit their house in Waupaca County.
- Heavy storms hit Kansas City area Updated: Jul-06-15 8:34 pm
KANSAS CITY, Missouri - Heavy storms swept through the Kansas City area during rush hour Monday, spawning at least one tornado and yanking down power lines and trees. No injuries were reported.
- Wildfires in Canada cause air quality advisory in Colorado Updated: Jul-06-15 5:46 pm
DENVER - Smoke from wildfires in western Canada has triggered an air quality advisory in northeastern Colorado.
- Air pollution warning expanded in Minnesota Updated: Jul-06-15 5:13 pm
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency is expanding its air pollution warning due to smoke from wildfires in Canada.
- Oregon's Corner Creek fire now 15 percent contained Updated: Jul-06-15 1:49 pm
DAYVILLE, Oregon - The Oregon Department of Forestry reports some progress in containing a wildfire that has scorched 40 square miles and continues to burn actively on the west side of the South Fork John Day River.
- Fire in Olympic National Park raises concerns Updated: Jul-06-15 1:17 pm
PARADISE CREEK, Olympic National Park - Fire crews call them "cat faces," deep holes that flames have burned into the trunks of the centuries-old Sitka spruce and hemlock growing here in the Queets River valley.
- Snyder declares state of disaster after Ionia County tornado Updated: Jul-06-15 12:21 pm
LANSING, Michigan - Gov. Rick Snyder has declared a state of disaster for Ionia County after tornado last month caused significant damage to the city of Portland.
- Sheriff seeking info on person at start of wildfire Updated: Jul-06-15 10:47 am
WENATCHEE, Washington - The Chelan County sheriff's office is asking for the public's help in identifying a person seen near the start of a central Washington wildfire that has destroyed more than two dozen homes.
- Tornado suspected for damage at Nebraska Panhandle farmstead Updated: Jul-06-15 10:07 am
MORRILL, Nebraska - A farmstead in the Nebraska Panhandle has been damaged by what may have been a short-lived tornado.
- Southern California communities near fire at risk for floods Updated: Jul-06-15 6:18 am
RIVERSIDE, California - U.S. Forest Service officials say those living in areas around a 49-square-mile wildfire will be at risk for flooding and debris flows long after the flames are extinguished.
- Japan emotional after World Cup loss Updated: Jul-06-15 12:32 am
VANCOUVER, British Columbia - Japan clearly was not ready for Carli Lloyd.
- Illegal fireworks hurts 5 at party, suspected in some fires Updated: Jul-05-15 10:35 pm
LOS ANGELES - Illegal fireworks were believed to have ignited fires that threatened homes and destroyed property in several locations, as well as caused an explosion at a block party that sent at least five people to the hospital, authorities across California said Sunday as they assessed damages and injuries from the July Fourth celebration.
- Earthquakes hit south-central Alaska, one right after other Updated: Jul-05-15 9:58 pm
The U.S. Geological Survey reports that two earthquakes hit south-central Alaska on Sunday in rapid succession.
- The Latest: Carli Lloyd wins Golden Ball as top player Updated: Jul-05-15 9:22 pm
VANCOUVER, British Columbia - The latest from the Women's World Cup final (all times local):
- Illegal fireworks suspected in factory, grass fires Updated: Jul-05-15 8:10 pm
LOS ANGELES - Investigators suspect illegal fireworks sparked a fire that injured four firefighters and caused up to $3 million in damage to three warehouses in South Los Angeles.
- Disaster, damage numbers rise in Kansas Updated: Jul-05-15 6:47 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Federal disaster declarations and damage costs are on the rise in Kansas, although it's unclear whether more severe weather is the reason.