Louisiana helping Puerto Rico with earthquake recovery

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — More than 20 Louisiana state fire marshal employees are heading to Puerto Rico on Thursday to help with earthquake recovery efforts. Gov. John Bel Edwards an...

Turkish rescuers thank Taiwan for earthquake donations

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A Turkish search and rescue group posted a photo showing the flags of Turkey and Taiwan side-by-side and expressed appreciation for aid provided by Taiwan in the aftermath of a...

North Carolina emergency response team goes to Puerto Rico

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A 12-member team from North Carolina is spending two weeks in Puerto Rico helping islanders deal with earthquake damage. The state Division of Emergency Managem...

Donations from Taiwan pour in as Turkey struck by earthquake

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s donations to a Turkish disaster rescue organization after a magnitude 6.8 earthquake shook Turkey last week evoke the friendship established between the peo...

Turkish rescuers drill into rubble to seek quake victims

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish emergency teams drilled through the rubble Monday, searching for the last two missing quake victims believed trapped beneath a collapsed building after eastern Turkey was...

3 missing after barge crash on Mississippi River

LULING, La. (AP) — Three people are missing after two barge towing vessels collided Sunday on the Mississippi River in an accident that also may have released toxic vapor into the air, the Coast Guard...

Greece: fines for sea rescues if bad weather warning ignored

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek authorities are putting into effect a law under which people using recreational watercraft at sea who disregard severe weather warnings and then trigger search and rescue o...

California sends earthquake response experts to Puerto Rico

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California is sending 31 disaster specialists to Puerto Rico after a magnitude 5.9 earthquake struck the island's southern coast on Saturday, the latest in a series of quakes...

Mudslides, blackouts hamper search after Indonesia floods

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Mudslides and power blackouts hampered the search for people missing in massive floods in Indonesia's capital, where more than 60 people have died and some of the tens of tho...

Indonesia’s flooded capital disinfected to fend off disease

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Soldiers and health workers sprayed Indonesia’s capital with disinfectant on Sunday to fend off possible diseases spread by massive flooding that has killed 60 pe...

Indonesia's flooded capital disinfected to fend off disease

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Soldiers and health workers sprayed Indonesia's capital with disinfectant on Sunday to fend off possible diseases spread by massive flooding that has killed 60 people and aff...

Search in Cambodia resumes after building collapse kills 5

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Search and rescue teams in Cambodia removed rubble Saturday for a second day to find any more survivors from a building collapse that killed at least five people and injure...

Migrant boat sinks off Turkish coast, 8 killed

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A boat carrying migrants sank off Turkey's Aegean coast, killing eight people, Turkey's Interior Ministry said Friday. A search-and-rescue mission continued for about seven migra...

Taiwan defense officials meet after crash kills top officer

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen convened a meeting of top defense officials and urged them Friday to be on a lookout for military developments concerning China following a helic...

8 Taiwan military officers killed in Black Hawk crash mourned

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A mourning area was set up for Taiwan's top general and seven other military officers who were killed in Thursday's (Jan. 2) Black Hawk helicopter crash. After ...