Yellowstone thermal spring erupts for 4th time in 60 years

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — A thermal spring near Old Faithful in Yellowstone National Park has erupted for the fourth time in the last 60 years, a park official said Thursday. Ear Spring ...

WHAT'S HAPPENING: Water will haunt Carolinas after Florence

MIAMI (AP) — Like hurricanes Harvey and Katrina before it, Florence will be remembered for unleashing a staggering amount of water over a vast area. The flooding unfolded just as forecasters expected,...

Can apps like Waze steer you clear of disaster? Maybe not

Navigation apps like Waze are trying to help motorists avoid hurricane flooding. But can people really rely on their smartphones to steer themselves out of a disaster zone? Amid heav...

More wet misery, soggy messes as Florence floodwaters rise

Many residents of the Carolinas have seen hurricane flooding before, but they say they haven't seen anything like the deluge Florence has dropped over both states since making landfall late last week....

WHAT'S HAPPENING: Rivers pose epic Florence flood risks

MIAMI (AP) — A heavy-duty response already is slogging through heavy rains and floodwaters to help people trapped or displaced by Florence's watery onslaught. Storm winds might be dropping, but rivers...

Maine's rebuilt scallop fishery looks to year of more growth

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine's scallop fishermen are looking at another year of conservative management, and members of the industry say that could be the best way to make sure the fishery continues r...

WHAT'S HAPPENING: Rain still in the forecast from Florence

MIAMI (AP) — How do you measure a disaster like Florence? In sum, the storm is turning out to be every bit as devastating as forecasters expected, with trillions of gallons of rain still in the foreca...

The Latest: Utah wildfire more than doubles in size

SPANISH FORK, Utah (AP) — The Latest on a Utah wildfire that has forced the evacuation of hundreds of homes (all times local): 10:45 a.m. A fast-moving Utah wildfir...

Wildfire forces evacuation of hundreds of Utah homes

SPANISH FORK, Utah (AP) — A fast-growing wildfire roaring through dry terrain in Utah has forced the evacuation of hundreds of homes. People were told to leave three communities near...

What's changed in US financial system since '08, at a glance

The financial crisis touched off the worst recession since the 1930s Great Depression, wiping out $11 trillion in U.S. household wealth and leaving about 8 million Americans jobless. Taxpayers funded ...

The Latest: California highway reopens after 6-day closure

SHASTA-TRINITY NATIONAL FOREST, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on wildfires in California (all times local): 9:45 a.m. A California transportation official says motorists...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Sunday, Sept. 9, the 252nd day of 2018. There are 113 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Sept. 9, 1...

California wildfire shuts I-5, prompts new evacuations

REDDING, Calif. (AP) — A fast-growing wildfire in Northern California prompted officials Wednesday to close both directions of Interstate 5 connecting California and Oregon and issue evacuations. ...

Cape Cod beaches: Playgrounds for tourists, and young sharks

BOSTON (AP) — A prominent shark researcher says smaller, younger great white sharks are being spotted in larger numbers off Cape Cod. Massachusetts marine biologist Greg Skomal says ...

Judge nixes New Jersey town's ban on nonresident drivers

LEONIA, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey town plans to seek to reverse a judge's ruling striking down its ordinance that banned nonresident drivers from using some of its streets as shortcuts to a heavily tra...