Outbreak starts to look more like worldwide economic crisis

NEW YORK (AP) — The coronavirus outbreak began to look more like a worldwide economic crisis Friday as anxiety about the infection emptied shops and amusement parks, canceled events, cut trade a...

Democrats' feisty debate reaches nearly 20 million viewers

NEW YORK (AP) — This week's feisty Democratic presidential debate, the first to feature former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, was a huge television hit with nearly 20 million viewers. ...

Bad weather moves north as southern storms leave 4 dead

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Nearly 150,000 homes and businesses in the southeastern United States were without power early Friday after a powerful winter storm raked the region, killing at least four peop...

Photos of 'king tides' globally show risks of climate change

DEPOE BAY, Ore. (AP) — Tourists, nature lovers and amateur scientists are whipping out their cameras to document the effects of extreme high tides on shorelines from the United States to New Zealand, ...

Hundreds evacuate homes in New Zealand to escape flooding

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Hundreds of people evacuated their homes and farms Wednesday to escape flooding in southern New Zealand. Authorities told many residents in the towns o...

Officials say heavy rains kill 13 in Rwanda's capital

KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — At least 13 people died in Rwanda’s capital, Kigali, in overnight heavy rains and others were injured, government officials said Monday. The East African nation...

Bloomberg could qualify for debates under new party rules

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Democratic National Committee has dropped grassroots fundraising qualifications for the party’s Feb. 19 debate before the Nevada caucuses, opening the possibility that bill...

Climate change poses threat to future Super Bowls in Miami

MIAMI (AP) — The forecast for the Super Bowl in Miami is grim. Clear skies and temperature in the 60s are expected when the game kicks off, so weather won't be a problem. ...

Heavy rains in Brazil continue flooding Minas Gerais cities

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Heavy rains devastated the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais on Tuesday night and Wednesday morning, causing destructive flooding and landslides. In the state's ...

Houston mayor, others help residents after deadly blast

HOUSTON (AP) — Houston’s mayor and others say they will work to provide assistance to residents whose homes were damaged after a massive explosion at a warehouse that killed two workers and injured 20...

4 Missouri River states unite to try to limit flooding

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas and Missouri are joining forces for a study that will look for ways the states can limit flooding along the Missouri River and give them information about h...

Heavy rains in Brazil cause flooding, landslides; 11 killed

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Heavy rains caused flooding and landslides in southeast Brazil, killing at least 11 people, authorities said Saturday. Two people died on Friday in Belo Horizon...

Death toll up to 21 from flooding in Madagascar; 20 missing

ANTANANARIVO, Madagascar (AP) — The death toll from flooding and landslides from torrential rains in Madagascar has risen to 21, authorities said Friday. Another 20 people are missin...

Chinese city at center of virus outbreak is major crossroads

The city of Wuhan is one of China's largest industrial hubs and a major crossroads. The capital of Hubei province has 11 million people and is under an unprecedented, open-ended lockdown to try to pre...

At least 13 killed in torrential rains in Madagascar

ANTANANARIVO, Madagascar (AP) — At least 13 people have died in flooding and landslides caused by torrential rains in Madagascar this week, authorities said Thursday, with the military deployed to hel...