Several dozen miners believed trapped after Zimbabwe floods

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Media in Zimbabwe say several dozen artisanal miners are missing after rains flooded mines while they were underground. State broadcaster ZBC said late Wednes...

Australian leader tours floods where 2 men reported missing

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Australia's prime minister has toured the flood-stricken city of Townsville where two men have been reported missing. While floodwater receded in Townsvill...

Boats, helicopters deployed for rescues in Australia floods

SYDNEY (AP) — Emergency workers are using boats and helicopters to rescue people from flooded parts of northern Australia where forecasts call for more heavy rainfall. More than 1,10...

The Latest: Nevada senators blast DOE over plutonium

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The Latest on a federal court battle over the shipment of plutonium from South Carolina to Nevada (all times local): 2:25 p.m. Nevada's congressio...

Death toll from Indonesian floods, landslides, climbs to 59

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A disaster official says the number of people killed after days of torrential rain triggered flash floods and landslides on Indonesia's Sulawesi island has climbed to 59 with...

Death toll from Indonesian floods and landslides rises to 26

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — The governor of an Indonesian province inundated by torrential rains says the death toll from flooding and landslides has risen to 26. South Sulawesi Gov. N...

Flooding, landslide kill 6 in western Indonesia

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — An Indonesian official says torrential rains that caused flooding and a landslide killed 6 people and displaced hundreds in the western district of Gowa. Th...

AP-NORC Poll: Disasters influence thinking on climate change

WASHINGTON (AP) — When it comes to their views on climate change, Americans are looking at natural disasters and their local weather, according to a new poll. Lately, that means reco...

AP WAS THERE: Southern California's deadly 1994 earthquake

LOS ANGELES (AP) — This week marks 25 years since a deadly earthquake struck Southern California's densely populated San Fernando Valley. The state said at least 57 died in the magni...

Landslide engulfs Pakistani bus with workers, killing 8

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani police say a landslide triggered by this week's rains engulfed a bus carrying workers on a dam project in the northwest, killing eight people. Regional pol...

India's mega Hindu festival begins under cloud of toxic air

PRAYAGRAJ, India (AP) — Thousands of portable toilets line roads constantly swept clean, drinking water flows from newly installed taps, electric substations power a massive tent city and billboards e...

Trump says he has 'no idea' if deal can be made with Pelosi

WASHINGTON (AP) — As the partial government shutdown slipped into the record books, members of Congress had left town, no negotiations were scheduled and President Donald Trump tweeted into the void. ...

Shutdown becomes longest federal closure in US history

WASHINGTON (AP) — The partial government shutdown became the longest closure in U.S. history when the clock ticked past midnight Friday as President Donald Trump and nervous Republicans scrambled to f...

Landslide engulfs children in Indonesia, killing 1

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia's disaster agency says a sudden landslide engulfed children playing near a cliff, killing one and injuring several. Agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo ...

Iraq closes camps for displaced, pushes families into peril

BZEIBIZ, Iraq (AP) — It was a cold and gusty day in December when the army came to the Bzeibiz camp and told families displaced by the war against the Islamic State group that it was time to go home. ...