Belizean culture shines at Taiwan's lantern festivals

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Belize is launching two themed lanterns at the Taiwan Lantern Festival in Taichung and Taipei Lantern Festival, which begin on Saturday (Feb. 8). According to the Centr...

New sinkhole found at endangered Mississippi dam

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — An inspection found a new sinkhole at a Mississippi lake where an earthen dam could fail because of high water levels linked to heavy rains, officials said Friday. ...

Cranes remove bus partially swallowed by Pittsburgh sinkhole

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A bus that was partially swallowed when a sinkhole opened during morning rush hour in downtown Pittsburgh has been removed from the hole. Authorities said earlier M...

Sinkhole opens, swallows part of city bus during rush hour

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The front of a city bus is up in the air after a sinkhole opened under it during rush hour in downtown Pittsburgh. The Port Authority of Allegheny County says the l...

The Latest: Flash flooding leaves motorists stranded

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Latest on flooding and storms around Pennsylvania (all times local): 5:30 p.m. The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood emergency...

Torrential rain brings floods, landslides around Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Torrential downpours turned roads into rivers and triggered landslides on Thursday, blocking access to a hospital for several hours and forcing the evacuation of a preschool when a s...

The best ever? Jones, Nunes could make cases at UFC 239

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Any attempt to choose the most dominant active fighter in mixed martial arts inevitably leads to a choice between two champions: Jon Jones or Amanda Nunes. Any discu...

27-foot long sinkhole continues to grow in North Carolina

ASHVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A 27-foot (8 meter) long and 20-foot (6 meter) deep sinkhole continues to expand in a North Carolina parking lot. The sinkhole is about half the size of a tract...

Mexico's prized beaches threatened by smelly algae invasion

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Tourists looking for sun and sand in Mexican resorts like Cancun, Playa del Carmen and Tulum have been disgusted by foul-smelling mounds of sargassum — a seaweed-like algae — piling...

Gas explosion also damaged world-famous Porsche collection

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — The gas explosion that killed one person and injured 25 others in North Carolina also damaged a building that houses a rarely seen but world famous collection of Porsches. ...

Lawsuit filed against firms in Michigan sewer line collapse

FRASER, Mich. (AP) — A lawsuit has been filed against three companies in connection with a sewer line collapse north of Detroit that cost $75 million to repair. Officials say the Mac...

Pennsylvania permits halted for Texas-based pipeline company

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania is halting construction permits for natural gas pipelines operated by a company whose pipeline exploded last year, as the governor said Friday that Energy Transfer ...

California storms bring fear of devastating mudslides

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A year after a mudslide swept through a fire-devastated California town, killing 21 people, residents of hundreds homes in burn areas were told to pack up and leave as a Pacific sto...

Officials: Human error led to 2016 suburban Detroit sinkhole

FRASER, Mich. (AP) — Officials say a sinkhole north of Detroit that damaged homes and cost $75 million to fix was caused by human error that allowed the quick release of waste and water into a sewer l...

Update: Sinkhole swallows truck in central Taipei

Update: 11/29 11:00 p.m. The hole has actually enlarged and workers were seen ripping up more pavement as the damage below ground appears to be much more extensive than previously expected. I...