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...

Asia shares skid, Tokyo down 3.6 pct, after rout on Wall St

BANGKOK (AP) — Shares tumbled in Asia on Thursday, led by declines in semiconductor makers and other technology-oriented shares, after another torrent of selling on Wall Street. Japa...

Public will decide future of Mexico's $13 billion airport

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The future of Mexico City's new airport, already about a third completed, comes down to a public vote this week in a political high-wire act by the country's president-elect that co...

Taiwanese films win big in Hong Kong Chinese documentary festival

Taiwanese documentaries claimed both the first and second places in the features and shorts categories of the 11th Chinese Documentary Festival in Hong Kong. "Father (紅盒子)," directed by Y...

Car falls into sinkhole in Kaohsiung after 'rain bomb' blasts southern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- After a week of being pounded by torrential rain including a "rain bomb" that struck on Tuesday (Aug. 28), a sink hole suddenly opened up on a busy street in Kaohsiun...

Reality bites on a trip to find Lincoln's humble log cabin

HODGENVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Years ago, I'd heard that people making the pilgrimage to the tiny log cabin on the farm where Abraham Lincoln was born sometimes burst into tears when they glimpsed it. ...

Cat sitter dies after suburban Denver basement floods

DENVER (AP) — A woman died after rain from the latest round of strong Colorado storms flooded the suburban Denver basement apartment she was staying in to take care of a friend's cat, police said Wedn...

Teen escapes car after driving into Minnesota sinkhole

REDWOOD FALLS, Minn. (AP) — A 16-year-old in southwestern Minnesota who drove his car into a sinkhole following heavy rains escaped by climbing out the back window. WCCO-TV reports t...

Road collapse injures 3 in Southern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Heavy rain has caused a section of road to collapse in Tainan City (臺南市), leaving 3 people with minor injuries. The road collapse which looks similar to a sinkhole, occ...

Spectacular 6-story-deep sinkhole opens on New Zealand farm

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — A spectacular sinkhole the length of two football fields and the depth of a six-story building has opened up on a New Zealand farm. A worker stumbled u...

Jury awards New Jersey cyclist $3.2M in sinkhole lawsuit

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Philadelphia jury has awarded a New Jersey man and his wife $3.2 million for a sinkhole that caused the man to crash during a charity bike ride in the city three years ago. ...

Huge sinkhole on Rome street swallows half-dozen cars

ROME (AP) — Prosecutors have opened an investigation into a 10-meter (30-foot) -wide sinkhole that swallowed up a half-dozen cars on a residential street in Rome. No one was injured ...