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 ...

Will Trump plan help New Orleans' crumbling infrastructure?

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — When a heavy rain hits New Orleans, residents move their cars to higher ground for fear of fast-rising street flooding. Knee-deep potholes can eat a car's fender. When pressure drop...

Experts warn of risk of sinkhole in popular New Mexico area

Experts are painting a dire picture about the impending collapse of a giant cavern under a highway interchange that serves as a gateway to two national parks and the heart of New Mexico's oil and gas ...

Thousands remain missing after Iraq's victories against IS

MOSUL, Iraq (AP) — In 2014, Abdulrahman Saad was taken from his home in Mosul by Islamic State fighters, leaving his family in limbo. They asked IS security offices and judges: Where...

Liz Weston: Would a bank payday loan be any safer?

A "safer" payday loan sounds like an oxymoron. Critics have branded these notoriously high-cost loans as debt traps that cause borrowers to go ever deeper in the hole. Thanks to a re...

Note to Texas, Florida: Insurance fights over Sandy rage on

NEW YORK (AP) — The destructive floodwaters of Superstorm Sandy receded quickly, but some storm victims are still neck-deep in a battle over insurance payouts. And many victims of this year's storms i...

Audits finds $58 million in overpayments on Mexico highway

MEXICO CITY (AP) — An audit has found about $58 million in improper payments and contract irregularities in a highway expansion project that collapsed in central Mexico in July, killing two people. ...

AP EXCLUSIVE: Toxic waste sites flooded, EPA not on scene

HIGHLANDS, Texas (AP) — Floodwaters have inundated at least five highly contaminated toxic waste sites near Houston, raising concerns that the pollution there might spread. The Assoc...