Approaching storm, snafus cast pall on Southeast Asian Games

CLARK, Philippines (AP) — An approaching typhoon is threatening to complicate the hosting by the Philippines of the largest biennial games in Southeast Asia, already marred by logistical foul-ups that...

Guam avoids severe coral bleaching predicted for this year

HAGATNA, Guam (AP) — Official say vulnerable coral reefs on Guam have not experienced severe bleaching that was predicted for this year. Pacific Daily News reported that the Guam Bur...

Captain Best: No complacency from Ireland this time

FUKUOKA, Japan (AP) — Ireland won't get complacent this time before playing in the Rugby World Cup quarterfinals. An early loss to host Japan, and a knockout match against either tou...

Tough guys: Rugby players not flustered by massive typhoon

OSAKA, Japan (AP) — Rugby players don't scare easily. Not even when there's a super typhoon heading for them. Some of sport's toughest guys are waiting for the arrival of Typhoon Hag...

Japan, Scots would be unified in hearing 2 words: Game on

TOKYO (AP) — A super typhoon could set the scene for a fierce storm of a different kind if Scotland doesn't get the chance to play host nation Japan for a spot in the Rugby World Cup quarterfinals. ...

Tropical Storm Francisco, soon to be typhoon, heads for Japan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A tropical storm, dubbed Francisco, has taken shape over the Northwest Pacific Ocean, and is expected to reach typhoon status before making landfall in Japan in the next f...

Typhoon Wutip expected to enter Philippine waters on Thurs.

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Although Typhoon Wutip has weakened slightly, it is still headed toward Philippine waters and will bring strong winds and big waves to eastern Taiwan. As of 2 a.m., the Cent...

Wutip becomes first-ever Category 5 super typhoon in February

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As Wutip becomes the first Category 5 super typhoon ever seen in the northern hemisphere in the month of February, it is too early to say if it will have any impact on Taiwan, ...

Wutip becomes first super typhoon in February since 1911

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Wutip is the first super typhoon recorded by the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) for the month of February since 1911, but forecasters believe "Taiwan's Shield" will...

Wutip strikes Guam, declared super-typhoon, unlikely to reach Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – After striking the Federated States of Micronesia earlier this week Typhoon Wutip in the Pacific Ocean is giving the island of Guam a mild lashing as it powers towards Eas...

Wutip upgraded to super typhoon; lashes Guam with high winds

HAGATNA, Guam (AP) — A powerful typhoon about 170 miles (274 kilometers) off the U.S. territory of Guam is lashing the Pacific island with high winds and heavy rain. The Nation Weath...

Philippines: Cyclone Usman kills dozens

Rescue teams in the Philippines on Sunday searched for dozens of missing residents after Cyclone Usman swept through the Southeast Asian archipelago, leaving 22 people dead. The tropical storm brough...

Aid group flies supplies to typhoon-struck Pacific islands

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina-based relief organization is flying tons of emergency supplies to a U.S. island territory in the Pacific Ocean struggling to recover from a massive typhoon lat...

The Latest: Tourists flee typhoon-ravaged US territory

SAIPAN, Northern Mariana Islands (AP) — The Latest on a super typhoon's aftermath in the U.S. commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (all times local): 9:20 a.m. ...

Election postponed for typhoon-ravaged Northern Marianas

HONOLULU (AP) — Elections are being postponed in a Pacific U.S. territory going without electricity after a super typhoon destroyed homes, toppled trees, utility poles and left a woman dead. ...