By SETH BORENSTEINAP Science Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - Nature and man together cooked up the disaster in the Philippines.
Geography, meteorology, poverty, shoddy construction, a booming population, and, to a much lesser degree, climate change combine to make the Philippines the nation most
TACLOBAN, Philippines (AP) - Philippine officials say Friday's typhoon in the central part of the country may have killed 10,000 or more, but the official death toll is still less than 950. In many areas bodies lie uncounted in the streets, as survivors search for food, water
MANILA, Philippines (AP) - One of the strongest storms on record slammed into the central Philippines on Friday, killing at least four people, forcing hundreds of thousands from their homes and knocking out power and communications in several provinces. But the nation appeared to avoid a major
By LARRY NEUMEISTERAssociated Press
NEW YORK (AP) - A judge cited disabled Superstorm Sandy victims stranded in high-rise towers to illustrate his conclusion that New York City violated laws designed to protect the disabled - about 11 percent of the city's more than 8 million residents - as it
By NICHOLAS PAPHITISAssociated Press
ATHENS, Greece (AP) - In a pre-dawn swoop Thursday, Greek riot police ended a nearly five-month protest by sacked workers broadcasting from what was once the headquarters of the defunct ERT state broadcaster, removing a few dozen people occupying the complex.
By ANNE D'INNOCENZIOAP Retail Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - Some malls around the world have been scrambling to add security guards to look for suspicious people following a deadly attack on a shopping center in Nairobi over the weekend. But for other malls, it's been business as usual.
By KEN RITTERAssociated Press
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Allegiant Airlines has taken 30 of its 52 MD-80 aircraft out of service to inspect emergency slides, days after passengers and crew members slid to the tarmac to escape one of its planes in Las Vegas
The Las Vegas-based airline posted a notice saying
By JERI CLAUSINGAssociated Press
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - Some helicopters rescuing people after massive flooding in Colorado carried more dogs, cats and fish than people. Rescuers using zip lines to evacuate people over raging rivers also risked their lives to make sure the four-legged members of
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - A body found in northern Colorado has been identified as an 80-year-old retired teacher and basketball coach who tried to return to his home amid a catastrophic flood.
The Boulder County coroner said Gerald Boland was found dead Thursday near Lyons, the small town in the
By MATT APUZZOAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The first bang sounded distant and muffled. On the fourth floor, Bertillia Lavern assumed somebody downstairs was setting up for an event and had dropped a folding table.
But when the bangs kept coming, Lavern recognized the sounds.