SYDNEY (AP) — At least four people are missing and presumed dead after a powerful earthquake off the Solomon Islands in the South Pacific generated a tsunami up to five feet tall.
RENO, Nev. (AP) — An expert says a fireball seen across a wide swath of the West from Reno to San Francisco might have broken up over the Pacific Ocean.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — For the first time in decades, a river otter has made San Francisco its home, taking up residence in the ruins of a 19th Century seaside bath near the Golden Gate Bridge.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The storms that recently covered parts of the U.S. with snow won’t be enough to ease the nation’s drought. Experts say it would take historic snowfalls — an absurd amount, really — to undo the damage already inflicted.
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Pacific island nations and environmentalists raised an alarm Sunday over destructive fishing methods and overfishing that they say are threatening bigeye tuna — the fish popular among sushi lovers worldwide.
With the City Council scheduled to give final approval to an ordinance allowing a modest trailer park to be replaced with hundreds of high-end condos and apartments, a six-year battle over the future of some of this beachfront city’s last inexpensive housing may be coming to an end.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – A 4.2-magnitude earthquake was reported Wednesday morning in the Pacific Ocean about 140 miles off the coast of Oregon and California. The U.S. Geological Survey said it struck at a depth […]
HONOLULU (AP) — The U.S. military intercepted four out of five targets over the Pacific Ocean in the largest and most complex test of the nation’s ballistic missile defense system, the Missile Defense Agency […]
SAN DIEGO (AP) – A 150-pound sea turtle rescued from the Oregon coastline has been returned to the sea off San Diego. City News Service says the green sea turtle, named Koa, released into the […]
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A strong earthquake has jolted parts of eastern Indonesia, but there were no immediate reports of damage or injuries. Indonesia’s meteorology and geophysics agency said there was no danger of […]
PITTSBURGH (AP) – A Philadelphia teenager who drowned trying to save a friend in the tidal currents of the Delaware River was one of 19 people honored with Carnegie medals for heroism on Thursday. William […]
(AP) – An unmanned experimental aircraft failed during an attempt to fly at six times the speed of sound in the latest setback for hypersonic flight. The X-51A Waverider was designed to reach Mach 6, […]