Natural Disasters

NTSB El Faro probe highlights maritime safety issues

Dec 13, 2017

Federal accident investigators have determined the probable cause of the sinking of the cargo ship El Faro that led to the deaths of 33 mariners in 2015.

Iranian media: Another quake, magnitude 6.1 hits the south

Dec 13, 2017

Iranian media say another quake, magnitude 6.1, jolts country's south, followed by several aftershocks

The Latest: Homeless camp fire sparked Los Angeles blaze

Dec 13, 2017

Authorities say a wildfire that destroyed six homes and damaged a dozen more last week in the exclusive Bel Air section of Los Angeles was sparked by an illegal cooking fire in a homeless encampment

Wind gusts, smoke complicate firefighters job in Custer park

Dec 13, 2017

Strong wind gusts and thick smoke were making it difficult for firefighters battling a spreading wildfire in Custer State Park in the Black Hills of South Dakota

The Latest: Wind gusts feed wildfire in South Dakota

Dec 13, 2017

High wind gusts are making it more difficult for firefighters to battle a blaze at Custer State Park in the Black Hills of South Dakota

Crews struggle to keep flames from California neighborhoods

Dec 13, 2017

The fifth largest wildfire in California history ripped through dry brush atop a coastal ridge while crews struggled to keep flames from roaring down into neighborhoods amid fears of renewed winds

NTSB blames captain, bad safety culture for loss of El Faro

Dec 12, 2017

Federal accident investigators have determined the probable cause of the sinking of the cargo ship El Faro that led to the deaths of 33 mariners in 2015.

House and Senate tax bills treat disaster victims unequally

Dec 12, 2017

House version of GOP tax bill would allow hurricane but not fire victims to deduct losses

The Latest: NTSB blames captain, bad safety culture for loss

Dec 12, 2017

Federal investigators say the probable cause of the sinking of the cargo ship El Faro started with the captain's failure to listen to suggestions to take a safer route, and the vessel owner's poor safety culture and lack of adequate safety equipment

The Latest: Jerry Brown to Trump: "Get out of the way"

Dec 12, 2017

California Gov. Jerry Brown is urging President Donald Trump to start fighting climate change or to "get out of the way" and let the rest of the world work on reducing emissions and investing in clean energy

Weather, 20 December
Houston Weather
+7

High: +11° Low: -2°

Humidity: 83%

Wind: NNE - 7 KPH

Canberra Weather
+27

High: +27° Low: +17°

Humidity: 87%

Wind: W - 20 KPH

Roissy-en-France Weather
+6

High: +6° Low: -5°

Humidity: 87%

Wind: ENE - 7 KPH

Florence Weather
+9

High: +9° Low: +6°

Humidity: 97%

Wind: ENE - 17 KPH

Parga Weather
+7

High: +16° Low: +4°

Humidity: 100%

Wind: SE - 25 KPH