Natural disasters

Workers shovel debris off the top of a building that collapsed in last week's 7.1 magnitude earthquake, at the corner of Gabriel Mancera and Escocia streets in the Del Valle neighborhood of Mexico City, Monday, Sept. 25, 2017. Search teams were still digging through dangerous piles of rubble Monday, hoping against the odds to find survivors after the Sept. 19 quake. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
September 26, 2017 - 7:42 am
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican government officials are tallying up the economic losses of the magnitude 7.1 earthquake that caused widespread damage in the capital, but for the manager of a downtown restaurant, the result is already all too clear. Sitting in the entrance of his Guapa Papa restaurant...
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U.S. Capitol Police begin to detain protesters laying on the ground in an attempt to maintain order in the hallways outside the Senate Finance Committee hearing on the last-ditch GOP push to overhaul the nation's health care system, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, Sept. 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
September 26, 2017 - 7:10 am
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Balinese man watches Mount Agung volcano almost covered with clouds as he stands at a temple in Karangasem, Bali, Indonesia, Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017. An increasing frequency of tremors from the volcano indicates magma is continuing to move toward the surface and an eruption is possible, a disaster agency official said Tuesday. Tourists are cutting short their stay to the island, where an eruption would force the airport to close and strand thousands. (AP Photo/Firdia Lisnawati)
September 26, 2017 - 7:04 am
BALI, Indonesia (AP) — Warnings that a volcano on the Indonesian tourist island of Bali will erupt have sparked an exodus of more than 75,000 people that is likely to continue to swell, the country's disaster agency said Tuesday. Authorities have ordered the evacuation of villagers living within a...
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CLARIFIES REACTORS, FILE - In this March 11, 2012, file photo, three melted reactors, from left, Unit 1, Unit 2 and Unit 3, are seen at Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant in Okuma, Fukushima prefecture, Japan. Japan's government approved on Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017 a revision to the decommissioning plan for the Fukushima nuclear plant, delaying by two more years the removal of radioactive fuel rods in two of the three reactors damaged in the 2011 disaster. It still plans for melted fuel to be removed starting in 2021, but the lack of details about the duration raises doubts if the cleanup can be completed within 40 years. (Kyodo News via AP, File)
September 26, 2017 - 6:50 am
TOKYO (AP) — Japan's government approved a revised road map Tuesday to clean up the radioactive mess left at the Fukushima nuclear power plant after it was damaged beyond repair by an earthquake and tsunami in 2011. Decommissioning the damaged reactors is an uncertain process that is expected to...
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September 26, 2017 - 5:54 am
MIAMI (AP) — Hurricane Maria has weakened slightly as it moves northward in the Atlantic off the coast of the Carolinas. Maria's maximum sustained winds Tuesday morning are near 75 mph (120 kph). The U.S. National Hurricane Center says Maria is expected to keep gradually weakening and is forecast...
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A hat rests on a bed surrounded by debris after Hurricane Maria, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Monday, Sept. 25, 2017. The island territory of more than 3 million U.S. citizens is reeling in the devastating wake of Hurricane Maria. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti)
September 26, 2017 - 5:04 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. ramped up its response Monday to the humanitarian crisis in Puerto Rico, even as President Donald Trump brought up the island's struggles before Hurricane Maria struck — including "billions of dollars" in debt to "Wall Street and the banks which, sadly, must be dealt with...
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A Balinese woman walks toward a temple as Mount Agung volcano covered with clouds seen in the background at a village in Karangasem, Bali, Indonesia, Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017. An increasing frequency of tremors from the volcano indicates magma is continuing to move toward the surface and an eruption is possible, a disaster agency official said Tuesday. Tourists are cutting short their stay to the island, where an eruption would force the airport to close and strand thousands. (AP Photo/Firdia Lisnawati)
September 26, 2017 - 4:47 am
BALI, Indonesia (AP) — The Latest on the Mount Agung volcano in Bali (all times local): 4:45 p.m. Indonesia's disaster agency says more than 75,000 people have fled the Mount Agung volcano on the tourist island of Bali because of fears of an eruption. The agency's spokesman, Sutopo Purwo Nugroho,...
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People wait in line outside a grocery store to buy food that wouldn't spoil and that they could prepare without electricity, in San Juan, Monday, Sept. 25, 2017. Most stores and restaurants remained closed Monday. Nearly all of Puerto Rico was without power or water five days after Hurricane Maria.(AP Photo/Ben Fox)
September 26, 2017 - 4:04 am
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Supermarkets are gradually re-opening in hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico but the situation is far from normal and many customers are going home disappointed. Most food stores and restaurants remain closed. That is largely because power is out for most of the island and...
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September 26, 2017 - 12:30 am
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — An erupting volcano has forced 6,000 people to flee their homes on an island in the Pacific nation of Vanuatu. The Manaro volcano on Ambae island has been active since 2005, but a recent increase in activity has raised fears of a major eruption. Shadrack Welegtabit,...
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September 26, 2017 - 12:30 am
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — An erupting volcano has forced 6,000 people to flee their homes on an island in the Pacific nation of Vanuatu. The Manaro volcano on Ambae island has been active since 2005, but a recent increase in activity has raised fears of a major eruption. Shadrack Welegtabit,...
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