• A toppled pole lays along a flooded road as heavy rains and wind from Typhoon Haima batters Narvacan, Ilocos Sur, northern Philippines on Thursday Oct. 20, 2016. Super Typhoon Haima slammed into the northeastern Philippine coast late Wednesday with ferocious winds and rain that rekindled fears and memories from the catastrophe wrought by Typhoon Haiyan in 2013. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)

    Typhoon Haima leaves at least 5 dead in northern Philippines

    VIGAN, Philippines (AP) — At least five people were killed after Super Typhoon Haima smashed into the northern Philippines with ferocious winds and rains overnight, flooding towns and forcing thousands to flee before weakening Thursday and blowing into the South China Sea, officials said.

  • File - In this Aug. 26, 2016 file photo, firefighters just in from Pennsylvania get briefed a wildfire as it burns off the shore of Jackson Lake in Grand Teton National Park, Wyo. With measureable snowfall already in parts of the Rockies and Northwest, the 2016 wildfire season is pretty much over in much of the West. Snow fell this last week in Washington, Oregon, Montana and Wyoming. About a foot of snow fell in areas of western Wyoming in elevations as low as 7,000 feet. Snow on Monday covered Old Faithful in Yellowstone National Park, where wildfires were active this summer. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, File)

    Snow helps wrap up below-average wildfire season in US West

    CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — With measurable snowfall already dusting parts of the Rocky Mountains and Northwest, the 2016 wildfire season has wrapped up in much of the West, despite some flames still flaring in Southern California and Colorado.

  • CORRECTS LOCATION OF FIRE SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, CALIFORNIA - Hand crews finish up work on the Emerald Fire along Highway 89, Friday, Oct. 14, 2016 on the southwest shores of Lake Tahoe. The blaze that burned about 200 acres northwest of South Lake Tahoe, California was one of three wind-whipped wildfires burning along the Sierra Nevada. The largest one destroyed more than 20 homes in a rural valley between Carson City and Reno, Nevada. (Randall Benton/The Sacramento Bee via AP)

    22 homes destroyed in northern Nevada wildfire

    RENO, Nev. (AP) — A trio of wind-whipped wildfires burning along the Sierra Nevada destroyed 22 homes north of Carson City, forced hundreds of evacuations at Lake Tahoe and temporarily closed a major highway connecting Reno to the mountain lake.

  • Judge asked to extend voter registration due to hurricane

    SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Judges in Georgia and North Carolina on Friday ordered state election officials to extend voter-registration deadlines in some counties due to disruptions caused by Hurricane Matthew, which forced thousands of people to evacuate and temporarily closed some government offices.