• Southern California rain eases; north facing renewed storm

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A huge Pacific storm that parked itself over Southern California and unloaded, ravaging roads, opening sinkholes and leading to the deaths of at least three people, eased off Saturday. But it was only a temporary reprieve as new storms took aim farther north.

  • Baggio marks 50th birthday by visiting quake victims

    AMATRICE, Italy (AP) — Italian great Roberto Baggio marked his 50th birthday on Saturday by visiting towns devastated by earthquakes last year.

  • Powerful storm enters California bringing risk of flooding

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A powerful Pacific storm blew into Southern and Central California on Friday with wind-driven heavy rains that downed power lines and electrocuted a man, killed a motorist in a submerged car and disrupted hundreds of flights at airports.

  • New Zealand wildfires prompt hundreds of evacuations

    WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Firefighters in New Zealand’s second-largest city were able to halt a wildfire’s advance on suburban homes Thursday after it burned down 11 houses in the hill suburbs and forced hundreds of people to evacuate.

  • Officials: 4 snowboarders die in French Alps avalanche

    PARIS (AP) — Four snowboarders died in an avalanche Monday near the French Alps resort of Tignes, according to local officials who did not expect the death toll to rise.