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An Indian fisherman walks in the middle of heavy wind and rain in the river Brahmaputra in Gauhati, India, Thursday, May 21, 2020. A powerful cyclone ripped through densely populated coastal India and Bangladesh, blowing off roofs and whipping up waves that swallowed embankments and bridges and left entire villages without access to fresh water, electricity and communications. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)

Deadly cyclone cuts destructive path in India and Bangladesh

May. 21, 2020 8:41 PM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Wide swaths of coastal India and Bangladesh were flooded and millions were without power Thursday as Cyclone Amphan, the most powerful storm to hit the region in more than a decade, killed over 80 people and cut a path of destruction that is still being assessed. Many parts of the Indian...

In this photo released by Xinhua News Agency, medical staff transfer an injured person after an earthquake in Qiaojia County of Zhaotong, southwest China's Yunnan Province, Tuesday, May 19, 2020. The earthquake in southwestern China has killed some and injured others, according to the China Earthquake Networks Center. The temblor in Yunnan province's Qiaojia county struck at 9:47 p.m. Monday at a relatively shallow depth of 8 kilometers (5 miles). (Chen Xinbo/Xinhua via AP)

Magnitude 5 quake in southwestern China kills 4, injures 23

May. 18, 2020 11:09 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — A magnitude 5 earthquake in southwestern China has killed 4 people and injured 23, according to the China Earthquake Networks Center. The temblor in Yunnan province’s Qiaojia county struck at 9:47 p.m. Monday at a relatively shallow depth of 8 kilometers (5 miles). The U.S....

In this photo taken by a drone, parts of a disused building belonging to a mining-related company collapsed in the southern town of Myslowice, in Poland, on Friday, May 15, 2020, sending rescuers with drones and sniffer dogs to search for any people that might have been inside, though no trace of anyone was found through late Friday. The building is to be taken apart. (AP Photo/Adrian Panasiuk)

Rescuers checking collapsed building in Polish mining region

May. 15, 2020 6:43 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Authorities in Poland's southern coal mining region say rescuers helped by sniffer dogs and drones are looking for any people who might have been inside a disused building parts of which collapsed Friday. A wall and some floors of the multi-storey building belonging to a...

FILE - This Oct. 12, 2019, file photo, shows damage of a partial collapse at the Hard Rock Hotel under construction in New Orleans. Dozens of protesters marched from the site of the partially collapsed Hard Rock Hotel on the edge of the French Quarter to City Hall on Friday, Jan. 24, 2020 demanding that something be done about the hotel and that the two bodies still inside be recovered.  (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)

New Orleans issues permit to demolition collapsed hotel

May. 1, 2020 5:13 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Plans to demolish the Hard Rock Hotel in New Orleans, which partially collapsed in October, were given the go-ahead Thursday after months of disagreements between the developer and the city. The hotel developer, 1031 Canal Street Development, received a permit to demolish the 18-story...

FILE - In this photo taken Monday, March 16, 2020, tugboats push a 300,000-ton very large crude carrier (VLCC) to a shipyard on the Yangtze River for retrofit in Qidong city in east China's Jiangsu province China. China, the world’s biggest energy consumer, is taking advantage of a plunge in global oil prices due to the coronavirus outbreak to build up its stockpiles of crude. Imports rose 4.5% in March over a year earlier even as the world’s second-largest economy shut down to fight the virus and demand collapsed. (Chinatopix Via AP, File)

China buys crude as prices collapse, adding to stockpiles

Apr. 22, 2020 11:23 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China, the world’s biggest energy consumer, is building up stockpiles of crude oil as global prices plunge due to the coronavirus outbreak. Imports rose 4.5% in March over a year earlier even as the world’s second-largest economy shut down to fight the virus and demand...

In this March 18 ,2020 photo, construction continues at a housing plan in Zelienople, Pa. Spending on U.S. construction projects fell 1.3% in February with housing and nonresidential construction both showing weakness even before the coronavirus struck with force in the United States. The Commerce Department said the February decline followed a 2.8% rise in construction in January.  (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

US home construction collapsed 22.3% in March

Apr. 16, 2020 10:12 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home-building activity collapsed in March as the coronavirus spread, with housing starts tumbling 22.3% from a month ago. The Commerce Department said Thursday that ground breakings occurred last month at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.2 million units, down from a 1.56...

Aaron Pais kicks around debris at a mobile home park after a tornado hit on Monday, April 13, 2020, in Chatsworth, Ga. Severe weather has swept across the South, killing multiple people and damaging hundreds of homes from Louisiana into the Appalachian Mountains. Many people spent part of the night early Monday sheltering in basements, closets and bathroom tubs as sirens wailed to warn of possible tornadoes.(AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

Storms tear through South amid pandemic; more than 30 dead

Apr. 13, 2020 7:08 PM EDT

CHATSWORTH, Ga. (AP) — Storms that killed more than 30 people in the Southeast, piling fresh misery atop a pandemic, spread across the eastern United States on Monday, leaving more than 1 million homes and businesses without power amid floods and mudslides. In Alabama, people seeking shelter from tornadoes...

A home had its roof torn off after a tornado ripped through Monroe, La. just before noon on Sunday, April 12, 2020 causing damage to a neighborhood and the regional airport. (Nicolas Galindo/The News-Star via AP)

Easter storms sweep South, killing at least 6 in Mississippi

Apr. 13, 2020 2:51 AM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Strong storms pounded the Deep South on Sunday, killing at least six people in south Mississippi and damaging up to 300 homes and other buildings in northern Louisiana. Storms continued to batter the South overnight, with much of the region under flash flood, tornado and thunderstorm...