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Quake shakes NW Japan, causes 21 injuries and minor damage

Jun. 18, 2019 9:23 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — A powerful earthquake jolted northwestern Japan late Tuesday, causing minor injuries to 21 people and a brief evacuation of coastal homes until the risk of a tsunami passed. Store floors were littered with goods that fell off shelves, and roofs of homes showed bare spots where tiles had shaken...

PG&E to pay $1 billion to governments for wildfire damage

Jun. 18, 2019 8:43 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A California utility agreed Tuesday to pay $1 billion to 14 local governments to cover damages from a series of deadly wildfires caused by its downed power lines. The settlement is a sliver of the more than $30 billion in potential damages Pacific Gas & Electric is facing in...

California utility PG&E agrees to pay $1 billion to local governments for wildfire damages dating to 2015

Jun. 18, 2019 5:41 PM EDT
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California utility PG&E agrees to pay $1 billion to local governments for wildfire damages dating to 2015.

Magnitude 6.8 earthquake hits off northwestern Japan, tsunami warning issued

Jun. 18, 2019 9:35 AM EDT
TOKYO (AP) — Magnitude 6.8 earthquake hits off northwestern Japan, tsunami warning issued.

Pakistani army helicopter saves 6 climbers hit by avalanche

Jun. 18, 2019 9:01 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A Pakistani army helicopter rescued on Tuesday four Italian and two Pakistani climbers stranded at an altitude of around 5,300 meters (17,390 feet) in the country's north, after an avalanche struck the team the previous day, a mountaineering worker said. A Pakistani member of the team was...

The Latest: Helicopter saves 6 climbers in Pakistan's north

Jun. 18, 2019 6:35 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Latest on a climbing expedition's rescue in Pakistan after being hit by an avalanche (all times local): 3:30 p.m. A Pakistani mountaineering official says an army helicopter has rescued four Italian and two Pakistani climbers stranded after an avalanche in the country's north. Mohammad...

Pakistani official says army helicopter has rescued 4 Italian and 2 Pakistani climbers stranded after avalanche.

Jun. 18, 2019 6:14 AM EDT
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani official says army helicopter has rescued 4 Italian and 2 Pakistani climbers stranded after avalanche.

Rescue efforts underway after China quake kills at least 12

Jun. 18, 2019 4:38 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Rescue efforts were underway Tuesday after an earthquake in southwestern China left 12 people dead and 135 others injured, authorities said. Hundreds of firefighters arrived early Tuesday and rescued at least eight trapped people, the Chinese Ministry of Emergency Management said. State...

Earthquake in southern China kills 11 people, injures 122

Jun. 17, 2019 8:53 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — A strong earthquake that hit Sichuan province in southern China late Monday night killed 11 people and injured 122, the local government said. The Yibin city government posted the casualty toll on its social media accounts Tuesday morning. Xinhua news agency said rescue efforts were underway...

Weather Service confirms 9 tornadoes in central Indiana

Jun. 17, 2019 3:43 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The National Weather Service says at least nine tornadoes struck Indiana, damaging a school and other buildings and downing trees. It says three EF2 tornadoes with winds up to 130 mph (210 kph) struck Greene, Monroe and Rush counties during Saturday's outbreak and an EF-1 tornado with...