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Powerful 7.4-magnitude quake strikes north Chile near Argentine border. No reports of major damage

Jul. 19, 2024 00:07 AM EDT

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — A magnitude 7.4 earthquake struck northern Chile near its border with Argentina late Thursday, the U.S. Geological Survey reported, shaking homes and causing power outages. There were no immediate reports of injuries or major damage. The quake's epicenter was...

Missing Polish coal miner found alive more than two days after an earthquake

Jul. 13, 2024 14:13 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A miner who was reported missing after an earthquake shook Poland's Rydultowy coal mine has been found alive more than two days after the accident that killed one of his colleagues and injured another 17, local officials said Saturday. The miner has been...

Biden administration extends temporary legal status to 300,000 Haitians, drawing a contrast to Trump

Jun. 28, 2024 15:59 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — About 300,000 Haitians already in the United States will now be eligible for temporary legal status allowing them to remain in the U.S. and work because conditions in the strife-torn Caribbean nation are considered unsafe for them to return, the Homeland Security Department said...

7.2 magnitude earthquake shakes southern Peru

Jun. 28, 2024 03:38 AM EDT

LIMA, Peru (AP) — A magnitude 7.2 earthquake shook the southern coast of Peru early Friday. Authorities say there are no immediate reports of casualties. The U.S. Geological Survey said the earthquake occurred at 12:36 a.m. (0536 GMT). The epicenter was located in the Pacific...

Today in History: June 22, Hitler and the Nazis invade the Soviet Union

Jun. 22, 2024 00:16 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Saturday, June 22, the 174th day of 2024. There are 192 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 22, 1941, Nazi Germany launched Operation Barbarossa, a massive and ultimately ill-fated invasion of the...

A magnitude 4.8 earthquake in southwestern South Korea cracks walls and leaves other minor damage

Jun. 12, 2024 01:29 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A magnitude 4.8 earthquake cracked walls, spilled items from store shelves and caused other minor damage in a fishing community in southwestern South Korea on Wednesday, but no injuries have been reported. The earthquake in Buan, which had an estimated...

At least 7 people die when a school bus plunges into a river in northwest Syria

Jun. 06, 2024 15:39 PM EDT

DARKUSH, Syria (AP) — At least seven people drowned and 20 were injured, most of them children, when a school bus skidded off the road and plunged into a river in northwestern Syria on Thursday, emergency responders said. The accident happened near the town of Darkush, west of the...

Earthquakes in north-central Japan collapse 5 homes that were damaged in deadly January quake

Jun. 03, 2024 00:50 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Earthquakes early Monday again struck Japan's north-central region of Ishikawa, still recovering from the destruction left by a powerful quake on Jan. 1, but the latest shaking caused no major damage. A magnitude 5.9 temblor on the northern top of the Noto Peninsula...

Today in History: May 31, the Johnstown Flood kills more than 2000

May. 31, 2024 00:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Friday, May 31, the 152nd day of 2024. There are 214 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 31, 1889, some 2,200 people in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, perished when the South Fork Dam collapsed, sending 20...

An Iceland volcano spews red streams of lava toward an evacuated town

May. 29, 2024 22:31 PM EDT

GRINDAVIK, Iceland (AP) — A volcano in southwestern Iceland erupted Wednesday for the fifth time since December, spewing red lava that once again threatened the coastal town of Grindavik and led to the evacuation of the popular Blue Lagoon geothermal spa. The eruption began in the...