Study: 2014 Napa quake may be linked to groundwater changes
New research suggests the magnitude 6.0 earthquake that rocked California wine country in August 2014 may have been caused by an expansion of Earth's crust due to seasonally receding groundwater under the Napa and Sonoma valleys.
New wildfire erupts near Colorado ski resorts, houses
Extreme fire danger is shutting down a sprawling forest that includes some of Colorado's most stunning mountains, a rare tactic also being used in neighboring states as the U.S. Southwest struggles with severe drought.
Pope begins purge in Chilean church over sex abuse scandal
Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of the bishop at the center of Chile's clerical sex abuse scandal and two others as he launches the purge of a church that has imploded under an avalanche of accusations of abuse and cover-up.
At Guatemala volcano, search halted as death toll hits 109
Troublesome rain and more volcanic activity are hindering rescue efforts around Guatemala's Volcano of Fire, but when teams have been able to work in the hardest hit areas the death toll has continued to rise.
At Guatemala volcano, time running out for rescue chances
Frightened people living near the Volcano of Fire have fled with their children and few possessions after fresh flows of super-heated debris, taking no chances after authorities gave them little time to evacuate before a deadly eruption over the weekend.
At least 7 killed, 20 hurt by erupting volcano in Guatemala
One of Central America's most active volcanos has erupted, sending out fiery explosions of molten rock that killed at least six people and injured 20 while a towering cloud of smoke blanketed villages in heavy ash.