The Office of Personnel Management said federal government offices in the Washington area will be closed on Monday, along with state and local government offices and schools.
Above-average temperatures will linger for the eastern United States through the weekend, with rain across the area raising the possibility of flash floods. But in the western United States, winter was coming out in full force.
Southern U.S. states began digging out on Thursday after severe storms including some 20 tornadoes pounded the region, flattening homes, downing trees and killing at least 10 people.
Climate scientists are very worried that a key location of the Pacific Ocean is now hotter than recorded in at least 25 years.
Torrential rainfall that South Carolina’s governor called a once-in-a-millennium downpour triggered flooding in the southeastern U.S. state on Sunday, causing at least eight deaths in the Carolinas.
A powerful typhoon battered Taiwan on Saturday with strong wind and torrential rain, cutting power to 3.62 million households as the death toll rose to six.
By Girlie Linao, dpa MANILA — Tens of thousands of people living near the Philippines’ most active volcano began to evacuate on Tuesday after increased activity prompted government scientists to warn of an imminent eruption. Dozens of military trucks were dispatched to pick up the residents in the danger zones around Mayon Volcano in Albay […]