Accidents and disasters

August 28, 2012 - 5:35 AM

Forecasters: Isaac on verge of becoming hurricane

MIAMI (AP) — Forecasters say Isaac is on the verge of becoming a hurricane as it bears down on the northern Gulf Coast.

August 28, 2012 - 2:46 AM

Isaac threat to Gulf Coast well beyond New Orleans

August 27, 2012 - 11:49 PM

Earthquake swarm puts California areas on edge

August 27, 2012 - 11:49 PM

Tropical Storm Ileana forms off Mexican coast

MIAMI (AP) — Tropical Storm Ileana has formed in the eastern Pacific coast off of Mexico, but currently poses no threat to land.

August 27, 2012 - 11:40 PM

Fire spreads at Venezuela refinery, 41 dead

PUNTO FIJO, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela's vice president says a fire raging at an oil refinery has spread to a third fuel tank.

August 27, 2012 - 11:40 PM

Oil spill fouls Curacao shore, threatens flamingos

KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — A fuel spill has fouled a stretch of shoreline and oiled pink flamingos and other wildlife in Curacao, a Dutch Caribbean island just north of Venezuela.

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