A mudslide triggered by heavy monsoon rain and flooding killed at least 15 people and buried 20 homes of tea plantation workers in southern India on Friday, police said.
Violent clashes this week between protesters and police in Portland, Oregon, have ratcheted up tensions in the city days after an agreement between state and federal officials appeared to bring calm.
A diesel-fueled vehicle emitting burning carbon from its exhaust system was responsible for igniting the Apple fire east of Los Angeles.
At least eight people were killed as Tropical Storm Isaias battered the U.S. East Coast with rain and fierce winds after making landfall as a hurricane in North Carolina.
A wildfire in mountains east of Los Angeles that has forced thousands of people from their homes was sparked by a malfunctioning diesel vehicle, fire officials said Monday.
Clear and defined methods of COVID-19 detection are needed to effectively identify people who may be infected with coronavirus and prevent its spread.
Georgia's governor and state superintendent say they want public schools to open for in-person instruction despite the continued spread of coronavirus infections, but they don't plan to force districts to hold face-to-face classes as many move toward remote instruction.
California revamped its guidelines for COVID-19 testing to focus on those in hospitals or considered at high risk of infection as the surging pandemic strained testing capacity.
Fighting a surge in coronavirus cases in the spring, Florida appeared to be “flattening the curve” as theme parks shuttered, sugar sand beaches closed and residents heeded orders to stay home. Now, it's almost as if that never happened.
There is ultimately only one way to end this pandemic: by producing and distributing a vaccine for everyone, everywhere who needs it, with priority being given in the first instance to frontline health workers and the most vulnerable, such as those aged 65 and over.