US intelligence still divided on origins of coronavirus

WASHINGTON  — U.S. intelligence agencies remain divided on the origins of the coronavirus but believe China’s leaders did not know about the virus… Read more

Ida could be devastating Cat 3 hurricane near New Orleans

BATON ROUGE, La. — Tropical Storm Ida swirled toward a strike on Cuba on Friday showing hallmarks of a rare, rapidly intensifying storm that could… Read more

Fossil leaves may reveal climate in last era of dinosaurs

WASHINGTON — Richard Barclay opens a metal drawer in archives of the Smithsonian Natural History Museum containing fossils that are nearly 100 million… Read more

Booming Colo. town asks, ‘Where will water come from?’

GREELEY, Colo.  — “Go West, young man,″ Horace Greeley famously urged.

The problem for the northern Colorado town that bears the 19th-century… Read more

Lava streams from Indonesia’s Mount Merapi in new eruption

YOGYAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia’s most active volcano erupted Monday with its biggest lava flow in months, sending a river of lava and searing… Read more

Climate-fueled wildfires take toll on tropical Pacific isles

WAIMEA, Hawaii  — A metal roof sits atop the burned remains of a homestead on the once-lush slopes of Hawaii’s Mauna Kea — a dormant volcano and the… Read more

Pacific Northwest braces for another multiday heat wave

PORTLAND, Ore. — People in the Pacific Northwest braced for another major, multiday heat wave starting Wednesday, just over a month after record-shattering… Read more

Fire-friendly weather to return to Northern California

Thick smoke that held down winds and temperatures began to clear Sunday from the scenic forestlands of Northern California as firefighters battling… Read more

Fires rampage through forests in Greece; thousands evacuated

THRAKOMAKEDONES, Greece — Wildfires rampaged through Greek forests for yet another day Saturday, threatening homes and triggering more evacuations… Read more