Emergency

BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan | US, Russian astronauts land safely after rocket failure

BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan— The problem came two minutes into the flight: The rocket carrying an American and a Russian to the International Space Station failed Thursday, triggering an emergency that sent their capsule into a steep, harrowing fall back to Earth. The crew landed safely on the steppes of Kazakhstan, but the aborted mission dealt another … Continue reading BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan | US, Russian astronauts land safely after rocket failure

PANAMA CITY, Fla | The Latest: Power’s out in Florida state capital

PANAMA CITY, Fla  — The Latest on the impact of Hurricane Michael’s destructive path across the southeastern U.S. (all times local): ___ 1:30 p.m. Virginia’s governor has declared a state of emergency in anticipation of Hurricane Michael’s remnant passing through the state. Gov. Ralph Northam issued the declaration Thursday and urged Virginians to prepare for … Continue reading PANAMA CITY, Fla | The Latest: Power’s out in Florida state capital

ORLANDO, Fla. | Michael expected to gain hurricane strength nearing Florida

ORLANDO, Fla. — Florida Gov. Rick Scott on Sunday warned that a tropical storm headed for the Florida Panhandle could become a Category 2 hurricane with winds up to 100 miles per hour by the time it makes landfall at midweek. Scott issued an order for a state of emergency for 26 counties in the … Continue reading ORLANDO, Fla. | Michael expected to gain hurricane strength nearing Florida

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. | In Carolinas, a question as the rivers rise: Stay or go?

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. — The river seethed a quarter-mile away, bulging from its banks, so the patrol cars circled the neighborhood three times. “Get out now,” a voice boomed from a bullhorn. “This is an emergency.” Waheeda Reese and her 14-year-old daughter, Anissa, were inside watching news reports about drowned towns all over the state and … Continue reading FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. | In Carolinas, a question as the rivers rise: Stay or go?

BENGHAZI, Libya | Libya announces state of emergency in Tripoli

BENGHAZI, Libya  — Libya’s U.N.-backed government has announced a state of emergency in the capital and its outskirts as ongoing fighting has killed some 39 people including civilians in the past days. The fighting erupted last week between armed groups from Tripoli against others from a town to the south vying for power in Libya’s … Continue reading BENGHAZI, Libya | Libya announces state of emergency in Tripoli

VATICAN CITY | Pope decries “emergency” of plastics blighting world’s seas

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis wants concrete action to combat the “emergency” of plastics littering seas and oceans. Francis made the appeal in a message Saturday to galvanize Christians and others to work to save what he hails as the “marvelous,” God-given gift of the “great waters and all they contain.” He said efforts to … Continue reading VATICAN CITY | Pope decries “emergency” of plastics blighting world’s seas

HARARE, Zimbabwe  | Zimbabwe rules out state of emergency after blast at rally

HARARE, Zimbabwe  —Zimbabwe’s presidential spokesman is ruling out an election delay or a state of emergency after an explosion at the president’s campaign rally on Saturday that state media has called an assassination attempt. George Charamba told the state-run Sunday Mail newspaper that the historic July 30 vote will go ahead as planned despite the … Continue reading HARARE, Zimbabwe  | Zimbabwe rules out state of emergency after blast at rally