1 skier dead, 3 missing in Switzerland avalanche

Swiss authorities say they've recovered the body of one skier and are still searching for three others missing after they were hit by an avalanche in the Alps.

15 killed in Kenya floods, scores of families displaced

Officials say 15 people have died across Kenya in two days of heavy rains.

Saints, Pelicans owner Tom Benson dies at age 90

Tom Benson, a successful auto dealer who brought the New Orleans Saints their only winning seasons and the "Benson Boogie," has died.

6 US soldiers in mountain warfare training hit by avalanche

Six U.S. soldiers have been hit by an avalanche on one of Vermont's tallest peaks and are being evacuated.

Shovels, snowblowers tools of choice for nor'easter cleanup

The third major storm in two weeks has lashed the Northeast with hurricane-force winds, heavy snow and widespread power outages and now millions of people are facing yet another cleanup.

No, a tornado did not carry home nearly 130 miles

No, a tornado did not carry an Oklahoma mobile home and a woman named Dorothy nearly 130 miles to Kansas.

Landslide in central Croatia destroys houses amid floods

A landslide caused by melting snow has destroyed several houses in central Croatia, sending people fleeing from their homes in panic.

Hurricane center updates Irma death toll in US, Caribbean

The death toll from Hurricane Irma's catastrophic rampage across the Caribbean and the southeastern U.S. has risen to 44 fatalities directly caused by its strong winds and heavy rains.

Geometric clusters of cyclones churn over Jupiter's poles

Jupiter's poles are blanketed by geometric clusters of cyclones and its atmosphere is deeper than suspected.

Japan marks 7th anniversary of tsunami that killed 18,000

Japanese in Tokyo and along the northeast coast are marking the seventh anniversary of the 2011 tsunami that took more than 18,000 lives and triggered meltdowns at the Fukushima nuclear power plant.

Japanese volcano erupts, dozens of flights grounded

A volcano in southern Japan that appeared in a James Bond film has erupted, shooting smoke and ash thousands of meters (feet) into the sky and grounding dozens of flights to and from a nearby airport.

The Latest: Storm causes rail disruptions, power outages

Another nor'easter threatens communities up and down the East Coast.

Storm leaves California with just 39 percent average snow

Welcome drifts of fresh snow await California's water managers on their late-winter survey of the Sierra Nevada snowpack.

Papua New Guinea quake death toll at 55 as aftershock hits

At least 55 people have been confirmed dead and authorities fear the toll could rise to over 100 from last week's powerful earthquake in Papua New Guinea, as survivors faced the strongest aftershock so far.

Cape Town tap closure is less likely because of conservation

"Day Zero," the date when Cape Town would have to turn off most water taps because of a drought, might not happen at all this year because of water conservation.

NASA launches advanced weather satellite for western US

NASA has launched another of the world's most advanced weather satellites, this time to watch over the Pacific and western US.

Buried alive: Video shows man's rescue after avalanche

Dramatic video taken by a snowboarder shows the terrifying aftermath of an avalanche in Northern California, with people furiously digging out a man buried under snow.

Huge waves slam into Puerto Rico, force evacuations

Authorities in Puerto Rico are evacuating dozens of families as waves of nearly 30 feet generated by a winter storm hit the U.S. territory.

2 killed, 2 injured, 1 missing in French Alps avalanches

Authorities say two people have died, two others have been seriously injured and one is missing after a series of avalanches in the French Alps.

California winter storm, avalanche leave 1 dead, 2 injured

A winter storm that left a snowboarder dead and sent an avalanche tumbling down the slopes of a ski resort was hovering over Southern California, bringing the chance of more snow to the mountains.