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Stunned Iowa Town Residents Say They Will Rebuild After Tornado

With the scope of the devastation still sinking in, business owners and residents of the central Iowa city of Marshalltown on Friday began picking up bricks from collapsed buildings, dragging away downed trees and trying to return to the lives …

Taiwan Officials Detains Building Developer Where Quake Killed 14

Prosecutors in eastern Taiwan say a building complex that collapsed in an earthquake earlier this month, killing 14 people, was structurally unsound and have detained the developer. The office of the Hualien district prosecutor said Tuesday that Liu Ying-lin was …

Grant to Prepare Nevada Rescuers for Big Disasters

Southern Nevada is getting nearly $1.3 million in federal money for rescuers focused on pulling people out of collapsed buildings. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid announced the grant from FEMA on Wednesday. The money will go to urban search and …

7.4 Magnitude Earthquake Shakes Guatemala: AIR

A 7.4 magnitude earthquake occurred on Nov. 7, about 15 miles off the coastal town of Champerico in southwestern Guatemala, according to catastrophe modeling firm AIR Worldwide. The epicenter was 35 miles SSW of Retalhuleu, Retalhuleu and 101 miles WSW …