Arthur pelts Maine, moves into southeast Canada

Arthur pelted parts of far eastern Maine and southeastern Canada with heavy rain and strong winds on Saturday, as the storm that had been a hurricane swept away from southern New England.

Weakened Tropical Storm Arthur heads to Canada

Tropical Storm Arthur rapidly lost strength today as it headed off the far north-eastern US coast towards Canada, causing little damage in its wake.

US coast survives Hurricane Arthur

Proving far less damaging than feared, Hurricane Arthur left tens of thousands of people without power in a swipe at North Carolina`s dangerously exposed Outer Banks, then brought lousy Fourth of July beach weather to the Northeast as it veered out to sea.

Three divers killed over weekend off California coast

Three recreational abalone divers died in separate incidents over the weekend in Northern California, where powerful rip currents were reported.

WWII ship sunk off US coast to be searched for oil

A Japanese submarine shot a torpedo at an American oil tanker, sinking it and sending 3 mn gallons of oil to sea bottom.

Tsunami waves hit Hawaii, sweep across islands

Kauai was the first of the Hawaiian islands hit by the tsunami.

Disaster looms as oil slick closes on US coast

A giant oil slick threatened economic and environmental devastation as it closed in on Louisiana`s vulnerable coast, prompting the US government to declare a national disaster.

Fears grow over oil spill off US coast

The Gulf of Mexico oil rig disaster will develop into one of the worst spills in US history if the well is not sealed, the coast guard officer leading the response warned.

`Major oil spill` as rig sinks off US coast

A blazing oil rig has sunk into the Gulf of Mexico, sparking fears of an environmental disaster two days after a massive blast that left 11 workers missing.

Pair of Russian attack submarines prowl off US coast: Report

Two Russian nuclear-powered attack submarines have been spotted in the Atlantic Ocean off the US eastern seaboard, The New York Times reported late Tuesday on its website, citing defence department officials.