Super Typhoon Mangkhut: Alerts issued as huge storm nears Philippines

Hong Kong (CNN)More than 4 million people in the Philippines are in the path of destructive typhoon-force winds caused by Super Typhoon Mangkhut. The massive storm is the equivalent of a Category 5 hurricane, which at its peak Wednesday became the strongest storm of 2018 with winds of 285 kph (180 mph). Countries across east and southeast Asia are issuing emergency alerts and ordering evacuations as both Mangkhut and a second storm, Typhoon Barijat...

Nearly 40 homes catch fire after natural gas tragedy north of Boston; 1 dead, 10 injured

A natural gas leak fiasco sparked fires in at least 39 homes throughout northeast Massachusetts communities, killing a man, causing explosions, and creating widespread "Armageddon," police and local officials said Thursday. The fires, which erupted after suspected gas leaks around Lawrence, Massachusetts, are still unexplained. Authorities say one of the homes that exploded sent a chimney hurtling through the air and onto a car, fatally injuring the drive