Extreme weather is the biggest risk for humanity in 2018, say world leaders

Extreme weather events are the most likely and most severe threat facing humanity in 2018, according to the new Global Risks Report 2018 of the World Economic Forum (WEF). Every year, the report surveys a pool of 1000 experts and decision makers about the major risks the world will face in the coming months.

What happens during a government shutdown? 7 things you should know

It may be a new year, but Congress is returning to the same old challenge it left behind in 2017 – agreeing on a budget. And the clock is ticking. A temporary spending bill passed in the House of Representatives Thursday night, 230-197, but its fate in the Senate remains unclear.

America’s first tornado of 2018 hit Amelia County last Friday

A rare midwinter tornado uprooted trees and destroyed a carport in northern Amelia County on the evening of Friday, Jan. 12, but no one was injured. Though it was only in existence for about 2 minutes, it will go down as the first tornado to strike anywhere in the United States in 2018.

What are the real threats behind nuclear war?

In the current geopolitical climate, with tensions mounting between the United States and North Korea, the possibility of nuclear war is omnipresent. U.S. President Trump trades bombastic claims about dropping the bomb with North Korea’s Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un. The doomsday clock stands at two and a half minutes to midnight, the closest we’ve been to disaster since the 1980s.

‘Ghost ship’ washes up on Japan’s coast with skeletal remains of suspected North Koreans

The remains of eight people suspected to be from North Korea were reportedly uncovered after a “ghost ship” washed ashore on Japan’s coast last week containing a badge depicting former North Korean leaders Kim Jong Il and Kim Il Sung.

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Fallout from Hawaii’s false alarm: Are you prepared to deal with the unthinkable?

A year ago, the customers of Rising S Company in East Texas were buying bomb shelters for fears of economic collapse and the uncertainty of a new presidency.

Hawaii’s false missile alert: How it happened

CLOSE Human error caused Saturday’s false alarm, but it took Hawaii Emergency Management Agency officials 38 minutes to tell cellphone users the alert was not real. Defense officials estimate it would take 20 minutes for a North Korean missile to reach Hawaii. Sequence of events: Hawaii EMA employee starts shift.

Hawaii emergency officials say ballistic missile threat alert was a mistake

Hawaii emergency officials confirmed Saturday an alert that a ballistic missile was inbound to the island was a mistake.

North Korean threats have created a surge in demand for home bomb shelters

Six years ago, when Seth and Jill Brokenbek decided to buy their home on Evergreen Drive in Murrysville, Mr. Brokenbek said he first wanted “to check out …