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Maui Police Chief John Pelletier. (Nicco Quinones for ABC News) (NEW YORK) — On a wind-whipped August evening, Maui police officers Calvin Dawn and Kameryn Pupunu had just wrapped up homicide training when they started to hear radio calls for evacuation in Lahaina, the historic enclave on the other side of their island. They had […]

danilovi/Getty Images (LOS ANGELES) — As a crowd watched the high surf at the end of an avenue in Ventura, California, a “rogue” wave crashed over the seawall, flooding the area and carrying people and vehicles up the street. The wave sent eight people to the hospital on Thursday, a spokesperson for the Ventura County […]

-/AFP via Getty Images (LONDON) — A powerful 6.3-magnitude earthquake struck western Afghanistan early Sunday, the U.S. Geological Survey said. The quake, which was centered about 30 kilometers (18 miles) north-northwest of Herāt, followed a series of powerful tremors that killed more than a thousand. “This earthquake was preceded by three other M 6.3 earthquakes […]

Douglas Sacha/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — A better-than-expected jobs report on Friday defied interest rate hikes that aim to slash inflation by cooling the economy. Instead, the U.S. added 253,000 jobs in April, marking a slight decline from an average of 290,000 over the previous six months. The unemployment rate fell to 3.4%, matching a […]