Afghan earthquake rocks Asia, dozens dead

A strong earthquake in northern Afghanistan shook buildings from Kabul to Delhi, cut power and communications in some areas and caused 46 deaths, mainly in Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Mike Anderson of Minnesota, right, fishes alongside his friend and local fisherman Miguel Pilas during a steady rain as Hurricane Patricia approaches Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, Friday, Oct. 23, 2015. Hurricane Patricia barreled toward southwestern Mexico Friday as a monster Category 5 storm, the strongest ever in the Western Hemisphere. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)

Mega-storm Patricia drenches Mexico as it weakens

There were early reports of some flooding and landslides, but no word of fatalities or major damage as the storm pushed across inland mountains and bypassing the metropolis of Guadalajara overnight.

In this photo provided by Caltrans, vehicles are stopped in mud on California's Interstate-5 after flooding Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015. (Caltrans via AP)

Key Southern California interstate blocked in flash flooding

Emergency crews shoveled mud from a section of Interstate 5 north of Los Angeles after flash flood debris blocked the important roadway, stranded hundreds of vehicles, and forced some motorists to take refuge on top of their cars.

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Great Central U.S. ShakeOut

Thursday at 10:15 AM, people across the area will participate in an international earthquake drill called the ShakeOut.

Water from Ward Lake floods the the trail encircling it Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015, near Ketchikan, Alaska. The remnants of tropical storm Hurricane Oho are expected to bring more heavy rains and gusty winds to parts of southeast Alaska on Friday in what is a rare weather event. (Taylor Balkom/Ketchikan Daily News via AP)

In rare event, remnants of Pacific hurricane hit Alaska

Remnants of Pacific Hurricane Oho battered Alaska’s southeast coast on Friday, the latest unusual weather event to hit a state that so far this year has dealt with a lack of snow, warmer temperatures and intense wildfires.

Cars head toward the railroad underpass in Spartanburg, S.C., where 56-year-old Sylvia Arteaga was killed on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015, when flood waters inundated her car as she was driving home from work. The underpass is not wide enough to accommodate two cars, so motorists must alternate going under it. (AP Photo/Skip Foreman)

East Coast braces for more heavy rain, approaching hurricane

With already-saturated soils and flooded roads, East Coast states were bracing for another day of dreary and possibly dangerous weather Friday as forecasters predicted more downpours and a possible added punch from powerful Hurricane Joaquin.