These homes can withstand hurricanes, earthquakes and fires

Some of the world's most scenic locations for luxury homes --- beachfronts, forests, mountains --- are also prone to disaster: hurricanes and floods, wildfires and earthquakes. Architects and designers are increasingly tasked with creating gorgeous homes that are also able to stand up to nature's whims.

Typhoon Trami: Images show storm from space

Stunning images of Typhoon Trami, currently projected to make landfall in mainland Japan on Sunday, have been captured by an astronaut on the International Space Station (ISS).

'Storm of a lifetime': How Florence unfolded

For days, residents had been told to heed the warnings. Hurricane Florence, at its peak a Category 4, would be the "storm of a lifetime for portions of the Carolina coast," the National Weather Service said. It would bring powerful wind, relentless rain and life-threatening storm surge to an area that wasn't used to hurricanes.

5 things for Sept. 17: Florence. Kavanaugh. Mangkhut. The Vatican

There's quitting in the middle of a shift, and then there's this NFL cornerback who straight up RETIRED in the middle of a game yesterday. Before you clock in, here's everything else you need to know to Get Up to Speed and Out the Door. (You can also get "5 Things You Need to Know Today" delivered to your inbox daily. Sign up here.)