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The Philippines braced for possible floods and landslides as a tropical storm continued to strengthen on Monday as it approached the country's eastern seaboard.
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The U.S. Geological Survey has recorded seven small earthquakes shaking central Oklahoma in a span of about 14 hours.
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Police on Sunday praised a dispatcher and crisis negotiator for persuading a gunman to surrender after he allegedly shot and killed three people in a Southern California neighborhood, wounded two others and fired on officers.
A spokeswoman for Walt Disney Parks and Resorts says dozens of passengers were safely evacuated from a monorail train halted by a power outage.
There were no immediate reports of damage and authorities discounted the possibility of a tsunami.
Firefighters made progress Sunday containing a wildfire that burned 21,823 acres in Washington but are fearful that predicted afternoon thunderstorms could ignite more fires.
The Mills Canyon Fire, burning near Entiat , was 25 percent contained on Sunday morning, said spokesman Vladimir Steblina of the Pacific Northwest Incident Management Team.
Officials say a 27-year-old man who was allegedly at an illegal marijuana plot is suspected of starting a wildfire that has burned more than 41/2 square miles of forested land in northern California.
A provincewide heat wave in British Columbia was expected to hit record highs in the coming days, heightening concerns about wildfires.
A wildfire burning grass, brush and scattered timber in central Washington has grown by about 2 square miles, but officials reported good progress in protecting homes in the area.
Authorities say a raging wildfire southeast of Greece's capital has burned down at least one house and threatened several others.
California fire officials say the Bully Fire started Friday afternoon in a forested area in Shasta County and threatens about 50 homes.
Several hundred firefighters worked Friday to contain a fire that has burned grass and brush across nearly 32 square miles in central Washington.
B.C. forest firefighters head into the weekend with two major fires in the Interior of the province and fire risk increasing with a spell of hot weather expected.
It is not, however, the second coming of a polar vortex, a phrase the National Weather Service's Chicago office tweeted earlier this week to describe the upcoming sweater weather.
A 6.8-magnitude earthquake early Saturday struck offshore not far from Fukushima, Japan - the epicenter of a nuclear crisis following a massive 2011 earthquake and tsunami - the Japan Meteorological Agency reported.
Updated: Mon Jul 14, 2014 08:50 am
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