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11 min ago | The Bennington Banner

Moderate earthquake hits region near Fairbanks

The Alaska Earthquake Information Center says a magnitude 5.1 earthquake hit 43 miles northwest of Fairbanks on Saturday night.


Related Topix: Earthquake, Manley Hot Springs, AK

11 min ago | KTVN Reno

Moderate earthquake hits region near Fairbanks

The Pentagon says the U.S. military has conducted airstrikes and dropped humanitarian aid to the beleaguered Iraqi city of Amirli, where thousands of Shiite Turkomen have been cut off from food and water for nearly... Aircraft from the United States, Australia, France and Britain dropped food and water to the beleaguered Iraqi town of Amirli, which ... (more)


Related Topix: Earthquake, Fairbanks, AK, Prison, Iraq, World News, Middle East, Air Accidents

3 hrs ago | The Raw Story

Liberia bans sailors from disembarking from ships at seaports due to Ebola fears

Liberia on Saturday said it would deny permission for any crew to disembark from ships at the country's four seaports until the Ebola epidemic ravaging west Africa was under control.


Related Topix: Liberia, Africa, World News, Epidemic

7 hrs ago | NBC Chicago

Napa Wineries Open for Labor Day

Workers at Saintsbury's Winery - which suffered many broken bottles - spent Friday morning picking up grapes and allowed the public to be part of the process.


Related Topix: Earthquake, Drink, Wine

11 hrs ago | Daily Mail

Dog saves boy from bees after he was stung over 24 times

Cold case murder 'solved' with LEGO: Toy blocks unexamined in slaying of elderly woman lead police to her 'killer' 23 years later Joan Rivers' daughter Melissa is an 'emotional wreck' as she waits for news on the 81-year-old star who was placed in a medically-induced coma 'I was ready to give up': Tourist whose leg was amputated after a New York ... (more)


Related Topix: Apiculture, Science, Epidemic, Israel, World News, Middle East, Oregon City, OR

14 hrs ago |

In quake, barrels became quarter-ton projectiles

A farm worker picks grapes at sunrise in the Lee Vineyard during the first day of harvest at Saintsbury winery Friday, Aug. 29, 2014, in Napa, Calif.


Related Topix: Earthquake, Napa, CA, Wine, Drink

14 hrs ago | Cape Breton Post

Earthquake in California's Napa Valley highlights safety threats from wine stacks

Napa Valley's seismically reinforced winery buildings generally held up to the largest earthquake to hit Northern California in a quarter-century, but the precious wine piled inside often did not.


Related Topix: Wine, Drink, Earthquake

14 hrs ago |

Sesame catching on in southeast US

Sesame is gaining a foothold in parts of the southeast United States, where cotton has long been king, as farmers take advantage of its drought tolerance and a recently developed trait that lets them bring it in with typical ag equipment.


Related Topix: Weather, Drought, Agriculture, Science

18 hrs ago | NBC New York

California Uproots Grassy Lawns

The dry-cracked bed of the Stevens Creek Reservoir is seen on March 13, 2014, in Cupertino, Calif.


Related Topix: California, Santa Clara County, CA, Cupertino, CA, Solano County, CA, Weather, Drought, Long Beach, CA

22 hrs ago | KRNV-TV Reno

Botulism outbreak killing ducks at refuge

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service spokesman Matt Baun said Friday the outbreak is not unusual, but has been exacerbated by the drought.


Related Topix: Weather, Drought

Fri Aug 29, 2014

The York Daily Record

Lawmakers pass first California groundwater rules

The worst drought in a generation has pushed California lawmakers to overhaul the state's longstanding "pump-as-you-please" groundwater policy under a package of bills lawmakers sent Friday to Gov. Jerry Brown.


Related Topix: California, Weather, Drought, Jerry Brown, US Governors, US News

Belper News

Hurricane set to bathe Derbyshire in September heat

A hurricane is set to pull warm air over Derbyshire next week - making the start of autumn feel more like summer.


Related Topix: Hurricane, Hurricane Cristobal, Weather, Hurricane Bertha


US official airs 'myths' on Colorado River water

A top federal water administrator says several myths stand in the way of broad agreements needed to deal with increasing demand for water in the drought-stricken and "over-allocated" Colorado River basin.


Related Topix: Weather, Drought, Las Vegas, NV

CBS News

Papua New Guinea volcano erupts; residents evacuated and flights diverted

CANBERRA, Australia -- Several communities were evacuated and some international flights were diverted Friday after a volcanic eruption on Papua New Guinea.


Related Topix: Volcanic Eruption, Papua New Guinea, Oceania, World News, Australia,

KSDK-TV Saint Louis

Fissure eruption near Icelandic volcano

Iceland authorities say there's been a small fissure eruption near Bardarbunga volcano, but no volcanic ash has been detected by the radar system.


Related Topix: Volcanic Eruption, Travel, Europe Travel, Iceland Travel, World News, Iceland


Quake rattles southern Greece, capital city

An earthquake has rattled southern Greece and was widely felt in the capital, Athens.


Related Topix: Earthquake, Tsunami, Geology, Science

Thu Aug 28, 2014

KABC-AM Los Angeles

Marie and Cristobal: Two Storms and Lots of Questions

As we enter the most active part of the hurricane season in the Atlantic, we have our eyes on both coasts: Tropical Storm Marie in the Pacific and Hurricane Cristobal in the Atlantic.

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Related Topix: Hurricane, Hurricane Cristobal, Weather

Kelowna Capital News

Wildfire season will rank among B.C.'s worst

As of Thursday, fires had burned up more than 330,000 hectares across the province and are expected to soon surpass the 337,000 hectares destroyed in the 2010 fire season.


Related Topix: Fire, Wildfire, Canada

CBS Atlanta

Bucks County Playhouse gives lyricists a boost

A firearms company affiliated with reality TV star Will Hayden is distancing itself from him after his arrest on rape charges.


Related Topix: Bucks County, PA, Entertainment, Sons of Guns, Television, Bob McDonnell, US Governors, Earthquake

ABC News

5 Things to Know About Earthquake Faults

The 6.0-earthquake that damaged buildings and left scores of people injured in California's wine country was the largest temblor to hit the San Francisco Bay Area since the 6.9-magnitude Loma Prieta earthquake in 1989.


Related Topix: Earthquake, Geology, Science, US Geological Survey, Technical Services