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Ukraine reports overnight rebel attacks on border

A law expanding background check requirements on Colorado gun sales has been in effect for about a year, and an Associated Press analysis of state data compiled during that span shows the projected impact was... A law expanding background check requirements on Colorado gun sales has been in effect for about a year, and an Associated Press analysis ... (more)

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Thu Jul 24, 2014

Daily World

Top Ebola doctor in Sierra Leone infected with virus

The chief doctor who has been leading the fight against the Ebola virus epidemic in Sierra Leone has contracted the disease himself, officials from the country's Ministry of Health said.

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KTVK Phoenix

Satellites show major Southwest groundwater loss

Groundwater losses from the Colorado River basin appear massive enough to challenge long-term water supplies for the seven states and parts of Mexico that it serves, according to a new study released Thursday that used NASA satellites.

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Related Topix: UC Irvine, Irvine, CA, Weather, Drought

KTVN Reno

2 more bears captured, released to Sierra wild

State wildlife officials have captured and released two more black bears in the Sierra and they're on the lookout for another one on the edge of Reno.

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Related Topix: Reno, NV, Weather, Drought, Gardnerville, NV, Incline-Village, NV

WHEC-TV Rochester

FDA approves new painkiller from OxyContin maker

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new combination pain pill from the maker of OxyContin that is designed to discourage abuse by painkiller addicts.

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Related Topix: Food and Drug Administration, Medicine, OxyContin, Roxicodone, Oxycodone (generic), Epidemic

KSFY

Forest Service expands ban on exploding targets

The U.S. Forest Service has banned exploding targets in southern Idaho, southwestern Wyoming, Nevada, Utah and a small portion of eastern California because of wildfire and public safety concerns.

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Sunherald.com

Fire season in West so far is below expectations

U.S. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell said Wednesday that the hot windy weather known as "red flag" days have not lined up with the lighting strikes that start most fires, particularly in drought-parched California.

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Related Topix: Wildfire, Fire, California, US News, US Politics, US Senate, Ron Wyden, Democrat

Wed Jul 23, 2014

Castanet.net

Flash floods now a concern

Wetter, cooler weather has helped firefighters make progress in their efforts to get the largest wildfire in Washington state's history under control.

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The Penticton Western

Province defends shift from Martin Mars water bombers

The provincial government is defending its unpopular decision to halt B.C.'s use of the veteran Martin Mars water bombers in favour of newer aircraft to fight wildfires.

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The Winnipeg Free Press

More wildfire crews arrive as B.C. braces for another round of fires

Another 153 firefighters from across Canada have arrived in British Columbia as the province braces for more hot, dry weather that could send the wildfire danger soaring.

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WTNH

Plane crashes in bad weather in Taiwan, killing 51

A plane making a second landing attempt in stormy weather crashed at an airport on a small Taiwanese island late Wednesday, killing 51 people and injuring seven, fire officials said.

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WBIR-TV Knoxville

Antibiotic resistance could be 'next pandemic,' CDC saysAntibiotic...

Antibiotic resistance could be 'next pandemic,' CDC says Antibiotic-resistant bacteria and diseases originating in hospitals are a growing concern, the CDC says.

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Related Topix: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Epidemic, Biotech, Medicine, Healthcare Industry

KMPH-TV Fresno

First Amendment fight won't stop Arizona execution

By The Associated Press Delta Air Lines is canceling all flights to Israel until further notice, citing reports that a rocket landed near Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion Airport.

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Related Topix: Prison, US News, US Supreme Court, Wildfire, Fire

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Kootenay Advertiser

B.C. wildfire season heading for a scorcher

Wildfires in B.C. have already burned up more forest than has usually been lost in recent years, with many weeks of hot, smoky action still expected for firefighting crews.

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The Globe and Mail

Last body found after Washington landslide, rainfall likely triggered tragedy

Searchers on Tuesday pulled what they believe was the last missing body from debris left by a landslide in Washington state that researchers said heavy rainfall likely played a key role in triggering.

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Related Topix: Landslide, Weather, Oso, WA, Mudflow, Snohomish County, WA

The Bennington Banner

'The Rock' filming scenes around San Francisco this week for disaster film 'San Andreas'

The actor Dwayne Johnson, better known as the Rock, is in San Francisco this week filming scenes for the upcoming action flick, "San Andreas," according to a spokeswoman for the San Francisco Film Commission.

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Related Topix: Russian Hill (San Francisco, CA), San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA, Journey 2: The Mysterious Island, Dwayne Johnson, Earthquake, Entertainment

FOX23

Last body in Washington mudslide found

The Snohomish County sheriff's office says search and rescue personnel believe they have located the last body from the March 22 mudslide that killed 43 people at Oso, Washington.

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Related Topix: Mudflow, Snohomish County, WA, Oso, WA

KAUZ

Bond insurers vow to fight Detroit financial plan

A man accused of enslaving a mentally disabled woman in northeast Ohio is set to be sentenced in federal court in Youngstown.

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Related Topix: Ohio, Federal Prisons, Prison, Wildfire, Fire, Science / Technology, NASA, US News, Federal Aviation Administration

KMIZ

'XL Love': How fat is affecting our sex lives

When it comes to what she deems the American "obesity crisis," Sarah Varney says, it's easy enough to focus on the raw numbers: Sixty-nine percent of Americans are overweight, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and 35.1 percent of those people are obese.

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Related Topix: Human Sexuality, Epidemic

News 4 Jax

Typhoon Matmo projected to hit Taiwan

According to Taiwan's Central Weather Bureau, Typhoon Matmo is expected to make landfall early Wednesday morning.

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