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3 hrs ago | ABC 33/40

Broken water main floods UCLA; 5 people rescued

The federal government is suing Pennsylvania over physical fitness tests given to its applicant for state trooper positions.

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Related Topix: Wildfire, Fire, University of Southern California

4 hrs ago | NBC Chicago

UCLA Students Deal With "Knee-Deep" Water on Campus

A carnivalesque atmosphere took place at UCLA on Tuesday afternoon as a 30-inch water main busted a 15-foot hole in a street, sending millions of gallons of water rushing onto campus and nearby roads.

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Related Topix: Flood

9 hrs ago | KXLY-TV Spokane

Gadget tests your drink for 'date rape' drugs

A new electronic device and mobile app called pd.id , aims to help prevent sexual assaults that occur after a victim has been unknowingly drugged.

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Related Topix: Epidemic, University of South Carolina, Medical University of South Carolina, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

13 hrs ago | KXXV-TV Waco

Israel hits symbols of Hamas rule; scores killed

Hundreds of people will tell the Environmental Protection Agency what they think of proposed rules to cut pollution from power plants during public hearings Tuesday and Wednesday in Denver.

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Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Bob McDonnell, US Governors, Wedding, Wildfire, Fire

17 hrs ago | KCRA-TV Sacramento

Ebola fears hit close to home

Patrick Sawyer had one stop to make before heading home to Minnesota to celebrate his daughters' birthdays: a conference in Lagos, Nigeria.

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Related Topix: Nigeria, World News, Travel, Nigeria Travel, Africa Travel, Liberia, Africa, Liberia Travel, Guinea, Epidemic

19 hrs ago | KMIZ

General Mills to demand suppliers cut greenhouse gases

So General Mills has unveiled a corporate policy that includes insisting that its suppliers take steps to cut greenhouse gas emissions as well as water usage.

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Related Topix: Weather, Drought, Agriculture, Science

20 hrs ago | WHAS11

Strong quake shakes Mexico's Gulf coast

A strong earthquake shook much of eastern Mexico on Tuesday, but there were no immediate reports of damage or injury.

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Related Topix: Earthquake, Geology, Science

22 hrs ago | Cybercast News Service

Relieved evacuees return after California wildfire

Most of the 1,200 people driven to evacuate by a Northern California wildfire that destroyed 13 homes have been told they can safely return after a series of steady gains in the firefight.

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Related Topix: Wildfire, Fire

22 hrs ago | WTHR-TV Indianapolis

Aetna 2Q profit rises 2.4 percent

Most of the 1,200 people driven to evacuate by a Northern California wildfire that destroyed 13 homes have been told they can safely return after a series of steady gains in the firefight.

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Related Topix: Aetna, Insurance, Wildfire, Fire, US News, US Supreme Court

Yesterday | Daily World

4.3 magnitude quake hits northern Oklahoma

The U.S. Geological Survey says an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 4.3 struck northern Oklahoma on Monday night.

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Related Topix: Oklahoma, Geology, Science, Earthquake

Mon Jul 28, 2014

Daily Herald

Rare storm at California beach hard to see coming

A thunderstorm formed so rapidly over a Southern California beach that experts said Monday it was impossible for anyone to predict a lightning strike would turn a day of carefree fun into one of terror.

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Related Topix: Tornado, Hurricane, Marijuana, Explosion, California

The Republic

Doctor who contracted Ebola in grave condition

Kent Brantly always wanted to be a medical missionary, and he took the work seriously, spending months treating a steady stream of patients with Ebola in Liberia.

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Related Topix: Liberia, World News, Africa, Medicine, Fort Worth, TX, Epidemic

KRNV-TV Reno

Drought cancels Sacramento's Gold Rush Days

Steve Hammond, president of the Sacramento Convention & Visitors Bureau, said Monday that too much water would be needed to bring in and later clean up the nearly 200 tons of dirt used for the Labor Day weekend event.

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Related Topix: Sacramento, CA, Weather, Drought

KABC-AM Los Angeles

Homes, Campgrounds Evacuated Near Yosemite Wildfire

Firefighters in northern California are battling large wildfires, attempting to extinguish a blaze near Yosemite National Park that quadrupled in size over the weekend.

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Related Topix: Wildfire, Fire, US National Parks, Yosemite National Park, Yosemite National Park, CA

CBS News

Tornado slams Boston area as eastern U.S. cleans up after powerful storms

A storm system that wreaked havoc across the eastern half of the U.S. spawned a tornado just north of Boston on Monday, causing extensive damage in Revere, where roofs were ripped off buildings and dozens of large trees were uprooted.

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Related Topix: Tornado, Boston, MA, Chelsea (Boston, MA), Revere, MA, Weather, Suffolk County, MA

Cybercast News Service

Famine watch: South Sudan teams study hunger data

Market shelves are bare. Children are getting skinnier. Warnings of mass hunger have been made.

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Related Topix: Famine, Travel, World News, Sudan Travel, Africa Travel, Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Agriculture, Science

St. Cloud Times

Wildfire in California's Sierra Nevadas burns 13 homes

A wildfire burning in the foothills of Northern California's Sierra Nevada mountains destroyed 13 homes and 38 other structures, California authorities said late Sunday.

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Related Topix: California, Wildfire, Fire, Amador County, CA

The Tribune

Flames from California wildfire claim 13 homes

Wildfires burning near Northern California vineyards and in the Yosemite National Park area were threatening hundreds of homes even as crews worked to contain them.

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Related Topix: Wildfire, Fire, California, Yosemite National Park, US National Parks, Yosemite National Park, CA

Sun Jul 27, 2014

News9 Oklahoma City

Northern California wildfire destroys 13 homes

Fire crews were battling two fast-moving wildfires in California that threatened many homes and forced hundreds of evacuations, officials said.

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Related Topix: Wildfire, Fire, Boat Disaster, California, Yosemite National Park, US National Parks, Yosemite National Park, CA

Tri-cityherald.com

Official: Storms destroy E. Tenn homes, no deaths

Spokeswoman Gina Breeding with the office of emergency management in east Tennessee's Claiborne County told The Associated Press that searchers were going door to door amid the debris of ruined homes Sunday night in one particularly hard-hit community, Speedwell.

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Related Topix: Tennessee, Claiborne County, TN, Speedwell, TN, Tornado, Weather, Morristown, TN

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