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1 hr ago | KCRA-TV Sacramento

Judge won't stop water for Klamath salmon

A federal judge Wednesday denied a request by irrigation suppliers in California's Central Valley to stop emergency water releases intended to help salmon hundreds of miles away in the Klamath Basin survive the drought.

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Related Topix: Klamath, CA, Weather, Drought, Fresno, CA, Agriculture, Science, Klamath-River, CA

5 hrs ago | WKBT

Park officials allow Apostle Islands fire to burn

National Park Service rangers have discovered a fire on one of the Apostle Islands in Lake Superior that they say has been burning for weeks.

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Related Topix: Fire, Tornado, Hurricane, Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, US National Parks

Wed Aug 27, 2014

KWNN-FM Stockton

Matt Damon Pours Toilet Water on Himself

Matt Damon took a different approach to the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge: He poured toilet water on himself.

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Related Topix: Science Fiction TV, V, Entertainment, Drama, Television, Challenge, CA, Non-Profit, Comedy, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Jimmy Kimmel, Weather, Drought

The Fresno Bee

Feds allows logging in Sierra after huge Rim fire

In this Sept. 25, 2013 file photo, Scott Small, and other National Forest Service crew members work to restore terrain that was bulldozed for a firebreak in the battle against Rim Fire on a nordic ski trail along Dodge Ridge in the Stanislaus National Forest, near Tuolumne City, Calif.

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

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Amid Ebola fears, Air France urged to stop flights

France's government is asking Air France to suspend flights to the largest city in Sierra Leone in response to the Ebola epidemic in the region that has killed more than 1,400 people.

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Related Topix: Epidemic

Contra Costa Times

Napa earthquake: Boy hurt by falling bricks: 'I should be dead'

Thirteen-year-old Nicholas Dillon's screams could be heard throughout his pitch black house when the earth shook and the falling bricks hit him.

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Related Topix: Earthquake, Napa, CA, UC Davis

Yahoo!

Earthquakes rock Iceland volcano

This is a Aug. 19, 2014 file image taken from video of a sign is posted on the road next to Bardarbunga, a subglacial stratovolcano located under Iceland's largest glacier.

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Related Topix: Volcanic Eruption

Monterey County Herald

Quake is major test for hard-luck California city

The historic blue-collar town of Vallejo is a short distance but a far cry from the touristy Napa Valley vineyards and quaint towns.

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

KRNV-TV Reno

Boy hurt in California quake: 'I should be dead'

A 13-year-old boy who was seriously injured by falling bricks during the earthquake that struck California wine country says he initially feared he'd been paralyzed and feels lucky to be alive.

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Related Topix: Earthquake

Tue Aug 26, 2014

WZVN-TV Fort Myers

Pryor invokes Ebola outbreak in new TV attack ad

Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor invoked the Ebola outbreak in a new television ad unveiled this week criticizing his Republican rival over a vote against medical disaster funding, injecting fears about the deadly disease into an already intense race.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Mark Pryor, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Tom Cotton, Arkansas, Arkansas Government, Epidemic

KRNV-TV Reno

Napa earthquake hastens calls for warning system

The earthquake that jolted California's wine capital may have caused at least $1 billion in property damage, but it also added impetus to the state's effort to develop an early warning system that might offer a few precious seconds for residents to duck under desks, trains to slow down and utility lines to be powered down before the seismic waves ... (more)

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Related Topix: Earthquake, Napa, CA, Dianne Feinstein, US News, US Senate, Democrat, US Politics, California, Drink, Wine, Jerry Brown, US Governors

Deming Headlight

Watch Matt Damon do ice bucket challenge with toilet water

Matt Damon was nominated by Jimmy Kimmel and Ben Affleck to complete the ALS ice bucket challenge.

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Related Topix: Weather, Drought

WTHR-TV Indianapolis

US stocks open higher; S&P 500 at 2,000 points

The earthquake that jolted California's wine capital may have caused at least $1 billion in property damage, but it also added impetus to the state's effort to develop an early warning system that might... Napa County has been rattled by a small aftershock to the strong and damaging earthquake that hit California's wine capital over the weekend.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, Financial Markets, Earthquake, Napa County, CA, Air Accidents

680News

Cristobal strengthens into hurricane as storm moves away from Bahamas after flooding islands

Cristobal moved away from the Bahamas after strengthening into a hurricane, leaving a swath of soaked Caribbean islands and at least five fatalities in its wake.

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Related Topix: Hurricane, Weather, Hurricane Cristobal, Turks and Caicos Islands, World News, Central America, Haiti,

KCRA-TV Sacramento

3 reasons why Californians shun quake insurance

Even though 90% of the earthquakes that strike the United States are located in California, only about 10% of homeowners there have earthquake insurance.

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Related Topix: Earthquake, UC Davis, Davis, CA, Northridge (Los Angeles, CA), Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance

Mon Aug 25, 2014

KSL-TV

Oregon teenager's drone worried firefighting crews

It cost a Bend teenager about $800 in revenue from chores, yard work and birthday gifts to buy a miniature aircraft and a camera he sent aloft to capture video of a forest fire this summer that was threatening the western edge of the city.

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Related Topix: Fire, Wildfire

Cybercast News Service

Hawaii volcano lava flow could threaten homes

This Aug. 22, 2014 photo released by the U.S. Geological Survey shows the Pu'u 'O'o crater of the Kilauea volcano partially obscured by thick fume from the June 27 lava flow near Pahoa, Hawaii.

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Related Topix: Volcanic Eruption, US Geological Survey, Technical Services, Geology, Science, Pahoa, HI

KMBC-TV

Marijuana laws may reduce painkiller abuse

States that have legalized marijuana for managing chronic pain have significantly fewer deaths from prescription painkiller overdoses each year, according to a new study published Monday in JAMA Internal Medicine.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Marijuana, Medicine, Health, Pain, Epidemic

Daily Herald

Post-quake gas leak inspections to last days

The utility serving areas damaged by Sunday's earthquake in the San Francisco Bay Area says it expects to continue searching for possible gas leaks over the coming days.

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Related Topix: Earthquake, Energy, Pacific Gas and Electric

News 4 Jax

Doctor dies of Ebola in Liberia

A Liberian doctor who contracted the Ebola virus and received a promising experimental treatment has died, the manager of the Elwa Ebola Facility in Monrovia, Liberia, told CNN on Monday.

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Related Topix: Liberia, World News, Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Epidemic,

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