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1 min ago | ABC News

Residents Return Home After New Jersey Fire

State Forest Fire Service spokesman Greg McLaughlin says residents of 620 homes in Berkeley Township, a central coastal area about 45 miles south of New York City, returned to their houses late Thursday.

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Related Topix: Fire, Wildfire

2 hrs ago | National Public Radio

Tornado Shelters Face Dilemma With Pet Lovers

Jerry Starr thought he was taking the safe approach when a twister was reported heading toward his suburban neighborhood outside Oklahoma City last May. He grabbed his teenage daughter Dyonna and his dog and drove to the local City Hall, which serves as a public storm shelter.

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Related Topix: Tornado, Hurricane, Del City, OK

2 hrs ago | WATE-TV Knoxville

Obama visit to South Korea tinged by mourning

As the spring storm season arrives in Tornado Alley, emergency officials are wrestling with a dilemma posed by man's best friends.

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Related Topix: Tornado, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Education Etc., US Military, US Navy, Point Loma (San Diego, CA)

2 hrs ago | ABC News

Tornado Shelters Face Dilemma With Pet Lovers

As the spring storm season arrives in Tornado Alley, emergency officials are wrestling with a dilemma posed by man's best friends.

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Related Topix: Tornado

Thu Apr 24, 2014

ABC News

Severe Storms Loom Across Central US This Weekend

Forecasters are predicting a significant chance of strong tornadoes this weekend across a large part of the nation's mid-section, an outbreak that could stretch from the Great Plains to the Midwest and South.

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Related Topix: Weather, Tornado, Texas

KNUS-AM Aurora

Water picture improves for some California towns

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Related Topix: California, Weather, Drought, Mendocino County, CA, Willits, CA, Siskiyou County, CA

National Public Radio

Study Links California Drought To Global Warming

While researchers have sometimes connected weather extremes to man-made global warming, usually it's not done in real time.

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Related Topix: Global Warming, Weather, Drought

Patch.com

Massive Brush Fire Rages In Berkeley, Ocean County; Homes, Schools Evacuated

Written By Patricia Miller, Karen Wall, Colleen Platt and Tom Davis A massive brush fire scorched acres of land in Berkeley Township in Ocean County, N.J. Thursday, evacuating hundreds of homes and sending families and children to shelter.

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Related Topix: Ocean County, NJ, Wildfire, Fire, Toms River, NJ

National Public Radio

Measles Off To A Fast Start, As Cases Trend Up

Health officials are worried about recent U.S. measles outbreaks that so far have caused more illnesses than at the same point of any year since 1996.

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Related Topix: Epidemic, Infectious Diseases, Medicine, Vanderbilt University, Vaccinations, Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Castanet.net

Pig producers want more aid

This June, 28, 2012 photo shows hogs at a farm in Buckhart, Ill. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, M. Spencer Green Hog producers want more help from Ottawa to deal with a virus detected in four provinces that has already killed millions of baby pigs in the United States.

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Related Topix: Life, Food, Pork, Meat, Agriculture, Science, Epidemic

Brandon Sun

6.7 earthquake rattles area off northern Vancouver Island; no tsunami expected

Glass rattled, buildings swayed, but no damage was reported after a magnitude 6.7 earthquake hit off the northern coast of Vancouver Island on Wednesday night.

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Related Topix: Earthquake, Tsunami, Geology, Science, Canada

Wed Apr 23, 2014

ABC News

Magnitude 6.6 Quake off British Columbia Coast

The U.S. Geological Survey's National Earthquake Information Center says a magnitude 6.6 quake has been recorded in the Pacific Ocean off the northwest corner of British Columbia's Vancouver Island.

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Related Topix: Geology, Science, Earthquake, Palmer, AK, Tsunami

KFVS12

Hundreds of cases of pig virus reported in Ill.

The State Journal-Register reports there were 360 cases of porcine epidemic diarrhea in Illinois through March.

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Related Topix: Illinois, Illinois Government, Epidemic, Life, Food, Pork, Meat

Toledo Blade

U.S. weighs clemency for certain prisoners

The Obama administration is encouraging many nonviolent federal prisoners to apply for early release - and expecting thousands to take up the offer.

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Related Topix: Prison, Drugs, Epidemic, Federal Prisons, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Salmon Arm Observer

1.4 million flu shots a B.C. record

It wasn't as many as in the global H1N1 pandemic of 2009, but this year's influenza vaccine program delivered a record 1.4 million seasonal doses to B.C. residents.

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Related Topix: H1N1 Influenza / Swine Flu, Health, Vaccinations, Medicine, Influenza, Epidemic

WXOW-TV La Crosse

Gacy case helps solve unrelated Chicago area death

For all the tens of billions of dollars that the nation has spent on screening passengers and their bags, few airports made a comparable investment to secure the airplanes themselves.

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Related Topix: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Epidemic, Air Accidents

NewsOn6 Tulsa

Syrian activists accused regime of new gas attacks

The head of the New York Police Department admits he was caught off guard by the harsh response to a harmless attempt at community outreach on Twitter.

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Related Topix: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Epidemic, Air Accidents

Oxford Mail

A 123m flood relief scheme on the agenda

OXFORD will learn on Friday whether a major scheme to prevent flooding on its major roads has cleared the latest hurdle.

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Related Topix: Flood

GPB.org

Obama Tours Mudslide Devastation, Pledges Solidarity With Families

Marine One, carrying President Obama, takes an aerial tour of Oso, Wash., on Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Mudflow, Oso, WA, US Politics, US News, Jay Inslee, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Landslide, US Governors

The Island Packet

Expedition sailing to recover sunken gold off SC coast

A remotely operated submersible used to recover artifacts beneath the ocean sits on the deck of the Odyssey Explorer in North Charleston, S.C., on Tuesday, April 22, 2014.

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Related Topix: Charleston, SC, North Charleston, SC, Hurricane, Isle of Palms, SC

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