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Royal couple visit wildfire-affected Aussie town

Britain's Prince William and his wife, Kate, visited a town ravaged by wildfires in the mountains west of Sydney on Thursday, as they continue their Down Under tour.


Related Topix: Prince William, World News, Wildfire, Fire, Travel, Pacific Travel, Australia Travel, Sydney, Australia Travel, Australia,

Wed Apr 16, 2014


Death toll in Washington mudslide hits 39

A road sign advising the closure of Highway 530 stands in view of a flag still at half-staff Tuesday, April 15, 2014, in Darrington, Wash.


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

ABC News

Portland Plans Reservoir Flush After Teen Cited

Once again, Portland officials are preparing to flush millions of gallons of treated water because someone urinated at a city reservoir.


Related Topix: Weather, Drought


Study: Diabetic heart attacks and strokes falling

In the midst of the diabetes epidemic, a glimmer of good news: Heart attacks, strokes and other complications from the disease are plummeting.


Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Diabetes, Epidemic, North Carolina

WLOX-TV Biloxi

FEMA chief to address US hurricane conference

Emergency managers, forecasters and local government officials from Texas to Maine are meeting this week at the National Hurricane Conference in Orlando.


Related Topix: Hurricane, FEMA, US News

KRRQ-FM Lafayette

Inflation Still Low but Many Prices Climbed Anyway in March

After the brutal winter weather of January and February, people who use oil to heat their homes saw costs fall a bit in March along with dropping prices at the pump.


Related Topix: Weather, Drought

Pearce, ranchers meet on lesser prairie chicken

Around two dozen ranchers have expressed their frustration to U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce over the federal government's decision to list the lesser prairie chicken as a threatened species.

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Related Topix: US News, Weather, Drought

Tue Apr 15, 2014

The Fresno Bee

Fire destroys most of San Pedro Elks Lodge

Fire Department spokesman Brian Humphrey says more than 100 firefighters fought the flames in San Pedro for nearly two hours early Tuesday.


Related Topix: Fire, Wildfire

National Public Radio

Car Accident Killed SD Girls Missing Since 1971

Two South Dakota girls on their way to an end-of-school-year party at a gravel pit in May 1971 drove off a country road and into a creek where their remains lay hidden until last fall when a drought brought their car into view, authorities said Tuesday.


Related Topix: Weather, Drought, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Sioux Falls, SD

Daily Mail

Warning over chocolate Easter egg risk to your dog

One-way ticket to paradise: Private island in the Bahamas with six beaches, four houses and its own AIRSTRIP goes on sale for $9m EXCLUSIVE - 'I've seen better days... giant a**hole': US Airways social media manager speaks out about that X-rated 'worst tweet of all time' Lady Gaga accused of wasting 350,000 gallons of water to fill massive pool at ... (more)


Related Topix: Weather, Drought


Death Toll in Washington Mudslide Rises to 37

The death toll from the mudslide that hit the Washington town of Oso has risen to 37. The Snohomish County medical examiner's office said Tuesday it has received one more victim.


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

The Town Talk

Storm hammers parts of Mississippi

A storm barreled through Mississippi Gulf Coast communities, damaging or destroying about a dozen RV trailers at one campground, downing trees and power lines and cutting electricity in some areas.


Related Topix: Tornado, Gautier, MS

Greenwich Citizen

35 years after flood, river still menaces Jackson

Pearl River's waters flooded parts of Jackson and surrounding areas in 1979 in a deluge that paralyzed the city and led to the evacuation of 15,000 people.


Related Topix: Jackson, MS, Flood, Weather, Rankin County, MS

WZVN-TV Fort Myers

Huge Big Boy steam locomotive coming back to life

4014 on, in Covina, Calif., after the locomotive was moved from the RailGiants Train Museum, where it was on display.


Related Topix: Cheyenne, WY, Volcanic Eruption

Huge Big Boy steam locomotive coming back to life

4014 was a moving eruption of smoke and vapor, a 6,300-horsepower brute dragging heavy freight trains over the mountains of Wyoming and Utah.


Related Topix: Volcanic Eruption, Cheyenne, WY

The New Zealand Herald

Fight continues against wildfires at Chilean port

A man walks as an out of control forest fire destroys homes in the city of Valparaiso, Chile.


Related Topix: South America, Chile, World News, Wildfire, Fire, Michelle Bachelet

Mon Apr 14, 2014



As the search continues for seven people still missing in the Oso mudslide, Snohomish County and the state Transportation Department are making plans to reopen Highway 530.


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


LA Faces Deadly Meningitis Outbreak Among MSM

Following a frightening outbreak of meningitis among men who have sex with men in New York City last year, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health is now urging MSM to get vaccinated.


Related Topix: Vaccinations, Health, Gay/Lesbian, Epidemic, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, HIV/AIDS


Beef prices hit record high

Beef prices are at a record high, and the cost of other staples, such as milk, butter, eggs, fruit and vegetables are climbing.


Related Topix: Life, Beef, Food, Meat, Weather, Drought, Agriculture, Science

The Star Online

Solomons flood victims 'terrified' after quakes

A series of powerful earthquakes off the Solomon Islands sparked panic in evacuation centres filled with victims of an earlier flood but apparently caused no serious damage, aid workers said Monday.


Related Topix: Flood, Oceania, World News, Solomon Islands, US Geological Survey, Technical Services, Geology, Science, Tsunami