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3 hrs ago | WXOW-TV La Crosse

Wisconsin apple growers say crop looking good

A Wisconsin State Journal report says growers were concerned after last year's unusually heavy harvest.


Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Weather, Drought

7 hrs ago |

Bad weather shuts down concerts, delays flights

Severe thunderstorms across the Northeast on Sunday slowed operations at airports, wreaked havoc at outdoor sporting and musical events in New York and Philadelphia and sent people scurrying from a beach after three men were struck by lightning.


Related Topix: Weather, us Travel, Travel, Tornado, Hurricane

10 hrs ago | Paradise Post

Japan urges toilet paper stock for major quake

On national disaster prevention day, Japan's government is urging people to stock up on toilet paper, because more than 40 percent of the nation's supply comes from a high-risk earthquake zone.


Related Topix: Earthquake, Tsunami, Asian Tsunami Disaster

Sun Aug 31, 2014

The Times Bulletin

NY's Electric Zoo music fest shut down by storms

NY's Electric Zoo music fest shut down by storms JENNIFER PELTZ, Associated Press NEW YORK - The Electric Zoo music festival was shut down in the face of powerful thunderstorms Sunday, forcing thousands of people to leave its island setting and marking its second cancellation in as many years.


Related Topix: Associated Press, Weather, Flood

KABC-AM Los Angeles

Labor Day Weekend Features Severe Weather Threat From the Central Plains to Midwest

Through the remainder of the Labor Day holiday weekend, severe weather threatens outdoor plans from the central Plains to the Midwest.


Related Topix: Weather, Salina, KS, Hailstorm, Tornado

Evening Sun

Strong earthquake aftershock shakes Napa Valley

The U.S. Geological Survey says the magnitude-3.2 tremor struck 5 miles south of the city of Napa just before 2 a.m. Sunday.


Related Topix: Earthquake, Geology, Science, Concord, NH

The Winnipeg Free Press

Iceland raises aviation alert again after small fissure eruption near 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.


Related Topix: Volcanic Eruption, Iceland, World News

WTEN-TV Albany

Somalia: 12 killed as army repels attack on prison

Joan Rivers remains hospitalized three days after going into cardiac arrest at a doctor's office in New York City.


Related Topix: Prison, Somalia, World News, Africa, University of Wisconsin Madison, Earthquake

The New Zealand Herald

Magnitude-6 earthquake jolts northern Pakistan

A magnitude-6 earthquake struck northern Pakistan on Sunday, authorities said, though there were no immediate reports of injuries or damage.


Related Topix: Earthquake, Pakistan, Geology, Science

Express India

Celebration in Liberia slum as Ebola quarantine lifted

Residents of West Point celebrate the lifting of a quarantine by the Liberian government, in Monrovia August 30, 2014.


Related Topix: Liberia, World News, Africa, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Epidemic

Sat Aug 30, 2014

The Bennington Banner

Moderate earthquake hits region near Fairbanks

The Alaska Earthquake Information Center says a magnitude 5.1 earthquake hit 43 miles northwest of Fairbanks on Saturday night.


Related Topix: Earthquake, Manley Hot Springs, AK


Moderate earthquake hits region near Fairbanks

The Pentagon says the U.S. military has conducted airstrikes and dropped humanitarian aid to the beleaguered Iraqi city of Amirli, where thousands of Shiite Turkomen have been cut off from food and water for nearly... Aircraft from the United States, Australia, France and Britain dropped food and water to the beleaguered Iraqi town of Amirli, which ... (more)


Related Topix: Earthquake, Fairbanks, AK, Prison, Iraq, World News, Middle East, Air Accidents

The Raw Story

Liberia bans sailors from disembarking from ships at seaports due to Ebola fears

Liberia on Saturday said it would deny permission for any crew to disembark from ships at the country's four seaports until the Ebola epidemic ravaging west Africa was under control.


Related Topix: Liberia, Africa, World News, Epidemic

NBC Chicago

Napa Wineries Open for Labor Day

Workers at Saintsbury's Winery - which suffered many broken bottles - spent Friday morning picking up grapes and allowed the public to be part of the process.


Related Topix: Earthquake, Drink, Wine

Daily Mail

Dog saves boy from bees after he was stung over 24 times

Cold case murder 'solved' with LEGO: Toy blocks unexamined in slaying of elderly woman lead police to her 'killer' 23 years later Joan Rivers' daughter Melissa is an 'emotional wreck' as she waits for news on the 81-year-old star who was placed in a medically-induced coma 'I was ready to give up': Tourist whose leg was amputated after a New York ... (more)


Related Topix: Apiculture, Science, Epidemic, Israel, World News, Middle East, Oregon City, OR

In quake, barrels became quarter-ton projectiles

A farm worker picks grapes at sunrise in the Lee Vineyard during the first day of harvest at Saintsbury winery Friday, Aug. 29, 2014, in Napa, Calif.


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

Cape Breton Post

Earthquake in California's Napa Valley highlights safety threats from wine stacks

Napa Valley's seismically reinforced winery buildings generally held up to the largest earthquake to hit Northern California in a quarter-century, but the precious wine piled inside often did not.


Related Topix: Wine, Drink, Earthquake

Sesame catching on in southeast US

Sesame is gaining a foothold in parts of the southeast United States, where cotton has long been king, as farmers take advantage of its drought tolerance and a recently developed trait that lets them bring it in with typical ag equipment.


Related Topix: Weather, Drought, Agriculture, Science

NBC New York

California Uproots Grassy Lawns

The dry-cracked bed of the Stevens Creek Reservoir is seen on March 13, 2014, in Cupertino, Calif.


Related Topix: California, Santa Clara County, CA, Cupertino, CA, Solano County, CA, Weather, Drought, Long Beach, CA


Botulism outbreak killing ducks at refuge

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service spokesman Matt Baun said Friday the outbreak is not unusual, but has been exacerbated by the drought.


Related Topix: Weather, Drought