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2 hrs ago | Brandon Sun

Designer: More than 2,000 Bay Bridge bolts under scrutiny are safe, don't need replacing

The chief designer of the new, $6.4 billion eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge says more than 2,000 bolts and rods on the span that have been called into question are safe and can remain in place, a newspaper reported.


Related Topix: Earthquake

7 hrs ago | New York Daily News

Biggest fire in Washington state history destroys 300 homes

About 300 homes - twice as many as previously estimated - have burned in a massive wildfire in north-central Washington, a county sheriff said Friday.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Jay Inslee, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Washington, Wildfire, Fire, Okanogan County, WA, Pateros, WA, Twisp, WA

9 hrs ago | USA Today

Earthquakes occur in 3 parts of Alaska

Earthquakes occur in 3 parts of Alaska One of the earthquakes was a magnitude of 5.9. Check out this story on Your Take contributions have not been reviewed for accuracy by USATODAY.


Related Topix: Juneau, AK, Geology, Science, Earthquake

11 hrs ago | Reuters

U.S. meat, seafood prices rising on drought and disease: USDA

Overall U.S. food inflation will remain near the historic norm in 2014, even as prices for meat and seafood are pushed higher by disease and widespread drought, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said on Friday.


Related Topix: Weather, Drought, US News, United States Department of Agriculture, Agriculture, Science

15 hrs ago | KCRA-TV Sacramento

TGIF? Nope. Stocks fall on earnings woes

Stocks are ending the week on a sour note, putting the S&P 500 in reverse on the road to 2,000.


Related Topix: Financial Markets, Weather, Drought

18 hrs ago | San Bernardino County Sun

Easy DIY fixes around the house to keep safe when the next big earthquake hits

Hilary Anderson was in grade school then, but she remembers the “swampland of molasses” in the kitchen after Southern California's last destructive earthquake throttled her Simi Valley home.


Related Topix: Earthquake, Los Angeles, CA, Northridge, CA, TV, Electronics

22 hrs ago | NewsOn6 Tulsa

Ukraine reports overnight rebel attacks on border

A law expanding background check requirements on Colorado gun sales has been in effect for about a year, and an Associated Press analysis of state data compiled during that span shows the projected impact was... A law expanding background check requirements on Colorado gun sales has been in effect for about a year, and an Associated Press analysis ... (more)


Related Topix: Weather, Tornado

Thu Jul 24, 2014

Daily World

Top Ebola doctor in Sierra Leone infected with virus

The chief doctor who has been leading the fight against the Ebola virus epidemic in Sierra Leone has contracted the disease himself, officials from the country's Ministry of Health said.


Related Topix: Epidemic

KTVK Phoenix

Satellites show major Southwest groundwater loss

Groundwater losses from the Colorado River basin appear massive enough to challenge long-term water supplies for the seven states and parts of Mexico that it serves, according to a new study released Thursday that used NASA satellites.


Related Topix: UC Irvine, Irvine, CA, Weather, Drought


2 more bears captured, released to Sierra wild

State wildlife officials have captured and released two more black bears in the Sierra and they're on the lookout for another one on the edge of Reno.


Related Topix: Reno, NV, Weather, Drought, Gardnerville, NV, Incline-Village, NV

WHEC-TV Rochester

FDA approves new painkiller from OxyContin maker

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new combination pain pill from the maker of OxyContin that is designed to discourage abuse by painkiller addicts.


Related Topix: Food and Drug Administration, Medicine, OxyContin, Roxicodone, Oxycodone (generic), Epidemic


Forest Service expands ban on exploding targets

The U.S. Forest Service has banned exploding targets in southern Idaho, southwestern Wyoming, Nevada, Utah and a small portion of eastern California because of wildfire and public safety concerns.


Related Topix: Wildfire, Fire

Fire season in West so far is below expectations

U.S. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell said Wednesday that the hot windy weather known as "red flag" days have not lined up with the lighting strikes that start most fires, particularly in drought-parched California.

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Related Topix: Wildfire, Fire, California, US News, US Politics, US Senate, Ron Wyden, Democrat

Wed Jul 23, 2014

Flash floods now a concern

Wetter, cooler weather has helped firefighters make progress in their efforts to get the largest wildfire in Washington state's history under control.


Related Topix: Weather, Wildfire, Fire, Flood, Drought

The Penticton Western

Province defends shift from Martin Mars water bombers

The provincial government is defending its unpopular decision to halt B.C.'s use of the veteran Martin Mars water bombers in favour of newer aircraft to fight wildfires.


Related Topix: Wildfire, Fire, Canada

The Winnipeg Free Press

More wildfire crews arrive as B.C. braces for another round of fires

Another 153 firefighters from across Canada have arrived in British Columbia as the province braces for more hot, dry weather that could send the wildfire danger soaring.


Related Topix: Wildfire, Fire, Canada, Tornado, Hurricane, Weather


Plane crashes in bad weather in Taiwan, killing 51

A plane making a second landing attempt in stormy weather crashed at an airport on a small Taiwanese island late Wednesday, killing 51 people and injuring seven, fire officials said.


Related Topix: Weather, Tornado, Hurricane

WBIR-TV Knoxville

Antibiotic resistance could be 'next pandemic,' CDC saysAntibiotic...

Antibiotic resistance could be 'next pandemic,' CDC says Antibiotic-resistant bacteria and diseases originating in hospitals are a growing concern, the CDC says.


Related Topix: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Epidemic, Biotech, Medicine, Healthcare Industry

KMPH-TV Fresno

First Amendment fight won't stop Arizona execution

By The Associated Press Delta Air Lines is canceling all flights to Israel until further notice, citing reports that a rocket landed near Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion Airport.


Related Topix: Prison, US News, US Supreme Court, Wildfire, Fire

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Kootenay Advertiser

B.C. wildfire season heading for a scorcher

Wildfires in B.C. have already burned up more forest than has usually been lost in recent years, with many weeks of hot, smoky action still expected for firefighting crews.


Related Topix: Fire, Wildfire