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3 hrs ago | The Tribune

Flames from California wildfire claim 13 homes

Wildfires burning near Northern California vineyards and in the Yosemite National Park area were threatening hundreds of homes even as crews worked to contain them.


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

Sun Jul 27, 2014

News9 Oklahoma City

Northern California wildfire destroys 13 homes

Fire crews were battling two fast-moving wildfires in California that threatened many homes and forced hundreds of evacuations, officials said.


Related Topix: Wildfire, Fire, Boat Disaster, California, Yosemite National Park, US National Parks, Yosemite National Park, CA

Official: Storms destroy E. Tenn homes, no deaths

Spokeswoman Gina Breeding with the office of emergency management in east Tennessee's Claiborne County told The Associated Press that searchers were going door to door amid the debris of ruined homes Sunday night in one particularly hard-hit community, Speedwell.


Related Topix: Tennessee, Claiborne County, TN, Speedwell, TN, Tornado, Weather, Morristown, TN

WTHR-TV Indianapolis

Aid Group: 2nd American has Ebola in Liberia

Authorities now say 14 people - including a 15-year-old - have been struck by lightning during rare summer thunderstorms that have swept through Southern California, injuring two critically.


Related Topix: Liberia, World News, Africa, Wildfire, Fire, Yosemite National Park, US National Parks, Train Disaster

WKYC-TV Cleveland

Ebola virus kills top doctor, infects U.S. doctor

The Ebola virus ravaging West Africa is taking a toll on the doctors and health workers battling it.


Related Topix: Liberia, World News, Africa, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Charles Taylor, Epidemic

WTMJ-AM Milwaukee

Effectiveness of whooping cough vaccine is studied

Scientists and public health officials are studying a Vermont whooping cough epidemic to determine if the current vaccine is less effective against a new strain sweeping the country.


Related Topix: Epidemic


Fire chief: Mutual fire aid agreement beneficial to community, Chico Fire Department

Firefighters traveling from the Wye Fire get a rest before getting assignments for the Mill Fire at the incident base camp at the Silver Dollar Fairgrounds on Aug. 16, 2012.


Related Topix: Fire, Chico, CA, Wildfire

The Daily Star

Typhoon Matmo kills 13 people in China

BEIJING: A typhoon has killed 13 people in China and left thousands in need of basic living supplies, the Civil Affairs Ministry said Sunday.


Related Topix: Tornado, Hurricane, Weather

Brandon Sun

Upcoming heat wave prompts concerns among British Columbia firefighters.

An information officer with the B.C. Wildfire Management Branch, says temperatures are expected to rise again next week, especially in the southern interior, where they could reach the mid-30s.


Related Topix: Wildfire, Fire, Weather, Canada,

Sat Jul 26, 2014

Daily World

California wildfire spurs evacuation of 700 homes

A rapidly spreading wildfire in Northern California forced the evacuation of about 700 homes Saturday as it raced through Sierra Nevada foothills turned tinder-dry by drought.


Related Topix: Wildfire, Fire, River Pines, CA, Amador County, CA, Plymouth, CA

St. Cloud Times

West's water worries rise as Lake Mead falls

Even for a regular like Allen Keeten, who has been visiting here since the late 1970s, the retreating shoreline of Lake Mead behind Hoover Dam is a shock to witness.


Related Topix: Boulder City, NV, Weather, Drought, Las Vegas, NV, US National Parks, Lake Mead National Recreation Area

CBS Local

A Stormwater Task Force Plan For Springs

The Pikes Peak Stormwater Task Force is trying to explain its stormwater prevention proposal so the public will understand why they might be asked to pay $10 a month.


Related Topix: El Paso County, CO, Colorado Springs, CO, Flood, Manitou Springs, CO, Fountain, CO


California Can't Say If It's Meeting Drought Goal

The sprinklers outside the California's state Capitol are off and the lawn is withering, the lemon- and cucumber-infused "water stations" at the state pension building are gone, and prison inmates are taking shorter showers while campers at some popular parks can't take them at all.


Related Topix: California, California Government, Weather, Drought, Jerry Brown, US Governors

USA Today

Huge dust storm envelops Phoenix area

Thousands of utility customers in the Valley were without power for up to several hours Friday evening following a massive dust storm, but a temporary "ground stop" for all incoming flights at Phoenix Sky Huge dust storm envelops Phoenix area Thousands of utility customers in the Valley were without power for up to several hours Friday evening ... (more)


Related Topix: Tornado, Hurricane


California Gym Beats Drought with Green Scheme

At least one gym in California is trying to conserve water during what is called the state's worst drought in nearly four decades using a technology appropriate for its Silicon Valley setting.


Related Topix: Weather, Drought, San Jose, CA, Almaden Valley (San Jose, CA), Santa Clara County, CA, Health Club, Athletic Club

Fri Jul 25, 2014

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

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.

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

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


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

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