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39 min ago | KXXV-TV Waco

Israel hits symbols of Hamas rule; scores killed

Hundreds of people will tell the Environmental Protection Agency what they think of proposed rules to cut pollution from power plants during public hearings Tuesday and Wednesday in Denver.


Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Bob McDonnell, US Governors, Wedding, Wildfire, Fire

4 hrs ago | KCRA-TV Sacramento

Ebola fears hit close to home

Patrick Sawyer had one stop to make before heading home to Minnesota to celebrate his daughters' birthdays: a conference in Lagos, Nigeria.


Related Topix: Nigeria, World News, Travel, Nigeria Travel, Africa Travel, Liberia, Africa, Liberia Travel, Guinea, Epidemic

6 hrs ago | KMIZ

General Mills to demand suppliers cut greenhouse gases

So General Mills has unveiled a corporate policy that includes insisting that its suppliers take steps to cut greenhouse gas emissions as well as water usage.


Related Topix: Weather, Drought, Agriculture, Science

7 hrs ago | WHAS11

Strong quake shakes Mexico's Gulf coast

A strong earthquake shook much of eastern Mexico on Tuesday, but there were no immediate reports of damage or injury.


Related Topix: Earthquake, Geology, Science

10 hrs ago | Cybercast News Service

Relieved evacuees return after California wildfire

Most of the 1,200 people driven to evacuate by a Northern California wildfire that destroyed 13 homes have been told they can safely return after a series of steady gains in the firefight.


Related Topix: Wildfire, Fire

10 hrs ago | WTHR-TV Indianapolis

Aetna 2Q profit rises 2.4 percent

Most of the 1,200 people driven to evacuate by a Northern California wildfire that destroyed 13 homes have been told they can safely return after a series of steady gains in the firefight.


Related Topix: Aetna, Insurance, Wildfire, Fire, US News, US Supreme Court

12 hrs ago | Daily World

4.3 magnitude quake hits northern Oklahoma

The U.S. Geological Survey says an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 4.3 struck northern Oklahoma on Monday night.


Related Topix: Oklahoma, Geology, Science, Earthquake

Mon Jul 28, 2014

Daily Herald

Rare storm at California beach hard to see coming

A thunderstorm formed so rapidly over a Southern California beach that experts said Monday it was impossible for anyone to predict a lightning strike would turn a day of carefree fun into one of terror.


Related Topix: Tornado, Hurricane, Marijuana, Explosion, California

The Republic

Doctor who contracted Ebola in grave condition

Kent Brantly always wanted to be a medical missionary, and he took the work seriously, spending months treating a steady stream of patients with Ebola in Liberia.


Related Topix: Liberia, World News, Africa, Medicine, Fort Worth, TX, Epidemic


Drought cancels Sacramento's Gold Rush Days

Steve Hammond, president of the Sacramento Convention & Visitors Bureau, said Monday that too much water would be needed to bring in and later clean up the nearly 200 tons of dirt used for the Labor Day weekend event.


Related Topix: Sacramento, CA, Weather, Drought

KABC-AM Los Angeles

Homes, Campgrounds Evacuated Near Yosemite Wildfire

Firefighters in northern California are battling large wildfires, attempting to extinguish a blaze near Yosemite National Park that quadrupled in size over the weekend.


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

CBS News

Tornado slams Boston area as eastern U.S. cleans up after powerful storms

A storm system that wreaked havoc across the eastern half of the U.S. spawned a tornado just north of Boston on Monday, causing extensive damage in Revere, where roofs were ripped off buildings and dozens of large trees were uprooted.


Related Topix: Tornado, Boston, MA, Chelsea (Boston, MA), Revere, MA, Weather, Suffolk County, MA

Cybercast News Service

Famine watch: South Sudan teams study hunger data

Market shelves are bare. Children are getting skinnier. Warnings of mass hunger have been made.


Related Topix: Famine, Travel, World News, Sudan Travel, Africa Travel, Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Agriculture, Science

St. Cloud Times

Wildfire in California's Sierra Nevadas burns 13 homes

A wildfire burning in the foothills of Northern California's Sierra Nevada mountains destroyed 13 homes and 38 other structures, California authorities said late Sunday.


Related Topix: California, Wildfire, Fire, Amador County, CA

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