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  1. Flash flood watch issued as more rain is expectedRead the original story w/Photo

    4 min ago | Post and Courier

    It was cloudy but not yet raining at sunrise this morning on Folly Beach as seen in this screen capture from the surfcam at Tides Folly Beach. More rain is about to fall on the already drenched South Carolina Lowcountry.


  2. Cleveland gun violence demands public health approach: editorialRead the original story w/Photo

    4 min ago | The Plain Dealer

    Addressing this epidemic of gun violence requires initiatives that cut across disciplines and involve more than just tough anti-gang enforcement, saner gun laws and engagement from gun manufacturers as well as the community-- although those actions are needed, too. Like all chronic ills, young people's addiction to guns in our cities can be treated and maybe even cured.


  3. See the damage done to your beach by last week's nor'easterRead the original story w/Photo

    9 min ago | The Newark Star-Ledger

    Last weekend's prolonged nor'easter didn't spare many of New Jersey's beaches, but the storm saved its heaviest damage for the more vulnerable areas, where the beaches, already thin ribbons of sand, virtually disappeared. The findings, outlined in a state Department of Environmental Protection report and based on inspections of the coastline earlier this week, highlight the damage caused by wind-whipped waves that for more than two days pounded a Shore still trying to recover from Hurricane Sandy.


  4. Rain to fall as South Carolina recovers from massive floodRead the original story w/Photo

    10 min ago | WLEX-TV Lexington

    Wimberly, co-owner of Wimco Farms in Branchville, said he expects t... . Father Jack Hardaway of Grace Episcopal Church blesses water delivered from The Holy Innocents' Episcopal School in Atlanta to help flood victims in Anderson, S.C., on Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015.


  5. Study: Horn of Africa drought in sync with global warmingRead the original story w/Photo

    40 min ago | Summit County Voice

    The Horn of Africa, encompassing Somalia, Djibouti and Ethiopia, has been drying in sync with increases in global greenhouse gas emissions and could experience for frequent and intense droughts as global warming continues, scientists said after studying layers of sediments from the Gulf of Aden. The detailed core samples enabled the scientists to create a highly accurate temperature record going back 2,000 years.


  6. Why not name that flood Aquageddon?Read the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Post and Courier

    The National Hurricane Center started officially naming storms - all of them feminine way back then - in 1953. Elevating sensibilities eventually detected the inherent gender-based slur of attaching feminine labels to mercurial, furious forces.


  7. Karnataka Waives Interest on Crop Loans, Announces Relief PackageRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Outlook

    Providing succour to distressed farmers, the Karnataka government today announced waiver of interest and penal interest on crop loans from cooperative banks for the current fiscal and hike in compensation from Rs 2 lakh to Rs 5 lakh to families of farmers who had committed suicide. The government would also increase monthly widow pension from Rs 500 to Rs 2,000 and bear educational expenses of children up to post-graduation level in the families of farmers who had committed suicide, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah said.


  8. North Korean defector trafficked, raped hopes her story raises awarenessRead the original story

    1 hr ago | Reuters

    A young North Korean defector who was trafficked and raped at the age of 13 after fleeing to China said on Friday that she hoped going public with her life story would shine a light on "the darkest place on earth", her homeland. Yeonmi Park, 22, broke down in tears as she described seeing her mother raped when they fell into the hands of traffickers after crossing the frozen Yalu river into China in 2007.


  9. The Big Island - a continent of activitiesRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago |

    Some vacationers soak up sun on beaches with white, black and even green sand. Nearby, skiers speed down snow-covered slopes of a dormant volcano.


  10. Check Out Earthquake Disaster Film 'San Andreas' On Digital Now, DVD, Blu-Ray & More Oct. 13Read the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago |

    After the infamous San Andreas Fault gives, triggering a magnitude 9-plus earthquake in California, a search and rescue helicopter pilot and his estranged wife make their way together from Los Angeles to San Francisco to save their only daughter. But their treacherous journey north is only the beginning.


  11. First Alert Forecast: flash flood watch into Sunday; shower chances for SaturdayRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | WECT-TV Wilmington

    Flash Flood Watch has been issued through 6 a.m. Sunday. Due to saturated ground, quick runoff will be likely.


  12. State, county seek $100M for fire projectsRead the original story

    2 hrs ago | The Union Democrat

    ... National Disaster Resilience Competition, a $1 billion federal funding program for areas affected by major natural disasters between 2011 and 2013. A draft was released to the public Friday featuring proposed evacuation centers in Tuolumne and ...


  13. Temporary Chilean studentRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | The Daily Record

    About three weeks ago, Chile's coastal city of Coquimbo was rocked by an 8.3-magnitude earthquake, triggering a tsunami and leaving 10 dead and at least 20 injured. Studying abroad this year, Dalton High School sophomore Alex Plance was only miles away in La Serena during the earthquake that sent 12 aftershocks of 4.9 or higher throughout a 145-mile radius, according to U.S. Geological Survey.


  14. Farmers look at devastating losses as flood rolls onRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Ashland Times-Gazette

    Thad Wimberly tugs on a clump of peanuts, shaking off the mud as he cracks the soggy shells to inspect his crop. But all he can do is sigh as his livelihood disintegrates between his fingers.


  15. Flood alert for 10 provincesRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Bangkok Post

    People in 10 eastern and Central Plains provinces have been told to prepare for heavy rain and possible forest runoff and landslides this weekend. Heavy rain had intensified this week and brought floods to 10 districts in four provinces - Rayong, Nakhon Nayok, Prachin Buri and Lop Buri, said Chatchai Phromlert, director-general of the Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Department.


  16. Farmers demand proper land use.Read the original story

    3 hrs ago | IPPMEDIA

    Small scale farmers across the country have demanded that the next government finds solutions to the huge chunks of fertile land being earmarked for real estate projects. Joshua Silas, a paddy farmer from Mwanza told The Guardian at the 20th annual general meeting organised by the Network of farmers' group in Tanzania dubbed in Morogoro that such cases hampers agriculture progress.


  17. California pumpkin growers suffering season of heartbreakRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Vallejo Times-Herald

    NAPA >> Growing giant pumpkins is a labor of love - intense, peculiar, aching love. And that love has been tested this year in Napa, the nation's capital for Godzilla gourds.


  18. NSW woman critical after sea rescueRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago |

    A WOMAN who jumped into the ocean to save a young boy is in a critical condition after she got into difficulty. THE death of a toddler run over in the driveway of his Oakden home has prompted Road Safety Minister Tony Piccolo to call on technology such as reversing cameras to be standard features on new cars.


  19. Tropical Storm NORA Forecast Discussion Number 4Read the original story

    3 hrs ago | National Hurricane Center

    The low-level center continues to be near the southeastern edge of the convection, and the strongest convection is currently in outer bands well northwest of the center. This is likely due to the effects of light southeasterly vertical wind shear.


  20. Rain to fall as South Carolina recovers from ...Oct 10, 2015,Read the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | The San Diego Union-Tribune

    Thad Wimberly, left, and Jonathan Berry inspect the damage to a field of peanuts following record rainfall and flooding in Branchville, SC., Friday, Oct. 9, 2015. Wimberly, co-owner of Wimco Farms in Branchville, said he expects to lose 75 percent of his crop.