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Northern California wildfire burns 100 homes

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A fire driven by fierce winds raced through a small town near the Oregon border on Monday, burning a church to the ground, damaging or destroying 100 homes and prompting evacuation orders for at least 1,500 people,... More>>

Philippines warns of possible volcanic eruption

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One of the Philippines' most active volcanoes is showing signs of heightened unrest and an eruption is possible within weeks, government scientists warned Tuesday. More>>

Weakening Odile pushes up Mexico's Baja California

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A weakening Tropical Storm Odile pushed up Mexico's Baja California Peninsula early Tuesday, dumping heavy rains that could bring dangerous flash floods and mudslides but also a potential boon to the drought-stricken... More>>

Odile slams Mexico's Baja California

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Odile weakened to a tropical storm Monday night after blazing a trail of destruction through Mexico's Baja California Peninsula that leveled everything from ramshackle homes to luxury hotels, and left entire... More>>

Hurricane Odile in Baja slams Baja California

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Hurricane Odile raked the Baja California Peninsula with strong winds and heavy rains early Monday as locals and tourists in the resort area of Los Cabos began to emerge from shelters and assess the damage. More>>

Locals, tourists ride out Hurricane Odile in Baja

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Residents and tourists hunkered down in shelters and hotel conference rooms overnight as a powerful and sprawling Hurricane Odile made landfall on the southern Baja California peninsula. More>>

Hundreds evacuate from 2 California wildfires

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Two out-of-control wildfires in California forced hundreds of residents to flee from their homes on Sunday, including one near a lakeside resort town that has burned 21 structures, authorities said. More>>

Powerful Hurricane Odile aims at Mexico's Baja

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A powerful Hurricane Odile closed in on the resort area of Los Cabos on Sunday night as Mexican authorities evacuated vulnerable coastal areas and readied shelters for up to 30,000 people. More>>

Small earthquake rattles Northern California

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A small earthquake rattled parts of Northern California. More>>

Lava approaches vacant lots in Hawaii subdivision

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Lava from one of the world's most active volcanos soon could reach three vacant lots in a rural subdivision on Hawaii's Big Island, but officials are hopeful homes will be spared. More>>

110 rescued from ferry: 'Death was in our minds'

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Survivors from a ferry that sank after encountering steering problems in the central Philippines said Sunday that they were tossed about by the churning sea in darkness for six hours while praying and clinging to an... More>>

When sinkholes open, they can swallow fortunes

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Solid ground isn't always a certainty. Sinkholes can lurk anywhere, beneath suburban homes, city streets or even football stadiums and museums. More>>

Crews battle California wildfire amid heat wave

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Hundreds of firefighters battled both flames and triple-digit temperatures Saturday as they sought to contain a wildfire that forced people to flee about 30 homes near Southern California's Cleveland National Forest. More>>

Lava approaches vacant lots in Hawaii subdivision

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Lava from one of the world's most active volcanos soon could reach three vacant lots in a rural subdivision on Hawaii's Big Island, but officials are hopeful homes will be spared. More>>

Nevada crews aim to repair Interstate 15 by Friday

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Road crews hoped to have one lane repaired in each direction Friday on a closed stretch of busy Interstate 15 in southern Nevada that crumbled during intense flash flooding, a state transportation official said Wednesday. More>>

Regulators reject call for nuke plant shutdown

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The Nuclear Regulatory Commission on Wednesday rejected a senior federal expert's recommendation to shut down California's last operating nuclear power plant until the agency can determine whether its twin reactors... More>>

First death reported from California earthquake

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A 65-year-old woman who suffered a head injury when a television struck her during last month's earthquake in California's wine country has died - the first death attributed to the magnitude-6.0 temblor,... More>>

Japanese nuclear plant clears safety hurdle

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A nuclear power plant in southern Japan won regulators' approval Wednesday under new safety standards imposed after the 2011 Fukushima disaster, a key step toward becoming the first to restart under the tighter rules. More>>

New Mexico's green chile harvest in full swing

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The sweet aroma of roasted peppers is wafting throughout New Mexico, signaling that fall is around the corner and the green chile harvest is in full swing. More>>

'There's no control': Hawaii watches lava's creep

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Lava from one of the world's most active volcanos has been advancing at a slower pace the past few days and is now moving parallel to a sparsely populated subdivision on Hawaii's Big Island. More>>

'There's no control': Hawaii watches lava's creep

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Lava from one of the world's most active volcanos has been advancing at a slower pace the past few days and is now moving parallel to a sparsely populated subdivision on Hawaii's Big Island. More>>

Weather slows Yosemite wildfire that dozens fled

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Cooler weather on Monday slowed the spread of a wildfire that forced the helicopter evacuation of dozens of people from the famous Half Dome rock in Yosemite National Park. More>>

Indian, Pakistani troops aid flood-stranded people Video included

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Rescue workers in boats and helicopters worked to save thousands of people trapped in homes and on rooftops Monday after floods and landslides killed more than 320 people in the Himalayan region of Kashmir and eastern... More>>

Monsoon floods kill nearly 300 in India, Pakistan Video included

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Landslides and flash floods triggered by heavy monsoon rains have killed nearly 300 people in large swaths of northern India and Pakistan, officials said Sunday. More>>

Monsoon rains kill 128 in Pakistan, 108 in India Video included

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Heavy monsoon rains and flash floods have killed 128 people in Pakistan and 108 people in India, officials said Saturday, as forecasters warned of more rain in the coming days and troops raced to evacuate people from... More>>

Hawaii residents still on alert as lava flow slows

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Residents in a sparsely populated neighborhood near Hawaii's active volcano are still on alert while officials say a dangerous lava flow has slowed its advance. More>>

Scientists: Quake directed its main force at Napa

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Emerging data on last month's 6.0 magnitude earthquake shows it directed most of its force north toward Napa and the Napa Valley, hitting hard enough to move one side of the West Napa Fault north by 18 inches, the head... More>>

Mexico hurricane means Southern California rain

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The National Weather Service warned Southern Californians to watch out for weekend flash floods and strong surf because of a Pacific hurricane that is churning north up the Mexican coast. More>>

Drought lingers, yet some homes lack water meters

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Although California is locked in a third year of historic drought, many homeowners and businesses still don't have meters telling them just how much water they are using. More>>

A look at Hawaii volcano sending lava toward homes Video included

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Lava from one of the world's most active volcanos is creeping slowly but steadily through cracks in the earth toward a rural subdivision on Hawaii's Big Island. Scientists warn that if the lava flow from Kilauea... More>>

Monsoon floods kill 116 in Kashmir, east Pakistan Video included

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Heavy monsoon rains have caused flash floods and landslides that left at least 116 people dead in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir and in eastern Pakistan, officials said Friday. More>>

Lava flowing toward homes on Hawaii's Big Island

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Residents in a rural, isolated region of Hawaii's Big Island still reeling from a recent tropical storm turned their attention to a potential new disaster Thursday as scientists warned that a lava flow from a nearby... More>>

Employee error blamed in Reno museum flash fire

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A flash fire that injured 13 people, mainly children, at a Nevada science museum happened when an employee applied the chemicals in the wrong order during a tabletop demonstration about the mechanics of tornadoes,... More>>

Bus swept away by stream in Kashmir; 50 missing

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A bus carrying more than 50 wedding guests was swept away by a flooded stream Thursday in the Indian-held portion of Kashmir, and all but five of the passengers were missing, officials said. More>>

Hurricane Norbert churns in Pacific off Mexico

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Hurricane Norbert is churning in the Pacific well off the southern tip of Mexico's Baja California peninsula. More>>

13 hurt, mostly kids, in chemical mishap at museum

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A demonstration about the science of tornadoes went awry Wednesday at a Nevada museum, injuring 13 people, several with minor burns or smoke inhalation. More>>

Norbert becomes Hurricane in Pacific off Mexico

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Norbert has become a hurricane in the Pacific well off the southern tip of Mexico's Baja California peninsula. More>>

Woman who lit fire to give friends work sentenced

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A woman who set a massive wildfire on Oregon tribal lands to give her firefighter friends work has been sentenced to more than a year in prison. More>>

UK team unlocking secrets of North Korea volcano

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More than a thousand years ago, a huge volcano straddling the border between North Korea and China was the site of one of the biggest eruptions in human history, blanketing eastern Asia in its ash. But unlike other major... More>>

US strike targets leader of Somali extremist group

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U.S. airstrikes in Somalia may have killed the leader of the Islamic extremist group al-Shabab, with a militant commander saying Tuesday that he was in a car that was struck and that six people died. More>>

Seismic activity calms down near Iceland volcano

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Experts say the seismic activity near the Bardarbunga volcano on Iceland is calming down while tall fountains of fire and lava continue to lick the air along a volcanic fissure, producing a huge plume of steam and gas. More>>

Northern California wildfires show slower growth

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The U.S. Forest Service says cloudy skies and lower temperatures have slowed the spread of two forest wildfires that are threatening as many as 250 homes in far Northern California. More>>

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