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3 hrs ago | ABC 33/40

Broken water main floods UCLA; 5 people rescued

The federal government is suing Pennsylvania over physical fitness tests given to its applicant for state trooper positions.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Wildfire, University of Southern California

4 hrs ago | Pasadena Star-News

Broken water main flooding area near UCLA, Sunset Boulevard

This screen grab from a KCAL9 breaking news broadcast shows a massive water main break flooding the area near the UCLA campus on Tuesday July 29, 2014.

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Related Topix: Los Angeles, CA

8 hrs ago | WTLV

Woman dies retrieving phone from fire

Authorities say a central Illinois woman is dead after running back into her burning home to get her cell phone.

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Related Topix: Bartonville, IL, Weird

12 hrs ago | KXXV-TV Waco

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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.

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Related Topix: Environmental Law, Law, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Bob McDonnell, US Governors, Wedding, Natural Disasters, Wildfire

17 hrs ago | WSFA-TV Montgomery

Israel hits symbols of Hamas rule; scores killed

Israel escalated its military campaign against Hamas on Tuesday, striking symbols of the militant group's control in Gaza and firing tank shells that Palestinian officials said shut down the strip's only power plant in the heaviest bombardment in the war so far.

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Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, Palestinian Territories

21 hrs ago | News9 Oklahoma City

With Israel at war, US lawmakers give full support

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.

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Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, Natural Disasters, Wildfire, US News, US Supreme Court

22 hrs ago | Fox News

Relieved evacuees return home after fleeing Northern California wildfire that burned 13 homes

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.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Wildfire

Yesterday | WBOC-TV Salisbury

Youth Charged with Arson, Attempted Murder

Fire officials say a 17-year-old has been charged with attempted murder and arson in a house fire in Woodbridge.

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Mon Jul 28, 2014

The Macon Telegraph

New York to push Congress on response to oil train fires

The proposal, which will be presented Tuesday at the National Association of State Fire Marshals conference in St. Petersburg, Fla., would also collect a penny per gallon of oil shipped by rail.

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Related Topix: us Travel, Travel

Times Herald

Longer, hotter Northwest fire seasons are 'new normal'

Surrounded by walls of maps and computers, employees at the Northwest Interagency Coordination Center in downtown Portland certainly have their hands full.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Ron Wyden, Democrat, Natural Disasters, Wildfire

KTIV-TV Sioux City

Boston weather service investigating possible tornado

The National Weather Service says it will investigate to determine whether a tornado may have touched down in the Revere area Monday morning.

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Related Topix: Weather

680News

Oil depot catches fire amid clashes in Libyan capital, government appeals for help

The Libyan government on Monday appealed for international help after a huge oil depot caught fire amid clashes over the country's international airport in the capital, Tripoli.

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Related Topix: World News, Africa, Libya, Travel, Tripoli, Libya Travel, Libya Travel, Africa Travel, Social Software

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.

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Related Topix: California, Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Amador County, CA

Evening Sun

Tanker catches fire amid clashes in Libyan capital

The Libyan government is appealing for "international help" after several oil tankers caught fire amid clashes over the country's international airport in the capital, Tripoli.

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Related Topix: World News, Africa, Libya, Social Software, Portsmouth, NH

Sun Jul 27, 2014

WCAX-TV Burlington

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.

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

WTOP-FM Washington

Northern California wildfire destroys 13 homes

Firefighters in Northern California made progress Sunday against a wildfire that has destroyed 13 homes and forced hundreds of evacuations in the Sierra Nevada foothills, while a fire near Yosemite National Park that destroyed one home grew significantly overnight.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Yosemite National Park, US National Parks, Yosemite National Park, CA, El Dorado County, CA

KTVN Reno

Not in my backyard: US sending dirty coal abroad

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

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Yosemite National Park, US National Parks, Global Warming

KREM-TV Spokane

Cost of Washington wildfires so far: $50 million

The cost of fighting this season's wildfires in Washington, including the largest one in the state's history, has crossed the $50 million mark.

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Related Topix: Washington, Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Carlton, WA, Yacolt, WA, Winthrop, WA

KTEN-TV Denison

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.

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

Lifestyles

Police, fire and ambulance personnel face high PTSD rates, seek new aid

Alex Forrest clearly remembers what happened to a fellow firefighter who was traumatized by the deaths of two captains in a house fire.

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