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1 hr ago | Bellingham Herald

Lightning sparks dozens of new fires in the West

The fire near the community of Day had burned through nearly 18 square miles of brush and heavy timber and was threatening 150 structures Friday, two days after it began.


Related Topix: California, Fire, Weather, Drought, Madera County, CA

Fri Aug 01, 2014

KNUS-AM Aurora

Tropical storm dumps rain in eastern Caribbean

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Related Topix: Tornado, Hurricane, World News, Roosevelt Skerrit, Central America, Dominica


Ebola Virus Vaccine: What You Should Know

In the four decades since the Ebola virus was first identified in Africa, treatment hasn't changed much.

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Related Topix: Epidemic

WZVN-TV Fort Myers

Woods, Mickelson together again in a major

The medical examiner has ruled that a police officer's chokehold on a New York City man last month caused his death.


Related Topix: Weather, Drought, Bell, CA


Parched Texas city hopes to cut lake evaporation

A North Texas city already has deployed two unusual techniques to try to cope with a persistent and lengthy drought, and Wichita Falls just added a third, more extreme tool to try to deal with its dwindling water supply.


Related Topix: Weather, Drought, Texas

Penninsula News Review

B.C.'s forest fire bills piling up

The B.C. government is spending $3.5 million a day to fight forest fires around the province, with the total for the year past $106 million and headed higher.


Related Topix: Fire, Wildfire, Canada

6 dead following earthquake in Algeria

Algeria's health ministry says four of the victims died after jumping from windows in panic.


Related Topix: Earthquake

CBC News

Tropical storm Bertha becomes 2nd named system of Atlantic hurricane season

The U.S. Hurricane Center in Miami said the tropical storm's maximum sustained winds Thursday night were near 75 km/h.


Related Topix: Hurricane

Daily Mail

Jada Pinkett Smith goes high fashion for Net-a-porter shoot

Ebola victims heading to Atlanta: Infected pair controversially airlifted back to U.S. for treatment as hero doctor gives up the only dose of experimental serum for his American colleague Pregnant mother-of-four and her unborn child killed by freak reaction to bee stings after she accidentally disrupted a nest in her yard Pregnant teen charged with ... (more)


Related Topix: Celebrities, Jada Pinkett Smith, Epidemic, Black Entertainment, Will Smith, Hip-Hop

News Observer

Flooding reported near Greenville and Charleston

The National Weather Service says 3 inches to 5 inches of rain fell in just a few hours Thursday morning from downtown Greenville south and in eastern areas of Anderson County.


Related Topix: Weather, Flood, North Carolina

Thu Jul 31, 2014


Experts: US is ready for Ebola

But when health officials evacuate the two American aid workers infected with Ebola in west Africa, it will be the plane they take.


Related Topix: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Biotech, Medicine, Healthcare Industry, Control Group, Fulton County, GA, Atlanta, GA, Emory University, Epidemic

CBS News

Who pays for damage from huge pipeline rupture?

Hundreds of cars submerged below murky water. A landmark basketball court, newly refurbished, showing signs of buckling.


Related Topix: Los Angeles, CA, UC Los Angeles, Weather, Drought, Studio City (Los Angeles, CA), Studio-City, CA

NIH to launch early Ebola vaccine trial in September

The USA will launch an early-stage trial in September of an experimental vaccine against Ebola, the deadly viral disease that has killed 729 people in the largest outbreak in history.


Related Topix: Liberia, World News, Africa, University of Texas Medical Branch, Texas, Epidemic

KXLY-TV Spokane

Drought leads to high prices, low lakes

"It's just going crazy; people are starting to panic," said Arthur, the owner of Arthur & Orum Well Drilling Inc. "You go to the city, and some people don't know there's a drought," he told CNN.


Related Topix: Weather, Drought, Agriculture, Science, Life, Vegetables, Lake Nacimiento, CA

Bellingham Herald

Mudslide swallows Indian village; at least 30 dead

More than 24 hours after the Wednesday morning landslide, authorities said the chances of survival were slim for anyone still trapped under the mud in Malin, a village of some 700 people in Pune district of Maharashtra state.


Related Topix: Mudflow, Landslide, World News, India, Weather

Cybercast News Service

Firefighters keep Yosemite blaze far from sequoias

A wildfire in Yosemite National Park made a new run that firefighters quickly stopped, and containment lines have kept it from threatening some treasured trees that are among the largest and oldest living things on earth.


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


Landslide buries Indian village; at least 24 dead

A small plane crashed in a San Diego shopping center parking lot Wednesday, killing an 80-year-old woman who was the lone passenger and injuring the pilot, authorities said.


Related Topix: Entertainment, Drama, Television, Landslide, Air Accidents, Weather, Drought

Wed Jul 30, 2014

Daily Mail

Mother arrested for letting son, seven, walk to park alone

'I love my drone': Martha Stewart shares incredible aerial images of her estate as she reveals her latest must-have accessory Brother of Law & Order actor Richard Belzer jumps to his death from the top of his luxury Manhattan apartment building 'Mommy is dead!' Girl, five, covered in blood bangs on front door and tells police she watched her mom's ... (more)


Related Topix: Martha Stewart, Richard Belzer, Keith Urban, Country, Epidemic

WGAL-TV Lancaster

Peace Corps removes workers over Ebola threat

Humanitarian agencies working in west Africa are stepping up precautions against the deadly Ebola virus as local and international health officials struggle to bring the outbreak under control.


Related Topix: Travel, Africa, Nigeria Travel, South Africa Travel, Nigeria Travel, Africa, South Africa Travel, Africa, Mali Travel, Africa Travel, Mali Travel, Liberia, World News, Africa, Epidemic, Medicine

KTEN-TV Denison

Israeli strikes hit UN school, Gaza shopping area

Officials tell The Associated Press that a nonpartisan investigative report concludes that management failures by the Obama administration set the stage for the computer problems that paralyzed the Management failures by the Obama administration set the stage for the computer woes that paralyzed the president's new health care ... (more)


Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, Weather, Drought, Bob McDonnell, US Governors, North Korea, Asia