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1 hr ago | 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

5 hrs ago | 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

6 hrs ago | KRNV-TV Reno

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

8 hrs ago | 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

12 hrs ago | 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

14 hrs ago | 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

17 hrs ago | 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

21 hrs ago | 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


Fire chief: Mutual fire aid agreement beneficial to community, Chico Fire Department

Firefighters traveling from the Wye Fire get a rest before getting assignments for the Mill Fire at the incident base camp at the Silver Dollar Fairgrounds on Aug. 16, 2012.


Related Topix: Fire, Chico, CA, Wildfire

The Daily Star

Typhoon Matmo kills 13 people in China

BEIJING: A typhoon has killed 13 people in China and left thousands in need of basic living supplies, the Civil Affairs Ministry said Sunday.


Related Topix: Tornado, Hurricane, Weather

Brandon Sun

Upcoming heat wave prompts concerns among British Columbia firefighters.

An information officer with the B.C. Wildfire Management Branch, says temperatures are expected to rise again next week, especially in the southern interior, where they could reach the mid-30s.


Related Topix: Wildfire, Fire, Weather, Canada,

Sat Jul 26, 2014

Daily World

California wildfire spurs evacuation of 700 homes

A rapidly spreading wildfire in Northern California forced the evacuation of about 700 homes Saturday as it raced through Sierra Nevada foothills turned tinder-dry by drought.


Related Topix: Wildfire, Fire, River Pines, CA, Amador County, CA, Plymouth, CA

St. Cloud Times

West's water worries rise as Lake Mead falls

Even for a regular like Allen Keeten, who has been visiting here since the late 1970s, the retreating shoreline of Lake Mead behind Hoover Dam is a shock to witness.


Related Topix: Boulder City, NV, Weather, Drought, Las Vegas, NV, US National Parks, Lake Mead National Recreation Area

CBS Local

A Stormwater Task Force Plan For Springs

The Pikes Peak Stormwater Task Force is trying to explain its stormwater prevention proposal so the public will understand why they might be asked to pay $10 a month.


Related Topix: El Paso County, CO, Colorado Springs, CO, Flood, Manitou Springs, CO, Fountain, CO


California Can't Say If It's Meeting Drought Goal

The sprinklers outside the California's state Capitol are off and the lawn is withering, the lemon- and cucumber-infused "water stations" at the state pension building are gone, and prison inmates are taking shorter showers while campers at some popular parks can't take them at all.


Related Topix: California, California Government, Weather, Drought, Jerry Brown, US Governors