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Jerry Starr thought he was taking the safe approach when a twister was reported heading toward his suburban neighborhood outside Oklahoma City last May. He grabbed his teenage daughter Dyonna and his dog and drove to the local City Hall, which serves as a public storm shelter.
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As the spring storm season arrives in Tornado Alley, emergency officials are wrestling with a dilemma posed by man's best friends.
Forecasters are predicting a significant chance of strong tornadoes this weekend across a large part of the nation's mid-section, an outbreak that could stretch from the Great Plains to the Midwest and South.
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While researchers have sometimes connected weather extremes to man-made global warming, usually it's not done in real time.
Written By Patricia Miller, Karen Wall, Colleen Platt and Tom Davis A massive brush fire scorched acres of land in Berkeley Township in Ocean County, N.J. Thursday, evacuating hundreds of homes and sending families and children to shelter.
Health officials are worried about recent U.S. measles outbreaks that so far have caused more illnesses than at the same point of any year since 1996.
This June, 28, 2012 photo shows hogs at a farm in Buckhart, Ill. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, M. Spencer Green Hog producers want more help from Ottawa to deal with a virus detected in four provinces that has already killed millions of baby pigs in the United States.
The U.S. Geological Survey's National Earthquake Information Center says a magnitude 6.6 quake has been recorded in the Pacific Ocean off the northwest corner of British Columbia's Vancouver Island.
The State Journal-Register reports there were 360 cases of porcine epidemic diarrhea in Illinois through March.
The Obama administration is encouraging many nonviolent federal prisoners to apply for early release - and expecting thousands to take up the offer.
It wasn't as many as in the global H1N1 pandemic of 2009, but this year's influenza vaccine program delivered a record 1.4 million seasonal doses to B.C. residents.
For all the tens of billions of dollars that the nation has spent on screening passengers and their bags, few airports made a comparable investment to secure the airplanes themselves.
The head of the New York Police Department admits he was caught off guard by the harsh response to a harmless attempt at community outreach on Twitter.
OXFORD will learn on Friday whether a major scheme to prevent flooding on its major roads has cleared the latest hurdle.
Marine One, carrying President Obama, takes an aerial tour of Oso, Wash., on Tuesday.