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3 hrs ago | USA Today

Ebola crisis could last for years if not controlled quickly

If the Ebola outbreak isn't controlled quickly, it could end up lasting for years and spreading to many more countries, a U.S. health official told a Senate hearing Tuesday. Ebola crisis could last for years if not controlled quickly If the Ebola outbreak isn't controlled quickly, it could end up lasting for years and spreading to many more countries, a U.S. health official told a Senate hearing Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Liberia, World News, Africa, Capitol Hill (Washington, DC), Epidemic, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

5 hrs ago | TheCourier.com

Obamaa s Ebola response: Is it enough and in time?President Barack...

Graphic lists some initiatives planned to ramp up the U.S. response to Ebola outbreak in West Africa; 2c x 3 inches; 96.3 mm x 76 mm; a" President Barack Obama declared Tuesday that the Ebola epidemic in West Africa could threaten security around the world, and he ordered 3,000 U.S. military personnel to the region in emergency aid muscle for a ... (more)

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Related Topix: Epidemic, Fulton County, GA, Atlanta, GA, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Biotech, Medicine, Healthcare Industry, Emory University, Africa, Sierra Leone, World News

5 hrs ago | CBS Local

Governor Brown Signs California's First Groundwater Rules

Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation on Tuesday overhauling the state's management of its groundwater supply, bringing it in line with other states that have long regulated their wells. Groundwater makes up nearly 60 percent of California's water use during dry years.

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Related Topix: Jerry Brown, US Governors, Weather, Drought, Sacramento, CA, Agoura Hills, CA

5 hrs ago | WCTV Tallahassee

Research Drones Launched into Hurricane Edouard

U.S. government scientists are launching winged drones into Hurricane Edouard, hoping to collect data that could help forecasters understand what makes some storms strengthen into monsters while others fade away. This week's launches mark the first time that unmanned aircraft have been dispatched from "hurricane hunter" planes flying through Atlantic tropical storms.

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Related Topix: Hurricane, Weather, Hurricane Edouard

6 hrs ago | WTEN-TV Albany

Arizona gets ready for second Pacific storm blast

16, 2014 in Mesa, Ariz. . Miguel Jimenez loads free sandbags to protect his home, Tuesday, Sept.

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Related Topix: Hurricane, Tornado, Mesa, AZ, Weather, University of Arizona

7 hrs ago | Turnto10.com

Lumber town takes stock after wind-driven wildfire

15, 2014. . Smoke and haze from a wildfire more than 50 miles away darkens the sky over a shopping center parking lot in Sparks, Nev., late Sunday afternoon, Sept.

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Related Topix: Fire, Wildfire, Weather, Drought, California

9 hrs ago | The Lebanon Daily News

Governor signs first California groundwater rules

Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation on Tuesday overhauling the state's management of its groundwater supply, bringing it in line with other states that have long regulated their wells. Groundwater makes up nearly 60 percent of California's water use during dry years.

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Related Topix: Jerry Brown, US Governors, Weather, Drought, Agoura Hills, CA

11 hrs ago | WAVY-TV Portsmouth

Research drones launched into Hurricane Edouard

U.S. government scientists are launching winged drones into Hurricane Edouard, hoping to collect data that could help forecasters understand what makes some storms strengthen into monsters while others fade away. This week's launches mark the first time that unmanned aircraft have been dispatched from "hurricane hunter" planes flying through Atlantic tropical storms.

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Related Topix: Hurricane, Weather, Hurricane Edouard

11 hrs ago | NewsOn6 Tulsa

Snowden documentary to premiere at NY festival

Dan Linville and his son were sitting in their living room when they smelled smoke. When they looked outside, they saw a black cloud coming over the hills.

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Related Topix: Wildfire, Fire, Theater, Arts, Associated Press, North York, PA

13 hrs ago | KTRE-TV Lufkin

Arrest in robbery of autistic man in Connecticut

Dan Linville and his son were sitting in their living room when they smelled smoke. When they looked outside, they saw a black cloud coming over the hills.

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Related Topix: Wildfire, Fire, US News

14 hrs ago | TheDenverChannel

3,000 US troops will help fight Ebola outbreak

The Obama administration is ramping up its response to West Africa's Ebola crisis, preparing to assign 3,000 U.S. military personnel to the afflicted region to supply medical and logistical support to overwhelmed local health care systems and to boost the number of beds needed to isolate and treat victims of the epidemic. President Barack Obama planned to announce the stepped-up effort Tuesday during a visit to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta amid alarm that the outbreak could spread and that the deadly virus could mutate into a more easily transmitted disease.

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Related Topix: Travel, Africa, Nigeria Travel, South Africa Travel, Nigeria Travel, Africa, South Africa Travel, Africa, Mali Travel, Africa Travel, Mali Travel, Epidemic, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

17 hrs ago | KION 46

Hurricane Odile damage, Cabo San Lucas

The once-powerful Hurricane Odile weaken to a tropical storm as it worked its way across the Baja California peninsula early Tuesday. Still packing 65 mph winds, the storm lashed the region with torrential rains and the potential for flash flooding, according to the National Hurricane Center.

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Related Topix: Hurricane, Hurricane Odile, Weather, San Lucas, CA, North America, World News, Mexico, North America Travel, Travel, Mexico Travel

17 hrs ago | SFGate

Philippine volcano spews lava; thousands evacuated

In this Feb. 26, 2014 file photo, smoke billows from the crater of Mayon volcano, one of the country's most active volcanoes, in Albay province about 550 kilometers southeast of Manila, Philippines. The Philippines' most active volcano has belched out lava fragments as big as a bus that rolled one kilometer down its slope, prompting authorities to start forcibly evacuating thousands of villagers, officials said Tuesday, Sept.

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19 hrs ago | DNA India

Earthquake strikes Tokyo in Japan; no serious damage, no risk of tsunami

An earthquake with preliminary magnitude of 5.6 shook buildings in eastern Japan, including the capital Tokyo, on Tuesday but there were no reports of serious damage. The earthquake was centred in Ibaraki Prefecture, just northeast of Tokyo, Japan's Meteorological Agency said.

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Mon Sep 15, 2014

CBS Local

Wildfire In Northern California Town Of Weed Burns 100 Homes, At Least 1,500 Evacuated

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, authorities said. This tiny town near the base of Mount Shasta in the Cascade Mountains was under siege from a 350-acre blaze that surged toward and through it through timberland.

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Related Topix: Fire, California, Wildfire, Mount-Shasta, CA, Weed, CA, Oakhurst, CA

The New Zealand Herald

Philippines' Mayon volcano showing signs of unrest

Government scientists say one of the Philippines' most active volcanos is showing signs of heightened unrest and an eruption is possible within weeks. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology raised the alert level for Mt.

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SFGate

Lava creeps toward lots in Big Island subdivision

Lava is about a tenth of a mile from the edge of a rural subdivision on Hawaii's Big Island. Hawaii County spokesman Kevin Dayton says lava from Kilauea volcano has slowed over the past three days.

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The Williams Lake Tribune

Forest fire help tops communities' wish list

Coming through one of the most expensive forest fire seasons in the province's history, the B.C. government is being asked to renew its fund for local governments to create safe zones around their communities. A resolution to extend wildfire prevention funding tops the list for the Union of B.C. Municipalities convention, set for Sept.

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Related Topix: Wildfire, Fire

KVBC-TV Las Vegas

Hundreds flee two California wildfires

Two wildfires in California forced hundreds of people to evacuate their homes, including one near a lakeside resort town that burned nearly two dozen structures. The blaze was sparked Sunday afternoon near Bass Lake in Central California.

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Related Topix: Wildfire, Fire, El Dorado County, CA

Chilliwack Times

U.S., WHO working to up Ebola drug output

High level efforts are underway to find ways to substantially ramp up production of experimental Ebola vaccines and drugs, officials at the World Health Organization and within the U.S. government say. The talks involve trying to find more production capacity for the therapeutics, which before this outbreak had never been tested in people.

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