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1 hr ago | Toledo Blade

U.S. weighs clemency for certain prisoners

The Obama administration is encouraging many nonviolent federal prisoners to apply for early release - and expecting thousands to take up the offer.


Related Topix: Prison, Drugs, Epidemic, Federal Prisons, Criminal Defense Law, Law

2 hrs ago | Salmon Arm Observer

1.4 million flu shots a B.C. record

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.

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Related Topix: H1N1 Influenza / Swine Flu, Health, Vaccinations, Medicine, Influenza, Epidemic

6 hrs ago | WXOW-TV La Crosse

Gacy case helps solve unrelated Chicago area death

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.


Related Topix: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Epidemic, Air Accidents

6 hrs ago | NewsOn6 Tulsa

Syrian activists accused regime of new gas attacks

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.


Related Topix: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Epidemic, Air Accidents

9 hrs ago | Oxford Mail

A 123m flood relief scheme on the agenda

OXFORD will learn on Friday whether a major scheme to prevent flooding on its major roads has cleared the latest hurdle.


Related Topix: Flood

13 hrs ago |

Obama Tours Mudslide Devastation, Pledges Solidarity With Families

Marine One, carrying President Obama, takes an aerial tour of Oso, Wash., on Tuesday.


Related Topix: Mudflow, Oso, WA, US Politics, US News, Jay Inslee, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Landslide, US Governors

17 hrs ago | The Island Packet

Expedition sailing to recover sunken gold off SC coast

A remotely operated submersible used to recover artifacts beneath the ocean sits on the deck of the Odyssey Explorer in North Charleston, S.C., on Tuesday, April 22, 2014.


Related Topix: Charleston, SC, North Charleston, SC, Hurricane, Isle of Palms, SC

Tue Apr 22, 2014


Obama surveys scene of sadness, death at mudslide

Marine One helicopter, carrying President Barack Obama, takes an aerial tour of Oso on Tuesda above the site of the deadly mudslide that struck the community in March.


Related Topix: Mudflow, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Oso, WA, Jay Inslee, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Maria Cantwell, US Senate, Patty Murray

The Olympian

Obama views mudslide scene, mourns with survivors

Evidence of the mudslide's power was everywhere: trees ripped from the ground, a highway paved with mud and debris, a river's course altered.


Related Topix: Mudflow, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Oso, WA

Oso, Wash., Mudslide Death Toll Rises To 41; 4 Still Missing

Authorities announced Monday that the death toll from last month's mudslide near Oso, Wash., had risen to 41. Four people are still listed as missing.


Related Topix: Oso, WA, Mudflow, Landslide

Lingering drought affects green Texas campuses

The lingering drought has forced some Texas Panhandle school districts to dig wells or install artificial turf to keep athletic fields and campuses green.


Related Topix: Weather, Drought, Education Etc., Amarillo, TX


Fire kills child in Brush

Crime scene tape is visible at a house in the 30000 block of Highway 6 this morning where a fire killed a 4-year-old boy trapped in the basement Sunday evening.


Related Topix: Fire, Brush, CO, Fort Morgan, CO, Morgan County, CO, Wildfire

Mon Apr 21, 2014

KURB-FM Little Rock

Increased Calls for Early Warning Earthquake System on West Coast

Following Mexico's 7.2-magnitude earthquake on April 18, lawmakers and experts are calling for an early warning system for the West Coast.


Related Topix: Earthquake, California, UC Berkeley

Whittier Daily News

How conserving water, energy isna t always about a a greena lifestyle

Last fall, Lorrie Ourada took advantage of LADWP's cash for grass rebate by redoing her front yard.


Related Topix: Porter-Ranch, CA, Weather, Drought, Home Gardening, Home

Stowaway mussel surfs Japanese tsunami debris to B.C.

A sea creature unfamiliar in Canadian waters has hitchhiked its way across the Pacific Ocean on a piece of suspected tsunami debris from Japan's 2011 earthquake.


Related Topix: Tsunami

Obama to visit Washington mudslide Tuesday

President Obama plans to visit the Oso mudslide Tuesday to meet with victim families and first responders one month after a hillside gave way and buried about three-dozen homes.


Related Topix: Mudflow, Landslide


Minor Earthquake Shakes Hawthorne Area

The University of Nevada, Reno Seismological Laboratory says the magnitude-3.1 temblor at 8:35 a.m. was centered 10 miles east of Hawthorne and some 140 miles southeast of Reno.


Related Topix: Earthquake, Reno, NV

CBC News

Water levels in N.B. rising after 35-km-long ice mass breaks in half

Emergency officials in New Brunswick are keeping a close eye on ice that is slowly moving down the St. John River after a 35-kilometre ice jam broke in two overnight.

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Related Topix: Canada, World News, Madawaska, ME, Flood

Sun Apr 20, 2014


California's Drought Ripples Through Businesses And Even Schools

Cannon Michael's farm grows tomatoes, melons and onions, among other crops. This year, however, Michael will have to fallow one-fifth of the land due to the drought Cannon Michael runs an 11,000-acre farm in California's Central Valley.


Related Topix: Weather, Drought, California, Agriculture, Science, Life, Food, Vegetables, Mendota, CA

Journal Gazette

Ohio hog farms hit by disease that kills baby pigs

The disease is causing worry for the hog industry because severe strains of the virus can wipe out a farm's entire supply of baby pigs.


Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Weather, Epidemic, Life, Food, Pork, Meat