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2 hrs ago | KRNV-TV Reno

Boy hurt in California quake: 'I should be dead'

A 13-year-old boy who was seriously injured by falling bricks during the earthquake that struck California wine country says he initially feared he'd been paralyzed and feels lucky to be alive.


Related Topix: Earthquake

Tue Aug 26, 2014

WZVN-TV Fort Myers

Pryor invokes Ebola outbreak in new TV attack ad

Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor invoked the Ebola outbreak in a new television ad unveiled this week criticizing his Republican rival over a vote against medical disaster funding, injecting fears about the deadly disease into an already intense race.


Related Topix: US Politics, Mark Pryor, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Tom Cotton, Arkansas, Arkansas Government, Epidemic


Napa earthquake hastens calls for warning system

The earthquake that jolted California's wine capital may have caused at least $1 billion in property damage, but it also added impetus to the state's effort to develop an early warning system that might offer a few precious seconds for residents to duck under desks, trains to slow down and utility lines to be powered down before the seismic waves ... (more)


Related Topix: Earthquake, Napa, CA, Dianne Feinstein, US News, US Senate, Democrat, US Politics, California, Drink, Wine, Jerry Brown, US Governors

Deming Headlight

Watch Matt Damon do ice bucket challenge with toilet water

Matt Damon was nominated by Jimmy Kimmel and Ben Affleck to complete the ALS ice bucket challenge.


Related Topix: Weather, Drought

WTHR-TV Indianapolis

US stocks open higher; S&P 500 at 2,000 points

The earthquake that jolted California's wine capital may have caused at least $1 billion in property damage, but it also added impetus to the state's effort to develop an early warning system that might... Napa County has been rattled by a small aftershock to the strong and damaging earthquake that hit California's wine capital over the weekend.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, Financial Markets, Earthquake, Napa County, CA, Air Accidents


Cristobal strengthens into hurricane as storm moves away from Bahamas after flooding islands

Cristobal moved away from the Bahamas after strengthening into a hurricane, leaving a swath of soaked Caribbean islands and at least five fatalities in its wake.


Related Topix: Hurricane, Weather, Hurricane Cristobal, Turks and Caicos Islands, World News, Central America, Haiti,

KCRA-TV Sacramento

3 reasons why Californians shun quake insurance

Even though 90% of the earthquakes that strike the United States are located in California, only about 10% of homeowners there have earthquake insurance.


Related Topix: Earthquake, UC Davis, Davis, CA, Northridge (Los Angeles, CA), Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance

Mon Aug 25, 2014


Oregon teenager's drone worried firefighting crews

It cost a Bend teenager about $800 in revenue from chores, yard work and birthday gifts to buy a miniature aircraft and a camera he sent aloft to capture video of a forest fire this summer that was threatening the western edge of the city.


Related Topix: Fire, Wildfire

Cybercast News Service

Hawaii volcano lava flow could threaten homes

This Aug. 22, 2014 photo released by the U.S. Geological Survey shows the Pu'u 'O'o crater of the Kilauea volcano partially obscured by thick fume from the June 27 lava flow near Pahoa, Hawaii.


Related Topix: Volcanic Eruption, US Geological Survey, Technical Services, Geology, Science, Pahoa, HI


Marijuana laws may reduce painkiller abuse

States that have legalized marijuana for managing chronic pain have significantly fewer deaths from prescription painkiller overdoses each year, according to a new study published Monday in JAMA Internal Medicine.


Related Topix: Drugs, Marijuana, Medicine, Health, Pain, Epidemic

Daily Herald

Post-quake gas leak inspections to last days

The utility serving areas damaged by Sunday's earthquake in the San Francisco Bay Area says it expects to continue searching for possible gas leaks over the coming days.


Related Topix: Earthquake, Energy, Pacific Gas and Electric

News 4 Jax

Doctor dies of Ebola in Liberia

A Liberian doctor who contracted the Ebola virus and received a promising experimental treatment has died, the manager of the Elwa Ebola Facility in Monrovia, Liberia, told CNN on Monday.


Related Topix: Liberia, World News, Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Epidemic,

Click Orlando

California quake: The one before the 'Big One?'

The 6.0-magnitude tremor that jolted Northern California on Sunday sparked concerns about whether a more catastrophic earthquake is looming.


Related Topix: California, Earthquake, Geology, Science, Gavin Newsom, San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA, Northridge (Los Angeles, CA)

KNUS-AM Aurora

Earthquake's timing left many fumbling in dark

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Related Topix: Earthquake, Napa, CA, Oakland, CA


Libya's neighbors fear spillover of violence

State officials say a fast-growing wildfire near the Northern California town of Weaverville is threatening about 520 homes and businesses.


Related Topix: World News, Africa, Libya, University of Phoenix, Earthquake

Click Orlando

California quake: Recovering after 6.0 tremor

"I was in shock to see people's homes and offices on the floor," Napa resident Elise Martinez said.


Related Topix: California, Earthquake, Geology, Science

Cybercast News Service

Wildfire threatens 500 northern California homes

A fast-growing wildfire near the Northern California town of Weaverville forced the evacuation of about 150 homes and is threatening about 500 additional residences, authorities said Monday.


Related Topix: Wildfire, Fire, Weaverville, CA

Sun Aug 24, 2014

Daily Mail

Napa quake repairs could cost $1BILLION as experts warn Bay Area at ...

Taylor Swift reveals her racy side while Miley Cyrus covers up for once - but shameless Amber Rose outdoes them all at MTV VMAs Largest earthquake in 25 YEARS rocks California: State of emergency declared after 6.0 earthquake rocks San Francisco Bay injuring 89, damaging buildings and cutting off power to thousands British spies are on the verge of ... (more)


Related Topix: Napa, CA, Celebrities, Pop/Rock, Taylor Swift, Country, Hot Chicks, Earthquake, California

Brandon Sun

US Geological survey reports large magnitude 6.9 earthquake in central Peru

A large 6.9-magnitude earthquake has struck a sparsely populated area of central Peru, the U.S. Geological Survey said Sunday.


Related Topix: Earthquake, Geology, Science, US Geological Survey, Technical Services

WGAL-TV Lancaster

Some Napa Valley wineries hit hard by quake

The 6.1-magnitude earthquake that struck Northern California early Sunday and sent more than 100 people to the hospital also dealt a blow to the region's noted wine industry.


Related Topix: Earthquake, Wine, Drink, Napa, CA, Travel, Autos