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Landslide hits Indian village, killing at least 17

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Torrential rains triggered a massive landslide that buried a remote village in western India on Wednesday, killing at least 17 people as it swept away scores of houses and possibly trapping many more people under debris,... More>>

Progress reported on 2 California wildfires

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Fire crews have gained ground on two of the largest wildfires in California, lifting evacuation orders for about half the homes in the path of a blaze in Yosemite National Park and redeploying firefighters battling another... More>>

Crews make gains on 2 California wildfires

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Fire crews gained ground Tuesday on two of the largest wildfires in California, lifting evacuation orders for about half the homes in the path of a blaze in Yosemite National Park and redeploying firefighters battling... More>>

Strong quake shakes Mexico's Gulf coast

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A strong earthquake shook much of eastern Mexico on Tuesday, but there were no reports of damage or injury. More>>

Correction: California Wildfires story

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In a story July 27 about California Wildfires, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the type of aircraft assisting firefighters battling a wildfire outside Yosemite National Park. They were fixed-wing airplanes... More>>

Tornado rips off roofs, downs trees near Boston

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A storm system that wreaked havoc across the eastern half of the U.S. spawned a tornado that ripped roofs off homes in suburban Boston, uprooted trees and forced businesses to close. More>>

Drone almost blocks California firefighting planes

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A private drone trying to record footage of a Northern California wildfire nearly hindered efforts to attack the flames from the air, but firefighters made enough progress to allow some of the 1,200 people under evacuation... More>>

Official: Storms destroy E. Tenn. homes, no deaths

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Powerful storms that raked across several states in the eastern U.S. on Sunday destroyed at least 10 homes in Tennessee, but there were no immediate reports of any deaths or injuries, authorities said. More>>

Fukushima study: Think about unthinkable disasters

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A U.S. science advisory report says Japan's Fukushima nuclear accident offers a key lesson to the nation's nuclear industry: Focus more on the highly unlikely but worst case scenarios. More>>

California can't say if it's meeting drought goal

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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... More>>

Va. Gov.: Blessing more didn't die in tornado

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Speaking a few dozen yards away from where two people were killed in a tornado that swept through a campground on the Eastern Shore of Virginia, Gov. Terry McAuliffe said Friday it's a blessing more people didn't... More>>

Tornado slams Virginia campground; 2 dead

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Albert Thorn awoke in his rental cottage Thursday to the sound of heavy rain and wind. Then, there was screaming. Within minutes, the sky turned dark, cellphones pinged with emergency messages and a tornado tore through a... More>>

Tornado slams Virginia campground; 2 dead

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The sky turned black and cellphones pinged with emergency messages. Moments later, a tornado ripped through a sprawling, carnival-like campground Thursday, snapping dozens of trees and flipping over RVs. More>>

Taiwan searches plane wreckage for clues on crash

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Firefighters uncovered ID cards and body fragments as they picked through wreckage Thursday for evidence to identify the victims of a plane crash that killed 48 people on a Taiwanese island. More>>

Fire season in West so far is below expectations

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Widespread drought across the West had forecasters expecting an above-average wildfire season this summer, which so far has not lived up to expectations. More>>

Taiwan airline suspects bad weather caused crash

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An airline said Thursday it suspected typhoon weather caused one of its planes to crash land on a small Taiwanese island, killing 48 people. More>>

Fire season in West expected to get more intense

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Despite widespread drought in the West and expectations of an above-average wildfire season, wildfires have burned less than half the 10-year average area so far this summer. More>>

Obama declares Washington wildfire emergency

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Wetter, cooler weather has helped firefighters make progress in their efforts to get the largest wildfire in Washington state's history under control. More>>

Crews make gains on massive Washington wildfire

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Firefighters made progress Tuesday in their efforts to get the largest wildfire in Washington state's history under control, with wetter weather bringing some relief but also raising concerns about flash flooding. More>>

Obama attributes wildfires to climate change

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President Barack Obama says a wildfire that has burned nearly 400 square miles in the north-central part of Washington state, along with blazes in other Western areas, can be attributed to climate change. More>>

Big issues loom for Congress as Aug. recess nears

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Pressure is on Congress to act in the next two weeks on several problems, from keeping highway projects on track and easing wait time for veterans seeking health care to the humanitarian crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border. More>>

Better weather aiding Washington wildfire fight Video included

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Calmer winds and cooler temperatures helped firefighters go on the offensive Monday against a destructive wildfire that has charred hundreds of square miles in Washington state and is the largest in state history. More>>

Armed bandits demand water in dry northern India

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Armed bandits in drought-stricken northern India are threatening to kill hundreds of villagers unless they deliver 35 buckets of water each day to the outlaws in their rural hideouts. More>>

Helpful weather coming to Washington wildfires Video included

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Cooler temperatures and lighter winds are forecast to descend on wildfire-stricken Washington state, helping firefighters battle flames that have been growing unfettered for a week and have covered hundreds of square miles. More>>

Drought hinders California's clean energy goals

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Already locked in its third dry year, an ongoing drought could complicate California's battle against global warming and make it more expensive, officials said. More>>

High winds push growing Washington wildfire Video included

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Pushed by howling, erratic winds, a massive wildfire in north-central Washington was growing rapidly and burning in new directions Saturday. More>>

Trains running again in NY after rock slide

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Full service has resumed on the nation's second-largest commuter rail system after tumbling rocks damaged a stretch of tracks, halted trains and left hundreds of passengers without rides north of New York City. More>>

Wildfires bring destruction to central Washington Video included

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By The Associated Press A wind-driven, lightning-caused wildfire racing through rural north-central Washington destroyed about 100 homes Thursday and Friday, leaving behind solitary brick chimneys and... More>>

Destructive Washington fire empties another town Video included

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A massive wildfire that has destroyed at least 100 homes has forced the residents of a second north-central Washington town to leave their homes, and prompted a partial evacuation of a third community, a sheriff said... More>>

Wildfire prompts evacuation order for Wash. town Video included

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A north-central Washington sheriff issued an urgent evacuation notice late Thursday for the wildfire-threatened small town of Pateros and officials were also evacuating a hospital in a nearby town, authorities said. More>>

California drought doesn't end brown lawn warnings

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Laura Whitney and her husband, Michael Korte, don't know whether they're being good citizens during a drought or scofflaws. More>>

Risk of earthquake increased for one-third of US

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A new federal earthquake map dials up the shaking hazard just a bit for about one-third of the United States and lowers it for one-tenth. More>>

Winds fan Washington wildfire, threaten homes Video included

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Residents of hundreds of homes were urged to evacuate Wednesday as a wind-driven central Washington wildfire raced through heavy timber, sending up a towering column of smoke. More>>

Typhoon kills 38 in Philippines, spares Manila

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A typhoon that barreled through the northern Philippines left at least 38 people dead and knocked out power in entire provinces and forced more than half a million people to flee its lethal wind and rains, officials said... More>>

Officials: Complacency drives hike in water use

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Some Southern California water districts became so good at saving water and building their own water storage facilities in recent decades that residents are not feeling the effects of the worst drought to hit the state in... More>>

Earthquakes cause minor damage in central Oklahoma

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Two early morning earthquakes rattled residents in central Oklahoma on Tuesday and caused minor damage at local businesses. More>>

Japanese nuclear plant deemed safe, nears restart

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A Japanese nuclear plant won preliminary approval for meeting stringent post-Fukushima safety regulations Wednesday, an important step toward restarting the country's first reactors under the tighter rules applied... More>>

Japanese nuclear plant deemed safe, nears restart

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A Japanese nuclear plant won preliminary approval Wednesday for meeting stringent post-Fukushima safety requirements, clearing a major hurdle toward becoming the first to restart under the tighter rules. More>>

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