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Firefighters battle nearly two dozen Calif. wildfires

Firefighters in steep terrain and rugged conditions in California are fighting nearly two dozen wildfires that have torched more than 134,000 acres, according to state fire officials.

That's nearly three times the state's 5-year wildfire average of 48...

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Monsoon rains displace 150,000-plus in Myanmar

Heavy monsoon rains in the past month have left at least 47 people dead and displaced more than 200,000 others in Myanmar, authorities said Monday.

The figures are expected to increase as more information becomes available, because many areas have no...

Rocky Wildfire, California

Thousands evacuated amid California wildfires

California's largest wildfire is spreading quickly, consuming 54,000 acres in three counties and staying active throughout the night -- a time when firefighters typically make progress, a state fire official said Sunday.

The Rocky Fire was only 5% con...

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1 dead, 15 hurt in festival tent collapse

One person was killed and at least 15 were injured Sunday when hail and high winds uprooted a tent at a festival west of Chicago, authorities said.

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Magnitude 6.9 quake hits Alaskan islands

A magnitude 6.9 earthquake struck near Alaska's Aleutian Islands late Sunday night, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

The quake occurred 58 miles (94 kilometers) east-southeast of Yunaska Island, in the Fox Islands -- which are in the middle of the Al...

Golden Gate Bridge

Powerful earthquake possible in Bay Area

There's a big earthquake coming.

Tuesday's magnitude-4.0 earthquake in the San Francisco Bay Area caused relatively little damage, but it gave a glimpse of the potential geological threats the region could face.

Scientists believe there's strong eviden...

Lake Berryessa wildfire

Wildfire scorches northern California

A northern California wildfire continued to rage Friday, threatening homes and torching 6,900 acres in Napa and Sonoma Counties, authorities said.

The two-day-old fire roared so fiercely that satellite imagery captured its fiery footprint near Lake Be...

Glacier National Park wildfire

Glacier National Park fire forces evacuations

The fire in Glacier National Park in Montana has doubled in size to 4,000 acres and forced new evacuations, according to park officials.

"The fire is moving quickly in dry, heavy timber with extreme spread potential," the park service said in a press ...

I-10 washout

Floodwaters shut down I-10 in Southern California

Heavy rains and flooding washed out parts of Interstate 10 in Southern California, shutting down traffic in both directions.

Floodwaters cut a large gully through the eastbound side, while the ground under the westbound lanes was completely undermined...

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July scorcher baking much of US

It's days like these that make you appreciate why Willis Haviland Carrier deserves a spot on Mount Rushmore.

With triple-digit heat indices across a large swath of the U.S., the man who's credited with inventing modern air-conditioning holds a specia...

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Once In A Blue Moon

We always hear and use the saying, 'Once in a blue moon," but it turns out the actual blue moon is this week!

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