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Roman Brown moves part of a wall out of his way as he looks for a friends medicine in their destroyed home along Seely Drive outside of Hamilton, Miss. after a storm moved through the area on Sunday, April 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Jim Lytle)
April 14, 2019 - 4:55 pm
Powerful storms swept across the South on Sunday after unleashing suspected tornadoes and flooding that killed at least eight people, injured dozens and flattened much of a Texas town. Three children were among the dead. Nearly 90,000 customers were without electricity in Texas, Mississippi,...
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A car lies upside down in a ditch following a suspected tornado, Saturday, April 13, 2019 in Franklin, Texas. (Laura McKenzie/College Station Eagle via AP)
April 13, 2019 - 6:12 pm
DALLAS (AP) — The Latest on a powerful storm system moving through the southern United States (all times local): 6 p.m. Authorities in East Texas say two children were killed after a tree fell on a car as it was being driven during a strong storm. The Angelina County Sheriff's Office says an 8-year...
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In this 2015 photo, fire crews run controlled burns at night to contain the Butte Fire near Arnold, Calif. In the community that serves as gateway to Calaveras Big Trees State Park, residents didn't always applaud when officials began mapping plans to thin dense stands of trees to reduce fire risk. "Arnold resisted this for a long time because people love their trees," said Steve Wilensky, a former Calaveras County supervisor who works with nonprofits to improve fire safety in the Sierra. (Andrew Seng/The Sacramento Bee via AP)
April 13, 2019 - 10:18 am
SACRAMENTO, California (AP) — Impoverished towns in the shadow of Mount Shasta. Rustic Gold Rush cities in the Sierra Nevada foothills. High-dollar resort communities on the shores of Lake Tahoe. Ritzy Los Angeles County suburbs. They all could be the next Paradise. A McClatchy analysis reveals...
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In this undated March 2019 photo provided by Henry Red Cloud, shows flooding on Cloud's Lakota Solar Enterprises property on the Pine Ridge Reservation in southern South Dakota. Red Cloud estimates flood damage at $250,000. Plains and Midwest states are bracing for another massive winter storm Wednesday and Thursday and the prospect of renewed flooding when the snow melts. (Henry Red Cloud via AP)
April 09, 2019 - 3:48 pm
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota, one of the poorest areas in the nation, is bracing for another major winter storm and the prospect of renewed flooding that is also forecast to hit a wide swath of the Plains and Midwest just a month after the last weather...
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Residents rest at a shelter during a wildfire in Sokcho, South Korea, Friday, April 5, 2019. The fire likely started Thursday night from a transformer spark near a resort in the town of Goseong and then spread to the nearby mountains, according to Choi Jin-ho, a fire captain at Gangwon Fire Headquarters. Gangwon province governs the Olympic host city of Pyeongchang and is about 210 kilometers (130 miles) northeast of Seoul. (Choe Jae-hoon/Yonhap via AP)
April 05, 2019 - 3:01 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Firefighters managed to extinguish most of a massive forest fire that ripped through South Korea's mountainous northern coast Friday, destroying 135 homes and forcing more than 4,000 to flee the region that hosted the 2018 Winter Olympics. One person was killed by what...
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April 04, 2019 - 4:43 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — A worker injured in a fire this week at a Houston-area chemical plant is suing the company that owns the plant and is seeking more than $1 million in damages. The lawsuit filed Wednesday is believed to be the first submitted on behalf of a worker injured in Tuesday's fire at the KMCO...
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In this photo taken Thursday, March 28, 2019, Anne Vierra,with the town of Paradise, takes payment for the first building permit since the Camp Fire as Jason and Meagann Buzzard plan to rebuild their home in Paradise, Calif. Small signs of rebuilding a Northern California town destroyed by wildfire are sprouting this spring, including the issuing of the first permit to rebuild one of the 11,000 homes destroyed in Paradise five months ago. A city hall clerk on Thursday issued the couple a building permit to replace their home destroyed by the Nov. 8 fire that killed 85 people. The couple told reporters they never thought about leaving. Paradise Mayor Jody Jones said the Buzzards' permit is a sign that the town will rebuild.(Hector Amezcua/The Sacramento Bee via AP)
March 29, 2019 - 2:42 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Small signs of rebuilding the California town of Paradise after it was destroyed by wildfire are sprouting this spring, including the issuing of the first permits to rebuild two the 11,000 homes destroyed five months ago. The city issued the first permit Thursday to Jason and...
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In a Wednesday, March 20, 2019 photo, maritime traffic moves through the Houston Ship Chanel past the site of now-extinguished petrochemical tank fire at Intercontinental Terminals Company in Deer Park, Texas. Air quality and water pollution from the fire's runoff, seen on the right, into the ship channel are some of the concerns in the aftermath of the blaze. (Brett Coomer/Houston Chronicle via AP)
March 26, 2019 - 12:56 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — An executive for the Houston-area petrochemical storage facility that was heavily damaged by fire says the company has received hundreds of compensation claims seeking lost wages and other damages. Brent Weber, a senior vice president for International Terminals Company, told...
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FILE - In this Dec. 16, 2018 file photo, Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh, waves during a rally marking the 31st anniversary of the founding of Hamas, in Gaza city. Haniyeh said Monday, March 25, 2019, that his group will respond if Israel retaliates too forcefully to an overnight rocket strike. Haniyeh's statement came as Israel began striking targets in the Gaza Strip in response to the early morning rocket attack, which wounded seven people in a small town north of Tel Aviv. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra, File )
March 25, 2019 - 1:45 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict (all times local): 8:45 p.m. Hamas' radio station says an Israeli airstrike has demolished the offices of Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh. The airstrike took place moments after Israel fired a pair of warning shots at the office, a tactic...
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FILE - In this Oct. 5, 2017 file photo, Department of Homeland Security personnel deliver supplies to Santa Ana community residents in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria in Guayama, Puerto Rico. A government watchdog has found the Federal Emergency Management Agency wrongly released to a contractor the personal information of 2.3 million survivors of hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria and the California wildfires in 2017. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti, File)
March 22, 2019 - 4:52 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Emergency Management Agency wrongly released to a contractor the personal information of 2.3 million survivors of devastating 2017 hurricanes and wildfires, potentially exposing the victims to identity fraud and theft, a government watchdog reported Friday. The...
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