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{FD} Monstrous cyclones churning over Jupiter’s poles

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Monstrous cyclones are churning over Jupiter’s poles, until now largely unexplored. Continue reading

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{FD} Ohio tornadoes damage businesses, interrupt graduation

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Tornadoes that swept through southwest Ohio tossed drainage pipes through the glass windows of a motorcycle shop and heavily damaged a handful of homes. Continue reading

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{FD} Helicopter crashes near Delaware airport, 1 dead

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Emergency crews are responding to a helicopter crash in New Castle, Delaware that left one person dead Thursday morning. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Evacuations lessened at state tourism spot

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The Latest on a wildfire that started at an old log-storage site near Leavenworth, Washington (all times local): 4:05 p.m. Officials have made changes to wildfire evacuation orders near a Washington state hiking and skiing destination, reducing the num… Continue reading

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{FD} Wildfire forces evacuations at Washington state tourism spot

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Officials say a wildfire has prompted evacuation orders for 168 homes and cabins at a popular Washington state and hiking and skiing destination. Continue reading

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{FD} Strong storms, tornadoes possible in parts of Deep South

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Forecasters say powerful thunderstorms are possible across parts of the South, bringing the threat of tornadoes to south Georgia and northern Florida. Continue reading

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{FD} Massive rockslide buries stretch of iconic California highway

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A major new rockslide has buried a stretch of California’s iconic Highway 1 in up to 40 feet of stone and dirt, the latest hit in a soggy winter of slides, floods and road closings along the winding Central California coast road, state transportation o… Continue reading

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{FD} Massive slide buries stretch of iconic California highway

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A massive landslide along an iconic coastal highway in California has buried the road under a 40-foot layer of rock and dirt, the latest hit after a winter of crippling slides and flooding. Continue reading

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{FD} US doctor killed on Everest was climbing tallest peaks

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An American physician killed while climbing Mount Everest was a global adventurer when he wasn’t practicing medicine in small-town Alabama. Continue reading

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{FD} Small sinkhole opens outside Trump’s Florida getaway club

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A small sinkhole has opened on the road just outside President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida. Continue reading

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{FD} Firefighters battling brush fire and angry rattlesnakes

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Firefighters battling a brush fire near the Appalachian Trail in western Connecticut have been dealing with another threat this week — rattlesnakes. Continue reading

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{FD} Vast Georgia wildfire sputters, stalls for days after rain

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A vast wildfire near the Georgia-Florida state line has sputtered and stalled for days, giving firefighters their best chance yet to stop the flames from advancing near the southern edge of the Okefenokee Swamp. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Large twister destroyed about 20 homes in Kansas

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The Latest on the deadly tornadoes that moved from the South Plains of Texas to the Great Lakes (all times local): 6:40 a.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Residents take stock after night of tornadoes in central US

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Two people have died and dozens are injured after tornadoes flattened a mobile home park in Wisconsin and a housing subdivision in Oklahoma during powerful spring storms that battered an area from the South Plains of Texas to the Great Lakes. Continue reading

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{FD} 2 dead after tornadoes hit Oklahoma, Wisconsin

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At least 20 people were injured when a tornado hit a mobile home park Tuesday near a small town in western Wisconsin, Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald said. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: 1 death as tornado hits Oklahoma subdivision

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The Latest on severe weather across the nation’s midsection (all times local): 7:20 p.m. Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald says at least 20 people were injured when a tornado hit a mobile home park near Chetek in western Wisconsin. Continue reading

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{FD} Rainfall stalls growth of wildfire near Georgia-Florida line

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Firefighters battling a vast wildfire near the Georgia-Florida state line are getting a short break after weekend rainfall stalled the growth of the blaze. Continue reading

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{FD} Georgia swamp fire: evacuation order lifted for nearby towns

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A mandatory evacuation order has been lifted for two south Georgia towns threatened for days last week by a wildfire that had spread outside the boundaries of the neighboring Okefenokee swamp. Continue reading

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{FD} 2 small earthquakes in Oklahoma bring to dozen over weekend

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Two small earthquakes recorded in Oklahoma by the U.S. Geological Survey bring to a dozen the number of temblors recorded in the state during the weekend. Continue reading

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{FD} Police: Man injured when tornado touches down in Louisiana

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At least three tornadoes have touched down in Louisiana, injuring at least one person. Continue reading

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{FD} Expected rainfall not enough to significantly affect fire

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A vast wildfire burning near the Georgia-Florida line may see rainfall this weekend, but officials say it won’t be enough to quench any flames. Continue reading

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{FD} Strong storms spawn tornado in Oklahoma, threaten region

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Strong storms spawned one tornado, and possibly two in Oklahoma, and threaten parts of Oklahoma, Arkansas, Missouri and Kansas. Continue reading

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{FD} Collapsed tunnel sealed at US nuclear site after accident

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Workers at a Washington state nuclear site where a tunnel filled with nuclear waste in railroad cars partially collapsed have safely sealed off a large sinkhole that emerged as a result of the collapse, U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry said Thursday. Continue reading

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{FD} Crews working to box in wildfire near Georgia-Florida line

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Grounds crews with plows and bulldozers are working to box in a wildfire threatening small communities at the edge of the Okefenokee Swamp in southeast Georgia. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Giant air tanker to attack vast Georgia wildfire

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The Latest on a vast wildfire threatening communities near the Georgia-Florida state line (all times local): 12:15 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Blast at a fireworks warehouse in Mexico kills at least 14, injures dozens

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The blast Monday night shook the community of San Isidro, where people were preparing for an upcoming religious festivity. Continue reading

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{FD} Earthquake hits western end of the Aleutian island chain

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A magnitude 4.3 earthquake hit the Andreanof Islands on the far western end of the Aleutian chain. Continue reading

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{FD} Georgia wildfire: hot, dry conditions vexing to firefighters

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Officials say a huge wildfire threatening homes near the Georgia-Florida state line is expected to keep growing after recently escaping the boundaries of the vast Okefenokee Swamp. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Residents linger despite fire evacuation orders

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The Latest on wildfires spreading in the Okefenokee swamp in southern Georgia (all times local): 2:30 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Near record amount of April showers drench US last month

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That whole April showers thing went a bit overboard last month in the United States. Continue reading

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{FD} Huge sinkholes are now appearing in the wrong places

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Dora Linda Nishihara, 68, was driving in San Antonio one dark evening in early December when she suddenly disappeared from sight. Continue reading

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{FD} Evacuations broaden as wildfires threaten small communities

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A mandatory evacuation has broadened as a wildfire near the Georgia-Florida line threatens small communities on the edge of the Okefenokee Swamp. Continue reading

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{FD} Earthquake hits central Alaska, third to hit during weekend

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The Alaska Earthquake Information Center says a magnitude 3.8 earthquake hit the central part of the state. Continue reading

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{FD} 2 small earthquakes recorded in northern Oklahoma

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The U.S. Geological Survey reports two small earthquakes in northern Oklahoma. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Wildfire continues to spread in southern Georgia

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The Latest on wildfires spreading in the Okefenokee Swamp in southern Georgia (all times local): 10:40 a.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Wildfire spreads in southern Georgia, forces evacuations

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Several dozen people in Georgia’s southernmost county have been evacuated after a wildfire in the Okefenokee Swamp has begun to burn just a few miles from the St. George community. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: 79 people forced to evacuate Georgia wildfire

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The Latest on the Georgia wildfire (all times local): 10:15 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Earthquake hits part of Alaska’s Aleutian Islands chain

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The Alaska Earthquake Center reports that a magnitude 4.9 earthquake hit part of the Aleutian Islands chain. Continue reading

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{FD} Fire forces evacuation in southern Georgia

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A sparsely populated area of Georgia’s southernmost county is under a mandatory evacuation after a wildfire in the Okefenokee Swamp on the Georgia-Florida line began encroaching onto private property. Continue reading

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{FD} Officials warn of floodwater risks in soaked Midwest states

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Joseph Fiorilli is ready to go home, even though most everything he left behind when the flooded Meramec River inundated his eastern Missouri home will be a soggy, stinky mess. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Sewage, chemicals in floodwaters poses dangers

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The Latest on flooding in the Midwest (all times local): 8:30 a.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Grand Canyon’s North Rim faces limited services at reopening

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Heavy damage to a pipeline supplying water to lodges, campgrounds and employee housing on the North Rim of the Grand Canyon will limit some services to the landmark’s less popular side when it opens later this month, officials said Wednesday. Continue reading

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{FD} Officials: Fire on popular Georgia tourist island contained

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Officials say a fire on a Georgia island popular with tourists has been contained after burning roughly 15 acres (60,700 sq. Continue reading

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{FD} Rainfall fails to stop wildfire near Georgia-Florida line

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Officials say a huge fire in the Okefenokee Swamp on the Georgia-Florida line was not quenched by rainfall from a recent storm. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Magnitude-6.3 aftershock shakes Canada, Alaska

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The Latest on a series of earthquakes on the boundary of Canada and Alaska (all times local): 7:45 a.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Magnitude-6.2 earthquake rattles corner of Canada, Alaska

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The U.S. Geological Survey says a magnitude-6.2 earthquake has rattled the corner of British Columbia, near the boundary with Alaska. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Earthquake hits Alaska’s Kodiak Island region

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The Latest on small earthquakes hitting Alaska on Sunday (all times local): 4:45 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Small earthquake hits Alaska peninsula; no damage reported

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The Alaska Earthquake Center says a magniture-3.3 earthquake hit a peninsula in the southern part of the state. Continue reading

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{FD} Small quake rattles inland Southern California

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A small earthquake has rattled an inland area about 55 miles (87 km) east of Los Angeles. Continue reading

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{FD} 9 killed by storms and flooding in South and Midwest

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At least nine people have been killed by tornadoes or flooding in the South and Midwest by a storm that also dumped a rare late-season blizzard in western Kansas on Sunday. Continue reading

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