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Texas' vow to streamline Harvey recovery and aid backfires

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After Hurricane Harvey hammered Texas, Republican Gov. Greg Abbott vowed that the country's largest conservative state would lead its own recovery. More>>

Volcanic blast reshaped summit of Indonesia's Mount Sinabung Video included

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Volcanologists say the eruption of Indonesia's Mount Sinabung that shot ash 5 kilometers (3 miles) high also "completely annihilated" the mountain's summit. More>>

Some fear California drought cuts could erase water rights

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State water officials are considering whether to adopt a range of permanent restrictions against wasting water as nearly half of California again in drought. More>>

2 bears burned in California wildfire spotted in the wild

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Two female bears badly burned in a Southern California wildfire are settling back into their home in the wild. More>>

Crews used boats to help residents amid Midwest flooding

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Several states could see severe flooding and other weather-related problems amid a storm system that has brought rain, ice and snow to the Midwest and Great Plains. More>>

Mudslides block only road to New Zealand town after storm

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Mudslides have blocked the only road to a small New Zealand town after a powerful Pacific storm caused disruptions across parts of the country. More>>

Storm system brings flooding, freezing rain, snow to Midwest

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A storm system stretching from Texas to the Great Lakes states with risks of flooding, freezing rain and snow is being blamed for fatal crashes in three states, including an accident that left four dead in Nebraska. More>>

4 small earthquakes recorded in northwestern Oklahoma

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The U.S. Geological Survey reports four small earthquakes near Waynoka in northwestern Oklahoma, the strongest with a preliminary magnitude of 3.8. More>>

The Latest: California winter now third driest on record

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State water officials postpone vote on new water wasting restrictions as winter reaches third-driest on record. More>>

The Latest: Suspect legally purchased at least 7 long guns

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The couple who took in the Florida school shooting suspect after his mother died says he told them he was sorry after the shooting. More>>

Californians can go home but told to keep watch on wildfire

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Officials say a wind-driven wildfire in rural central California has forced mandatory evacuations and is threatening hundreds of buildings. More>>

Indonesia's Sinabung volcano unleashes towering ash column Video included

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Rumbling Mount Sinabung on the Indonesian island of Sumatra has shot billowing columns of ash more than 5,000 meters (16,400 feet) into the atmosphere and hot clouds down its slopes. More>>

5.9 quake hits southern Mexico, but no damage reported

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The U.S. Geological Survey says an earthquake with a preliminary 5.9 magnitude has struck in the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca, days after a more powerful temblor hit the same area. More>>

Copter on quake mission flips in Mexico, kills 13 on ground

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A military helicopter carrying officials assessing damage from a powerful earthquake crashed Friday in southern Mexico, killing 13 people and injuring 15, all of them on the ground. More>>

7.2 quake damages homes, but Mexico avoids major destruction

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A powerful earthquake that rattled south and central Mexico caused little apparent destruction but rekindled fears in a population that still sees daily reminders of deadly earthquakes five months ago. More>>

Magnitude-7.2 earthquake slams south, central Mexico

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A powerful earthquake has shaken south and central Mexico, causing people to flee buildings and office towers in the country's capital. More>>

Water use climbs in California enclaves as drought returns

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A warm winter with almost no rain is shriveling water conservation in Southern California. More>>

Huge sinkhole on Rome street swallows half-dozen cars

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Prosecutors have opened an investigation into a 10-meter (30-foot) -wide sinkhole that swallowed up a half-dozen cars on a residential street in Rome. More>>

3 skiers die in avalanche in the French Pyrenees

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Authorities say three skiers have died after being swept away by an avalanche in the French Pyrenees. More>>

Tongans face long wait for services to return after cyclone

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Thousands of Tonga residents face a long wait for power and other services to be restored after a cyclone tore through the Pacific nation this week. More>>

Bali volcano decreases in activity, alert status lowered

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Indonesian authorities have lowered the alert status of Bali's Mount Agung volcano from the highest level and say thousands of people who have fled its slopes for government shelters may return home. More>>

Cyclone destroys Parliament House, homes on Tonga, Fiji next

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Tonga began cleaning up Tuesday after a cyclone hit overnight, while some people in the nearby Pacific island nation of Fiji began preparing for the storm to hit them. More>>

Damage assessment from storm starts in American Samoa

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Officials in American Samoa began a full assessment Monday of damage caused by tropical storm Gita over the weekend. More>>

Dinosaur-killing space rock may have triggered sea volcanoes

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A new study says that giant asteroid that hit Earth 66 million years ago and wiped out the dinosaurs may have done even more, triggering massive undersea volcanic eruptions. More>>

Oxfam's deputy chief executive resigns in Haiti scandal

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Oxfam's deputy chief executive has resigned amid the scandal involving sex abuse in Haiti after the 2010 earthquake. More>>

Blackout hits northern Puerto Rico following fire, explosion

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A blackout has hit northern Puerto Rico after an explosion set off a big fire at a main power substation in the U.S. territory. More>>

Blackout hits northern Puerto Rico following fire, explosion

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A blackout has hit northern Puerto Rico after an explosion set off a big fire at a main power substation in the U.S. territory. More>>

False alarms highlight weaknesses in national alert system

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Last month's bogus ballistic missile alert in Hawaii and a tsunami foul-up this week have highlighted trouble spots in the system that warns Americans about dangerous weather and other emergencies. More>>

Indiana county records 4 deaths in 48 hours from moving snow

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A county near Chicago has recorded four deaths related to moving snow in the 48 hours following a major winter storm. More>>

UK reviews Oxfam ties after sex abuse scandal in Haiti

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The British government is reviewing its relationship with Oxfam after a newspaper reported that staff members of the anti-poverty charity used prostitutes while in Haiti after the devastating 2010 earthquake. More>>

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

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NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week. More>>

Water forecast is bleak for major reservoir in Southwest US

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Forecasters say one of the most important reservoirs in the southwestern U.S. will likely collect less than half the normal amount of spring runoff this year because of a dry winter in much of the region. More>>

No more 'voluntary' evacuations in area of California slide

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Emergency authorities in Southern California are eliminating the word "voluntary" from language used in evacuation orders following the devastating mudslides that struck last month. More>>

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