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Tornado slams Dallas; 4 killed in Arkansas, Oklahoma

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The National Weather Service says a possible tornado has moved through the Dallas area, causing some structural damage and downed power lines. More>>

Wildfire burns near hilltop homes in coastal Los Angeles

(AP Photo/Reed Saxon). A helicopter makes a water drop as flames threaten homes on a ridgeline as a wildfire threatens homes in the Pacific Palisades area of Los Angeles, Monday, Oct. 21, 2019. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon). A helicopter makes a water drop as flames threaten homes on a ridgeline as a wildfire threatens homes in the Pacific Palisades area of Los Angeles, Monday, Oct. 21, 2019.
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A furious air and ground attack beat back a wildfire Monday as it raced up canyon walls toward multimillion-dollar ocean-view homes on a ridge in Los Angeles. More>>

Climate change making stronger El Ninos, study finds

(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File). FILE - In this Jan. 5, 2016, file photo, Chris Lene sweeps water out of one of the businesses in the building he owns that was flooded by rainwater in Sacramento, Calif. Climate change is making stronger El Ninos, whi... (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File). FILE - In this Jan. 5, 2016, file photo, Chris Lene sweeps water out of one of the businesses in the building he owns that was flooded by rainwater in Sacramento, Calif. Climate change is making stronger El Ninos, whi...
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A new study finds that climate change is making El Ninos stronger. More>>

Study: California's big July quakes strain major fault

(AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File). FILE - In this July 7, 2019 file photo, a visitor takes a photo of a crack in the ground following recent earthquakes near Ridgecrest, Calif. Scientists say the earthquakes that hammered the Southern California des... (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File). FILE - In this July 7, 2019 file photo, a visitor takes a photo of a crack in the ground following recent earthquakes near Ridgecrest, Calif. Scientists say the earthquakes that hammered the Southern California des...
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Scientists say the earthquakes that hammered the Southern California desert near the town of Ridgecrest last summer involved ruptures on a web of interconnected faults and increased strain on a major nearby fault that has begun to slowly move. More>>

Zimbabwe says 55 elephants have starved to death in 2 months

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Zimbabwe says 55 elephants have starved to death in 2 months amid a serious drought. More>>

Nestor heads into Georgia after tornados damage Florida

(Devon Ravine/Northwest Florida Daily News via AP). A group of people watch as a pigeons spooked by a dog take flight on the beach at Okaloosa Island near Fort Walton Beach, Fla., on Friday, Oct. 18, 2019. With Tropical Storm Nestor brewing in the Gulf... (Devon Ravine/Northwest Florida Daily News via AP). A group of people watch as a pigeons spooked by a dog take flight on the beach at Okaloosa Island near Fort Walton Beach, Fla., on Friday, Oct. 18, 2019. With Tropical Storm Nestor brewing in the Gulf...
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Newly formed Tropical Storm Nestor is racing toward the northern Gulf Coast with high winds, surging seas and heavy rains Friday. More>>

70,000 California wildfire victims may miss out on payments

(AP Photo/Noah Berger, File). FILE - In this Dec. 3, 2018, file photo, homes leveled by the Camp Fire line the Ridgewood Mobile Home Park retirement community in Paradise, Calif. Attorneys say as many as 100,000 Californians are eligible to receive pay... (AP Photo/Noah Berger, File). FILE - In this Dec. 3, 2018, file photo, homes leveled by the Camp Fire line the Ridgewood Mobile Home Park retirement community in Paradise, Calif. Attorneys say as many as 100,000 Californians are eligible to receive pay...
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As many as 100,000 Californians are eligible to receive payments for the damages they suffered from a series of devastating wildfires over the last several years. But tens of thousands of them have not sought compensation. More>>

California earthquake alerts to become available statewide

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The California Governor's Office of Emergency Services says earthquake early warning alerts will publicly available statewide starting Thursday. More>>

California regulator slams PG&E over electricity shut-off

(AP Photo/Jeff Chiu). Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) President and CEO Andy Vesey speaks during a California Public Utilities Commission meeting in San Francisco, Friday, Oct. 18, 2019. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu). Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) President and CEO Andy Vesey speaks during a California Public Utilities Commission meeting in San Francisco, Friday, Oct. 18, 2019.
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California's top regulator excoriated top executives of the state's largest utility even as Pacific Gas & Electric repeatedly said they know they failed to meet public expectations when it cut the power to more than 2 million people last week. More>>

Plans pushed back to explode 2 cranes in New Orleans

(AP Photo/Gerald Herbert). Two unstable cranes loom over the construction of a Hard Rock Hotel, Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019, in New Orleans.  The 18-story hotel project that was under construction collapsed last Saturday, killing three workers. Two bodies ... (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert). Two unstable cranes loom over the construction of a Hard Rock Hotel, Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019, in New Orleans. The 18-story hotel project that was under construction collapsed last Saturday, killing three workers. Two bodies ...
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Authorities in New Orleans say plans are being made to place explosives on two unstable construction cranes in hopes of bringing them down with a series of small controlled blasts ahead of approaching tropical weather. More>>

Hurricane Center: Tropical storm likely along Gulf Coast

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Forecasters say a disturbance in the southwestern Gulf of Mexico is likely to become a tropical or subtropical storm that will hit the northern Gulf Coast. More>>

Scientists discover big storms can create 'stormquakes'

(Weather Underground via AP). FILE - This Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2011 NOAA satellite image shows Hurricane Irene, a category 2 storm with winds up to 100 mph and located about 400 miles southeast of Nassau. According to a study published Monday, Oct. 14, ... (Weather Underground via AP). FILE - This Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2011 NOAA satellite image shows Hurricane Irene, a category 2 storm with winds up to 100 mph and located about 400 miles southeast of Nassau. According to a study published Monday, Oct. 14, ...
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Scientists have discovered something they call 'stormquakes,' which are a mash-up of hurricanes and earthquakes. More>>

Riots darken Catalan separatist dream of peaceful secession

(AP Photo/Bernat Armangue). Policemen run as a police van drives over a burning barricade during clashes between protestors and police in Barcelona, Spain, Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019. Spain's government said Wednesday it would do whatever it takes to sta... (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue). Policemen run as a police van drives over a burning barricade during clashes between protestors and police in Barcelona, Spain, Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019. Spain's government said Wednesday it would do whatever it takes to sta...
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Spanish authorities say that 80 people, including 46 police officers, have been injured overnight during the most violent of three nights of rioting over the imprisonment of Catalan separatist leaders. More>>

With warming, get used to blackouts to prevent wildfires

(David Crane/The Orange County Register via AP). Super scoopers make drops on the Saddleridge fire in Placerita Canyon near Newhall, Calif., Friday, Oct. 11, 2019. (David Crane/The Orange County Register via AP). Super scoopers make drops on the Saddleridge fire in Placerita Canyon near Newhall, Calif., Friday, Oct. 11, 2019.
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Scientists say with worsening fires, longer burn season, California should expect more blackouts to prevent high winds from downing power lines. More>>

Japan PM visits storm-hit areas, royal parade may be delayed

(Shohei Miyano/Kyodo News via AP). Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, front left, visits a shelter for people affected by Typhoon Hagibis, in Motomiya, Fukushima prefecture, Japan Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019. The typhoon hit Japan on Saturday with historic... (Shohei Miyano/Kyodo News via AP). Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, front left, visits a shelter for people affected by Typhoon Hagibis, in Motomiya, Fukushima prefecture, Japan Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019. The typhoon hit Japan on Saturday with historic...
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Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is visiting towns devasted by the deadly typhoon to meet residents to assess damage and their needs. More>>

Authorities: 3 deaths tied to Southern California wildfires

(AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez). A firefighter sprays water in front of an advancing wildfire Friday, Oct. 11, 2019, in Porter Ranch, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez). A firefighter sprays water in front of an advancing wildfire Friday, Oct. 11, 2019, in Porter Ranch, Calif.
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Santa Ana winds that drove fires through two Southern California areas have died down but flames that destroyed dozens of homes continue to rage. More>>

Officials study fire at California fuel site after quake

(Anda Chu/San Jose Mercury News via AP). A fire broke out at NuStar Energy LP facility in Crockett, Calif., Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019. The Contra Costa Health Department posted on Twitter that there was a "hazardous materials emergency" in the towns of Cr... (Anda Chu/San Jose Mercury News via AP). A fire broke out at NuStar Energy LP facility in Crockett, Calif., Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019. The Contra Costa Health Department posted on Twitter that there was a "hazardous materials emergency" in the towns of Cr...
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Officials were trying to determine if a 4.5 magnitude earthquake triggered an explosion at a fuel storage facility in the San Francisco Bay Area that started a fire and kept thousands of people in their homes for hours because of potentially unhealthy air. More>>

California power shutdowns raise air pollution worries

(Randy Vazquez/San Jose Mercury News via AP, File). FILE - In this Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019 file photo, Joe Wilson pulls his generator out in the garage of his home, which is in an area that is expected to lose power in the East Foothills area of San Jose... (Randy Vazquez/San Jose Mercury News via AP, File). FILE - In this Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019 file photo, Joe Wilson pulls his generator out in the garage of his home, which is in an area that is expected to lose power in the East Foothills area of San Jose...
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Power shutdowns intended to prevent more devastating California wildfires are raising concerns about another environmental threat: air pollution. More>>

Earthquake probed as possible cause of California fuel fire

(Anda Chu/San Jose Mercury News via AP). A tank burns as fire breaks out at a refinery in Crockett, Calif., on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019. A fire burning at an oil storage facility in the San Francisco Bay Area prompted a hazardous materials emergency that... (Anda Chu/San Jose Mercury News via AP). A tank burns as fire breaks out at a refinery in Crockett, Calif., on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019. A fire burning at an oil storage facility in the San Francisco Bay Area prompted a hazardous materials emergency that...
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Officials are trying to determine if a 4.5 magnitude earthquake triggered an explosion at a fuel storage facility in the San Francisco Bay Area that started a fire and trapped thousands in their homes for hours because of potentially unhealthy air. More>>

Do California power shutoffs work? Hard to know, experts say

(AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File). FILE - In this Oct. 10, 2019, file photo, Pacific Gas & Electric employees work in the PG&E Emergency Operations Center in San Francisco. Experts say it’s hard to know what might have happened had the power stayed on... (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File). FILE - In this Oct. 10, 2019, file photo, Pacific Gas & Electric employees work in the PG&E Emergency Operations Center in San Francisco. Experts say it’s hard to know what might have happened had the power stayed on...
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Experts say it's hard to know whether keeping millions of Californians in the dark prevented a catastrophic wildfire. More>>

Flooded bullet trains show Japan's risks from disasters

(AP Photo/Jae C. Hong). A vehicle sits in front of a home destroyed by Typhoon Hagibis Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019, in Nagano, Japan. More victims and more damage have been found in typhoon-hit areas of central and northern Japan, where rescue crews are sea... (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong). A vehicle sits in front of a home destroyed by Typhoon Hagibis Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019, in Nagano, Japan. More victims and more damage have been found in typhoon-hit areas of central and northern Japan, where rescue crews are sea...
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Flooded bullet trains show Japan's risks from natural disasters as climate change brings weather extremes. More>>

More victims, more damage found in Japan typhoon aftermath

(Kyodo News via AP). A man carries household goods out of a flooded house in Motomiya, Fukushima prefecture, Japan Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019. Typhoon Hagibis dropped record amounts of rain for a period in some spots, according to meteorological officials,... (Kyodo News via AP). A man carries household goods out of a flooded house in Motomiya, Fukushima prefecture, Japan Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019. Typhoon Hagibis dropped record amounts of rain for a period in some spots, according to meteorological officials,...
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More victims and more damage have been found in typhoon-hit areas of Japan, where rescue crews are searching for people still missing. More>>

Los Angeles fire began under power lines, cause not known

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Fire officials say a destructive fire that broke out on the edge of Los Angeles began beneath a high-voltage transmission tower. More>>

Japan storm victims felt worst had passed, then floods came

(AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko). Kazuo Sato shows the flood water level of his house as he cleans up Monday, Oct. 14, 2019, in Kawagoe City, Japan. Typhoon Hagibis dropped record amounts of rain for a period in some spots, according to meteorological officia... (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko). Kazuo Sato shows the flood water level of his house as he cleans up Monday, Oct. 14, 2019, in Kawagoe City, Japan. Typhoon Hagibis dropped record amounts of rain for a period in some spots, according to meteorological officia...
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Residents in this storm hit town north of Japan's capital are cleaning up after a powerful typhoon dumped massive rain and turned neighborhoods into swamps. More>>

Japan looks for missing after typhoon kills dozens

(Yohei Kanasashi/Kyodo News via AP). Cars are stranded on a road as the city is submerged in muddy waters after an embankment of the Chikuma River broke, in Nagano, central Japan, Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019. Rescue efforts for people stranded in flooded are... (Yohei Kanasashi/Kyodo News via AP). Cars are stranded on a road as the city is submerged in muddy waters after an embankment of the Chikuma River broke, in Nagano, central Japan, Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019. Rescue efforts for people stranded in flooded are...
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Rescue crew dug through mudslides and searched near flooded rivers in Japan after a typhoon caused serious damage and left scores dead or missing. More>>

Florida timber farmers face tough choices year after Michael

(AP Photo/Bobby Caina Calvan). In this Oct. 5, 2019 photo, Daniel Leonard and his father Joe, right, stand near a heap of lumber on their family's property.  The massive storm killed more than two dozen people in northern Florida, destroyed hundreds of... (AP Photo/Bobby Caina Calvan). In this Oct. 5, 2019 photo, Daniel Leonard and his father Joe, right, stand near a heap of lumber on their family's property. The massive storm killed more than two dozen people in northern Florida, destroyed hundreds of...
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A year after Hurricane Michael's devastation, timber farmers face an excruciating year as tons of trees sit rotting and they struggle to live off the land. More>>

Typhoon leaves as many as 33 dead as Japan continues rescue

(Yohei Kanasashi/Kyodo News via AP). Residential area, left, are submerged in muddy waters after an embankment of the Chikuma River broke because of Typhoon Hagibis, in Nagano, central Japan, Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019. Rescue efforts for people stranded in... (Yohei Kanasashi/Kyodo News via AP). Residential area, left, are submerged in muddy waters after an embankment of the Chikuma River broke because of Typhoon Hagibis, in Nagano, central Japan, Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019. Rescue efforts for people stranded in...
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Helicopters are plucking people from their flooded homes as rescue efforts went into full force in wide areas of Japan, including Tokyo, after a powerful typhoon unleashed heavy rainfall, leaving at least 4 dead and 17 missing. More>>

California outages ease after wind, fire danger move south

(Dean Musgrove/The Orange County Register via AP). Strong Santa Ana winds in Chatsworth, Calif., blew across power lines causing them to arc and transformers to explode. Power was out for street signs, businesses and residents along Devonshire St. from... (Dean Musgrove/The Orange County Register via AP). Strong Santa Ana winds in Chatsworth, Calif., blew across power lines causing them to arc and transformers to explode. Power was out for street signs, businesses and residents along Devonshire St. from...
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Hot, dry winds that swept through Southern California raised concerns that the region's largest utility could widen power shutoffs to prevent its equipment from sparking wildfires. More>>

The Latest: Typhoon leaves up to 33 dead in Japan

(Kyodo News via AP). Students and residents scoop dirt as the town is flooded Typhoon Hagibis, in Marumori, Miyagi prefecture, northern Japan, Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019. Rescue efforts for people stranded in flooded areas are in full force after a powerful... (Kyodo News via AP). Students and residents scoop dirt as the town is flooded Typhoon Hagibis, in Marumori, Miyagi prefecture, northern Japan, Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019. Rescue efforts for people stranded in flooded areas are in full force after a powerful...
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Kyodo News service has reported that 19 people are dead and 16 are missing after Typhoon Hagibis caused massive flooding in Japan. More>>

Latest: Southern California wildfire is now 33% contained

(AP Photo/Noah Berger). Smoke from the Saddleridge Fire hangs above power lines as the sun rises in Newhall, Calif., on Friday, Oct. 11, 2019. An aggressive wildfire in Southern California seared its way through dry vegetation Friday and spread quickly... (AP Photo/Noah Berger). Smoke from the Saddleridge Fire hangs above power lines as the sun rises in Newhall, Calif., on Friday, Oct. 11, 2019. An aggressive wildfire in Southern California seared its way through dry vegetation Friday and spread quickly...
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Containment is inching up on a smoky Los Angeles wildfire that damaged or destroyed more than 30 structures, as crews take advantage of calmer winds and cooler temperatures. More>>

Tokyo area shuts down as powerful typhoon lashes Japan

(AP Photo/Toru Hanai). A man on a scooter watches as surging waves hit against the breakwater as Typhoon Hagibis approaches a port in Kumano, Mie Prefecture, Japan, Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019. (AP Photo/Toru Hanai). A man on a scooter watches as surging waves hit against the breakwater as Typhoon Hagibis approaches a port in Kumano, Mie Prefecture, Japan, Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019.
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Tokyo and surrounding areas are bracing for a powerful typhoon forecast as the worst in six decades with streets and trains stations unusually quiet as rain poured over the city. More>>

The Latest: 97% of blackout customers have power restored

(Dean Musgrove/The Orange County Register via AP). Strong Santa Ana winds in Chatsworth, Calif., blew across power lines causing them to arc and transformers to explode. Power was out for street signs, businesses and residents along Devonshire St. from... (Dean Musgrove/The Orange County Register via AP). Strong Santa Ana winds in Chatsworth, Calif., blew across power lines causing them to arc and transformers to explode. Power was out for street signs, businesses and residents along Devonshire St. from...
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A wildfire fueled by Santa Ana winds has closed two freeways, is threatening homes and has forced evacuations around Los Angeles. More>>

Winds dying as crews fight flames in Southern California

(AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez). A firefighter sprays water in front of an advancing wildfire Friday, Oct. 11, 2019, in Porter Ranch, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez). A firefighter sprays water in front of an advancing wildfire Friday, Oct. 11, 2019, in Porter Ranch, Calif.
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Santa Ana winds that drove fires through two Southern California areas have died down but flames that destroyed dozens of homes continue to rage. More>>

Fast-moving fire drives thousands from California homes

(Jennifer Cappuccio Maher/The Orange County Register/SCNG via AP). Firefighters battle the Sandalwood Fire as it destroys homes in the Villa Calimesa Mobile Home Park in Calimesa, Calif., on Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019. Burning trash dumped along a road sp... (Jennifer Cappuccio Maher/The Orange County Register/SCNG via AP). Firefighters battle the Sandalwood Fire as it destroys homes in the Villa Calimesa Mobile Home Park in Calimesa, Calif., on Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019. Burning trash dumped along a road sp...
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Don Turner says his 89-year-old mother is missing after a wind-driven wildfire destroyed dozens of Southern California mobile homes. More>>

The Latest: Fire witness reports sparks near electric lines

(AP Photo/Michael Owen Baker). The Saddleridge fire flares up near a firefighter in Sylmar, Calif., Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Owen Baker). The Saddleridge fire flares up near a firefighter in Sylmar, Calif., Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019.
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Los Angeles authorities say about 100,000 people have been ordered to evacuated their homes because of a wildfire on the northern edge of the city in the San Fernando Valley. More>>

Super typhoon on track to drench Japan's main island

(EOSDIS) via AP). This Oct. 9, 2019, satellite photo taken by NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite shows typhoon Hagibis approaching Japan, top.  Japan’s weather agency is warning a powerful typhoon may bring torrential rains to central Japan over the weeke... (EOSDIS) via AP). This Oct. 9, 2019, satellite photo taken by NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite shows typhoon Hagibis approaching Japan, top. Japan’s weather agency is warning a powerful typhoon may bring torrential rains to central Japan over the weeke...
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Japan is bracing for an approaching super typhoon that is on track to hit central and eastern regions over the three-day weekend with potential damage from torrential rains and strong winds. More>>

California businesses face reality of electrical outages

(Christopher Chung/The Press Democrat via AP). Jamie Olivas transfers items from a Safeway store on Calistoga Road into a refrigerated trailer in order to keep them cold during a power outage in Santa Rosa, Calif., Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019. Pacific Gas ... (Christopher Chung/The Press Democrat via AP). Jamie Olivas transfers items from a Safeway store on Calistoga Road into a refrigerated trailer in order to keep them cold during a power outage in Santa Rosa, Calif., Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019. Pacific Gas ...
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California retailers and other businesses face economic reality of electrical outages. More>>

'Flash drought' brings dust and dread to Southern farmers

(AP Photo/Jeff Martin). In this Oct. 7, 2019 photo, Scott Allen, who runs Pettit Creek Farms in bone-dry Bartow County, Ga., poses for a photo. Allen says the small streams normally used to provide water for his camels, kangaroos, zebras and other anim... (AP Photo/Jeff Martin). In this Oct. 7, 2019 photo, Scott Allen, who runs Pettit Creek Farms in bone-dry Bartow County, Ga., poses for a photo. Allen says the small streams normally used to provide water for his camels, kangaroos, zebras and other anim...
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In a vast expanse of the South that spans from Texas to Maryland, there are growing concerns for the cattle, cotton and corn amid a worsening drought that was fueled this summer by record hot temperatures. More>>

Typhoon may bring 30 inches of rain, strong winds to Tokyo

(EOSDIS) via AP). This Oct. 10, 2019, satellite photo taken by NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite shows typhoon Hagibis approaching Japan, center left.  Japan’s weather agency is warning a powerful typhoon may bring torrential rains to central Japan over ... (EOSDIS) via AP). This Oct. 10, 2019, satellite photo taken by NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite shows typhoon Hagibis approaching Japan, center left. Japan’s weather agency is warning a powerful typhoon may bring torrential rains to central Japan over ...
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A powerful typhoon is advancing toward the Tokyo area, where torrential rains are expected this weekend. More>>

Bottas fastest in practice for Japanese GP

(AP Photo/Toru Takahashi). Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain arrives for a fan meeting at the Suzuka Circuit in Suzuka, central Japan, Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019, ahead of the Japanese Formula One Grand Prix. (AP Photo/Toru Takahashi). Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain arrives for a fan meeting at the Suzuka Circuit in Suzuka, central Japan, Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019, ahead of the Japanese Formula One Grand Prix.
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Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas clocked the fastest lap in the first practice session for the typhoon-hit Japanese Grand Prix. Organizers of the Formula One race canceled Saturday's qualifying session because of the power typhoon. More>>

Son says mother, 89, missing after California homes burn

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Police have ordered evacuations as a fast-moving wildfire spreads in the hills of a San Francisco Bay Area community. More>>

California utility faces gripes over deliberate blackouts

(Alan Dep/Marin Independent Journal via AP). Carlos Lama of Bayside Cafe, which was among businesses to lose power due to PG&E's public safety power shutoff, uses an LED lamp and light from his phone at the counter of the restaurant in Sausalito, C... (Alan Dep/Marin Independent Journal via AP). Carlos Lama of Bayside Cafe, which was among businesses to lose power due to PG&E's public safety power shutoff, uses an LED lamp and light from his phone at the counter of the restaurant in Sausalito, C...
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Millions of Californians are playing a waiting game with the winds Thursday as Pacific Gas & Electric watched the weather before deciding whether to restore power to an enormous portion of the state blacked out on purpose. More>>

Florida timber farmers face tough choices year after Michael

(AP Photo/Bobby Caina Calvan). In this Oct. 5, 2019 photo, Daniel Leonard and his father Joe, right, stand near a heap of lumber on their family's property.  The massive storm killed more than two dozen people in northern Florida, destroyed hundreds of... (AP Photo/Bobby Caina Calvan). In this Oct. 5, 2019 photo, Daniel Leonard and his father Joe, right, stand near a heap of lumber on their family's property. The massive storm killed more than two dozen people in northern Florida, destroyed hundreds of...
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A year after Hurricane Michael's devastation, timber farmers face an excruciating year as tons of trees sit rotting and they struggle to live off the land. More>>

California power outage: What happens when the lights go out

(AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File). FILE - In this Oct. 14, 2017, file photo, Pacific Gas & Electric Co. crews work on restoring power lines in a fire ravaged neighborhood in an aerial view in the aftermath of a wildfire in Santa Rosa, Calif. PG&... (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File). FILE - In this Oct. 14, 2017, file photo, Pacific Gas & Electric Co. crews work on restoring power lines in a fire ravaged neighborhood in an aerial view in the aftermath of a wildfire in Santa Rosa, Calif. PG&...
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A Q&A about California's power outage and why the lights are going out to avert wildfires. More>>

Lights out: Power cut in California to prevent deadly fires

(Anda Chu/San Jose Mercury News via AP). James Cooke is shown buying water bottles along with propane tanks and batteries at a ACE Hardware store as he prepares for a possible power shutdown in Los Gatos, Calif., on Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019. Millions of p... (Anda Chu/San Jose Mercury News via AP). James Cooke is shown buying water bottles along with propane tanks and batteries at a ACE Hardware store as he prepares for a possible power shutdown in Los Gatos, Calif., on Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019. Millions of p...
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Millions of people in northern and central California are facing days without power as Pacific Gas & Electric creates the largest preventive blackout in state history. More>>

The Latest: PG&E cuts power in San Francisco Bay Area

(Anda Chu/San Jose Mercury News via AP). James Cooke is shown buying water bottles along with propane tanks and batteries at a ACE Hardware store as he prepares for a possible power shutdown in Los Gatos, Calif., on Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019. Millions of p... (Anda Chu/San Jose Mercury News via AP). James Cooke is shown buying water bottles along with propane tanks and batteries at a ACE Hardware store as he prepares for a possible power shutdown in Los Gatos, Calif., on Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019. Millions of p...
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Pacific Gas and Electric has shut off power to more than half a million customers in Northern California in the biggest planned shut off in the state's history. More>>

A year after Michael, Florida community still in crisis

(AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File). FILE- In this Oct. 11, 2018 file photo, rescue personnel perform a search in the aftermath of Hurricane Michael in Mexico Beach, Fla. A year after Hurricane Michael, Bay County, Florida, is still in crisis. Thousands ar... (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File). FILE- In this Oct. 11, 2018 file photo, rescue personnel perform a search in the aftermath of Hurricane Michael in Mexico Beach, Fla. A year after Hurricane Michael, Bay County, Florida, is still in crisis. Thousands ar...
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A year after Hurricane Michael, Bay County, Florida, is still in crisis. More>>

California faces historic power outage due to fire danger

(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File). FILE - In this Nov. 9, 2018, file photo, Pacific Gas & Electric crews work to restore power lines in Paradise, Calif. Two years to the day after some of the deadliest wildfires tore through Northern California win... (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File). FILE - In this Nov. 9, 2018, file photo, Pacific Gas & Electric crews work to restore power lines in Paradise, Calif. Two years to the day after some of the deadliest wildfires tore through Northern California win...
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A California utility said Tuesday it will cut power to 800,000 customers in what is the largest preventive outage in state history to try to prevent wildfires caused by faulty power lines. More>>

The Latest: PG&E says massive power outage is 'last resort'

(AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File). FILE - In this Oct. 14, 2017, file photo, PG&E crews work on restoring power lines in a fire ravaged neighborhood in an aerial view in the aftermath of a wildfire in Santa Rosa, Calif. PG&E says it could cu... (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File). FILE - In this Oct. 14, 2017, file photo, PG&E crews work on restoring power lines in a fire ravaged neighborhood in an aerial view in the aftermath of a wildfire in Santa Rosa, Calif. PG&E says it could cu...
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A Northern California utility says it will shut off power to more than 800,000 customers in 34 counties to reduce the risk of wildfire amid dry, windy conditions. More>>

Tens of thousands of goats munch Greek island into crisis

(AP Photo/Iliana Mier). In this Sept. 8, 2019, photo, goats walk by a car on a road near Kato Meria village, on Samothraki island, northeastern Greece. Goat herding is a way of life on Samothraki, a hard-to-reach Greek island in the northern Aegean Sea... (AP Photo/Iliana Mier). In this Sept. 8, 2019, photo, goats walk by a car on a road near Kato Meria village, on Samothraki island, northeastern Greece. Goat herding is a way of life on Samothraki, a hard-to-reach Greek island in the northern Aegean Sea...
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On the remote Greek island of Samothraki, experts and locals are working together to control a semi-wild goat population that has left its mountains barren and islanders under the threat of mudslides. More>>

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