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  • More Rain and Storms Today

    More Rain and Storms Today

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 12:33 PM EDT2014-07-22 16:33:53 GMT
    Rain chances remain above normal for much of the work week.
    Rain chances remain above normal for much of the work week.
  • Crews make gains on massive Washington wildfire

    Crews make gains on massive Washington wildfire

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 2:31 PM EDT2014-07-22 18:31:26 GMT
    Firefighters and local authorities are heartened by weather forecasts that call for continued cooler temperatures and higher humidity as they battle a destructive wildfire that has charred hundreds of square miles...
    A destructive wildfire in north-central Washington state grew slightly overnight, but firefighters have made progress in their efforts to get it under control, officials said Tuesday.
  • Better weather aiding Washington wildfire fight

    Better weather aiding Washington wildfire fight

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 1:33 AM EDT2014-07-22 05:33:25 GMT
    Forecasters say calmer winds and cooler temperatures are headed for a fire-scorched region of Washington state, conditions that could help firefighters in their battle against wildfires that have charred hundreds...
    Calmer winds and cooler temperatures helped firefighters go on the offensive Monday against a destructive wildfire that has charred hundreds of square miles in Washington state and is the largest in state history.
  • Helpful weather coming to Washington wildfires

    Helpful weather coming to Washington wildfires

    Sunday, July 20 2014 8:20 PM EDT2014-07-21 00:20:25 GMT
    A massive wildfire that has forced the evacuation of towns, destroyed numerous homes and blackened scenic hillsides in north-central Washington has been burning into new areas, fueled by dry conditions and gusty...
    Cooler temperatures and lighter winds are forecast to descend on wildfire-stricken Washington state, helping firefighters battle flames that have been growing unfettered for a week and have covered hundreds of square miles.
  • Destructive Washington fire empties another town

    Destructive Washington fire empties another town

    Saturday, July 19 2014 1:51 AM EDT2014-07-19 05:51:09 GMT
    A Washington sheriff says a small town and nearby hospital threatened by a wind-whipped wildfire have been evacuated, and the blaze has burned at least 35 homes in his county.
    A massive wildfire that has destroyed at least 100 homes has forced the residents of a second north-central Washington town to leave their homes, and prompted a partial evacuation of a third community, a sheriff said...
  • Wildfire prompts evacuation order for Wash. town

    Wildfire prompts evacuation order for Wash. town

    Friday, July 18 2014 2:00 AM EDT2014-07-18 06:00:50 GMT
    With a wildfire fueled by strong winds tearing through timber in its path, authorities in Central Washington have urged residents of nearly 900 homes to flee.
    A north-central Washington sheriff issued an urgent evacuation notice late Thursday for the wildfire-threatened small town of Pateros and officials were also evacuating a hospital in a nearby town, authorities said.
  • California drought doesn't end brown lawn warnings

    California drought doesn't end brown lawn warnings

    Thursday, July 17 2014 10:28 PM EDT2014-07-18 02:28:38 GMT
    Some homeowners following the state's new drought-conscious motto that brown is the new green are being warned by local governments that they could be slapped with fines because of those dried up lawns.
    Laura Whitney and her husband, Michael Korte, don't know whether they're being good citizens during a drought or scofflaws.
  • Risk of earthquake increased for one-third of US

    Risk of earthquake increased for one-third of US

    Thursday, July 17 2014 7:23 PM EDT2014-07-17 23:23:35 GMT
    A new federal earthquake map dials up the shaking hazard just a bit for about half of the United States and lowers it for nearly a quarter of the nation.
    A new federal earthquake map dials up the shaking hazard just a bit for about one-third of the United States and lowers it for one-tenth.
  • Winds fan Washington wildfire, threaten homes

    Winds fan Washington wildfire, threaten homes

    Thursday, July 17 2014 6:00 AM EDT2014-07-17 10:00:37 GMT
    A state of emergency has been declared in 20 Eastern Washington counties because of multiple wildfires and scorching hot temperatures coupled with high winds on Wednesday.
    Residents of hundreds of homes were urged to evacuate Wednesday as a wind-driven central Washington wildfire raced through heavy timber, sending up a towering column of smoke.
  • Typhoon kills 38 in Philippines, spares Manila

    Typhoon kills 38 in Philippines, spares Manila

    Thursday, July 17 2014 12:17 AM EDT2014-07-17 04:17:39 GMT
    Typhoon Rammasun left at least seven people dead and knocked out power in many areas but it spared the Philippine capital, Manila, and densely populated northern provinces from being directly battered Wednesday...
    A typhoon that barreled through the northern Philippines left at least 38 people dead and knocked out power in entire provinces and forced more than half a million people to flee its lethal wind and rains, officials said...
  • Lightning deaths at national park concern visitors

    Lightning deaths at national park concern visitors

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 3:50 PM EDT2014-07-16 19:50:28 GMT
    Visitors to Rocky Mountain National Park are hiking more cautiously after lightning strikes at the popular park killed two people in two days at the height of summer travel season.
    Visitors to Rocky Mountain National Park are hiking more cautiously after lightning strikes at the popular park killed two people in two days at the height of summer travel season.
  • Earthquakes cause minor damage in central Oklahoma

    Earthquakes cause minor damage in central Oklahoma

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 3:50 PM EDT2014-07-16 19:50:04 GMT
    Two early morning earthquakes rattled residents in central Oklahoma on Tuesday and caused minor damage at local businesses.
    Two early morning earthquakes rattled residents in central Oklahoma on Tuesday and caused minor damage at local businesses.
  • Typhoon shifts slightly from Manila, leaves 1 dead

    Typhoon shifts slightly from Manila, leaves 1 dead

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 9:48 PM EDT2014-07-16 01:48:55 GMT
    Haunted by last year's devastating storm, hundreds of thousands of Filipinos fled from disaster-prone areas Tuesday in advance of another typhoon due to hit the northeast at nightfall before barreling across...
    Typhoon Rammasun strengthened overnight, leaving at least one person dead and knocking out power in many areas, but its fierce wind shifted slightly Wednesday to spare the Philippine capital, Manila, and densely populated...
  • Hot, dry weather encouraging western wildfires

    Hot, dry weather encouraging western wildfires

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 3:13 AM EDT2014-07-15 07:13:26 GMT
    A Southern Oregon wildfire destroyed six homes and 14 other buildings, and dozens of additional blazes ignited after thousands of lightning strikes lashed the state.
    A southern Oregon wildfire has destroyed six homes and 14 other buildings, and dozens of additional blazes ignited after thousands of lightning strikes lashed the state.
  • Lightning survivor has no memory of deadly strike

    Lightning survivor has no memory of deadly strike

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 1:49 AM EDT2014-07-15 05:49:22 GMT
    A man whose wife was killed by lightning says he doesn't remember hearing or feeling anything when the bolt struck while they were hiking in Rocky Mountain National Park - only waking up to see a friend trying...
    Justin Teilhet doesn't remember hearing a boom or feeling a sting, just waking up numb on the treeless tundra high in Rocky Mountain National Park and discovering his good friend was trying to revive his wife.
  • Coast Guard frees sailboat trapped in Arctic ice

    Coast Guard frees sailboat trapped in Arctic ice

    Monday, July 14 2014 4:49 PM EDT2014-07-14 20:49:14 GMT
    The U.S. Coast Guard has freed a Canadian sailboat that became trapped in Arctic ice off the north coast of Alaska.
    The U.S. Coast Guard has freed a Canadian sailboat that became trapped in Arctic ice off the north coast of Alaska.
  • Heads up! Supermoon is here

    Heads up! Supermoon is here

    Sunday, July 13 2014 6:08 PM EDT2014-07-13 22:08:46 GMT
    By The Associated Press Look! Up in the sky! It's supermoon!
    By The Associated Press Look! Up in the sky! It's supermoon!
  • Washington fire grows slightly; some progress made

    Washington fire grows slightly; some progress made

    Saturday, July 12 2014 8:08 PM EDT2014-07-13 00:08:25 GMT
    A wildfire burning grass, brush and scattered timber in central Washington has grown by about 2 square miles, but officials reported good progress in protecting homes in the area.
    A wildfire burning grass, brush and scattered timber in central Washington has grown by about 2 square miles, but officials reported good progress in protecting homes in the area.
  • Crews battle wildfires in Washington, California

    Crews battle wildfires in Washington, California

    Saturday, July 12 2014 12:40 AM EDT2014-07-12 04:40:48 GMT
    Several hundred firefighters worked Friday to contain a fire that has burned grass and brush across nearly 30 square miles in central Washington.
    Several hundred firefighters worked Friday to contain a fire that has burned grass and brush across nearly 32 square miles in central Washington.
  • Drought drawing bears near people at Lake Tahoe

    Drought drawing bears near people at Lake Tahoe

    Friday, July 11 2014 6:02 PM EDT2014-07-11 22:02:50 GMT
    Long accustomed to dealing with bad news "garbage" bears that become hooked on improperly stored trash at homes and businesses around Lake Tahoe, Nevada wildlife officials say they're increasingly responding to...
    Long accustomed to dealing with bad news "garbage" bears that become hooked on improperly stored trash at homes and businesses around Lake Tahoe, Nevada wildlife officials say they're increasingly responding to a new...
  • Hot spot: Yellowstone road melts, sites closed

    Hot spot: Yellowstone road melts, sites closed

    Thursday, July 10 2014 4:26 PM EDT2014-07-10 20:26:44 GMT
    The ever-changing thermal geology of Yellowstone National Park has created a hot spot that melted an asphalt road and closed access to popular geysers and other attractions at the height of tourist season,...
    The ever-changing thermal geology of Yellowstone National Park has created a hot spot that melted an asphalt road and closed access to popular geysers and other attractions at the height of tourist season, officials said...
  • Work begins on wall for 2 Sandy-devastated towns

    Work begins on wall for 2 Sandy-devastated towns

    Thursday, July 10 2014 4:15 PM EDT2014-07-10 20:15:34 GMT
    Two wealthy New Jersey shore towns that were among the hardest hit by Superstorm Sandy nearly two years ago began building a 4-mile-long steel wall Thursday, an expensive effort that the state says is needed to...
    Two wealthy New Jersey shore towns that were among the hardest hit by Superstorm Sandy nearly two years ago began building a 4-mile-long steel wall Thursday, an expensive effort that the state says is needed to protect the...
  • Water levels at Nevada's Lake Mead drop to new low

    Water levels at Nevada's Lake Mead drop to new low

    Thursday, July 10 2014 3:07 AM EDT2014-07-10 07:07:54 GMT
    Drought in the southwestern U.S. will deplete the vast Lake Mead this week to levels not seen since Hoover Dam was completed and the reservoir on the Colorado River was filled in the 1930s, federal water managers...
    Drought in the southwestern U.S. will deplete the vast Lake Mead this week to levels not seen since Hoover Dam was completed and the reservoir on the Colorado River was filled in the 1930s, federal water managers said...
  • Tornado confirmed in Michigan; some injuries

    Tornado confirmed in Michigan; some injuries

    Tuesday, July 8 2014 9:17 PM EDT2014-07-09 01:17:31 GMT
    A severe thunderstorm packing winds estimated at more than 80 mph spawned a tornado, injured at least six people and caused significant damage to homes in western Michigan, officials said Monday, and storms with...
    A severe thunderstorm packing winds estimated at more than 80 mph spawned a tornado, injured at least six people and caused significant damage to homes in western Michigan, officials said Monday, and storms with tornadoes...
  • How To Tell The Weather By Looking At The Clouds

    How To Tell The Weather By Looking At The Clouds

    Wednesday, February 26 2014 9:31 AM EST2014-02-26 14:31:55 GMT
    Clouds are pretty to look at and they add excitement to the atmosphere but they can do oh so much more. I'm going to show you how we can tell the weather by looking at the clouds.
    Clouds are pretty to look at and they add excitement to the atmosphere but they can do oh so much more. I'm going to show you how we can tell the weather by looking at the clouds.
  • Another arctic blast has much of U.S. in its grip

    Another arctic blast has much of U.S. in its grip

    As the Northeast and mid-Atlantic joined the Midwest in dealing with yet another deep freeze on Tuesday, doctors are offering advice on dealing with frigid temperatures.
    As the Northeast and mid-Atlantic joined the Midwest in dealing with yet another deep freeze on Tuesday, doctors are offering advice on dealing with frigid temperatures.
  • Dealing with the deep freeze

    Dealing with the deep freeze

    As another blast of Arctic air sends millions of Americans into a prolonged deep freeze, doctors are offering advice on dealing with dangerously frigid temperatures.
    As another blast of Arctic air sends millions of Americans into a prolonged deep freeze, doctors are offering advice on dealing with dangerously frigid temperatures.
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  • Sharks in the sound: researchers study aims to ease fears

    Sharks in the sound: researchers study aims to ease fears

    Monday, July 21 2014 6:06 PM EDT2014-07-21 22:06:04 GMT
    Millions of people enjoy North Carolina waters every year. But few of those people stop to think what they may be swimming in.
    Millions of people enjoy North Carolina waters every year. But few of those people stop to think what they may be swimming in.
  • Things You Only Hear in the South

    Things You Only Hear in the South

    Friday, June 20 2014 8:10 PM EDT2014-06-21 00:10:48 GMT
    Here are a mess of words and phrases that make the South unique and awesome.
    Here are a mess of words and phrases that make the South unique and awesome.
  • Audit: Ex-Tarboro manager siphoned off town funds

    Audit: Ex-Tarboro manager siphoned off town funds

    A state audit has determined that the former manager in Tarboro siphoned off more than $450,000 in taxpayer funds to provide himself with unapproved benefits and to buy personal items unrelated to his job.
    A state audit has determined that the former manager in Tarboro siphoned off more than $450,000 in taxpayer funds to provide himself with unapproved benefits and to buy personal items unrelated to his job.
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