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  • Melted glacier sends miles of mud down Mt. Shasta

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    MT. SHASTA, Calif. (AP) — The largest mudslide on Northern California's Mt. Shasta in two decades may be related to California's prolonged drought, experts said Sunday. The mudslide began Saturday after a glacier holding pockets of water either shifted or melted, releasing water down the...

  • AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    In a wild week, most of Mexico proudly celebrated independence day while the people in resort region at the southern end of the scenic Baja California peninsula had their world upended by a powerful hurricane. Thousands of soldiers, sailors and marines flooded through downtown Mexico City for...

  • Tornado hits Rochester Hills, ripping off roofs

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    ROCHESTER HILLS, Mich. (AP) — The National Weather Service says that a small tornado briefly touched down in one suburban Detroit neighborhood, causing damage to homes and trees but apparently not injuring anyone. WWJ-AM reports that the weather service says the tornado hit the Rochester Hills...

  • More drought forecast next year across West

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    RENO, Nev. (AP) — Forecasters say severe drought or worse will continue into next year across much of the West, including parts of western Utah, most of Nevada and practically all of California. Below-normal precipitation and normal or above-normal temperatures are forecast in the week ahead,...

  • Pinal County residents back home after flooding

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    FLORENCE, Ariz. (AP) — Residents in Pinal County are back in their homes after they had to evacuate early Sunday morning because of the rising San Pedro River, authorities said. Pinal County Sheriff's Office communications supervisor Angelique Graham said the water has since receded and no...

  • Ohio county to review siren policy

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Emergency management officials in a northwest Ohio area will review policy on sounding tornado sirens after they went off for approaching bad weather. The (Toledo) Blade reports (http://bit.ly/1obD2js ) that a dispatcher sounded the alarms at about 7 p.m. EDT Saturday,...

  • Rain, warm weather likely to extend ragweed season

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Allergy sufferers, grab your tissues. Prolonged rain and a later-than-normal cooling trend could lead to an extended ragweed season in eastern North Carolina. The Star News of Wilmington reported Saturday (http://bit.ly/1sQy1Ox ) that Ragweed usually peaks around Sept....

  • WATCH LIVE: Thousands Take To The Streets For The People's Climate March

    Published: Sun, Sep 21, 2014

    More than 100,000 people are expected to take to the streets in New York City today for the long-awaited People's Climate March , Huffington Post reports. But if you're not in the big apple and your city doesn't have a march of it's own (which it may very well have), Democracy Now!'s Amy...

  • Rain falls on Baja's tip as storm passes to south

    Updated: Sat, Sep 20, 2014

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Tropical Storm Polo churned south of the Baja California Peninsula on Saturday night, whipping up waves along the shore and swirling more rain onto residents trying to recover from the damage inflicted by Hurricane Odile. The National Hurricane Center in Miami said Polo was...

  • Heavy rain causes flooding in West Texas

    Updated: Sat, Sep 20, 2014

    LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Heavy rain in West Texas is causing flooding in several counties where authorities are urging drivers to stay off the roads. National Weather Service meteorologist Jeff Ciccone in Midland says there's been flash flooding in the northern Permian Basin and a large portion of...

  • Convincing residents in Oklahoma to conserve water can be a hurdle to drought planning efforts, officials say

    By Silas Allen, Staff Writer | Updated: Sat, Sep 20, 2014

    There are plenty of hurdles to curbing a state’s water use, but somewhere near the top of the list is making residents understand why conservation is important, water policy leaders from several states including Oklahoma, said Friday.

  • 5 things about Hurricane Hugo 25 years later

    Updated: Sat, Sep 20, 2014

    Hurricane Hugo was the most destructive hurricane to hit South Carolina in the 20th Century. The storm, which struck 25 years ago Sunday, tore a path of destruction from the sea islands on the coast all the way into central North Carolina. Five things to know about the killer storm: THE STORM...


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