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  • Va. governor: Blessing more didn't die in tornado

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    CAPE CHARLES, Va. (AP) — Speaking a few dozen yards away from where two people were killed in a tornado that swept through a campground on the Eastern Shore of Virginia, Gov. Terry McAuliffe said Friday it's a blessing more people didn't die in the storm given the short notice that campers had...

  • Oklahoma aeronautics firm works with Navy researchers to modify combat jet for storm research

    By Silas Allen, Staff Writer | Updated: 6 hr ago

    As recently as March 2013, the U.S. Navy Postgraduate School’s A-10 Thunderbolt was flying missions over Afghanistan. Now, it’s sitting at an Oklahoma airport, where a team from Guthrie-based Zivko Aeronautics and the school’s Center for Interdisciplinary Remotely-Piloted Aircraft Studies is...

  • Red flag warnings for parts of Wyoming

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The National Weather Service has posted red flag warnings for areas of central and southwest Wyoming. The areas where the warnings have been posted Friday include Casper, Riverton, Lander and Rock Springs. The agency says low humidity and critically dry conditions make...

  • $5.9 million of Katrina loan forgiven

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    BELLE CHASSE, La. (AP) — The federal government has canceled $5.9 million in disaster loans given to Plaquemines Parish after Hurricane Katrina. Parish President Billy Nungesser says the action was taken by the Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Emergency Management Agency....

  • Heat advisory in effect in Oklahoma until Saturday night

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Fri, Jul 25, 2014

    A heat advisory is in effect for most of Oklahoma. The advisory has been issued for western, southern, central and northern parts of the state through Saturday night.

  • Power to be restored to much of Methow Valley

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    TWISP, Wash. (AP) — Officials say they plan to restore power to much of the wildfire-ravaged Methow Valley on Friday. The Okanogan Public Utility District says it plans to re-energize its substation in Twisp on Friday afternoon. The Okanogan County Electric Co-operative also said that it will...

  • Tornado slams Virginia campground; 2 dead

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    CAPE CHARLES, Va. (AP) — Albert Thorn awoke in his rental cottage Thursday to the sound of heavy rain and wind. Then, there was screaming. Within minutes, the sky turned dark, cellphones pinged with emergency messages and a tornado tore through a popular campground, ripping awnings from trailers...

  • Phoenix breaks temperature with record high of 116

    Updated: 22 hr ago

    PHOENIX (AP) — The scorching weather in Phoenix has broken a record as the mercury hit 116. The National Weather Service says the temperature on Thursday afternoon overtakes the record of 114 which was set on this date in 2006. Yuma tied the day's record, which was last set in 1943, at 117....

  • The Most Water-Consuming States Are The Ones In Drought

    Published: Thu, Jul 24, 2014

    As the drought in the western United States drags on, communities have considered rules for residents' water use, and California imposed statewide restrictions last week, Huffington Post reports. A national survey on water use in the U.S. showed that residents in states that get...

  • Federal disaster aid to help June storm recovery

    Updated: 22 hr ago

    LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — President Barack Obama has signed a disaster declaration for Nebraska, ordering federal aid to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area affected by severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds, and flooding from June 14 to June 21. Federal funding also is...

  • Cooler weather helps firefighters in Washington

    Updated: 23 hr ago

    OMAK, Wash. (AP) — Cooler temperatures allowed firefighters to directly attack a massive wildfire that has destroyed about 150 homes in north-central Washington on Thursday. Fire spokesman Pete Buist said the biggest wildfire in the state's history was 52 percent contained. Firefighters were...

  • Tornado slams Virginia campground; 2 dead


    CAPE CHARLES, Va. (AP) — The sky turned black and cellphones pinged with emergency messages. Moments later, a tornado ripped through a sprawling, carnival-like campground Thursday, snapping dozens of trees and flipping over RVs. A tree fell on a New Jersey couple's tent, killing them, and their...


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