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Volcano in southern Japan erupts for 1st time in 250 years

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A volcano in southern Japan has erupted for the first time in 250 years, and the authorities have set up a no-go zone around the mountain. More>>

Quake, at least 5.5 in magnitude, strikes southern Iran

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US Geological Survey: Magnitude 5.5 quake hits southern Iran near nuclear plant; felt in Bahrain, Persian Gulf. More>>

Shallow Indonesia quake kills 3, damages hundreds of homes

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A shallow earthquake in central Indonesia has killed three people and damaged more than 300 homes. More>>

Excavator blamed for island-wide blackout in Puerto Rico

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An island-wide blackout has hit Puerto Rico, which is struggling with an increasingly unstable power grid nearly seven months after Hurricane Maria hit the U.S. territory. More>>

Winds ease but deadly wildfires endure in Southwest US

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Firefighters are battling massive wildfires that have destroyed homes and other buildings in parts of Colorado, Kansas and Oklahoma. More>>

Mudslide survivors find hope in recovered belongings

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Months after the mudslides nearly wiped the small community of Montecito off the map and killed 23 people, those who survived are still looking for and finding their belongings in the deep and hardened sludge. More>>

Rescue crews airlift hundreds stranded after Hawaii storm

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Hundreds of people have been airlifted out of dangerous floodwaters on the Hawaiian island of Kauai, but authorities said Tuesday that others are still stranded at evacuation centers. More>>

Forecasters warn of rare, life-threatening wildfire weather

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Forecasters are warning of dangerous, life-threatening wildfire conditions in parts of the Southwest and Southern Plains on Tuesday as firefighters in rural Oklahoma continue battling blazes that have killed two people so far. More>>

Oklahoma wildfires kill 2; threat nears historic level

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Wildfires that have killed two people in western Oklahoma are nearing conditions the National Weather Service hasn't seen in at least a decade because of the mixture of high temperatures, low humidity and heavy winds. More>>

Spring storm spawns tornado that kills 1, dumps heavy snow

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A mid-April storm that pushed across the U.S. created a tornado in the South that killed a person, coated the Upper Midwest with 2 feet of snow and eventually soaked the Northeast with rain. More>>

Spring storm moves east after blanketing central US in snow

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Flights canceled, roadways treacherous as deadly storm system hits central US with heavy snow, wind and rain. More>>

The Latest: State of emergency issued in North Carolina city

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A spring storm is moving east after dumping up to 2 feet of snow on parts of the Upper Midwest. More>>

The Latest: Minneapolis airport reopens after blizzard

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A storm system stretching from the Gulf of Mexico to the Great Lakes has dumped a foot of snow on parts of the upper Midwest and is being blamed for at least two deaths. More>>

Flights canceled, roads treacherous amid spring snowstorms

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A potent spring storm system that's expected to persist through the weekend raked across the Plains and Midwest Friday, spawning at least one tornado in Arkansas as blizzard conditions blanked much of the Northern Plains. More>>

System spawns tornado in Arkansas, blizzards in the Plains

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A potent, slow-moving spring storm system that's expected to persist through the weekend has begun raking the Plains and Midwest, bringing blizzard conditions to South Dakota and the threat of tornadoes from Texas and Louisiana north all the way to Iowa. More>>

Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas facing tornado and wildfire threats

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Emergency officials in Oklahoma, Texas and Kansas are bracing for the start of what's historically the most active time of year for tornadoes while also facing wildfire threats because of severe drought conditions. More>>

Earthquakes in northwest Oklahoma include magnitude 4.6

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The U.S. Geological Survey reports four earthquakes in northwest Oklahoma, including one of magnitude of 4.6 that was felt in Kansas and Missouri. More>>

Magnitude 5.3 quake strikes off Southern California coast

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An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.3 has struck off the coast of Southern California. More>>

EPA to clean up toxic Texas site damaged by Hurricane Harvey

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Federal environmental regulators have reached a long-awaited agreement with the owners of a polluted toxic waste site in Texas that was damaged during Hurricane Harvey, releasing dangerous chemicals into a river. More>>

US awards $18.5 billion in recovery grants for Puerto Rico

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The U.S. government announced Tuesday that it will award $18.5 billion worth of disaster recovery grants to Puerto Rico to help repair homes, businesses and its crumbling power grid after Hurricane Maria. More>>

FEMA faulted for failed contracts to deliver hurricane aid

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A new investigation by Senate Democrats finds FEMA awarded contracts for hurricane supplies without adequately researching whether winning bidders could deliver what they promised. More>>

Magnitude 6.2 quake strikes Chile, no damage reported

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The U.S. Geological Survey says it has recorded a 6.2 magnitude earthquake near the city of Ovalle in Chile. More>>

Magnitude 4.7 quake hits temblor-prone central Italy

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A 4.7-magnitude quake has hit an area of central Italy near Macerata struck by a deadly series of quakes in 2016. More>>

Officials: Didn't know of flood risk from dams during Harvey

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Houston-area officials tell congressional committee they weren't aware of forecasts by federal authorities regarding flooding risks from local reservoirs that ended up inundating thousands of homes during Hurricane Harvey. More>>

Rivers swell as wet storm moves through Northern California

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Tourists streamed out of Yosemite National Park, baseball fans were denied a game and authorities kept a close eye on swelling rivers and rising water in a damaged dam as a "Pineapple Express" storm drenched Northern California. More>>

FEMA: Puerto Rico running out of time as storm season nears

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The administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency says it will take up to an estimated $50 billion to help rebuild Puerto Rico. More>>

Rain shuts Yosemite, threatens problems at tallest US dam

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Northern California is bracing for a major spring storm that is expected to dump several inches of rain on burn-scarred areas of wine country and could be the first test of the spillway at Oroville Dam. More>>

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