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  • Chelyabinsk meteor had violent history before striking Earth

    Long before the Chelyabinsk asteroid slammed into the atmosphere over Russia last year, it struck another space rock in a high-intensity mash-up that put it on a collision course with Earth, scientists say.
  • In 1911, Deadly Heat Settles Over Northeast

     In 1911, Deadly Heat Settles Over Northeast
    In July 1911, a two-act, 11-day heat wave called upon the northeastern United States, killing more people in New England than any other weather-related event. How many died? It's hard to say. Did the heat or a the heart attack kill the victim? State...

    Concern grows over possibility of a massive power surge

     Concern grows over possibility of a massive power surge
    FREDERICK, Md. — Roscoe Bartlett was rattling off the prices of giant bags of rice, wheat and corn, sold cheaply at Sam's Club. The former congressman from rural, western Maryland expressed bewilderment that every American doesn't stockpile such...

    Georgia awaits 'crippling' ice storm 'of historical proportions'

    Georgia awaits 'crippling' ice storm 'of historical proportions'
    President Obama declared a state of emergency in Georgia on Tuesday as the southern state awaited what the National Weather Service called a potentially “crippling” ice and snow storm “of historical proportions.” The roads in...

    Some good news in Colorado: Number of missing falls sharply

    After a day of “intense and comprehensive” work by detectives, the number of Colorado residents unaccounted for in flood-damaged communities fell sharply, state officials said. The Colorado Office of Emergency Management reports that 201...