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  • Ferry disaster fills South Korea with shame

    ANSAN, South Korea — For South Korea, a country that pulled itself out of abject poverty to become the world's 15th-largest economy, the most stinging accusation about last week's ferry sinking is that it looks like a Third-World disaster. While...
  • Explosions, fire at N.M. biofuel plant prompt evacuation order

    Explosions, fire at N.M. biofuel plant prompt evacuation order
    About 1,000 people within half a mile of an explosive fire at a New Mexico biofuel production facility were told to evacuate Tuesday as thick, black smoke rose from the site. A Dona Ana County news release said the fire and several small explosions were...
  • Tornado measured at 120 mph rips North Dakota mobile-home park; 9 hurt

    A 15-year-old girl remained hospitalized and eight people woke up at a shelter Tuesday morning after a tornado struck a mobile-home park along North Dakota's booming oil fields. The National Weather Service estimated winds reached 120 mph at the...
  • Hunters fire near Yosemite National Park now threatens 100 homes

    Hunters fire near Yosemite National Park now threatens 100 homes
    An out-of-control wildfire burning in Mariposa County west of Yosemite National Park has burned one residence and is now threatening more than 100 others as dozens of residents evacuate, officials reported Tuesday. The Hunters fire started Monday...
  • Hunters fire swells to 1,300 acres; two firefighters injured

    Hunters fire swells to 1,300 acres; two firefighters injured
    A fast-moving wildfire burning in steep and dry terrain in Mariposa County west of Yosemite National Park ballooned to 1,300 acres by Tuesday afternoon. At least two firefighters suffered minor injuries battling the wildfire, which has quickly...
  • Our storm warning

    Too many coastal Virginia residents will not be moved by the bluster accompanying the start of the Atlantic Hurricane Season. Dire predictions of powerful storms will be met by bravado and tales of having already endured the worst Mother Nature could...
  • Hunters fire in Mariposa County pushes east toward Yosemite

    Hunters fire in Mariposa County pushes east toward Yosemite
    A wildfire burning in Mariposa County crawled slowly east toward Yosemite National Park on Tuesday as hundreds of firefighters dealt with increasingly strong winds. The Hunters fire has burned 1,300 acres and was 20% contained, according to the...
  • Websites, apps help you track and prepare

    When a storm appears on the horizon, people try to get as much information as possible. Here are websites and apps to help you track storms and learn more about preparations. Forecasts: National Hurricane Center, nhc.noaa.gov – This is your first...
  • Palestinian prisoners on hunger strike; Israel debates force-feeding

    Israeli authorities hospitalized 40 Palestinian detainees Tuesday who were taking part in a weeks-long hunger strike, according to media and prison service officials. The Palestinians are part of a larger group of prisoners who have refused food for...
  • Sgt. Stubby, The Canine World War I Hero From New Haven

    Sgt. Stubby, The Canine World War I Hero From New Haven
    One of the most famous combat veterans from World War I is a stray bull terrier mutt from New Haven whose wartime exploits made him the first military dog to be promoted to sergeant. When Stubby died in April 1926, the New York Times ran a half-page...
  • What to bring to a shelter

    A hurricane shelter is the place to go if you can't stay at home or with a relative or friend. They are set up in schools or other large solidly constructed buildings, but their locations can change from year to year. The Red Cross runs public shelters,...