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Blog posts : "Disaster News"

Wyoming threatens to sell prime Grand Teton land

For Sale: Two square miles of Grand Teton National Park.

Majestic views of the Teton Range. Prime location for luxury resort, home development. Pristine habitat for moose, elk, wolves, grizzlies.

Price: $125 million. Call: Gov. Dave Freudenthal.

Wyoming is trying to force the Interior Department t…

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Soggy Spring Hurts Farms

Farmers across Snohomish County are counting on a change in the weather next week.

It’s about time, many say.

Gov. Chris Gregoire asked the federal government to designate Snohomish and 28 other counties in Washington as agricultural production disaster areas.

She made the request Thursday, after…

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230 killed as petrol tanker explodes in eastern Congo

Officials said the explosion on Friday evening also injured 196 people, adding that the death toll could still rise.

They described scenes of devastation in the town of Sange, where houses were burnt and bodies littered streets. Some people died while trying to steal fuel leaking from the tanker…

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JFK Airport Evacuated Over Bomb Scare

Terminal 1 at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York City has been evacuated due to a bomb scare, CNN reports, citing a local TV affiliate.

Hazardous materials vehicles were on the scene, CNN adds.

No other details were immediately available.


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Claims WARNING for BP Oil Spill Victims #disaster

The Obama appointee managing BP's oil spill disaster fund said Wednesday there isn't "enough money in the world" to pay all claims and suggested home owners with plunging property values could lose out.

The warning from prominent US lawyer Kenneth Feinberg came as Hurricane Alex disrupted clea…

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LA County has Disaster Preparedness Language Gap

A study finds Los Angeles County agencies are unprepared in the event of a disaster to provide emergency information to residents who don't speak English.

The report released Wednesday by the Tomas Rivera Policy Institute and the Asian Pacific American Legal Center says that because of a langua…

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Hurricane Alex: Mexico and U.S. Braced

The first hurricane of the season is called Alex. It is classified as Category 1 and its winds record 120 km / h. Not very powerful, but it has something more sinister that previous hurricanes had not: the oil spill from the Deepwater Horizon in the Gulf of Mexico and it is precisely in this reg…

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Strong earthquake hits southern Mexico, killing 1

A strong earthquake rattled southern Mexico early Wednesday, killing at least one man who was crushed beneath a rafter that fell from his roof.

The magnitude-6.2 quake was felt as far north as Mexico City, where people fled homes and hotels in their pajamas. City officials reported no injuries o…

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Homeless man stabs another in North Side dispute

One homeless man is hospitalized and a second is under arrest after a stabbing on the North Side this afternoon.

The men were arguing in a homeless camp off Ridge Avenue just before 1 p.m. when one stabbed the other in the back with a folding knife, Lt. Michael Piasecki said.

The wounded man was …

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Randall Cunningham's young son dies in tragic accident

Terrible news for former NFL quarterback Randall Cunningham and his family -- Cunningham's two-year-old son Christian drowned Tuesday afternoon in a hot tub in the back yard of Cunningham's Nevada home. Las Vegas Police Lieutenant Dennis Flynn has been quoted as saying that it was an accident. A…

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Choosing Healthy Foods Now Called a Mental Disorder

In its never-ending attempt to fabricate “mental disorders” out of every human activity, the psychiatric industry is now pushing the most ridiculous disease they’ve invented yet: Healthy eating disorder.

This is no joke: If you focus on eating healthy foods, you’re “mentally diseased” a…

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Alex Blows into Hurricane Strength in Gulf

Alex has become the first hurricane of the Atlantic season and is churning through the western Gulf, taking aim at the Mexico-Texas border and far away from the massive oil spill.

Alex had maximum sustained winds at 75 mph (120 kph) late Tuesday. The National Hurricane Center says the Category…

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Security glitch exposes WellPoint data again

WellPoint Inc. has notified 470,000 individual insurance customers that medical records, credit card numbers and other sensitive information may have been exposed in the latest security breach of the health insurer's records.

The Indianapolis company said the problem stemmed from an online pr…

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Stocks Skid on Renewed Fears of Global Slowdown

Stocks and interest rates tumbled Tuesday after signs of slowing economies around the world spooked traders.

The Dow Jones industrial average fell about 270 points in afternoon trading to drop below 10,000 for the first time since June 10. The Dow and other major indexes each lost more than 2 p…

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US issues Haiti travel alert after Americans slain

The U.S. Embassy is advising travelers to exercise caution in Haiti after four U.S. citizens were killed in separate robberies near Port-au-Prince's airport.

All those killed were visiting relatives in Haiti, embassy officials told The Associated Press on Monday. The attacks occurred over three …

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Giant Magma Blobs Ripple Earth's Surface

Hot blobs of magma - the searing liquid rock beneath the Earth's crust - can spread slow-moving ripples that soar hundreds of meters high across the Earth's surface, a new study suggests.

This phenomenon, which works on geologic time scales, may explain relatively rapid pre-historical changes in…

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Genetically Altered Salmon Get Closer to the Table

The Food and Drug Administration is seriously considering whether to approve the first genetically engineered animal that people would eat — salmon that can grow at twice the normal rate.

The developer of the salmon has been trying to get approval for a decade. But the company now seems to ha…

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In the Lap of Luxury on Doomsday

Hundreds are paying big bucks for doomsday real estate in the Mojave Desert.

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Danger signs for the U.S. economy

Monday's weak consumer spending data is the latest in a string of reports that has many Americans worried about a "double-dip" recession.

Then again, considering the unemployment rate has remained elevated, many Americans would be forgiven for thinking the recession that began in December 2007…

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BP Says Storm Delaying Oil Spill Oil-Capture Capacity

BP Plc said on Monday its plan to nearly double the amount of oil it can capture from the Gulf of Mexico leak will be delayed for about a week by high waves expected from tropical storm Alex.

With oil spewing into the Gulf since the disaster began on April 20, BP's current collection system usi…

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