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  • Mexico boosts Los Cabos security after looting

    LOS CABOS, Mexico (AP) — Federal police on Thursday vowed to restore order in the hurricane-stricken resort area of Los Cabos after looting emptied store shelves and unnerved residents who worried their homes could be next. Enrique Galindo, national commissioner of the Federal Police, said...

  • Hurricane drenches Mexico; may help US Southwest

    LOS CABOS, Mexico (AP) — Heavy rains brought by Hurricane Norbert prompted evacuations as the storm roared up the coast of Mexico's Baja California peninsula. Forecasters said the storm may help bring weekend precipitation to the parched U.S. Southwest. Baja California Sur state Gov. Marcos...

  • A look at Hawaii volcano sending lava toward homes

    HONOLULU (AP) — Lava from one of the world's most active volcanos is creeping slowly but steadily through cracks in the earth toward a rural subdivision on Hawaii's Big Island. Scientists warn that if the lava flow from Kilauea continues on its path, it could reach a small patch of homes in...

  • NYC mayor announces $108M for storm-hit project

    NEW YORK (AP) — Almost two years after Superstorm Sandy struck, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Friday that a storm-damaged Brooklyn housing project will get $108 million in federal relief, and said he expects Sandy funds to flow to other public housing developments as well. "This...

  • Monsoon floods kill 116 in Kashmir, east Pakistan

    SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Heavy monsoon rains have caused flash floods and landslides that left at least 116 people dead in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir and in eastern Pakistan, officials said Friday. Shantmanu, an Indian official who goes by only one name, said 47 people had died in...

  • Counties declared disaster areas after hail storm

    CHICAGO (AP) — The U.S. Secretary of Agriculture has declared several counties in Eastern Illinois and Western Indiana a disaster area after a spring hail storm ruined area strawberry crops. Gov. Pat Quinn announced the declaration in a news release Thursday. It applies to Vermilion, Champaign,...

  • N. California wildfire grows, homes dodge damage

    HAPPY CAMP, Calif. (AP) — A wildfire in Northern California near the Oregon border has been burning for more than three weeks and has grown to more than 100 square miles, but it has yet to do damage to homes or buildings. Evacuation orders are in effect Wednesday for some 250 homes and as many...

  • Minor quake hits Northern California

    GILROY, Calif. (AP) — The U.S. Geological Survey has registered a minor earthquake in Northern California. The magnitude-3.5 quake struck around 9:10 a.m. Monday about six miles southeast of Gilroy. Gilroy is about 30 miles south of San Jose. A Gilroy police dispatcher says she felt a jolt...

  • Magnitude-6 earthquake jolts northern Pakistan

    PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Authorities in Pakistan say a magnitude-6 earthquake has struck the country's north, though there were no immediate reports of injuries or damage. Pakistan Meteorological Department official Mohammad Shahid said people felt the quake Sunday in Peshawar and Islamabad....

  • Sonoma County declares $4.5M in quake damages

    SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — Sonoma County is declaring a local emergency relating to last Sunday's magnitude-6.0 earthquake centered near the city of Napa. The proclamation made on Saturday clears the way for county residents and business owners who had property damage to seek state and federal...

  • Fracking rules expected to be finished in September

    The rules proposed by the Interior Department's Bureau of Land Management would institute guidelines governing the drilling method on public and tribal land.

  • Texas proposes tougher rules on wells after quakes

    DALLAS (AP) — As scientists investigate whether injection wells where the booming oil and gas industry disposes of wastewater cause earthquakes, the Texas agency that oversees oil and gas is proposing a regulatory overhaul. The Texas Railroad Commission is proposing new rules that would require...

  • Businesses: Quake cleanup shouldn't deter tourists

    NAPA, Calif. (AP) — The earthquake that jarred California's wine capital caused $1 billion in damage, Napa County officials estimated Monday as business owners mopped up high-end vintages that spilled from barrels and bottles and swept away broken glass in the rush to get the tourist hotspot...

  • Japan PM visits landslide site as complaints swirl

    TOKYO (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visited Hiroshima on Monday as rescuers expanded their search for 28 people missing in landslides five days ago that killed more than 50 people. Rain showers raised risks for more slides, hampering the search effort and also triggering slides...



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