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Quakes Push Californians to Prepare for the Next Big Jolt

RIDGECREST, Calif. — Shaken residents were cleaning up Sunday from two of the biggest earthquakes to rattle California in decades as scientists warn that both should serve as a wake-up call to be ready when the long-dreaded “Big One” strikes. …

State Drops Charges against Official Who Pushed Car with Truck

FAIRBANKS, Alaska– The state has dismissed criminal charges filed last summer against the coordinator of Village Public Safety Officers for interior Alaska. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports 41-year-old Jody Juneby-Potts was charged in July with criminal mischief after using a …

Hawaii Residents Watch Lava Creep

Lava from one of the world’s most active volcanoes has been advancing at a slower pace the past few days and is now moving parallel to a sparsely populated subdivision on Hawaii’s Big Island. Lava from Kilauea volcano was still …

Barley Crops in Montana, Idaho Damaged by Rain

That rain on the plain that saturated Montana’s malt barley crop in late August could be tears in the beer of American brewers in 2015. Heavy late-August rains have damaged crops in the nation’s largest malt-barley producing states, Montana and …

New Mexico City Seeks Assistance After $230K In Flood Damage

Alamogordo, N.M. officials say they plan to ask for state assistance for $230,000 in damages caused by recent flooding. The Alamogordo Daily News reported that the city will submit damage estimates to the New Mexico Department of Homeland Security this …

Peru Fire Destroys $100M in School Materials

A fire at Peru’s main state educational materials warehouse destroyed a half million textbooks, 61,000 laptop computers and 6,000 solar panels that had been destined for schools in poor rural communities. Education Minister Patricia Salas estimated the loss at $103 …

Small Fire at Fenway Park Causes $100K in Damage

A small fire in the Boston Red Sox’s administrative offices at Fenway Park, in Massachusetts, has caused about $100,000 in damage. The Boston Fire Department says the fire Monday in a second floor mailroom was reported at about 11:30 a.m. …

Argentine Train Slams Into Station, 100s Injured

A packed train slammed into the end of the line in Buenos Aires’ busy Once station Wednesday, injuring at least 340 morning commuters, Argentina’s transportation secretary said. “There are people still trapped, people alive, and there may have been fatalities. …

Missouri Man Sentenced to 7 Years for Office Complex Arson

A judge gave the maximum sentence possible to a man who admitted to setting fire to an office complex in Cape Girardeau, Mo. Twenty-six-year-old Mark K. Carleton was sentenced Tuesday to seven years in prison. He pleaded guilty last month …

Fire Damages Iowa Home

A northwest Iowa family escapes a house fire, but is displaced after the blaze causes an estimated $40,000 in damage. The Le Mars Daily Sentinel reports that smoke and carbon monoxide detectors alerted Corey and Nancy Isebrand to the fire …