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Worst-Ever Storm to Hit South Korea Threatens Catastrophic Damage

South Korea is bracing for the strongest storm in the nation’s history with Super Typhoon Hinnamnor forecast to hammer its southern coastal areas next week. The worst of the typhoon is forecast Monday or Tuesday when the weather system is …

Fire Victims Seek over $85 Million for Tamarack Fire Damages

RENO, Nev. (AP) — People who lost their homes and property in last summer’s Tamarack Fire in northern Nevada and California have filed a claim against the U.S. Forest Service seeking more than $85 million. The filing by attorney William …

Floods Strike New Blow in Place That Has Known Hardship

JACKSON, Ky. (AP) — Evelyn Smith lost everything in the deadly floods that devastated eastern Kentucky, saving only her grandson’s muddy tricycle. But she’s not planning to leave the mountains that have been her home for 50 years. Like many …

Grass Fire Torches as Many as 20 Dallas-Area Homes

DALLAS (AP) — A grass fire apparently sparked by a mower swept about 300 yards across a tinder-dry open field to a suburban Dallas subdivision Monday, burning through wooden fences and torching homes, officials said. The blaze in Balch Springs …

Record Rainfall Causes Widespread Flooding in St. Louis Area

O’FALLON, Mo. (AP) — Record rainfall caused widespread flash flooding across the St. Louis area early Tuesday, closing multiple roadways and prompting rescues from vehicles and homes. There were no immediate reports of injuries to people, but several puppies drowned …

Death Toll of Children in Afghanistan Quake Rises to 155

GAYAN, Afghanistan (AP) — The death toll of children in last week’s devastating earthquake in southeastern Afghanistan has risen to at least 155, the United Nations said as the scope of the deadliest quake to hit the impoverished country in …

Abortion Rights Protest in Portland Turns Destructive

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An abortion rights protest in Portland, Oregon turned destructive over the weekend, with some people marching down the street breaking windows on businesses and vehicles and scrawling graffiti, police said. Officers were monitoring the crowed but …

Tornado, Storms Cause Structural Damage, Power Outages

MAUSTON, Wis. (AP) — Powerful storms that included at least one tornado took down power lines and trees, damaged structures, toppled semis on the interstate and left tens of thousands without electricity in parts of Wisconsin. In western Wisconsin, a …

Damage Estimates Climb from Massive New Mexico Wildfire

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The destruction caused by the largest wildfire burning in the U.S. has been devastating for thousands of residents and their lives have been forever disrupted and altered, New Mexico’s governor said Tuesday after touring the damage …

Planned Wyoming Abortion Clinic Severely Damaged in Fire

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — An overnight fire Wednesday severely damaged a building that was being renovated to house a new abortion clinic in Wyoming, a conservative state where opposition to abortions is widespread. No one was hurt in the blaze …