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Powerful Quake Jolts Alaska Towns, Produces Small Tsunami

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A powerful earthquake off Alaska’s southern coast jolted coastal communities late Tuesday, and some residents briefly scrambled for higher ground over fears of a tsunami. There were no immediate reports of damage in the sparsely populated area …

Building Owner, Alarm Companies Sued Over Deadly Vegas Fire

LAS VEGAS — The owner of a downtown Las Vegas apartment building where six people died in the deadliest residential fire in city history has been hit with another lawsuit seeking damages. This time, several fire alarm manufacturers, sellers and …

Firefighters Continue Battling Fires in Florida Panhandle

MILTON, Fla. (AP) _ For two sleepless nights, Kelly Kniss had wondered what had become of her home in the Florida Panhandle and the two dozen hens she and her husband Ryan had left behind after authorities ordered them to …

Hundreds Evacuated as Wildfires Rage in Florida Panhandle

PENSACOLA, Fla. — Firefighters in the Florida Panhandle battled wildfires through the night that have forced hundreds of people to evacuate from their homes, authorities said. A more than 575-acre fire in Walton County prompted about 500 people to evacuate. …

Flooding Starts to Abate; 21 People Evacuated to Safety

SALEM, Ore. — Oregon National Guard troops aboard two helicopters airlifted 21 people to safety on Saturday, and authorities reported a 62-year-old woman who lived in one of the areas hit by floods was missing. Waters covering roads in flood-hit …

Puerto Rico Earthquake Aftermath Deepens as Government Seeks Help

SAN JUAN — More than 2,000 people in shelters. Nearly one million without power. Hundreds of thousands without water. The aftermath of a 6.4-magnitude earthquake that killed one person, injured nine others and severely damaged infrastructure in Puerto Rico’s southwest …

TPC to Rebuild Texas Chemical Plant Shut by Explosions, Fire

Petrochemical maker TPC Group Inc will rebuild the Texas plant shut last week by devastating explosions that ignited fires that burned for six days, a spokeswoman said on Wednesday. The last fire at the Port Neches plant was extinguished late …

Mississippi Residents Still Recovering 2 Months After Flood

OLIVE BRANCH, Miss. — Frances Ivonne Brensdal woke up June 7 to find her Olive Branch home flooded after a night of record rainfall, which left her family and others displaced. She didn’t even know it was raining. “My neighbor …

Fire Forces 50 to Evacuate North Dakota Pumpkin Patch

Authorities say about 50 people were evacuated from part of a Bismarck pumpkin farm after fire broke out in some hay bales. Firefighters were called to Papa’s Pumpkin Patch about 5 p.m. Friday. Officials say the fire was under control …

Switzerland Calls Up Army to Help Flooded Towns

Authorities in Switzerland have called in the army to help evacuate people and livestock from villages cut off by heavy flooding in the Alps. The Defense Ministry said Tuesday that soldiers have been deployed to the Bernese Highlands south of …