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Mississippi Homeowners Urged to Numbers on Homes

Emergency officials say Diamondhead residents who fail to post their addresses on their homes and mail boxes are making it tough for first responders to find them during times of emergency. WLOX-TV in Biloxi reports Diamondhead’s unique street names compound …

As Dry Soils Shrink, Southern Minnesota Homes Sink

As the drought deepens, homeowners across southern Minnesota are reporting shifting foundations and cracks in basements and walls. The dry conditions effectively have been locked into the frozen soil. And as dry soils shrink, homes sink. Insurance typically doesn’t cover …

Fargo to Offer Buyouts to Residents of 56 Homes

North Dakota’s largest city is planning to offer buyouts to residents of 56 homes next year as part of a plan to protect them from Red River flooding. Fargo officials say the buyouts will likely cost about $24 million, The …

Citations Issued for Errant Blast at Maine Quarry

Federal officials have cited a Maine quarry owner and a blasting company for safety violations stemming from an errant blast that sent debris flying and pelted nearby homes with rocks. The Mine Safety and Health Administration tells the Bangor Daily …

Virginia Study to Examine Fire Risk of Living Near Woods

An effort is under way in the Central Shenandoah Valley to find ways to protect homes on the edge of woodlands from wildfires. Augusta County Fire and Rescue chief Carson Holloway says the safety initiative includes a study of fire …

Lava Flood Kills 4 Near Indonesian Volcano

Officials say fast-moving mudflows streaming from the mouth of a volcano in eastern Indonesia have killed four villagers. About 1,000 others have fled their homes. Mount Gamalama, located in the Molucca Islands, sprang back to life this month with a …

U.S. Settlement Reached in Chinese Drywall Case

Owners of thousands of U.S. homes tainted with foul-smelling Chinese drywall agreed to a legal settlement on Thursday with a German manufacturer. An attorney for the plaintiffs, Russ Herman, said the settlement reached with Knauf International was worth $800 million …

Missouri Town Recovering After April Tornado

The same Good Friday tornado that slammed into Lambert Airport and damaged hundreds of homes in St. Louis County made its first stop in the St. Charles County town of New Melle, Mo. Seven months later, the town is back …

Fire in Crowded Hong Kong Neighborhood Kills 9

Police say a fire that started at market stalls and spread to homes in a crowded Hong Kong neighborhood has killed 9 people and injured dozens. People climbed to the roofs of low-rise apartment buildings as the fire spread after …

Fire Crews Respond to 6 Suspicious Michigan Fires

The Detroit Fire Department says it responded to six suspicious fires at vacant homes on the city’s north side. Arson Unit Lt. Dennis Richardson told the Detroit Free Press that the first of four fires on one street was reported …