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Floods Swamp Tornado Hit US

CHICAGO (AFP) – Weary residents still cleaning up from a series of deadly tornadoes which ripped across the central United States laid out sandbags Friday to protect homes and business from record flooding. Hundreds of people have been driven from

Strong Quake Hits Southern Mexico

ACAPULCO, Mexico — A strong earthquake shook Mexico’s Pacific coast resort of Acapulco on Wednesday, sending people fleeing into the streets. No damages or injuries were reported. The magnitude-5.8 quake occurred at 8:24 a.m. local time (1324 GMT) and was

3 Dead 11 Missing In Methane Mine

Rescue workers have dug three bodies out of a coal mine in northern Mexico and scrambled to reach 11 other miners still missing after a suspected gas explosion caused a cave-in. Minister for Labour Javier Lozano confirmed the deaths in

US Plans Third Missouri Levee Blast

CHICAGO (Reuters) – The government plans to blow up a third section of a Mississippi River levee on Wednesday night to allow flood water back into the river, as river levels upstream continue to drop. The U.S. Army Corps of

BP Fined $25M Over Alaska Spill

BP has been fined $25 million and ordered to spend an estimated $60 million to improve pipeline safety in Alaska after a 2006 oil spill there, US authorities said Tuesday. The penalties, including the largest ever per-barrel fine for a

Levee Blast Eases Flood Threat

WYATT, Mo. – The dramatic, late-night demolition of a levee sent water pouring onto thousands of acres of Missouri farmland Tuesday, easing the Mississippi River floodwaters threatening the tiny Illinois town of Cairo. But the demolition project did nothing to

Record 312 Tornadoes In 24 Hours

WASHINGTON – Preliminary government estimates say there were more tornadoes in a single day last week than any other day in U.S. history. Government analysts said Monday there were 362 tornadoes during last week’s outbreak, including a record-setting 312 in

The Day Of The Deadly Tornadoes

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Obama: Storm Damage A Catastrophe

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WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama says the damage in tornado-stricken states in the Southeast is “nothing short of catastrophic.” Speaking at the White House, Obama says the loss of life has been heartbreaking, especially in Alabama, the state hit hardest.

Tornado Death Toll Rises To 284

TUSCALOOSA, Alabama (Reuters) – Tornadoes and violent storms ripped through seven southern states, killing at least 284 people in the country’s deadliest series of twisters in nearly four decades. The clusters of powerful tornadoes — more than 160 reported in