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Amid dire forecast, Sandy a hurricane again

SHIP BOTTOM, N.J. (AP) — With much of the Eastern Seaboard in the path of a rare behemoth storm, residents of the nation’s most densely populated corridor contemplated whether to …


Approaching megastorm threatens East Coast

BLOOMSBURG, Pa. (AP) — Douglas Jumper choked up as he described the long, slow recovery in his central Pennsylvania town from last year’s historic flooding caused by Hurricane Irene and …


A year after Irene, US prepares for superstorm

DUCK, N.C. (AP) — A year after being walloped by Hurricane Irene, residents rushed to put away boats, harvest crops and sandbag boardwalks Friday as the Eastern Seaboard braced for …


Gusty winds could push deadly So. Calif. wildfire

CAMPO, Calif. (AP) — A fire that killed an elderly man who refused to evacuate and burned 20 homes in rural San Diego County was smoldering Tuesday, but gusty afternoon …


Calif. wildfire destroys 20 homes, threatens more

CAMPO, Calif. (AP) — Residents of a rural San Diego County community were waiting anxiously to learn the fate of homes near a destructive 4-square-mile wildfire that has left one …


Smoke from wildfires posing health threat

Wildfires burning about 150 miles west of Spokane continue to pollute the city with smoke. Conditions are not expected to improve significantly in the next couple of days, according to …


LSU police make arrest in bomb threat

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Police have arrested a suspect in the bomb threat that led to the evacuation of the LSU campus earlier this week but don’t believe he …


LSU reopens campus after bomb threat, evacuation

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana State University said late Monday it has reopened its Baton Rouge campus and classes will resume Tuesday, a day after a bomb threat sparked …


LSU students returning to dorms after bomb threat

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The thousands of students who live on the Louisiana State University campus have begun returning to their dormitories after bomb-sniffing dogs and police methodically swept …


Louisiana State evacuates following bomb threat

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Thousands of students, professors and workers were evacuated from Louisiana State University’s main campus Monday following a bomb threat, school officials said. Chancellor William Jenkins …


Evacuation order lifted after Ind. chemical fire

MISHAWAKA, Ind. (AP) — Hundreds of northern Indiana residents returned home Saturday after spending the night at shelters, hotels or with relatives after a chemical fire at a vacant plant …


Bomb threats prompt evacuations at 3 campuses

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Thousands of people streamed off three college campuses Friday after bomb threats prompted officials to issue evacuation orders for schools in Texas, North Dakota and Ohio. …


Telephoned bomb threats send 3 campuses scrambling

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Thousands of people streamed off three college campuses Friday after bomb threats prompted officials to issue evacuation orders for schools in Texas, North Dakota and Ohio. …


All-clears after bomb threats evacuate campuses

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Tens of thousands of people streamed off university campuses in Texas and North Dakota on Friday after telephoned bomb threats prompted officials to warn students and …


North Dakota State U. lifts evacuation order

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota State University has lifted its evacuation order. The university ordered all students and employees to leave campus Monday morning after it received a bomb …


Bomb threats evacuate Texas, N. Dakota campuses

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Thousands of people streamed off university campuses in Texas and North Dakota on Friday after phoned-in bomb threats prompted evacuations and officials warned students and faculty …


U. of Texas orders evacuation after bomb threats

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A bomb threat phoned in to the University of Texas at Austin campus Friday sent thousands of people streaming off campus as administrators warned students and …


NDSU orders campus evacuated due to bomb threat

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota State University officials are ordering the campus evacuated after receiving a bomb threat. NDSU issued a statement shortly before 10 a.m. Friday telling all …


Leahy fire destroys three homes

A wildfire near Grand Coulee has destroyed three homes and nine outbuildings. Another fire in the same complex also destroyed two power switching stations for the Coulee Dam.


Stubborn wildfires vex crews in Northwest, Calif.

WENATCHEE, Wash. (AP) — Firefighters battled stubborn blazes that kept residents from homes in Montana, Wyoming and Washington as authorities worried the weather could worsen the volatile situation. High temperatures, …


Dry Northwest burns as fire season in West extends

WENATCHEE, Wash. (AP) — A haze of thick smoke formed Tuesday over vast swaths of the West as wildfires forced more residents to flee their homes in several states. Fire …


Local firefighters battle blazes across state

Firefighters from across Washington have been summoned to fight five fast-growing wildfires ignited over the weekend. The flames have forced evacuations, burned thousands of acres and threaten to raze hundreds …


Some Nebraska wildfire evacuation orders lifted

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Authorities have lifted an evacuation order for some northwest Nebraska residents whose homes had been threatened by wildfire. The Rocky Mountain Area Incident Management Team C …


Days after Isaac, flooding and outages remain

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Much of a finger-shaped parish southeast of New Orleans was still covered with floodwater Sunday and more than 200,000 people across Louisiana still didn’t have any …


As Isaac pushes north, Gulf Coast slowly recovers

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — As the remnants of Hurricane Isaac pushed their way up the Mississippi valley on Saturday, spinning off severe thunderstorms and at least four tornadoes, some on …


Montana wildfires burn homes, cause injuries

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Rapidly expanding wildfires across a broad swath of southern Montana have caused injuries and burned homes, buildings and vehicles, authorities said Thursday, as firefighters struggled to …


Disasters familiar to hard-hit Plaquemines Parish

BELLE CHASSE, La. (AP) — As water lapped over a levee, officials rushed to evacuate more than 100 nursing home residents from Plaquemines Parish, an area with a reputation for …


Northwest Montana wildfires force evacuations

Two wildfires raging overnight on Montana’s Blackfeet Indian Reservation burned thousands of acres, forced scores to evacuate and destroyed several buildings, officials said early this morning.