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  • Hawaii lava boat tours continue after explosion, injuries

    Hawaii lava boat tours continue after explosion, injuries

    Tuesday, July 17 2018 2:41 AM EDT2018-07-17 06:41:55 GMT
    Wednesday, July 18 2018 2:22 PM EDT2018-07-18 18:22:25 GMT
    (Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources via AP). This photo provided by the Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources shows damage to the roof of a tour boat after an explosion sent lava flying through the roof off the Big Island of Hawa...(Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources via AP). This photo provided by the Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources shows damage to the roof of a tour boat after an explosion sent lava flying through the roof off the Big Island of Hawa...
    Hawaii tour boat operators plan to continue taking visitors to see lava, but will follow the Coast Guard's revised policy and stay farther away after an explosion caused molten rock to barrel through the roof of a...More >>
    Hawaii tour boat operators plan to continue taking visitors to see lava, but will follow the Coast Guard's revised policy and stay farther away after an explosion caused molten rock to barrel through the roof of a vessel, injuring 23 people.More >>
  • Smoke clogs Yosemite Valley as firefighters battle blaze

    Smoke clogs Yosemite Valley as firefighters battle blaze

    Tuesday, July 17 2018 1:07 PM EDT2018-07-17 17:07:02 GMT
    Wednesday, July 18 2018 1:16 PM EDT2018-07-18 17:16:11 GMT
    (AP Photo/Noah Berger). The Ferguson Fire burns along a ridgeline in unincorporated Mariposa County, Calif, on Monday, July 16, 2018.(AP Photo/Noah Berger). The Ferguson Fire burns along a ridgeline in unincorporated Mariposa County, Calif, on Monday, July 16, 2018.
    Hot and dry weather is hindering efforts to slow the growth of a wildfire near Yosemite National Park that killed a California firefighter.More >>
    Hot and dry weather is hindering efforts to slow the growth of a wildfire near Yosemite National Park that killed a California firefighter.More >>
  • Dozens injured in lava explosion that hurled molten rock onto tour boat

    Dozens injured in lava explosion that hurled molten rock onto tour boat

    Tuesday, July 17 2018 11:05 PM EDT2018-07-18 03:05:42 GMT

    At least one person was transported to a hospital after a lava explosion near a tour boat off Kapoho on Monday morning, according to Big Island fire officials. 

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    At least one person was transported to a hospital after a lava explosion near a tour boat off Kapoho on Monday morning, according to Big Island fire officials. 

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  • Flooding cancels hundreds of trips to coveted waterfalls

    Flooding cancels hundreds of trips to coveted waterfalls

    Friday, July 13 2018 2:12 AM EDT2018-07-13 06:12:18 GMT
    Saturday, July 14 2018 8:12 AM EDT2018-07-14 12:12:40 GMT
    (Benji Xie via AP). This Thursday, July 12, 2018 photo released by Benji Xie shows a helicopter landing to rescue people from flooding on the Havasupai reservation in Supai, Ariz. Rescue workers were evacuating about 200 tourists Thursday who were caug...(Benji Xie via AP). This Thursday, July 12, 2018 photo released by Benji Xie shows a helicopter landing to rescue people from flooding on the Havasupai reservation in Supai, Ariz. Rescue workers were evacuating about 200 tourists Thursday who were caug...
    A popular campground at the base of famous waterfalls near the Grand Canyon was inundated by a flash flood that sent tourists seeking higher ground in trees and caves.More >>
    A popular campground at the base of famous waterfalls near the Grand Canyon was inundated by a flash flood that sent tourists seeking higher ground in trees and caves.More >>
  • Funding will help finish Houston-area flood-control projects

    Funding will help finish Houston-area flood-control projects

    Monday, July 9 2018 5:43 PM EDT2018-07-09 21:43:59 GMT
    Thursday, July 12 2018 6:51 AM EDT2018-07-12 10:51:15 GMT
    Officials in the Texas county hardest hit by Hurricane Harvey say $5 billion in federal funding that's been awarded to Texas in the wake of last year's deadly storm will finally help them finish major flood control...More >>
    Officials in the Texas county hardest hit by Hurricane Harvey say $5 billion in federal funding that's been awarded to Texas in the wake of last year's deadly storm will finally help them finish major flood control projects.More >>
  • Abe visiting flood-hit western Japan as deaths reach 176

    Abe visiting flood-hit western Japan as deaths reach 176

    Tuesday, July 10 2018 11:09 PM EDT2018-07-11 03:09:38 GMT
    Wednesday, July 11 2018 2:46 PM EDT2018-07-11 18:46:41 GMT
    (AP Photo/Haruka Nuga). Destroyed houses are covered with mud at a damaged area in Hiroshima, southwestern Japan, Wednesday, July 11, 2018. Rescuers were combing through mud-covered hillsides and along riverbanks Tuesday searching for dozens of people ...(AP Photo/Haruka Nuga). Destroyed houses are covered with mud at a damaged area in Hiroshima, southwestern Japan, Wednesday, July 11, 2018. Rescuers were combing through mud-covered hillsides and along riverbanks Tuesday searching for dozens of people ...
    176 confirmed dead after last week's heavy rains in western Japan as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visits a hard-hit city.More >>
    176 confirmed dead after last week's heavy rains in western Japan as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visits a hard-hit city.More >>
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  • New sewage repairs in Laurel

    New sewage repairs in Laurel

    Wednesday, July 18 2018 1:33 PM EDT2018-07-18 17:33:16 GMT
    source: WDAMsource: WDAM
    source: WDAMsource: WDAM

    About 50 residents living in the community surrounding Melon St in Ward 5 will be seeing improvements to their sewage system within a week. Mayor Johnny Magee said during Tuesday morning's city council meeting that he is pushing an emergency order to repair the sewer lines.  $110,000 will be put forward in the project to replace 355 ft of sewer lines.  "

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    About 50 residents living in the community surrounding Melon St in Ward 5 will be seeing improvements to their sewage system within a week. Mayor Johnny Magee said during Tuesday morning's city council meeting that he is pushing an emergency order to repair the sewer lines.  $110,000 will be put forward in the project to replace 355 ft of sewer lines.  "

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  • 'Armed and dangerous' suspects wanted in Walthall, Pike counties

    'Armed and dangerous' suspects wanted in Walthall, Pike counties

    Wednesday, July 18 2018 1:25 PM EDT2018-07-18 17:25:17 GMT

    Law enforcement officials in southwest Mississippi are asking for help identifying two suspects wanted in a pair of armed robberies in Walthall and Pike counties.

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    Law enforcement officials in southwest Mississippi are asking for help identifying two suspects wanted in a pair of armed robberies in Walthall and Pike counties.

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  • Conviction upheld in 2014 Hattiesburg murder

    Conviction upheld in 2014 Hattiesburg murder

    Wednesday, July 18 2018 9:11 AM EDT2018-07-18 13:11:01 GMT
    V'Nell Miskell (Photo source: Mississippi Department of Corrections)V'Nell Miskell (Photo source: Mississippi Department of Corrections)

    The Mississippi Court of Appeals upheld the murder conviction and sentence of a man found guilty in the 2014 shooting death of a Hattiesburg man. 

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    The Mississippi Court of Appeals upheld the murder conviction and sentence of a man found guilty in the 2014 shooting death of a Hattiesburg man. 

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