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Pacific Northwest Hit by Tsunami

The first U.S. soil to be hit by the tsunami triggered by an 8.9 magnitude earthquake in Japan was in Alaska. The western Aleutian Islands were hit at 4 a.m. EST by a 5.1 foot wave. Shemya, Alaska was reporting no damage despite the sizeable wave.  John Madden, Alaska's Director of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, says 20 warning sirens were sounded in 13 communities and evacuation plans worked ... read more

Dan Springer

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March 11, 2011

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Adam Housley

January 27, 2011 11:21 AM

Las Vegas High-Rise Fire

More than 40-million people visit the Las Vegas Strip every year and 90% of those people stay in high rises that stretch in some cases more than 60 stories into the sky. So it may not be hard to believe that the Fire Station that covers the strip is ... read more



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Kathleen Foster

January 12, 2011 6:00 PM

Stitching Haiti Back Together

Before he can teach them a skill, he has to teach them how to work. Patrice Gaetan is Program Manager at the Haitian Apparel Center, where hundreds of unemployed Haitians are learning how to sew. It’s a 5 week course. The first week is dedicated to instilling a good work ethic. [/caption] “Some of them have never had a job before. We have to teach them what it ... read more



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Kathleen Foster

January 11, 2011 9:25 AM

Haiti 1 Year Later: Tracking Donor Dollars

The night of January 12th, 2010 suddenly homeless  people in Port-au-Prince started pitching tents on any open parcel of land. Mainly, they used bedsheets for shelter…  fabric flowers and cartoon characters covered the heads of more than a million people sleeping outdoors. Haiti’s overcrowded, filthy - and now Cholera contaminated - tent cities were born that ... read more



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Ruth Ravve

December 30, 2010 1:16 PM

Feeling The Earth Move

Howard County IN- They felt the earth move under their feet in Indiana, Ohio and Illinois on Thursday, as a 3.8 magnitude earthquake caused lamps to shake, pictures to fall and shivers to slide down the spines of midwesterners who wondered what was ... read more



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Mike Tobin

December 22, 2010 4:21 PM

Chicago Firefighter Tragedy Update

In cold weather, Chicago Firefighters try to search every abandoned building that catches fire, because they assume homeless people will climb inside trying to survive the brutal Chicago winters. “We take no building as being vacant. We do it cautiously, but we search every one,” Said Fire Commissioner Robert Hoff.  Today, the building that burned on the south side ... read more



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Mike Tobin

December 22, 2010 12:58 PM

Chicago Firefighter Tragedy

A spokesman for the Chicago Fire Department now confirms that two firefighters trapped by a collapse have died.   At 6:45am firefighters responded to a rather routine fire in an abandoned apartment building. The firefighters went into the building looking for homeless people who may have been seeking shelter from the cold. Shortly after 7am the roof came down, ... read more



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Brooks Blanton

December 18, 2010 2:40 PM

Elderly Flood Victims Home For Christmas

Claudine and Omer Malone are happy to be celebrating their 47th Christmas at their Bellevue, Tennessee home.  The 89-year-old couple has been married for 71 years and they have lots of ... read more



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Serafin Gomez

November 9, 2010 5:55 PM

Officials:Haiti Cholera Epidemic Worsens

MIAMI, FL- Officials today with the United Nations confirmed that the cholera epidemic in Haiti has spread from the countryside of the tiny-island nation to its capital of Port-Au-Prince, a development that could affect millions. According to Emmanuella Schneider, a spokesperson for the U.N. Office for Humanitarian Aid in Haiti , one person has died because of cholera in ... read more



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Jonathan Serrie

October 19, 2010 4:00 PM

Giant Wind Tunnel Tests Full-Size Houses

A wind tunnel big enough to hold a small neighborhood unleashed hurricane force winds -- all in the name of safety. The 21 thousand square-foot test chamber is part of the Institute for ... read more



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Phil Keating

September 30, 2010 1:46 PM

Gulf of Mexico Seafood

Across the Gulf of Mexico, from the Florida panhandle west to the Louisiana bayou, shrimp boats still sit at the dock, unused. For those that rely on Gulf Seafood to make money--fishermen, wholesalers, distributors--the problem isn't available local product. It's demand that remains down, even though no oil from BP's Deepwater Horizon disaster has seeped into the Gulf ... read more