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Western wildfires threatening American Indian tribal lands

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BLY, Ore. — Fierce wildfires in the northwest are threatening American Indian tribal lands that already are struggling to conserve water and preserve traditional...

Flooding across Germany after night of heavy rainfall

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BERLIN — Storms caused widespread flooding across central Germany overnight, with authorities warning that more rain is on the way. ...

Autopsy: Teenage girl died from dog attack on Navajo Nation

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FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — An autopsy has confirmed that a 13-year-old girl was killed by pack of dogs while taking a walk near her family's...

Numbers explain how and why West bakes, burns and dries out

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The American West is baking, burning and drying in intertwined extreme weather. Four sets of numbers explain how bad it is now, while several...

GM warns some Bolt owners to park outdoors due to fire risk

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DETROIT — General Motors is telling owners of some older Chevrolet Bolts to park them outdoors and not to charge them overnight because two...

EU nations approve a dozen pandemic recovery plans

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BRUSSELS — In what European Union nations hope will be a tipping point in economic recovery from the pandemic, finance ministers from the the...

Company: Insured losses from Elsa could be $290 million

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ATLANTA — A company that estimates damage from natural disasters says insured losses on land from Hurricane Elsa will be around $290 million. ...

Death toll in Florida condo building collapse rises to 95

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SURFSIDE, Fla. — The death toll in the Miami-area condominium building collapse climbed to 95 on Tuesday as crews worked for a 20th day...

‘Scary’: Fuel shortage could ground firefighting aircraft

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BOISE, Idaho — Airport officials facing jet fuel shortages are concerned they’ll have to wave off planes and helicopters that drop fire retardants during...

Storms cause widespread damage in Switzerland, Germany

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BERLIN — Heavy summer storms caused widespread damage and flooding Tuesday in Germany and Switzerland, where an airport hangar partially collapsed in the southern...