56 dead in new ethnic violence in Myanmar

KYAUKTAW, Myanmar (AP) – At least 56 people were killed and nearly 2,000 homes destroyed in the latest outbreak of ethnic violence in western Myanmar, a government official said Thursday. …

 

 

 

 

St. Louis police focus efforts on violent crimes

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Chevron’s safety record hit by accidents

Within the oil industry, Chevron Corp. has long enjoyed a reputation for safety. But the last two years have put that reputation to the test. In June 2011, an explosion ripped through a Chevron refinery in Wales, killing four men. Later that month, a Bakersfield man died after falling …

 

 

 

 

Official ‘spotters’ are the weather service’s extra eyes

“The observations they make are very, very important,” said Mike Montafusco, a meteorologist at the weather service’s office in Wakefield.Montafusco recently led a session of the weather service’s spotter-training program, called Skywarn. Skywarn offers free basic and advanced courses on identifying preparing for severe weather events.Having trained eyes on the ground is important, Montafusco said, [...]

 

 

 

 

PA Storm 2012: Damaging Weather Threatens Pennsylvania

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Storms loomed over Pennsylvania on Thursday, as residents across the Northeast braced for damaging weather. The National Weather Service issued tornado warnings for specific regions in Pennsylvania, including Tioga and Jefferson counties. Severe thunderstorm warnings were issued for Western and Central Pennsylvania, with one alert issued at 4pm EDT reading: “SEEK SHELTER NOW INSIDE A [...]

 

 

 

 

Extreme Sports: How Violent Weather Impacts Our Favorite Games — And The …

by Max Frankel As Roy Oswalt toed the pitching rubber to deliver a pitch in the fourth inning of a scoreless game in Arlington, Texas on Sunday, a lightning bolt striking just outside the stadium sent the players and umpires scrambling for cover. Check it out: Ranger’s catcher Mike Napoli ran for the dugout without [...]

 

 

 

 

US severe weather insurance losses near $2bn in June, according to Aon …

 

 

 

 

East Coast Storms: At Least 22 Dead After Severe Weather Cuts Power In East

WASHINGTON — From North Carolina to New Jersey, nearly 1.8 million people still without electricity were asking the same question Monday evening: Why will it take so long to get the lights back on? Nearly three full days after a severe summer storm lashed the East Coast, utilities warned that many neighborhoods could remain in [...]

 

 

 

 

Iraq warns al-Qaida flowing into Syria

By ZEINA KARAMAssociated Press BEIRUT (AP) – Iraq asserted Thursday that al-Qaida insurgents are streaming out of the country to carry out attacks in Syria, an ominous development as the Syrian conflict enflames an already hostile region. …