Natural disasters

Flames and smoke envelope a grain elevator in Sitka, Kan., early Tuesday, March 7, 2017. Grass fires fanned by gusting winds scorched swaths of Kansas grassland Monday, forcing the evacuations of several towns and the closure of some roads. (Bo Rader/The Wichita Eagle via AP)
March 08, 2017 - 8:50 am
HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) — Winds are expected to slow down Wednesday, but weather conditions are still not ideal for emergency crews battling wildfires in four states that have killed six people and destroyed hundreds of square miles of land. Bill Bunting, forecast operations chief for the Oklahoma-...
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March 08, 2017 - 4:37 am
WOMEN'S DAY Women's March organizers call for 'A Day Without a Woman' PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Organizers of January's Women's March are calling for women to take the day off and encouraging them not to spend money to show their economic strength and impact on American society. Today's "A Day Without a...
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March 08, 2017 - 12:46 am
CHINA-POLITICS-KOREAS TENSION China says NKorea could suspend nukes for halt in US drills BEIJING (AP) — China has proposed that North Korea could suspend its nuclear and missile activities in exchange for a halt in joint military drills conducted by the U.S. and South Korea. Foreign Minister Wang...
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People are silhouetted against the orange glow of the fire as they watch a large grass fire burning out of control on Monday, March 6, 2017, in the northeast of Hutchinson, Kan. (Lindsey Bauman/The Hutchinson News via AP)
March 08, 2017 - 12:26 am
HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) — Crews grappling with vexing wildfires that have charred hundreds of square miles of land in four states and killed six people soon may get a bit of a break: Winds are forecast to ease from the gusts that whipped the flames. Bill Bunting, forecast operations chief for the...
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March 07, 2017 - 6:56 pm
BUS-TRAIN CRASH-MISSISSIPPI Deaths toll increases to 4 in train-bus crash BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — A fourth person has died after a freight train hit a tour bus in Biloxi, Mississippi. Fire Chief Joe Boney says three people died before they could be taken to hospitals, while a fourth person died after...
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Mark Swartz sits in the living room of his home as he salvages items after it was destroyed by a tornado Tuesday, March 7, 2017, when a severe storm passed through Oak Grove, Mo. Monday night. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
March 07, 2017 - 6:55 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Mark and Jennifer Swartz moved into their first home in November. On Tuesday, only a section of floor was left of their three-bedroom, two-bath house in Oak Grove, Missouri, after a storm system that dropped more than 30 tornadoes across the Midwest tore it apart. "It's all...
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An elderly man malnourished rests as he receives treatment in a tent at the IDP camp in Baidoa, Somalia, Tuesday, March 7, 2017, where the drought is severe. Visibly shocked by the suffering of malnourished Somalis and cholera victims during an emergency visit, U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday urged international support to alleviate Somalia's worsening hunger crisis. (AP Photo/Khaled Kazziha)
March 07, 2017 - 2:41 pm
BAIDOA, Somalia (AP) — Visibly shocked by the suffering of malnourished Somalis and cholera victims during an emergency visit, U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday urged international support to alleviate Somalia's worsening hunger crisis. "Every single person we have seen is a...
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UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, right, stands as Somali president Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed addresses the media in Mogadishu, Somalia, Tuesday, March 7, 2017. Guterres is conducting high level talks including with Somalia's new President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, to start of what he calls an emergency visit to highlight the country's famine crisis.(AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh)
March 07, 2017 - 12:55 pm
BAIDOA, Somalia (AP) — Visibly shocked by the suffering of malnourished Somalis and cholera victims during an emergency visit, U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday urged international support to alleviate Somalia's worsening hunger crisis. "Every single person we have seen is a...
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UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, centre, walks inside the UN compound during his visit to Mogadishu, Somalia, Tuesday , March 7, 2017. Guterres is conducting high level talks including with Somalia's new President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, to start of what he calls an emergency visit to highlight the country's famine crisis. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh)
March 07, 2017 - 12:28 pm
BAIDOA, Somalia (AP) — Visibly shocked by the suffering of malnourished Somalis and cholera victims during an emergency visit, U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday urged international support to alleviate Somalia's worsening hunger crisis. "Every single person we have seen is a...
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March 07, 2017 - 10:35 am
CONGRESS-HEALTH OVERHAUL-PELOSI UPDATE: Pelosi says no vote until cost of GOP bill known WASHINGTON (AP) — House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is telling Speaker Paul Ryan that lawmakers "must not be asked to vote" on new GOP health care legislation without details on cost and how many people would...
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