Disaster

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Globe Trot: Smog smothers Chinese province

By Mindy Belz
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International | CHINA: Continued heavy smog has forced officials to close all expressways in China’s northeastern Heilongjiang province, along with schools and a major…

South Dakota staggers under early blizzard

By Jill Nelson
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Weather | Record-breaking storm buries cattle and horses under several feet of snow

Floods still sowing trouble for Colorado’s farmers

By Dave Bell
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Agriculture | When the floodwaters came thundering down the rocky canyons of Northern Colorado last month, Keith Maxey knew the outlook wasn’t good for the low-lying…

Signs and Wonders: Google turns 15

By Warren Cole Smith
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Newsworthy | Google it. It’s hard to imagine life on the Internet without Google, so it’s interesting to note that the search engine monolith is barely a teenager.

Safe from disaster

By Amy Henry
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Faith & Inspiration | The photos of the town we used to live in make me sick. How arid Colorado could produce so much water is beyond me. My brother Josh, who lives in west Denver,

Midday Roundup: Missing the Navy Yard shooter's red flags

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | No thoughts of harm. Although Aaron Alexis sought treatment at two Veterans Affairs hospitals for insomnia, he told doctors he was not depressed or thinking…

Receding floodwaters reveal devastation

By David Sonju
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Disaster | As weary Coloradans return home after days of staggering floods, the receding waters are revealing toppled houses, upended vehicles, and a stinking layer of…

Midday Roundup: Navy Yard investigators ask ultimate question—why?

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Why? The investigation into yesterday’s mass shooting at the Washington Navy Yard has now turned to the gunman’s motives. Unnamed sources told the…

Flood-ravaged Colorado braces for more rain

By Sarah Padbury
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Weather | DENVER, Colo.—Coloradans have been praying for rain, but this past week’s weather is not what they were asking for, as last year’s “summer of fires”

Midday Roundup: Trans-Atlantic balloon crossing inspired by Up comes down

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Flooding. Colorado National Guard troops began evacuating all 2,000 residents of Lyons, Colo., at dawn today as floodwaters threatened to overtake the town.

Marijuana groves didn’t start Rim fire but remain a threat

By David Sonju
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Disaster | Investigators determined that a hunter’s illegal blaze started California’s Rim fire, which has burned nearly 371 square miles and is one of the largest…

Midday Roundup: Army psychiatrist gets death for Fort Hood attack

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | UPDATE: A U.S. military jury has sentenced Maj. Nidal Hasan to death for shooting 13 fellow soldiers in a 2009 attack on Fort Hood in Texas. The jury…

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