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Amid nationwide drought, Rome seeks ways to avoid rationing

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Italy's environment minister says Rome and its water company are working to avoid rationing during drought. More>>

French crews tame dramatic wildfire on Mediterranean coast

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French authorities are close to containing one of the fiercest blazes to break out during four days of wildfires in the country's southeast that have led to the evacuation of more than 12,000 people. More>>

The Latest: Strong winds, dry forests fuel Portugal fires

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Officials in Portugal say they don't expect a forecast drop in temperatures to help extinguish a spate of summer wildfires. More>>

APNewsBreak: Man charged in igniting massive Utah wildfire

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Utah prosecutors have filed misdemeanor charges against a man accused of sparking a massive wildfire that's cost about $34 million to fight. More>>

Wildfires threaten French Riviera, inadequate aircraft cited

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The top official of France's Var region on the Mediterranean coast says that 10,000 people were evacuated as blazes hopscotching around the Riviera tore through the town of La Londe-les-Maures. More>>

The Latest: Poor visibility hurts wildfire fight in Portugal

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Almost 1,700 firefighters supported by 17 water-dropping aircraft are tackling wildfires in Portugal, where every summer large areas of woodland are scorched. More>>

Hurricane Hilary forms in Pacific off Mexico, far from land

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Hurricane Hilary has formed in the Pacific Ocean off Mexico, but forecasters say the storm does not pose any imminent threat to land. More>>

Powerful storms cause damage, flooding in Midwest

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Several hundred people have evacuated their homes in the small western Wisconsin community of Arcadia after heavy rain sent a creek over its banks. More>>

Crews stop spread of huge California wildfire near Yosemite

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Crews have stopped the growth of a huge wildfire that has destroyed dozens of homes in a rural area of California near Yosemite National Park. More>>

Punishing drought takes toll on crops across Northern Plains

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A punishing drought that stretches across much of the Northern Plains is expected to cause farmers to lose 64 million bushels of wheat this year. More>>

5.4 magnitude earthquake jolts southern Iran

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Iranian state TV is reporting a strong 5.4 magnitude earthquake has led to a power outage in a remote area in the country's south. More>>

Major California wildfire slows as residents try to recover

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The people of the small, Northern California Gold Rush town of Mariposa are slowly making their way back home after a wildfire left the place a ghost town for most of the week. Some 61 homes have been destroyed by the blaze. More>>

Strong aftershocks test nerves on Greek island after quake

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Hundreds of residents and tourists on the eastern Greek island of Kos have spent the night sleeping outdoors a night after a powerful earthquake killed two tourists and injured nearly 500 others across the Aegean Sea region, in Greece and Turkey. More>>

The Latest: 2 aftershocks hit damaged Greek island of Kos

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The family of a Turkish tourist who was one of two people to have died in the powerful earthquake that struck the eastern Greek island of Kos is on the island to prepare for the body's repatriation. More>>

Possible melted fuel seen for first time at Fukushima plant

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An underwater robot has captured images of lava-like lumps inside a damaged reactor at Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant, spotting for the first time what is believed to be nuclear fuel that melted six years ago. More>>

The Latest: Devastating California wildfire is slowing

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A wildfire that destroyed 60 homes near Yosemite National Park in California has slowed down, but it's far from being contained. More>>

Quake rattles Italian town devastated by 2016 temblor

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An earthquake has rattled Amatrice, the central Italian town that was devastated by a temblor in 2016. More>>

2 dead, 500 hurt as deadly quake rattles Greece, Turkey Video included

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A powerful earthquake sends a building crashing down on tourists at a bar on Greek holiday island of Kos and strikes panic on the nearby shores of Turkey, as 2 people killed and more than a hundred injured. More>>

Wildfire leaves "complete devastation" in rural community Video included

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California fire officials say 29 structures have been destroyed by a blaze burning in the rugged mountains outside of Yosemite National Park. More>>

The Latest: 2 dead, 500 hurt as 6.7 quake rocks Aegean Sea

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A powerful earthquake shook beach resorts Friday in Greece and Turkey, killing two tourists crushed when a building collapsed on a bar in the Greek island of Kos and injuring nearly 500 others across the Aegean Sea region. More>>

The Latest: Swede confirmed as one of those killed in quake Video included

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An officials in Turkey says about 70 people were treated in hospitals in the Turkish resort of Bodrum for minor injuries after a powerful 6,3 magnitude earthquake sent people rushing to the streets. More>>

10 Things to Know for Today

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Among 10 Things to Know: Trump's legal team evaluating possible conflicts of interest among Mueller's investigators; parole board paves way for O.J. Simpson's release; powerful earthquake shakes Greek island of Kos. More>>

Swimming robot probes Fukushima reactor to find melted fuel

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An underwater robot has captured images and other data inside Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant on its first day of work. More>>

The Latest: 2 tourists killed in quake from Turkey, Sweden

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Authorities say two people have been killed and a number have been injured in a powerful earthquake that rattled Greek islands and Turkey's Aegean coast. More>>

Greece: Quake kills two, sends island tourists into panic Video included

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An earthquake of 5.3 magnitude has rattled the Greek island of Crete, the Institute of Geodynamics in Athens reports. More>>

Fire racing near Yosemite park destroys dozens of structures Video included

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A wildfire burning in the rugged mountains outside of Yosemite National Park has destroyed eight structures and damaged another as it rages toward a Gold Rush era town. More>>

Croatia battles wildfire that crossed border from Montenegro

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Croatian firefighters are battling a wildfire in the south of the country's Adriatic coast that has spread in from neighboring Montenegro. More>>

Portugal to limit eucalyptus groves to reduce wildfires

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Portuguese lawmakers have agreed on new measures to help contain the fires that race through the country's forests each summer, after one wildfire last month that killed 64 people. More>>

Ukrainian firefighting plane helps with Montenegro wildfires

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A plane from Ukraine has joined firefighting efforts in Montenegro after the country asked for international help to battle wildfires raging along the Adriatic coast. More>>

California blaze destroys 8 structures near Yosemite

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Tall grass from a deluge of winter rains is fueling wildfires throughout the Western U.S., damaging more than a dozen homes in Nevada and threatening hundreds more structures in California. More>>

Officials worry about debris in water near Florida sinkhole

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Even though a Florida sinkhole hasn't grown in several days, officials say it's still considered dangerous. More>>

Not a tweet storm, but a real storm coincidentally named Don

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The newest potentially dangerous swirl of hot air is a tropical storm named Don, but it has nothing to do with the president. More>>

Tsunami advisory canceled after Russia 7.8 earthquake

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A strong earthquake on the Russian side of the Bering Sea prompted a tsunami advisory for parts of the Pacific, including Alaska's remote Aleutian Islands and Russia. More>>

The Latest: Portugal starting to bring fires under control

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Croatian authorities say firefighters have battled throughout the night to contain raging wildfires that threatened a key port on the country's Adriatic coast. More>>

Insurer: US storms costliest natural disasters this year

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A leading insurer says damage worldwide caused by natural disasters was below average in this year's first half, with a series of storms in the U.S. the costliest events for the insurance industry. More>>

Arizona flash flood kills 9 relatives celebrating birthday Video included

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Adults, teens and children as young as 2 were enjoying a summer afternoon by cooling off in an Arizona creek when the gentle waters turned deadly. More>>

The Latest: More crews, dogs to join search for missing man

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Authorities say the person who is still missing from a flash flood in central Arizona that killed nine other people isn't a 13-year-old boy. More>>

Cleanup planned for Fla. sinkhole, 5 homes still evacuated

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Cleanup efforts at the site of a sinkhole that swallowed two Florida homes and jeopardized a third house will begin in earnest on Wednesday, as county officials, geologists and insurance adjusters begin the process of figuring out what to do with the site. More>>

At least 100 tourists forced to evacuate in Montenegro fires

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Authorities say at least 100 tourists have been forced to evacuate from a coastal area in Montenegro that has been threatened by wildfires raging in the Balkans. More>>

A look at deadly flooding incidents in slot canyons

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A look at deadly flooding incidents in slot canyons. More>>

9 dead, boy missing in flash flood in Arizona swim hole Video included

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A rural fire chief says at least four people were found dead and about a dozen more are missing after flash flooding poured over a popular swimming area inside the Tonto National Forest in central Arizona. More>>

The Latest: 9 dead, 1 still missing in Arizona flash flood Video included

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A woman who was hiking to an Arizona swimming hole where several people died in flash flooding says she saw people clinging to trees after the wall of water gushed down the trail near her. More>>

Italy wildfires force evacuations, cause disruption

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Authorities have evacuated two campgrounds in Tuscan as wildfires continue to cause disruptions across central and southern Italy. More>>

Wildfires rage along Adriatic coast in Croatia, Montenegro

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Firefighters in Croatia and Montenegro have been struggling to contain wildfires that have erupted along the Adriatic coast in the two countries at the height of the tourism season. More>>

Sinkhole stops growing after swallowing 2 houses in Florida

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Officials say that a sinkhole that swallowed a boat and destroyed two homes in Florida has stopped growing and has not had any recent significant movement. More>>

Growing sinkhole swallows 2 houses, 1 boat in Florida

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A sinkhole that started out the size of a small swimming pool and continued to grow in Florida swallowed a boat, destroyed two homes and prompted officials to evacuate residents from 10 other homes. More>>

The Latest: 3rd home threatened by growing Florida sinkhole

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A property appraiser says the ground where a sinkhole swallowed a Florida home was stabilized in 2014. More>>

Quake hits off North Korea but experts rule out nuke test

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A magnitude 5.9 earthquake off North Korea early Thursday jolted watchers of the country's weapons development but experts say it was not caused by a nuclear test. More>>

Fernanda becomes a powerful, Category 3 hurricane in Pacific

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Hurricane Fernanda has grown into a Category 2 storm off Mexico's west coast but does not pose any immediate threat to land as it heads farther out into the Pacific. More>>

Italian wildfires kill 2 homeowners, force tourists to flee

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Tourists are being evacuated by sea from a resort in Sicily because of wildfires, many wearing just their bathing suits and flip flops. More>>

The Latest: 2 property owners die battling Italian wildfire

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Italian media says two property owners have died battling wildfires fueled by heat and winds that have consumed vast swaths of southern Italy. More>>

Evacuees return home as wildfires across West calm down

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Relief was slowly arriving after a rough stretch of wildfires all around the U.S. West. More>>

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