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Death Toll Near 100, And Likely To Rise, From Storms In Mexico

Death Toll Near 100, And Likely To Rise, From Storms In Mexico

Authorities were saying early Friday that at least 97 people were known to have died in the flooding, mudslides and other deadly after-effects of the two storms that struck the country this week.

Attack At The Navy Yard: Latest On The Shootings In D.C.

Attack At The Navy Yard: Latest On The Shootings In D.C.

The nation’s capital went on high alert Monday after a shooting attack at the city’s U.S. Navy Yard that left at least 11 victims and one gunman dead.

Rescue Efforts To Resume In Flooded Colorado; More Rain Due

Rescue Efforts To Resume In Flooded Colorado; More Rain Due

“Helicopters are expected to be back in the air in a major way Monday,” over the 15 counties across Colorado’s Front Range where historic flooding has killed at least 6 people, left hundreds more stranded and unaccounted for, and forced nearly 12,000 to evacuate their homes, our colleagues at KUNC report.

Colorado Gets Brief Break From Flood Warnings; Rain Is Forecast

Colorado Gets Brief Break From Flood Warnings; Rain Is Forecast

The rains that brought severe flooding to parts of northern and central Colorado have eased, allowing people a chance to regroup before more rain comes, possibly as soon as Saturday afternoon.

Rim Fire Is Third-Largest Wildfire In California’s History

Rim Fire Is Third-Largest Wildfire In California’s History

The Rim wildfire that began three weeks ago today is now 80 percent contained, officials say, but it has burned more than a quarter of a million acres, and it may continue to grow, thanks to low humidity and other conditions.

It’s A Girl! New Panda Is Doing Fine, National Zoo Says

It’s A Girl! New Panda Is Doing Fine, National Zoo Says

The giant panda cub born at the Smithsonian National Zoo in Washington, D.C., on Aug. 23 is a girl, officials announced Thursday morning.

U.S. ‘Ought To Respect’ State Marijuana Laws, Sen. Leahy Says

U.S. ‘Ought To Respect’ State Marijuana Laws, Sen. Leahy Says

The Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee says he’s done waiting for answers about how the Justice Department will handle marijuana offenses in states that have legalized small amounts of the drug.

Wildfire Near Yosemite Spreads, Threatens Ancient Trees

Wildfire Near Yosemite Spreads, Threatens Ancient Trees

The massive wildfire that’s burning on the northwest edge of Yosemite National Park is spreading, threatening to destroy thousands of rural homes and also posing a threat to beloved ancient sequoias.

King’s Dream Is Not Yet Reality, Americans Say In Survey

King’s Dream Is Not Yet Reality, Americans Say In Survey

Fewer than half of all Americans say the United States has made substantial progress in treating all races equally, according to a new poll released by the Pew Research Center Thursday.

NSA Has Broken Privacy Rules ‘Thousands Of Times Each Year’

NSA Has Broken Privacy Rules ‘Thousands Of Times Each Year’

The morning’s major scoop comes from The Washington Post: “The National Security Agency has broken privacy rules or overstepped its legal authority thousands of times each year since Congress granted the agency broad new powers in 2008.”