Hundreds evacuated as Romanian floods wreak havoc

VAIDEENI Romania - One person died and three others were missing after heavy rain caused floods in southwest Romania over the past three days, forcing hundreds of villagers to flee their homes, the interior ministry said on Wednesday.

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Rare tornado slams Boston area, knocks out power

BOSTON - Officials and residents in the Boston-area city of Revere were picking up the pieces early on Tuesday after it was raked by a rare tornado that knocked out power and damaged homes and buildings.

29 Jul 2014

Magnitude 6.3 quake hits Mexico, no major damages or injuries

- A magnitude 6.3 earthquake hit southwest of Juan Rodriguez Clara, in the eastern Mexican state of Veracruz on Tuesday at a depth of 95 km (60 miles), the U.S. Geological Survey said, but there were no immediate reports of injuries or major damages.

29 Jul 2014

Opponents fail to kill crow hunting proposal in Utah

SALT LAKE CITY - Wildlife enthusiasts in Utah failed on Tuesday in their bid to block a crow hunt planned in the state for this fall, but said they had seen no evidence that killing the birds was necessary.

29 Jul 2014

Firefighters in California gain ground against Yosemite blaze

GROVELAND Calif. - Firefighters gained ground on Tuesday against a blaze burning on the western edge of Yosemite National Park and an adjacent national forest, where flames have forced the evacuation of several dozen homes and the closure of three campgrounds.

29 Jul 2014