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Arizona Wildfire Growing Amid Windy Conditions

A wildfire has led the U.S. Forest Service to shut down a portion of the Tonto National Forest has grown to more than 14,000 acres. The Wildcat Fire increased in size because of windy weather conditions Sunday, prompting the Tonto …

Landslide Forces Closure of Iconic California Chapel

A decades-old landslide that’s rapidly accelerating has forced the dismantling of Wayfarers Chapel, an iconic Southern California church that was designed by one of famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright’s sons and built among soaring redwoods and sweeping Pacific Ocean views. …

Greater Chance of Major Hurricane on East Coast This Year, Less in Gulf, Scientist Says

Multiple computer models from forecasting organizations across the globe have predicted a very active hurricane season starting next month, spelling trouble for Florida and much of the Eastern United States. The models aren’t wrong, said Phil Klotzbach, a senior research …

It’s a Matter of When, Not if, a Hurricane Will Hit Florida, Forecasters Say

SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — With the start of hurricane season less than a month away, U.S. officials who predict, prepare for and respond to natural disasters had a message for Floridians on Friday: It’s not a matter of if a …

St. Pete Looking at Downtown Transformation with Housing and New Rays Stadium

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The future of the Tampa Bay Rays is about to come into clearer focus as local officials begin public discussions over a planned $1.3 billion ballpark that would be the anchor of a much larger …

Tornadoes in Tennessee, North Carolina Kill Three, Damage Properties

High winds, hail, heavy rain and tornadoes battered Southern states from Alabama to North Carolina Wednesday and Thursday morning, leaving three people dead and hundreds of properties with heavy damage. USA Today, CNN and other news outlets reported that the …

Kansas City Women’s Soccer Plans $800 Million Stadium District

After a failed vote to build a downtown Kansas City Royals stadium, another of the city’s professional sports teams is planning to expand with a mixed-used entertainment district. The Kansas City Current, the city’s National Women’s Soccer League team, will …

Texas Lawmakers Fault Xcel Power Pole in State’s Largest Fire

The worst wildfire in Texas history was sparked by a power pole and lines owned by Xcel Energy Inc. that hadn’t been effectively maintained or replaced, according to a state legislative committee report. The pole identified as the cause of …

1 Person Killed, Homes Destroyed After Tornado Rips NE Kansas

WESTMORELAND, Kan. (AP) — One person died Tuesday when a tornado ripped through the small city of Westmoreland in northeastern Kansas, destroying houses, RVs and outbuildings, authorities said. Pottawatomie County officials said on Facebook that a tornado struck the city …

Southeast Seas Rising Faster Than Other Regions, ‘Turbocharging’ Floods, Report Finds

From the Rio Grande to the Outer Banks, sea levels are rising faster than most other parts of the world, blocking the outflow of rivers and streams and causing inland flooding that would not have been seen just a few …