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  • Some electricity restored in Texas, but water woes grow

    AUSTIN, Texas - Power was restored to more homes and businesses Thursday in states hit by a deadly blast of winter that overwhelmed the electrical grid and left millions shivering in the cold this week. But the crisis was far from over in parts of the South, where many people still lacked safe drinking water.
  • iN VIDEO: Millions in U.S. endure record cold without power; at least 16 dead

    OCEAN ISLE BEACH, N.C. - A winter storm that left millions without power in record-breaking cold weather claimed more lives Tuesday, including three people found dead after a tornado hit a seaside town in North Carolina and four family members who perished in a Houston-area house fire while using a fireplace to stay warm.
  • Vernon fire crews douse tent fire in Polson Park

    Vernon firefighters extinguished ablaze this morning in Polson Park, after a tent someone was living in caught fire.
  • The burning question: What pollution and health threats are lurking in wood stoves?

    If the stereotype associated with country living holds fast, folks in Canada’s small towns and rural communities should be relishing the benefits of fresh, clean air.
  • California wine country adapting to annual wildfire threat

    SAN FRANCISCO - Harvest season in Northern California's wine country is what dream weddings are made of: ripe grapevines and golden sunsets provide ceremonies an alluring backdrop that every year draws millions of visitors.
  • UPDATE: Strong California quake causes injuries, damage

    NAPA, Calif. - The largest earthquake to hit the San Francisco Bay Area in 25 years sent scores of people to hospitals, ignited fires, damaged multiple historic buildings and knocked out power to thousands of homes and businesses in California's wine country on Sunday.
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