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Governor calls up Guard, asks Bush for military support

a shared story    487 weeks 3 days 7 hours 27 minutes ago
SACRAMENTO (AP) -- Gov. Schwarzenegger is calling up 1,500 National Guard troops to deploy to the Southern California wildfires.... 

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Myanmar death toll could hit 10,000, foreign minister says

a shared story    459 weeks 3 days 18 hours 34 minutes ago
Myanmar's foreign minister says the death toll from Tropical Cyclone Nargis could reach 10,000. Foreign diplomats said Nyan Win made the comment at a Monday briefing given to them and representatives of U.N. and international aid agencies. 

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Coast Guard monitors didn't warn ship's crew

a shared story    483 weeks 6 days 23 hours 6 minutes ago
Coast Guard workers who monitor ship traffic in San Francisco Bay did not warn the crew of the Cosco Busan that it was about to sideswipe the base of a Bay Bridge tower last week, or even that the ship was near the obstacle, federal investigators...(more) 

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Raw Video: San Bruno Calif. Homes on Fire After Explosion

a shared story    337 weeks 26 minutes ago
Raw footage from KGO of the fires in San Bruno 

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Louisiana, BP oil spill: Gulf oil spill threatens survival of an isolated village

a shared story    342 weeks 2 days 4 hours 55 minutes ago
In Grand Bayou, La., wiped out by Hurricanes Rita and Katrina, the spill is the latest catastrophe to strike its Atakapa-Ishak people, who have long contended with oil companies' encroachment. 

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10 killed, injuries 'massive' in train crash near L.A.

a shared story    440 weeks 6 days 2 hours 21 minutes ago
A Metrolink commuter train believed to be carrying up to 350 people collided with a freight train Friday, killing two people ...  

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Texans endure sleepless night as Ike roars ashore

a shared story    440 weeks 6 days 2 hours 15 minutes ago
GALVESTON, Texas (AP) -- A colossal Hurricane Ike menaced the darkened Texas coast early Saturday, ensuring a sleepless night for thousands who huddled and waited to find out if a gamble to face the storm head-on could cost them their lives.... 

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Gas line explosion burns San Bruno neighborhood

a shared story    337 weeks 34 minutes ago
With a thunderous roar heard for miles, a natural gas line explosion ripped through a San Bruno neighborhood Thursday evening, sending up a geyser of fire that killed at least one person and injured more than 20 others, and igniting a blaze that destroyed 53 homes...(more) 

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Madrid crash kills 147

a shared story    444 weeks 1 day 14 hours 38 minutes ago
MADRID, Spain (AP) _ Spain's Interior Ministry says 45 people are dead after an airliner bound for the Canary Islands swerved off the runway and caught fire during takeoff from the Madrid airport.  

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`Disaster fatigue' leads to drop in giving

a shared story    457 weeks 3 days 5 hours 35 minutes ago
The numbers are almost too large to fathom, so many Americans stop trying. As bodies pile up in disaster after global disaster, even the most sympathetic souls can turn away. Charities know this as "donor fatigue," but it might be more accurately described as disaster fatigue —...(more) 

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Report: Death toll in China quake exceeds 12,000 another 18,000 buried

a shared story    458 weeks 2 days 15 hours 57 minutes ago
The toll of the dead and missing soared as rescue workers dug through flattened schools and homes on Tuesday in a desperate attempt to find survivors of China's worst earthquake in three decades. The official Xinhua News Agency said the death toll exceeded 12,000 in Sichuan province...(more) 

Awesome: SF residents use human hair mats to clean up oil spill

a shared story    484 weeks 1 day 5 hours 35 minutes ago
Even though the government is chasing people away -- was Gavin REALLY in Hawaii? -- from helping clean up the spill, a bunch of people have been going out to Ocean Beach and cleaning up on their own. Check this out.... 

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