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Strong Quake strikes Central Japan

CBS

CBS

A strong earthquake late Saturday struck a mountainous area of central Japan that hosted the 1998 winter Olympics, knocking down at least 10 homes in a ski resort town and injuring more than 20 people, officials said.
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Kansas Quake, 4.8, shakes Residents across Oklahoma

USGS

USGS

A large earthquake that originated in Kansas was felt by residents across Oklahoma, Wednesday afternoon.

The 4.8 magnitude temblor rumbled at 3:40 p.m., eight miles to the south of Conway Springs, Kansas, or about 124 miles north of the Oklahoma City metro, at a depth of three miles.
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Scientists try to predict Number of US Ebola Cases

AP

AP

Top medical experts studying the spread of Ebola say the public should expect more cases to emerge in the United States by year’s end as infected people arrive here from West Africa, including American doctors and nurses returning from the hot zone and people fleeing from the deadly disease.
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A look at latest Ebola developments

AP

AP

The World Health Organization says the rate of Ebola cases in Liberia seems to be slowing, although experts are still examining the data to make sure it is reliable. They are checking to make sure cases are not being underreported. The epidemic is far from over. The assistant director-general for WHO said Wednesday more than 13,600 people have been sickened in the outbreak, which has hit Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone hardest.
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Where’s CZAR? Ebola raises Management Questions

AP

AP

President Barack Obama’s commander in the fight against Ebola was expected to operate below the public radar. But did that mean invisible?

Ron Klain has barely been seen, and a week before midterm elections, Obama is pressing to dispel criticism that the government can’t manage the Ebola crisis.
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Supply Rocket headed to Space Station Explodes

AP

AP

An unmanned commercial supply rocket bound for the International Space Station exploded moments after liftoff Tuesday evening, with debris falling in flames over the launch site in Virginia. No injuries were reported following the first catastrophic launch in NASA’s commercial spaceflight effort.
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Lava within yards of homes on Hawaii’s Big Island

AP

AP

After weeks of slow, stop-and-go movement, a river of asphalt-black lava was within yards of a home in a Big Island community Tuesday.

The lava crackled and smoked as it advanced toward the two-story structure in Pahoa Village, smothering an expanse of vegetation.
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WHO: Number of Ebola-linked Cases passes 10,000

AP

AP

More than 10,000 people have been infected with Ebola and nearly half of them have died, according to figures released Saturday by the World Health Organization, as the outbreak continues to spread.

The Ebola epidemic in West Africa is the largest ever outbreak of the disease with a rapidly rising death toll in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. There have also been cases in three other West African countries, Spain and the United States.
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Rare Lightning Storm at Venice Beach kills & injures

CNN

CNN

Angelica Roquemore made the long drive from Bakersfield to Venice Beach on Sunday, planning to frolic in the waves with relatives during her first visit to the famed beach town’s white sand and eclectic shops.

But in an instant, the day at the beach turned into a scene of panic when a perfect storm of rare weather sent lightning bolts and booming thunder from a darkened sky.
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