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DISASTER IN THE PHILIPPINES: Still Waiting For More Aid

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  • DEADLY SUPER TYPHOON: 10,000+ Feared Dead

    DEADLY TYPHOON: 10,000 Feared Dead

    Monday, November 11 2013 5:08 PM EST2013-11-11 22:08:46 GMT
    TACLOBAN, Philippines (AP) - The relief effort in the Philippines has barely begun.More >>
    TACLOBAN, Philippines (AP) - The relief effort in the Philippines has barely begun. As many as 10,000 people -- and perhaps more -- are dead as a result of the typhoon that struck on Friday.More >>

TACLOBAN, Philippines (AP) - It's apparently just as tough getting into the hardest hit areas in the Philippines in the wake of the killer typhoon as it is to get out.
    
There are medical supplies, pallets of water and food waiting to be delivered, but of the millions of victims, few have gotten any help yet. And of thousands who mobbed the airport in Tacloban, only a few hundred were able to board outbound planes.
    
Most residents of the hardest hit city of Tacloban  spent the night under pouring rain - either in the ruins of their homes or in the open along roadsides and damaged trees.
 

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  • Arkansas' new Ten Commandments monument at Capitol destroyed less than 24 hours after installation

    Arkansas' new Ten Commandments monument at Capitol destroyed less than 24 hours after installation

    Wednesday, June 28 2017 11:49 AM EDT2017-06-28 15:49:19 GMT

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - The lawmaker behind a Ten Commandments monument at the Arkansas state Capitol is calling the statue's destruction "an act of violence" and says he expects to be able to raise funds quickly to replace the display. Republican Sen. Jason Rapert on Wednesday condemned the destruction of the monument less than 24 hours after it was installed at the Capitol. 

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    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - The lawmaker behind a Ten Commandments monument at the Arkansas state Capitol is calling the statue's destruction "an act of violence" and says he expects to be able to raise funds quickly to replace the display. Republican Sen. Jason Rapert on Wednesday condemned the destruction of the monument less than 24 hours after it was installed at the Capitol. 

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  • Sutherland Canyon Fire Grows to 5,000 Acres. New Level 1 Evacuations Issued

    Sutherland Canyon Fire Grows to 5,000 Acres. New Level 1 Evacuations Issued

    Wednesday, June 28 2017 9:42 AM EDT2017-06-28 13:42:47 GMT

    CHELAN COUNTY, Wash. - UPDATE: June 27, 2:30 a.m. Crews say the grass fires burning about five miles southeast of Wenatchee, now known as the Spartan Fire, is 4500 acres in size and 10% contained. About three miles away from the Spartan fire is the Surtherland Canyon Fire, which has burned about 3,000 acres and is also 10% contained. 

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    CHELAN COUNTY, Wash. - UPDATE: June 27, 2:30 a.m. Crews say the grass fires burning about five miles southeast of Wenatchee, now known as the Spartan Fire, is 4500 acres in size and 10% contained. About three miles away from the Spartan fire is the Surtherland Canyon Fire, which has burned about 3,000 acres and is also 10% contained. 

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  • Firefighters knock down fuel tanker fire in Eagle Ridge neighborhood

    Firefighters knock down fuel tanker fire in Eagle Ridge neighborhood

    Wednesday, June 28 2017 3:09 AM EDT2017-06-28 07:09:30 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash - Spokane firefighters knocked down a fuel tanker fire in the Eagle Ridge neighborhood near S Skylark Drive and S. Forest Ridge Drive late Tuesday night. Neighbors in the area reported hearing an explosion that rattled windows of nearby homes just before 11 o'clock.

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    SPOKANE, Wash - Spokane firefighters knocked down a fuel tanker fire in the Eagle Ridge neighborhood near S Skylark Drive and S. Forest Ridge Drive late Tuesday night. Neighbors in the area reported hearing an explosion that rattled windows of nearby homes just before 11 o'clock.

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