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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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  • Property owner considers fighting vandalism with art

    Property owner considers fighting vandalism with art

    Tuesday, October 24 2017 2:28 AM EDT2017-10-24 06:28:05 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - One property owner is at his wit’s end as his building is vandalized again. Don Parkins is one of the owners of the Bluz at the Bend building. He says over the course of a weekend, people had tagged his building. But this isn’t the only thing he’s been dealing with – someone’s been dumping trash in his parking lot. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - One property owner is at his wit’s end as his building is vandalized again. Don Parkins is one of the owners of the Bluz at the Bend building. He says over the course of a weekend, people had tagged his building. But this isn’t the only thing he’s been dealing with – someone’s been dumping trash in his parking lot. 

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  • Hikers activate beacon, rescued from Pacific Crest Trail

    Hikers activate beacon, rescued from Pacific Crest Trail

    Tuesday, October 24 2017 2:16 AM EDT2017-10-24 06:16:19 GMT

    SEATTLE (AP) - Two hikers who found themselves stranded on the Pacific Crest Trail due to whiteout conditions were rescued thanks to their emergency beacon. KOMO-TV reports that Dylan Zitawi and his hiking partner were rescued on Monday. They were 156 miles (250 kilometers) away from finishing the more than 2,600-mile (4,180-kilometer) trail when snow and rain hit them.

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    SEATTLE (AP) - Two hikers who found themselves stranded on the Pacific Crest Trail due to whiteout conditions were rescued thanks to their emergency beacon. KOMO-TV reports that Dylan Zitawi and his hiking partner were rescued on Monday. They were 156 miles (250 kilometers) away from finishing the more than 2,600-mile (4,180-kilometer) trail when snow and rain hit them.

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  • WATCH: Florida kayaker rescues iguana swept out to sea

    WATCH: Florida kayaker rescues iguana swept out to sea

    Tuesday, October 24 2017 2:09 AM EDT2017-10-24 06:09:38 GMT

    KEY WEST, Fla. - A Florida kayaker is being praised for playing Uber for an Iguana that got stranded out in the ocean in the Florida Keys last week. He documented the whole ordeal on video. Steve with Key West Kayak Fishing spotted the lizard an estimated four miles from shore, The little guy swam toward Steve and eventually hopped on his boat and hitched a ride back to shore. 

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    KEY WEST, Fla. - A Florida kayaker is being praised for playing Uber for an Iguana that got stranded out in the ocean in the Florida Keys last week. He documented the whole ordeal on video. Steve with Key West Kayak Fishing spotted the lizard an estimated four miles from shore, The little guy swam toward Steve and eventually hopped on his boat and hitched a ride back to shore. 

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