Democratic senator uses Okla. tornado for anti-GOP rant over global warming

Politics | Jeff Poor

Before the bodies are cold, Democratic Sen. Whitehouse blames Republicans for deaths in Oklahoma

At least 35 dead in 6 states after storm’s rampage - AP

US | Steven Nelson (admin)

‘Our thoughts and prayers are with everybody in North Carolina who has been through this horrible day’

Japan and the broken-window fallacy: Natural disasters do not stimulate the economy

op-ed | Matt Kibbe

We are all poorer as a result of natural or man-made disasters.

Successful evacuations lead to zero deaths in massive Australian cyclone - AP

World | admin

Widespread preparedness and evacuation result in amazing zero death count from Wednesday’s Australian cyclone

Terror, ruin but no deaths in huge Australia storm - AP

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Australia residents and officials were shocked and relieved that no one was reported killed by the monstrous Cyclone Yasi

Massive 7.4 earthquake hits SW Pakistan - AP

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United States Geological Service has reported a major earthquake in a remote area in southwestern Pakistan

Landslides in Brazil kill hundreds - AP

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464 die in Brazil slides, survivors relate horrors

Magnitude-7.1 quake shakes southern Chile - AP

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Chilean officials and the U.S. Geological Survey say a magnitude-7.1 quake has shaken southern Chile, sending hundreds fleeing for higher ground for fear that it would generate a tsunami

New Year's Eve tornadoes kill 6 in US - AP

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Southern and Midwestern states experienced powerful tornadoes Friday that killed 6 people and injured dozens

Wikileaks: Anna Nicole wreaked havoc in Bahamas - AP

Entertainment | admin

Anna Nicole Smith may have been a ‘B-list celebrity,’ but she endangered the entire government, according to newly leaked U.S. diplomatic cables

Clouds from Indonesia volcano trigger evacuations - AP

Business | admin

The fear is that a new lava dome forming in the mouth of the crater will collapse, triggering a deadly surge

2 wildfires prompt evacuations in Boulder, Colo. - AP

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Three subdivisions in the foothills with the homes of at least 1,700 people were evacuated Friday morning

Russia's Kamchatka volcanoes spew giant ash clouds - AP

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Ash clouds have soared up to 10 kilometers (33,000 feet) into the air and are spreading east across the Pacific Ocean

Indonesia tsunami kills 113; scores more missing - AP

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The fault that ruptured Monday on Sumatra island’s coast also caused the 2004 quake and monster Indian Ocean tsunami

Earthquake rattles parts of Oklahoma, felt in Kan. - AP

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The 4.5 earthquake struck central Oklahoma and was felt as far away as Wichita, Kansas

Mexican governor: hundreds feared dead in slide - AP

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Oaxaca state Gov. Ulises Ruiz said that a landslide buried 100 to 300 houses and speculated that 500 to 1,000 people could be dead

All shook up: Another earthquake in New Zealand - AP

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The 5.6 magnitude quake is the second this month in New Zealand

Just 2 percent of quake debris in Haiti cleared - AP

World | admin

The city looks pretty much as it did a month after the Jan. 12 quake