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Strong offshore quake shakes south Japan

Posted: 07/08/2008 - A strong earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.0 struck off the coast of the southern Japanese island of Okinawa on Tuesday, Japan's Meteorological Agency said.

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Barbour: "HUD Approves Hancock County Plans"

Posted: 07/07/2008 - Gov. Haley Barbour says the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has approved Mississippi's proposal for Katrina recovery projects in Hancock County.

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The Nation's Weather

Posted: 07/07/2008 - Here is Monday morning's national weather summary.

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Monday River Levels

Posted: 07/07/2008 - Here are Monday morning's river levels.

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NBC Universal to buy The Weather Channel for $3.5B

Posted: 07/07/2008 - NBC Universal and two partners said Sunday they have reached a deal to buy The Weather Channel from Landmark Communications Inc., ending a drawn-out process that had attracted interest from several major media companies.

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Focus on elk as disease persists near Yellowstone

Posted: 07/07/2008 - Federal officials are considering a tentative proposal that calls for capturing or killing infected elk in Yellowstone National Park to eliminate a serious livestock disease carried by animals in the area.

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Weather helps crews battling California wildfires

Posted: 07/07/2008 - Firefighters took advantage of cooler temperatures and higher humidity overnight to make progress containing a blaze burning through the mountains in Santa Barbara County before hotter, drier conditions return.

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Officials predict longer and stronger fire season

Posted: 07/07/2008 - The regional fire operations director for the Southwest Coordination Center said the West's fire season used to stretch from May into August or September, starting with blazes flaring up in the Southwest's arid spring.

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Tropical Storm Bertha Advisory

Posted: 07/06/2008 - Here is the 10 am Sunday Tropical Storm Bertha advisory from the National Hurricane Center.

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Study: Orangutan populations declining sharply

Posted: 07/06/2008 - Orangutan numbers have declined sharply on the only two islands where they still live in the wild and they could become the first great ape species to go extinct if urgent action isn't taken, a new study says.

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