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Chairman of Nuclear Regulatory Commission to Resign

Chairman of Nuclear Regulatory Commission to ResignMark Wilson/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- The chairman of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, who has received sharp criticism from some in Congress, is leaving his post after four fellow commissioners accused him of being a bully.Gregory Jackzo&rsqu...

Historic Mining Town Forced to Evacuate as Arizona Wildfires Rage On

Historic Mining Town Forced to Evacuate as Arizona Wildfires Rage OnHemera Technologies/Thinkstock(MAYER, Ariz.) -- Firefighters in Arizona are battling a growing problem, as high winds overnight caused a handful of wildfires to nearly triple in size.“The next three days are critical in fire weather, as far as th...

Wildfires Burn In Arizona: Sign of What’s to Come?

Wildfires Burn In Arizona: Sign of What’s to Come?iStockphoto/Thinkstock(PHOENIX) -- Firefighters in Arizona are struggling to contain several wildfires, a taste of what could be a long and difficult season as the combination of high temperatures and extremely dry conditions raise the greater risk of ...

Kentuck Derby Mystery: Body Found, Cops Say Evidence of Foul Play

Kentuck Derby Mystery: Body Found, Cops Say Evidence of Foul PlayMARK ABRAHAM/AFP/GettyImages(LOUISVILLE, KY.) -- Louisville, Ky., homicide detectives are investigating the death of a man whose injured body was found this morning in one of the barns at Churchill Downs a day after the Kentucky Derby, authorities said...

Earthquake Scientists Give 5-Story Building the Shake Test

Earthquake Scientists Give 5-Story Building the Shake TestUC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering(SAN DIEGO) -- On the world’s largest outdoor shake table, a team of engineers at the University of California, San Diego, Tuesday began a two-week series of tests to study how a five-story, concrete build...

New National Weather Service Warnings Helped, Meteorologist Says

New National Weather Service Warnings Helped, Meteorologist SaysComstock/Thinkstock(SILVER SPRING, Md.) -- When it comes to escaping the path of a tornado, every second counts.So when an unpredictable, massive storm system that produced over 75 reported twisters began brewing in the Plains states over the weekend, ...

Tornadoes: Midwest Twisters Leave 5 Dead in Oklahoma

Tornadoes: Midwest Twisters Leave 5 Dead in OklahomaComstock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- At least five people are dead after violent storms ripped through several states in the nation's mid-section as officials work to clean up the damage this morning and brace for more violent weather. Wisconsin, Minnesota...

Coast Guard Checking Oil Slick In the Gulf of Mexico

Coast Guard Checking Oil Slick In the Gulf of MexicoiStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW ORLEANS) -- The Coast Guard is investigating reports of an oil slick near wells operated by Shell Oil in the Gulf of Mexico.Petty Officer 1st Class Jeremy McClure said Thursday that a Coast Guard helicopter has been dispatche...

March’s Heat Melts Records

March’s Heat Melts Records iStockPhoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- You likely felt it, but now it’s official that March 2012 was the warmest March on record for the lower 48 states, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.The average temperature of 51...

Disaster Relief ‘Impostor’ Insists He’s Innocent

Disaster Relief ‘Impostor’ Insists He’s InnocentVolunteer Medics Worldwide(HENRYVILLE, Ind.) -- Out on bail and under house-arrest, Gerald Flint, the man accused of being an imposter by residents and victims of last month's devastating tornado in Henryville, Ind., told ABC News the claims against hi...

After Texas Tornadoes, South Expecting Fresh Round of Storms

After Texas Tornadoes, South Expecting Fresh Round of StormsTom Pennington/Getty Images(DALLAS) -- Parts of the southern Plains, western Ozarks and lower Mississippi Valley are at risk of severe weather this week while regions across Texas begin to clean up after 18 reported tornadoes raked a path of destructio...

Tornadoes Tear Through Dallas, Leave Path of Destruction

Tornadoes Tear Through Dallas, Leave Path of DestructionTom Pennington/Getty Images(DALLAS) -- Powerful tornadoes carved a path of destruction through the north Texas area on Tuesday, tossing tractor-trailers into the road and tangling power lines among remnants of homes and personal possessions.Brandy Kemp...

Tornadoes Touch Down In Dallas-Fort Worth Area; Damage Reported

Tornadoes Touch Down In Dallas-Fort Worth Area; Damage ReportedABC News(DALLAS) -- At least two tornadoes touched down in the Dallas-Fort Worth area on Tuesday, carving a path of destruction before moving through northern Texas.There was no immediate word of injuries.At one point, live aerials from the scene showe...

Colorado Wildfires Spread; Hundreds of Homes Evacuated

Colorado Wildfires Spread; Hundreds of Homes EvacuatedStockbyte/John Foxx(DENVER) -- At least one person is dead after intense wildfires stretching up to 3,000 acres erupted Monday in Colorado's Front Range Foothills, about 25 miles southwest of Denver, according to the Jefferson County sheriff's office.&...

Tornado Hits San Antonio as Severe Weather Rattles South and Midwest

Tornado Hits San Antonio as Severe Weather Rattles South and MidwestComstock/Thinkstock (SAN ANTONIO, Texas) -- Severe weather hammered the Midwest and South including a tornado that touched down in San Antonio, where at least 50 homes were damaged or destroyed. Residents from Minnesota to Texas are bracing for floodin...

Caught on Tape: Tornado Rips Indiana School

Caught on Tape: Tornado Rips Indiana SchoolScott Olsen/Getty Images (HENRYVILLE, Ind.) -- High school security cameras in Henryville, Ind., captured rare footage of the effects of a tornado that ripped the unoccupied school apart.On March 2, a deadly string of tornadoes turned tight-knit rural ...

Heat Wave Sweeps US; NOAA Says Spring Flood Risk Low

Heat Wave Sweeps US; NOAA Says Spring Flood Risk LowNOAA(WASHINGTON) -- For the first time in four years, there is no major flood risk warning in effect for any part of the United States, according to NOAA’s annual Spring Outlook.“The U.S. is getting a much needed spring break,” said L...

Obama Calls Governors of Storm-Ravaged States

Obama Calls Governors of Storm-Ravaged StatesPete Souza/Official White House Photo(WASHINGTON) -- President Obama called the governors of Indiana, Ohio, and Kentucky on Saturday regarding the deadly tornados that have claimed at least 35 lives across a wide swath of the United States since Friday...

Tornado Devastation: How to Help

Tornado Devastation: How to HelpScott Olson/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- A deadly string of tornados that ripped through the South and Midwest turned tightly knit rural communities into apocalyptic war zones, left dozens of people dead in five states and thousands homeless. Schools were...

Tornado Tragedy: Child Ripped From Mother’s Arms, Baby Found in Field

Tornado Tragedy: Child Ripped From Mother’s Arms, Baby Found in FieldScott Olson/Getty Images(CHELSEA, Ind.) -- A mother's strength was no match for a deadly tornado that sucked her 4-year-old daughter out of her arms as the two huddled in a cellar in Chelsea, Ind. The child and her great grandparents, who were upstairs...

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