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Beijing: Cars Come Off Roads for Olympics

Posted: 06/26/2008 - Effort to clean Beijing's air ahead of the Olympics by removing cars begins. Skies remained smoggy and traffic was bumper-to-bumper in rush hour. Another law will allow vehicles on the road only on odd or even days.

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'Green' Casinos Conserve Energy, Profits

Posted: 06/26/2008 - With skylights and other features, Turtle Creek in Michigan bills itself a "green" casino. The resort has its own water treatment system that purifies 90,000 gallons daily. A growing number of casino operators are interested in environmental stewardship. The trend is reaching even casinos in extravagant Las Vegas.

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California Wildfires Threaten Hundreds of Homes

Posted: 06/26/2008 - Fire near Big Sur moving closer to 500 homes, only 3 percent contained. Fires in Butte County, California, cover 8 square miles, threaten 1,000 homes. More lightning expected in the next few days; resources stretched thin, governor says. Wildfires also burning in New Mexico.

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Rain Threatens Fragile Mississippi River Towns

Posted: 06/26/2008 - Severe thunderstorms rattled northern Missouri early Thursday, threatening to add even more rain to the swollen Mississippi River and complicate efforts to keep the river from engulfing this community.

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Flood Clean-Up Tips

Posted: 06/26/2008 - We have all witnessed the damage floods can cause. In the wake of severe storms, it's important to protect your family's health.

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Relatives Bid Farewell at Philippine Ferry Site

Posted: 06/26/2008 - Relatives said goodbye to their missing kin at the site of a capsized ferry in the central Philippines on Thursday fearing they will not see them again; dead or alive.

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Senate Committee Approves Bill for Extra Shuttle Mission

Posted: 06/26/2008 - The Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee approved a NASA authorization bill this week that would forbid the U.S. space agency from retiring the space shuttle before completing all remaining missions, including an additional flight to deliver the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS) to the International Space Station.

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The Nation's Weather

Posted: 06/26/2008 - The forecast for noon, Thursday, June 26, 2008 shows that low pressure will trigger potentially severe thunderstorms across the Northern Plains, the Great Lakes, and the Northeast. The Southeast will see pop-up showers and storms, while the West will remain dry and hot.

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Two Football Fans Hurt as Thousands Flee Euro 2008 Storm

Posted: 06/26/2008 - Electrical storm hits Vienna, disrupting coverage of crucial Euro 2008 semifinal. Thousands who gathered to watch Turkey-Germany match forced to flee Fan Zone. Millions watching worldwide left disappointed as TV coverage lost. Match itself, taking place in Basel, unaffected, Germany beat Turkey 3-2.

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Sodden, Crumbling Levee Protects Missouri Town

Posted: 06/26/2008 - Town of Winfield, Missouri, hopes crumbling Pin Oak levee holds until river crests. Mississippi expected to crest Saturday at more than 11 feet above flood stage. Winfield High School becomes staging ground for relief efforts, temporary shelters. Floodwaters have damaged 692 homes in Winfield.

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Ancient Impact May Explain Mars Mystery

Posted: 06/26/2008 - Southern hemisphere of Mars is pockmarked and filled with rugged highlands. Northern hemisphere is smoother and covered by low-lying plains. Researchers believe an asteroid or comet hit Mars some 4 billion years ago. The impact may have blasted away much of the planet's northern crust.

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Solar Panels, Clothesline Help Family Slash Energy Bills

Posted: 06/26/2008 - Solar power cuts family's monthly electricity bill from $150 to under $30. Redmond family home uses solar panels for 80 percent of its energy. Sun-powered oven cooks meals; family runs errands with bikes. About 250,000 homes in U.S. use solar power, industry group says.

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Pollen count

Posted: 06/26/2008 - Alternaria heavy today.

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New 'Slides' and Sandboils Confound Flood Fighters

Posted: 06/26/2008 - Crews laboring to strengthen fortifications along the swollen Mississippi tackled new dirt slides and seepages on a fragile earthen levee Wednesday as forecasters said more heavy rain could cause a second round of big crests.

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Divers Struggle with Bodies in Philippine Ferry

Posted: 06/26/2008 - Divers having difficulty removing bodies from a capsized ferry were forced to use heavy weights to help pull the dead out of the upside-down vessel, Philippine officials said Thursday.

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Mass at Philippines Ferry Site, Relatives Weep

Posted: 06/26/2008 - A Catholic priest said mass over the site of a capsized ferry in the central Philippines on Thursday as divers prepared to bore a hole in the vessel to speed up the retrieval of bodies.

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NASA Beefs Up Next-Generation Moon Rocket

Posted: 06/26/2008 - NASA unveiled a beefed-up redesign of a proposed moon rocket Wednesday, saying the Ares V spacecraft that is to carry astronauts to the lunar surface in 12 years will be around 38 stories tall and carry a heftier load than originally planned.

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Disney's Buzz Lightyear, Wall-E Explore Space For NASA

Posted: 06/26/2008 - "Please give a big green welcome to everybody's favorite space ranger ... Buzz Lightyear!" hollered the sergeant of the green army men, as Sheriff Woody, his horse Bullseye, cowgirl Jessie and Bo Peep looked on.

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Divers Struggle with Bodies in Philippine Ferry

Posted: 06/26/2008 - Divers having difficulty removing bodies from a capsized ferry were forced to use heavy weights to help pull the dead out of the upside-down vessel, Philippine officials said Thursday.

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