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A week after Japan floods, breakdowns in preparation clear

TOKYO -- The deadly flooding in western Japan has exposed deep problems with the nation's warnings-based disaster prevention system, exposing it as a poor substitute for physical flood control measure... read more

How Alaska fixed its earthquake-shattered roads in just days

But Alaska in late fall is bitterly cold, and frozen asphalt can take a week or longer to melt into a sticky, pliable material. Soon after the earthquake ... fires, floods, rising sea levels, or more ... read more

Is there a Lump of Coal in Santa's Stock Market Bag?

After the gut-wrenching $2.5 trillion wipeout in the S&P 500 since early October, traders are resting at relative ease as they prep for ... another two weeks. (Reuters) - Japan’s Nikkei dropped ... read more

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Soccer! The U.S. national team's long, strange trip to hiring a coach

So when word leaked two weeks ago that Pareja was leaving Dallas for Tijuana of Mexico’s Liga MX, it was obvious that Stewart had made his choice. But was it the right choice for a program in transiti... read more

DOTS In The Week Ahead: Divergence, Oil, Trade And Stocks

In the US, it may be experienced like a tax break that boosts discretionary household ... This may boost prices, which after a 10-day and a five-week losing streak, were technically overextended. The ... read more

Super Typhoon Neoguri Recap: Flooding, Mudslides in Okinawa, Japan

An evacuation advisory was issued for than 670 homes after ... The previous week, according to the Japan Times, parts of Nagasaki recorded the heaviest rainfall in 50 years, with over six inches of ra... read more

Navy sailors made tough call to seal flooding ship compartments, unclear if survivors were inside

By Sunday, the toll of the accident became clear ... this week. "They had to fight this ship to keep it above the surface. It was traumatic." Sixteen hours after the accident, the Fitzgerald limped ba... read more

The Complete Guide to What To Do Before, During, and After a Disaster

To break ... after and when you try to clean up the damage. Preparation is critical if you're in the path of a hurricane, or if you live in an area where hurricanes are frequent. Remember, hurricanes ... read more

Shohei Ohtani: The 'Best Baseball Player in the World' Isn't in MLB...Yet

At one point last season, Bass acquired a remote-controlled drone from a vending machine in Japan. To break ... now, after the superb start to his professional career, capped (so far) when he led the ... read more

Dave Barry's Year in Review

That was all we heard about, day after soul-crushing day, for the entire year. So when 2018 finally dawned, we were desperately hoping for change. It was a new year, a chance for the nation to break o... read more

Deadly Flooding In West From Heavy Rain, Rapid Snowmelt Prompts Rescues

Oroville Dam's spillway had to be shut down after water created a massive hole in the side of the spillway. Two deaths have been reported, including a crew member working to clear ... Flooding from he... read more

At Oroville Dam, a break in the storms gives engineers hope

"There's no erosion going on at Oroville Dam," See said. "Oroville's dam is completely ... the longtime Butte County district attorney. Oroville didn't flood then, but this week, Ramsey said, resident... read more

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