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  • Firefighters braced for drier weather Thursday after remnants of a tropical storm helped them gain ground on a 4,180-acre blaze in the San Gabriel Mountains northeast of Los Angeles.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 06, 2012, 12:30 PM EST
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  • A powerful, magnitude-7.6 earthquake shook Costa Rica and a wide swath of Central America on Wednesday, collapsing some houses, blocking highways and causing panic and at least one death from a heart attack.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 06, 2012, 10:30 AM EST
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  • A steam blast at France's oldest nuclear plant Wednesday left two workers with slight finger burns and revived calls to reduce this country's heavy reliance on nuclear power.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 06, 2012, 10:00 AM EST
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  • The risk of getting diseases such as West nile virus and hantavirus is small. With the right precautions, you can still enjoy spending time outdoors.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 06, 2012, 10:00 AM EST
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