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Officials: Typhoon kills 5 on western Pacific island
HAGATNA, Guam (AP) -- Officials say a typhoon has killed at least five people on a western Pacific Ocean island ahead of strong winds that are expected to bear down on a neighboring island in Micronesia....

Grateful Oklahomans salvage belongings after killer storm
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SAND SPRINGS, Okla. (AP) -- Oklahomans salvaged soggy belongings Thursday after the Plains' first tornado outbreak of 2015, expressing gratitude that casualties were low but understanding that nature's next punch could be far worse....

Jersey shore pier where coaster fell into sea to be rebuilt
SEASIDE HEIGHTS, N.J. (AP) -- The New Jersey shore amusement pier that became an iconic image of Superstorm Sandy when the storm knocked its roller coaster into the ocean will be rebuilt - on dry land and not over the surf....

1 person killed when tornadoes hit Oklahoma, Arkansas
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TULSA, Okla. (AP) -- The slow start to the nation's tornado season came to a violent end Wednesday, when tornadoes raked Tulsa during its evening rush hour, killing one person and injuring others....

Storms bear down on Tulsa in evening rush
TULSA, Okla. (AP) -- Severe storms were bearing down on the Tulsa area, ending a quiet start to the nation's tornado season....

After Cyclone Pam, Vanuatu revives, rebuilds and rethinks
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EFATE, Vanuatu (AP) -- The roof from what was once the home of principal Melizabeth Uhi and her staff is now folded over branches high in the trees that border her school. She's now living with two other staff members in the only classroom that's still habitable. And she's running low on the rice she had before Cyclone Pam tore through Vanuatu a week ago, upending her life....

5 things to know about Vanuatu's devastating cyclone
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PORT VILA, Vanuatu (AP) -- It has been a week since Cyclone Pam ravaged the tiny South Pacific island nation of Vanuatu, killing at least 13 people and leaving thousands homeless, hungry and desperate for help....

Major solar storm hits Earth, may pull northern lights south
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A severe solar storm smacked Earth with a surprisingly big geomagnetic jolt Tuesday, potentially affecting power grids and GPS tracking while pushing the colorful northern lights farther south, federal forecasters said....

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