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  • Arizona jaguar? Photos show rare big cat near Tucson.

    Arizona jaguar is seen in photos roaming the mountains southeast of Tucson. Federal wildlife officials provided the photos of the rare Arizona jaguar to the Arizona Daily Star in response to a Freedom of Information Act request.

  • Pacifica shark attacks kayak. Man inside escapes unharmed.

    Pacifica shark attacks a man's kayak in waters just south of San Francisco Tuesday. The kayaker was able to escape and returned to shore without injury, according to Pacifica police. Most shark attacks off California shores occur between July and November, when the predators are drawn by seals and sea lions.

  • BP oil spill: Oil giant challenges Gulf payments

    BP oil spill settlement payments are being aggressively contested by London-based BP. The company may seek to recover what BP calls 'overpayments' that businesses received from the court-supervised settlement program for the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

  • Yarmouth Maine explosion linked to propane gas

    An explosion in Yarmouth, Maine Tuesday apparently involved propane, the only source of fuel to the building. The Yarmouth, Maine explosion resembled an earlier explosion in Bath, Maine from a leak in a propane line.

  • Tsunami hit East Coast in June? Scientists say maybe.

    A tsunami may have made landfall on the US East Coast earlier in June, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Tuesday. A strong storm moved through the region and offshore that day, and scientists were trying to determine if it played a role in a possible tsunami.

  • Tropical Storm Cosme becomes hurricane off Mexico coast

    Tropical Storm Cosme no more; Hurricane Cosme has formed off Mexico's Pacific coast. The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami says Cosme will generate large swells that will affect parts of Mexico's Pacific coast Tuesday and parts of southern Baja California starting Tuesday night and into Thursday.

  • Tropical Storm Cosme forms off southwest Mexico

    Tropical Storm Cosme made its way through the Pacific southwest of Mexico Monday. The US National Hurricane Center said Tropical Storm Cosme could become a hurricane by Tuesday night or Wednesday.

  • South Fork fire forces town to evacuate

    South Fork fire threatens to engulf the Colorado tourist town as officials evacuate 400 residents and visitors. In South Fork, fire crews are working to save cabins and homes from the approaching blaze. 

  • Bee kill-off in parking lot. Pesticide blamed.

    Bee kill-off at an Oregon shopping center was caused by a pesticide for aphids. The kill-off involved some 25,000 bumble bees.  

  • Canmore flood threatens towns in west Canada

    Canmore flood in western Canada may force as many as 100,000 people from their homes. The flood washed out roads and bridges and at least one person is missing in the Canmore flood.

  • Bear mauls man: Animal was 'goaded' into attack

    Bear mauls man who offered it barbecue meat at a campground in Alaska. The man was treated for puncture wounds and scratches after being mauled by the bear. The animal isn't likely to threaten other people, officials said.

  • Colorado fires 2013 destroy hundreds of homes

    Colorado fires 2013 spread through a dry, densely wooded area of Colorado Thursday, destroying at least 360 homes. Hot temperatures, wind gusts, and bone-dry forest conditions fueled the Colorado fires 2013.

  • Derecho threat: Storms batter Midwest with wind, hail

    A violent weather system – threatening a severe event called a derecho – moved through the Midwest Wednesday dumping hail and rain. Some 12 million people in four states live in the area at high risk of the storms and a potential derecho, according to the National Weather Service.

  • Royal Gorge fire forces prisoner evacuation (+video)

    Royal Gorge fire destroys three structures near Canon City, Colo., and spurs evacuation of 900 at a state prison. Besides the Royal Gorge fire, three other Colorado wildfires have destroyed dozens of homes and force thousands to flee.

  • Bloomberg details NYC plan to combat climate change (+video)

    New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg laid out a multimillion dollar plan Tuesday to guard New York City against storms and the effects of global warming. Fueled by Superstorm Sandy last fall, the sweeping proposals for New York represent a sizeable step up in scale and urgency for Mayor Bloomberg.

  • Deer Doritos bag: Police save fawn from snacks

    Deer Doritos bag is no more. Police in Florida discovered a deer with its entire head stuck in a bag of Doritos, late Saturday evening, but the deer Doritos bag was removed without a struggle.

  • San Onofre nuclear plant to shut down permanently

    San Onofre nuclear plant is shutting down for good after an epic 16-month battle over whether the twin reactors could be safely restarted with millions of people living nearby, officials announced Friday. The problems at San Onofre center on steam generators that were installed during a $670 million overhaul in 2009 and 2010. 

  • NY college explosion blamed on natural gas leak

    An explosion at a college building in New York Tuesday is being blamed on leaking natural gas. The presumed natural gas explosion blew out windows, sent a door sailing through the air and injured seven people, but authorities said none of the injuries were life-threatening.

  • 3 feet of snow for Memorial Day? Yes, in NY.

    3 feet of snow fall over Memorial Day weekend on Whiteface Mountain in New York. Authorities forced to close mountain highway after 3 feet of snow.

  • Global protests target Monsanto, genetically modified food

    Organizers say 'March against Monsanto' protests held in 52 nations and 436 cities. Anti-Monsanto rallies sparked by a Facebook page in February.