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In this Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018, photo, an installation of a dome-shaped rooftop cover housing key equipment is near completion at Unit 3 reactor of the Fukushima Dai-ich nuclear power plant ahead of a fuel removal from its storage pool in Okuma, Fukushima Prefecture, northeast Japan, during an exclusive visit by The Associated Press. The final pieces of a jelly roll-shaped cover are being put in place atop Fukushima’s most damaged nuclear reactor. Huge cranes have been installed to begin removing 566 sets of still-radioactive fuel rods from a storage pool later this year. It’s taken seven years just to get this far, the first concrete step toward dismantling the Tokyo Electric Power Co. nuclear plant, damaged in an earthquake and tsunami. (AP Photo/Mari Yamaguchi)
January 30, 2018 - 8:48 pm
OKUMA, Japan (AP) — High atop Fukushima's most damaged nuclear reactor, the final pieces of a jelly-roll shaped cover are being put in place to seal in highly radioactive dust. Blown apart by a hydrogen explosion in 2011 after an earthquake and tsunami hit Japan's Fukushima Dai-ichi plant, reactor...
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This photo shows the remains of a home after a house fire Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018, in Cleveland. Firefighters say the blaze caused severe damage, hindering their ability to search the charred home. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
January 30, 2018 - 1:27 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — Fire investigators say a heavily damaged home where two children and two adults are missing after an overnight fire in Cleveland is too dangerous to search. A fire department spokesman says construction equipment will be used to take apart the home and make it safe for firefighters...
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Jacob Lerma looks at the bare studs inside his home, which was damaged by floodwaters from Hurricane Harvey, Monday, Jan. 22, 2018, in Friendswood, Texas. Five months after Hurricane Harvey damaged thousands of houses in Texas, financial difficulties many homeowners still face as they work to rebuild has created a spike in missed mortgage payments. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
January 27, 2018 - 10:56 am
FRIENDSWOOD, Texas (AP) — As Jacob Lerma surveyed the skeletal beams of his suburban Houston home that was flooded during Hurricane Harvey, he kept muttering three words as he wondered if his family would ever be able to move back in: "I don't know." Like many Texans whose homes were flooded during...
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Eric Arneson unloads his truck after returning to his home in Montecito, Calif., Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018. Residents are trickling back to the California coastal town that was devastated two weeks ago by mudslides that killed at least 21 people and destroyed more than a hundred homes. (AP Photo/Daniel Dreifuss)
January 25, 2018 - 5:30 pm
MONTECITO, Calif. (AP) — Emotional residents are trickling back to the California coastal town that was devastated two weeks ago by mudslides that killed at least 21 people and destroyed more than a hundred homes. Santa Barbara County officials finally lifted evacuation orders this week for about 1...
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FILE - In this Aug. 28, 2017, file photo, rescue boats float on a flooded street as people are evacuated from rising floodwaters brought on by Tropical Storm Harvey in Houston. The National Hurricane Center’s official report on Harvey compiles staggering numbers, starting with 68 dead and $125 billion in damage. But the really big numbers in the Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018, tally have to do with the rainfall that swamped Houston. Two places had more than five feet of rain. Eighteen different parts of Texas logged more than four feet of rain. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
January 25, 2018 - 3:51 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The official numbers for last year's Hurricane Harvey are in, and they go beyond the 68 dead and $125 billion in damage. Two locations in southeast Texas got more than 5 feet of rain and 18 different parts of Texas logged more than 4 feet of rain. Harvey also spawned 57 tornadoes...
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Mark Swartz sits in the living room of his home as he salvages items after it was destroyed by a tornado Tuesday, March 7, 2017, when a severe storm passed through Oak Grove, Mo. Monday night. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
March 07, 2017 - 7:03 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Mark and Jennifer Swartz moved into their first home in November. On Tuesday, only a section of floor was left of their three-bedroom, two-bath house in Oak Grove, Missouri, after a storm system that dropped more than 30 tornadoes across the Midwest tore it apart. "It's all...
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Mark Swartz sits in the living room of his home as he salvages items after it was destroyed by a tornado Tuesday, March 7, 2017, when a severe storm passed through Oak Grove, Mo. Monday night. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
March 07, 2017 - 6:55 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Mark and Jennifer Swartz moved into their first home in November. On Tuesday, only a section of floor was left of their three-bedroom, two-bath house in Oak Grove, Missouri, after a storm system that dropped more than 30 tornadoes across the Midwest tore it apart. "It's all...
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Cattle graze by a wildfire near Protection, Kan., early Tuesday, March 7, 2017. Grass fires fanned by gusting winds scorched swaths of Kansas grassland Monday, forcing the evacuations of several towns and the closure of some roads. (Bo Rader/The Wichita Eagle via AP)
March 07, 2017 - 10:38 am
STERLING, Colo. (AP) — The Latest on wildfires burning across the country's midsection (all times local): 9:35 a.m. Authorities say a wildfire killed three ranch hands in the Texas Panhandle who were trying to usher cattle away from the flames. Gray County Judge Richard Peet said Tuesday that the...
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Lightning strikes near the barn on the Taylor farm near Lawrence, Kan., Monday, March 6, 2017. The area fell under a severe thunderstorm warning at the time. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)
March 07, 2017 - 2:22 am
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The National Weather Service says at least two tornadoes touched down in Missouri Monday evening as a line of severe storms with heavy rain and large hail moved across the state, damaging homes in communities north and east of the Kansas City metro area. Dan Hawblitzel, a...
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In this Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017, photo, family and neighbors survey the damage to the home of Patricia Huber in Perryville, Mo. The National Weather Service is sending crews to evaluate the damage from a powerful storm system that spawned deadly tornadoes in the nation’s midsection. (J.B. Forbes/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)
March 01, 2017 - 10:41 am
OTTAWA, Ill. (AP) — The Latest on severe weather affecting a large swath of the central U.S. (all times local): 9:40 a.m. Forecasters say the spring-like storm system that killed at least three people in the Midwest may have spawned a tornado near a mall south of Nashville, Tennessee. National...
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