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Rob Lowe and Family Rescued from Raging Floods in France

Rob Lowe and Family Rescued from Raging Floods in France

Originally posted 06/26/2014 10:05AM

Rob Lowe's idyllic European holiday took a frightening turn Wednesday when the actor and his family had to be rescued at dawn from raging floodwaters that engulfed their vacation house in Grasse, France.

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Twin Twisters Level Nebraska Town, Kill 5-Year-Old Girl

Twin Twisters Level Nebraska Town, Kill 5-Year-Old Girl

Originally posted 06/17/2014 09:45AM

A storm packing rare dual tornadoes tore through a tiny farming town in northeast Nebraska, killing a 5-year-old girl, leaving grain bins crumpled like discarded soda cans and flattening dozens of homes.

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UpdatePosted 05/21/2014 12:30PM

Giant Sinkhole Opens at Austin Peay Stadium in Tennessee (VIDEO)

Originally posted 05/20/2014 11:00AM

Construction crews in Tennessee are working to fill a sinkhole that opened at Austin Peay State University's Governors Stadium.

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12 Killed, 3 Missing in Deadliest Avalanche Ever on Mount Everest

12 Killed, 3 Missing in Deadliest Avalanche Ever on Mount Everest

Originally posted 04/18/2014 08:30AM

An avalanche swept down a climbing route on Mount Everest early Friday, killing at least 12 Nepalese guides and leaving three missing in the deadliest disaster on the world's highest peak.

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'S-c-a-r-y Stuff': Stars Tweet About 5.1-Magnitude L.A. Earthquake

'S-c-a-r-y Stuff': Stars Tweet About 5.1-Magnitude L.A. Earthquake

Originally posted 03/29/2014 01:10PM

Tinseltown is all shook up.

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Man Loses Wife in the Mudslide, Then Uses Stick to Call for Help

Man Pulled From Washington Mudslide Used Stick to Dig for Help

Originally posted 03/28/2014 12:45PM

Almost completely encased in mud, Gary "Mac" McPherson could only move his right arm.

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Witness Recalls 'Blood-Curdling Scream' Heard After Mudslide Disaster

Witness Recalls 'Blood-Curdling Scream' Heard After Washington Mudslide Disaster

Originally posted 03/25/2014 03:15PM

As rescue workers continue to sift through the rubble following a deadly mudslide in Washington state this past weekend, a young survivor paints a harrowing picture of the horrifying natural disaster that has left at least 14 dead and up to 176 people missing.

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VIDEO: Massive Sinkhole at National Corvette Museum Swallows 8 Rare Cars

VIDEO: Massive Sinkhole at National Corvette Museum Swallows 8 Rare Cars

Originally posted 02/13/2014 09:30AM

Close your eyes, car lovers!

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UpdatePosted 01/28/2014 04:50PM

Raw Video: Avalanches Close 50 Miles of Highway, Cut Off Alaska Town

Originally posted 01/28/2014 11:00AM

The residents of Valdez, Alaska, aren't going anywhere, unless they have a helicopter.

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Dog Rescued From Rubble Nine Days After Illinois Tornado

Dog Rescued From Rubble Nine Days After Tornado Hit Central Illinois

Originally posted 11/30/2013 02:20PM

A 6-month-old pit bull that was buried under a pile of rubble for more than a week after a tornado ripped through a central Illinois has been coaxed to freedom with hot dogs and reunited with his owner.

Jacob Montgomery, a member of the Illinois National Guard, was separated from the dog, Dexter, when the Nov. 17 tornado destroyed his third-floor apartment in Washington, Ill. Montgomery combed through the wreckage multiple times but turned up no sign of Dexter.

Nine days after the storm, a neighbor who was looking for his cat, also missing, with the help of a group called Rescuing Animals in Need sent Montgomery a Facebook message to tell him Dexter had been found partially buried in debris where the apartment building used to stand.

"He said, 'I've got your dog right here,'" Montgomery recalled in a statement released by the Illinois National Guard. "As soon as Dexter saw me, his tail started going."

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