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BP: New Cap Has Stopped Flow Of Gulf Oil

BP says a new cap has stopped oil from leaking into the Gulf of Mexico for the first time since April.

Situation Report #4 on Severe Weather-Wisconsin, USA

With word from the National Weather Service (NWS) that the bulk of this evening’s storms is behind us and that additional severe weather is not expected, the State Emergency Operations Center (EOC) closed down at 3:00 a.m.

Chinese president, premier urge all-out efforts to protect the public from floods, minimize damages

BEIJING, July 14 (Xinhua) -- Chinese President Hu Jintao and Premier Wen Jiabao have ordered ministries and local governments to ensure the safety of the public and minimize property losses as the country entered the flood season.

China faces worst floods in years, Japan on alert

BEIJING/MANILA, July 15 (Reuters) - Heavy rains and powerful winds battered East Asia on Thursday, pressing authorities to evacuate hundreds of thousands of people from their homes in Japan and putting China on alert for its worst floods in years.