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The Illinois Emergency Management Agency is making a final push for families, schools, businesses and organizations to participate in the "Great Central U.S. Shakeout," an annual drill involving participants in more than 40 states.

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QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — A powerful earthquake collapsed at least one coal mine and dozens of mud houses in southwest Pakistan early Thursday, killing at least 20 people and injuring more than 200, an official said.

If you’ve invested some time and energy into sprucing up your outdoor space, you might be looking for ways to extend your enjoyment of it. But as the weather gets colder, it’s likely that you’ll have to turn to space heaters, fire pits and other outdoor heaters to make sitting outside comfortable so you can continue to enjoy your outdoor space.

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TODOQUE, Canary Islands (AP) — A wall of lava up to 12 meters (40 feet) high bore down on a Spanish village Wednesday as islanders scrambled to save what they could before the molten rock swallowed up their homes following a volcanic eruption.

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Your home may be plagued by a wet basement or crawlspace where water enters at will whenever it rains. In addition, your yard may be the neighborhood bog, rendering it useless in the wet season. Would you be interested in knowing how to make your basement, crawlspace or yard as dry at the Atacama Desert? I thought so.

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Haiti on Saturday was struck by a powerful earthquake that was actually slightly stronger than the devastating 2010 quake that turned much of the capital city of Port-au-Prince into rubble. The 7.2 magnitude earthquake has killed at least 225 people,, an early toll that experts fear will rise dramatically in coming days. However, experts don’t think the damage will be as widespread or deadly ...

Get every single drop out of your cleaning products by using this tip from @athomewithshannon. Putting marbles in the bottom of your spray bottles helps the solution rise up.

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I live in central New Hampshire, aka The Granite State. They don't call it that for nothing. My own house sits directly on top of one of the enormous granite plutons, the Meredith Porphyritic Granite. A giant piece of this solid bedrock is right next to my driveway. What a perfect place for me to live, considering my college major was geology.

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A rural vibe survives in this collection of humble peasant dwellings where thick yellowish stone walls and painted green doors whisk tourists back into the past.

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This village rises on a tuff rock cliff overlooking the Neto River. It's built in layers depending upon wealth: palazzos belonging to the richer families are at the top of the hill, the humble dwellings below, dug into the rock.

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At first even Italian speakers might feel a little lost here. Locals speak a weird-sounding slavic dialect called Arbereshe.

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