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Sears store in White Plains, N.Y., watches its destiny decided in courthouse 2 blocks away

Sears store in White Plains, N.Y., watches its destiny decided in courthouse 2 blocks awaySears made its name in American suburbia, like the bedroom community just outside New York City, where its bankruptcy case is unfolding.



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Powerful winds, large hail take aim at Southern Plains

Powerful winds, large hail take aim at Southern PlainsTULSA, Okla. (AP) — Golf ball-sized hail and powerful winds are expected to roll through parts of the Southern Plains late Sunday, marking the latest round of turbulent weather across the Midwest and South, forecasters said.



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U.S. Plains wildfires ravage ranches in three states

U.S. Plains wildfires ravage ranches in three statesWhen the Schwerzenbach family saw a wildfire racing toward their remote ranch in Lipscomb, Texas, there was no time to run. “We had a minute or two and then it was over us,” said 56-year-old Nancy Schwerzenbach. The fire, moving up to 70 miles per hour (112 kph), was one of several across more than 2 million acres (810,000 hectares) that hit the Texas Panhandle, Oklahoma and Kansas last week, causing millions of dollars of damage and killing thousands of livestock.



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U.S. Plains blazes kill six, Kansas wildfires largest recorded

U.S. Plains blazes kill six, Kansas wildfires largest recordedBy Jon Herskovitz AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) – Firefighters are getting under control some of the fast-moving wildfires that have killed six people and scorched about 1.5 million acres (over 600,000 hectares) from Colorado to Kansas, causing thousands of evacuations, officials said on Wednesday. The threat of wildfires remained high in the U.S. Plains due to dry weather, strong winds and parched vegetation. The National Weather Service issued a critical fire risk warning for the Texas Panhandle into Oklahoma, Kansas and western Missouri.



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