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Flash Flood Watch issued July 31 at 11:49PM PDT until August 01 at 11:00PM PDT by NWS

...FLASH FLOODING POSSIBLE ON RECENT BURN AREAS FRIDAY... .BRIEF DOWNPOURS FROM ISOLATED TO SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS COULD PRODUCE FLASH FLOODING ACROSS AREAS THAT HAVE EXPERIENCED RECENT WILDFIRES. DEBRIS FLOWS AND RAPID RUNOFF WOULD BE A SIGNIFICANT THREAT IN THIS CASE. ...FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM PDT FRIDAY

Overnight

Lo71° Mostly Cloudy

Friday

Hi97° Slight Chc Thunderstorms

Friday Night

Lo71° Slight Chc Thunderstorms

Saturday

Hi96° Slight Chc Thunderstorms

Saturday Night

Lo71° Slight Chc Thunderstorms

Sunday

Hi97° Slight Chc Thunderstorms

Sunday Night

Lo73° Partly Cloudy

Monday

Hi99° Hot

Monday Night

Lo72° Partly Cloudy

Tuesday

Hi98° Hot

Israel vows to destroy Hamas tunnels

JERUSALEM — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said today that Israel will destroy the Hamas tunnel network in the Gaza Strip “with or without a cease-fire,” as the military called up another 16,000 reservists to pursue its campaign in the densely-populated territory.

W. Africa Ebola outbreak tops 700 deaths

DAKAR, Senegal — The deadliest recorded Ebola outbreak surpassed 700 deaths across West Africa today as the World Health Organization announced dozens of new deaths reported in the last several days.

Strike on crowded Gaza area kills 16, wounds 150

JEBALIYA REFUGEE CAMP, Gaza Strip — An Israeli airstrike hit a crowded Gaza shopping area on Wednesday, killing at least 16 people and wounding more than 150, hours after Israeli tank shells slammed into a U.N. school sheltering displaced Palestinians, killing 15 people, Gaza health officials said.

Landslide hits Indian village

NEW DELHI — Torrential rains triggered a massive landslide that buried a remote village in western India today, sweeping away scores of houses and possibly trapping more than 150 people, officials said.
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Liberia closes borders as Ebola spreads

MONROVIA, Liberia — Liberia’s president has closed all but three land border crossings, restricted public gatherings and quarantined communities heavily affected by the Ebola outbreak in the West African nation.

Pakistani mob attacks minority Muslims, kills 3

LAHORE, Pakistan — Pakistani police say a mob has burned down several homes belonging to minority Ahmadi Muslims in the country’s east, killing a woman and her two granddaughters following rumors about blasphemous postings on Facebook.

Civilian death toll climbs in Ukraine

DONETSK, Ukraine — Shelling in at least three cities in eastern Ukraine has hit a home for the elderly, a school and multiple homes, adding to a rapidly growing civilian death toll today.

Isreal pounds Gaza, striking at symbols of Hamas power

GAZA CITY — Israel escalated its military campaign against Hamas today, striking symbols of the militant group’s control in Gaza and firing tank shells that Palestinian officials said shut down the strip’s only power plant in the heaviest bombardment in the war so far.
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Battle rages in Gaza amid truce talks

JERUSALEM — Israeli aircraft struck 30 houses in the Gaza Strip early today, killing a leader of the militant Islamic Jihad group and two of his sons.

Black box found at Air Algerie crash site

PARIS — French soldiers secured a black box from the Air Algerie wreckage site in a desolate region of restive northern Mali today, the French president said. Terrorism hasn’t been ruled out as a cause, although officials say the most likely reason for the catastrophe that killed all onboard is bad weather.

Gaza death toll tops 700

JERUSALEM — Israel again pounded the Gaza Strip with bombardment today, driving up the Palestinian death toll to at least 720, while militants fired a flurry of rockets into Israeli territory, with most either falling harmlessly or intercepted by Israel’s Iron Dome antimissile defense system.

Pope meets Christian woman sentenced to death for faith

ROME — Pope Francis met privately today with a Sudanese woman who refused to recant her Christian faith in the face of a death sentence, blessing the woman as she cradled her infant born just weeks ago in prison.

Algerian plane vanishes over Mali

ALGIERS — An Air Algerie flight carrying 116 people from Burkina Faso to Algeria’s capital disappeared from radar early today over northern Mali and “probably crashed,” according to the plane’s owner and government officials in France and Burkina Faso.

Iraq elects new president

BAGHDAD — Iraqi lawmakers elected a veteran Kurdish politician as the nation’s new president today, hours after an attack on a prison convoy killed dozens of people, brutally underscoring the challenges faced by the country’s leaders as they struggle to form a new government.

United States pushes for truce as Gaza battle rages

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Israeli troops battled Hamas militants today near a southern Gaza Strip town as the top U.S. diplomat reported progress in efforts to broker a truce in a war that has so far killed more than 680 Palestinians and 31 Israelis.

Plane crashes in Taiwan, 47 trapped, feared dead

TAIPEI, Taiwan — A plane landing in stormy weather crashed outside an airport on a small Taiwanese island today, and the transport minister said 47 people were trapped and feared dead.
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Chinese food company under fire

BEIJING — Five employees of a company accused of selling expired beef and chicken to McDonald’s, KFC and other restaurants in China were detained by police today after an official said illegal activity was an organized effort by the supplier.