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Winds blow palm trees on the beach in Los Cabos, Mexico,  Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014. Hurricane Odile turned into a Category 4 hurricane and it's expected to make a close brush with the southern portion of Mexico's Baja California peninsula Sunday evening. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)

Hurricane Odile slams Mexico’s Baja California

- Associated Press

Hurricane Odile hammered Mexico’s Baja California Peninsula overnight, tearing away the facades of luxury resorts, shattering countless car and hotel windows and leaving lobbies swamped and full of debris on Monday.

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ND energy workers contain oil, water spill

Associated Press

The North Dakota Oil and Gas Division says workers have contained 500 barrels of water and three barrels of oil after a spill in the state's northwest corner.

Julio Valenzuela Jr. and Julio Valenzuela Sr. take free sandbags to protect their homes, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014 in Mesa, Ariz. Phoenix area residents are filling sandbags in anticipation of the remnants of Category 3 Hurricane Odille which decimated Mexico's Baja California.   (AP Photo/Matt York)

Arizona gets ready for second Pacific storm blast

- Associated Press

In a sign of just how unusual this summer's weather has become, Phoenix residents lined up Tuesday to fill sandbags in anticipation of potential flooding brought on by the remnants of a powerful Pacific storm.

Leonardo DiCaprio named UN Messenger of Peace

- Associated Press

Leonardo DiCaprio's movie roles have made him an international star, but his long and little-known commitment to preserving the global environment has led to his new role - as a U.N. Messenger of Peace.

Philippe Cousteau leads Florida research trip

Associated Press

A grandson of ocean exploration pioneer Jacques Cousteau is visiting Florida to raise awareness about the effects of pollution on marine resources such as corals.

Colorado Editorial Roundup

- Associated Press

A sampling of recent editorials from Colorado newspapers:

Input sought on reopening drive at Texas refuge

Associated Press

Concerns about protecting endangered ocelots from vehicles but allowing the public to view the cats could mean changing a road entrance at a South Texas refuge.

Natural gas company seeks federal OK for pipeline

- Associated Press

An energy company is seeking federal approvals for a natural gas pipeline through northern Massachusetts that has already garnered significant local opposition.

Sen. Edward J. Markey, D-Mass., displays a GM ignition switch similar to those linked to 13 deaths and dozens of crashes of General Motors small cars like the Chevy Cobalt, during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, April 1, 2014. The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations will look for answers today from GM CEO Mary Barra about a faulty ignition switch and mishandled recall of 2.6 million cars that’s been linked to 13 deaths and dozens of crashes. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

US senator to ask Congress to suspend coal sales

Associated Press

A U.S. senator says he'll ask fellow lawmakers to halt further coal sales on federal lands in the West after a senior administration official declined to suspend the troubled government program.