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The survivors of the Camp fire aren’t the only ones with a story to tell about the fire that destroyed Paradise. Buried among the charred ponderosa pines and scorched rubble are clues to what transpired when a small fire broke out nearby on the morning of Nov. 8 and swallowed the California town...
 
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U.S. Interior Department Secretary Ryan Zinke said on Tuesday that the deadliest wildfires in California's history were partly due to lawsuits from environmentalists who have sought to stop forest management practices, such as forest thinning.
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Ryan Zinke says environmental organisations fighting against forest thinning are in part to blame for the state's deadliest fires in history
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Pets and livestock got separated from their people in California’s wildfires, and rescuers have been bringing as many animals as they can to safety. If you’re looking for a lost pet, many of the rescues have put pet photos online. Read more...
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The Latest on California's wildfires (all times local): 12:40 p.m. Authorities are using a rapid DNA test that produces results in just two hours to help identify the scores of people killed by the Northern California wildfire.
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Former president Barack Obama made the comments Tuesday as Pelosi is trying to secure the votes to become the next House speaker, facing opposition from more than a dozen Democrats. Obama said the California congresswoman’s “skill, tenacity, toughness, vision, is remarkable.” He made the comments in Chicago in an interview with his former top strategist, […]
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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Authorities are using a rapid DNA test that produces results in just two hours to help identify the scores of people killed by the Northern California wildfire. The company ANDE is donating the technology. Relatives of missing people can provide DNA samples via cheek swabs. But not enough people have been […]
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MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — A major California wine producer must stop using labels that imply a connection to Oregon pinot noirs. The Mail Tribune reports that the Federal Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau has ruled that Napa Valley vintner Joe Wagner must surrender nine labels — including Elouan and The Willametter — because […]
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California officials may have thought they could teach something about wildfires to President Trump and Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke by walking them through the fire zones. It didn’t take long for their hopes to be dashed. In an instantly viral statement after touring California’s scorched terrain,...
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U.S. Interior Department Secretary Ryan Zinke said on Tuesday the deadly wildfires that scorched areas in California were partly due to lawsuits from environmentalists who have sought to stop forest management practices, such as forest thinning.
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Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif has denounced the White House’s “shameful statement on Saudi atrocities” for blaming all sorts of ills on his country, asking on Twitter if Tehran will next be blamed for California wildfires. Read Full Article at RT.com
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PHOENIX (AP) — More than 10 years after being sent to prison for committing bank robberies in four states, federal authorities say an 82-year-old man fled a California halfway house and returned to his old ways in Arizona. The FBI on Monday released a criminal complaint accusing Charles Richard Manrow of robbing a suburban Phoenix […]
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Pop music titan Taylor Swift on Monday announced a new record deal with Universal Music Group that will give her greater control over her own music and could boost future payouts to artists for music played on streaming service Spotify.
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It didn’t take long for Don Fauntleroy’s relief to be overtaken by dread. After surviving the flames, his home is in danger again, this time from the rains. Like others across the 100,000-acre Woolsey fire burn area, the 65-year-old cinematographer has been rushing to fortify his Malibu property...
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Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke blamed “environmental radicals” for the devastating wildfires in California that have killed 79 people, accusing them of blocking forest management practices that would lessen the severity of such blazes. “I will lay this on the foot of those environmental radicals that have prevented us from managing the forests for years. And...
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Americans may need an extra helping of patience this Thanksgiving weekend, with the largest number of travelers in a decade expected to hit the road or board flights to celebrate with family and friends after a prosperous year for many. The weather could complicate the journey in many parts of the country, as bitter, record-breaking cold blankets much of the Northeast on Thursday, Thanksgiving Day, and heavy rain in Northern California threatens to bring mudslides. Beginning on Tuesday, more than 54 million Americans are expected to travel 50 miles or more for the traditional feast, jamming highways, airports, railroads and waterways, according to the American Automobile Association, the largest U.S. automotive advocacy group.
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U.S. Interior Department Secretary Ryan Zinke said on Tuesday that the deadly California wildfires were partly due to lawsuits from environmentalists who have sought to stop forest management practices, such as forest thinning.
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U.S. Interior Department Secretary Ryan Zinke said on Tuesday that the deadly California wildfires were partly due to lawsuits from environmentalists who have sought to stop forest management practices, such as forest thinning.
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The Trump administration is pushing back on the decision by a federal judge in California to block asylum restrictions put in place to deal with caravans of migrants that have arrived on the US-Mexican border. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Rather than taking the easy road and blaming Trump for its woes, the California Republican Party leadership should take a hard look in the mirror
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Heavy rains were due to bring fresh misery to Northern California late on Tuesday, raising the risk of mudslides in an area where people left homeless by the state's deadliest wildfire remain huddled in parking lot encampments.
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Heavy rains were due to bring fresh misery to Northern California late on Tuesday, raising the risk of mudslides in an area where people left homeless by the state's deadliest wildfire remain huddled in parking lot encampments.
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U.S. Interior Department Secretary Ryan Zinke said on Tuesday that the deadly California wildfires are partly due to lawsuits from environmentalists who have sought to stop forest management practices such as forest thinning.
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U.S. Interior Department Secretary Ryan Zinke said on Tuesday that the deadly California wildfires are partly due to lawsuits from environmentalists who have sought to stop forest management practices such as forest thinning. "Radical environmental groups that would rather burn down the entire forest than cut a single tree or thin the forest," have brought lawsuits to stop forest management, Zinke told reporters in teleconference about the California wildfires, the deadliest in the state's history. Zinke said other factors such as hotter temperatures, historic drought conditions and plenty of dead and dying trees also were also to blame.
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There will be no Republican members of congress from Orange County, California. It is a stunning turn for a county that was once the heart of the state's GOP.
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Rain is in the forecast for Butte County, California, where the deadly Camp Fire is still burning. The rain could hamper the search for human remains.
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A California pimp who uses the handle “Pretty Hoe” boasted on Instagram she forced other women into sick sex acts. Melanie Denae Williams, 23, pleaded guilty as part of a deal that could see her jailed for up to 15 years in prison. Williams told detectives she used her social media pages to lure underage […]
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U.S. Interior Department Secretary Ryan Zinke said on Tuesday that the deadly California wildfires are partly due to lawsuits from environmentalists who have sought to stop forest management practices such as forest thinning.
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A GOP leader in Ohio is being blasted for calling California’s killer wildfires “God’s punishment” to the “liberal” state. Dave Johnson, the Republican Party chairman in Columbiana County, posted the flip meme — then deleted it — on Sunday. It also included a photo of the burning fires and the caption “Hell on Earth brought...
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FedEx is turning to a relatively new and unknown startup as it ramp up its efforts to electrify its fleet of delivery vans. The company announced Tuesday plans to add 1,000 electric delivery vehicles from Chanje Energy, a California-based and China-backed startup founded in 2015. FedEx is purchasing 100 of the vehicles from Chanje Energy. It will lease […]
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Under Brown’s proposal – which was supported by the logging industry in the state but opposed by more than a dozen environmental groups - landowners would be permitted to cut trees up to 36 inches in diameter, a jump from the current 26 inches, on properties that are 300 acres or less without getting a timber harvest permit and would also be able to build roads up to 600 feet long. The landowners must also prove that the intent for both cutting down trees and building the roads was to thin forests to reduce fire risk. 
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Laci Ping was reunited with her beloved cat, Mayson, after being forced to abandon him while fleeing the California wildfires. The beloved pet got out of his cage while Ping was evacuating, and firefighters ordered her to leave the scene. Fortunately, she found him again at a nearby veterinary school, where he had been treated for...
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Rain is in the forecast for California regions decimated by the Camp and Woolsey fires. That's a boon for firefighters, but it also complicates matters for evacuees and raises the threat of mudslides.
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The Los Angeles Times' Wally Skalij discusses how he made the often surreal images, and how covering wars in Iraq and Kosovo prepared him to cover mass shootings and other tragedies in the U.S.
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Nearly 700 people are listed as missing, a shocking and fluctuating figure that reveals the anguish across Northern California.
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"This ban is illegal, will put people's lives in danger and raises the alarm about President Trump's disregard for separation of powers," said Lee Gelernt of the ACLU Saying the President Donald Trump had exceeded his presidential authority, a federal judge later Monday ruled against the president's attempt to restrict the abilities of refugees seeking asylum at the U.S. border and imposed a restraining order that directs the administration to resume accepting asylum claims from people regardless of where or how they enter country.From CNN:Judge Jon S. Tigar of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California said that a policy announced November 9 barring asylum for immigrants who enter outside a legal check point '"irreconcilably conflicts" with immigration law and the "expressed intent of Congress.""Whatever the scope of the President's authority, he may not rewrite the immigration laws to impose a condition that Congress has expressly for...
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A coalition of bail bond industry groups took a major step Tuesday toward blocking California’s historic overhaul of the bail system, submitting more than enough signatures for a statewide referendum on the law in 2020. If those signatures are verified by elections officials, the law signed by...
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San Francisco-based photographer Josh Edelson has just returned from covering the massive wildfires in northern California, the deadliest in the state's history. Last year, when huge fires ripped through northern California, people thought it was a one-off.
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Losses from the ongoing California wildfires will likely hurt fourth-quarter earnings of insurers, but are expected to remain within anticipated levels, ratings agency Fitch said on Tuesday.
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Camp Fire is the deadliest wildfire in California's history, incinerating some 12,000 homes along the way, while the Woolsey Fire in the foothills above Malibu has threatened thousands of homes. Catastrophe risk modeler Risk Management Solutions has estimated insured losses from the Camp and Woolsey fires to range from $9 billion to $13 billion. Personal lines insurance, which includes property and casualty insurance, is expected to take the biggest hit, Fitch said, adding the losses could also extend to automobile insurance.
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Kourtney Kardashian shared a sweet moment with her daughter after evacuating with her kids amid the California wildfires.
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Losses from the ongoing California wildfires will likely hurt fourth-quarter earnings of insurers, but are expected to remain within anticipated levels, ratings agency Fitch said on Tuesday.
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The Camp Fire ravaged Northern California quickly and ferociously. Now flooding, mudslides and rivers of charred debris could do the same.
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When a bear cub got trapped in a dumpster in Truckee, California, a cop now known as “The Bear Whisperer” jumped into action. Sgt. Mon Pere quickly freed the small animal, while its anxious mother watched nearby. Police released the footage to remind people to lock their garbage cans, in order to keep instances like this...
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A police officer in northern California has been dubbed the “bear whisperer” after freeing a cub from a dumpster.
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CHICO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on California's wildfires (all times local):
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While the Woolsey Fire in southern California, is largely contained (96% as of Monday night) some of the terrifying images from the last several weeks are continuing to trickle out, including the above video of an absolutely incredible rescue.  The footage is harrowing, taken from a helmet cam, as rescuers navigate a helicopter among the wind, smoke, and fire to land safely and rescue three people — and two dogs — on Castro Peak near Malibu.  SEE ALSO: Terrifying footage shows Southern California fires nipping at a highway It also offers up a rare perspective of what it takes to make these rescues, how complicated and dangerous they are and the risks taken by first responders in dire situations — in this case LAFD Air Operations pilots David Nordquist and Joel Smith.  Read more...More about Rescue, California Wildfires, Woolsey Fire, Science, and Climate Environment
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While the Woolsey Fire in southern California, is largely contained (96% as of Monday night) some of the terrifying images from the last several weeks are continuing to trickle out, including the above video of an absolutely incredible rescue.  The footage is harrowing, taken from a helmet cam, as rescuers navigate a helicopter among the wind, smoke, and fire to land safely and rescue three people — and two dogs — on Castro Peak near Malibu.  SEE ALSO: Terrifying footage shows Southern California fires nipping at a highway It also offers up a rare perspective of what it takes to make these rescues, how complicated and dangerous they are and the risks taken by first responders in dire situations — in this case LAFD Air Operations pilots David Nordquist and Joel Smith.  Even more impressive is the way the pair kept calm and pulled off the rescue without a hitch. One even drily commented, "That was enough excitement for me today."  True heroism.
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CHICO, Calif. (AP) — It’s been 12 days since Christina Taft started the frantic search for her mother Victoria, who refused to evacuate their Paradise home as flames neared, and six days since she gave authorities a cheek swab to identify remains that are likely her mother’s. She still hasn’t received confirmation that her mother […]
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An Ohio county Republican leader is facing backlash after posting a meme on social media that said the deadly California wildfires are the result of “God’s punishment to liberal California.”
 
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Heavy rains expected to hit Northern California late on Tuesday could help firefighters but will raise the risk of mudslides and hinder the search for more victims of the deadliest wildfire in the state's history as nearly 1,000 people remain missing.
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Heavy rains expected to hit Northern California late on Tuesday could help firefighters but will raise the risk of mudslides and hinder the search for more victims of the deadliest wildfire in the state's history as nearly 1,000 people remain missing.
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Search teams found two more bodies in the charred aftermath of the Camp Fire in Butte County, Calif., bringing the statewide death toll from recent wildfires to 82.
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Democrat pollster Pat Caddell told Breitbart News on Monday that Fox News "needs to answer" for prematurely declaring November 6th's midterm elections' results while citizens were still voting in California and other West Coast states.
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Leigh Bailey, 54, was awakened not by her phone, warning her about an incoming fire that would soon destroy her town, but by a neighbor pounding on her door. Bailey had no idea how bad the fire was about to become. So she went back inside around 9:15 a.m., had a cup of tea and ate some coffee cake...
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Leigh Bailey, 54, was awakened not by her phone, warning her about an incoming fire that would soon destroy her town, but by a neighbor pounding on her door. Bailey had no idea how bad the fire was about to become. So she went back inside around 9:15 a.m., had a cup of tea and ate some coffee cake...
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COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — California billionaire Tom Steyer is making more moves toward launching a potential 2020 presidential bid. The wealthy investor said in a news release Tuesday that he’s planning to return to early-voting South Carolina next month for an event in Charleston. Steyer says he plans to talk about the importance of equal […]
 
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Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke says it's not the time for finger-pointing over the destruction of the deadly California wildfires -- yet he's openly blaming "radical environmentalists" for a lack of forest management that he says are spreading the infernos.
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