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Rain forecast for wildfire-weary California will offer relief – and bring more problems Rain forecast for wildfire-weary California will offer relief – and bring more problems
The scorched Northern California town of Paradise should get its first significant rainfall in six months this week, a forecast that would at least interrupt one of the most horrific fire seasons in state history. Paradise could see up to four inches of rain Wednesday to Friday, AccuWeather senior meteorologist Kristina Pydynowski said. "Once you get the first real rain, the fire season come...
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President Trump to nominate former coal lobbyist Andrew Wheeler as head of Environmental Protection Agency President Trump to nominate former coal lobbyist Andrew Wheeler as head of Environmental Protection Agency
WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump said Friday he plans to nominate acting EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler as the permanent head of the environmental agency. "He’s done a fantastic job and I want to congratulate him," Trump said about Wheeler during a Presidential Medal of Freedom ceremony in the East Room of the White House. Wheeler was in the audience attending the event when the president ...
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Inside the meticulous work of fire investigations: 'It’s not like CSI on TV' Inside the meticulous work of fire investigations: 'It’s not like CSI on TV'
SAN FRANCISCO – The increasing loss of life and property brought about by the Camp and Woolsey wildfires in California has been followed by questions regarding what ignited those catastrophes. Investigators were trying to find the answers even before they were asked. Cal Fire, the agency that responds to wildfires in the state, has people on call around the clock and they typically rush to t...
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Federal prosecutors asked to investigate possible election fraud tied to Florida Democrats Federal prosecutors asked to investigate possible election fraud tied to Florida Democrats
TALLAHASSEE — Florida Department of State officials have asked federal prosecutors to investigate possible election fraud in Broward County and three others where Florida Democratic Party volunteers are accused of sending voters altered state election documents with incorrect information. “Making or using an altered form is a criminal offense under Florida law,” wrote Bradley McVay, the state d...
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National Guard troops help search for Camp Fire victims National Guard troops help search for Camp Fire victims
National Guard troops are to arrive in northern California to help search for more victims of a wildfire that has killed 48 people. On Wednesday, about 100 military police will join teams searching what remains of the town of Paradise after the Camp Fire incinerated it. Several victims have filed a lawsuit against an electricity company accused of starting the blaze. A new wind-driven fir...
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Congress returns to new dynamic, GOP shutdown threat Congress returns to new dynamic, GOP shutdown threat
WASHINGTON – Congress returns to a changed political landscape Tuesday as newly-elected lawmakers arrive in Washington, the parties elect new leadership and incumbents square off for one final legislative sprint before House Democrats take power. Voters swept away eight years of House Republican control in last week’s election, creating a new political dynamic that’s challenging President Donal...
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President Trump calls for end to Florida recount, tweeted ballots 'massively infected' President Trump calls for end to Florida recount, tweeted ballots 'massively infected'
WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump on Monday called Florida ballots from the midterm election “massively infected” and said recounts should end in races for governor and U.S. Senate. Trump said Republican Rick Scott, the governor who campaigned to unseat Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson, and Republican Ron DeSantis, the House member running for governor against Democrat Andrew Gillum, should each b...
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This is why Republicans are claiming voter fraud in Florida and Arizona This is why Republicans are claiming voter fraud in Florida and Arizona
WASHINGTON - Many Americans knew days ago who their elected officials would be following Tuesday midterm election. But things have moved slower in several states due to razor-thin races. Some Republicans are claiming voter fraud. Democrats are vowing to make sure every ballot is counted. The increasingly tense situations in Florida and Arizona have included lawsuits, protests, possible reco...
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Xochitl Torres Small wins New Mexico's Congressional District 2 race Xochitl Torres Small wins New Mexico's Congressional District 2 race
LAS CRUCES - Xochitl Torres Small spoke to her supporters late on Election Day — after it seemed she had lost in her bid to win the 2nd Congressional District — and her message was clear: "Wait." "We are waiting until every person's vote is heard," she told a crowd gathered at the Las Cruces Convention Center about 11:15 p.m. Tuesday Wait they did, for more than 18 hours. And after thousa...
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56,000 voters in Illinois House district preferred Holocaust denier to moderate Democrat 56,000 voters in Illinois House district preferred Holocaust denier to moderate Democrat
CHICAGO – More than 56,000 voters in a Chicago-area congressional district cast votes Tuesday for an avowed Nazi and Holocaust denier. Self-proclaimed Nazi Arthur Jones, running as a Republican, managed more than a quarter of the vote against Democratic Rep. Dan Lipinski in the district that includes parts of Chicago’s South Side and several neighboring suburbs. Lipinski, one of the most con...
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