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California fires produced as much pollution in 2 days as all the state’s cars do in a year. California fires produced as much pollution in 2 days as all the state’s cars do in a year.
RENO — There’s enough wildfire activity in California and Nevada to blanket much of both states with a layer of smoke in the coming days. In California alone more than 140,000 acres are burning in large, wildland fires throughout the state. A fire in rough terrain near Reno is also contributing to smoke in northern Nevada. In just the past two days, fires in California’s wine country are tho...
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Napa, Sonoma wineries hit hard by wildfires. Napa, Sonoma wineries hit hard by wildfires.
Wildfires are devastating California’s Napa and Sonoma wine country, with tens of thousands of people forced to evacuate as flames devour buildings and grounds alike. Signorello Estate near Napa was among those wineries reported destroyed or seriously damaged by one of the many wildfires that exploded overnight Sunday to Monday. Also reported destroyed was the Hilton Sonoma Wine Country hotel i...
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Nate, over Mississippi, weakens to tropical storm Nate, over Mississippi, weakens to tropical storm
Nate weakened from a hurricane to a tropical storm after rolling into the mouth of the Mississippi River late Saturday. As of 4 a.m. CT Sunday, its maximum sustained winds were 70 mph, the National Hurricane Center reported. Nate was downgraded from a Category 1 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 85 mph, weakening as expected.. The storm made landfall about 10 miles southwest of the ...
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Looking for quick end to Russia investigations? Not likely, attorneys say Looking for quick end to Russia investigations? Not likely, attorneys say
WASHINGTON — Anxious to see the results of all those Russia investigations going on in Congress and in special counsel Robert Mueller's office? Well, take a deep breath. It's likely to be awhile. The constant stream of news about witnesses, subpoenas and closed-door testimony may make it feel like the Russia probes have been going on forever, but Mueller has only been on the job about four and ...
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The 4 As: How to survive an active shooter The 4 As: How to survive an active shooter
MELBOURNE, Fla. — In light of mass shootings across the country, Sheriff Wayne Ivey of the Brevard County Sheriff's Office has put together a video on how to survive a shooting. "Sometimes bad people do bad things that are intended to harm others," Ivey says in the video. "Their motivations are different and the warning signs may even vary, but without question, the devastating effects are alwa...
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Las Vegas shooting: Trump dubs killer 'sick and demented' Las Vegas shooting: Trump dubs killer 'sick and demented'
President Donald Trump has described the gunman who killed 59 people and injured 527 in Las Vegas on Sunday as "a sick man, a demented man". Speaking at the White House, he said he would look at gun laws "as times goes by" but he did not elaborate. Police are still trying to find out why Stephen Paddock, 64, opened fire on an open-air concert from the 32nd floor of the nearby Mandalay Bay Ho...
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Trump: Rex Tillerson is wasting his time negotiating with 'Little Rocket Man'. Trump: Rex Tillerson is wasting his time negotiating with 'Little Rocket Man'.
WASHINGTON – President Trump on Sunday said Rex Tillerson is "wasting his time" by trying to negotiate with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, in a tweet that appeared to undercut his own secretary of State's diplomatic efforts to resolve the nuclear standoff. “I told Rex Tillerson, our wonderful Secretary of State, that he is wasting his time trying to negotiate with Little Rocket Man,” the pre...
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Caption this: Former presidents Obama, Bush and Clinton hang out at the Presidents Cup. Caption this: Former presidents Obama, Bush and Clinton hang out at the Presidents Cup.
We think former presidents Barack Obama, George W. Bush and Bill Clinton are living their best lives. Case in point: Check out this photo of the three men attending Thursday's trophy presentation at the Presidents Cup at the Liberty National Golf Club in New Jersey. Source: https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/onpolitics/2017/09/28/obama-bush-and-clinton-hang-out-presidents-cup/71374...
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Trump's approach to sports breaks with long bipartisan tradition. Trump's approach to sports breaks with long bipartisan tradition.
WASHINGTON — Ever since President Jimmy Carter invited the NBA's Washington Bullets to the White House in 1978, presidents of both parties have used the White House to celebrate championship teams as the embodiment of American virtues of teamwork, determination and diversity. But President Trump's weekend assaults on those who took a knee during the anthem have jeopardized that tradition, as t...
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Travel ban revisions may add countries, alter court challenge. Travel ban revisions may add countries, alter court challenge.
WASHINGTON — The long and winding road to the Supreme Court for President Trump's travel ban may require yet another detour as the White House prepares to revise or replace it. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has completed an "extensive" and "methodical" review that may add additional countries to a list of six nations whose citizens' travel to the United States would be banned or rest...
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