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California wildfires: Crews search for traces of victims as fires rage on

SANTA ROSA, Calif. — As flames leveled and charred dozens of neighborhoods in Northern California’s wine country, rescue crews on Saturday sifted through the remnants of homes for victims unable to escape the deadliest and most destructive series of wildfires in the state’s history. The death toll from the fast-moving fires that began …

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Top forecaster: ‘Nothing’ about Irma was expected

Daylight revealed the scope of destruction Hurricane Irma caused across Florida. FORT MYERS, Fla. — Hurricane Irma was an unpredictable, powerful Category 3 storm that kept forecasters guessing, even after landfall. One of the nation’s top meteorologists says the storm could have easily been a Category 5 with 15-foot storm surge …

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Hurricane Jose a potential threat to U.S. East Coast next week

Hurricane Irma may have weakened, but it’s still a big storm with clouds stretching from West Virginia to the Florida Keys. And it’s not the only hurricane worth following right now. With Irma diminishing to a tropical storm, a hurricane-battered nation could soon shift its attention to Hurricane Jose, now …

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U.S. Supreme Court rules against Wisconsin cottage owners

The U.S. Supreme Court, in a 5-3 decision, agreed that the Wisconsin courts correctly analyzed the issue as one concerning a single parcel. Justice Neil Gorsuch, who was not on the court during arguments in the case, did not participate. John Groen, executive vice president and general counsel of the Pacific …

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Cuba to Trump: US in no ‘condition to lecture us’ on human rights

Responding to President Donald Trump’s announcement Friday that he is reversing the Obama administration’s steps to normalize relations with Cuba, the Castro government said the US is in no “condition to lecture us.” Trump’s speech in Miami to announce the rollback was “full of hostile rhetoric,” Havana’s statement said, adding that the …

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Alex Jones vows to release Megyn Kelly interview early

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones claims to have released an unedited version of his controversial interview with Megyn Kelly set to air Sunday on NBC. Jones said on his Infowars website that the full interview he recorded will counter Kelly’s upcoming report, which he labeled a “fraud.” The …

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