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Today β€” November 21st 2018Your RSS feeds

Rains could help firefight but complicate search for remains

By KATHLEEN RONAYNE

Rain in the forecast starting Wednesday could aid crews fighting Northern California's deadly wildfire while raising the risk of debris flows and complicating efforts to recover remains.

The Latest: California wildfire missing list rises to 870

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.

The Latest: California wildfire death toll rises to 81

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.

Michael Jordan returns home to North Carolina, meets with Hurricane Florence victims

By Frank Miles

Michael Jordan returned to his hometown of Wilmington, North Carolina and met with some hurricane victims who benefited from his $2 million donation.

The Latest: Dozens of evacuees remain at makeshift shelter

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.

Yesterday β€” November 20th 2018Your RSS feeds

2 kids, 2 adults dead in arson fire at mansion

By MIKE CATALINI

Two children and two adults were found dead Tuesday at a burning mansion that was intentionally set ablaze in an upscale town near the New Jersey shore, officials said.

The Latest: Fire victims' families urged to give DNA

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.

'Multiple fatalities' after New Jersey mansion fire, officials say

By Nicole Darrah

Multiple people were reported dead in New Jersey on Tuesday after a fire broke out as a mansion in Monmouth County, officials said.

Trump hammered for California wildfire claims – but Gov. Brown has also backed new forest management measures

By Andrew O'Reilly

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. 

Trump hammered for California wildfire claims – but Gov. Brown has also backed new forest management measures

By Andrew O'Reilly

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. 

Science Times at 40: Survivor

By GOLDEN COSMOS

A story of mass extinctions.

Structure losses in Southern California fire rise to 1,500

The tally of structures destroyed by the huge wildfire that swept through Southern California communities increased to 1,500 on Monday, fire officials said.

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A few hardy wildfire survivors hunker down for long haul

By JOHN LOCHER and BRIAN MELLEY

A small group of residents who survived the deadliest wildfire in the U.S. in a century are defying evacuation orders and living in the burn zone.

Frantic search goes on for missing after California wildfire

By SUDHIN THANAWALA and JANIE HAR

Rain in the forecast could bring relief for those working to tame a devastating Northern California fire and frustration for those searching for remains of victims.

Woolsey Fire devastation in Malibu, California seen in before-and-after aerial photos

By Travis Fedschun

The massive and deadly fire that scorched nearly 100,000 acres in Southern California is more than 90 percent contained, but the scope of the damage is apparent in new aerial photos showing the devastation.

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