Wildfires

Omicron subvariants BA.4, BA.5 are spreading 'like wildfire,' becoming dominant strains in US

21 minutes ago   |   ABC

One study suggests BA.4 and BA.5 appear to escape antibodies from vaccines and prior infection. Experts from UCSF and Stanford explain.
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Wildfire threatens 500 buildings in California's Nevada County

14 hours ago   |   ABC

A 510-acre wildfire that erupted in Northern California forced evacuations as it threatened about 500 homes and other buildings, authorities said.
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Houston-area counties issue burn bans due to hot, dry conditions

1 day ago   |   ABC

Fort Bend County Judge KP George urges people to be extremely cautious when using fireworks over the 4th of July weekend.
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Littleton wildfire possibly sparked by nearby range shooting, officials say

Littleton wildfire possibly sparked by nearby range shooting, officials say

1 day ago   |   WMUR

A wildfire in Littleton might have been sparked by gunfire at a nearby shooting range, according to fire officials.
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Some cities cancel Fourth of July fireworks because of shortages and fire concerns

Some cities cancel Fourth of July fireworks because of shortages and fire concerns

2 days ago   |   NPR

Some major fireworks displays are canceled again this year - some over wildfire concerns amid dry weather and others because of enduring pandemic-related staffing and supply...
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Firefighters from several towns clean up after wildfire in Albany

Firefighters from several towns clean up after wildfire in Albany

2 days ago   |   WMUR

Firefighters from Madison and Conway were called to the area Sunday and remained there Monday, clearing up hotspots.
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Helicopter pilot helping Alaska firefighters dies in crash

2 days ago   |   Star Tribune

A helicopter contracted to support firefighting efforts on an Interior Alaska blaze crashed after takeoff, killing the pilot, officials said Monday. The fatality was the first...
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Big landowner closing California forests due to fire danger

Big landowner closing California forests due to fire danger

2 days ago   |   KCRA

Swaths of private California forestlands will be closed to the public starting this week due to extreme drought and risk of wildfires, the owner announced.
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U.S. A Giant Tinderbox as Megadrought and Wildfires Combine

2 days ago   |   Newsweek

Temperatures have soared, with many states experiencing droughts so severe that scientists predict that wildfire season may soon last all year.
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Insight into past-and future-of Western US wildfires

2 days ago   |   Science Daily

A new study examines the context surrounding the fires and offers insight into the historical role of large, high-severity fires - and the future of wildfires - west of the...
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Albuquerque speed camera stolen, another camera removed by police after the...

Albuquerque speed camera stolen, another camera removed by police after the theft

The top speed the camera on Lead Avenue caught was a car driving 96 miles per hour. Read more ...

Omicron subvariants BA.4, BA.5 are spreading 'like wildfire,' becoming...

One study suggests BA.4 and BA.5 appear to escape antibodies from vaccines and prior infection. Experts from UCSF and Stanford explain. Read more ...

The elephant in the NATO room: America's Roe reversal

MADRID - When foreign ministers from 30 NATO nations met for dinner this week on the sidelines of the military alliance's annual summit here, their discussions took an... Read more ...

Deadline fast approaching for 2,000 Sacramento Co. businesses to register...

Deadline fast approaching for 2,000 Sacramento Co. businesses to register and offer retirement plans

The clock is ticking for thousands of California small businesses that employ between five and 50 workers and don't offer them retirement plans. Read more ...

Oversight Committee investigation of Commanders will end, if Republicans...

It's no surprise, at all. But since the ranking member of the U.S. House Oversight & Reform Committee said it on Wednesday, it needs to be repeated. Rep. James Comer, a... Read more ...

California gas prices will be even more expensive starting Friday - Here's why

The state sales tax on gasoline, the second-highest in the nation at 51.1 cents per gallon, will go up nearly another 3 cents on Friday, part of an annual recalculation to keep... Read more ...

Migrants in Texas trailer tragedy died seeking better lives

LAS VEGAS, Honduras - Children set out hoping to earn enough to support their siblings and parents. Young adults who sacrificed to attend college thinking it would lead to... Read more ...

A US-backed global task force says it has frozen more than $330 billion of...

The US-backed REPO task force aims to enforce sanctions designed to disrupt Russian President Vladimir Putin's war in Ukraine. MIKHAIL KLIMENTYEV/SPUTNIK/AFP via Getty... Read more ...

Throwback Thursday

HANDGUNS FOR THE HERRING: These days, police dispose of confiscated and otherwise unwanted firearms by sending them off to be scrapped for metal. Back in the day, guns were... Read more ...

California late start law aims to make school less of a yawn

California late start law aims to make school less of a yawn

When Hansika Daggolu's junior year of high school starts in the fall, she'll be watching to see if a later first bell under a new California law means fewer classmates are... Read more ...