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Kushner attorney fires back: There were no 'missing documents'

The attorney for Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser, is pushing back against the Senate Judiciary Committee after the panel accused Kushner of not disclosing key documents.

PersonalFinance reuters.com

Hedge fund bet on Glencore backfires with $100 million loss

LONDON (Reuters) - London hedge fund giant Lansdowne Partners lost $100 million from a long-term bet against Glencore this year after the spectacular recovery of the miner took some by surprise. ...

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Wells Fargo fires consumer lending head Franklin Codel

(Reuters) - Wells Fargo & Co said on Friday Franklin Codel, a senior executive vice president and head of its consumer lending organization, has been dismissed, effective immediately.

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U.S. towns, cities fear taxpayer revolt if Republicans kill deduction

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - From Pataskala, Ohio, to Conroe, Texas, local government leaders worry that if Republican tax-overhaul plans moving through the U.S. Congress become law, it will be harder for them to pave streets, put out fires, fight crime and pay teachers.

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New York Today: New York Today: Pooch Parking

Wednesday: Dog owners’ opinions on rentable doghouses, a traveling David Bowie exhibition, and a foodie firestorm.

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Shooter readiness has become the new normal at most schools

Fire drills became popular decades ago after several deadly fires triggered changes in safety codes. Today, teachers and children are preparing for something entirely different: mass shootings.

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GOP tax plans could fuel the suburban revolt against Trump

After a suburban firestorm in last week's elections, House Speaker Paul Ryan is now asking his Republican members from suburbia to put out the fire with gasoline

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A look at wine country after the wildfires

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North Korea rips Trump for 'filthy rhetoric'

North Korea 's state newspaper fires back after President Donald Trump addressed the South Korean National Assembly in Seoul. CNN's Will Ripley reports.

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5 takeaways from the Democrats' big night

After a year of doubts, recriminations and special election misfires, Democrats finally got the big victories Tuesday they'd so desperately craved in the year since Donald Trump won the presidency.  

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Zimbabwe's Mugabe fires VP, paves way for wife to succeed him

Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe has fired his longtime ally and vice president, potentially clearing the way for his wife, Grace Mugabe, to take the role and eventually succeed her 93-year-old husband.

Real Estate and Housing (Residential) nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: Fires Aren’t the Only Threat to the California Dream

Everything is political in the Bay Area, but housing most of all.

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Miami fires firefighters after noose found, black family photos defaced

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (Reuters) - Six Miami firefighters have lost their jobs after a twine noose was discovered hanging over a family photo belonging to a black colleague, the city's fire chief said on Thursday.

Russian Interference in 2016 US Elections and Ties to Trump Associates nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: Robert Mueller in the Cross Hairs

If President Trump fires the special counsel, will we rise up?

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Next U.S. disaster aid approval likely in December: Senator Cornyn

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The next round of aid to help rebuild Puerto Rico and U.S. states after destructive hurricanes and wildfires is unlikely to be considered by Congress until it takes up a catch-all spending bill that faces a Dec. 8 deadline for passage, the No. 2 Senate Republican said on Wednesday.

PersonalFinance reuters.com

First jobs: How to prepare for a life of giving away money

NEW YORK (Reuters) - From multiple hurricanes to earthquakes, wildfires and refugee crises, it seems there was a new humanitarian crisis at every turn in 2017.

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California insurance agency: wildfires losses at $3.3 billion, rising

(Reuters) - Wildfires in California have caused insured losses of more than $3.3 billion, based on claims reported by 15 insurers, and the figure will rise, the California Department of Insurance said on Tuesday.

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California Department of Insurance says wildfires losses at $3.3 billion and rising

(Reuters) - The California Department of Insurance said on Tuesday that insured losses for deadly wildfires in the state are $3.3 billion, based on claims reported by 15 insurers.

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Death toll from California blazes rises to 43, after teen dies

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The death toll from the deadliest rash of wildfires in California history has risen to 43, after a 17-year-old girl who was badly burned in the fires earlier this month died at a hospital, officials said on Monday.

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Kurdish leader Barzani resigns after independence vote backfires

ERBIL/BAGHDAD Iraq (Reuters) - Iraqi Kurdish leader Masoud Barzani said he would give up his position as president on Nov. 1, after an independence referendum he championed backfired and triggered a regional crisis.

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Historic Kurdish leader Barzani announces resignation as independence vote backfires

ERBIL/BAGHDAD Iraq (Reuters) - Iraqi Kurdish leader Masoud Barzani informed the region's parliament on Sunday that he would give up his position as president on Nov. 1, after an independence referendum he championed backfired and triggered a regional crisis.

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Insured losses from deadly California wildfires could hit $3 billion

(Reuters) - Insured property losses from wildfires that raged through Northern California wine country this month, killing at least 42 people and destroying thousands of businesses and homes, could total $2 billion to $3 billion, a risk-modeling firm said on Thursday.

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Op-Ed Contributor: Wildfires at Your Doorstep

More than one-third of American homes are in what firefighters call the “wildland urban interface,” where they risk burning in wildfires.

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Shooting, tear gas, bonfires mar Kenya election re-run

KISUMU, Kenya (Reuters) - Kenyan police clashed with opposition supporters where burning barricades and gangs of youths prevented voting in some towns in an election re-run, seeking to challenge the credibility of President Uhuru Kenyatta's expected victory.

Endangered and Extinct Species nytimes.com

For an Endangered Animal, a Fire or Hurricane Can Mean the End

When a wildfire swept through Arizona, all but 35 rare red squirrels disappeared. After California’s fires and Hurricanes Harvey, Maria and Irma, so did other near-extinct animals.

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Senate sends $36.5B disaster aid package to Trump's desk

Senators approved a $36.5 billion package Tuesday to respond to the spate of hurricanes and wildfires that have hit the country in recent months.

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Contractor builds three tiny homes to help wildfire victims

Charlie McEvoy was like everybody else in Northern California as he watched massive wildfires tear through his Sonoma County community: shocked and saddened beyond words.

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Majority of U.S. Senate backs disaster aid bill

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A majority of the U.S. Senate on Tuesday backed a new round of disaster aid to help Puerto Rico and several states recover from damage from hurricanes and wildfires.

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Portugal government survives no confidence vote over fires

LISBON (Reuters) - Portugal's government on Tuesday survived a no confidence vote in parliament called by the opposition which alleged the government had failed to protect the lives of 110 people who died in two wildfire tragedies in the past four months.

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Feinstein & Wyden: How to stop the next deadly fire

Over the last two weeks, the nation's attention has been on California, which has suffered the most destructive series of wildfires in recent history.

Puerto Rico nytimes.com

‘Like Going Back in Time’: Puerto Ricans Put Survival Skills to Use

Using generators, rationing, and even bonfires, Puerto Ricans have had to get creative to survive weeks without power or regular water and food after Hurricane Maria.

air purifier nytimes.com

What to Know Before Buying an Air Purifier to Clear Wildfire Smoke

Wildfires across the United States may have you interested in an air purifier to clear the air. Here’s what you should know before you buy.

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Megyn Kelly fires back at Bill O'Reilly

NBC's Megyn Kelly responded to former Fox News colleague Bill O'Reilly's claim that a sexual misconduct lawsuit against him was a smear campaign.

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Michelin to release San Francisco dining guide after wildfire delay

(Reuters) - Michelin said on Monday it will release the 2018 edition of its restaurant guide to the San Francisco area on Friday after postponing it following wildfires that killed more than 40...

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Forest fires stoke record loss in world tree cover: monitor

OSLO (Reuters) - Forest fires in Brazil and Indonesia contributed to a record loss in global tree cover in 2016, equivalent to the size of New Zealand, that could accelerate deforestation blamed for climate change, an independent forest monitoring network said on Monday.

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Forest fires stoke record loss in world tree cover in 2016: monitor GFW

OSLO (Reuters) - Forest fires in Brazil and Indonesia contributed to a record loss in global tree cover in 2016, equivalent to the size of New Zealand, an independent forest monitoring network said on Monday.

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Rep. Wilson fires back at Trump and says his chief of staff 'lied to the American public' in criticizing her

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Portuguese protest over deadly forest fires, government pledges aid

LISBON (Reuters) - As thousands of Portuguese protested on Saturday over the government's handling of massive wildfires that have killed 108 people since June, government ministers pledged to spend over 400 million euros ($470 million) in aid.

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They survived the California fires -- now the crisis is finding housing

Laurie Martinez has slept in a tent every night since a fire ripped through her neighborhood in Santa Rosa, California.

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Dozens of pot farms burn in California wildfires

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Where Did the Napa Fire Begin? Investigators Scour the Ashes

Dozens of investigators are digging through the debris of the Northern California fires to determine what sparked the blazes.

Wines nytimes.com

Wildfires Spared the Vineyards, but the Wines Could Suffer

Winemakers in Northern California feel they dodged the worst, but have short-term worries about the grapes.

businessNews reuters.com

Wells Fargo fires forex bankers, investigates unit: WSJ

(Reuters) - Wells Fargo & Co , the third-largest U.S. bank by assets, has fired four foreign-exchange bankers amid an investigation into that business by both the bank and regulators, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter and the bank.

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Wells Fargo fires forex bankers, investigates unit -WSJ

Oct 20 (Reuters) - Wells Fargo & Co, the third-largest U.S. bank by assets, has fired four foreign-exchange bankers amid an investigation into that business by both the bank and regulators, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter and the bank.

Sonoma Valley (Calif) nytimes.com

Update: After Fires, Napa and Sonoma Tourism Industry Is Getting Back on Its Feet

Some vineyards were wiped out by devastating wildfires. But many, plus hotels, parks and restaurants, are reopening.

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This fire department responds to more ODs than fires

President Trump said Monday that he would officially declare America's opioid epidemic a national emergency next week, which would provide an influx of funding and policy initiatives across the country.

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Nickelodeon fires 'Loud House' creator over sexual harassment allegations

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UPDATE 2-California Dept of Insurance estimates wildfires losses at $1.05 bln

Oct 19 (Reuters) - The California Department of Insurance said on Thursday its preliminary estimate for insured wildfire losses was $1.05 billion, based on claims received by the state's eight largest insurers, adding that it expected the numbers to rise.

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California Dept of Insurance estimates wildfires losses at $1.05 billion

(Reuters) - California Department of Insurance on Thursday said preliminary insurance data estimated the California wildfires losses at $1.05 billion, adding that the numbers are expected to rise.

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'Only the Brave' harrowing true tale of firefighters

The wildfires that have raged across the western U.S. add a sobering element to "Only the Brave," a square-jawed true story about the Granite Mountain Hotshots, a local firefighting crew. Filled with male bonding and macho bravado, it's a polished, old-fashioned account of heroism, one whose familiar beats and episodic nature somewhat blunt its dramatic spark.

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Trailers could house those displaced by fires in California wine country

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Residents of Northern California's wine country left homeless by the state's deadliest-ever wildfires could be temporarily housed in federal government trailers, officials said on Wednesday, as the death toll from the blazes rose to 42.

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Death toll rises to 42 in California wildfires

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The death toll from more than a dozen major wildfires still burning across Northern California's celebrated wine country rose to 42 on Wednesday, after search and rescue teams picking through burned out neighborhoods found another victim.

Weddings and Engagements nytimes.com

5 Ways to Protect Yourself Against Unexpected Wedding Catastrophe

You’ve planned months and months in advance and now weather, wildfires and other unforeseen events are wreaking havoc. Here’s how you might save the day.

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Portugal fires burn 520,000 hectares, nearly 60 percent of EU total

LISBON (Reuters) - Portugal's fires have burnt 520,000 hectares of forest this year, 52 times the size of Lisbon and representing nearly 60 percent of the total area burnt in the entire European Union in 2017, data from the EU showed on Wednesday.

California Today nytimes.com

California Today: California Today: A Rallying Cry Against Harassment in Sacramento

Wednesday: Alleged sexual misconduct in the Legislature, how the wildfires affected wineries, and the dominant Golden State Warriors.

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Mexico's Pemex fires warehouse workers for oil theft

MEXICO CITY, Oct 17 (Reuters) - Mexican state oil company Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex) said on Tuesday it would rescind contracts held by several workers at a warehouse and distribution center in the central state of Guanajuato as part of a strategy to combat oil theft.

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Crews push to contain California fires, search for bodies

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (Reuters) - Crews fought their way across rugged, steep terrain on Tuesday in a push to gain full control of the deadliest wildfires in California history, as search-and-rescue teams picked through an ashy moonscape of destroyed homes looking for victims.

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Chicago Aviation Dept fires two officers involved in dragging man off flight

CHICAGO (Reuters) - The Chicago Department of Aviation has fired two security officers for their roles in the forcible removal of a passenger on a United Airlines flight in April, an incident that provoked international outrage.

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Search on for dozens missing in California wildfires as evacuees return home

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (Reuters) - Search-and-rescue teams in Northern California combed through the debris of burned-out houses on Tuesday for dozens of people still missing in the state's deadliest wildfires, which have killed at least 41 people and destroyed thousands of homes.

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Florida needs more pet-friendly hurricane shelters for the elderly

(Reuters Health) - When pet owners need to flee from disasters like hurricanes and fires, they often think first of their animals, but a new study suggests a scarcity of pet-friendly emergency shelters could make older evacuees all the more vulnerable.

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A spate of deadly disasters for the elderly

Recent wildfires in California and hurricanes in Florida, Texas and Puerto Rico have put a spotlight on vulnerable seniors -- including a number of deaths that authorities have said were preventable.

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Dozens missing in California wildfires as more evacuees return home

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (Reuters) - Search-and-rescue teams in Northern California will continue to comb through burned homes for dozens of people still missing in the state's deadliest wildfires, which have killed at least 41 people and destroyed thousands of homes.

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Portugal's government faces no-confidence vote over forest fires

LISBON (Reuters) - A Portuguese opposition party launched a motion of no-confidence in the Socialist government on Tuesday over its failure to prevent the loss of human lives in this week's lethal wildfires, the second such disaster in four months.

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Dozens still missing in California wildfires, more evacuees return home

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (Reuters) - Northern California search-and-rescue teams on Tuesday will continue to comb through burned homes for dozens of people still missing in the state's deadliest wildfires, which have killed at least 41 people and destroyed thousands of homes.

California Today nytimes.com

California Today: California Today: Reporting on Wildfires Felt ‘Like a Country at War’

Tuesday: A Times reporter digs out his satellite phone, San Diego courts Amazon, and how fire retardant works.

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Portugal's wildfires die down, criticism of government grows

LISBON (Reuters) - Lethal wildfires in Portugal died down on Tuesday under the first real rain since June, but the government faced growing criticism for its slow response to the second such disaster in four months.

Illegal Immigration nytimes.com

As Fires Move On, Wine Country Wonders Whether Immigrants Will, Too

Many of the foreign-born workers the region depends on are undocumented, do not qualify for most disaster aid and may struggle to find local housing.

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California wildfire evacuees allowed home as crews search for bodies

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (Reuters) - More evacuees were expected to return home on Tuesday in Northern California where the state's deadliest wildfires have killed at least 41 people and destroyed thousands of homes.

Disasters and Emergencies nytimes.com

Cleanup From California Fires Poses Environmental and Health Risks

Even as the fires still burn, public health officials and environmental cleanup experts are starting to think about the next chapter of the disaster.

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BRIEF-‍PG&E nears electric restoration completion

* ‍PG&E nears electric restoration completion; gas restoration more than 60 percent complete in communities impacted by northern california wildfires​

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Searchers pick through burned-out California homes for bodies

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (Reuters) - Search-and-rescue teams combed through gutted homes across California's celebrated wine country on Monday, looking for the charred bodies of those killed in the state's deadliest wildfires, as survivors slowly began returning home.

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Wildfires kill at least 39 in Portugal and Spain

LISBON/MADRID (Reuters) - At least 36 people died in wildfires raging through parched farmlands and forests in Portugal and another three in neighboring northwestern Spain on Sunday and Monday.

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Patchwork of destruction left by deadly California wildfires

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (Reuters) - Californians on Monday picked through the debris of homes and businesses incinerated by the deadliest wildfires in the state's history while firefighters hoped to have the blazes contained by Friday.

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Sky turns orange across parts of UK

The sky turned orange across parts of the UK on Monday as dust and smoke from fires in southern Europe swept north.

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Surprise moment dog turns up after wildfires

A family forced to leave their home due to deadly wildfires reunites with their Bernese Mountain Dog "Izzy" after returning home to access the devastation.

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Wildfires kill at least 35 in Portugal and Spain

LISBON/MADRID (Reuters) - At least 35 people died in wildfires raging through parched farmlands and forests in Portugal and neighbouring Spain on Sunday and Monday, officials said.

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California wildfire death toll rises to 41, firefighters gain ground

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (Reuters) - Firefighters began gaining ground on wildfires that killed at least 41 people in the past week, the deadliest blazes in California's history, as winds eased and searchers combed charred ruins for more victims with hundreds still missing.

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Family reunites with pet after CA wildfires

Wildfires ravaged northern California in the past week, leaving at least 40 dead, but even in the darkest of times, a glimmer of hope can be found. That's what one Santa Rosa family learned after they found their dog, Izzy, still alive where their house once stood.

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Wildfires kill at least 30 in Portugal and Spain

LISBON/MADRID (Reuters) - At least 30 people died in wildfires raging through parched farmlands and forests in Portugal and neighbouring Spain on Sunday and Monday, officials said.

California Today nytimes.com

California Today: California Today: Talking to a Democratic Challenger for Feinstein

Monday: A conversation with Kevin de León, the end in sight for wildfires, and the debut of Disney.

Wildfires nytimes.com

Fires in Portugal and Northern Spain Kill at Least 30 People

Forest fires are sweeping across Portugal and northern Spain, fanned by strong winds caused by Hurricane Ophelia.

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Nine dead as wildfires ravage northern Portugal, Spain

LISBON/MADRID (Reuters) - At least nine people died as hundreds of wildfires ravaged northern Spain and Portugal, scorching farmland and forcing the evacuation of towns and villages, authorities said on Monday.

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Firefighters gaining edge in California wildfires that have killed at least 40

SANTA ROSA (Reuters) - Firefighters began gaining ground on wildfires that killed at least 40 people in the past week, the deadliest blazes in California's history, as winds eased and searchers combed charred ruins for more victims with hundreds still missing.

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After week of California fires, progress made in fighting flames

A week after several wildfires ignited in Northern California, firefighters are making progress toward containing the massive blazes that have killed at least 40 people and burned about 5,700 structures.

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Roommates film harrowing drive through flames

Two roommates in California recorded footage as they attempted to escape form the wildfires that have killed dozens of people.

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Firefighters gain edge in battle with deadly California blazes

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (Reuters) - Firefighters gained ground on the deadliest wildfires in California history on Sunday as winds eased while searchers combed charred ruins for more victims of the blazes that have claimed at least 40 lives.

Shortages nytimes.com

California Fires Leave Many Homeless Where Housing Was Already Scarce

A state that was struggling with slow construction, soaring prices and rents now must find accommodation for thousands of evacuees from scorched zones.

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Easing winds give firefighters edge on deadly California conflagration

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (Reuters) - Firefighters gained some ground on the deadliest wildfires in California history on Sunday as lower winds and more manpower gave an edge on blazes that have killed at least 40 people and turned whole neighborhoods in the state's wine country into ash.

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Woman survives Vegas massacre, returns home to devastation

One woman has an unusual survival story -- she survived the Las Vegas mass shooting and returned home only to have her home burned down by California wildfires. CNN's Fredricka Whitfield speaks to Michella Flores.

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Two people die in fires in northwestern Spain

MADRID (Reuters) - Two people have died in a wave of fires that are ravaging different parts of Spain's northwestern Galicia region, a Civil Guard spokeswoman said on Sunday.

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Breath of hope as firefighters battle dead California blazes

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (Reuters) - Glimpses of blue skies gave hope on Sunday to firefighters battling the deadliest wildfires in California history, which have killed at least 40 people and reduced whole neighborhoods in the state's wine country to ash.

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Pot farmer's dreams go up in smoke during California wildfires

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (Reuters) - Andrew Lopas' plans to bring his marijuana business out of the black market with a legal, profitable and organic pot farm went up in smoke in the wildfires that have scorched Santa Rosa, California.

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Breath of hope as firefighters battle deadly California blaze

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (Reuters) - Glimpses of blue skies gave hope on Sunday to firefighters battling the deadliest wildfires in California history, which have killed at least 40 people and reduced whole neighborhoods in the state's wine country to ash.

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Forty dead, neighborhoods burned to ash in California fires

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (Reuters) - Dry, warm gusts of wind are forecast for Sunday as firefighters continue to grapple with the deadliest blazes in California's history, which have killed at least 40 people and reduced entire neighborhoods to ash.

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California fires: 'Nothing to sift through'

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California 'horror' fires burn on, 40 dead in one week

SANTA ROSA (Reuters) - Authorities hope weaker winds will help more than 10,000 firefighters battle the deadliest blazes in California history, which have killed at least 40 people and destroyed thousands of structures in one of the state's worst natural disasters in years.

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California 'horror' fires kill at least 40, deadliest in state history

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (Reuters) - Fast-moving fires spread by shifting winds forced thousands more Californians to evacuate their homes on Saturday as the death toll from the deadliest blaze recorded in the state's history rose to at least 40, with hundreds of people still missing.

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California 'horror' fires kill at least 38, deadliest in state history

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (Reuters) - Fast-moving fires spread by shifting winds forced thousands more Californians to evacuate their homes on Saturday as the death toll from the deadliest blaze recorded in the state's history rose to at least 38, with hundreds of people still missing.

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California fires kill at least 38 as winds fuel 'unwieldy beast'

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (Reuters) - Thousands more Californians evacuated their homes on Saturday as fierce wildfires spread due to constantly shifting winds, and officials expected the official death toll of 38 to rise with hundreds of people still missing.

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Thousands flee California fires as winds fuel 'unwieldy beast'

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (Reuters) - Thousands more Californians evacuated their homes on Saturday as fierce wildfires spread due to constantly shifting winds, and officials expected the official death toll of 35 to rise with hundreds of people still missing.