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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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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.

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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.

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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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UPDATE 1-Unilever blames poor weather for slowing growth

LONDON, Oct 19 (Reuters) - Unilever reported lower-than-expected third-quarter sales, blaming recent storms in the United States and poor weather for weak ice cream sales in Europe.

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Unilever blames poor weather for slowing growth

LONDON, Oct 19 (Reuters) - Consumer goods maker Unilever reported a 2.6 percent rise in underlying third-quarter sales on Thursday, blaming poor weather in Europe and natural disasters in the Americas.

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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.

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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.

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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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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.

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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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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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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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.

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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Fake paperwork, poor parts challenge China's aerospace boom

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Chinese suppliers to U.S. flight control systems maker Moog sold it poorly made parts, faked paperwork and outsourced work to a factory not approved by the company, according to an internal report by U.S. aviation regulators.

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INSIGHT-Fake paperwork, poor parts challenge China's aerospace boom

* Chinese suppliers to Moog committed violations - FAA report

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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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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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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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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.

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Woman at Las Vegas shooting loses California home to wildfires

As a former firefighter and paramedic, Michella Flores has seen her fair share of emergency situations. But over the past couple of weeks she became a victim herself, and began to see things from a different perspective. She hasn't really slept in days.

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Thousands flee as winds fuel 'unwieldy beast' California fires

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.

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Thousands more evacuated from 'unwieldy beast' California fires

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 from the week of fires to rise with hundreds of people still missing.

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Latino workers flee California wine country fires for shelters, beaches

PETALUMA, Calif./SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - At the Sonoma-Marin Fairgrounds north of San Francisco, Spanish is the language that dominates many conversations about shelters, work and how to survive the California wine country wildfires, one of the deadliest fire events to strike the Golden State.

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Copyright restored to poor family of Australian Aboriginal artist

SYDNEY (Reuters) - The impoverished family of Australia's most famous Aboriginal artist, Albert Namatjira, has been given copyright to his works after years of fruitless campaigning triggered the intervention of a philanthropist.

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Fierce winds stir deadly California wildfires as teams search for victims

SONOMA, Calif. (Reuters) - Fierce winds were expected to stir wildfires and test firefighters on Saturday in Northern California where the most lethal outbreak of wildfires in state history has killed 35 people and forced more than 90,000 residents from their homes.

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California wildfires rage as record death toll climbs to 35

SONOMA, Calif. (Reuters) - Fire officials in Northern California reported further headway on Friday against the most lethal outbreak of wildfires in state history, as the death toll rose to 35 and teams with cadaver dogs combed charred ruins for human remains.

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California wildfires rage with record death toll expected to climb

SONOMA, Calif. (Reuters) - Fire officials reported further headway on Friday against devastating blazes in Northern California's wine country but said the death toll of 34, already a record for the state, would likely climb higher with more than 250 people missing.

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California wildfires rage with record death toll expected to rise

SONOMA, Calif. (Reuters) - Fire officials reported further headway on Friday against devastating blazes in Northern California's wine country but said the death toll of 32, already a record for the state, would likely climb higher with more than 250 people missing.

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A Gem of California’s Shore Becomes a Refuge From Wildfires

Hundreds of people fleeing flames to the east turned an idyllic strip of land near a town where “The Birds” was filmed into an ad hoc outdoor evacuation center.

Fires and Firefighters nytimes.com

In California, Fires So Fast Hesitation Proved Lethal

As stories emerged of how people died in the wind-driven fires that have ravaged Northern California, the element common to each tragedy was how quickly it happened.

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32 dead, hundreds missing as California wildfires rage

SONOMA, Calif. (Reuters) - Firefighters made headway on Friday against devastating wildfires in the heart of California's wine country but said the death toll of 32 was expected to rise with hundreds of people still missing.

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'Blade Runner 2049' misfires at the box office and other things this week

This week we celebrated International Day of the Girl, we wondered about the future of Thin Mints and we refused to sit through a looooong movie. Here's the lighter, politics-free side of this past week's news.

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BRIEF-Pacific Gas and Electric says liability associated with Northern California wildfires unknown

* Unknown whether Pacific Gas and Electric Company would have any liability associated with Northern California​ wildfires

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Charred ruins and sooty skies as California wildfires kill 31

SONOMA, Calif. (Reuters) - Firefighters faced more dry, windy conditions on Friday that could whip up wildfires in Northern California that have killed at least 31 people and left hundreds missing in the heart of wine country.

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Trump ends insurance subsidies for poor people

Saying they're "unlawful," President Trump decided to stop the payments to insurance companies that subsidize cheaper plans for low-income people. That could increase premiums for others in the marketplace or potentially drive insurers away completely.

Marijuana nytimes.com

Marijuana Crop Is Burning in the California Wildfires

Months before recreational marijuana becomes available to consumers, blazes are destroying cannabis farms and exposing plants to smoke, soot and ash.

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Ashes and bones found amid ruins scorched by wildfires

Amid the scorched ruins left by the wildfires that continue to burn in Northern California, officials are making grim discoveries.

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California wildfires kill at least 31 as wind continues to fan flames

SONOMA, Calif. (Reuters) - Firefighters face another round of dry, windy conditions on Friday as they battle wildfires that have killed at least 31 people in Northern California and left hundreds missing in the heart of wine country.

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California woman rescues horses, yaks and cows from deadly wildfires

(Reuters) - The acrid smell of smoke borne on hurricane-strength winds greeted horse trainer Rebecca Cushman before dawn, her phone ringing repeatedly as people frantically sought help saving their animals from California's deadly wildfires.

Wildfires nytimes.com

A Look Back at California’s Deadliest Wildfires

In 1933, a 47-acre blaze killed 29 people in Los Angeles. The men fighting the fire were largely unprepared for the task.

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Death toll rises to 31 in California wildfires, hundreds missing

SONOMA, Calif. (Reuters) - Firefighters gained ground on Thursday against wildfires that have killed at least 31 people in Northern California and left hundreds missing in the chaos of mass evacuations in the heart of the state's wine country.

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The richest poor country in the world

It is an island of fabulous beasts and unforgettable vistas.

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This is what Californians really needed during the fires

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Hundreds missing, 29 dead in California wildfires as crews gain ground

SONOMA, Calif. (Reuters) - Firefighters began to gain ground on Thursday against wildfires that have killed at least 29 people in Northern California and left hundreds missing in the chaos of mass evacuations in the heart of the state's wine country.

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BRIEF-Gladstone Land reports no damage to California farms from wildfires

* Gladstone land reports no damage to California farms from wildfires

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Hundreds missing, 26 dead in California wildfires as crews gain ground

SONOMA, Calif. (Reuters) - Firefighters began to gain ground on Thursday against wildfires that have killed at least 26 people in Northern California and left hundreds missing in the pandemonium of mass evacuations in the heart of the state's wine country.

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Employees hurt, fires set in attempted escape at North Carolina prison

(Reuters) - Police rushed to a North Carolina prison on Thursday after fires were set and several of the facility's employees were injured during an attempted escape, officials said.

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Hundreds missing, 24 dead in California wildfires as crews gain ground

SONOMA, Calif. (Reuters) - Firefighters began to gain ground on Thursday against the spread of wildfires that have killed at least 24 people in Northern California and left hundreds missing in the pandemonium of mass evacuations in the heart of the state's wine country.

Evacuations and Evacuees nytimes.com

Fires Rage. You Must Evacuate. What Do You Take?

Californians had to make quick decisions as flames approached their homes. What did they take with them?

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Hundreds missing, 24 dead as dry winds fan California wildfires

SONOMA, Calif. (Reuters) - Firefighters struggled for a fourth day on Thursday to halt the spread of wildfires that have killed at least 24 people in Northern California and left hundreds missing in the pandemonium of mass evacuations in the heart of the state's wine country.

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BRIEF-Verizon extends data relief for customers in areas impacted by Northern California wildfires

* Verizon says ‍is extending its initial data relief offer for customers impacted by wildfires in Northern California by three days, through October 15 Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Hundreds missing, 23 dead as dry gusts fan California wildfires

SONOMA, Calif. (Reuters) - Firefighters struggled to halt the spread of wildfires that have killed at least 23 people in Northern California and dry, gusty winds threatened on Thursday to push flames into the evacuated town of Calistoga.

Wildfires nytimes.com

‘Thank God We Left’: Californians Describe Escaping Wildfires

We asked people to share how the wildfires affected them. Here are some of their stories.

California Today nytimes.com

California Today: California Today: A Rising Death Toll From Wildfires

Thursday: The dead and missing in the wine country wildfires, a senseless killing in San Francisco, and California’s MacArthur “geniuses.”

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BRIEF-Endologix says operations not materially affected by Santa Rosa fires‍​

* Comments on impact of the Santa Rosa fires impact on co's facility ‍​

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At least 23 dead, hundreds missing, as winds fan California fires

SONOMA, Calif. (Reuters) - Firefighters struggled overnight to halt the spread of wildfires known to have killed 23 people in North California, preparing for winds to shift after one town threatened by flames evacuated all residents.

Prisons and Prisoners nytimes.com

Courts Sidestep the Law and South Carolina’s Poor Go to Jail

One homeless man has been arrested or cited 270 times on the same charge, trespassing. He has never been represented by a lawyer.

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At least 23 dead, hundreds missing as winds fan California wildfires

SONOMA, Calif. (Reuters) - Firefighters facing a resurgence of high winds on Wednesday struggled to halt wildfires that have killed at least 23 people, destroyed 3,500 structures and left hundreds missing in chaotic evacuations across northern California's wine country.

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At least 21 dead, hundreds missing as winds fan California wildfires

SONOMA, Calif. (Reuters) - Firefighters facing a resurgence of high winds on Wednesday struggled to halt wildfires that have killed at least 21 people, destroyed 3,500 structures and left hundreds missing in chaotic evacuations across northern California's wine country.

Wildfires nytimes.com

Raining Ash and No Rest: Firefighters Struggle to Contain California Wildfires

On the front lines, exhausted crews battling raging wildfires are stretched to their limits, with blazes “burning faster than firefighters can run.”

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Wildfires kill couple married for 75 years

Nothing could separate Charles and Sara Rippey. Not war. Not even a deadly California wildfire that engulfed their house.

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At least 21 dead as resurgent winds fan California wildfires

SONOMA, Calif. (Reuters) - Firefighters, facing resurgent winds and bone-dry conditions on Wednesday, battled to halt the advance of wildfires that have killed at least 21 people, destroyed 3,500 homes and businesses and blanketed Northern California's famed wine country in smoke.

Wildfires nytimes.com

California’s Wildfires: Why Have They Been So Destructive?

The 17 major blazes raging in California have been much more ferocious than the state’s typical fire season, for reasons that were years in the making.

Wildfires nytimes.com

California Winds Are Fueling Fires. It May Be Getting Worse.

Some scientists think global warming may be making California’s autumn winds even drier, a “key parameter for fire risk.”

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Dry weather could propel California wildfires that killed 21

SONOMA, Calif. (Reuters) - Firefighters feared resurgent winds and dry conditions on Wednesday would spread the wildfires that have killed at least 21 people, destroyed 3,500 homes and businesses and blanketed Northern California's famed wine country in smoke.

cnn.com

6 important things to know about wildfires

Wildfires can be unfathomably huge and destructive. Right now, more than a dozen fires in Northern California have engulfed thousands and thousands of acres and killed almost 20 people.

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Dry weather could propel California wildfires that killed 17

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (Reuters) - Firefighters battling wildfires in California's wine country faced the prospect of new outbreaks on Wednesday when dry, windy conditions return to an area where blazes have killed at least 17 people and destroyed 2,000 homes and businesses.

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How to help victims of the California wildfires

Fast-moving wildfires continue to spread devastation and desperation in Northern California. So far, the flames have driven more than 20,000 people from their homes. Dozens are dead. Authorities in Sonoma County received more than 100 missing person calls.

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The 'perfect storm' that caused the wildfires

It's unclear what caused fires to form suddenly around the same time in one night, blazing through California's wine country while many residents were caught unaware as they headed to bed.

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Wildfires kill 17 in California wine country

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (Reuters) - Firefighters battling wildfires in California's wine country face the prospect of new outbreaks when dry, windy conditions return on Wednesday to an area where at least 17 people have been killed and 2,000 homes and businesses destroyed in blazes.

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Wildfires kill 15, destroy 1,500 homes and other buildings in California wine country

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (Reuters) - Fast-moving wildfires raging across Northern California's wine country have killed 17 people, left about 150 missing and destroyed 1,500 homes, wineries and other structures, state fire officials said on Tuesday.

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UPDATE 6-Wildfires kill 15, destroy 1,500 homes and other buildings in California wine country

SANTA ROSA, Calif., Oct 10 (Reuters) - Fast-moving wildfires raging across Northern California's wine country have killed 17 people, left about 150 missing and destroyed 1,500 homes, wineries and other structures, state fire officials said on Tuesday.

Wines nytimes.com

In Wine Country, Wildfires Take a Toll on Vintages and Tourism

Fatal fires that have devastated parts of Northern California this week engulfed several wineries and destroyed several hotels and restaurants.

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UPDATE 5-Wildfires kill 15, damage 1,500 homes in California wine country

SANTA ROSA, Calif., Oct 10 (Reuters) - Fast-moving wildfires still raging across Northern California's wine country had killed 15 people, left some 150 missing and destroyed 1,500 homes, wineries and other structures as of Tuesday afternoon, state fire officials said.

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Before and after images show devastation of California wildfires

As many as a dozen wildfires have claimed lives and consumed thousands of acres across California, destroying homes and businesses.

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Death toll climbs to 15 as wildfires scorch CA

Out of control. The death toll climbs to 15 people killed as wildfires continue to spread in California. CNN's Dan Simon reports from Santa Rosa, CA.

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Fire chief: We got outrun by the fires

More than a dozen wildfires are scorching Northern California, aided by the state's epic drought, low humidity and high winds. CNN's Dan Simon reports.

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Wildfires kill 15, damage 1,500 homes in California wine country

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (Reuters) - Fast-moving wildfires burning across Northern California's wine country had claimed at least 15 lives by Tuesday afternoon and destroyed an estimated 1,500 homes and commercial buildings, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.

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UPDATE 4-Wildfires kill 15, damage 1,500 homes in California wine country

SANTA ROSA, Calif., Oct 10 (Reuters) - Fast-moving wildfires burning across Northern California's wine country had claimed at least 15 lives by Tuesday afternoon and destroyed an estimated 1,500 homes and commercial buildings, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.

Wildfires nytimes.com

Wildfires Still Burn in Northern California; 11 Are Dead

Officials were hopeful that improved weather conditions would help bring 17 fires under control after about 20,000 people were forced to evacuate.

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Fire crews battle California wildfires as death toll creeps up

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (Reuters) - Firefighters battled 15 wildfires on Tuesday that have killed at least 11 people and destroyed hundreds of homes and businesses in Northern California while raging through the state's world-famous wine country.

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Fire crews battle as deadly California wildfires rage on

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (Reuters) - Firefighters battled overnight to contain wildfires in Northern California, evacuating residents in the path of 15 separate blazes that have killed at least 10 people and destroyed hundreds of homes and businesses.

Travel and Vacations nytimes.com

In-Demand Destinations for Winter, From Portugal to Australia

For travelers from the United States, popular itineraries include London, New York City and Mexico (the Riviera Maya and Cancun are big).

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Wildfires kill at least 10 in California wine country

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (Reuters) - Wildfires fanned by strong winds swept through northern California's wine country on Monday, killing at least 10 people, destroying hundreds of homes and businesses and forcing some 20,000 people to flee.

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BRIEF-Keysight Technologies' corporate headquarters impacted by Northern California fires

* Keysight technologies' corporate headquarters impacted by Northern California fires

Wildfires nytimes.com

Wildfires Scorch Northern California

Northern California is being hit by ferocious wildfires, leading to at least 10 deaths and some 20,000 evacuees.

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Hospitals evacuated as wildfires spread

At least two hospitals in Northern California evacuated patients as more than 14 wildfires spread across at least 57,000 acres of land, destroying 1,500 structures, officials said Monday.

Wildfires nytimes.com

Did California’s Wildfires Force You to Evacuate?

The New York Times would like to hear from people directly affected by the wildfires in Northern and Southern California.

environmentNews reuters.com

At least 10 killed by wildfires in California wine country

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (Reuters) - A spate of wildfires fanned by strong winds swept through northern California's wine country on Monday, leaving at least 10 people dead, destroying hundreds of homes and businesses and chasing some 20,000 people from their dwellings.

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BRIEF-‍PG&E responds to wind-driven wildfires in North Bay​

* ‍PG&E responds to devastating, wind-driven wildfires in North Bay​

Wildfires nytimes.com

Wildfires in Northern California Kill at Least 10 and Destroy 1,500 Buildings

Mass evacuations were ordered in what is being called one of the most destructive fire emergencies in the state’s history.

cnn.com

Wildfires blaze in California's wine country

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BRIEF-Treasury Wine Estates updates on fires in Northern California

* ‍There is limited damage to TWE's infrastructures and sites, however fires are ongoing​

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One dead as thousands flee wildfires in California wine country

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (Reuters) - Wildfires fanned by strong winds swept through California's wine country on Monday after killing at least one person, forcing some 20,000 residents to flee, and destroying hundreds of homes and businesses.

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Wildfires prompt evacuations in California's wine country

(Reuters) - Wildfires swept through California's wine country on Monday, forcing thousands of residents in Napa and Sonoma counties to flee and destroying hundreds of homes and businesses, state officials and local media reported.

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Residents in northern California evacuated amid fast-spreading fires

(Reuters) - Buildings in California's Napa and Sonoma counties were being evacuated early on Monday morning after multiple, fast-spreading wildfires engulfed the area with thick smoke and large flames, according to fire officials and local media.

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Wildfires rage in California's wine country

Alyssa O'Gorman and her family evacuated their Napa County home in the nick of time, dodging wind-driven wildfires spreading across northern California's wine country.

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'Blade Runner 2049' misfires at the box office

The sequel to the 1982 science fiction classic brought in an estimated $31.5 million during its opening in North America.

Shoes and Boots nytimes.com

France Has ‘Champagne,’ Portugal Has ‘Port.’ Should Australia Have ‘Uggs?’

A legal fight over the oft-maligned boots irritates Australians, including the prime minister, who say too many of famous names are taken by others.

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Scorched earth of Portugal fires may hold seeds of a renewal

MACAO, Portugal (Reuters) - Large parts of Portugal's interior are desolate places these days, with charred trees as far as the eye can see and an acrid smell lingering in the air.

United States Economy nytimes.com

Economic Scene: Tax Cuts, Sold as Fuel for Growth, Widen Gap Between Rich and Poor

New research undermines the contention since the 1970s that lower rates stimulate the economy. What they seem to do instead is increase inequality.

Tests (Medical) nytimes.com

Poor Sense of Smell May Signal Impending Dementia

Men and women who failed to identify orange, leather, peppermint, rose or fish odors were at higher risk of cognitive decline.

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President accuses San Juan mayor of poor leadership as she pleads for help

President Donald Trump launched a Twitter attack Saturday morning on San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz for "poor leadership ability," saying she and others in Puerto Rico "want everything to be done for them when it should be a community effort."

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Arnie's grandson Saunders fires 59 in Web.com event

(Reuters) - Sam Saunders, the grandson of Arnold Palmer, fired the seventh sub-60 round on the Web.com Tour on Thursday only three days removed from the anniversary of the golfing great's death.

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Britain's May fires warning to Boeing over Bombardier trade dispute

LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Theresa May told U.S. planemaker Boeing on Thursday that its behavior in a trade dispute with Canada's Bombardier was undermining its commercial relationship with Britain.

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Jane Fonda fires back at Megyn Kelly's question

Megyn Kelly tried to pivot an interview about Jane Fonda's new film to Fonda's plastic surgery.

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Hip-hop stars slam Trump amid anthem firestorm

Hip-hop artists -- from Diddy to Killer Mike -- rallied behind Colin Kaepernick and other athletes this week after President Donald Trump urged owners of the NFL to fire the "sons of bitches" who protest the National Anthem on the field.

Disasters and Emergencies nytimes.com

Hurricanes, Earthquakes and Wildfires: Is All This Normal?

A climate reporter for The Times explains what you should know about recent disasters that have struck in quick succession.

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SNAP food aid program tied to lower health spending for poor

(Reuters Health) - For low-income U.S. adults, enrollment in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) may be associated with lower health spending, a new study suggests.

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While wealthy Mexicans swamped by quake aid, poor feel abandoned

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Relief supplies and volunteers are piling up at rescue sites in upscale districts of Mexico City following Tuesday's deadly earthquake in a show of solidarity that has contrasted with the government's struggle to get aid to people most in need.

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Fired by Trump, Bharara fires back

A lot has changed for Preet Bharara since March 11.

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Russian submarine fires cruise missiles at jihadi targets in Syria

MOSCOW (Reuters) - A Russian submarine fired cruise missiles at jihadi targets in Syria's Idlib province on Friday, the Russian Defence Ministry said, saying it had targeted Islamist militants who had tried to trap a group of Russian military policemen earlier in the week.

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BRIEF-InspireMD announces distribution agreement for CGuard EPS in Portugal

* InspireMD announces distribution agreement for CGuard(tm) EPS in Portugal Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Poor sleep associated with higher risk of chronic pain

(Reuters Health) - People who sleep poorly may be more likely to develop a chronic pain condition and have worse physical health, a study from the UK suggests.

Defense and Military Forces nytimes.com

Russian Helicopter Fires Rockets by Accident

A video showed rockets exploding in a parking lot, damaging a truck and nearly killing a bystander.

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EMERGING MARKETS-Mexican peso's loss grows on reports of building fires, damages

Sept 19 (Reuters) - A selloff in the Mexican peso accelerated on Tuesday following reports of fires and major damages to buildings in Mexico City in the aftermath of a strong earthquake detected in the southern part of the country.

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Fires reported in buildings in Mexico City after quake, people trapped -official

MEXICO CITY, Sept 19 (Reuters) - People were trapped inside various buildings that caught fire in Mexico City after a powerful quake violently shook the capital on Tuesday, a civil protection official told local TV.

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Helicopter mistakenly fires on parked vehicles in Russia war games: media

MOSCOW (Reuters) - A military helicopter on a rural training exercise in western Russia mistakenly fired rockets at a group of parked vehicles, knocking at least one person to the ground, footage posted by Russian news sites and on social media showed.

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UPDATE 3-Euro crisis over, Portugal's investment-grade comeback cuts bond yields

* Portugal leads European shares to six-week high (Updates prices)

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U.S. Navy fires two commanders after Asia sea accidents

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Navy dismissed two senior officers on Monday after a series of collisions involving Seventh Fleet warships in Asia, citing a loss of confidence in their ability to command.

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UPDATE 2-Euro crisis over, Portugal's investment grade comeback cuts bond yields

* S&P 1st of big three ratings agencies to lift Portugal back

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UPDATE 1-Euro crisis over, Portugal's return to investment grade sends bond yields sliding

* S&P 1st of big three ratings agencies to lift Portugal back

Wildfires nytimes.com

This Season, Western Wildfires Are Close By and Running Free

Extreme fire behavior — difficult to predict and dangerous to fight — has been the watchword for the year. And these fires are menacing more lives and property.

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U.N. Security Council to meet after North Korea fires another missile over Japan

SEOUL/TOKYO (Reuters) - North Korea fired a second missile over Japan far out into the Pacific Ocean on Friday, South Korean and Japanese officials said, deepening tension after Pyongyang's recent test of its sixth and most powerful nuclear bomb.

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North Korea fires another missile over Japan, deepening regional tension

SEOUL/TOKYO (Reuters) - North Korea fired a missile that flew over Japan's northern Hokkaido far out into the Pacific Ocean on Friday, South Korean and Japanese officials said, deepening tension after Pyongyang's recent test of its most powerful nuclear bomb.

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North Korea fires another missile over Japan, deepening regional tensions

SEOUL/TOKYO (Reuters) - North Korea fired a missile that flew over Japan's northern Hokkaido far out into the Pacific Ocean on Friday, South Korean and Japanese officials said, deepening tensions after Pyongyang's recent test of its most powerful nuclear bomb.

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North Korea fires missile over Japan that lands far out in the Pacific

SEOUL/TOKYO (Reuters) - North Korea fired a missile that flew over Japan's northern Hokkaido far out into the Pacific Ocean on Friday, South Korean and Japanese officials said, further ratcheting up tensions after Pyongyang's recent test of its most powerful nuclear bomb.

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Cost of fighting U.S. wildfires topped $2 billion in 2017

SALMON, Idaho (Reuters) - The costs of fighting U.S. wildfires topped $2 billion in 2017, breaking records and underscoring the need to address a U.S. Forest Service budget that mostly goes to fires, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue said on Thursday.

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North Korea fires missile over Japan, lands far out in the Pacific

SEOUL/TOKYO (Reuters) - North Korea fired a missile on Friday that flew over Japan's northern Hokkaido far out into the Pacific Ocean, South Korean and Japanese officials said, further ratcheting up tensions after Pyongyang's recent test of a powerful nuclear bomb.

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North Korea fires missile from Pyongyang toward the east: South Korea

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea early on Friday fired an unidentified missile eastward from the Sunan district in its capital, Pyongyang, South Korea's military said.

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ACA Medicaid expansion tied to earlier cancer care for the poor

(Reuters Health) - After the Affordable Care Act (ACA) helped reduce the number of uninsured Americans, more low-income adults got cancer diagnosed when it was less advanced and potentially easier to treat, a recent study suggests.

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Mental disorders, poor diets and tobacco make the world sick

LONDON, Sept 15 (Reuters) - Heart disease and tobacco ranked with conflict and violence among the world's biggest killers in 2016, while poor diets and mental disorders caused people the greatest ill health, a large international study has found.

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Amber Tamblyn fires back at James Woods

Actress Amber Tamblyn is fighting back against James Woods in an open letter, days after the actor denied her claim that he once tried to make an advance toward her when she was an underage up-and-comer.

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Davis Cup team spirit fires Kyrgios up again

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Two weeks after declaring he lacked any dedication to tennis, Nick Kyrgios has pledged to fire up for Australia's bid to reach the Davis Cup final.

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U.S. regulator probes Arkema's safety practices after Texas fires

HOUSTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is investigating whether chemical maker Arkema SA followed safety rules at its Crosby, Texas plant where several chemical containers caught fire after flooding from Hurricane Harvey, an EPA official said on Monday.

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#ExpressiveAsians fires back at whitewashing

Social media is not happy about a quote regarding Asian American actors not being expressive enough.

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BRIEF-Fireswirl announces Amzon integration business update

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BRIEF-Equinix to expand into Spain and Portugal through acquisition of Itconic

* Equinix to expand into Spain and Portugal through acquisition of Itconic

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CORRECTED-GLOBAL MARKETS-Dollar, shares up in Asia on relief at N.Korea inaction

* Relief in Asia as Pyongyang has a party, not a missile test

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Dollar, global shares up in Asia on relief at North Korea inaction

SYDNEY (Reuters) - The U.S. dollar won a reprieve from risk aversion on Monday after North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un decided to hold a party over the weekend rather than launch another missile, tempering safe havens such as the yen and Treasuries.

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Dollar, shares up in Asia on relief at North Korea inaction

SYDNEY (Reuters) - The U.S. dollar won a reprieve from risk aversion on Monday after North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un decided to hold a party over the weekend rather than launch another missile, tempering safe havens like the yen and Treasuries.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Dollar, shares up in Asia on relief at N.Korea inaction

SYDNEY, Sept 11 (Reuters) - The U.S. dollar won a reprieve from risk aversion on Monday after North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un decided to hold a party over the weekend rather than launch another missile, tempering safe havens like the yen and Treasuries.

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Dollar, shares bounce on relief at North Korea inaction

SYDNEY (Reuters) - The U.S. dollar won a reprieve from risk aversion on Monday after North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un decided to hold a party over the weekend rather than launch another missile, tempering safe havens like the yen and Treasuries.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Dollar, shares bounce on relief at North Korea inaction

SYDNEY, Sept 11 (Reuters) - The U.S. dollar won a reprieve from risk aversion on Monday after North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un decided to hold a party over the weekend rather than launch another missile, tempering safe havens like the yen and Treasuries.

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Pope to wrap up Colombia trip in Cartagena with focus on poor

BOGOTA/CARTAGENA, Colombia (Reuters) - Pope Francis wraps up his trip to Colombia on Sunday with a visit to the Caribbean port city of Cartagena, a top tourist destination famous for its colonial walled ramparts but which masks deep social inequality in its surrounding shantytowns.

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Mexico's strongest quake in 85 years kills dozens in the poor south

JUCHITAN, Mexico (Reuters) - At least 60 people died when the most powerful earthquake to hit Mexico in over eight decades tore through buildings and forced mass evacuations in the poor southern states of Oaxaca and Chiapas, triggering alerts as far away as Southeast Asia.

Wildfires nytimes.com

Montana Battles Wildfires Amid a Severe Drought

The fire season was extreme this year in Montana, and it is not over yet. Thousands of people have been evacuated, and two firefighters have died.

Neanderthal Man nytimes.com

Trilobites: Starting Fires to Unearth How Neanderthals Made Glue

Some 200,000 years ago, Neanderthals used tar to attach handles to tools and weapons. Archaeologists performed experiments to show how they could have made this adhesive.

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Wildfires sweep across U.S. West, slow push toward Portland

(Reuters) - An Oregon wildfire that has damaged landmarks in the scenic Columbia River Gorge slowed its push toward evacuated houses near the city of Portland on Wednesday, officials said.

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Madonna moves to Portugal, rated new star destination for expats

LISBON (Reuters) - New Lisbon resident Madonna has been extolling the delights of living in the Portuguese capital Lisbon, the most illustrious of a growing number of foreigners in the newly-fashionable city.

Wildfires nytimes.com

Pacific Northwest Fires Smother Region in Smoke and Ash

Dozens of blazes burning across Oregon and Washington have tainted the air and sent ash raining down on urban centers.

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Trump's decision triggers political firestorm

President Donald Trump prompted anguish for 800,000 people brought illegally to the US as children by deciding to end a program shielding them from deportation on Tuesday.

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Russian frigate fires cruise missiles at Islamic State targets near Syria's Deir al-Zor

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Russian frigate Admiral Essen fired Kalibr cruise missiles at Islamic State targets near the Syrian city of Deir al-Zor on Tuesday to help a Syrian army offensive in the area, the Russian Defence Ministry said.

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UEFA president says rich-poor divide is key issue in European football

GENEVA (Reuters) - Preventing the growing gap between the rich clubs and the rest is the key issue in European football, UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin said on Monday.

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BRIEF-Novo Litio announces strategic lithium acquisition in Portugal

* Acquired granted tenement package, over an area of known LCT-type pegmatite occurrences around Sepeda Lithium Project, from Medgold Resources Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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McCain: Trump is poorly informed, impulsive

Sen. John McCain issued a plea for bipartisan cooperation as Congress returns from its extended summer recess, saying pragmatism, compromise and mutual respect are more critical than ever given what he considers the lack of experience emanating from the White House.

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Burbank Residents Ordered to Evacuate as Fires Threaten Homes

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Texas plant fires, leaks during Harvey show need for regulation, critics say

Sept 1 (Reuters) - Chemical fires and leaks at Texas industrial facilities during Tropical Storm Harvey underscore the need for regulation and oversight that the Trump administration has sought to roll back, according to environmental groups and the head of the federal agency that investigates industrial chemical accidents.

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UPDATE 1-More fires likely at flooded Texas chemical plant, Arkema says

Sept 1 (Reuters) - More fires are expected at Arkema SA's flooded Texas chemical plant in the coming days even though floodwaters that triggered an initial blaze were receding as the remnants of Hurricane Harvey exited, company executives said on Friday.

Hurricane Harvey nytimes.com

Storm With ‘No Boundaries’ Took Aim at Rich and Poor Alike

Many of the iconic images from Hurricane Katrina captured a divide of class and race. In Houston, Harvey has been more of an equal-opportunity assailant.

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More fires expected after blast at Arkema's flooded Texas plant

CROSBY, Texas (Reuters) - Chemical maker Arkema SA said it expected more fires after two explosions hit its flooded plant 25 miles (40 km)northeast of Houston on Thursday, sickening more than a dozen law enforcement personnel and prompting an evacuation of the surrounding area.

Floods nytimes.com

Coping With Floods Is Only Half the Battle for Mumbai’s Poor

In Mumbai, a megacity of 18 million where torrential rain is an annual reality, the comparisons to Houston have not gone unnoticed.

Missiles and Missile Defense Systems nytimes.com

As North Korea Fires Missile Over Japan, Analysts See Gains

Pyongyang did a more realistic test of the type of missile it had threatened to use to strike near the American territory of Guam.

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CANADA STOCKS-TSX futures lower after N.Korea fires missile over Japan

Aug 29 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index was set to open lower on Tuesday as investors turned cautious after North Korea fired a missile over Japan's northern Hokkaido island, sparking concerns of fresh tension between Washington and Pyongyang.

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Nikkei hits nearly 4-month low after N.Korea fires missile over Japan

TOKYO, Aug 29 (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei share average touched its lowest intraday level in almost four months on Tuesday, as a missile fired by North Korea over Japan put investors on edge and increased the yen's safe-haven appeal.

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Nikkei falls to near 4-month low as North Korea fires missile over Japan

* Some investors may find bargain hunting opportunities - analyst

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WRAPUP 3-North Korea fires missile over Japan, sharply escalating tensions

* Missile flies 2,700 km, reaches altitude of 550 km - S.Korea

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Nikkei falls to 4-month low after North Korea fires missile

TOKYO, Aug 29 (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei share average fell to a near four-month low on Tuesday morning as sentiment was soured after North Korea fired a missile over northern Japan earlier in the day.

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U.S. stock futures fall, yen gains after North Korea fires missile over Japan

TOKYO (Reuters) - U.S. stock futures fell almost one percent and the yen jumped to four-month highs against the dollar in early Asian trade on Tuesday after North Korea fired a missile over northern Japan, setting up a tense start to trading for markets in the region.