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Missing California hikers found dead, locked in an embrace

California couple Rachel Nguyen and Joseph Orbeso went missing three months ago in Joshua Tree National Park. Searchers found them shot dead this week, locked in an embrace, officials say.

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Four dead from landslide at Malaysia construction site, victim search to continue

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Four foreign workers were killed and 10 others are missing after a landslide at a construction site in George Town, capital of the northwest Malaysian state of Penang, authorities said.

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Storm Brian clobbers Ireland and British coastal towns, buildings damaged

TENBY, Wales (Reuters) - Storm Brian battered towns in Ireland and along the western coast of England and Wales on Saturday, with gusts and high seas causing heavy damage to buildings.

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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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China says winter smog battle to have limited impact on economy

BEIJING (Reuters) - The economic impact of China's tough campaign against smog this winter is expected to be limited, a senior state planning official said on Saturday.

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Three dead, search on for others after landslide at Malaysia construction site

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Three foreign workers were killed and 11 others were missing after a landslide at a construction site in George Town, capital of the northwest Malaysian state of Penang, authorities said on Saturday.

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Strong typhoon nears southern Japan the day before election

TOKYO (Reuters) - Heavy rain and powerful winds are expected to lash large areas of Japan on Sunday as a strong typhoon sweeps ashore, possibly hindering voter turnout in a national election.

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California judge tosses $417 million talc cancer verdict against Johnson & Johnson

(Reuters) - A California judge on Friday threw out a $417 million verdict against Johnson & Johnson in a lawsuit by a woman who claimed she developed ovarian cancer after using its talc-based products like Johnson's Baby Powder for feminine hygiene.

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California judge tosses $417 mln talc cancer verdict against J&J

Oct 20 (Reuters) - A California judge on Friday threw out a $417 million verdict against Johnson & Johnson in a lawsuit by a woman who claimed she developed ovarian cancer after using its talc-based products like Johnson's Baby Powder for feminine hygiene.

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Monsanto sues Arkansas over proposed herbicide limits

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Monsanto Co sued Arkansas agricultural officials on Friday to stop proposed restrictions on the use of a weed killer linked to widespread U.S. crop damage, setting up a legal battle between the agrichemical company and a major farm state.

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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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U.S. regulator to monitor winter natgas supply in California, New England

Oct 20 (Reuters) - U.S. energy regulators will pay attention to natural gas supply issues in Southern California and New England this winter, but overall they do not see major factors that would lead to significant market disruptions.

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Residents of shrinking U.S. island reject 'climate victim' label

TANGIER ISLAND, Md (Reuters) - This summer, a delegation of Republican climate activists visited Tangier Island, a speck of grassland in Maryland's Chesapeake Bay, to try to convince its 450 residents to take climate change seriously.

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Rule changes to spur French wind power projects within months: minister

PARIS (Reuters) - France will propose rule changes within six months that will remove administrative hurdles and speed the development of onshore wind power projects, its junior ecology minister said.

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EPA abandons changes to U.S. biofuel program after lawmaker pressure

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has backed off a series of proposed changes to the nation's biofuels policy after a massive backlash from corn-state lawmakers worried the moves would undercut ethanol demand, according to a letter from the agency to lawmakers seen by Reuters.

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California Today: California Today: The Push to Reclaim Starry Skies

Friday: The fight for dark skies, a National League pennant for the Dodgers, and a photo series from the Santa Rosa inferno.

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EPA abandons changes to renewable fuel program after lawmaker pressure: letter

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has backed off a series of controversial changes to the nation's renewable fuel program after a massive backlash from corn-state lawmakers, the agency said in a letter to lawmakers seen by Reuters.

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Solar industry fears for thousands of jobs should U.S. impose import restrictions

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Singapore-headquartered solar panel maker REC hopes to be exempt from potential U.S. restrictions on imports following a recent trade finding that said no significant injury to the United States had been caused by makers including those from Australia, Canada and Singapore.

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South Koreans' support for nuclear projects deals blow to government energy plan

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean public support for nuclear power on Friday sucker punched a government policy to steer the country away from nuclear-generated electricity as Seoul said it would bow to a demand to resume construction of two new reactors.

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Solar installers press homeowners to buy ahead of tariff

(Reuters) - U.S. home solar companies, believing President Donald Trump will soon slap tariffs on imported panels and make their systems more expensive, are using that threat to juice their slowing sales.

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Chinese city confirms Xinfa aluminum capacity cut

BEIJING (Reuters) - Xinfa Group, one of China's top aluminum producers, will have to close 381,900 tonnes per year of smelting capacity this winter, its home city of Liaocheng confirmed on Friday.

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APRIL halts Indonesia paper unit ops as forestry permit revoked

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Asia Pacific Resources International Limited (APRIL) has suspended forestry operations at its Indonesian pulp and paper subsidiary after the government cancelled a long-term work plan citing environmental non-compliance.

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Toxic firecracker haze darkens Indian capital after festival of lights

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Air pollution in New Delhi hit 18 times the healthy limit on Friday under a thick, toxic haze after a night of fireworks to celebrate the Hindu festival of Diwali - despite a court-ordered ban on their sales.

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Typhoon bears down on Japan, will hinder voting in national election

TOKYO (Reuters) - Typhoon Lan with heavy rains and destructive winds is expected to hit southern Japan on Sunday when the nation holds a national election, forcing officials in Okinawa to stage voting a day early on some remote islands.

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South Korea survey backs restarting construction of two nuclear reactors

SEOUL (Reuters) - A South Korean government-organized committee is recommending Seoul resume the stalled construction of two new nuclear reactors after an opinion survey it set up found nearly 60 percent of respondents said they were in favor of the move.

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Democrats fail to block Arctic reserve oil drilling

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Democrats on Thursday failed to pass a measure to block oil and gas drilling in part of the Arctic National Wildlife Reserve, losing to Republicans who believe production there would provide jobs and wealth.

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U.S. EPA to shrink response time for permit requests: Pruitt

THE WOODLANDS, Texas (Reuters) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will respond to permit requests within six months by the end of 2018, part of the agency's goal to reduce regulations and delays, Administrator Scott Pruitt said on Thursday.

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Study links pollution to millions of deaths worldwide

LONDON (Reuters) - Pollution is killing millions of people worldwide, mostly through the diseases it causes including heart conditions, strokes and lung cancer, according to a large international study.

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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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U.S. Senate to vote on measure to block drilling in Arctic reserve

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate on Thursday geared up to vote on an amendment that would block drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Reserve, with opponents of the measure saying development would lead to jobs and wealth creation.

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After massive quakes, millions in Mexico turn to early warning app

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Since two massive earthquakes hit Mexico in September, claiming more than 460 lives, an early warning start-up called SkyAlert has doubled its users to 5.8 million, making it one of the country's most downloaded apps.

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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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U.S. House members ask EPA not to lower biofuels requirements

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A group of 22 members of the U.S. House of Representatives asked the Environmental Protection Agency in a letter on Thursday not to lower some requirements for mixing biofuels into the country's fuel supply, but also not to let ethanol exports qualify for renewable fuel credits, according to a copy of the letter obtained by Reuters.

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Dutch will miss 2020 green energy, climate targets: report

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - The Netherlands will miss 2020 targets for renewable energy production and greenhouse gas emissions despite new investments in wind power, according to a government review published on Thursday.

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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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'Save the dung beetle!' Global science chief says biodiversity vital

OSLO (Reuters) - Governments should extend the protection of nature far beyond iconic creatures such as tigers and elephants to species including worms and beetles that are vital to human prosperity, the chair of a global scientific project said on Thursday.

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Californians Will Soon Have Nonbinary as a Gender Option on Birth Certificates

Under a new law, the first in the nation, residents will no longer be limited to identifying themselves as either male or female on state documents.

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California combats deadly hepatitis A outbreak

As firefighters continue to battle blazes across the state of California, public health officials are dealing with another ongoing crisis: one of the largest person-to-person hepatitis A outbreaks in the country since the development of a vaccine, more than two decades ago.

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California Today: California Today: Why Jerry Brown Vetoes

Thursday: Jerry Brown’s veto calculus, a crisis at PG&E, and a look back at the inventor of the audience wave.

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South Africa commits to shale gas despite adverse court ruling

CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - South Africa's mineral resources minister said on Thursday the government remains committed to shale gas exploration despite a court order revoking fracking regulations that pushes back plans to award the first exploration licenses by 2019.

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California prepares for the 'big one' with earthquake drill

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Millions of Californians were due on Thursday to simultaneously drop to the floor, clamber under tables and cover their heads for a minute or two of imagined seismic turmoil during the latest annual "Great ShakeOut" earthquake drill.

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Earthquake of magnitude 6.1 strikes off southern Japan: USGS

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - An earthquake of magnitude 6.1 struck off southern Japan on Thursday, the United States Geological Survey said.

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China's bold gas plan may threaten winter power supplies

BEIJING (Reuters) - China has ordered state oil companies to speed up the construction of pipelines to move natural gas to homes and factories, underscoring worries that the country's insufficient infrastructure could cause power outages during the peak winter demand period.

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China's Chongqing Changan to stop selling combustion-engine cars from 2025

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's Chongqing Changan Automobile on Thursday said it would stop selling combustion-engine cars, starting 2025, and invest more than 100 billion yuan ($15.10 billion) by that time to advance its "new energy strategy".

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South African court revokes shale gas regulations: AgriSA

CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - South Africa's High Court has quashed regulations governing proposed shale gas fracking, farmers lobby AgriSA said on Thursday after taking the government to court to stop fracking in Eastern Cape province.

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Sexual harassment claims by women rattle California capital

Lobbyist Pamela Lopez walked into a bathroom and felt the rush of a large man behind her.

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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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Peru releases artificially hatched baby turtles into wild

LIMA (Reuters) - Peru released more than 5,000 baby turtles into an Amazonian nature reserve this week, part of a group of 700,000 being hatched artificially in 2017 to keep their eggs from being depleted by excessive hunting in the wild, a park official said on Wednesday.

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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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EU agrees measure to safeguard carbon market from Brexit

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - EU lawmakers and member states agreed on Wednesday a measure to guard the carbon market in case of a breakdown in Brexit talks as well as extending the exemption of international flights from the European Union's charges for carbon emissions until the end of 2023.

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Trump 'committed' to U.S. renewable fuels: Iowa governor

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds said U.S. President Donald Trump had told her he was committed to biofuels, at a time when the administration is eyeing changes to the quantities it demands suppliers use.

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Trump, Iowa governor discuss biofuels: governor's office

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds had a "very positive" call with U.S. President Donald Trump about the importance of biofuels to the corn-growing state on Tuesday, at a time when the administration is eyeing changes to the quantities it demands suppliers use.

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Trump, Iowa governor discuss renewable fuels: governor's office

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump spoke with Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds on Wednesday about the renewable fuels standard as concern has risen from corn-growing states over the administration's ethanol policies, the governor's office said.

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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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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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U.S. firm to build solar plants in blackout-plagued Gaza

GAZA (Reuters) - The Gaza Strip will have three new solar energy plants operating by April, the U.S.-based energy firm behind the project said on Tuesday, providing the territory with some relief from daily blackouts but far from meeting its severe power shortages.

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BP eyes smaller renewable investments to avoid repeating losses

LONDON (Reuters) - BP is focusing on smaller investments in renewable energy to avoid large losses in the sector like those it suffered earlier in the decade, Chief Executive Bob Dudley said on Wednesday.

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China clean energy firms face $30 billion subsidy shortfall: government official

BEIJING (Reuters) - China will struggle to pay billions of yuan in subsidies to clean energy companies, with the shortfall set to quadruple by 2020, a government official said on Wednesday, underscoring the cost of funding the country's ambitious renewables push.

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Fiji to sell world's first climate-change "green" bonds

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Fiji will issue a $50 million "green" bond in coming weeks to help combat the effects of global climate change, the first developing country to do so, its prime minister said on Wednesday.

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China to struggle to launch nationwide carbon market in 2017: government official

BEIJING (Reuters) - China will struggle to launch its long-awaited nationwide carbon trading scheme this year as planned, an official from the country's state planner said on Wednesday.

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China's President Xi says will continue years-long war on smog

BEIJING (Reuters) - China will keep up its years-long battle against smog to ensure "blue skies" and promote a "revolution" in clean energy, President Xi Jinping said on Wednesday at the opening ceremony of a key Communist Party congress.

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A rare view inside a California wildfire

A firefighter from Berkeley's "Engine 6" shot video as he, his team and others fought the Tubbs Fire in Santa Rosa, California.

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U.S. regulator hints at changes to plan boosting coal, nuclear plants

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The head of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission said on Tuesday that a directive from the U.S. energy secretary to prop up struggling nuclear and coal power plants has initiated an important conversation, but hinted the agency may not pass the plan without changes.

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Women Denounce Harassment in California’s Capital

Women complained of groping, lewd comments and suggestions of trading sexual favors for legislation in Sacramento.

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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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Bloody spectacle: Indonesian villages pit wild boars against dogs

CIKAWAO, Indonesia (Reuters) - A gory fight to the death between snarling dogs and captured wild boars.

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Senate Democrats vow to fight drilling in Alaska reserve

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Democrats vowed on Tuesday to fight a measure expected to be slipped into budget legislation that would open Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Reserve to oil and gas drilling, saying it would destroy one of earth's remaining paradises.

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U.S. municipal disaster plans seen more vital for ratings: report

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. state and city governments' planning for natural disasters will become more critical to their credit quality as costs to deal with extreme weather events increase, S&P Global Ratings said in a report on Tuesday.

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Deforestation drops for first time in three years in Brazil's Amazon

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Deforestation in Brazil's Amazon fell 16 percent in the year to July 2017 compared to the same period a year prior, the first decline in three years, the country's environment minister said on Tuesday.

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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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Judge Temporarily Halts New Version of Trump’s Travel Ban

Hours before a ban on most travel from seven countries was to take effect, a federal judge in Hawaii halted its enforcement while the ban’s opponents challenge it in court.

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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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U.S. congressman seeks information on Interior Dept coal study funds

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Democratic congressman is asking the U.S. Interior Department to explain what happened to $400,000 officials there said they were withholding from a study about the health impacts of coal mining, according to a letter to the agency from the congressman, Raul Grijalva, released to the public on Tuesday.

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California OKs 3rd option for gender on driver's licenses

California Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill that will allow state residents who do not identify as male or female to have a third option on driver's licenses and birth certificates.

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India orders Delhi power plant, generator shutdown as air worsens

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - The Indian government ordered diesel generators and a power plant in Delhi to be shut down on Tuesday as air quality in the capital deteriorated ahead of the Hindu festival of lights, when a night of firecrackers sends pollution levels rocketing.

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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.

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Cuban food output stagnates, may decline in 2017

HAVANA (Reuters) - Cuban food output stagnated during the first half of 2017, the government reported this week, and may decline this year because of damage from Hurricane Irma.

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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.

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Vietnam floods killed 83 and more rain on the way

HANOI (Reuters) - Floods in Vietnam last week killed 83 people and 20 were missing, officials said on Tuesday, with thousands of homes submerged or destroyed and several towns cut off.

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India's Andhra Pradesh investigates planting of Monsanto's unapproved GM cotton

GUNTUR, India (Reuters) - One of India's biggest cotton-growing states has formed a panel to investigate how 15 percent of the state's cotton acreage has been planted with a non-approved genetically modified strain developed by Monsanto and may bring criminal charges.

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Fiji urges 'absolute dedication' to toughest climate target

OSLO (Reuters) - Fiji called on Tuesday for "absolute dedication" to the strictest limits on global warming as it prepares to preside at U.N. talks next month seeking to keep the Paris climate agreement on track after a U.S. pullout.

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Donald Trump, California, N.B.A.: Your Tuesday Briefing

Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

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China's winter cuts heat up aluminum market

BEIJING (Reuters) - The Chinese government's campaign to reduce smog pollution and whittle down excess production is set to take around a tenth of its aluminum smelting capacity out of the market by the year-end, potentially adding fuel to a months-long price rally.

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Saudi Aramco asks FTI Consulting to halt IPO investor relations work -sources

KHOBAR, Saudi Arabia/DUBAI, Oct 17 (Reuters) - State-owned Saudi Aramco has asked FTI Consulting to suspend its investor relations advisory work related to the oil company's planned initial public offering, people familiar with the matter told Reuters.

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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.

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Japan's Kansai Electric to scrap two aging nuke reactors: media

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese utility Kansai Electric Power Co is likely to decommission two aging reactors at Ohi nuclear plant because of the high costs meeting new safety standards set after the Fukushima disaster, the Nikkei business daily said on Tuesday.

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Australia shuns clean energy target in policy overhaul

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Australia's government on Tuesday rejected calls to set a clean energy target, instead scrapping aid for renewable projects and adopting a fuel-neutral energy policy that it said could keep the country's lights on and cut power prices.

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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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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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Rabobank, U.N. launch $1 billion fund to boost sustainable farming

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Rabobank NA [RABOVR.UL] is launching with the United Nations $1 billion in financing for farmers to transition to more sustainable practices as food companies and consumers are demanding more supply chain transparency.

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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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Plant more trees to combat climate change: scientists

OSLO (Reuters) - Planting forests and other activities that harness the power of nature could play a major role in limiting global warming under the 2015 Paris agreement, an international study showed on Monday.

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UPDATE 1-California extends ban on Wells Fargo business for at least another year

Oct 16 (Reuters) - California will extend sanctions against Wells Fargo & Co for at least another year, Treasurer John Chiang said on Monday, after the state suspended doing business with the bank in 2016 as punishment for a sales practices scandal.

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California extends sanctions against Wells Fargo for at least another year

(Reuters) - California will extend sanctions against Wells Fargo & Co for at least another year, Treasurer John Chiang said at a press conference Monday.

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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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Three dead as Storm Ophelia batters Ireland

LAHINCH, Ireland (Reuters) - Three people died as Tropical Storm Ophelia battered Ireland's southern coast on Monday, knocking down trees and power lines and whipping up 10-metre (30-foot) waves.

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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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Two dead as Storm Ophelia batters Ireland

LAHINCH, Ireland (Reuters) - Two people died as Tropical Storm Ophelia battered Ireland's southern coast on Monday, knocking down trees and power lines and whipping up 10-metre (30-foot) waves.

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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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One dead as Storm Ophelia batters Ireland

LAHINCH, Ireland (Reuters) - A woman was killed as Tropical Storm Ophelia battered Ireland's southern coast on Monday, knocking down trees and power lines and whipping up 10-metre (30-foot) waves.

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Police fire tear gas to halt opposition protests in two Kenyan cities

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenyan police used tear gas to disperse opposition protesters on Monday in the capital Nairobi and another city as demonstrations against a presidential vote re-run continued despite a government ban.

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Mix of sun and rain in Ivory Coast to boost cocoa crop

ABIDJAN (Reuters) - Heavy rains continued last week in most of top grower Ivory Coast's main cocoa regions but increased sunny spells are expected to boost the nascent main crop, farmers said on Monday.

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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.

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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.

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Storm Ophelia batters Ireland, trees and power lines down

LAHINCH, Ireland (Reuters) - Tropical Storm Ophelia began to batter Ireland's southern coast on Monday, knocking down trees and power lines and whipping up 10-metre waves, as the government warned the country's worst storm in half a century could cause fatalities.

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China needs tougher clean fuel targets to meet Paris climate pact: report

BEIJING (Reuters) - China will have to launch more ambitious renewable energy and non-fossil fuel targets and ramp up efforts to enforce them to avoid missing global climate accord requirements, two government think tanks said on Monday.

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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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NHC says 40 percent chance of cyclone near Turks and Caicos Islands

(Reuters) - A low pressure system, about 100 miles east-northeast of the Turks and Caicos Islands, has a 40 percent chance of developing into a tropical cyclone in the next 48 hours, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said on Monday.

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Oil no longer leaking from pipe after spill in Gulf Of Mexico: LLOG

(Reuters) - LLOG Exploration Offshore said on Monday oil was no longer escaping from a jumper pipeline operated by the company that was fractured, causing a spill into the Gulf of Mexico on Friday.

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China can solve renewable energy waste problem by 2020: NEA

BEIJING (Reuters) - China expects to solve the problem of renewable energy waste by 2020, Liang Zhipeng, deputy director of the new energy and renewable energy department of the National Energy Administration (NEA) said in a presentation at a conference on Monday.

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Ireland braces as tropical storm Ophelia approaches

LAHINCH, Ireland (Reuters) - Ireland closed schools and hospitals on Monday and warned people to stay indoors as tropical storm Ophelia threatened to lash the country with the worst weather in 50 years.

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Vietnam braces for typhoon Khanun after floods kill 72

HANOI (Reuters) - Vietnam braced for typhoon Khanun on Monday after destructive floods battered the country's north and center last week, killing 72 people, the disaster prevention agency said.

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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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California Senator Dianne Feinstein to face Democratic challenge in 2018 race

(Reuters) - Democrat Kevin de Leon, president of the California State Senate, announced on Sunday he would run for the U.S. Senate in 2018, challenging incumbent Senator Dianne Feinstein.

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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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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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Ophelia threatens Ireland with worst storm in 50 years

DUBLIN (Reuters) - Ireland dispatched its armed forces to bolster flood defenses on Sunday and warned people against non-essential travel as the remnants of Hurricane Ophelia threatened the country with its worst storm in 50 years.

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Typhoon Khanun to hit southern China Monday as Hong Kong eases warning

BEIJING/HONG KONG (Reuters) - Typhoon Khanun is likely to hit southern China early on Monday with winds of up to 114 kph (70 mph), China's meteorological agency said, as authorities in Hong Kong eased weather warnings and transport slowly returned to normal in the financial hub.

nytimes.com

California, Harvey Weinstein, Donald Trump: Your Weekend Briefing

Here’s what you need to know about the week’s top stories.

cnn.com

California fires: 'Nothing to sift through'

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Typhoon Khanun to hit southern China early on Monday - Xinhua

BEIJING (Reuters) - Typhoon Khanun is likely to hit southern China early on Monday with winds of up to 114 kph (70 mph), China's meteorological agency said, as authorities in the finiancial hub of Hong Kong raised the third-highest weather warning.

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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.

Television nytimes.com

How Failure Made ‘Halt and Catch Fire’ Great

The underappreciated AMC series, whose finale aired Saturday, dramatized the joy of creation and the beauty of struggle.

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Hong Kong braces for typhoon Khanun, ferries suspended

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong braced for typhoon Khanun, with authorities raising the third-highest weather warning signal early on Sunday and some transport services in the Asian financial hub shutting down because of the strong winds.

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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.

cnn.com

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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Powerful Hurricane Ophelia strengthens off Azores

(Reuters) - Hurricane Ophelia strengthened off the Azores islands in the northern Atlantic Ocean on Saturday and was expected pass to the south of the archipelago later in the day before taking aim at the British Isles, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said.

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Powerful Hurricane Ophelia forms off Azores

(Reuters) - Hurricane Ophelia formed off the Azores islands in the northern Atlantic Ocean on Saturday and was expected pass to the south of the archipelago later in the day before taking aim at the British Isles, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said.

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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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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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Magnitude 5.4 quake rumbles southern Mexico, no reports of damage

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - A 5.4 magnitude quake struck southern Mexico on Friday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey, but there were no immediate reports of damage.

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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.

Wildfires nytimes.com

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.

nytimes.com

Iran, California, Harvey Weinstein: Your Friday Evening Briefing

Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.

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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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U.S. experts doubt EPA curbs on Monsanto, BASF herbicides will halt crop damage

NEW YORK/CHICAGO (Reuters) - U.S. weed specialists doubted on Friday that new federal restrictions on the use of a controversial weed killer, sold by Monsanto Co and BASF, will prevent recurrences next year of crop damage linked to the chemical.

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Coal plant closures continue even as U.S. ends 'Clean Power Plan'

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. power firm Vistra Energy Corp said on Friday that it would shut two coal-fired plants for economic reasons, as closures in the industry continue apace despite the environment regulator saying this week he wanted to end the "war on coal."

Fires and Firefighters nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: In California’s Wine Country, Reckoning With an Inferno

Cadaver dogs look for victims. Chimneys stand like tombstones in incinerated neighborhoods. Smoke hangs thick and low.

cnn.com

Californians say they didn't receive emergency alerts

When the wildfires in Northern California broke out this week, they spread so fast that many residents were caught off guard.

companyNews reuters.com

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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New energy vehicles top China's list of subsidy questions for U.S.

GENEVA (Reuters) - China sent the World Trade Organization 50 questions about U.S. subsidy programs on Friday, asking for more information on federal and state support for new energy vehicles, industrial energy efficiency, agriculture and in other areas.

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BRIEF-Qualcomm asks China to halt manufacture, sale of Apple iPhones - Bloomberg‍​

* Qualcomm asks China to halt manufacture, sale of Apple iPhones - Bloomberg‍​ Source text: https://bloom.bg/2iclZ9X Further company coverage:

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Weed killer made by Monsanto, BASF, gets 'restricted use' label for 2018

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency unveiled new restrictions on Friday on the use of the weed killer dicamba, which has caused widespread crop damage in the Midwest for the past two years.

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U.S. regulator unveils new restrictions on weed killer dicamba

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency unveiled new restrictions on Friday on the use of the weed killer dicamba, which has caused widespread crop damage in the Midwest for the past two years.

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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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Zambian villagers win right to sue Vedanta in English courts

LONDON (Reuters) - Nearly 2,000 Zambians can sue Vedanta Resources in the English courts over alleged pollution of their village after an appeal court on Friday threw out the miner's attempt to block their legal action.

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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Zambian villagers can sue Vedanta in the UK: London's Court of Appeal

LONDON (Reuters) - Nearly 2,000 Zambian villagers can pursue a claim for damages in English courts for environmental pollution after London's Court of Appeal on Friday rejected an appeal by diversified miner Vedanta.

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German renewable support fee seen easing around 1.2 percent in 2018: sources

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - A surcharge levied on German consumers to support renewable power will be reduced by around 1.2 percent next year, industry sources said on Friday.

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EU ministers agree national climate goals ahead of U.N. talks

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - EU environment ministers agreed national emissions-reduction targets on Friday in a push to show how the bloc is delivering on its climate goals ahead of United Nations talks next months to fight global warming.

California Today nytimes.com

California Today: California Today: Wildfire Photos Tell a Story of Ruin

Friday: Distressing images from California’s wine country, a neighborhood guide to Los Angeles, and the reopening of Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge.

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EU talks over carbon trading reforms hit impasse

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Talks between negotiators for the EU nations and the European Parliament over reforms to the EU Emissions Trading System (ETS) after 2020 ended without an agreement early on Friday, EU presidency Estonia said.

cnn.com

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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EU talks over ETS reforms end without agreement: EU presidency

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Talks between negotiators for the EU nations and the European Parliament over reforms to the EU Emissions Trading System (ETS) after 2020 ended without an agreement early on Friday, EU presidency Estonia said.

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Former friend Malaysia halts all imports from North Korea, data shows

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysia, which until recently had been one of Pyongyang's closest friends, has halted all imports from North Korea, as part of global efforts to cut off funding over its nuclear and missile programs.

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Death toll from worst Vietnam floods in years rises to 54

HANOI (Reuters) - At least 54 people died and 39 went missing as destructive floods battered northern and central Vietnam this week, the disaster prevention agency said on Friday.

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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.

cnn.com

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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Puerto Rico, California, Facebook: Your Thursday Evening Briefing

Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.

environmentNews reuters.com

U.S. lawmakers propose making it easier to meet auto fuel rules

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A bipartisan pair of Michigan lawmakers introduced a bill to make it easier for automakers to comply with federal fuel efficiency requirements, as the Trump administration considers softening standards that require nearly doubling the fuel economy of the U.S. new vehicle fleet by 2025.

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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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U.S. energy head: Nuclear power rescue helps national security

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. energy secretary defended his plan to reward nuclear plants with incentives against criticism it would manipulate markets by telling a congressional hearing on Thursday that a strong domestic nuclear industry boosted national security.

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Mandalay to build 3,000 Arizona homes with solar and Sonnen batteries

(Reuters) - German battery maker Sonnen GmbH on Thursday said it would partner with home builder Mandalay Homes to outfit 3,000 new Arizona homes with batteries to store the excess energy generated by their rooftop solar installations.

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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.

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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.

cnn.com

California's marijuana farms go up in smoke

Deadly wildfires in Northern California are burning up marijuana farms in the so-called Emerald Triangle.

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U.S. weather forecaster pegs La Niña chances at 55-65 percent

(Reuters) - Conditions are favoring the likelihood of the La Niña weather pattern, which can cause floods and droughts, during the Northern Hemisphere's fall and winter, a U.S. government weather forecaster said on Thursday.

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U.S. weather forecaster sees 55-65 percent chance of La Niña

(Reuters) - A U.S. government weather forecaster said on Thursday conditions were favoring La Niña weather pattern during the Northern Hemisphere fall and winter 2017-18.

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BRIEF-Spark Therapeutics says NASDAQ halts trading of its common stock

* Spark Therapeutics (once) trading of stock halted as FDA advisory committee reviews investigational gene therapy

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Thousands evacuated in Vietnam as floods, landslides kill 46

HANOI (Reuters) - Heavy rain in northern and central Vietnam triggered floods and landslides that killed 46 people and 33 people were missing in the worst such disaster in years, the search and rescue committee said on Thursday.

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Oxford to become first UK city to ban petrol and diesel cars from center

LONDON (Reuters) - The university city of Oxford has unveiled plans to ban petrol and diesel cars from its center as part of the most radical set of proposals so far in Britain to curb pollution.

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Activists break into French nuclear site to highlight risks

PARIS (Reuters) - Greenpeace activists broke through two security barriers and launched fireworks inside the grounds of a French nuclear plant on Thursday to highlight the vulnerability of the plants to attacks.