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California fire officials say a wildfire west of Yosemite National Park has destroyed 99 structures, 50 of them homesCalifornia fire officials say a wildfire west of Yosemite National Park has destroyed 99 structures, 50 of them homes
The Associated Press14 minutes ago
Members of the Coast Guard’s Maritime Safety and Security Team climb aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Aspen, off Long Beach, Calif., Thursday, July 20, 2017, as part of a training demonstration. (AP Photo/Mike Balsamo)
Homeland security secretary says ports a terrorism priorityU.S. Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly says security at the nation's ports is a top priority to preventing terrorism
The Associated Press27 minutes ago
This satellite imagery, posted Wednesday, July 19, 2017 on a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration website, shows a large plume of smoke spreading hundreds of miles east from the Ditwiler fire, near Yosemite National Park in California's Sierra Nevada. Authorities say the stubborn wildfire burning in foothills west of Yosemite had destroyed dozens of structures while forcing thousands of people from their homes Wednesday. The San Francisco Bay Area is at left; Lake Tahoe is at top center. (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration via AP)
Ash, not tourists fill Gold Rush-era town near YosemiteThe town of Mariposa normally bustles with summer visitors on their way to Yosemite National Park but on Thursday the Gold Rush-era hamlet was mostly empty as ash rained down and heavy smoke from a nearby blaze darkened the sky
The Associated Press7 minutes ago
UC Berkeley offers to waive venue fee for right-wing speakerUniversity of California, Berkeley officials now say they're offering to waive a venue fee for former Breitbart editor Ben Shapiro to speak on campus on the date Berkeley College Republicans requested
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Bolivarian National Guard stand guard outside the Petare shantytown in Caracas, Venezuela, Thursday, July 20, 2017. Large swaths of Venezuela's capital were shuttered and silent Thursday as opponents of President Nicolas Maduro called a major national strike as an expression of disapproval of his plan to convene a constitutional assembly that would reshape the Venezuelan system to consolidate the ruling party's power over the few institutions that remain outside its control. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
10 Things to Know for FridayAmong 10 Things to Know Friday: OJ goes free, Sessions stays, McCain's not silent
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Minneapolis police chief Janee Harteau, center, stands with police inspector Kathy Waite, left, and assistant chief Medaria Arradondo during a news conference Thursday, July 20, 2017, Minneapolis. The family of an Australian woman shot dead by a Minneapolis police officer wants changes in police protocols, including a look at how often officers are required to turn on their body cameras, a family attorney told local media. (Maria Alejandra Cardona/Minnesota Public Radio via AP)
Chief: Death of Australian woman 'should not have happened'Minneapolis police chief says fatal shooting of Australian woman by officer responding to her 911 call 'should not have happened'
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Some of the passersby, several of whom tried to help, watch as flames engulf a car Thursday July 20, 2017, in Alton, Ill., with people trapped inside. The occupants of the vehicle were flown to a St. Louis hospital. (John Badman/The Telegraph via AP)
Man, boy rescued from fiery crash in southern IllinoisAn unidentified man and a juvenile are hospitalized after being rescued from a car that slammed into a light pole in southern Illinois and burst into flames.
The Associated Press1 hour ago
The Latest: Berkeley offers to waive venue fee for speakerUniversity of California, Berkeley officials offer to waive venue fee for former Breitbart editor Ben Shapiro to speak at a campus venue on the date proposed by a Republican student group
The Associated Press1 hour ago
California parents trying to control kids can lose custodyThe California Supreme Court says the state can take wayward children away from their parents even when they are doing their best to control the kids
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Ex-Navy sailor gets 40 years for killing transgender womanA Navy seaman in training has been sentenced to 40 years in prison for the stabbing death of a transgender woman.
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Mayor Betsy Hodges, center, and Assistant Police Chief Medaria Arradondo, left, address the latest developments in the death of Justine Damond, Tuesday, July 18, 2017, in Minneapolis, Minn. Damond, of Australia, was shot and killed on Saturday, July 15 by a Minneapolis police officer after she called 911 to report what she believed to be a possible assault. (Richard Tsong-Taatarii/Star Tribune via AP)
Latest: Chief: No problems with Minneapolis cop's trainingMinneapolis police chief says officer who shot and killed Australian woman who had called 911 wasn't found to have any issues with his training
The Associated Press2 hours ago
First responders gather near the entrance to the First Crossing recreation area during the search and rescue operation for a victim in a flash flood along the banks of the East Verde River Monday, July 17, 2017, in Payson, Ariz. The bodies of nearly a dozen children and adults have been found after Saturday's flash flooding poured over a popular swimming area in the Tonto National Forest. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
Family almost didn't go to creek before flooding killed 10Mother Nature ravaged an extended family in mere seconds after they went to a popular Arizona swimming hole to celebrate a birthday
The Associated Press2 hours ago
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