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  • FEMA approves aid for wildfires in Yosemite and Central California

    The Federal Emergency Management Agency has agreed to help cover California's costs fighting a fire burning toward Yosemite National Park and another burning in the Central Valley. The FEMA grants can help with up to 75% of the state’s costs for...
  • California Gov. Brown declares state of emergency as wildfires rage

    California Gov. Brown declares state of emergency as wildfires rage
    California Gov. Jerry Brown has declared a state of emergency for two Northern California counties overwhelmed by wildfires that have burned tens of thousands of acres and hundreds of homes. The emergency declarations cover El Dorado and Siskiyou...
  • Man arrested on suspicion of arson in out-of-control King fire

    A 37-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of deliberately starting the huge King fire in Northern California, which exploded in size overnight and now threatens thousands of homes, authorities confirmed Thursday. Wayne Huntsman was booked...
  • Massive Northern California fire outrunning firefighters

    In a summer of destructive blazes across Central and Northern California, the King fire — burning out of control in the forest east of Sacramento — has officials particularly alarmed. The fire exploded in a matter of hours into the second-...
  • State Police Serve New Search Warrant At Tolland Town Hall

    TOLLAND — State police have executed another search warrant at Tolland Town Hall, this time seizing financial records related to projects approved by Public Works Director Clement Langlois. The purpose of the search warrant was to obtain records...
  • Meet MacArthur's new 'genius grant' winners

    Meet MacArthur's new 'genius grant' winners
    An attorney who champions the rights of Native American women on reservations. A poet who translates Arabic texts into English, bridging a cultural divide. A computer scientist whose work makes cloud computing more secure and its data more valuable...
  • Double solar storms headed to Earth raise disruption concerns

    Double solar storms headed to Earth raise disruption concerns
    A rare double burst of magnetically charged solar storms will hit Earth Thursday night and Friday, raising concerns that GPS signals, radio communications and power transmissions could be disrupted, officials said on Thursday. Individually, the storms,...
  • Rescue dog is Fire Department's new member

    Rescue dog is Fire Department's new member
    At Firehouse 47 in Fort Lauderdale, a federally-certified search and rescue dog — and his human firefighter partner — are at the ready when disaster strikes. Firefighter paramedic Rolando Busto's canine partner, RIT, a three-year-old...
  • Laurie Garrett: Public health officials knew Ebola was coming but they messed up anyway

    Laurie Garrett: Public health officials knew Ebola was coming but they messed up anyway
    World, you still just don't get it. The Ebola epidemic that is raging across West Africa, killing more than half its victims, will not be conquered with principles of global solidarity and earnest appeals. It will not be stopped with dribbling funds,...
  • Lawmakers question practice of giving military equipment to police

    Responding to public outcry over images of heavily armed police officers in Ferguson, Mo., last month, lawmakers called Tuesday for closer examination of federal programs that distribute military equipment to state and local law enforcement agencies....
  • Tolland Public Works Director's Wife Accused Of Stealing $10,400 From Town Of Tolland

    VERNON — Lori Langlois, the wife of Tolland's public works director, submitted phony or inflated invoices to the town of Tolland that netted her $10,400, according to the warrant for her arrest, which was filed Tuesday in Superior Court in...