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  • Gov. Brown declares state of emergency for California wildfires

    Gov. Jerry Brown on Saturday declared a state of emergency due to the effects of several wildfires burning in central and northern California counties. Thousands of acres have burned in El Dorado, Amador, Butte, Humboldt, Lassen, Madera, Mariposa,...
  • California wildfires may spread as thunderstorms move north

    Lightning from thunderstorms moving across California today could spark more wildfires in areas of the state already burning or under smoke-filled skies. Thousands of acres have already burned in Central and Northern California, where firefighting...
  • California wildfires: Potential lightning storms prompt fire warning

    A weather system swirling above Northern California is capable of producing fierce lightning storms that, combined with tinder-dry vegetation, could spark a fresh round of wildfires in a region where firefighting resources have already been stretched...
  • California wildfires: Storms curb blazes as lightning starts new ones

    Cooler weather and increased humidity are helping firefighters in Northern California battle a series of massive wildfires, the National Weather Service reported. At the roughly 13,700-acre French fire, for example, officials reported Tuesday that ...
  • Tiny Suriname a world of diverse cultures

    Tiny Suriname a world of diverse cultures
    The spectacle that is this city's Central Market could be a metaphor for the cultural melange that is Suriname. In stalls outside under the blazing equatorial sun, an ethnic mix of vendors offered fresh and smoked fish, fruits and vegetables, fish eggs,...
  • Crews seek to get the upper hand on 13 blazes burning around California

    Towns were evacuated and homes were threatened Tuesday as firefighters battled at least 13 major wildfires across drought-stricken California. An abundance of thunderstorms caused by monsoonal winds from the southeast  caused many of the fires --...
  • Drilling, fracking controversial for Va., Hampton Roads

    Drilling, fracking controversial for Va., Hampton Roads
    Hydraulic fracturing to squeeze oil and gas from rock buried deep underground is either a financial windfall for landowners and communities or an environmental Pandora's box — depending on whom you ask. Until now, eastern Virginia hasn't been...
  • Social events highlight the calendar in 1965 [History Matters]

    August 1965 The livin' is easy "The Beaverbrook Homemakers held their annual crab feast Saturday evening at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Stallings of Durham Rd. E. It is at this time each year that the ladies' husbands are their guests at a favored...
  • Portugal, U.S. prepare for rain forest heat, humidity

    Portugal, U.S. prepare for rain forest heat, humidity
    Turns out the Amazon rain forest is air-conditioned. Well, the indoor parts at least. The outdoors? No so much. And that's become almost as big a topic of discussion in the run-up to Sunday's U.S.-Portugal game as Cristiano Ronaldo's sore knee....
  • Making the Rim fire damage worse

    Making the Rim fire damage worse
    The Stanislaus National Forest was a thickly forested wonderland of streams, wildlife and campgrounds until last summer's Rim fire — started by a hunter's illegal campfire — scorched more than 250,000 acres of it and the adjacent Yosemite...
  • Officials warn Angeles National Forest visitors of fireworks ban

    If you're planning a New Year's Eve visit to Angeles National Forest tonight, then you need to leave the fireworks behind, sheriff's officials announced. The fireworks ban is year-round at the forest, regardless of weather condition or holidays,...