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Source: Common Domain

California Firefighters Battle Exhaustion From Perpetual Blazes

Tuesday 12:41 GMT

Appeared in the November 19, 2018, print edition as 'California Crews Fight Fires, Fatigue.'. Crews go from one wildfire to another on little sleep; ‘I’d be lying to you if I didn’t say I worry about their safety’

For fire Captain Richard Hiatt and his crew from the Cosumnes Fire Department in California, they thought they were facing the worst blaze of their careers when they worked the deadly Tubbs Fire in Santa Rosa in October 2017, then again when they battled the Thomas Fire in Southern California last December.

Source: Global News

What started the Camp Fire California power lines come under scrutiny

Tuesday 14:31 GMT

Northern California’s energy utility, PG&E, is facing mounting scrutiny from wildfire survivors over its potential role in sparking the Camp Fire that has devastated communities, killed dozens of people and scorched hundreds of square kilometres of land since Nov. 8.

Rain expected to help clear air but complicate search after California wildfires. PG&E has reported two power-line outages in the area around where the Camp Fire started early Nov. 8.

Source: Fox News

Woolsey Fire devastation in Malibu, California seen in before-and-after aerial photos

Tuesday 14:31 GMT

The massive and deadly fire that scorched nearly 100,000 acres in Southern California is more than 90 percent contained, but the scope of the damage is apparent in new aerial photos showing the devastation.

The 151-square-mile Woolsey fire has charred a huge swath national park land that's home to the big cats and popular among hikers, mountain bikers and horseback riders.

Source: CBS News

"This is our home": California firefighters struggle beyond physical toll of job

Tuesday 12:41 GMT

After months of battling flames across the state, many of the firefighters are struggling with more than the physical toll of the job, reports CBS News correspondent DeMarco Morgan.

With so many firefighters working around the clock, it's worth noting that there are reportedly 1,500 prison inmates working with them in the field. "That was definitely hard to watch, and there's still a lot of feelings I need to deal with, with that... I'm just glad to have my family whole, because there's a lot of families out there that are not whole right now, there's a lot of people that still haven't been found... knowing there are people out there that don't have a family anymore, that hurts."

Source: The Guradian

Anxious wildfire refugees camped in parking lot wonder: where now?

Tuesday 20:55 GMT

I wish I knew,” Rutty said, standing with her plate of barbecue and a donated blanket in between cars in the parking lot.

Her life has been in chaos since 8 November when the Camp fire incinerated the town of Paradise, damaged her town of Magalia and killed at least 77 people. Stressed and traumatized after watching flames consume her neighborhood, she doesn’t know what she will do next.

Source: Reuters

Close to 1,000 still missing after deadliest California wildfire

Tuesday 10:49 GMT

(Reuters) - Emergency services on Sunday sifted through the charred wreckage of California’s deadliest ever wildfire, searching for signs of nearly 1,000 people believed still missing as crews made progress in bringing the blaze under control.

The Camp Fire broke out in Northern California on Nov. 8 and last week all but obliterated Paradise, a mountain town of nearly 27,000 people around 90 miles (145 km) north of state capital Sacramento.

Source: The Guradian

California fires: rain to bring fresh misery as evacuees flee makeshift camp

Tuesday 17:15 GMT

Rain is set to bring fresh misery to California this week in the wake of the state’s deadliest ever wildfire, with fears of mudslides and flooding causing people to depart an impromptu tent city set up by evacuees.

More than 50,000 people have had to flee the unexpectedly swift and fierce fire, the cause of which has yet to be established, with thousands sleeping in tents and cars at the makeshift camp next to a Walmart superstore in the town of Chico.

Source: CBS News

Protective masks fly off store shelves in wildfire-ravaged California

Tuesday 14:31 GMT

In wake of the poor air quality caused by the smoke from California's Camp Fire, people in the San Francisco Bay Area have been seen wearing masks to protect themselves from the bad air.

Store employees said the masks are in such high demand that when they restock them, they'll be behind the counter and customers will likely be limited to the number of masks they can buy.

Source: CBS News

Power company under pressure to explain actions before California wildfire

Tuesday 13:36 GMT

Some victims of California's worst-ever wildfire are asking why the state's largest utility didn't shut off power in areas that were at high risk.

California Gov. Jerry Brown said President Trump assured him he will not cut federal funding to California to deal with the state's deadly wildfires in what the governor called a "big, big win." On Saturday, Brown and the president toured damage from the Camp Fire that killed dozens of people, with nearly 1,300 more still unaccounted for.

Source: CBS News

Forecast rain could bring new woes to parts of California hit by wildfires

Tuesday 08:04 GMT

The search for remains of victims of the devastating Northern California wildfire has taken on new urgency due to rain in the forecast for midweek that could complicate those efforts and bring significant winds with it.

The National Weather Service said rain in the forecast for the Paradise area could bring 20 mph sustained winds and 40 mph gusts, which could make it hard for crews to keep making progress against the blaze.

Source: Global News

Paradise lost: Photos show town before and after the Camp Fire destroyed it

Tuesday 21:51 GMT

Rescuers are slowly documenting the full scope of the fire that wiped out Paradise, Calif., through a collection of photos that show the ruins of each building destroyed in the blaze.

California power lines come under scrutiny. CalFire has been meticulously inspecting each structure destroyed by the Camp Fire, which torched nearly 12,000 structures when it ripped through Paradise last week. Inspectors have posted photos of each destroyed structure online, so that the 27,000 people who were forced to evacuate the area last week can look up the fate of their homes.

Source: Fox News

Space storms could cause mass blackouts and destroy computers, gov't agency warns

Tuesday 14:31 GMT

Huge solar storms could cause electricity blackouts, destroy computers and bring down the internet and all communications, a study has found.

The Cabinet Office recently updated its national emergency disaster plan to rank solar storms as one of the nation’s most serious natural hazards.

Source: DW

WorldRiskReport: Children suffer most from war and disaster

Tuesday 08:04 GMT

What happens to children in times of catastrophe is the focus of the 2018 WorldRiskReport, published by the Ruhr-University Bochum, and the Bündnis Entwicklung Hilft, an alliance of German development and relief organizations.

The report explores the basic idea "that the occurrence of extreme natural events — such as droughts, earthquakes, cyclones — is not the only relevant factor in disaster risk, but that societal factors also play a part in whether or not the extreme natural events result in a disaster."

Source: Fox News

'I've Literally Been Attacked': Crenshaw Takes on Dems Accusing Trump of 'Attacking' Media

Tuesday 14:31 GMT

Congressman-elect Dan Crenshaw pushed back Sunday morning in a CBS News roundtable on the idea that President Trump is undermining democracy and attacking the free press.

Rep.-elect Chrissy Houlahan (D-Penn.), one of three Democrats facing off with Crenshaw, argued on "Face the Nation" that Trump is "literally" attacking the press with his inflammatory rhetoric. “I would argue that our president is consistently disruptive…and I would argue that he treats [the press] with disrespect,” she said.

Source: BBC

Concern over rain in wildfire search effort

Tuesday 17:15 GMT

Officials battling the largest wildfire in California history say the rain forecast to arrive this week may complicate search and recovery efforts.

Officials say drivers should be cautious in the rain, which is already expected to cause traffic delays going into the Thanksgiving holiday.

Source: Global News

Ice cream, fruit and 3D printer launched to International Space Station

Saturday 20:55 GMT
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Le’Veon Bell and the Diminishing Value of Running Backs in the NFL

Saturday 02:26 GMT
Source: Fox News

Selfie saves Texas man from serving up to 99 years in prison

Friday 18:13 GMT
Source: The Guradian

A letter to… Gramps

Saturday 07:00 GMT
Source: The Guradian

‘Philosophically speaking, we can never fully trust our memory’

Sunday 12:40 GMT
Source: Common Domain

ABC Entertainment President to Step Down

Saturday 02:26 GMT
Source: The Guradian

The weight is over: kilogram redefined at 'emotional' conference

Friday 18:13 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Kaleo increased the price of its rescue medication to exploit U.S. opioid crisis, new report finds

Tuesday 14:31 GMT
Source: DW

China's road from copycat to innovator

Tuesday 11:45 GMT
Source: Global News

Canada Post asks union for ‘cooling off’ period that would pause strike during holidays

Tuesday 17:15 GMT
Source: Common Domain

U.K. Home Sellers Respond to Brexit Fears, Drop Asking Prices

Tuesday 20:55 GMT
Source: Fox News

de Blasio, citing 'socialistic impulse,' wants more government control of NYC property

Tuesday 17:15 GMT
Source: Fox News

Meghan Markle's IRS tax review may expose royal family's riches

Tuesday 20:55 GMT
Source: The Guradian

Taylor Swift leaves lifelong label to sign with Universal Music Group

Tuesday 14:31 GMT

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