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Source: Global News

Romaine lettuce E.coli outbreak prompts warning for areas of Canada, entire U.S.

Today 11:46 GMT

The Public Health Agency of Canada is warning that there is another E.coli outbreak in some provinces related to romaine lettuce.

READ MORE: 5 deaths linked to romaine lettuce E.coli outbreak in U.S., nearly 200 illnesses. The release explained that it is the “same strain of E.coli” that caused illnesses last year, which means it could be the same or similar source of contamination. “Investigators are using evidence collected in both outbreaks to help identify the possible cause of the contamination in these events,” it read.

Source: CBS News

Fighting fires with "forest resilience" bonds

Today 11:45 GMT

It's here that insurers, environmentalists and venture capital firms are joining forces to create a "Forest Resilience Bond" aimed at solving a multibillion-dollar problem plaguing the wildfire-ravaged state.

Or, as Blue Forest suggests, it could join forces with other private investors and – just possibly – cut those losses.

Source: CBS News

CDC warns not to eat romaine lettuce amid new E. coli outbreak

Today 11:46 GMT

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is warning consumers not to eat romaine lettuce as officials investigate a new outbreak of E. coli.

The advice applies to all types of romaine lettuce products including whole heads of romaine, hearts of romaine, and bags and boxes of pre-cut lettuce and salad mixes that contain romaine, including baby romaine, spring mix, and Caesar salad. "CDC is advising that U.S. consumers not eat any romaine lettuce, and retailers and restaurants not serve or sell any, until we learn more about the outbreak," the CDC said in a statement Tuesday.

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

Frantic search underway for remains of Camp Fire victims before rain washes away DNA

Tuesday 19:05 GMT

As investigators dig into the cause of the Camp Fire, Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) has confirmed it had two power line failures the day the fire ignited.

Search teams are combing through twisted metal, trying to find mattresses or bathtubs where people might have taken cover when the fire left them no way to escape. So anything that we have or potentially have is going to be further buried and entombed by that," said Brian Ferrara, who is part of the search effort.

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

Interior Secretary Zinke blames "environmental radicals" for California fires

Today 11:46 GMT

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke blamed "environmental radicals" for the deadly wildfires in California, saying after he toured the damage from the Camp Fire that environmentalists stop forest management practices that could have prevented the fires. "I will lay this on the foot of those environmental radicals that have prevented us from managing the forests for years.

The Camp Fire in Northern California has killed at least 77 people — the deadliest in California history — while the Woolsey Fire in Southern California claimed three lives.

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: Fox News

Illinois parent accused of wearing referee uniform to son's playoff game to influence outcome, suit says

Today 09:55 GMT

An Illinois father was accused in a lawsuit of dressing up in his referee uniform to influence calls during his son’s high school football playoff game and possibly putting a cloud over the championship.

The parent of a Nazareth player allegedly wore the referee uniform and was involved in calls the referees made during the game even though he wasn’t a part of the crew on Nov. 10. The father in question is accused of speaking to the officials in a spot where only referees are supposed to be, the Chicago Tribune reported, citing the lawsuit.

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: ABC News

Heavy rain could trigger flash floods, mudslides in areas scorched by wildfires

Today 11:45 GMT

Heavy rain is forecast in parts of California on Wednesday, potentially triggering flash floods, debris flows or mudslides in areas where wildfires recently killed more than 80 people and destroyed nearly 17,000 structures.

The rain is good news, overall, according to meteorologists, because it will boost air quality and lower the risk of new fires igniting this winter, but it likely will bring isolated mudslides and flash flooding to areas devastated by wildfires.

Source: The Guradian

California wildfires: refugee camp 'could become a mud pit' as rain looms

Today 11:46 GMT

Wildfires that scorched more than 248,300 acres in northern and southern California are close to containment, officials say.

The rain looms as agencies scramble to assist the tens of thousands left without homes, repopulate evacuees to areas still threatened by fire-damaged infrastructure, and continue search and rescue efforts. The new threats come as Ryan Zinke, the interior secretary, blamed “environmental radicals” for the destructive wildfire during a visit to the scorched town of Paradise over the weekend.

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: CBS News

Ashley Greene cast as Abby Huntsman in Roger Ailes movie

Today 11:46 GMT

Ashley Greene is the latest actress to join the all-star cast of a movie about disgraced Fox News chief Roger Ailes and his ouster.

The "Twilight" actress has signed on to play former "Fox & Friends" host Abby Huntsman, who is also the daughter of 2012 presidential candidate Jon Huntsman. Ashley Greene is the latest actress to join the all-star cast of a movie about disgraced Fox News chief Roger Ailes and his ouster.

Source: Global News

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

Today 11:46 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: Global News

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

Saturday 20:55 GMT
Source: Common Domain

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: Global News

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

Today 11:46 GMT
Source: CBS News

Ashley Greene cast as Abby Huntsman in Roger Ailes movie

Today 11:46 GMT
Source: Global News

What started the Camp Fire California power lines come under scrutiny

Tuesday 14:31 GMT
Source: The Guradian

California wildfires: refugee camp 'could become a mud pit' as rain looms

Today 11:46 GMT
Source: ABC News

Heavy rain could trigger flash floods, mudslides in areas scorched by wildfires

Today 11:45 GMT
Source: Fox News

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

Tuesday 14:31 GMT
Source: Fox News

Illinois parent accused of wearing referee uniform to son's playoff game to influence outcome, suit says

Today 09:55 GMT

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