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Ferocious fires spark concern over major health consequences

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Recurring wildfires are sparking concern among medical experts about potentially major health consequences. More>>

Experts seek ways to boost extreme wildfire survival rates

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With wildfires growing deadlier across the U.S. West, experts are suggesting ways to help people survive. More>>

Staggered evacuation plan questioned in fire's aftermath

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Hundreds of people are combing through the charred remains of towns incinerated by a Northern California wildfire that already has claimed 56 lives. More>>

Golden Globes group gives $300,000 to wildfire victims

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The Hollywood Foreign Press Association is giving $300,000 to help the victims of California's deadly wildfires. More>>

Utility asked last month to hike bills over California fires

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A utility facing severe financial pressure amid speculation that its equipment may have sparked a deadly California wildfire asked U.S. energy regulators last month for permission to raise its customers' monthly bills. More>>

Winds that fanned Southern California wildfire diminish

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Winds that fanned a deadly, destructive Southern California firestorm are fading and more areas are reopening to residents. More>>

The Latest: PG&E asked in October to raise bills over fires

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Cool weather is helping fire crews increase their containment of the Northern California deadly blaze that razed a town and killed at least 56 people. More>>

Fire claims popular recreation spots in Southern California

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Southern Californians faced with the loss of lives and homes in a huge wildfire are also grappling with the destruction of a vast swath of public lands popular for hiking, biking, swimming and impressive vistas. More>>

As wildfires grow deadlier, officials search for solutions

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Creating fire buffers between housing and dry brush and burying spark-prone power lines underground would give people a better chance of surviving wildfires, experts say. More>>

Identifying wildfire dead: DNA, and likely older methods too

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Authorities doing the somber work of identifying the victims of California's deadliest wildfire are drawing on leading-edge DNA technology, but experts say older scientific techniques and deduction could also come into play. More>>

Houston skyscrapers may have worsened Hurricane Harvey rain

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Research show how in different ways humans made recent hurricanes even wetter. More>>

PG&E says it contacted resident about shut-off power line

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A utility accused in a lawsuit of igniting California's deadliest and most destructive wildfire says it contacted a customer about a power line on her property. More>>

Experts: California wildfire is deadliest in last 100 years

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Experts say the wildfire burning in Northern California is the deadliest since 1918, when an estimated 1,000 people were killed in a fire that tore through northern Minnesota. More>>

Guard troops search for more wildfire victims; 56 dead

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Five days after the deadliest wildfire in California history, more than 1,000 people were at more than a half-dozen shelters set up for evacuees. More>>

The Latest: Outbreak of norovirus at wildfire shelter

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7:45 a.m. A fire official says fire crews aided by cooler weather and diminishing winds have managed to slow the spread of a massive Northern California blaze that killed at least 48 people. More>>

California's PG&E rocked as wildfire liability concerns rise

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PG&E's stock has lost more than 20 percent of its value Wednesday after the utility said it does not have nearly enough insurance coverage if it is found liable for a Northern California wildfire. More>>

3rd body found in Southern California fire zone

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People are returning to some neighborhoods evacuated during the devastating Southern California wildfire but officials say the threat is far from over. More>>

Scientists: Wind, drought worsen fires, not bad management

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Scientists: Wind and drought to blame for deadly California wildfires, not forest management. More>>

IAEA urges quick plan on Fukushima radioactive water cleanup

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Experts from the International Atomic Energy Agency have urged the operator of Japan's tsunami-wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant to urgently decide on a plan to dispose of massive amounts of radioactive water stored in tanks on the compound. More>>

Japan's economy shrank in July-September as trade falls

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The Japanese economy has shrunk at an annualized rate of 1.2 percent in July-September, as consumer spending, investment and exports fell. More>>

Sheriff: California wildfire's death toll rises to 48 Video included

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More than a dozen coroner search and recovery teams looked for human remains from a Northern California wildfire that killed at least 42. More>>

Trump calls on Florida Democrat to concede, implies fraud

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Florida's election recount of its Senate and governor's races is chugging along as more irregularities are uncovered. More>>

Cyrus, Hemsworth donate $500K after losing home in wildfire

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Though Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth lost their home in the deadly wildfire blazing California, they are donating $500,000 to The Malibu Foundation through Cyrus' charity, The Happy Hippie Foundation. More>>

PG&E sued over massive Northern California wildfire

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People who lost homes in California's deadliest and most destructive wildfire sued Pacific Gas & Electric Co. Tuesday, accusing the utility of negligence and blaming it for the fire. More>>

Southern California wildfire roars to life in wilderness

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Returning Santa Ana winds have firefighters grappling to corral a devastating Southern California wildfire and hoping new blazes won't erupt. More>>

The Latest: Sheriff: Death toll raises to 48 in wildfire

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President Donald Trump says there are more victims of the California wildfires "than anybody would ever even think possible". More>>

Glamour magazine honors Teigen, Monae, Gonzalez and Raisman Video included

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'Game changers, rule breakers and trailblazers' like Chrissy Teigen, Janelle Monae, Emma Gonzalez and Aly Raisman celebrated at Glamour Women of the Year Awards. More>>

Red-carpet fanfare dropped amid deadly California fires

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Hollywood cut back on the glamor trappings of movie premieres as a wildfire burned or imperiled the homes of celebrities and others. More>>

Grim calculus: Coroners search for those killed in wildfire Video included

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The blue of an unfurled body bag has become a gut-wrenching splash of color in this apocalyptic landscape of loss and despair as pressure mounts to account for the hundreds of missing after a wildfire roared through Paradise. More>>

2 tremors hit near Greek island within 7 minutes

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Two new aftershocks have hit the western Greek island of Zakynthos, the Athens Institute of Geodynamics reports. More>>

Utility emailed woman about problems 1 day before fire

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A woman who owns property near where a deadly wildfire started in Northern California says utility Pacific Gas & Electric Co. emailed her last week about problems that were causing sparks. More>>

Fires put pressure on California utilities despite new law

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California utilities again are facing severe financial pressures from the possibility that their equipment sparked catastrophic wildfires, including two now burning at either end of the state. More>>

New blazes fan fresh fears in California as some return home Video included

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The growth and destructive power of a Southern California wildfire have been slowed to a crawl. More>>

Dead in cars and homes: Northern California fire toll at 42 Video included

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As wildfires continued to rage on both ends of California, officials released another grim statistic: six more dead in a swath of Northern California wiped out by fire, raising the death toll there to 29. More>>

The Latest: Wildfire evacuations lifted for Los Angeles

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Authorities have reported 13 more fatalities from a blaze in Northern California that destroyed a town, bringing the total death toll so far to 42 and making it the deadliest wildfire in recorded state history. More>>

The Latest: Gillum angry about emailed votes, Trump tweet

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Gov. Rick Scott wants a judge to order law enforcement to impound Broward County's voting machines and ballots when they're not being used during the Florida recount. More>>

Gerard Butler's house 'half-gone,' others await fire's toll Video included

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Gerard Butler and "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" star Camille Grammer Meyer are among the celebrities whose homes have been damaged or destroyed in a Southern California wildfire. More>>

Harrowing escapes, heartbreaking loss in Northern California

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Residents recount harrowing escapes and heartbreaking loss in deadly Northern California wildfire. More>>

Rescues, not firefight, prove emotional for firefighters Video included

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The fire that leveled a Northern California town roared in so fast that for the first 24 hours, there was no firefight at all _ just rescues. More>>

Death toll rises in California wildfire, matching deadliest Video included

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Sheriff's investigators have begun the grim task of identifying the dead from a massive Northern California fire that is already the third-deadliest on record in the state. More>>

Winds cause flare-ups of big Southern California wildfire Video included

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Southern Californians got to take a breath amid two wildfires that have left two dead and destroyed scores of homes. Now the winds will blow again. More>>

Homeowners - famous and not - await word of wildfire's toll Video included

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Rich or not, famous or not, there was no reprieve from California's fast-moving wildfires that have claimed homes and lives. More>>

The Latest: Sheriff: 110 people missing in N. California

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Authorities in Northern California have ordered residents to leave four small communities southeast of a town leveled by a deadly wildfire. More>>

Death toll in Northern California wildfire rises to 23 Video included

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The most destructive wildfire in California history wiped out a Sierra Nevada foothill town founded in the 1800s in less than a day. More>>

AP News Guide: Fires blaze on 2 ends of California, kill 25 Video included

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Devastating California wildfires pushed into new territory Saturday, as firefighters worked to contain blazes that already have claimed at least 11 lives, destroyed thousands of homes and scorched hundreds of thousands of acres. More>>

2 dead, homes destroyed in Southern California wildfires Video included

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Firefighters hope a narrow window of calm will give them a chance to block Southern California wildfires that are marching on a path of destruction toward the sea. More>>

Teacher: Bus drivers evacuated students amid California fire Video included

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A Northern California science teacher says heroic bus drivers arrived at schools to help evacuate students as a wildfire approached. More>>

With loved ones missing after fire, pleas flood social media Video included

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A day after a Northern California wildfire forced tens of thousands to evacuate, dozens of people are unaccounted for and relatives are flooding social media with desperate pleas for help finding them. More>>

The Latest: Trump threatens to withhold federal payments

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A Northern California sheriff says authorities are trying to confirm reports that more than five people died when a wildfire devastated the town of Paradise. More>>

Wildfire torches famed movie site, sends celebrities fleeing Video included

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Several celebrities are among thousands being forced to flee their homes as a massive wildfire continues to burn through Northern and Southern California communities. More>>

Rams cancel practice for fire; 20 players, coaches evacuate Video included

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The Los Angeles Rams have canceled practice after a wildfire forced about 20 players and coaches to evacuate their homes. More>>

Fires besiege California city reeling from mass shooting Video included

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A raging Southern California wildfire has triggered a mandatory evacuation order for the entire beachside city of Malibu. More>>

At least 9 dead as fire incinerates N. California town Video included

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Harrowing tales of escape and heroic rescues as a fast-moving wildfire destroys a Northern California town. More>>

The Latest: Wildfire triggers evacuation order for Malibu Video included

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A raging Southern California wildfire has triggered a mandatory evacuation order for the entire city of Malibu. More>>

Wildfire devastates California town of Paradise Video included

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Authorities in Northern California have ordered mandatory evacuations in a rural area where a wildfire has grown to 1,000 acres amid hot and windy weather. More>>

GOP's DeSantis defeats Gillum in Florida governor's race

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Florida voters will decide whether to keep the state in Republican control or whether to elect a Democrat as governor for the first time since 1994. More>>

Months after California wildfire, pets and owners reunited

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Months after wildfire tore through a Northern California city, pets and owners separated by flames still being reunited thanks to volunteer network. More>>

Migrants' hopes dashed in Mexico when bus offer reversed

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Migrants from Central America complained of bad smells, snakes and a lack of lighting in the lot where organizers recommended they camp overnight in southern Mexico, and some occupied a nearby abandoned hotel that had been damaged by an earthquake. More>>

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