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US shutdown stalls training, other prep for wildfire season

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The government shutdown is taking a toll on preparations for this year's wildfire season. More>>

California storm moving out after battering state for 3 days

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The last Pacific storm in a weeklong series is expected to douse California again and forecasters say the state is still at risk for dangerous mudslides in burn areas and blizzards in the high Sierras. More>>

Volcano in southern Japan erupts; no injuries or damage

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A small island volcano in southern Japan has erupted, blasting rocks and ashes into the air but causing no damage or injuries. More>>

Prosecutor: Drug maker pushed OxyContin despite danger signs

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Massachusetts court filing says company that makes opioid sought 'blizzard of prescriptions' when it launched the drug in the 1990s. More>>

Northridge quake thrashed Los Angeles 25 years ago this week

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Twenty-five years ago this week Los Angeles was violently shaken out of its sleep by the pre-dawn Northridge earthquake and sunrise revealed a gravely injured metropolis, with dozens killed and $25 billion in damage. More>>

The Latest: Norway police recover 2 more avalanche victims

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Norwegian police say rescuers have recovered two more bodies after four skiers were swept away in an avalanche in northern Norway more than two weeks ago. More>>

Falling tree kills man as storm lashes California

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Another Pacific storm is bearing down on California, bringing a threat of mudslides to the site of the deadliest wildfire in state history and a rare blizzard warning in the Sierra Nevada. More>>

The Latest: Pelosi asks Trump to postpone State of the Union

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has asked President Donald Trump to postpone his State of the Union address to the nation _ set for Jan. 29 _ until the government reopens. More>>

PG&E bankruptcy could mean price hikes, unpaid fire lawsuits

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Pacific Gas & Electric Co. pending bankruptcy is raising concern that prices will rise and victims of wildfires who are suing the nation's largest utility won't get all the money they may be owed. More>>

Filing: OxyContin maker forecast 'blizzard of prescriptions'

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A member of the family that owns OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma told people gathered at the prescription opioid painkiller's launch party in the 1990s that it would be "followed by a blizzard of prescriptions that will bury the competition". More>>

California storms bring mudslide fears, blizzard warning

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Evacuation orders have been issued for many Southern and Central California areas hit by wildfires in recent months as Pacific storms threaten to unleash flows of mud, boulders and debris. More>>

California governor, lawmakers confront utility bankruptcy

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California Gov. Gavin Newsom and state lawmakers must now deal with the fallout of Pacific Gas & Electric Co.'s announcement it will file for bankruptcy. More>>

Avalanches, flooding cause disruptions in Austria, Germany

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Officials say several avalanches have slammed buildings and roads in Austria but caused no injuries. More>>

Jimmy Fallon: Puerto Rican episode a 'love letter' to island

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Jimmy Fallon is calling his 'Tonight Show' episode taped in Puerto Rico a love letter to the island still in hurricane-recovery mode. More>>

The Latest: Danish skiing club unhurt by Austria avalanche

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The head of a western Denmark ski club says the hotel in Austria where 50 members were staying, was hit by an avalanche overnight. More>>

Utility seeks bankruptcy protection over California fires

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The CEO of Pacific Gas and Electric is stepping down and a newspaper says employees could learn this week if the utility will declare insolvency while facing billions of dollars in liability over its role in recent California wildfires. More>>

The Latest: Man clearing roof dies in avalanche in Austria

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Bosnian authorities say three people have died and 17 others have been injured in car and bus crashes on snowy roads. More>>

Avalanche slams into German hotel; no injuries reported

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Officials say a large avalanche has slammed into a hotel in southern Germany, damaging the building but causing no injuries. More>>

Austria avalanche kills 3; Ski patrollers killed in France

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Police say three German skiers have been killed in an avalanche in the Austrian Alps and a fourth is missing. More>>

To ovations, Hamilton's star reprises role in Puerto Rico

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Lin-Manuel Miranda is reprising his lead role in the hit musical "Hamilton" to start a two-week run in Puerto Rico expected to raise thousands of dollars for artists and cultural groups struggling in the wake of Hurricane Maria. More>>

2 ski patrollers killed in French Alps by avalanche charges

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French police said two ski patrol rescuers were killed by the explosion of the devices they used to trigger avalanches as they were securing the slopes in a ski resort in the Alps. More>>

The Latest: Government shutdown set to hit record length

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Puerto Rico's representative in Congress says it is "unacceptable" for President Donald Trump to consider taking billions of dollars slated for disaster response in the U.S. territory to help build a border wall. More>>

Avalanches, accidents bring Europe's winter death toll to 21

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Heavy snowfall in the Balkans has closed down schools in some areas, left remote villages cut off and disrupted traffic and power supplies throughout the region. More>>

As workers miss paychecks, shutdown set to hit record length Video included

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President Donald Trump is edging closer to declaring a national emergency to fund his long-promised border wall. More>>

GOP lawmakers sure disaster funds will not be used for wall Video included

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The Trump administration is eyeing billions of dollars in unspent disaster relief funds to pay for President Donald Trump's border wall as he weighs signing a national emergency declaration to get it built without Congress. More>>

Parts of Austria, southern Germany sink deeper into snow

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Parts of Austria and southern Germany are sinking deeper into snow, with several places cut off from the outside world and snowfall expected to continue until Friday morning. More>>

Judge proposes ordering PG&E to shut off power for wildfires

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A U.S. judge in San Francisco is considering ordering Pacific Gas & Electric Co. to re-inspect its entire electric grid and cut off power during certain wind conditions to prevent wildfires. More>>

Trump, California spar over money for wildfire relief funds

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President Donald Trump is threatening to withhold Federal Emergency Management Agency money to help California cope with wildfires if the state doesn't improve its forest management practices. More>>

Avalanche risk in Austria grows as snowfall continues

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Austrian authorities are issuing the highest avalanche warning possible for several regions, while more than 350 residents in Bavaria were snowed in and a teacher was killed while skiing in the Alps. More>>

Winter storm blasts Europe; 13 dead amid heavy snow, gusts

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Insurer: Calif. fire was costliest natural disaster in 2018

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German insurance company Munich Re says the Northern California wildfire that killed dozens of people and burned down the town of Paradise was the world's costliest single natural disaster in 2018. More>>

Alps avalanche risk high, several dead in weather incidents

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Authorities in Austria and southern Germany have warned that the risk for avalanches in the northern Alps remains high after several people died in weather-related incidents. More>>

Asian shares mixed amid silence on China-US trade talks

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Stocks are edging higher in early trading on Wall Street as the U.S. and China begin a new round of trade talks and investors calm down, at least for now, after markets made outsized moves over the past two days of trading. More>>

California storm brings power outages, shuts down highway

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A winter storm unleashed mudslides in wildfire burn areas and trapped motorists on a major Southern California highway, and the northern part of the state is bracing for another round of wet weather. More>>

California storm brings power outages, shuts down highway

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A winter storm unleashed mudslides in wildfire burn areas and trapped motorists on a major Southern California highway, and the northern part of the state is bracing for another round of wet weather. More>>

Soulja Boy's car among those trapped by California mudslide

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Rapper Soulja Boy was among the motorists whose cars were trapped by mudslides caused by a powerful storm that shut down Southern California's Pacific Coast Highway. More>>

Bali volcano shoots new burst of ash; flights unaffected

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A volcano on Indonesia's tourist island of Bali has shot a new burst of hot ash into the air. More>>

Officials: No tsunami expected from earthquake near Alaska

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Officials say a large earthquake has struck in a remote area of the Aleutian Islands near Alaska, but a tsunami is not expected. More>>

High avalanche risk in Alps amid heavy snow; 2 dead

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Authorities are warning of high risk of avalanches on the northern side of the Alps, after a female skier died Saturday in Bavaria. More>>

Afghan officials: Flash flood kills at least 30 villagers

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Afghan official says 30 villagers searching for gold in a riverbed perish in a flash flood in northeastern province. More>>

California utility assessing finances amid wildfire links

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The parent company of California's largest utility said it is assessing its finances and structure in its effort to confront a growing liability threat from wildfires blamed on the company. More>>

Tropical storm's rain, surging seas strike Thai beaches

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Rain, winds and surging seawater are striking southern Thailand as a strengthening tropical storm nears nervous coastal villages and popular tourist resorts. More>>

Anak Krakatau volcano now a quarter of its pre-eruption size

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Scientists say Indonesia's Anak Krakatau volcano island, which erupted and collapsed a week ago triggering a deadly tsunami, is now only about a quarter of its pre-eruption size. More>>

Police: 4 skiers likely dead after avalanche in Norway

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Norwegian police say four skiers who went missing after an avalanche in northern Norway this week have most likely died. More>>

Thailand braces for powerful storm at southern beach towns

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Thai weather authorities are warning that a tropical storm will bring heavy rains and high seas to southern Thailand and its famed beach resorts. More>>

Officers to be charged after 2 patients drowned in van

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Charges are expected to be filed against two South Carolina law enforcement officers who were transporting two mental patients who drowned while locked in the back of a van during Hurricane Florence. More>>

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