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Dem divisions in California complicate party hopes for gains

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Democrats are at war with themselves in California, where restless activists are challenging party leaders to resist all things President Donald Trump and move further left on health care, the minimum wage and populist issues. The conflict could complicate Democratic hopes of winning as many as nine congressional seats in the [...]

From: www.seattletimes.com

Divers Remove 'Toxic' Experimental Reef off California

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Hundreds of used tires and plastic waste were deliberately dumped in 1998 in a (failed) attempt to help the ocean ecosystem.

From: www.nbcnews.com

California prepares for the 'big one' with earthquake drill

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Millions of Californians were due on Thursday to simultaneously drop to the floor, clamber under tables and cover their heads for a minute or two of imagined seismic turmoil during the latest annual "Great ShakeOut" earthquake drill.

From: feeds.reuters.com

California prepares for the 'big one' with earthquake drill

Added: 19.10.2017 6:10 | 0 views | 0 comments

Millions of Californians were due on Thursday (Oct 19) to simultaneously drop to the floor, clamber under tables and cover their heads for a minute or two of imagined seismic turmoil during the latest annual "Great ShakeOut" earthquake drill.

From: www.straitstimes.com

California wildfire victims were often elderly, including couples

Added: 19.10.2017 5:42 | 0 views | 0 comments

Some had just celebrated marriages of half a century or longer. They spent their time volunteering and playing with grandchildren. A few had lived through both world wars.

From: feeds.foxnews.com

Crews push to contain California fires, search for bodies

Added: 19.10.2017 5:30 | 0 views | 0 comments

Crews fought their way across rugged, steep terrain on Tuesday in a push to gain full control of the deadliest wildfires in California history, as search-and-rescue teams picked through an ashy moonscape of destroyed homes looking for victims. "There are still some concerns that if the west winds come up or we get some erratic winds they could push our lines, but as of right now we're looking pretty good," Steve Crawford, a fire operations chief, told reporters at a briefing in Sonoma County in the heart of California's celebrated wine country. Already 41 people have been confirmed killed in the fires, which erupted last week and were driven by dry, hot winds into Northern California communities, giving residents little or no chance to escape.

From: www.yahoo.com

Las Vegas gunman's estate could offer rare redress for victims

Added: 19.10.2017 5:30 | 0 views | 0 comments

Victims of mass shootings in the United States often win little or no damages from perpetrators but the Las Vegas massacre may be different because the shooter is thought to have been a wealthy man, lawyers said. While there are often few assets to collect from the young men who typically carry out these killings, Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock, 64, is thought to have had multi-million-dollar investments in buildings across Texas and California. "It definitely depends on the assets in the estate whether you pursue that claim," said Theida Salazar, a Los Angeles attorney who represented one of the victim's families in the 2015 shooting in San Bernadino, California.

Marijuana Farms In California Count Their Losses After Wildfires

Added: 19.10.2017 5:04 | 1 views | 0 comments

Medical and recreational marijuana use is legal in California. But under federal law, growing cannabis is illegal — which means growers don't have access to crop insurance.

From: www.npr.org

Why Older People Didn't Fare Well In Northern California Wildfires

Added: 19.10.2017 5:00 | 0 views | 0 comments

Forty-one people have died in those fires, and that number could rise. Of those who perished, the vast majority who've been identified were over the age of 65.

From: www.npr.org

Trump tweets about California wildfires 10 days after they began to engulf state

Added: 19.10.2017 4:44 | 0 views | 0 comments


Ten days and more than 200,000 scorched acres later, Donald Trump has tapped out a Twitter response to California’s devastating wildfires. The president regularly uses Twitter to communicate with the American people, issuing 140-character policy proclamations or messages of support. Finally breaking the Twitter silence, Mr Trump wrote that “Our hearts are with all affected by the wildfires in California”, praising the first responders who have been battling the blazes.

From: www.yahoo.com

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