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    A wildfire scorching its way through brush and timber from the mountains to the desert northeast of Los Angeles threatened more than 1,000 homes on Tuesday as crews across the West battled dozens of other major blazes. The Bobcat Fire was advancing at a mile or two an hour at times and continued to threaten...
    The death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has brought the case to determine the fate of Obamacare back to the forefront, a development that politicos say will fire up Democratic voters. The Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the case that could throw out the entire law, also known as the Affordable Care...
    PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan’s military on Tuesday said a soldier was killed in the country’s northwest by fire from across the Afghan border, a sign of increasing violence in an area that until recent years served as a base for Pakistani and foreign militants. The attack late Monday hit a border security post in...
    Obi Kaufmann/Heyday Books For indispensable reporting on the coronavirus crisis, the election, and more, subscribe to the Mother Jones Daily newsletter.California is burning. After a rare lightning storm during an exceptional heatwave sparked more than 350 blazes in August, hundreds of thousands evacuated their homes as 6,223 structures were damaged or destroyed and 25 lives...
    SKY Sports News came off air on Monday night after presenters had to evacuate the studios for a fire alarm. Sister channel Sky News was also interrupted with live TV host Anna Botting forced to cut short her interview with politcal correspondent Jon Craig. 1The Sky Sports studio was left empty when a fire alarm...
    JUNIPER HILLS, Calif. (KABC) -- The raging Bobcat Fire that erupted two weeks ago in the San Gabriel Mountains is now one of the largest ever in Los Angeles County after burning 105,345 acres.By Monday morning, the blaze was holding steady at 15% containment. Fire officials warned that the flames would continue to spread from...
    (CNN)A firefighter killed while battling a wildfire that was sparked by a gender reveal party has been identified by authorities. Charles Morton, a Big Bear Interagency Hotshot Squad Boss, was battling the El Dorado Fire Thursday when he was killed, the US Forest Service announced in a press release Monday. The blaze -- one of...
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A wildfire scorching its way through brush and timber from the mountains to the desert northeast of Los Angeles threatened more than 1,000 homes on Tuesday as crews across the West battled dozens of other major blazes. The Bobcat Fire was advancing at a mile or two an hour at times...
    Fire crews across the West battled dozens of major blazes, as one wildfire traveling from mountains to the desert northeast of Los Angeles threatened more than 1,000 homes on Tuesday. The Bobcat Fire, which started on Sept. 6, continued to threaten the Mojave Desert town of Pearblossom. The fire was fueled by vegetation along with erratic winds last...
    By CHRISTOPHER WEBER, Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — A wildfire scorching its way through brush and timber from the mountains to the desert northeast of Los Angeles threatened more than 1,000 homes on Tuesday as crews across the West battled dozens of other major blazes. The Bobcat Fire was advancing at a mile or...
    LOS ANGELES--The firefighter who died last week battling the El Dorado fire that was started by a gender-reveal party in Southern California was identified on Monday as a squad boss from a hotshot crew. HOMES DESTROYED AFTER WINDS PUSH CALIFORNIA FIRE INTO DESERT Charlie Morton was the leader of the Big Bear Interagency Hotshot...
    BIG BEAR, Calif. (KABC) -- The firefighter who died while battling the El Dorado Fire in the Inland Empire has now been identified.Charles Morton was an 18-year veteran firefighter and Big Bear Interagency Hotshot squad boss.The 39-year-old was killed while conducting fire suppression on the blaze last Thursday, Sept. 17."Charlie was a well-respected leader who...
    BUTTE COUNTY (CBS13) — The National Guard is now helping battle the Bear Fire in Butte County. More than 130 guardsmen are tasked with putting out hot spots and mopping up. As of Monday, the fire, which is part of the North Complex Fire, has burned 80,900 acres and is 56% contained. At least 1,880...
    MOUNT WILSON, Calif. (KABC) -- Shifting winds were once again bringing flames from the Bobcat Fire dangerously close to Mount Wilson Monday night.The peak was surrounded by heavy smoke as firefighters tried to create defensive space between the flames and the iconic Mount Wilson Observatory.The mountain is also home to an estimated $1 billion worth...
    BELMONT, Calif. (KGO) -- The police issued immediate evacuations orders in Belmont near the areas surrounding Alhambra Drive due to a four-alarm vegetation fire in San Juan Canyon on Monday afternoon.In an alert to the community and in a tweet posted at 4:30 p.m., the Belmont Police Department advised residents to exit via Ciprani Blvd....
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Three people were shot Monday night, including a child, according to the Chicago Fire Department.The shooting happened near the 3300-block of West Van Buren St.A girl was taken to Stroger Hospital, the fire department said.RELATED: Albany Park vigil, rally aims to bring change after uptick in crime, shootings on northwest sideOne woman...
    MOUNT WILSON, Calif. (KABC) -- Shifting winds were once again bringing flames from the Bobcat Fire dangerously close to Mount Wilson Monday night.The peak was surrounded by heavy smoke as firefighters tried to create defensive space between the flames and the iconic Mount Wilson Observatory.The mountain is also home to an estimated $1 billion worth...
    SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO (CBSLA) — A horse was rescued on Monday after falling down a ravine in Caspers Park in the Rancho Mission Viejo area. (Source: Orange County Fire Authority PIO/Twitter) The 8-year-old horse named Lola fell approximately 60 feet, Orange County Fire Authority officials said. A helicopter was able to safely bring her out...
    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – A Dallas Fire-Rescue firefighter passed away in a vehicle crash while off duty, the department said Monday. “Hearts are heavy today, as Dallas Fire-Rescue mourns the untimely, off-duty, passing of our Brother, Driver Engineer, Ceasar Rios,” Dallas Fire-Rescue said on its Facebook page. The crash that led to Rios’ death is under...
    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – A Dallas Fire-Rescue firefighter passed away unexpectedly while off duty, the department said Monday. “Hearts are heavy today, as Dallas Fire-Rescue mourns the untimely, off-duty, passing of our Brother, Driver Engineer, Ceasar Rios,” Dallas Fire-Rescue said on its Facebook page. The incident that led to Rios’ death is under investigation, but the...
    BIG BEAR (CBSLA) — The firefighter who lost his life while battling the El Dorado Fire last week has been identified by family members as Charles Edward Morton, a crew boss for the Big Bear Hotshots. The firefighter who lost his life while battling the El Dorado fire last week has been identified by family...
    SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — A shooting at an Armenian school over the weekend in San Francisco has sparked a new hate crime investigation — the third hate crime against an Armenian establishment in the city within the last two months. Around 2:25 a.m. Saturday, officers patrolling the city’s Stonestown neighborhood heard gunshots near the...
    BELMONT – A four-alarm fire in the Belmont hills triggered evacuations Monday afternoon, authorities said. The vegetation fire was reported about 3:45 p.m. near East Laurel Creek Road and San Juan Boulevard. Just after 5 p.m., the San Mateo Consolidated Fire Department announced in a tweet that forward progress of the fire had been stopped....
    VACAVILLE (CBS SF) — A brush fire in Vacaville Monday afternoon has spread to the roof of an apartment building. The fire started in the area of Beelard Dr. and Marshall Rd. just west of Nut Tree Road along a canal, according to the Vacaville Fire Department. The flames jumped the canal and eventually spread...
    BELMONT, Calif. (KGO) -- Immediate evacuations were issued in Belmont near the areas surrounding Alhambra Drive due to a four-alarm vegetation fire in San Juan Canyon, officials say.The Belmont Police Department advised residents to exit via Ciprani Blvd. to Ralston Ave. Evacuations: San Juan Canyon from East Laurel Creek Rd to Cipriani Bl due to...
    VACAVILLE (CBS13) — Vacaville firefighters are battling a vegetation fire in the area of Beelard Drive and Marshall Road. According to the Vacaville Fire Chief, the fire was about 100 feet near the canal. There are now reports that the fire spread to the roof of a nearby apartment complex in the 1700 block of...
    BELMONT, Calif. (KGO) -- Immediate evacuations have been issued in Belmont near the areas surrounding Alhambra Drive due to a fire in San Juan Canyon, officials say.The Belmont Police Department advises residents to exit via Ciprani Blvd. to Ralston Ave. Evacuations: San Juan Canyon from East Laurel Creek Rd to Cipriani Bl due to fire....
    New video shows a Revel moped going up in flames in Brooklyn over the weekend. Video posted on Reddit Sunday shows the blazing rental bike at the corner of Lafayette and Nostrand avenues in Bedford-Stuyvesant. In the video, a man in an FDNY uniform looks on as the scooter burns. Photos posted separately on...
    BELMONT (CBS SF) – A vegetation fire has broken out in the Belmont hills on Monday afternoon, prompting evacuations. The Belmont Police Department announced shortly after 4:15 p.m. that San Juan Canyon from East Laurel Creek Road to Cipriani Boulevard has been evacuated due to the fire. Evacuations: San Juan Canyon from East Laurel Creek...
    Immediate evacuations have been issued for the City of Belmont in the areas surrounding Alhambra Drive due to a fire in San Juan Canyon, officials say.Belmont Police Department advise residents to exit via Ciprani Blvd. to Ralston Ave.Stay with ABC7 News for this developing news.
    Among the handful of songs that nearly everyone can recognize in an instant is Earth, Wind & Fire's "September." The song became the group's biggest hit when it was released in 1978 and features a question that has since then become rather iconic: "Do you remember the 21st night of September?" The lyrics of the...
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jennifer Aniston missed out on an Emmy but proved herself as an award-worthy first responder when a ceremony stunt got overheated. In a bit during Sunday night’s Emmys, host Jimmy Kimmel sprayed an envelope holding a winner’s name with disinfectant then, for good measure, dropped it in a wire wastebasket and...
    FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – From Fort Worth to the front lines: a local firefighter describes the work at California’s largest wildfire. “Most of the fire we have not even seen,” said Fort Worth Fire Department Captain Cody Stillwell. Stillwell and seven other firefighters are part of the Strike 139 team helping battle the August Complex...
    LOS ANGELES - Five weeks after California erupted in deadly wildfires supercharged by record heat and howling winds, crews battling flames pushed Monday to consolidate their gains before the return of the blistering, gusty weather.  California has lost far more landscape to wildfires this summer than during any previous entire year, with scores of...
    By LYNN ELBER, AP Television Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jennifer Aniston missed out on an Emmy but proved herself as an award-worthy first responder when a ceremony stunt got overheated. In a bit during Sunday night's Emmys, host Jimmy Kimmel sprayed an envelope holding a winner's name with disinfectant then, for good measure, dropped...
    LOS ANGELES – Jennifer Aniston missed out on an Emmy but proved herself as an award-worthy first responder when a ceremony stunt got overheated. In a bit during Sunday night's Emmys, host Jimmy Kimmel sprayed an envelope holding a winner's name with disinfectant then, for good measure, dropped it in a wire wastebasket and set...
    LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles City Council is honoring hometown band Earth, Wind & Fire by dedicating a day to the group."They made Los Angeles their home, and so we decided in the city of L.A., Sept. 21 will be 'Earth, Wind & Fire Day,'" said Councilman Marqueece Harris-Dawson.The band's most successful period started...
    LATEST EVACUATIONS AND CLOSURES MONROVIA (CBSLA) – The Bobcat Fire — now one of the largest in Los Angeles County history — showed no signs of easing up Monday as it continues to threaten the Antelope Valley, where it has burned homes and forced thousands of people to flee. The Bobcat Fire burns in the...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- A hate crime investigation is underway at an Armenian church in San Francisco after it was set ablaze on Thursday morning, the San Francisco Police Department announced.The leaders of St. Gregory Armenian Apostolic Church posted on Facebook that the building adjacent to the main church in Laurel Heights was set on...
    LARIMER COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – More than 15 fire engines arrived in Larimer County on Monday to help at the Cameron Peak Fire. Strong wind speeds and dead fuel helped the Cameron Peak Fire by more than 1,500 acres on Sunday. Some of those firefighters came from South Metro Fire Rescue. South Metro Brush 33 with a...
    Smoke from the Creek Fire billows beyond a ridge as seen from Huntington Lake on Sept. 5, 2020, at Huntington Lake, Calif.Eric Paul Zamora/AP For indispensable reporting on the coronavirus crisis, the election, and more, subscribe to the Mother Jones Daily newsletter.Nearly 150 million trees died in California between 2010 and 2018, officials estimated last...
    Fox News’ Judge Andrew Napolitano predicted Monday that the upcoming Senate fight over the Supreme COurt is going to be the “World War III of political battles.” Napolitano spoke with Fox News Radio’s Jimmy Failla on Fox Across America about the passing of Ruth Bader Ginsburg and her friendship with Antonin Scalia. On the...