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California wildfires: Concern over rain in search efforts

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Recovery crews say rain could turn ash on the ground into a sludgy paste Officials battling the largest wildfire in California history say the rain forecast to arrive this week may complicate search and ...

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California fires: Rain will bring much-needed relief, but also new dangers

But there’s a catch: With more than 150,000 acres of newly scorched earth, there’s little vegetation to soak up the rain. That means the region is now at risk of mudslides, which could be especially dangerous for firefighters battling the ...

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California wildfires: Finland bemused by Trump raking comment

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mr Trump made the comments while inspecting wildfire damage in California Finns have been baffled by US President Donald Trump’s comments praising the country for managing its vast forests by raking. Citing a conversation with ...

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Democrats sweep Reagan Country in California

Now, with the final ballots counted, Democrats have achieved a total takeover of congressional seats in the one-time Republican bastion of Orange County. Across the country on Election Day, Democrats shifted the balance of power in the US House by ...

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California wildfires: Why are so many listed as missing?

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The number of missing jumped from 110, to 220, to 631 on Thursday before going over 1,000 Over the last few days the number of people unaccounted for in the deadly Camp Fire in northern ...

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California Democrat Harley Rouda defeats longtime Rep. Dana Rohrabacher

Rohrabacher, a conservative stalwart, represented California’s 48th Congressional District for nearly 30 years. He had been trailing his Democratic challenger in the week following the midterm elections, raising eyebrows about whether or not he could keep his long-held seat. But ...

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California fires: How authorities search for the missing

That isn’t clear. Authorities are working from a list of people whose loved ones have called in “welfare checks” or reported them missing, Butte County Sheriff’s Investigations Sgt. Steve Collins said. After a call, officers go out to see if ...

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California fires: Anguished relatives await fate of loved ones

In pictures: Wildfires tear across California From left, California Gov.-elect Gavin Newsom, California Gov. Jerry Brown, President Donald Trump, Paradise Mayor Jody Jones and FEMA Administrator Brock Long survey damage left by the Camp Fire in Paradise, California, on Saturday, ...

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Asked about climate change, Trump says ‘lot of factors’ to blame for California wildfires

“No, no, I have a strong opinion. I want a great climate,” Trump said when asked whether what he witnessed had changed his view. “We’re going to have that, and we are going to have forests that are very safe ...

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California wildfires: Trump visits Paradise

US President Donald Trump has arrived in California to survey the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in the state’s history. The Camp Fire in northern California has killed at least 71 people. More than 1,000 people are reported to be ...

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