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As the scope of a deadly Northern California wildfire set in, the sheriff said more than 450 people had now been assigned to comb through the charred remains in search for more bodies.
The Camp Fire raging in northern California is now the deadliest single wildfire in state history—and authorities expect the death toll to rise significantly. Another 13 victims were found Monday, 10 of them in the devastated Butte County town of Paradise, bringing the death toll to 42, the Sacramento…
A somber update to one of the wildfires raging through California: Twenty-nine people have died and 228 are missing in the wake of Butte County’s Camp Fire, putting the blaze in a tie for the highest death toll since the state started keeping records, reports the San Francisco Chronicle . The…
Palmer Luckey, co-founder of virtual-reality pioneer Oculus, was ousted after his political activity sparked a furor within the social-media giant and Silicon Valley. His firing was one of the earliest political spats of the kind that is now roiling the technology industry.
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A fire that likely blocked a crucial exit at a low-cost dormitory-style housing facility in central Seoul killed at least seven people and injured 11 others on Friday, according to fire authorities who were investigating possible safety lapses in the building.
A gunman opened fire Monday inside a California rehab center that treats addicts who also have psychiatric problems, killing a man and wounding two others before fleeing, authorities said. Detectives said they were aware of the shooter’s identity, but would not release the person’s name because of the ongoing investigation,…
In a remote corner of the Sierra Nevada, amid 8,000-foot peaks and deep river gorges, a financial experiment is about to begin.
Once this winter’s snow melts, workers will cut down small trees and burn off undergrowth across 5,000 acres of the Tahoe National Forest. But those workers won’t be paid…
A man who authorities said expressed hatred for Jews before killing 11 people and injuring six others during a Saturday morning synagogue service has been charged with 29 federal counts including hate-crime and firearm offenses.
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A gunman opened fire at a Jewish synagogue in Pittsburgh during a prayer service, and at least 7 people are confirmed dead, and this was clearly an anti-Semitic attack. The shooter entered the Tree of Life Congregation and began spraying…
Authorities say a man apparently set a Fresno home on fire while using a blowtorch to kill spiders.