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Northern California fire death toll at 56; 130 missing

November 15, 2018 |

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.
FOX News

Camp Fire Now Deadliest in California History

November 13, 2018 |

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…
Newser

Fire Now Tied for Deadliest in California History

November 12, 2018 |

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…
Newser

Why Did Facebook Fire a Top Executive? Hint: It Had Something to Do With Trump

November 12, 2018 |

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.
WSJ.com: US Business

Fire kills at least 7 at dormitory-style housing in S. Korea

November 9, 2018 |

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.
FOX News

Gunman Opens Fire at California Rehab Center

November 6, 2018 |

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,…
Newser

Start-up Blue Forest secures funding for first privately financed forest fire bond

November 1, 2018 |

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…


L.A. Times – Business

Gunman Opens Fire in Pittsburgh Synagogue, Killing 11

October 28, 2018 |

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.
WSJ.com: What’s News Asia

TMZ

Shooter Opens Fire at Pittsburgh Jewish Synagogue, 7 Confirmed Dead

October 27, 2018 |

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…

TMZ.com

California man used blowtorch to kill spiders, set parents’ house on fire, authorities say

October 25, 2018 |

Authorities say a man apparently set a Fresno home on fire while using a blowtorch to kill spiders.
FOX News