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Strong Santa Ana winds in Chatsworth, Calif., blew across power lines causing them to arc and transformers to explode. Power was out for street signs, businesses and residents along Devonshire St. from Topanga Canyon Blvd. to Variel Ave. on Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019. (Dean Musgrove/The Orange County Register via AP)
October 10, 2019 - 11:18 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Even as the winds gusted dangerously as forecast, California's biggest utility faced hostility and second-guessing Thursday for shutting off electricity to millions of people to prevent its equipment from sparking wildfires. Gov. Gavin Newsom criticized Pacific Gas & Electric...
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In this Friday, Sept. 27, 2019 photo, Memphis mayoral candidate Willie Herenton poses by a campaign sign on in Memphis, Tenn. Herenton is running against several candidates in the race. (AP Photo/Adrian Sainz)
October 01, 2019 - 12:29 pm
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Even in an era known for divisive politics nationally, this year's race for Memphis mayor stands out, with accusations of racism, a magazine caricature widely viewed as offensive, a candidate who refuses to mention a female opponent by name and a dustup over homophobic tweets...
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This image made from video provided by Taiwan's Military News Agency shows Nanfangao Bridge, collapsed in Nanfangao, eastern Taiwan, Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019. The towering arch bridge over a bay collapsed Tuesday, sending a burning oil tanker truck falling onto boats in the water below. (Taiwan's Military News Agency via AP)
October 01, 2019 - 3:58 am
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — A towering arch bridge over a bay in eastern Taiwan collapsed Tuesday, sending a burning oil tanker truck falling onto boats in the water below. An air force helicopter, fishing vessels and more than 60 military personnel, including divers were searching for possible victims...
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September 24, 2019 - 4:27 am
OCRACOKE, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina Department of Transportation aims to reopen the only highway on Ocracoke Island in time for Thanksgiving. The department says in a news release that it's already coordinated with the National Park Service and other agencies and has a detailed repair plan for...
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September 22, 2019 - 9:44 am
HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina officials are taking public comments on six different plans to overhaul the bridges that connect Hilton Head Island to the mainland. The state Department of Transportation held a public meeting Thursday on the U.S. Highway 278 project scheduled to...
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Actress and activist Jane Fonda speaks to a crowd of protestors during a global climate rally at Pershing Square in downtown Los Angeles on Friday, Sept. 20, 2019. A wave of climate change protests swept across the globe Friday, with hundreds of thousands of young people sending a message to leaders headed for a U.N. summit: The warming world can't wait for action. (AP Photo/David Swanson)
September 20, 2019 - 8:54 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the global climate protests being held in cities around the world (all times local): 8:25 p.m. In downtown Los Angeles, hundreds of people, many of them schoolchildren, marched to City Hall for a rally. Some wore yellow T-shirts urging "Say no to fossil fuels." Protest...
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September 15, 2019 - 10:51 am
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Conservation groups say they "remain skeptical" that machines injecting oxygen into the Savannah harbor will offset threats to fish caused by deepening the busy shipping channel. However, the Southern Environmental Law Center says the groups won't return to court to fight the $...
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A boat sits grounded in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian, in Marsh Harbor, Abaco Island, Bahamas, Friday, Sept. 6, 2019. The Bahamian health ministry said helicopters and boats are on the way to help people in affected areas, though officials warned of delays because of severe flooding and limited access. (AP Photo/Gonzalo Gaudenzi)
September 06, 2019 - 11:00 pm
WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on Hurricane Dorian (all times local): 11 p.m. Hurricane Dorian is speeding up toward eastern Canada. In an 11 p.m. Friday advisory, the National Hurricane Center says Dorian is about 200 miles (322 kilometers) south of Nantucket, Massachusetts and traveling...
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Residents of the Boardwalk RV Park discuss the path of a possible waterspout or tornado, generated by Hurricane Dorian, struck the area, Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019, in Emerald Isle, N.C. (Julia Wall/The News & Observer via AP)
September 05, 2019 - 11:10 pm
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Hurricane Dorian sideswiped the Carolinas with shrieking winds, tornadoes and sideways rain Thursday as it closed in for a possible direct hit on the dangerously exposed Outer Banks. At least four deaths in the Southeast were blamed on the storm. Twisters spun off by Dorian...
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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte gestures as he addresses land reform beneficiaries on the 31st year of the implementation of the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP) Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019 in suburban Quezon city northeast of Manila, Philippines. Duterte, who is embarking on his Fourth visit to China on Wednesday, has been facing criticisms for his alleged closeness with China as well as the thousands of killings in his so-called war on drugs. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
August 29, 2019 - 4:57 am
BEIJING (AP) — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte was in Beijing on Thursday for a meeting with counterpart Xi Jinping in which the Southeast Asian leader is expected to discuss a ruling on the disputed South China Sea. The 2016 Hague arbitration mostly invalidated China's claim to virtually the...
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