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Trump tours California areas hit hard by deadly wildfire

World Nov 18, 2018

Trump tours California areas hit hard by deadly wildfire

From the ashes of a mobile home and RV park, President Donald Trump said Saturday he came to the heart of California's killer wildfire to fully grasp the scale of the desolation wrought on the landscape. "We're going to have to work quickly. ... Hopefully ...

More Sports / Football Nov 17, 2018

Big Game postponed due to California wildfire

The annual Big Game between Stanford and California scheduled for Saturday was postponed two weeks because of the unhealthy air quality in the Bay Area from a wildfire some 240 km to the north. Cal announced Friday that the game would be played Dec. 1 ...

Business Nov 16, 2018

Audit cites flaws in costly, tardy California bullet train project

Flawed decision-making and poor contract management contributed to billions in cost overruns and years of delays in the as-yet unbuilt California high-speed rail line between Los Angeles and San Francisco, state auditors said Thursday. The project is now estimated to cost $77 billion and is ...

California wildfire is deadliest in last 100 years, experts say

World Nov 15, 2018

California wildfire is deadliest in last 100 years, experts say

Wildfire experts say the Northern California wildfire that has killed at least 56 is the deadliest in a century. California officials say the fire burning in a rural area far north of San Francisco killed more people than any blaze in the state's recorded history. But ...

'Mega-fires' are the new normal in California

World Nov 14, 2018

'Mega-fires' are the new normal in California

Paradise, California, had long prepared for wildfires. But only in its worst nightmares did it imagine the kind of "mega-fire" that last week destroyed most of the town — and is becoming a common occurrence in the state. Born of tinder-dry conditions and erratic winds, ...