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January 23, 2020 - 8:07 am
Three American firefighters have died while fighting Australian wildfires.
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January 10, 2020 - 12:43 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom wants to give $20,000 stipends to teachers at high needs schools and extend health care to older low-income immigrants who are in the country illegally. He outlined the plans during an announcement Friday of his $222 billion budget proposal...
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December 31, 2019 - 9:13 am
PERTH, Australia (AP) — Wildfires burning across Australia's two most populous states on Tuesday trapped residents of a seaside town in apocalyptic conditions, destroyed many properties and caused at least two fatalities. About 5 million hectares (12.35 million acres) of land have burned nationwide...
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December 14, 2019 - 9:13 am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom has rejected a $13.5 billion settlement that Pacific Gas & Electric struck just last week with thousands of people who lost homes, businesses and family members in a series of devastating fires that drove the nation's largest utility into...
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In this Oct. 31, 2019, file photo, smoke from the Maria Fire billows above Santa Paula, Calif.
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November 30, 2019 - 9:05 am
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The nation’s largest utility said Friday that its distribution lines haven’t sparked any major wildfires since it began shutting off power to Northern California customers during periods of high fire risk. However, Pacific Gas & Electric is not ruling out the...
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November 20, 2019 - 8:43 am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Pacific Gas & Electric Co. utility began shutting off electricity Wednesday to 375,000 people in Northern and central California to prevent power lines from sparking wildfires as the region faced a new bout of windy and warm weather that creates extreme fire danger...
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November 13, 2019 - 3:53 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Southern California Edison has agreed to pay $360 million to local governments to settle lawsuits over deadly wildfires sparked by its equipment during the last two years, including one blamed for a mudslide that killed more than 20 people, the utility and attorneys announced...
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November 03, 2019 - 9:32 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — President Donald Trump is threatening to cut U.S. funding to California for aid during wildfires that have burned across the state during dry winds this fall. Trump tweeted Sunday that California Gov. Gavin Newsom has done a "terrible job of forest management." He tweeted that...
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October 28, 2019 - 11:54 am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Pacific Gas & Electric Co. utility says its power lines may have started two wildfires over the weekend in the San Francisco Bay Area. The company reported the incidents near the town Lafayette to state regulators on Monday. PG&E told the California Public Utilities...
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October 20, 2019 - 8:25 am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — As many as 100,000 Californians are eligible to receive payments for the damages they suffered from a series of devastating wildfires over the last several years. But tens of thousands of them have not sought compensation. They face a Monday deadline to file claims against...
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