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Dan Whitcomb

California firefighters make stand to save famed observatory, homes

Sep 23 2020

LOS ANGELES Crews fought on Tuesday to defend homes and the famed Mount Wilson Observatory from California's biggest and most dangerous wildfire, standing their ground at a major highway between the flames and populated areas.

California governor blames wildfires on climate 'emergency'

Sep 12 2020

California Governor Gavin Newsom on Friday toured communities devastated by the state's raging wildfires and said the deadly, record-shattering fire season across the U.S. West should end all debate over climate change. | Video

California governor blames wildfires on climate 'emergency'

Sep 11 2020

California Governor Gavin Newsom on Friday toured communities devastated by the state's raging wildfires and said the deadly, record-shattering fire season across the U.S. West should end all debate over climate change. | Video

California governor blames wildfires on climate 'emergency'

Sep 11 2020

California Governor Gavin Newsom on Friday toured communities devastated by the state's raging wildfires and said the deadly, record-shattering fire season across the U.S. West should end all debate over climate change. | Video

New York to resume indoor dining, Los Angeles bans Halloween parties

Sep 09 2020

New York City restaurants struggling to stay in business after months of closures imposed in the face of the coronavirus pandemic won a long-awaited approval on Wednesday to resume limited indoor dining.

Californians bake as punishing heat wave descends on U.S. West

Sep 04 2020

LOS ANGELES Californians sought relief on Friday from the first day of a punishing heat wave expected to last through the Labor Day weekend, bringing temperatures of up to 125 degrees Fahrenheit (49 Celsius) and raising the risk of wildfires and rolling blackouts.

Indiana University sees 'alarming' spike in COVID-19 at frat, sorority houses

Sep 03 2020

Indiana University at Bloomington on Thursday urged students living in fraternity and sorority houses to move out, citing an "alarming" rate of positive COVID-19 tests that marked the latest outbreak in the U.S. Midwest and at a college campus.

Motorcycle rider who attended Sturgis rally dies of COVID; hair salons open in L.A.

Sep 02 2020

LOS ANGELES A motorcycle rider who traveled to the Sturgis rally in August has died of COVID-19 as infections rise in parts of the Midwest, Minnesota health officials said on Wednesday, while Los Angeles reopened hair salons and New Yorkers returned to gyms.

Trump administration sending rapid COVID tests to states, CDC bars evictions

Sep 01 2020

The Trump administration will send most of its newly purchased 150 million rapid COVID-19 tests to U.S. states for schools and critical services, a White House official said on Tuesday, as New York City pushed back reopening classrooms in a deal with union leaders.

Top California court overturns death penalty of Scott Peterson, who murdered pregnant wife

Aug 24 2020

LOS ANGELES Scott Peterson, the California man convicted of murdering his wife and unborn son during a sensational 2004 trial, won a reversal of his death penalty on Monday after the state's top court ruled that the trial judge had erred in jury selection.

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