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{FD} Sheriff: Possible arson investigated in Oklahoma wildfire

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Authorities are investigating the possibility of arson in connection with one of two large wildfires burning in Oklahoma, a blaze that’s resulted in the death of one person. Continue reading

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{FD} Forecasters warn of rare, life-threatening wildfire weather

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Forecasters are warning of dangerous, life-threatening wildfire conditions in parts of the Southwest and Southern Plains on Tuesday as firefighters in rural Oklahoma battle blazes that have killed at least two people. Continue reading

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{FD} Oklahoma wildfires kill 2; threat nears historic level

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Officials say wildfires have killed two people in western Oklahoma and continue to threaten that area and the western North Texas. Continue reading

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{FD} Latest: Hunter found burned but alive in Oklahoma wildfire

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The Latest on wildfires that have burned thousands of acres in northwestern Oklahoma (all times local): 10:25 a.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Hunter burned, homes evacuated in Oklahoma wildfires

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A wildfire in northwestern Oklahoma has burned more than 120,000 acres (485 sq. Continue reading

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{FD} Wildfire burns on island off coast of Southern California

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Firefighters battled a wildfire Wednesday in chaparral and grasslands on Santa Cruz Island off the coast of Southern California, officials said. Continue reading

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{FD} Forecasters warn of fires, crop damage across US high plains

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The amount of moisture received across the United States’ southern high plains since October has been ridiculously low, and forecasters warned Friday that the intensifying drought has resulted in critical fire danger and some winter wheat crops being r… Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Forecasters warn of fire danger, crop damage

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The Latest on the growing drought across the United States’ southern high plans (all times local): 11:40 a.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Prehistoric cave believed to be 10 million years old found in Texas

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After residents in a Round Rock neighborhood complained of lack of water, county officials made a surprising discovery. A pipe had broken due to the collapse of a cave roof. Experts believe the cave was formed millions of years ago. Continue reading

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{FD} Tribe fights Arizona ski resort over use of wastewater to make snow

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A long-running dispute between the Hopi Nation and an Arizona ski area took a new turn earlier this month when a state court of appeals ruled that the Native American tribe has the legal right to fight against the use of treated wastewater to make snow… Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Most evacuations over California wildfire end

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The Latest on a wildfire burning in central California (all times local): 1:55 p.m. Officials say they’ve made some gains against a wind-driven wildfire in rural central California that’s threatening hundreds of buildings. Continue reading

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{FD} Shore towns use sand dredged from inlets to widen beaches

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The common problems of eroded beaches and clogged inlets hazardous for boat traffic have a mutual solution. Continue reading

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{FD} Report: Firefighter who died became trapped by flames

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A state firefighter who died battling the largest wildfire recorded in California’s modern history was putting out a spot fire when he found himself trapped by the flames being fanned by gusty winds, fire officials said. Continue reading

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{FD} Standoff rancher draws advocates’ ire, supporters’ cheers

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The Nevada rancher who led a 2014 armed standoff with government agents spoke Wednesday saying that it’s up to people in states, not the federal officials, to manage vast expanses of rangeland in the U.S. West. Continue reading

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{FD} Nature Conservancy acquires California coastal ranchland

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A huge swath of coastal California ranch lands will become a vast preserve through an acquisition funded by a $165 million gift from a wealthy environmentalist couple, The Nature Conservancy announced Friday. Continue reading

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{FD} Insurance firms dispatch private firefighters in California

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Among the army of firefighters who have been protecting neighborhoods at the front lines of Southern California’s monstrous wildfire are small teams hired by insurance companies to provide personalized prevention and protection for threatened homeowners. Continue reading

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{FD} Southern California’s Thomas Fire now 50 percent contained, firefighters take advantage of calmer winds

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Firefighters took advantage of calm winds in Southern California to reach 50 percent containment of a massive wildfire, officials said. Continue reading

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{FD} Latest: California fire now second-largest in state history

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The Latest on California wildfires (all times local): 5:30 a.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Calm days bring gains on giant Southern California wildfire

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Firefighters took advantage of calm winds in Southern California to reach 50 percent containment of a massive wildfire, officials said. Continue reading

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{FD} California will set more fires to try to stop wildfires

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California’s seemingly endless cycle of wildfires is prompting authorities to make plans to set more “controlled burns” to thin forests choked with dead trees and withered underbrush that serves as kindling to feed monster blazes that force entire comm… Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Firefighter working huge California fire dies

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The Latest on California wildfires (all times local): 5:30 a.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Hudson River cleanup focuses on shore after dredging ends

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A new fight is simmering over General Electric’s legacy of toxic pollution as the company seeks to close the books on a $1.7 billion cleanup of the upper Hudson River. Continue reading

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{FD} Southern California fire weather less dire than prediction

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Southern Californians already dealing with destructive wildfires were warned of extreme fire potential early Thursday, but conditions turned out to be less dire than predicted. Continue reading

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{FD} Utah’s tenacious efforts to take back federal land stand out

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In an American West that has a love-hate relationship with the federal government’s ownership of a checkerboard of parks, monuments, forest and desert in states from Washington to New Mexico, Utah stands out. Continue reading

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{FD} Cliven Bundy refuses to leave jail amid ongoing trial

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Cliven Bundy, the 71-year-old rancher who sparked a national debate over states’ rights, refused a federal judge’s offer to be released during his ongoing trial on Wednesday. Continue reading

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{FD} Slave burial sites investigated on land eyed for development

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Archaeologists are surveying an abandoned Nashville baseball stadium for hints of unmarked graves of slaves and free black men who died building the nearby fort. Continue reading

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{FD} Pelican discovered bound, dead in Alabama

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Alabama authorities are searching for the person who committed a “sickening'” and “disturbing” crime after a pelican was discovered dead, with black electrical tape bound around its beak and rope wrapped around a wing and its feet. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: California fire evacuees allowed to return home

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The Latest on California wildfires (all times local): 8:45 a.m. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Official: California fire losses top $1 billion

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The Latest on California wildfires (all times local): 7:50 a.m. Continue reading

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{FD} 7,000 buildings destroyed in deadly California wildfires

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Authorities say cooler temperatures and light rainfall expected Thursday will be a “welcome sight.” Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Officials report progress in stopping blazes

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The Latest on California wildfires (all times local): 6:30 a.m. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Driver killed in California blazes identified

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The Latest on California wildfires (all times local): 6:15 a.m. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Some gains made against California wildfires

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The Latest on California wildfires (all times local): 7:20 a.m. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: California wildfires bring record 31 deaths

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The Latest on wildfires in California (all times local): 6:10 a.m. Continue reading

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{FD} $9M settlement completed in case of man exonerated of murder

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A man exonerated in a killing for which he spent 15 years in prison has reached a $9 million settlement with investigators in northern Illinois. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: 23 now dead from Northern California wildfires

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The Latest on wildfires in California (all times local): 6:45 a.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Winds whip new terror into deadly California wildfires

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Jose Garnica worked for more than two decades to build up his dream home that was reduced to ashes in a matter of minutes by the deadly firestorm striking Northern California. Continue reading

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{FD} Historic farm from Revolutionary War battle gets protection

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A Pennsylvania farm where George Washington’s troops narrowly escaped the British during the Revolutionary War is getting historic protection. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: In Oregon, more than 800 square miles burned

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The Latest on Western wildfires (all times local): 9:50 a.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Booming Houston built over land meant for flood projects

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The explosive expansion of Houston subdivisions into prairies far to the west helped make the city affordable for the average 345 people who moved there each day, but it also paved over thousands of acres that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers had inten… Continue reading

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{FD} Wildfire smoke chokes small towns, big cities across West

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Fire officials say a wildfire burning near the Northern California town of Oroville has destroyed 20 homes. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Wildfire burning in former Nevada nuclear site

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The Latest on wildfires burning across the western United States (all times local): 11:30 a.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Tennessee forestry chief lauds firefighters in wildfires

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Although Tennessee’s top forestry official says he regrets the loss of lives and property from last year’s wildfires, he argues that firefighters did as much as they could to contain the blaze. Continue reading

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{FD} Gunfire-sparked wildfire near Yosemite shrouded in mystery

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Investigators are refusing to say how they know gunshots sparked a wildfire that destroyed dozens of homes near Yosemite National Park. Continue reading

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{FD} Arizona man stranded in desert for 3 days with only water and beer

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An Arizona man wanted to go on an adventure and visit a new town up north, but he ended up getting lost and stuck in the desert for just about 72 hours. Continue reading

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{FD} Gunfire caused destructive blaze near California’s Yosemite

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Fire investigators say gunfire caused a wildfire near Yosemite National Park that destroyed 131 structures, including 63 homes, last month. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Rural community sees “complete devastation”

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The Latest on the wildfires burning in the west (all times local): 7:30 a.m. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: California wildfire moving away from Yosemite

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The Latest on wildfires burning in the west (all times local): 8:15 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} California blaze destroys 8 structures near Yosemite

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As wildfires rage throughout the western U.S., one California blaze in the rugged mountains outside of Yosemite National Park destroyed eight structures and forced thousands of nearby residents to flee their homes. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: New wildfire brings destruction outside San Jose

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The Latest on wildfires across the U.S. West and Canada (all times local): 6:30 a.m. Continue reading

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