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VENTURA, Calif. (Reuters) – Exhausted fire crews made little headway on Friday in containing the most troublesome of six major wildfires burning in South California as dry winds fanned flames that ravaged avocado farms, racehorse stables and a retirement community. Forecasters predicted weather would continue to challenge the 8,700 firefighters who have been battling fast-moving
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SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – The parent company of the Boston Herald filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Friday and will look to sell the newspaper to Gatehouse Media LLC, a move that underscores the hard times facing traditional print journalism. Publisher and owner Patrick Purcell broke the news personally to the newspaper’s staff and said
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(Reuters) – The adopted son of Jerry Sandusky, the former Penn State University assistant football coach convicted of sexually abusing young boys, was sentenced on Friday to serve up to seven years in prison for child sex crimes, a court official said. FILE PHOTO: Jeffrey Sandusky is pictured in this undated handout photo obtained by
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FARIA BEACH/LILAC, Calif. (Reuters) – Armies of firefighters on Friday battled an expanding front of Southern California wildfires that have raged for five days and destroyed at least 500 structures, with the gusty winds expected to drive the conflagrations into the weekend. Almost 200,000 Californians have been chased from their homes as more than 5,700
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. State Department said it began fully implementing President Donald Trump’s travel ban targeting six Muslim-majority countries on Friday, four days after the Supreme Court ruled the order could be enforced while legal appeals continue. FILE PHOTO: International travelers (reflected in a closed door) arrive on the day that U.S. President
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FARIA BEACH/LILAC, Calif. (Reuters) – Armies of firefighters on Friday battled an expanding front of Southern California wildfires that have raged for five days and destroyed at least 500 structures, with the gusty winds driving the conflagrations expected to continue into the weekend. Almost 200,000 Californians have been chased from their homes as more than
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(Reuters) – A Brooklyn mother is seeking millions from the city after her toddler was poisoned while living in a lead-infested apartment, the latest charge that New York has failed to protect children from the toxin. Natalia Rollins points to a spot on the wall of her children’s bedroom where traces of lead were identified
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – NBA Hall of Fame center Kareem Abdul-Jabbar says NFL players and other professional athletes should continue their protests against police brutality in the United States and has rejected the notion that speaking out is in any way unpatriotic. FILE PHOTO: NBA basketball Hall of Famer Kareem Abdul-Jabaar speaks on the final
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The top U.S. intelligence official has ordered tighter restrictions on how the names of Americans kept secret in intelligence reports can be revealed during presidential transitions, according to documents seen by Reuters. Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats arrives for a closed classified briefing for members of the House of Representatives on
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