Natural disasters

In this Nov. 27, 2018, photo, Bill Engfelt poses for a portrait holding the flyer he made while searching for information on his sister, Mirella Harrison, in Solana Beach, Calif. Engfelt and his sister hadn't been in close contact for years when a fire blew through her hometown of Paradise, Calif. After a lengthy search, she was found safe. He's happy to have found his sister, but frustrated at what he felt was a confusing process to locate her. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
November 29, 2018 - 2:01 pm
Dixie Singh is No. 158 on the official list of people missing after Northern California's catastrophic wildfire. That came as news to her. "I am the only Dixie Singh I've ever heard of. And I am alive," the 86-year-old woman said Wednesday. Singh's story illustrates the confusion and uncertainty...
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FILE - In this Nov. 9, 2018 file photo, Pacific Gas & Electric crews work to restore power lines in Paradise, Calif. PG&E said in a new filing with the state that it determined weather conditions were no longer dangerous enough to warrant a massive power shut off on Nov. 8 - a decision that came as a massive fire was tearing through a Northern California town. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
November 28, 2018 - 7:42 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Flames already were tearing through a Northern California town earlier this month when Pacific Gas & Electric Co. made the decision that improved weather conditions meant it wouldn't have to shut off power to the area as a precaution against wildfires, according to...
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In this Nov. 22, 2018 photo, Butte County Sheriff Kory Honea greets Roy and Linda Strop at a community Thanksgiving dinner at Sierra Nevada Brewing Company in Chico, Calif. The Strops lost their home in Paradise, Calif., in the deadly Nov. 8 Camp wildfire. The Northern California sheriff’s popularity is growing after playing a central role in two major crises. Honea ordered the evacuation of thousands of residents as a wildfire roared through the town of Paradise this month. He also told people living downstream of a dam to flee last year as a spillway threatened to collapse and flood communities. (AP Photo/Kathleen Ronayne)
November 28, 2018 - 1:53 am
CHICO, Calif. (AP) — Those who had fled a deadly Northern California wildfire were looking for answers at an evacuation center when Sheriff Kory Honea walked in. They jumped to their feet, clapped and cheered. The Butte County sheriff came to watch a recent briefing by a state official, but as the...
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Stevie Wonder performs live at the "House Full of Toys 22nd Annual Benefit Concert" press conference on Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP)
November 27, 2018 - 8:58 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Stevie Wonder wants to raise money through his benefit concert for California fire victims impacted by the catastrophic wildfires. The R&B legend announced his plan Tuesday to also help firefighters and first responders who assisted with the fires through his 22nd annual...
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The U.S. Geological Survey says a magnitude 6.3 earthquake has struck western Iran near its border with Iraq.
November 25, 2018 - 10:39 pm
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian state television says the number of injured people from the last night's magnitude 6.3 earthquake in the country's west has risen to 634. The report Monday said most were immediately released from hospitals and suffered only slight injuries. There have been no reported...
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Pittsburgh Steelers kicker Chris Boswell (9) throws a touchdown pas on a fake field goal attempt during the first half of an NFL football game against the Denver Broncos, Sunday, Nov. 25, 2018, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
November 25, 2018 - 5:12 pm
The Latest on Week 12 in the NFL (all times EDT): 6:20 p.m. Chargers running back Melvin Gordon has gone to the locker room after sustaining a knee injury during the third quarter of their game against the Cardinals. Gordon was hurt when he was catching a flip from Austin Ekeler on an end-around...
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The U.S. Geological Survey says a magnitude 6.3 earthquake has struck western Iran near its border with Iraq.
November 25, 2018 - 4:18 pm
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A magnitude 6.3 earthquake struck western Iran near its border with Iraq on Sunday night, injuring more than 500 people and sending fearful residents running into the streets, authorities said. The Sunday temblor hit near Sarpol-e Zahab in Iran's Kermanshah province, which was...
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In this Oct. 25, 2018 photo, Lilly Langworth and her son Max stand in front of an oak tree felled by Hurricane Michael in the front yard of their Chipley, Fla., home. Langworth says she's watching for signs of trauma among her three children following the storm. (AP Photo/Tamara Lush)
November 25, 2018 - 2:11 pm
When Tiffany Harris and her two children emerged from their hotel after Hurricane Michael roared past, her 3-year-old son pointed to a sea of fallen trees and shattered buildings. "It's broken. It's broken, Mommy, fix it," she recalls her little boy Amari begging. Harris, who lives with her...
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FILE - In this Nov. 16, 2018, file photo, a firefighter searches for human remains in a trailer park destroyed in the Camp Fire, in Paradise, Calif. The massive wildfire that killed dozens of people and destroyed thousands of homes has been fully contained after burning for more than two weeks, authorities said Sunday, Nov. 25. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
November 25, 2018 - 11:58 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A massive wildfire that killed dozens of people and destroyed thousands of homes in Northern California has been fully contained after burning for more than two weeks, authorities said Sunday. The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection said the Camp fire had been...
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After a brief delay to let a downpour pass, volunteers resume their search for human remains at a mobile home park in Paradise, Calif., Friday, Nov. 23, 2018. A team from Orange County in Southern California is among several teams conducting a second search of a mobile home park after the deadly Camp wildfire torched part of Butte County in Northern California. Task force leader Craig Covey, in blue jacket at center, says his team is doing a second search because there are outstanding reports of missing people whose last known address was at the mobile home park. (AP Photo/Kathleen Ronayne)
November 24, 2018 - 1:10 pm
PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — The catastrophic wildfire in Northern California is nearly out after several days of rain, but searchers are still completing the meticulous task of combing through now-muddy ash and debris for signs of human remains. Crews resumed the grim work Saturday as rain cleared out...
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