Natural disasters

FILE - In this Nov. 10, 2018, file photo, Arissa Harvey, 16, left, and her sister Arianne Harvey sit on the bed of a truck as they drive through their neighborhood burned in a wildfire in Paradise, Calif. The Harvey family was living in an RV near where her family's home was destroyed by the fire. For a while, Phillip and Krystin Harvey, who lost their mobile home, had been staying with the sisters and their other teenage daughter in the camper, trying to hang on to a piece of the life they had known. Eventually the family gave up and moved to Oroville, Calif., to stay with friends to have some stability and security, their cousins Patrick Knuthson said. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
November 20, 2018 - 1:37 am
PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on California's wildfires (all times local): 7:30 p.m. A Northern California sheriff says two more sets of human remains were found Monday, bringing the total number killed in a devastating California wildfire to 79. Butte County Sheriff Kory Honea says the list...
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Fire and and law enforcement first responders run with United States flags as they lead players out of the tunnel before an NFL football game between the Los Angeles Rams and the Kansas City Chiefs, Monday, Nov. 19, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo)
November 19, 2018 - 10:17 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — After having the toughest two weeks of his firefighting career, Ken Roberts spent his first night off at one of the NFL's most anticipated games of the season. The Ventura County Fire Department Captain was one of many honored by the Los Angeles Rams during Monday night's game...
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In this Nov. 15, 2018, photo, Troy Miller wipes his eyes as he walks beside a burned out car on his property in Concow, Calif. Miller said he tried to evacuate when the Camp Fire came roaring through the area, but had to turn back when the roads were blocked with debris and fire. A small group of residents who survived the deadly wildfire are defying evacuation orders and living in the burn zone. (AP Photo/John Locher)
November 19, 2018 - 8:52 pm
CHICO, Calif. (AP) — It's been 12 days since Christina Taft started the frantic search for her mother Victoria, who refused to evacuate their Paradise home as flames neared, and six days since she gave authorities a cheek swab to identify remains that are likely her mother's. She still hasn't...
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FILE - This Nov. 13, 2018 file photo shows the charred window frames of a mansion destroyed by the Woolsey fire in Agoura Hills, Calif. The number of structures destroyed by a huge Southern California wildfire has risen to 1,500. Another 341 structures were damaged as of a Monday, Nov. 20, 2018 count. As firefighters mop up, repair and restoration of utilities is continuing along with repopulation of areas. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
November 19, 2018 - 5:07 pm
MALIBU, Calif. (AP) — The tally of structures destroyed by the huge wildfire that swept through Southern California communities increased to 1,500 on Monday, fire officials said. With 95 percent of the burn assessment completed, the count also showed 341 structures damaged. The fire erupted Nov. 8...
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In this Nov. 15, 2018, photo, Troy Miller rubs his horse Sally at his burned out property in Concow, Calif. "I've got a lot of faith in God. I think things will be OK," said Miller. "I have to tell my animals that." A small group of residents who survived the deadly wildfire are defying evacuation orders and living in the burn zone. (AP Photo/John Locher)
November 19, 2018 - 2:57 pm
PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — Brad Weldon lost his home to fire when he was a kid, so when a deadly wildland blaze came roaring toward his ranch house in the pines where he lives with his 89-year-old blind mother, he wasn't going to let disaster strike twice. Weldon and his mother's caregiver, armed only...
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In this image taken with a long exposure, the Volcan de Fuego, or Volcano of Fire, spews hot molten lava from its crater in Antigua, Guatemala, early Monday, Nov. 19, 2018. Disaster coordination authorities have asked eight communities in Guatemala to evacuate and go to safe areas after an increased eruption of the Volcano of Fire. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)
November 19, 2018 - 1:03 am
GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Disaster coordination authorities have asked 10 communities in Guatemala to evacuate and go to safe areas after an increased eruption of the Volcano of Fire. The 10 communities have at least 2,000 residents, but each community will decide if they evacuate or not. Antigua al...
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In this Aug. 24, 2018, photo, a Japanese flag is hoisted near the pier of a container terminal in Tokyo. Japan recorded a trade deficit in October but a recovery in exports after getting slammed by natural disasters in September, according to government data released Monday, Nov. 19, 2018. Exports grew 8.2 percent from the same month the previous year, the Finance Ministry said. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
November 18, 2018 - 10:43 pm
TOKYO (AP) — Japan's trade deficit grew to its largest since July 2015 in October as a gain in exports was outpaced by a nearly 20 percent jump in imports. The Ministry of Finance said Monday that exports grew at an 8.2 percent annual pace. In September, exports had fallen 1.2 percent from the...
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Sisters Alli Benefield, left, and Kassy Parish embrace during a vigil for the lives and community lost to the Camp Fire on Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018, at the First Christian Church of Chico in Chico, Calif. More than 50 people gathered at the memorial for the victims. People hugged and shed tears as Pastor Jesse Kearns recited a prayer for first responders. (AP Photo/Noah Berger, Pool)
November 18, 2018 - 10:11 pm
CHICO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on California's wildfires (all times local): 8 p.m. A Northern California sheriff says the list of names of those unaccounted for after a deadly wildfire has dropped to around 1,000. Butte County Sheriff Kory Honea says that's about 300 less than what was posted at...
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Edie Hall, center, prays during a vigil for the lives and community lost to the Camp Fire on Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018, in Chico, Calif. More than 50 people gathered at the memorial for the victims. People hugged and shed tears as Pastor Jesse Kearns recited a prayer for first responders. (AP Photo/Noah Berger, Pool)
November 18, 2018 - 9:47 pm
CHICO, Calif. (AP) — Volunteers in white coveralls, hard hats and masks poked through ash and debris Sunday, searching for the remains of victims of the devastating Northern California wildfire before rains forecast this week complicate their efforts. While the predicted downpours could help tamp...
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Pope Francis celebrates a mass in St. Peter basilica at the Vatican, Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018. Pope Francis is offering several hundred poor people, homeless, migrants, unemployed a lunch on Sunday as he celebrates the World Day of the Poor with a concrete gesture of charity in the spirit of his namesake, St. Francis of Assisi.(AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
November 18, 2018 - 5:55 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has prayed for victims of California's wildfires and freezing weather on the U.S. East Coast. Addressing tens of thousands of faithful in St. Peter's Square Sunday, including pilgrims from New York and New Jersey. Francis prayed that "the Lord welcome the deceased...
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