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October 17, 2017 - 4:42 am
LONDON (AP) — Storm Ophelia is battering Scotland and Northern England after leaving three people dead and hundreds of thousands without power in Ireland. The former Atlantic hurricane downed trees and power lines, sent waves surging over coastal defenses and disrupted flights again Tuesday, a day...
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October 17, 2017 - 4:28 am
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Rain and lower temperatures are helping emergency teams in Portugal and Spain fight the forest fires that killed at least 40 people over the weekend. Civil Protection authorities say wildfires in Portugal were under control by Tuesday morning, after at least 36 people died...
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From left, Rick Olcese, Ty Knapp and Ariana Olcese search for the Olcese family cats in the Larkfield neighborhood, Monday Oct. 16, 2017, near Santa Rosa, Calif. Calm winds gave an advantage to firefighters trying to tame the flames of deadly wildfires on Monday. (Kent Porter/The Press Democrat via AP)
October 17, 2017 - 3:03 am
SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — A week after fleeing wildfires, tens of thousands of Californians are drifting back into their neighborhoods. Some will face the prospect of destroyed homes. All will face the possibility of lasting emotional damage. "It's never going to be the same," said Rob Brown, a...
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October 17, 2017 - 2:19 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Exotic gemstones and minerals will soon be on display at the American Museum of Natural History in New York, including a recently announced 12-foot-tall (3-meter-tall) amethyst geode acquired from Uruguay. The new Allison and Roberto Mignone Halls of Gems and Minerals will open in...
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A man take selfie in the high wind at Lahinch on the west coast of Ireland Monday Oct. 16, 2017, as the remnants of Hurricane Ophelia begins to hit Ireland and parts of Britain. Ireland's meteorological service is predicting wind gusts of 120 kph to 150 kph (75 mph to 93 mph), sparking fears of travel chaos. Some flights have been cancelled, and aviation officials are warning travelers to check the latest information before going to the airport Monday. (Niall Carson/PA via AP)
October 16, 2017 - 11:37 pm
LONDON (AP) — The remnants of Hurricane Ophelia slammed into Ireland with wind gusts of up to 80 mph (130 kph) on Monday, killing at least three people, grounding planes, shutting schools and causing widespread power outages. Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar urged people to stay indoors until the...
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A house stands intact above one that was destroyed by wildfire near Atlas Peak Road Monday, Oct. 16, 2017, in Napa, Calif. State and local officials say they are trying to get people back into their homes, but they cautioned that it could take days and even weeks for neighborhoods hard hit by Northern California wildfires. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
October 16, 2017 - 10:00 pm
SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — Tom and Catherine Andrews live on the edge of devastation. On one side of their mid-century style home, the deadly wildfires that ravaged parts of Northern California for more than a week wiped away the houses of neighbors they have known as long as two decades. On the...
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A United States flag flies over the charred remains of a house in the Coffey Park area of Santa Rosa, Calif., Monday, Oct. 16, 2017. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
October 16, 2017 - 7:57 pm
SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on California wildfires (all times local): 4:45 p.m. Officials say all 8,000 people evacuated from homes in Mendocino County have now been allowed to return. Mendocino County Sheriff Thomas Allman told a news conference Monday it was a turning point for the...
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People watch as photographs of Czech Jews who were killed by the Nazis during World War II are projected on the outer wall of a Jewish bath at the Pinkas Synagogue in Prague, Czech Republic, Monday, Oct. 16, 2017. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
October 16, 2017 - 5:53 pm
PRAGUE (AP) — Prague's Jewish Museum has launched a new project to honor the victims of the Holocaust. Starting on Monday, the faces of some Czech Jews who were killed by the Nazis during World War II are being projected on the outer wall of a Jewish bath at the Pinkas Synagogue after it gets dark...
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A woman stands as waves crash against the sea wall at Penzanze, Cornwall southwestern England, as the remnants of Hurricane Ophelia begins to hit parts of Britain and Ireland. Ireland's meteorological service is predicting wind gusts of 120 kph to 150 kph (75 mph to 93 mph), sparking fears of travel chaos. Some flights have been cancelled, and aviation officials are warning travelers to check the latest information before going to the airport Monday. (Ben Birchall/PA via AP)
October 16, 2017 - 12:26 pm
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on how the weakened remnants of Hurricane Ophelia are affecting Ireland and the U.K. (all times local): 5:20 p.m. Ireland's government says schools and colleges will remain closed for a second day as a third death was attributed to the remnants of Hurricane Ophelia. The...
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Israel's Antiquities Authority's Joe Uziel stands in an ancient Roman theater-like structure in the Western Wall tunnels in Jerusalem's old city, Monday, Oct. 16, 2017. Israeli archaeologists have announced the discovery of the first known Roman-era theater in Jerusalem's Old City, a unique 1,800-year-old structure abutting the Western Wall that is believed to have been built during Roman Emperor Hadrian's reign. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner)
October 16, 2017 - 6:39 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli archaeologists on Monday announced the discovery of the first known Roman-era theater in Jerusalem's Old City, a unique structure around 1,800 years old that abuts the Western Wall and may have been built during Roman Emperor Hadrian's reign. The edifice's elegant masonry...
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