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This photo provided by the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department shows Valerie Curbelo. Officials said Monday, Dec. 11, 2017, that Curbelo has been arrested after trying to smoke on a Southwest flight from Portland to Sacramento, then shouting she was going to kill everyone on the plane. (Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department via AP)
December 11, 2017 - 11:30 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Officials say a woman caught trying to smoke on a Southwest flight has been arrested after shouting she was going to kill everyone on the plane. Sacramento County sheriff's spokesman Shaun Hampton said Monday that 24-year-old Valerie Curbelo was arrested on the tarmac when...
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In this photo provided by the Santa Barbara County Fire Department, with smoke obscuring the sun in the distance, a Coulson C-130 Air Tanker turns in to make a drop on a hillside near Toro Canyon Road in Carpinteria, Calif., Monday, Dec. 11, 2017. Ash fell like snow and heavy smoke had residents gasping for air Monday as a wildfire exploded in size, becoming the fifth largest in state history. (Mike Eliason/Santa Barbara County Fire Department via AP)
December 11, 2017 - 10:33 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ash fell like snow and heavy smoke had residents gasping for air Monday as a huge Southern California wildfire exploded in size again, becoming the fifth largest in state history and driving celebrities from a wealthy hillside enclave. Tens of thousands have fled their homes as...
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FILE - This May 8, 2017, file photo. shows Arch Canyon within Bears Ears National Monument in Utah. President Donald Trump's decision to drastically reduce and break up a national monument in Utah wasn't the only blow Native American tribes say they were dealt last week. The proclamation Trump signed changes the makeup of a tribal advisory commission for Bears Ears National Monument. It adds a San Juan County, Utah, commissioner who supported peeling back protections for the land. (Francisco Kjolseth/The Salt Lake Tribune via AP, File)
December 11, 2017 - 3:40 pm
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — President Donald Trump's decision to drastically reduce and break up a national monument in Utah wasn't the only blow Native American tribes say they were dealt last week. The president's proclamation on Bears Ears National Monument also contained a little-known plan that...
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In this Aug. 15, 2017 photo, paleontologist Ashley Leger shows the skull of a young Columbian mammoth found at the construction site of the Metro Purple Line extension in Los Angeles. The Los Angeles subway system is expanding and so too are the number of prehistoric fossils being recovered as crews dig beneath the city. Since work on one extension began in 2014, workers have routinely turned up fossilized remains of rabbits, camels, bison and other creatures that roamed the region during the last Ice Age. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
December 11, 2017 - 3:15 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — As part of the crew digging a subway extension under the streets of Los Angeles, Ashley Leger always keeps her safety gear close by. When her phone buzzes, she quickly dons a neon vest, hard hat and goggles before climbing deep down into a massive construction site beneath a...
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In this early morning Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017 photo released by Santa Barbara County Fire Department, flames are seen behind Carpinteria, Calif. A flare-up on the western edge of Southern California's largest and most destructive wildfire sent residents fleeing Sunday, as wind-fanned flames churned through canyons and down hillsides toward coastal towns. Crews with help from water-dropping aircraft saved several homes as unpredictable gusts sent the blaze churning deeper into foothill areas northwest of Los Angeles that haven't burned in decades. New evacuations were ordered in Carpinteria, a seaside city in Santa Barbara County that has been under fire threat for days. (Mike Eliason/Santa Barbara County Fire Department via AP)
December 11, 2017 - 11:07 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on California wildfires (all times local): 7:45 a.m. A growing Southern California wildfire is threatening the wealthy seaside enclave of Montecito, where celebrities have evacuated estates perched on hillsides below heavy flames. Smoke shrouded Rob Lowe's home and the...
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December 11, 2017 - 11:00 am
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Nearly 192,000 people traveled to Wyoming to view last summer's total solar eclipse, boosting the state's economy by an estimated $63.5 million, according to an analysis released Monday by the state Tourism Office. "That's phenomenal when you have all of this new money being...
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December 11, 2017 - 8:33 am
Public menorah lightings for the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah are planned around the world in locations ranging from ski towns and Caribbean islands to famous landmarks and sports arenas. Hanukkah begins Tuesday night and lasts for eight days. If you're traveling or vacationing during the holiday,...
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December 11, 2017 - 8:29 am
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Looking for a city with great sightseeing, shopping, food and wine? Consider Savannah, Georgia. If you stay anywhere near the historic district, you probably won't need a car. Just hop on the free purple line trolley, which makes 12 stops around the area. Or walk, taking breaks...
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A snowman and dog on a bench in Worcester, England, Sunday Dec. 10, 2017, as heavy snow falls across parts of Britain. Snow is causing travel disruptions across central England and northern Wales, grounding flights, shutting down roads and causing traffic accidents. (David Davies/PA via AP)
December 11, 2017 - 4:41 am
LONDON (AP) — Snow and wintry weather are still wreaking havoc on travelers in Britain, with flights cancelled, roads sheathed in ice and rail travel disrupted. With temperatures dropping overnight as low as minus 11.6 Celsius (11 degrees Fahrenheit), hundreds of schools were closed Monday. Europe'...
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In this grab taken from video, a tug boat tries to tow The Pride of Kent ferry, in Calais, France, Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017. Authorities prepared the emergency evacuation of a ferry carrying 313 people that ran aground at the French port city of Calais Sunday interrupting boat traffic across the English Channel, according to authorities. (AP)
December 11, 2017 - 2:14 am
PARIS (AP) — A ferry carrying 313 people ran aground Sunday amid high winds off the French port of Calais, interrupting boat traffic across the English Channel. Authorities safely evacuated those on board. A towing operation, aided by a rising tide, managed to unstick the ferry from a pebble bank...
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