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In this photo provided by the Santa Barbara County Fire Department, firefighters keep an eye on flames as pockets of unburned vegetation flare up off Bella Vista Dr. in Montecito, Calif., Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017. After announcing increased containment on the Thomas fire, one of the biggest wildfires in California history, officials Wednesday warned that communities remain at risk and the threat could increase as unpredictable winds whip up again. (Mike Eliason/Santa Barbara County Fire Department via AP)
December 14, 2017 - 3:30 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Fire lines have been established around nearly a third of one of the largest wildfires in California history, but danger remains. Coastal communities in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties were warned Wednesday that they're still at risk if unpredictable winds whip up again and...
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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 12, 2017 - 8:09 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A cooking fire at a homeless encampment sparked a wildfire last week that destroyed six homes in the Bel Air neighborhood of Los Angeles, authorities said Tuesday, while the fifth-largest wildfire in California history burning northwest of the city kept expanding and kept...
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December 12, 2017 - 7:13 pm
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — National parks in the U.S. will sharply drop the number of days they allow visitors to get in for free. After waiving entrance fees for 16 days in 2016 and 10 days in 2017, the National Park Service announced Tuesday that it will have four no-cost days next year. They will be...
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December 12, 2017 - 3:43 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bruce Brown, whose 1966 surfing documentary "The Endless Summer" molded the image of the surfer as a seeker and transformed the sport, has died. He was 80. Brown died of natural causes in Santa Barbara on Sunday, said Alex Mecl, general manager of Bruce Brown Films. Along with...
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December 12, 2017 - 2:20 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Travel Channel host Jack Maxwell says he's undergoing treatment for cancer. The personality behind the popular "Booze Traveler" series tweeted Tuesday: "I have cancer. 3 little words, one big sentence." The 54-year-old Boston native says he's being treated in Arizona for non-Hodgkins...
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This Nov. 14, 2015 image provided by the Cambridge/Guernsey County Visitors & Convention Bureau shows a family dressed up in Victorian-style clothing for a photo at the Imagination Station located in the Dickens Welcome Center in Cambridge, Ohio. The dress-up photo op is part of the annual Dickens Victorian Village in Cambridge which features scenes and characters inspired by the Victorian era and "A Christmas Carol." (Rick Lee/Cambridge/Guernsey County VCB via AP)
December 12, 2017 - 10:28 am
Six-foot-tall nutcrackers, a life-size Nativity display and a Dickens Victorian Village: These are some of the ways that Ohio says 'Merry Christmas!' Scenes from Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" and other Victorian-era figures can be found in the city of Cambridge. A life-size Nativity display...
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December 12, 2017 - 6:28 am
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — The United States Forest Service says motorists traveling through the Nantahala and Pisgah national forests should watch for snow- and ice-covered roads. A news release from the forest service says although temperatures have risen above freezing and snow has melted from most...
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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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