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California puts one-year halt on insurers dropping customers in wildfire-prone areas

06 Dec 2019

California on Thursday ordered a one-year halt on insurance companies dropping customers in wildfire-prone areas at a time when state insurers are trying to limit spiraling costs from climate change.

Explainer: California faces decade of 'unique' wildfire blackouts

22 Nov 2019

California utility PG&E Corp has imposed 10 intentional blackouts this year to reduce risks its power infrastructure could spark wildfires and said they will continue for a decade.

Over 100 people leave Mexican Mormon village after massacre

13 Nov 2019

MEXICO CITY/ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. More than 100 members of a U.S.-Mexican community of Mormon origin have left their homes in northern Mexico after an ambush killed nine of their number, relatives said on Tuesday.

Mexico massacre unites Mormon sects, even their exiles

10 Nov 2019

WhatsApp messages flooded Amber Bostwick’s phone last Tuesday as relatives sent harrowing accounts of the slaughter of nine women and children by drug cartel gunmen in northern Mexico. | Video

School's back for 300,000 Chicago students after 11-day teachers' strike

01 Nov 2019

CHICAGO Chicago teachers returned to work on Friday after a grueling 11-day strike as parents hoped the deal struck between the teachers' union and district would improve their children's education.

Goats help save California's Reagan library from wildfire

31 Oct 2019

SIMI VALLEY, Calif. A herd of 500 goats helped save California's Ronald Reagan library from a wildfire on Wednesday, after the voracious animals earlier this year ate flammable scrub surrounding the hilltop complex. | Video

Goats help save California's Reagan library from wildfire

31 Oct 2019

SIMI VALLEY, Calif. A herd of 500 goats helped save California's Ronald Reagan library from a wildfire on Wednesday, after the voracious animals earlier this year ate flammable scrub surrounding the hilltop complex.

As wildfire rages, LA's 'fire proof' Getty Museum sees no risk to art

29 Oct 2019

When a fast-moving wildfire licked up to the fringes of the sprawling Getty Center complex on Tuesday, the staff of the Los Angeles museum betrayed no sign of panic, confident that its priceless art was safe and secure within its walls.

Texas prosecutors seek murder indictment against officer who shot woman at home

19 Oct 2019

Texas prosecutors said on Friday they would seek a murder indictment against the former Fort Worth police officer who shot dead a 28-year-old black woman in her home.

Texas pastors seek federal action after police shoot black woman in her home

16 Oct 2019

Black pastors in Fort Worth, Texas on Wednesday called for federal intervention to stamp out what they called systemic racism in their city's police force after a white officer shot dead black resident Atatiana Jefferson in her home.

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