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Crews make headway against massive California wildfire

6:18am BST

LOS ANGELES Firefighters notched a victory in their battle to beat back a massive blaze raging outside Los Angeles, more than doubling containment in the past 24 hours, the U.S. Forest Service said on Wednesday.

University of California system improperly admitted dozens of students, audit finds

22 Sep 2020

The University of California system unfairly admitted 64 "noncompetitive" students between 2013 and 2019, the California state auditor said in a report released on Tuesday that echoed a 2019 college admissions scandal involving at least eight schools across the country.

Louisiana court keeps mask-free pastor out of his hearing for defying pandemic safeguards

22 Sep 2020

A Louisiana megachurch pastor charged with repeatedly violating state coronavirus orders was denied entry to his court hearing Tuesday morning after refusing to wear a face mask.

Michigan fights outbreak of deadly disease that isn't coronavirus

18 Sep 2020

After months of trying to contain the coronavirus pandemic, officials in Michigan intensified their fight on Thursday against a different and potentially deadlier disease: Eastern equine encephalitis, a brain infection transmitted by mosquitoes.

Mount Wilson Observatory saved from forest fire raging near Los Angeles

17 Sep 2020

LOS ANGELES Firefighters waging an all-out "mini-Alamo" defense of the Mount Wilson Observatory saved the famed astronomical complex from a blaze raging through rugged peaks above the foothill suburbs of Los Angeles, a U.S. Forest Service spokesman said on Wednesday.

One of largest known T. rex skeletons up for auction at Christie’s

16 Sep 2020

The British auction house Christie’s plans to sell the skeleton of one of the largest known Tyrannosaurus rexes in early October, the company said on Wednesday. | Video

Mount Wilson Observatory safe from Los Angeles fires

16 Sep 2020

Sept 16 The Mount Wilson Observatory is no longer at risk in a wildfire burning in the mountains surrounding Los Angeles, a spokesperson for the United States Forest Service said Wednesday.

U.S. watchdog to investigate whistleblower's detention allegations

16 Sep 2020

LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK U.S. immigration officials said on Tuesday a federal watchdog would investigate complaints made by a whistleblower nurse in a Georgia immigration detention facility who alleged detainees had improperly received hysterectomies and other gynecological procedures.

UPDATE 1-U.S. watchdog to investigate whistleblower's detention allegations

16 Sep 2020

LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK, Sept 15 U.S. immigration officials said on Tuesday a federal watchdog would investigate complaints made by a whistleblower nurse in a Georgia immigration detention facility who alleged detainees had improperly received hysterectomies and other gynecological procedures.

Cardi B files for divorce after three years of marriage with Offset

16 Sep 2020

U.S. rapper Cardi B filed papers on Tuesday to divorce her husband, Offset, after three years of their on-and-off marriage.

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