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Bells, whistles and steam herald U.S. Transcontinental Railroad's 150th birthday

11 May 2019

PROMONTORY, Utah As train bells clanged and steam whistles tooted, thousands of people on Friday witnessed the re-enactment of a ceremony in Utah's high desert that marked the completion of the first railroad to span the North American continent 150 years ago.

Chinese-American pride celebrated in 150th anniversary of Transcontinental Railroad

10 May 2019

PROMONTORY, Utah Connie Young Yu says that when her parents joined a delegation of fellow Chinese-Americans attending a 1969 event commemorating the centennial of the first U.S. Transcontinental Railroad, they were snubbed, upstaged by Hollywood star John Wayne. | Video

'Golden Spike' event marks 150th anniversary of Transcontinental Railroad

10 May 2019

PROMONTORY, Utah, May 10 Thousands of visitors, many of them train enthusiasts, are expected to crowd onto a remote bluff in northern Utah for a day of speeches, music and a historical re-enactment marking the 150th anniversary of the first U.S. Transcontinental Railroad.

Hawaii residents return to new normal after epic volcano eruption

04 Apr 2019

KAPOHO, Hawaii For weeks on end last year, Darryl Clinton watched the Kilauea Volcano from a front-row seat on the deck of his friend's house in Kapoho on Hawaii's Big Island, only leaving after a "lava bomb" from an erupting ground fissure flew onto the porch and nearly sliced his foot off.

CORRECTED-REFILE-Close to 1,000 still missing after deadliest California wildfire

19 Nov 2018

Nov 19 Emergency services on Sunday sifted through the charred wreckage of California's deadliest ever wildfire, searching for signs of nearly 1,000 people believed still missing as crews made progress in bringing the blaze under control.

Survivors find reasons to be thankful after deadly California fire

19 Nov 2018

CHICO, Calif. Most years, Kelly Doty marked Thanksgiving by delivering scores of meals to low-income families with children in the tight-knit Northern California mountain community of Paradise.

Grim search for 993 missing after deadliest California wildfire

19 Nov 2018

PARADISE, Calif. Authorities on Sunday sifted through the charred wreckage of California's deadliest ever wildfire, searching for any signs of the 993 people now listed as missing after the Camp Fire tore through the mountain town of Paradise. | Video

CORRECTED-UPDATE 1-Grim search for 1,276 missing after deadliest California wildfire

18 Nov 2018

PARADISE, Calif., Nov 18 Authorities sifted through the charred wreckage of California's deadliest ever wildfire on Sunday, searching for any signs of the 1,276 people now listed as missing after the Camp Fire tore through the mountain town of Paradise.

Fiery mailboxes and dogs in bags: fleeing California's wildfire

18 Nov 2018

CHICO, Calif. Nicole Montague and her 16-year-old daughter Destiny noticed a red glow on the horizon as they drove to school in Paradise, California, that Thursday morning. They did not think much of it as they had seen fires nearby in the past.

Rain on the way as search for missing continues after California wildfires

18 Nov 2018

PARADISE, Calif., Nov 18 Rain is on the way for fire-scorched and smoke-choked northern California, forecasters said on Sunday, as the search for the dead and missing continued after the state's most destructive wildfires.

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