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New Horrifying Details Released About Fire Tornado That Killed California Firefighter

Friday  13:20,   17 august 2018
time

<p>The rare, apocalyptic fire tornado that ravaged a Northern California neighborhood last month trapped and killed a firefighter while “violently” flinging debris and embers at two bulldozer operators, according to new details released on the[...]
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The spot where Robert E. Lee statue once stood at Duke Chapel will remain vacant

Friday  12:20,   17 august 2018
latimes

Almost a year to the day after the statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee was removed from Duke Chapel in the middle of the night, Duke's president announced the space will remain vacant.&nbsp;DURHAM, N.C. - Almost a year to the day after[...]

Immigrant mom sues to reunite with baby who needs to breastfeed

Friday  11:36,   17 august 2018
cnn

Weeks after a federal judge ordered the Trump administration to bring families separated at the border back together, an El Salvadoran woman has filed a federal lawsuit in Washington asking to be reunited with her infant daughter who needs to be[...]

After denying link, interior secretary says climate change impacts wildfires

Friday  09:15,   17 august 2018
cbsnews

Zinke, a Trump appointee, contradicted earlier statements where he has discounted the role of climate change in the firesHowever, Zinke also reiterated an argument that he made earlier this week, blaming environmental groups for preventing dead[...]

19 dead elk found in Oregon were likely killed by avalanche, biologist says

Friday  08:45,   17 august 2018
foxnews

Some hikers in Oregon recently found 19 dead elk, which state Fish and Wildlife officials say were likely the victims of an avalanche. The hikers made the discovery last week near No Name Lake and Broken Top mountain peak, the Oregon Department of[...]

Border inspector, former ICE agent face felony cases in California

Friday  05:50,   17 august 2018
nbcnews

In a separate case the U.S. Attorney's Office alleges supervisory border inspector Harvey Booker strangled a man at San Diego's main port of entry.A former Homeland Security Investigations special agent raped a woman twice, sexually[...]

A couple was denied access to the Statue of Liberty because they were wearing 'Abolish ICE' T-shirts

Friday  05:30,   17 august 2018
msn

Tiffany Huang and her fiancé were visiting the monument on a pre-paid tour on July 14. But as they approached the statute, security officials ordered them to take off their homemade "Abolish Ice" T-Shirts. When they refused, the officers[...]

El Salavdoran immigrant mom sues to reunite with baby who needs to breastfeed

Friday  03:55,   17 august 2018
cnn

Weeks after a federal judge ordered the Trump administration to bring families separated at the border back together, an El Salvadoran woman has filed a federal lawsuit in Washington asking to be reunited with her infant daughter who needs to be[...]

Latino civil rights groups sue 32 Florida counties for not providing bilingual voting material

Friday  02:50,   17 august 2018
nbcnews

The groups say the Voting Rights Act guarantees the right to vote those who completed their basic schooling in a language "other than English."The groups involved include Faith in Florida, Hispanic Federation, Mi Familia Vota Education[...]

'Total ... garbage': RBS bankers joked about destroying the US housing market before 2008

Friday  02:30,   17 august 2018
businessinsider

Emails released by the US Department of Justice show RBS bankers joking about destroying the housing market before the 2008 crash.&nbsp;LONDON — Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) bankers joked about destroying the US housing market and senior staff[...]

Zinke said he would never sell public land. But Interior is considering it.

Friday  02:30,   17 august 2018
msn

The interior secretary told senators at his confirmation hearing that he would never transfer or sell federally owned land. But a bureau he controls is considering doing exactly that.The proposal to possibly sell more than a dozen parcels amounting[...]

Firefighters make gains in battle against California wildfires

Friday  02:05,   17 august 2018
sfgate

Firefighters made promising headway Thursday in containing and preventing the growth of a relentless blaze that’s become the largest in state history, but officials warned that rising temperatures this weekend could create strong fire behavior. The[...]

Scientists have forecast for the rest of California's fire season; it isn't pretty

Friday  00:50,   17 august 2018
latimes

WASHINGTON - Bad news for the West: Even after firefighters have already battled 101 large blazes this year, the remainder of wildfire season is expected to be hotter and drier than normal, virtually assuring there will be more destruction ahead,[...]

‘It’s Really Hard to Be a Catholic’: The Pain of Reading the Sex Abuse Report

Friday  00:35,   17 august 2018
nytimes

Catholics around the country said they felt frustrated with the church’s leadership.PITTSBURGH — John Cabon stood quietly and crossed himself before a statue of the Virgin Mary outside St. Paul’s, the mother church of the Pittsburgh[...]

U.N. report highlights dangers for kids deported from U.S.

Friday  00:12,   17 august 2018
cbsnews

Children's agency warns that, "being returned to impossible situations makes it more likely that they will migrate again"Load[...]