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Argentina fires head of navy a month after submarine va…

Argentina has fired the head of its navy a month after one of its submarines vanished with 44 crew members on board. Admiral Marcelo Eduardo Hipolito Srur was sacked by the country’s defence minister. The ARA San Juan was last heard from on November 15 when it reported a fire on board. The message said seawater had entered the vessel’s ventilation system causing a battery to short-circuit. A navy spokesperson said the message added that the issue was resolved. But it was still ordered to return to base. The ARARead More


California wildfires: Governor brands fires ‘new normal…

Image copyright NASA/EPA Image caption Satellite imagery shows the vast Thomas Fire, north of Los Angeles, which has spread as far as the Pacific coast Devastating wildfires fuelled by climate change are “the new normal”, California’s governor has said. Jerry Brown said vast fires, such as the ones that have ravaged southern California in recent days, “could happen every year or every few years”. “We’re facing a new reality in this state,” he said. Mr Brown made the comments after surveying the damage in Ventura County, north of Los Angeles.Read More


California fires: First death linked to Southern Califo…

Last Updated Dec 9, 2017 3:55 PM EST ESCONDIDO, Calif. — Firefighters are struggling to control six fast-moving wildfires burning across a huge part of Southern California. The first death linked to the fires was confirmed Friday night. More than 1,000 buildings and homes have been destroyed and the fires have burned 260 square miles — bigger than the size of Chicago. From Santa Barbara to San Diego, some 8,700 fire fighters are slowly increasing the containment on these blazes. The Lilac Fire in San Diego County erupted on ThursdayRead More


California fires: Ventura, Skirball and San Diego wildf…

A firefighter extinguishes a flaming palm tree spewing embers in the La Conchita area south of Carpinteria, Calif. (Stuart Palley for The Washington Post) OJAI, Calif. — As the Golden State continued to burn for a sixth day, California officials warned that higher Santa Ana winds forecast through the weekend could create more erratic fire behavior, offering little chance of a reprieve for residents and firefighters who have endured flames and smoke for nearly a week. On Saturday, multiple wildfires continued to rage throughout Southern California, cloaking the area in nightmarish flameRead More


California fires: Woman died during fire evacuations

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NBC News fires another 20-year staffer after misconduct…

Amy Lieu NBC News fired a senior staffer Friday after allegations of workplace misconduct, a report said.  (Reuters) NBC News fired another 20-year emloyee this week after an investigation of his workplace behavior, according to a published report. Larry Gaetano, the peacock network’s senior director of technical operations and engineering, based in its Washington, D.C., bureau, was let go Friday, TVNewser reported.   The report did not specify the exact reason for Gaetano’s termination. It said an internal investigation launched a few weeks ago did not prompt the action, butRead More


California fires stretch from north of Los Angeles to S…

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Southern California Fires Live Updates: A ‘Very Dangero…

VENTURA, Calif. — Fires raged on in much of Southern California on Friday, as fast-moving flames scorched more than 158,000 acres across four counties, blackening the air and forcing closures of schools and roadways. In San Diego County, where a small grass fire that broke out Thursday morning had grown by night to 4,100 acres, residents near Bonsall and Oceanside scrambled to heed evacuation orders. At least six people were injured, and at least 20 structures destroyed. Brian Jones, a concrete contractor from Bonsall, dropped off his horses at theRead More


California fires updates: Latest news on wildfires ragi…

A brush fire driven by gusty winds that have plagued Southern California all week exploded rapidly Thursday north of San Diego, destroying dozens of mobile homes in a retirement community and killing race horses at an elite training facility.  The fire exceeded 6 square miles in a matter of hours and tore through the tightly packed Rancho Monserate Country Club community in the small city of Fallbrook, known for its avocado orchards and horse ranches. The destructive blaze broke out as firefighters tried to corral the largest fire in theRead More


Southern California Fires Live Updates: Threats in Vent…

(Want to get California Today, our daily newsletter on the state, by email? Here’s the sign-up.) LOS ANGELES — Southern California is fighting a renewed onslaught from the wildfires menacing greater Los Angeles, with emergency crews contending with brisk winds, steep terrain and fatigue from days of relentless work. Schools are closed, roadways are shut and nearly 200,000 people have been told to evacuate their homes. Winds were strengthening on Thursday, with warnings that gusts could reach 80 miles per hour. The four largest fires had scorched a combined 116,000Read More