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Tree branch blown into power lines suspected of sparking Los Angeles Getty fire

Tree branch blown into power lines suspected of sparking Los Angeles Getty fireA broken tree branch blown into power lines by high winds likely sparked the wildfire that has driven thousands of residents from their homes around the famed Getty Center museum in Los Angeles, the city fire department said on Tuesday. The findings, based on evidence from the site where flames erupted early Monday, came as fire managers and utility operators braced for another onslaught of fierce, dry desert winds expected to begin howling across much of California on Tuesday night. Electricity remained cut off to at least half a million homes and businesses in northern and central California as a precaution against the kind of wind-related fire starts now suspected as having caused the Getty blaze.



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Branch Davidian follower calls 911 as ATF raids compound: 'There are children and women in here!'

Branch Davidian follower calls 911 as ATF raids compound: 'There are children and women in here!'Wayne Martin, a member of the Branch Davidians, called 911 to call off the raid as gunfire broke out at the Mount Carmel Center near Waco, Texas on Feb. 28, 1993.



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Turkey's Erdogan holds out olive branch to Germany, EU

Turkey's Erdogan holds out olive branch to Germany, EUPresident Recep Tayyip Erdogan has expressed hope for a better relationship with Germany and the EU after a fractious 2017, saying Ankara needs to reduce its enemies and increase its friends, in an interview published Thursday. The past year has seen Turkey’s long-running bid to join the EU grind to a virtual halt and a crisis in relations with Germany over the crackdown that followed the failed July 15, 2016 coup. “Of course, we want to have good relations with the EU and with EU countries,” Erdogan told Turkish journalists on his presidential plane while on a visit to Africa.



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Leader of Afghan IS branch killed in US strike: Pentagon

Leader of Afghan IS branch killed in US strike: PentagonUS forces have killed the head of the Islamic State group’s Afghanistan branch, the Pentagon said Friday, marking the third time in a year the franchise has lost its leader. Abu Sayed was killed in a July 11 strike in Afghanistan’s northeastern province of Kunar on the headquarters of IS-Khorasan Province (IS-K), which also killed additional jihadists, the Pentagon said in a statement. “You kill a leader of one of these groups and it sets them back,” Pentagon chief Jim Mattis told reporters.



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