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Crews make progress battling Southern California wildfire

Crews make progress battling Southern California wildfireFirefighters made significant progress trying to tamp down a wildfire that threatened homes and has been raging for days south of Los Angeles, officials said Saturday. Aircraft have been making flight after flight, dumping water and bright pink retardant to protect Lake Elsinore and other foothill communities as the fire sweeps through the dense, bone-dry brush of the Cleveland National Forest. The Holy Fire — named for Holy Jim Canyon, where it began Monday — grew to nearly 33 square miles (85 square kilometers) by Saturday morning.



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Crews battle growing wildfire near homes in California

Crews battle growing wildfire near homes in CaliforniaLAKE ELSINORE, Calif. (AP) — Firefighters fought to spare homes Friday from a growing Southern California forest fire, a day after flames came perilously close to neighborhoods and destroyed one house.



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Crews gain ground on monster California wildfire

Crews gain ground on monster California wildfireBy Dan Whitcomb LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Crews battling the largest wildfire in California’s history took advantage of milder overnight temperatures to gain considerable ground in containing the blaze on Wednesday, a day after officials said it would take until September to snuff it out. The Mendocino Complex fire, which has scorched an area of northern California almost the size of Los Angeles, was 47 percent contained on Wednesday morning, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection said, up from 34 percent a day earlier. Overnight temperatures for Wednesday and Thursday should drop to a low of 64 degrees Fahrenheit (18 Celsius) but highs were forecast to hit 98 degrees (37 Celsius) on Wednesday and 99 degrees on Thursday, said Jennifer Guenehner of the National Weather Service.



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Crews battling deadly California wildfire slowed by returning winds

Crews battling deadly California wildfire slowed by returning windsCrews battling a deadly wildfire in California faced a resurgence of gusty winds on Thursday, hampering progress they were making this week to keep the blaze from spreading. Strong gusts began kicking up again on Wednesday night across upper ridge lines of the fire’s mountainous western flank, where the blaze, sparked by a vehicle malfunction on July 23, was burning largely unchecked. The 11-day-old Carr Fire, which has scorched nearly 126,000 acres (51,000 hectares) in the scenic Shasta-Trinity region north of Sacramento, remains the largest and most fearsome of 18 significant wildfires burning across California and more than 100 nationwide.



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Crews rescue deaf puppy stuck in hole for 30 hours in Alabama

Crews rescue deaf puppy stuck in hole for 30 hours in AlabamaAfter 30 hours of effort, volunteers were able to rescue a 7-week-old deaf puppy that fell down a 50-foot (15-meter) crevice behind a house in Alabama.



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Remnants of hurricane help crews in Colorado, Wyoming fires

Remnants of hurricane help crews in Colorado, Wyoming firesDURANGO, Colo. (AP) — A welcome dose of rain spawned by a hurricane that churned through the Pacific has given a boost in the battle against two large wildfires in Colorado and Wyoming.



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Remnants of hurricane help crews in Colorado, Wyoming fires

Remnants of hurricane help crews in Colorado, Wyoming firesDURANGO, Colo. (AP) — A welcome dose of rain spawned by a hurricane that churned through the Pacific has given a boost in the battle against two large wildfires in Colorado and Wyoming.



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Crews recover pilot's body in South Korean fighter jet crash

Crews recover pilot's body in South Korean fighter jet crashSEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Searchers recovered the body of a South Korean pilot who was killed Thursday when his F-15K fighter jet crashed into a mountain in the country's rural south, the air force said. Workers planned to resume their search Friday for the co-pilot, who was also presumed dead.



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Los Angeles DA Won't Prosecute Agent Who Allegedly Groped Terry Crews

Los Angeles DA Won't Prosecute Agent Who Allegedly Groped Terry CrewsThe Hollywood agent accused of groping “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” cast member Terry Crews won’t be prosecuted for the alleged crime. Both the Los Angeles city attorney and the Los Angeles County district attorney reportedly will not prosecute Adam Venit, who Crews accused of groping him at a Hollywood party in February 2016. TMZ is reporting that the district attorney rejected a felony filing and sent the case to the city attorney, who determined that the alleged misdemeanor couldn’t be prosecuted after a one-year statute of limitations expired.



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Crews to leave Puerto Rico as $750M Fluor contract nears end

Crews to leave Puerto Rico as $  750M Fluor contract nears endSAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Crews who are helping restore power in Puerto Rico as part of a $ 750 million federal contract will leave the U.S. territory soon as nearly a quarter of a million customers remain in the dark more than five months after Hurricane Maria, officials said Wednesday.



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