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Police officer shot in face, fires back at suspect

Police officer shot in face, fires back at suspectA veteran Georgia police officer was shot in the face Thursday morning and has been hospitalized in critical condition, authorities said.



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Relentless rain triggers mudslides after deadly fires in California

Relentless rain triggers mudslides after deadly fires in CaliforniaThere's a new danger for areas burned by the historic wildfires.



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Relentless rain triggers mudslides after deadly fires in California

Relentless rain triggers mudslides after deadly fires in CaliforniaThere's a new danger for areas burned by the historic wildfires.



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Russia fires on and seizes Ukrainian ships near annexed Crimea

Russia fires on and seizes Ukrainian ships near annexed CrimeaRussia’s FSB security service said early on Monday its border patrol boats had seized the Ukrainian naval vessels in the Black Sea and used weapons to force them to stop, Russian news agencies reported. The FSB said it had been forced to act because the ships – two small Ukrainian armored artillery vessels and a tug boat – had illegally entered its territorial waters, attempted illegal actions, and ignored warnings to stop while maneuvering dangerously. “Weapons were used with the aim of forcibly stopping the Ukrainian warships,” the FSB said in a statement circulated to Russian state media.



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Russia Fires Upon And Reportedly Captures Multiple Ukrainian Ships Off Coast Of Crimea

Russia Fires Upon And Reportedly Captures Multiple Ukrainian Ships Off Coast Of CrimeaRussia has allegedly fired upon — and reportedly captured — ships belonging to the Ukrainian navy, the BBC reports. According to reports being issued forth from the Ukrainian navy, Russian naval vessels have seized two Ukrainian gunboats in addition to a tugboat in the aftermath of a chase. Russian special forces were apparently involved in the seizure of the Ukrainian boats, in a move which is almost certain to escalate the existing tensions between the two nation states.



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Iran Burns Trump With ‘Rake’ Jab: ‘Perhaps We’re Also Responsible For California Fires’

Iran Burns Trump With ‘Rake’ Jab: ‘Perhaps We’re Also Responsible For California Fires’Iran's foreign minister took a swipe at President Donald Trump in a barbed



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Trump Insists 'Raking' Will Help Stop Forest Fires; Twitter Reels

Trump Insists 'Raking' Will Help Stop Forest Fires; Twitter ReelsWith 76 people dead and nearly 1,300 unaccounted for and feared dead in



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Camp Fire’s Missing Person List Climbs To 1,011 As Statewide Death Toll Rises To 74

Camp Fire’s Missing Person List Climbs To 1,011 As Statewide Death Toll Rises To 74The number of names on the missing person's list for Northern California's



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Watch California's powerful, relentless winds stoke the state's fires

Watch California's powerful, relentless winds stoke the state's firesIt's the time of year when winds really kick up in California, and firefighters on Tuesday night captured footage of relentless gusts driving a new blaze over the parched terrain.  Firefighters in San Bernardino County — an arid region east of Los Angeles — spent the night combatting the newly-born Sierra Fire amid potent seasonal winds, known as Santa Anas. Though this particular fire (147 acres and well-contained), is quite small compared to the expansive Camp and Woolsey fires, it shows how persistent 50 mph gusts can whip fire over the land — land that has been parched by a confluence of dry winds and a long, scorching summer.  #SierraFire: Footage from earlier this evening. In #SantaAnaWinds, Dozers can often engage where it’s too dangerous for handcrews. A decisive force multiplier in tonight’s firefight. ^eas pic.twitter.com/gtqmJB5pk6 — SB County Fire (@SBCOUNTYFIRE) November 14, 2018 In the video, a bulldozer, which had been clearing vegetation to limit the spread of fire into an adjacent community, can be seen working while the winds blow smoke through the air and stoke brush fires in the background. Santa Ana winds are notorious for stoking fall fires in California. These dry winds, traveling east from the great U.S. deserts, pick up in the fall and eventually peak in December, Sasha Gershunov, a research meteorologist at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, said in an interview.  But typically by mid-November — and certainly December — some rains will wet the dry California vegetation.  The winds will always blow, but these days they're increasingly gusting over dried-out terrain. This makes for perfect fire conditions.  SEE ALSO: When will this terrible wildfire season in California end? "Now we’re in our traditional fire season, but the fuels are untraditionally dry this late into the season," said Gershunov. "This seems to be getting more common as the climate changes," he added. Some of the most destructive, deadliest wildfires occur in Southern California, a place not defined by pine forests, but shrubs and grasslands.  Here, a confluence of Santa Ana winds, development in fire-prone areas, and climate change have boosted the state's growing wildfire woes. Overall, the amount of land burned in the United States has more than doubled over the last 30 years, and predictably, these fires have been enhanced by a warming globe. WATCH: Ever wonder how the universe might end?



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Animal survivors of the California fires

Animal survivors of the California firesThe wildfires that ripped through communities in Northern and Southern California this week have left heartbreaking images of eviscerated neighborhoods and coroners searching for human remains.



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