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  • Firefighters Gain Ground Against Southern California Wildfires

    Firefighters are making progress containing the largest of the wildfires currently burning in California, authorities said. The Saddleridge Fire in Los Angeles is 41% contained, up from 19% Saturday, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, or CAL FIRE, said on Facebook Sunday. The fire is almost 8,000 acres in size. All evacuation orders were lifted Saturday in Los Angeles after the Saddleridge Fire moved away from neighborhoods and into hillsides, and as wind conditions improved. “With the arrival of the onshore weather […]

  • Union Increases Strike Benefits for Nearly 50,000 GM Workers

    As the United Auto Workers union strike against General Motors reached the end of its fourth week Sunday, the union moved to raise the level of financial support for nearly 50,000 GM workers who walked off the job. The union has been paying $250 a week in strike benefits for three weeks. It announced Sunday it was raising the benefit to $275 a week. And for strikers at GM and Aramark, an outside contractor providing maintenance services at GM plants whose hourly employees […]

  • 10-Year-Old Girl Dies After Being Hurled From Festival Ride in New Jersey

    NEW JERSEY — A 10-year-old girl died after she was thrown from a ride Saturday at the Deerfield Township Harvest Festival. The girl was ejected from a ride called “Extreme” at 6:18 p.m. and suffered serious injuries, New Jersey State Police said in a statement. She was airlifted to Cooper University Hospital, where she was pronounced dead at 7:20 p.m. The girl has not been identified and the cause and circumstances of her death are still under investigation, police said. Police […]

  • Search for Missing Worker Continues in New Orleans After Hotel Collapse that Killed 2

    NEW ORLEANS — Rescuers resumed searching Sunday for a worker trapped in rubble after a deadly construction collapse in New Orleans, officials said, but the building’s instability is making for a precarious situation. “As you start to move debris, you’ve got to make sure that everything is shored up,” New Orleans Fire Department Superintendent Tim McConnell said, asking for patience as teams work to ensure the structure is safe. Two people were killed in Saturday’s collapse and at least 30 […]

  • Texas Woman Shot and Killed in Her Own Home by Police Officer

    FORT WORTH, Texas —  A black woman was shot and killed by a white police officer in her Fort Worth, Texas home after a neighbor called dispatchers to report the woman’s front door was open, police said. The officers were searching the perimeter of the woman’s home when they saw a person standing near a window inside and one of them opened fire, killing her, Fort Worth police said. The Tarrant County Medical Examiner identified the woman killed as 28-year-old […]

  • Typhoon Hagibis Makes Landfall in Japan, Leaving at least 5 Dead

    (CNN) — Typhoon Hagibis made landfall Saturday night local time, as the country braces for hurricane-force winds that have killed five people and injured dozens. The Japanese Meteorological Agency (JMA) said the typhoon made landfall just before 7 p.m. local time on the Izu Peninsula, southwest of Tokyo. The agency called for the public to remain vigilant for rain and gusts of wind, after it issued an “Emergency Weather Warning (Level 5).” The warning was issued for towns and cities in 12 […]

  • Community Rescues 40 Horses from Saddleridge Fire

    SYLMAR, Calif. — Forty horses trapped at an equestrian center in Sylmar, California, during the Saddleridge Fire were rescued after a ranch worker reached out for help on social media. The fire, which started Thursday and quickly spread to more than 7,500 acres, left schools canceled, highways shut down and over 100,000 people scrambling to evacuate. At the Saddletree Ranch Equestrian Center on Friday, horses were caught in the massive blaze. Surrounded by flames and smoke, the horses nervously ran back and […]

  • Family Furious that Dad Spent Days at Hospital as John Doe Before Death

    DEARBORN, Mich. — A grieving Inkster family is demanding answers from Beaumont Hospital officials in Dearborn after their loved one was admitted as a John Doe. Paige White and her siblings claim their father James Earl White, 66, was taken to the hospital after a traffic accident near Dix and Monti in Lincoln Park on Aug. 20. “I don’t know what he was treated for,” White said. “Or if he was treated.” They claim he suffered a stroke while driving and […]

  • New Hampshire: Two People Wounded in Wedding Shooting

    NEW HAMPSHIRE — Two people were wounded when gunfire broke out Saturday morning during a wedding in a small-town New Hampshire church, authorities said. When officers arrived at New England Pentecostal Ministries in Pelham around 10 a.m. Saturday, wedding guests had subdued the male suspect, Pelham Police Chief Joseph Roark said at a news conference. The suspect was taken into custody but Roark did not identify him or provide a motive. The church was attracting a crowd on Saturday. Besides the 40-some […]

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