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    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Parts of Minnesota’s most popular fall destinations may be on fire well after the leaves turn. This past weekend brought some much-needed relief in the fight against the Greenwood Fire in northern Minnesota, which is now 37% contained after charring about 26,000 acres. Lightning started it two weeks ago near the North Shore, and it’s been burning...
    Thousands of people were instructed to evacuate an important tourist destination in the United States this Monday, due to the advance of a forest fire that has also covered the sky with smoke. The Caldor fire has destroyed more than 700 km2 in the west of the country, destroying hundreds of buildings. On Monday the flames advanced in the direction...
    “We have made history,” congratulated a Taliban official on Tuesday after the announcement by the United States of the withdrawal of its last soldiers from the country, after 20 years of war. “We have made history. The twenty years of occupation of Afghanistan by the United States and NATO ended tonight, ”declared Anas Haqqani, head of the Islamist movement, on...
    As the Caldor fire continues to spread, authorities are nervously eyeing the Lake Tahoe Basin as a potential area of devastation. The forest there, like many others in the western United States, has endured a history of colonization, clear-cut logging and aggressive fire suppression that have upended the natural balance of wildfires. What’s more, it’s populated, with tens of thousands...
    Twitter users, including a GOP national spokesperson and Republican congressional candidate, knocked President Joe Biden Monday after he used the word “boy” and fumbled in his introduction of a black senior adviser. Biden held Monday a briefing on the government’s recovery efforts after Hurricane Ida wrought havoc in Louisiana. The president met online with Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator...
    Fire officials have issued evacuation orders and warnings around Lake Tahoe Basin as the massive Caldor Fire continues to rage in Northern California, burning more than 177,000 acres and forcing one hospital there to begin evacuating patients.  "Today has been a rough day. There's no bones about it," Jeff Marsolais, the supervisor of El Dorado National Forest, told reporters Sunday....
    SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. (AP) — Entire city of South Lake Tahoe under orders to evacuate, forcing thousands to flee as fire races toward the lake. Copyright © 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    More than 100 House Republicans said they would not approve raising the debt ceiling as Democrats vowed to hold them publicly accountable on the matter, pointing out the GOP upped it under President Donald Trump.  The letter, spearheaded by conservative members of the Republican Study Committee Reps. Kevin Hern and Jim Banks, charges Democrats need to take responsibility for raising the...
    “A Slow Fire Burning,” by Paula Hawkins (Riverhead Books) “A Slow Fire Burning” is a funny title for a book that neither feels slow nor burns very hot. Simmers is a better word. The third thriller from British novelist Paula Hawkins — whose debut book “The Girl on the Train” (2015) sold millions and made millions more in theaters...
    (CNN)The raging Caldor Fire in Northern California prompted evacuation orders and warnings in the Lake Tahoe Basin Sunday night after fire conditions resulted in rapid spread, causing at least one hospital to transfer all of its patients out amid the flames.All patients were being evacuated from Barton Memorial Hospital in South Lake Tahoe."Patients will be transferred to regional partner facilities...
    RANGLEY, Colo. (CBS4) – A fire burning about 20 miles south of Rangley in Rio Blanco County remains uncontained as of Sunday afternoon. The Douglas Fire, which sparked on Aug. 28, has since burned 123 acres. The Bureau of Land Management and Rangley firefighters responded to the area near Douglas Creek off of Highway 139 at around 1:30 p.m. READ...
    TLC Kenny and Armando looking at property in Mexico Season three of “90 Day Fiance: The Other Way” premieres Sunday, August 29 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on TLC. If you don’t have cable, here are some different ways you can watch “90 Day Fiance: The Other Way” Season 3 episodes streaming online:Heavy may earn an affiliate commission if...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Two off-duty NYPD officers shot and killed a gunman who opened fire on them during a confrontation Sunday morning in the Bronx. It happened around 4 a.m. near Valentine Avenue and East 180th Street in the Mount Hope section. READ MORE: New York Weather: CBS2’s 8/29 Sunday Morning Forecast The officers had just finished their shifts...
    08/29/2021 at 02:07 CEST The Chicago Fire won 0-1 the duel played this Sunday in the Red Bull Arena. The New York Red Bulls arrived with the intention of reaping a new victory after achieving a 1-0 victory against the Columbus Crew. Regarding the Illinois team, the Chicago Fire lost by a 1-0 result in the...
    STRAWBERRY, Calif. —  When Michael Hicks took ownership of Strawberry Lodge nearly 20 years ago, he knew fire was a possibility. The historic lodge, tucked along Highway 50 in the tiny town of Strawberry, has burned three times since its first iteration in 1858, Hicks said. But that history didn’t do anything to ease his concerns Saturday, as the raging Caldor...
    STRAWBERRY, Calif. —  Heading west on Highway 50 from the tiny town of Strawberry was an exercise in blind faith Friday, as even the nearest of pine trees were obscured by sickly yellow smoke spewing from the nearby Caldor fire. Charred trees and fallen rocks dotted the roadside, and small spot fires seemed agitated by even the slightest hint of wind....
    The Mexican model and driver, Yanet Garcia, has captivated his followers in recent months with his recent publications on social networks, where he usually gives a ‘preview’ of his exclusive content. Without a doubt, the ex weather girl is one of the most popular on the platform. Since he announced that he would open his profile, he unleashed madness...
    TOKYO — Japan’s Tokyo city hall has apologized for “confusion” amid its vaccination rollout targeting young people, after crowds looking to get the shot were turned away from a facility in the Shibuya district. Health authorities on Saturday switched to a reservation system instead of first come, first served. But more than 2,200 people showed up to get vaccine appointment...
    08/28/2021 at 12:16 AM CEST Next Sunday at 00:00 the match of the twenty-ninth day of Major League Soccer will be played, which will face the Red bulls and to Chicago Fire at Red Bull Arena. The New York Red Bulls faces with reinforced spirits the game of the twenty-ninth day to channel a positive streak...
    Northern California has so far borne the brunt of the 2021 fire season. One of the largest fires in the state’s history, the Dixie fire, has charred more than 750,000 acres. Meanwhile, the Caldor fire is bearing down on the Lake Tahoe area. This week, a few fires sprang up in Southern California, including the South fire, which has burned...
    SAN ANDREAS (CBS13) — Health leaders are sounding the alarm that one of the only hospitals in the Mother Lode region is nearing capacity due to an influx of COVID-19 patients. On Friday, the Calaveras County public health officials reported that the Mark Twain Medical Center in San Andreas is near capacity with almost double the number of usual patents....
    SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — Shifting winds pulled a large plume of smoke from the raging Caldor and Monument wildfires over the San Francisco Bay Area early Friday, casting a haze over the sunrise and triggering a Spare the Air alert. By Friday morning, the Monument Fire burning in Trinity County was at 157,557 acres and was 20 percent contained....
    It’s hard to admit it, but I have Donald Trump to thank for my success as an essayist in the past three years. My writing, mostly published in MinnPost, has taken aim at Trump’s family separation program, his general policies regarding immigration, his lack of empathy, his incompetent handling of the pandemic, his responsibility for the Jan. 6 riot, his...
    The Caldor Fire has grown more than 7,000 acres since Thursday, and has now burned more than 143,951 acres, CalFire officials announced Friday. Firefighters continue to battle the Northern California blaze but high winds, low humidity and dry conditions have allowed fire to spread, jumping Highway 50, which runs between Sacramento and Lake Tahoe.  "It's a little discouraging when we...
    People naturally gravitate inside when the weather turns cooler, but that doesn’t have to be the case. Having a cool feature around your place like an outdoor fire pit in your backyard will help bring your crew back outside, while keeping everyone nice and toasty. Outdoor fire pits are so versatile—they can serve as a gateway to s’mores heaven, lend...
    Listen to this episode of The Times: Apple Podcasts Spotify Stitcher Google Podcasts Welcome, new listeners! Here’s one of our favorite episodes from this year, with a brand-new segment at the end. It’s been quite the year for the Los Angeles Public Library — and the COVID-19 pandemic is only part of the story. Inauguration Day cast a...
    SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. —  The smell of burnt mesquite chokes the mountain air, but it’s the signs along the roadways that announce the early end of the summer season at South Lake Tahoe. “FOREST CLOSED,” “NO CAMPING,” “NO BARBECUES.” As the destructive Caldor fire creeps closer to the popular resort area, the boaters, hikers and beachgoers who typically descend...
    A gay man trapped in Kabul has said the Taliban 'are hunting us' as he gave a harrowing description of what a life under the extremists' rule would look like for the LGBTQ+ community.  The man, whose identity has been concealed for his own safety, said the Taliban would take pleasure in hunting down and killing LGBTQ+ people in an...
    There’s a lot of ways to cook seafood. Steaming it is popular in the D.C. area; frying can be a good option; so can sautéing — even boiling (please don’t ever bring me boiled seafood). But it’s hard to go wrong with fish, or shellfish, cooked over fire. This week’s episode of Fired Up With Jake and John gets into...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — All southbound lanes on I-95 have been shut down due to a tractor-trailer fire. Officials are asking drivers to use alternative routes at this time while crews work. READ MORE: Maryland State Board Of Education Votes In Favor To Mandate Masks In Schools Stay with WJZ on this developing story. To get breaking news alerts, download our...
    A Nashville man, 28, has been charged with civil rights violations over a string of arson attacks on churches in 2019 after allegedly targeting the buildings because of 'religious character'.  Alan Douglas Fox, 28, is facing up to 80 years in jail for the arsons, as well as a consecutive five-year sentence for carrying a firearm. Prosecutors say Fox admitted...
    LOS ANGELES - A wildfire that burned several homes near Los Angeles may signal that the region is facing the same dangers that have scorched Northern California this summer. The fire in San Bernardino County erupted Wednesday afternoon, quickly burned several hundred acres and damaged or destroyed at least a dozen homes and outbuildings in the foothills northeast of...
    Since igniting over a week ago, the Greenwood fire has burned through more than 21,000 acres at a pace that one firefighter described as “freight train.” The fire is one of several burning in the Superior National Forest, and the largest of 10 wildfires in the state.   Currently, a coalition of 429 firefighters, managed by the Eastern Area Incident Management team,...
    New York (CNN Business)There have been multiple eulogies for Windows-based desktop personal computers and laptops in the past few years as smartphones seemingly rule the gadget landscape. But "old" tech giants Dell and HP, which both report earnings after the close Thursday, are doing just fine in 2021. That's despite widely publicized concerns about chip shortages too. Both companies warned...
    As western wildfires burn through millions of forested acres, they are igniting debates about our response that are almost as heated as the flames themselves. The leaders of the U.S. Forest Service have known that fire begets discord since 1905, when Gifford Pinchot became the federal agency’s first chief. Randy Moore, who was sworn in as the 20th chief July...
    With packed airplanes leaving Kabul as the United States hurtles toward the Aug. 31 deadline to withdraw from Afghanistan, Vice President Kamala Harris dispensed Christmas shopping advice from a great distance. "The stories that we are now hearing about the caution that if you want to have Christmas toys for your children it might be the time to start buying...
    (CNN)Hundreds of California residents are under evacuation orders after new fires were sparked Wednesday, with another heat wave expected to make fighting the flames even more challenging.California is already battling the massive Caldor Fire, which has scorched 126,566 acres since it began August 14 and was 12% contained Wednesday evening, according to Cal Fire. "The fire continues to burn very...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The Greenwood fire has gotten so big the National Weather Service has sent an incident meteorologist who stays on-site for weather support while fighting this fire. Extreme drought conditions set the stage and lightning lit it up like a match. READ MORE: Boundary Waters Closure Extended Another Week As Wildfires Rage “The conditions that have made...
    A passenger’s smartphone, a Samsung Galaxy A21, caught fire just as an Alaska Airlines plane landed at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport on Monday night. The unexpected situation forced the activation of the emergency protocols, so the aircraft was evacuated immediately. According to The Seattle Times, the telephone burned unrecognizable, so the airport authorities could not identify the make and model of...
    POLLOCK PINES, Calif. —  Gordon “Oly” Olson sat on his porch, unfazed, as a light rain of ash fell over his weathered recliner. At age 82, the Pollock Pines resident is no stranger to wildfire. Seven years ago, he beat flames back from his property, staying up for two days straight and drinking water that had been left out for his...
    It is a device with the appearance of a ‘rover’, with a camera to analyze the danger of fire and the ability to transport heavy hoses Each kit costs $ 100,000 and a dozen firefighting units in China have already purchased one A similar device was used to put out the Notre Dame fire in Paris in 2019 If...
    The alleged fire of a Samsung Galaxy A21 has caused a plane to be evacuated after landing in the United States. Although everything points to an anecdotal situation, surely there are those who start to tremble after reading the news. An airplane has had to perform an emergency evacuation after a mobile caught fire Samsung, a Galaxy A21. According to...
    (CNN)Seven western states are under air quality alerts due to raging wildfires, which have forced thousands to evacuate and destroyed hundreds of homes.The 92 large wildfires currently burning in the US have scorched more than 2.5 million acres, according to the National Interagency Fire Center, and their smoke has put thousands under poor air quality alerts. Areas of California, Nevada,...
    At least nine of the 98 victims who died in the Florida condo collapse might have survived the initial cave-in, with one feared to have been trapped for up to 10 hours beforre succumbing to their wounds. According to the logs on June 24 after the Champlain Towers South collapsed at 1:25 a.m., rescue teams were in contact with live...
    At least 9 victims of 98 dead may have initially survived Surfside condo collapse, but were not found by rescue teams, investigation shows Biden sticks to Aug. 31 withdrawal from Afghanistan The San Diego Padres made headlines Monday when they fired pitching coach Larry Rothschild. Rothschild was in his second year with the Padres and had previously spent time...
    (CBS Local)– Heléne Yorke has found success on the big stage of Broadway and in TV shows such as “Graves,” “The Good Fight” and “Masters of Sex” and she’ll be back on TV this week with the return of her comedy series “The Other Two.” Season two will stream on HBO Max after airing on Comedy Central in 2019. The...