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Another fire eats through Northern California

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 6/26/18, 10:37 am

Raging wildfires in Northern California are again forcing thousands of residents to flee. A fire about 100 miles northwest of Sacramento has devoured more than 20 homes and buildings since Saturday. Officials say the blaze threatens more homes in Lake County, which has been ravaged by fire the past few years. Gov. Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency there Monday. CalFire Capt. Jordan Motta said more than 250 firefighters were battling the blaze. Officials have not yet determined a cause for any of the fires.

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Toy grenade causes travelers headaches

by Kiley Crossland
Posted 6/07/18, 11:01 am

A Boy Scout learned a hard lesson about what not to pack for vacation Thursday morning. Authorities shut down a security checkpoint at Houston’s William P. Hobby Airport because the teen packed a toy grenade in his carry-on bag. The event came one day after officials evacuated the international terminal of the city’s other major airport because of a bomb scare. A Transportation Security Administration agent spotted the novelty grenade and raised the alarm, forcing hundreds of people to move away from the immediate area on both sides of the security checkpoint.

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Former President George H.W. Bush hospitalized

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 4/24/18, 11:44 am

Former President George H.W. Bush, 93, is recovering in a Houston hospital from an infection, according to a family spokesman. Jim McGrath said Monday that Bush appeared to be responding to treatments and was eager to travel to his summer home in Kennebunkport, Maine. He was hospitalized shortly after attending the funeral of his wife, Barbara, who died last week and was laid to rest Saturday in Houston.

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