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The Latest: Jerry Brown to Trump: "Get out of the way"

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Activists pretending to represent a massive wave of oil are holding a protest in Paris at the start of an international climate summit. More>>

Ash falls like snow as celebrities flee California community

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Officials say the largest, most destructive wildfire burning in Southern California is expected to grow as it enters its second week. More>>

Crews protect hillside homes as California fire grows

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The winds aren't changing for Southern California's wildfires yet. The fifth largest blaze in state history was threatening thousands of homes as it churned through coastal mountains amid persistently dangerous weather conditions. More>>

NTSB starts final probe of the El Faro's sinking

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Federal accident investigators are set to determine the probable cause of the sinking of the cargo ship El Faro in 2015, the worst maritime disaster for a U.S.-flagged vessel in decades in which 33 mariners were killed. More>>

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

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Among 10 Things to Know: Pipe bomb attack hits in NYC subway; Southern California wildfire explodes in size; chef Mario Batali steps down after sexual misconduct allegations. More>>

The Latest: Celebrities among thousands fleeing wildfire

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Crews aided by calm overnight winds kept a wall of flames from descending from mountains into coastal towns after a huge Southern California wildfire exploded in size over the weekend. More>>

New evacuations as huge Southern California fire flares up

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A major flare-up on the western edge of Southern California's largest and most destructive wildfire has sent residents fleeing as flames churned through canyons and down hillsides toward coastal towns. More>>

'Firefighting at Christmas' may become normal in California

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Firefighters in Southern California were on high alert for dangerous fire potential even before the first blazes broke out. More>>

1 man dies, another injured climbing Greece's Mount Olympus

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Police say a 26-year-old Greek man has died and another was slightly injured as they attempted to climb Mount Olympus, Greece's highest mountain. More>>

Trainers rushed to save terrified horses as flames closed in

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The California Horse Racing Board says approximately 25 race horses were killed when a wildfire engulfed about eight barns at a training center in northeast San Diego County. More>>

The Latest: Woman, 70, is California fire death victim

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Fast-moving California wildfires force people to flee on only a moment's notice. More>>

Fast-moving flames force people to flee on a moment's notice

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California's newest wildfire tore through retirement communities built on golf courses and killed elite thoroughbred horses in its first destructive day. More>>

Elite thoroughbred race horses killed in California wildfire

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Elite thoroughbred race horses used their speed to sprint away from flames Thursday as a one of California's major wildfires tore through a training center in San Diego County. More>>

10 Things to Know for Today

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Among 10 Things to Know: San Diego area is latest front of southern California wildfire fight; Palestinian groups call for mass protests on Trump's Jerusalem decision; Britain and the European Union say they are moving to new phase of Brexit talks. More>>

Wildfire destroys mobile homes in California retirement park

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Southern California wind warning reaches unprecedented purple or "extreme' level, pushing wildfire danger into uncharted territory. More>>

The Latest: San Diego County wildfire surging toward sea

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Authorities have closed a major freeway as flames from the largest and most destructive California wildfire churn toward coastal and mountain communities northwest of Los Angeles. More>>

Californians blast state over repairs to tallest US dam

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Northern California residents living in the shadow of the nation's tallest dam are venting decades of frustration with state water managers. More>>

The Latest: Surge in California fire brings new evacuations

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The largest and most destructive wildfire in Southern California has grown to 140 square miles and fire officials say the worst may be yet to come. More>>

Bel-Air wildfire joins the siege across Southern California Video included

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The same vicious winds that were making three Southern California wildfires so destructive were also making the firefight itself more difficult by keeping water-dropping planes and helicopters grounded. More>>

California wildfires force LA Rams to hold practice indoors

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The Los Angeles Rams decided not to practice outdoors due to poor air quality around their training complex in Ventura County. More>>

Senators want probe of firm that defaulted on FEMA contract

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Seven left-leaning senators are urging an internal government watchdog to investigate how a tiny Florida company won more than $30 million in FEMA contracts following Hurricane Maria. More>>

Insurance claims for Northern California wildfires reach $9B

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Officials say the wildfires that ravaged Northern California wine country two months ago have generated $9 billion in insurance claims. More>>

LA's Getty Center was built with fire protection in mind

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A destructive wildfire that erupted early Wednesday burned not far from The Getty Center, the $1 billion home to the J. Paul Getty Museum, which was built with fire protection in mind. More>>

California communities under siege from wind-driven fires Video included

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Thousands of homes evacuated after winds whip up wildfire in Southern California. More>>

The Latest: California wildfire hops highway, nears ocean

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Nearly 8,000 homes have been evacuated after a wind-whipped wildfire exploded overnight in Southern California. More>>

Texas county approves post-Harvey flood construction rules

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Officials in a Texas county devastated by Hurricane Harvey have approved new regulations on building construction in flood-prone locations, rules they're touting as the nation's toughest for a major metropolitan area. More>>

Bali volcano emits wispy plume of steam, flights resume

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Gushing ash from a Bali volcano dissipated into a wispy plume of steam, and Australian airlines that canceled some flights to the Indonesian resort island over the weekend returned to near-normal schedules. More>>

Remembering 1963 eruption, Bali's elderly wary of another

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Bali's glowering Mount Agung has seemingly quietened since hurling huge columns of ash from its crater a week ago but some villagers who survived its catastrophic 1963 explosions believe a bigger eruption is coming. More>>

Poll finds many Harvey victims saying they still need help

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Many Texas residents affected by Hurricane Harvey say in a new survey that they're still not getting the help they need more than three months later. More>>

Lawmakers look at warning failures in California wildfires

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California's top emergency manager says the vulnerability of cellphone service and other privately run communications is undermining public-safety warning systems. More>>

Dave Matthews to perform at hurricane relief concert in NYC

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Dave Matthews and Trey Anastasio Band will perform at a concert in January to benefit hurricane relief efforts in United States and the British Virgin Islands. More>>

Satellite images show extent of air pollution worldwide

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Images taken by a new European satellite show the levels and distribution of common air pollutants around the world, including ash spewing from a volcano in Indonesia. More>>

Strong quake jolts sparsely populated Iran, dozens injured

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Strong quake jolts sparsely populated southeastern Iran; no word on damage or casualties. More>>

Bali flights resume, but volcanic ash still disrupts travel

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Bali's international airport is expected to reopen although a volcano on the island is still erupting. More>>

6.0 earthquake hits Ecuador coast; no injuries reported

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An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.0 has struck near the coast of Ecuador. More>>

Bali volcano grounds 'Stranger Things' star Brown on island

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"Stranger Things" star Millie Bobby Brown is stuck on Bali by a weeklong volcanic eruption, but the teenager isn't complaining. More>>

Black Friday deals boosted US auto sales in November

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US auto sales likely to fall in November as post-hurricane demand slows down. More>>

Hundreds evacuated in Albania amid persistent rain, flooding

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Authorities in Albania say that non-stop rain has caused riverbanks to burst in the south of the country, flooding many areas and prompting the evacuation of residents. More>>

Montana company sues over payments for Puerto Rico grid work

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A small Montana company that landed and lost a $300 million contract to restore Puerto Rico's hurricane-shattered electric grid is suing a subcontractor for allegedly interfering with tens of millions of dollars in payments. More>>

Rare quake shudders through Northeast; centered in Delaware

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A rare earthquake has jolted the Mid-Atlantic region of the East Coast, but there are no immediate reports of damage or injuries. More>>

Deadly, destructive 2017 Atlantic hurricane season wraps up

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It's the last day of an intense and destructive hurricane season that included 17 named storms. More>>

Lawmakers seek probes of award for Hurricane Maria tarps

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A U.S. lawmaker wants the Homeland Security Department's inspector general to review $30 million in contracts awarded to a fledgling company to provide Hurricane Maria disaster supplies that it failed to deliver. More>>

1 power worker dead, 3 injured in torrential rain in Albania

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Albanian authorities say that torrential rain has flooded agricultural land, damaged roads and electrical network. More>>

The Latest: Flights trickle from Bali after airport reopens

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The international airport on the Indonesian island of Bali is closed for a third day due to an erupting volcano. More>>

AP EXCLUSIVE: A contractor fails to deliver Puerto Rico aid

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AP EXCLUSIVE: Puerto Ricans were supposed to have a lot more tarps and patches for their hurricane-battered homes by now, but a US contractor didn't deliver. More>>

Bali volcano ash drifts 4.7 miles high, airport shut 3rd day Video included

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A volcano gushing towering columns of ash has closed the airport on the Indonesian tourist island of Bali for a second day. More>>

AP EXCLUSIVE: Big contracts, no storm tarps for Puerto Rico

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A newly created Florida company won more than $30 million in federal contracts to provide emergency tarps and plastic sheeting for repairs in Puerto Rico. None of it was ever delivered. More>>

Volcano gushing ash over Bali closes airport for a 2nd day Video included

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Indonesian authorities have ordered a mass evacuation of people around an erupting volcano on Bali that closed the island's international airport, stranding tens of thousands of travelers. More>>

The Latest: Tourists look for flight info or enjoy Bali stay

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Indonesia's Disaster Mitigation Agency says lava is welling up in the crater of the Mount Agung volcano on Bali "which will certainly spill over to the slopes". More>>

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