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October 18, 2021

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Planes, fire crews tackling wildfire near Reagan ranch in California

Reuters
Oct 13 (Reuters) – California firefighters took advantage of a break in strong winds on Wednesday to get aircraft aloft and dump retardant on a fast-moving wildfire that was within a half mile of former President Ronald Reagan’s ranch, officials said. A crew of roughly 1,500 firefighters have so far......

Evacuation orders, power shutoffs and wind advisories issued as Alisal Fire rages in California

CBS News
CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Evacuation orders due to the Alisal Fire are still in effect as the 14,500-acre blaze continues to burn in Santa Barbara County. And officials are concerned that strong winds, which prompted a wind advisory for the area Wednesday, may......

Alisal Fire in Southern California swells to 13,400 acres in one day with only 5% containment

CBS News
CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Hundreds of firefighters were battling a brush fire that broke out west of Santa Barbara, forcing evacuations and shutting down a portion of Highway 101, CBS Los Angeles reports. The Alisal Fire nearly doubled in size in one day,......

‘Starting a Fire’: U.S. and China Enter Dangerous Territory over Taiwan

New York Times
New York Times – For more and to sign up click here At one particularly tense moment, in October 2020, American intelligence reports detailed how Chinese leaders had become worried that President Trump was preparing an attack. Those concerns, which could have been misread, prompted Gen. Mark A. Milley, the......

Padres fire Tingler after falling short of big goals

ESPN
The San Diego Padres have fired manager Jayce Tingler after the team failed to make the playoffs despite entering the season with hopes of challenging for a World Series title. Tingler is out after two seasons, finishing with an 116-106 overall record, including a disappointing 79-83 this year. He had......

Waiting to Fire Meyer Will Only Hurt Jacksonville’s Future

Sports Illustrated
http://www.si.com/.image/c_limit%2Ccs_srgb%2Cfl_progressive%2Ch_1200%2Cq_auto:good%2Cw_1200/MTg0MzY0MTM0ODY1ODM5NTk0/urban-meyer-pregame.jpg Conor Orr The owner of the Jacksonville Jaguars on Tuesday released a statement suggesting he no longer trusts the head coach of his football team and that the coach must make an effort in the coming days and weeks to earn it back. While much of the Urban Meyer......

Fire devastates Honduras’ Caribbean resort island of Guanaja

Reuters
TEGUCIGALPA, Oct 2 (Reuters) – A huge fire destroyed or damaged more than 200 houses and businesses on the Honduran island of Guanaja on Saturday, forcing hundreds of residents to flee for safety and ravaging the tourism-dependent resort, relief authorities said. Dramatic video footage shared on social media showed rows......

London Police, Under Fire on Everard Murder, Respond With Safety Tips

New York Times
New York Times – For more and to sign up click here LONDON — Challenging officers by asking them “searching questions.” Flagging down a bus, or running into a house. Asking for help from bystanders. Faced with nationwide consternation over a police officer’s rape and murder of Sarah Everard, a......

Hospitals Confront Climate Change as Patients Sick From Floods and Fires Crowd ERs

KHN
Miranda Green When triple-digit temperatures hit the Pacific Northwest this summer, the emergency room at Seattle’s Harborview Medical Center was ill prepared. Doctors raced to treat heat-aggravated illness in homeless people, elderly patients with chronic ailments, and overdosing narcotics users. “The magnitude of the exposure, this was so far off......

Courage fire coach Riley amid abuse allegations

ESPN
Paul Riley is out as Courage coach amid allegations of abuse. Photo by Amy Kontras/ISI Photos/Getty Images The North Carolina Courage fired coach Paul Riley on Thursday amid allegations spanning over a decade of sexual coercion and inappropriate comments about players’ weight and sexual orientation. The announcement came after The Athletic published......

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