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WASHINGTON | The Latest: Trump tours wildfire-ravaged Malibu area

WASHINGTON  — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local): 7:25 p.m. President Donald Trump is getting a personal look at the wildfire damage in Southern California’s Malibu area. Trump arrived at the oceanside conclave Saturday afternoon after visiting Northern California to survey the damage in the town of Paradise. In Malibu, the president … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Trump tours wildfire-ravaged Malibu area

PARADISE, Calif. | The Latest: Southern California buildings burned top 400

PARADISE, Calif. — The Latest on wildfires in California (all times local): 8:10 p.m. Authorities picking their way through burned-out neighborhoods say a Southern California wildfire has now destroyed at least 435 buildings, most of them homes. The new figures released Monday evening come as a wildfire continues to burn its way through scenic but … Continue reading PARADISE, Calif. | The Latest: Southern California buildings burned top 400

LOS ANGELES | California wildfire pushes toward tony Malibu, Pacific Ocean

LOS ANGELES  — A wind-driven wildfire raged through Southern California communities on Friday, burning homes and forcing thousands of people to flee as it relentlessly pushed toward tony Malibu and the Pacific Ocean. Fire officials couldn’t estimate how many buildings were lost from the so-called Woolsey Fire burning in Los Angeles and Ventura counties, but … Continue reading LOS ANGELES | California wildfire pushes toward tony Malibu, Pacific Ocean

MEXICO CITY | Tropical Storms Willa and Vicente swirling off Mexico

MEXICO CITY  — Two tropical storms are swirling in the Pacific Ocean off Mexico, and one is forecast to become a hurricane and approach the country’s west coast late next week. Tropical Storm Willa is the 21st named storm of the eastern Pacific hurricane season. It was about 305 miles (490 kilometers) south-southwest of the … Continue reading MEXICO CITY | Tropical Storms Willa and Vicente swirling off Mexico

SAN FRANCISCO | Massive boom will corral Pacific Ocean’s plastic trash

SAN FRANCISCO— Engineers will deploy a trash collection device to corral plastic litter floating between California and Hawaii in an attempt to clean up the world’s largest garbage patch in the heart of the Pacific Ocean. The 2,000-foot (600-meter) long floating boom will be towed Saturday from San Francisco to the Great Pacific Garbage Patch … Continue reading SAN FRANCISCO | Massive boom will corral Pacific Ocean’s plastic trash

CLEARLAKE, Calif | The Latest: Parts of Yosemite National Park to stay closed

CLEARLAKE, Calif.— The Latest on the wildfires raging in California (all times local): 5:15 p.m. The National Park Service says that parts of Yosemite National Park will remain closed indefinitely because of growing fires in areas near and on the park. “Park administrators and fire managers have made the decision to extend the current park … Continue reading CLEARLAKE, Calif | The Latest: Parts of Yosemite National Park to stay closed

TOKYO  | Deadly month: Japan’s weather-related deaths top 300 in July

TOKYO  — More than 300 people died in July from weather-related disasters in one of Japan’s deadliest months in recent years. First came record rainfall. Disaster authorities say at least 220 people were killed early in the month by severe flooding and landslides in western Japan, with nine more still missing and presumed dead. That … Continue reading TOKYO  | Deadly month: Japan’s weather-related deaths top 300 in July

U.S. Department of State News: Kiribati National Day

WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of State today released the following statement: On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, please accept my best wishes as you and the people of Kiribati celebrate your National Day. The United States and the Republic of Kiribati share a close partnership based on mutual respect and … Continue reading U.S. Department of State News: Kiribati National Day