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A volunteer passes supplies donated to Thomas fire evacuees in Ventura, Calif., on Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017. As many as five fires have closed highways, schools and museums, shut down production of TV series and cast a hazardous haze over the region. About 200,000 people were under evacuation orders. No deaths and only a few injuries were reported. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)
December 07, 2017 - 9:01 am
VENTURA, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on Southern California wildfires (all times local): 10:30 p.m. A surge from the biggest of the wildfires burning in Southern California has forced several thousand more people to evacuate in a community of artists and resorts. Ventura County sheriff's Sgt. Eric...
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December 07, 2017 - 8:31 am
NAPLES, Italy (AP) — The city of Naples, often in headlines because of its garbage woes and mafia violence, is celebrating international recognition of its tastier side. UNESCO on Thursday added the art of the Neapolitan pizza maker, or "pizzaiuolo," to its list of "intangible cultural heritage of...
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Flames from the Thomas fire burn above a truck on Highway 101 north of Ventura, Calif., on Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)
December 07, 2017 - 12:08 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A wildfire erupted in Los Angeles' exclusive Bel-Air section Wednesday as yet another part of Southern California found itself under siege from an outbreak of wind-whipped blazes that have consumed multimillion-dollar houses and tract homes alike. Hundreds of homes across the L.A...
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FILE - This July 15, 2016, file photo, shows the "Moonhouse" in McLoyd Canyon which is part of Bears Ears National Monument, near Blanding, Utah. President Donald Trump's rare move to shrink two large national monuments in Utah triggered another round of outrage among Native American leaders who vowed to unite and take the fight to court to preserve protections for lands they consider sacred. Trump decided to reduce Bears Ears — created last December by President Barack Obama — by about 85 percent and Grand Staircase-Escalante — designated in 1996 by President Bill Clinton — by nearly half. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)
December 06, 2017 - 9:32 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Outdoor retailing giant Patagonia on Wednesday joined a flurry of lawsuits challenging President Donald Trump's decision to chop up two large national monuments in Utah could finally bring an answer to the much-debated question of whether presidents have the legal authority to...
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The Getty Center is seen after a wildfire swept through Los Angeles' Bel Air neighborhood Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017. The Getty Center, the $1 billion home to the J. Paul Getty Museum and related organizations, stands on the west side of Sepulveda Pass. The fire did not immediately cross the wide expanse of the pass to the Getty side, but if it had, the facility is prepared. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)
December 06, 2017 - 8:48 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Getty Center art complex in Los Angeles made sure it could protect its priceless artwork and antiquities from flames like those just across a freeway Wednesday, from its landscaping to a space for helicopters to land. Officials say fire protection was designed into the...
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FILE - In this July 30, 2017 file photo, U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke speaks during a news conference near Gold Butte National Monument in Bunkerville, Nev. Zinke and outdoor retail giant Patagonia are trading harsh words over the Trump administration's plans to shrink several national monuments, an opening salvo in an imminent legal battle that could be waged for years. A barrage of lawsuits is expected by groups looking to block President Donald Trump's order on Monday, Dec. 4, 2017, drastically reducing Utah's Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments. (Steve Marcus/Las Vegas Sun via AP, File)
December 06, 2017 - 8:36 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's plan to shrink two national parks in Utah (all times local): 6:30 p.m. Outdoor company Patagonia has sued to block President Donald Trump's cuts to Utah's Bears Ears National Monument. Patagonia's lawsuit was filed Wednesday night,...
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Washington Solicitor General Noah Purcell, center, speaks during a protest rally, Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017, outside a federal courthouse in Seattle. The U.S. Supreme Court decision allowing President Donald Trump's third travel ban to take effect has intensified the attention on a legal showdown Wednesday before three judges in Seattle who have been cool to the policy as they hear arguments in Hawaii's challenge to the ban, which restricts travel to the United States by residents of six mostly Muslim countries and has been reviled by critics as discriminatory. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
December 06, 2017 - 8:29 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Three federal appeals court judges who blocked President Donald Trump's second travel ban earlier this year had some skeptical questions about his third and latest set of restrictions on travelers from six mostly Muslim nations during oral arguments on Wednesday. Ninth U.S. Circuit...
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FILE - In this undated file photo, the Upper Gulch section of the Escalante Canyons within Utah's Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument features sheer sandstone walls, broken occasionally by tributary canyons. Utah has long stood out for going far beyond other Western states in trying to get back control of its federally protected lands. When President Donald Trump on Monday, Dec. 4, 2017, announces he's going to shrink two national monuments in the state, his warm welcome will stand out in a region that is normally protective of its parks and monuments. (AP Photo/Douglas C. Pizac, File)
December 06, 2017 - 5:24 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — President Donald Trump ordered U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke earlier this year to conduct an unprecedented review of 27 monuments established by former presidents over more than two decades on lands and waters revered for their natural beauty and historical significance...
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FILE - In this May 24, 2017, file photo, a bison munches grass in Theodore Roosevelt National Park in western North Dakota. North Dakota health officials have concluded that a proposed oil refinery close to the picturesque national park should comply with federal and state air pollution rules. (AP Photo/Blake Nicholson, File)
December 06, 2017 - 12:45 pm
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A proposed oil refinery close to the picturesque Theodore Roosevelt National Park has met federal and state air pollution rules but must undergo a period of public comment before a permit can be issued, North Dakota health officials said. A state Health Department review that...
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This Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017 photo shows the front of the Diamond Eagle of the Society of the Cincinnati which was owned and worn by George Washington, at the Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia. The eagle embedded with diamonds, emeralds and rubies is scheduled to be on view from Dec. 6 to March 3. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
December 06, 2017 - 9:04 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A jewel-encrusted medal owned and worn by George Washington is going on display in Philadelphia for the first time since it was presented to Washington in the city 233 years ago. The Diamond Eagle is the badge of office of the president general of the Society of the Cincinnati...
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