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California Wildfires Prompt Mass Evacuations In Napa Valley

Several wildfires in northern California have prompted mass evacuations in the Napa Valley, fire officials say. The Atlas Peak fire was the largest, quickly growing to more than 200 acres near Napa, and a fire near Calistoga had burned several buildings and prompted mandatory evacuations along several roads.  Early Monday morning, the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Department said fires had also erupted in Santa Rosa, Windsor and Sebastopol.... [Read Full Story]

Tropical Storm Nate Heads Towards Mexico and U.S.

Tropical Storm Nate formed Thursday is expected to reach the US Gulf Coast over the weekend as a hurricane.  Nate is forecast to gain force as it approaches the Yucatan Peninsula late Friday and turn into a Category 1 hurricane when it makes landfall in the US Gulf Coast on Sunday.  Parts of the Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama coastlines are under hurricane and tropical storm watches.... [Read Full Story]

Residents of Puerto Rico and US Virgin Islands Airlifted To Mainland

Victims from the devastation caused by Hurricane Maria in the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico are now being airlifted to hospitals to receive care for critical medical conditions.  The National Disaster Medical System, N.D.M.S, and Federal Coordination Center, F.C.C, which were activated in cities within the southern states of Louisiana, Mississippi, Georgia, and South Carolina in an effort to provide free medical assistance to those suffering from life threatening issues.... [Read Full Story]

Michigan Mother Jailed For Refusing To Vaccinate Her Son

Rebecca Bredow has been sentenced to seven days in jail after she refused a judge’s order to have her son vaccinated.  Bredow reneged on agreements with her former husband dating back to November 2016 to have the boy immunized.  Her ex-husband has now been awarded temporary primary custody.  The mother-of-two was sentenced on Wednesday for contempt of court.  She and her attorney plan to appeal.... [Read Full Story]

Girlfriend Of Las Vegas Shooter Returns To United States

Marilou Danley, girlfriend of Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock, landed at Los Angeles International Airport on Tuesday evening, a law enforcement source told CNN. She is being accompanied by the FBI in Los Angeles, where Las Vegas police plan to question her, according to sources.   Las Vegas shooter Paddock encouraged his girlfriend Marilou Danley to leave the country before his attack that left 58 people dead, her sisters have said in a statement.  ... [Read Full Story]

President Trump Travels To Las Vegas After Mass Shooting

President Trump will land in Las Vegas on Wednesday to console a city still reeling from the deadliest shooting spree in modern U.S. history.  The president will meet with first responders and local officials as well as visit victims’ families.  This visit will mark the first time Trump is traveling to a city in the immediate aftermath of a mass shooting.... [Read Full Story]

Trump Set To Visit Hurricane-Ravaged Puerto Rico

U.S. President Donald Trump is heading to San Juan on Tuesday to meet with some of the 3.4 million Puerto Ricans struggling to recover from Hurricane Maria.  The president is expected to spend more than five hours on the island, meeting with first responders, local officials and some of the residents struggling to recover from the hurricane.... [Read Full Story]

Nobel Physics Prize Awards Discovery In Gravitational Waves

The Nobel Physics Prize 2017 has been awarded to three scientists for their discoveries in faint ripples flying through the universe called gravitational waves.  Sweden’s Royal Academy of Sciences announced Tuesday that the winners are Rainer Weiss of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Barry Barish and Kip Thorne of the California Institute of Technology.... [Read Full Story]

20 Dead and 100s Injured In Las Vegas Mass Shooting

More than 20 people were killed and 100 injured when what appears to be a lone gunman opened fire from a perch high up in the the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas Sunday night, police said.  Las Vegas Police Department said the suspected gunman was believed to be a local and was on 32nd floor of Mandalay Bay hotel. Police responded to the scene, engaged him and he is now dead. Officials said they did not believe there were any more shooters.... [Read Full Story]

Puerto Rico Under Flash Flood Watch While Awaiting Supplies and Assistance

Puerto Rico is under a flash flood watch as the ongoing wait for food and supplies continues in the US island after Hurricane Maria hit more than a week ago.  Heavy rain is expected through the weekend, which “will aggravate the ongoing recovery and relief efforts,” the National Weather Service said.  Federal officials say aid has been delivered across the island, however millions of residents are still without electricity, water or gas.... [Read Full Story]

Trump’s Inaugural Committee to Donate $3 Million to Hurricane Relief

After coming under fire for a delay in donating its remaining funds to charity, President Trump’s inaugural committee plans to give $3 million to three organizations involved in hurricane rescue efforts, officials said on Tuesday.  Chairman of the private Presidential Inaugural Committee, Thomas J. Barrack Jr., said the money will be divided equally among three groups — the American Red Cross, the Salvation Army and Samaritan’s Purse, an evangelical group.... [Read Full Story]

Hospital Ship USNS Comfort Heading To Puerto Rico

As officials got a clearer picture of the destruction Hurricane Maria wrought in Puerto Rico, federal and military aid increased with the news that the hospital ship USNS Comfort would be deployed.  In addition, The US Air Force is also sending additional aircraft to Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands to help in relief and aid missions.... [Read Full Story]

Demonstrators Protest At Cardinals/Cubs Game in St. Louis

About 300 demonstrators gathered peacefully outside a St. Louis Cardinals vs. Chicago Cubs game in St. Louis, to protest the acquittal of a white former police officer in the killing of a black suspect.  Various demonstrations have been ongoing since Sept. 15, when Jason Stockley was ruled not guilty of first-degree murder in the 2011 shooting death of Anthony Lamar Smith.... [Read Full Story]

China Urges North Korea and The United States To Stop War Of Words

On Tuesday, China urged North Korea and the United States to stop their escalating war of words and sit down for talks on cooling the recent spike in tensions.  Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Lu Kang reinforce his country’s position that all sides should avoid provoking each other following the exchange of threats between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.... [Read Full Story]

Hurricane Maria Strengthening As it Heads Towards the Caribbean

Puerto Rico is making preparations in anticipation of the arrival of Hurricane Maria, projected to make direct landfall this Wednesday. Maria is currently a Category 2 storm, and hurricane warnings have been issued for the islands of Guadeloupe, Dominica, St. Kitts, Nevis, Montserrat, St. Lucia and Martinique. Tropical storm warnings are in effect for Antigua and Barbuda.... [Read Full Story]