Firefighters were on the scene of a one-acre brusher in light to medium vegetation in the Hansen Dam. It took crews about 40 minutes to extinguish the flames, with no reported injures.
The Los Angeles Fire Department announced that the fire has grown to 10-12 acres, fueled by 8-10 miles per hour winds.
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“There is no place in the Town of Millinocket for such a blatant disregard of human decency," an official of the Maine town wrote.
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Photo Illustration by Luis G. Rendon/The Daily Beast/GettyHe’s one of the richest men in the world and the largest individual owner of farmland in the country. Now Bill Gates appears to have acquired a slice of their tiny city, and locals near Pembina, North Dakota, aren’t happy about it. The news is making waves across the state, as well.“The public's kind of in an uproar,” said Doug Goehring, North Dakota’s agriculture commissioner. “It's a matter of… he has no tie to the land, he has no tie t
Meta Platforms, Inc (NASDAQ: META) terminated its sponsorship agreement with the organization planning the federal government’s commemoration of the 250th anniversary of the U.S., the Wall Street Journal reports. Meta did not disclose the reasons for the pullout. Internal battle and a discrimination lawsuit filed by ex-female executives plagued the project, WSJ wrote. Meta, which forged the deal in June 2021, was the only corporate on board, to its dismay. Previously Meta looked to review its ti
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Casey LaCaze-Lachney posted a TikTok video after receiving a public indecency charge and the video quickly went viral gaining over 2.6 million views.
Justice Thomas says the Supreme Court should 'reconsider' rulings that protect access to contraception and same-sex marriage as the court overturns Roe v. Wade
The court should examine all other cases that fall under its due process precedents, Thomas wrote in a concurring opinion.
"I am alarmed they chose to reject the stability the ruling has provided for two generations of Americans," the West Virginia Democrat said.
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California, Hawaii, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey and Rhode Island all have similar laws. The Biden administration had urged the justices to uphold New York's law. Under Maryland law, anyone between 18 and 21 years old who applies for a wear-and-carry gun permit must require it for their job, and they must complete firearms training to get a weapon and show proper cause for carrying it outside of their home. Maryland legislative leaders said Thursday: "We will be reviewing the opinion, and, if necessary, pass legislation that protects Marylanders and complies with this brand-new precedent."
The Supreme Court expanded rights to carry a gun in public -- a ruling that could have significant impacts here in California. Andria Borba reports. (6-23-22)
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A tomahawk once owned by Chief Standing Bear, a pioneering Native American civil rights leader, has been returned to his tribe after being housed for decades in a museum at Harvard University. Members of the Ponca tribes in Nebraska and Oklahoma visited the Massachusetts university on June 3 for the ceremonial return of the artifact, the tribes said in a recent announcement. Standing Bear had originally gifted the pipe-tomahawk to one of his lawyers after winning the 1879 court case that made him one of the first Native Americans granted civil rights.
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Now that the Supreme Court has tossed out a New York law limiting who can get a permit to carry a gun, California's rules are on shaky legal ground.
Biden accidentally flashed a cue card telling him exactly where to go and what to do at a White House event
"YOU take YOUR seat" was among the bullet-pointed instructions given to Joe Biden at a recent White House meeting, that he accidentally revealed.
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Gov. Gavin Newsom and leaders of the California Legislature have agreed to provide more than $9 billion in refunds to taxpayers to offset high gas prices and inflation. The deal comes after months of slow negotiations at the state Capitol and disagreement between Democrats over how much relief to offer.
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Letters include why pet shelter should avoid gun debate; why Republicans' arguments for AR-15s are absurd; and why the U.S. doesn't need a truth commission.
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A town in New York state has denied a permit for a proposed Planned Parenthood abortion clinic that would have opened next year in a local community plaza.
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Gov. Ron DeSantis delivered a blow to some businesses by vetoing a bill Friday that would have required taxpayers to pay damages if a local government ordinance results in a business losing 15% of its revenues.
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The Mississippi case was the culmination of a generations-long push on the right to overturn or weaken the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision on abortion.
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Gov. Ron DeSantis' expected Supreme Court pick, Judge Renatha Francis, lacks qualifications for the job
The bill, which must be reconciled with similar legislation in the House, is designed to strengthen Americans’ retirement security.