Vanessa Romo

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California Firefighting Agency Requests Another $234 Million For 2018

Thursday, September 06, 2018

As fall — usually California's busiest fire season — approaches, officials say the agency that oversees emergency fire responses is running out of money.

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Oscars Drops 'Popular Film' Category

Thursday, September 06, 2018

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has dropped the widely criticized new award it introduced less than a month ago, saying the idea needs "further study."

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At Least 7 Dead As Strong Quake Strikes Japan's Hokkaido, Triggering Landslides

Wednesday, September 05, 2018

At least 300 people are injured and more than 30 missing on the northern island following the 6.7-magnitude temblor. Officials fear people are trapped inside homes destroyed in landslides.

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Federal Judge Has Blocked Texas Fetal Burial Law

Wednesday, September 05, 2018

U.S. District Court Judge David Ezra issued a permanent injunction against a law mandating the burial or cremation of fetal tissue from abortions, miscarriages or ectopic pregnancy surgery.

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Zalmay Khalilzad Appointed As U.S. Special Adviser To Afghanistan

Wednesday, September 05, 2018

The Afghan-born former diplomat served as U.S. ambassador in Kabul under President George W. Bush. In Afghanistan, views of Khalilzad are mixed, with some blaming him for many of the country's woes.

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Lawyer For Homeless Man Says $400,000 Raised To Help Him Is Gone

Tuesday, September 04, 2018

Johnny Bobbitt says he has only received $75,000 of the GoFundMe money raised to get him off the streets. The rest, he argues, has been mismanaged and spent by the couple who pledged to help him.

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Tropical Storm Gordon Makes Landfall In Mississippi

Tuesday, September 04, 2018

Gordon came ashore just west of the Alabama border, according to the National Hurricane Center. A storm surge of 3-5 feet is possible for all of coastal Mississippi, forecasters say.

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Colin Kaepernick Is Chosen For Nike's Anniversary 'Just Do It' Campaign

Tuesday, September 04, 2018

The advertisement shows a black-and-white image of the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback with text that reads: "Believe in something. Even if it means sacrificing everything."

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U.S. Ends Funding Of U.N. Agency That Supports Palestinian Refugees

Friday, August 31, 2018

"The United States will no longer commit further funding to this irredeemably flawed operation," the State Department said. It's a loss of about $300 million in funding for schools and clinics.

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Canadian Court Puts A Stop To Expansion Of Major Oil Pipeline (For Now)

Thursday, August 30, 2018

An appeals court sided unanimously with environmental and indigenous groups in the decision; for construction to resume, the government must comply with court orders that could take years to satisfy.

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Greyhound Bus, Semitruck Crash Head-On In New Mexico; At Least 7 Killed

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Initial reports suggest the trailer was headed east on I-40 when one of its tires blew out, causing the driver to lose control and sending the truck careening across the median into oncoming traffic.

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Pennsylvania Prisons Locked Down After Staff Exposed To Suspected Tainted Drugs

Thursday, August 30, 2018

The case follows similar incidents in Ohio and Arkansas in which prison staff and inmates have been sickened or died, possibly from the opioid fentanyl or the synthetic marijuana K2.

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California Becomes First State To End Cash Bail After 40-Year Fight

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

"Today, California reforms its bail system so that rich and poor alike are treated fairly," Gov. Jerry Brown said. He first advocated for an overhaul in his 1979 State of the State Address.

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Kushner Cos. Fined For Falsifying Construction Permits

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Jared Kushner was CEO when, New York City says, his real estate company filed false paperwork. A company owned by former Trump attorney Michael Cohen is also under scrutiny.

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St. Louis Archdiocese Agrees To AG's Investigation Of Sexual Abuse Accusations

Friday, August 24, 2018

In the wake of the shocking revelations detailed in the Pennsylvania grand jury report on clergy abuse, Archbishop Robert Carlson of St. Louis has voluntarily opened church files for scrutiny.

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Powerful Hurricane Lane Lumbers Toward Hawaii As Residents Prepare

Thursday, August 23, 2018

The slowing storm has been downgraded to a Category 3 hurricane, as it makes its way toward the islands. Torrential rains have triggered mudslides, landslides and flash flooding across the Big Island.

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LA Approves $1.9 Million Settlement To Family Of Homeless Man Killed By LAPD

Thursday, August 23, 2018

An investigation exonerated officers who fatally shot a mentally ill man, but a jury ruled they'd used excessive force. The payout is the first involving LAPD bodycams capturing a police killing.

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Army Reinstates Dozens Of Discharged Immigrant Recruits And Reservists

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Discharge orders for more than 30 recruits from a program created to fill high-demand positions throughout the military in exchange for a fast track to citizenship, have been rescinded.

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After A Year Of Rising Tensions, Protesters Tear Down Confederate Statue On UNC Campus

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

A crowd of about 250 students, faculty and residents stormed the bronze sculpture of a Confederate soldier, using ropes to yank it from its century-old pedestal.

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2nd Overboard Case In Less Than 2 Months For Norwegian Cruise Lines

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

It is not clear how the woman went overboard from the Norwegian Star, but the Adriatic's warm water is credited with helping keep her alive for 10 hours until rescue arrived.

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