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looting in northern california burn areas continues, police say, with 2 more arr


incidences of looting are continuing in the aftermath of the deadly fires that swept through northern california earlier this month. on saturday night, santa rosa police arrested two suspects after a high-speed chase through city streets along the southern edge of destruction where the tubbs fire had burned.sean kranyak, 29, and cristina marsh, 22, were arrested on suspicion of seven felonies, including looting, conspiracy and vehicle theft, according to the san francisco chroncle. kranyak is from monterey and marsh from marina. neither has ties to sonoma county.in the early days of the fire, santa rosa police responded to more than 60 calls from residents reporting people driving around neighborhoods and acting suspiciously. at least a half dozen people were arrested for suspected looting






the latest: official says progress being made on wildfires


sonoma, calif. — the latest on california's wildfires (all times local):8:50 a.m.a state fire spokesman says it appears firefighters are making good progress on deadly wildfires that started a week ago, devastating wine country and other parts of rural northern california.daniel berlant, spokesman for california department of forestry and fire protection, said sunday that some of the area's most stubborn fires are more than 50 percent contained.berlant said weather conditions are much better than they were 24 hours ago, and winds expected to kick up overnight did not materialize.___8:20 a.m.the sonoma county sheriff's office said the county will begin assessing evacuated areas for damage, which is a necessary step for lifting evacuation orders.the office also said sunday that county worker






the latest: couple arrested in death of girl in california


rancho cordova, calif. — the latest on a child found dead in an suv in northern california (all times local):12:40 p.m.police have arrested the mother of a toddler found dead in the back of an suv parked the wrong way on a northern california street.police arrested 27-year-old angela phakhin and her boyfriend, 46-year-old untwan smith, both of arkansas, for child endangerment. police say their actions may have led to the death of a 3-year-old girl in rancho cordova on wednesday.smith also has an outstanding warrant out of arkansas.sacramento county sheriff's spokesman sgt. tony turnbull says the child did not have obvious signs of trauma and the coroner's office will determine a cause of death.phakhin and smith are each being held on $1 million bail and are scheduled to be arraigned in sac






white house continues to struggle to respond to new developments in russian elec


huge protests were still raging in hamburg, germany, as the g-20 summit ended on saturday evening, following a night of violent riots and looting.german chancellor angela merkel condemned the “unfettered violence and unrestrained brutality” on saturday and said there was “not the slightest justification for looting, arson and brutal attacks on police.”in a sign of how the demonstrations have overshadowed the gathering of leaders from 20 of the world's biggest economies, merkel spent much of a closing news conference thanking the police and defending her decision to hold the summit in hamburg, which has a well-known anti-capitalist scene.“we had to do this [the summit] in a big city because of the hotels. the police officers did their best and still are doing their best,” merkel said.crowds






the latest: as others flee, some evacuees demand to go home


santa rosa, calif. — the latest on california's wildfires (all times local):11:30 a.m.authorities say about 100,000 people are under evacuation orders as the wildfires in northern california burn for a sixth day.as a flare-up drives hundreds more to flee on saturday, some people who have been evacuated all week are demanding to get back into their homes.douglas and marian taylor stood outside their apartment complex in santa rosa on saturday morning with their two dogs and a sign that said "end evacuation now."their building was unharmed at the edge of the evacuation zone with a police barricade set up across the street. the couple said they're spending about $300 per day to rent a motel and eat out, and they want to return home because the fire doesn't appear to be a threat to their apart






drought on its last legs in california


closeskip in skipxembedxshare calif. rescue workers are evacuating people from a san jose neighborhood after flood waters from an overflowing creek inundated a residential area. (feb. 21) apa bicyclist rides along a flooded street on feb. 17, 2017 in sun valley, calif..(photo: david mcnew, getty images) 2 connectlinkedinemailmorecalifornia's relentless rain and snow continues to eat away at the state's five-year drought, federal drought experts said thursday.only 17% of the state remains in a drought — primarily in southern california — the lowest percentage since 2011, according to this week's u.s. drought monitor.for the first time since 2013, none of the state is in "extreme" drought. three months ago, 73% of california was in drought. one year ago, that number hit 95%.rivers in the sky






california fires cause $1b in damage, burn 7,000 buildings


san francisco — the wildfires that have devastated northern california this month caused at least $1 billion in damage to insured property, officials said thursday, as authorities increased the count of homes and other buildings destroyed to nearly 7,000.both numbers were expected to rise as crews continued assessing areas scorched by the blazes that killed 42 people, a total that makes it the deadliest series of fires in state history.state insurance commissioner dave jones said the preliminary dollar valuation of losses came from claims filed with the eight largest insurance companies in the affected areas and did not include uninsured property.the loss total was expected to climb "probably dramatically so," jones told reporters, making it likely the fires also would become the costliest






aerial photos show wildfire losses in columbia river gorge


cascade locks, ore. (ap) — new aerial photos show severe damage to some parts of the columbia river gorge from a large wildfire that continues to burn.the photos taken sunday by the oregonian/oregonlive (http://bit.ly/2ybbrc4) show the areas most impacted by the blaze include oneonta gorge, eagle creek and tanner creek.mccord creek near cascade locks and moffett creek are also severely burned.some trails in the gorge won’t open until spring and some may not open for a year or two.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.the fire erupted sept. 2 and has burned more than 75 square miles (194 square kilometers). it continues to burn in some areas but is not expected to grow.the risk of rockslides and mudslides in the burned area is high as the winter rainy season begins.___in






controlled burn planned to help butterfly habitat


concord, n.h. (ap) — areas around concord municipal airport will be deliberately burned this fall to benefit new hampshire’s state butterfly.the state fish and game department says the controlled burn will happen sometime before nov. 15 depending on the weather. the goal is to maintain the grassy open areas of the concord pine barrens that are a crucial habitat for the federally endangered karner blue butterfly.officials say precautions will be taken to limit smoke and ensure the burn stays within the conservation zones at the airport.






the latest: couple arrested in death of child in california


rancho cordova, calif. — the latest on a child found dead in an suv in northern california (all times local):9:30 a.m.police have arrested the mother of a toddler found dead under some blankets in the back of an suv parked the wrong way on a northern california street.police arrested 27-year-old angela phakhin and her boyfriend, 46-year-old untwan smith, both of arkansas, for child endangerment charges which may have led to the death of a 3-year-old girl in rancho cordova on wednesday.smith also has an outstanding warrant out of arkansas.sacramento county sheriff's spokesman sgt. tony turnbull says the child did not have obvious signs of trauma and that the coroner's office will determine a cause of death.phakhin and smith are being held on $1 million bail each and are scheduled to be arra






winter storm may be an ally


a storm drifting low from the gulf of alaska could provide a sunnier forecast for more than 10,000 firefighters battling wildfires that have killed at least 40 people and swallowed up hundreds of thousands of acres in northern california.as crews gained on the blaze sunday and officials indicated they’ve turned the tide against devastating fires, national weather service forecasters indicated that mother nature will add an additional assist by friday.“it will be significant,” meteorologist suzanne sims said. “it might not be the most powerful storm you’ve ever seen, but it won’t be drizzle.”that news is the latest positive momentum provided by the weather as the atlas, tubbs and nuns fires burn — the three fires had burned 133,633 acres by sunday morning since starting just before 10 p.m.






woman arrested for inhaling laughing gas in front of northern california police


santa rosa — a california woman has been arrested for inhaling shots of nitrous oxide, also known as laughing gas, while speaking with police.the san francisco chronicle reports (http://bit.ly/2psyrlc ) officers responded to a call saturday about a woman who had a pistol in her car in the parking lot of a santa rosa hospital.an officer began speaking with the woman, who then proceeded to inhale the nitrous oxide from a canister.the woman was removed from the vehicle and police say they found a semi-automatic pistol inside the car.the suspect was arrested for inhaling nitrous oxide with intent to get high and carrying a concealed firearm in a vehicle.her bail was set at $10,000 and she is scheduled to appear in court on tuesday.___information from: san francisco chronicle, http://www.sfgate






missing tennessee girl safely located in northern california – the mercury news


siskiyou county — a former tennessee high teacher accused of kidnapping a 15-year-old girl was arrested thursday in northern california, where authorities also safely located the girl, according to the tennessee bureau of investigation.the tennessee boi announced on social media at about 10 a.m. that former teacher, tad cummins, was arrested in northern california.  the boi is planning a press conference later thursday.siskiyou county sheriff’s offices spokeswoman kelly giordano told the tennessean newspaper that cummins’ vehicle was found wednesday night.siskiyou county includes the shasta-trinity national forest, northwest of redding, ca.the owner of the property where they were found said his caretaker called him about 9:30 p.m. and said the man came to a nearby saloon he owned and aske






northern california police officer arrested, accused of beating dui suspect with


a northern california police officer was arrested and accused of assaulting with his baton a man suspected of driving drunk, authorities said.rocklin police officer brad alford was taken into custody tuesday and booked into placer county jail on charges of assault with a deadly weapon causing great bodily harm, assault under the color of authority and filing a false police report, said rocklin police chief chad butler.the investigation into the 41-year-old alford started sunday, when he and other officers arrested a dui suspect and alford “used a baton in a manner that appeared to be excessive,” butler said.concerned officers talked to their superiors about the arrest of the unidentified man, and after reviewing video footage recorded with body and patrol cameras, butler said he requested






los angeles area records high temperatures, as wildfire in northern santa barbar


record-high temperatures that swept through southern california saturday hampered firefighters’ efforts to contain two fast-moving wildfires that continued to rage across santa barbara county.the alamo fire, near highway 166 in northern santa barbara county, had grown to more than 19,000 acres near the border of san luis obispo county, while a vegetation fire near lake cachuma about 35 miles south scorched 5,400 acres, officials said.no structures were reported burned, but at least 200 people have been evacuated from a remote area east of santa maria.water-dropping helicopters and retardant-dropping air tankers aided some 1,000 firefighters from across the state who were scrambling to contain the alamo fire. columns of smoke could be seen from miles away as the fire outraced efforts to con






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protests, looting, gov't offices burned in venezuela


caracas, venezuela — a total of 68 stores have been looted and several government offices have been burned following anti-government protests in the city of maracay, west of venezuela's capital of caracas.large protests against the government of president nicolas maduro have been regularly held in caracas over the last three months, but protests have also occurred in provincial cities.the pro-maduro governor of aragua state says the looting hit supermarkets, drug stores and small bakeries and liquor stores.gov. caryl bertho said tuesday that a tax office, a government telephone office and ruling party headquarters were burned late monday.some 216 people were arrested.bertho blamed protesters for the looting, but opposition activists say gangs of men on motorcycles looted without interferen






parsons green bombing: third arrest over tube attack


media playback is unsupported on your devicemedia captionthe man in newport is the third arrested in connection with the attacka third man has been arrested over friday's tube attack in parsons green. the 25-year-old was arrested in newport, south wales, on tuesday evening, scotland yard said. an address in newport is being searched.on saturday an 18-year-old man, who the bbc has learnt had previously been referred to an anti-extremist programme, was arrested in dover port.a 21-year-old man was also arrested in hounslow, west london. both are still in custody. a homemade bomb partially exploded in a train at parsons green station, injuring 30 people in rush hour.the 25-year-old was arrested under section 41 of the terrorism act.the arrest was carried out by the met's counter-terrorism comm






rising sea levels threaten southern california beaches


as the water level in the seas and oceans around the world continues to rise, there are many coastal areas that are at risk. a new study by researchers from the u.s. geological survey (usgs) showed that california is definitely one of those places, and that the golden state could find anywhere between a third and…






utah hospital imposes new policy in response to nurse's manhandling and arrest


the university of utah hospital, where a nurse was manhandled and arrested by police as she protected the legal rights of a patient, has imposed new restrictions on law enforcement, including barring officers from patient-care areas and from direct contact with nurses.gordon crabtree, interim chief executive of the hospital, said at a monday news conference that he was "deeply troubled" by the arrest and manhandling of burn unit nurse alex wubbels on july 26. in accord with hospital policy and the law, she had refused to allow a salt lake city police officer to take a blood sample from an unconscious patient. wubbels obtained a copy of the body cam video of the confrontation and, after consulting her lawyer, the hospital and police officials, released it last week."this will not happen aga






where are all the fires in northern california?


at least 31 people have died in northern california fires that continue to ravage multiple counties, while the anaheim hills fire in southern california has scorched between 5,000 to 6,000 acres. what you need to know:fire officials reported 31 fire-related deaths as of thursday. seventeen people died in sonoma county, eight in mendocino county, two in napa county and four in yuba county. local hospitals are treating others for injuries.u.s. immigration and customs enforcement has suspended enforcement in areas affected by the fires, including evacuation zones, fire shelters and food banks.thousands of structures have been destroyed in 15 northern california fires, covering collectively more than 212,000 acres.gov. jerry brown declared a state of emergency for napa, sonoma and yuba countie






northern california pet boarding owner accused of killing customer's 3 dogs


angels camp –  the owner of a northern california pet boarding business is facing charges after being accused of killing a customer’s three dogs.vonna hughes (courtesy: angels camp police department) ktxl-tv reports (http://bit.ly/2t3rb6a ) that pet bath house owner vonna hughes was arrested saturday on several animal cruelty charges.the station reports hughes had called the dogs’ owner saying she was hurt when the animals were fighting.angels camp police say hughes asked the owners to pay for the damages, but she did not report the incident to animal services.police say days later, hughes called the owner and said the dogs were dead.angels camp police accuse hughes of illegally euthanizing the dogs. the bodies of the dogs have not been found.police allege hughes had an accomplice to help






the latest: 40 now dead from northern california wildfires


santa rosa, calif. — the latest on california's wildfires (all times local):5:45 p.m.the death toll from wildfires burning in northern california has reached 40.sonoma county announced saturday evening that its coroner had confirmed two more deaths, taking the total in the county to 22 and the overall count to 40.the toll had been 35 coming into saturday, and it is expected to keep growing.the fires were already the deadliest group of simultaneous blazes in california history.no details were released on the newly announced dead, but it is likely the people were killed soon after the fires broke out nearly a week ago and their bodies were just discovered.___5:30 p.m.people driven from their homes by a northern california wildfire had pointed questions for fire and law enforcement officials






man arrested in shooting death of southern california boy


pomona, calif. — police in southern california say they have arrested a suspect in the slaying of an 8-year-old boy who was killed in a drive-by shooting as he was about to have dinner inside a home.the pomona police department said sunday it has arrested 35-year-old sengchan houl in the killing of jonah hwang.officials say houl was arrested without incident in an unincorporated area of pomona and has been booked at the pomona city jail.the boy died feb. 20 after being shot in the head.police said jonah and his family were visiting a pomona home for dinner when someone shot at the home, hitting three times. no one else was hurt.his family has said jonah was adopted from an orphanage in taiwan less than three years ago.police have not yet determined a motive for the shooting.






parsons green bombing: third arrest over tube attack


image copyrightpaimage caption a police cordon is in place on jeffrey street in newport a third man has been arrested over friday's tube attack in parsons green. the 25-year-old was arrested in newport, south wales, on tuesday evening, scotland yard said. an address in newport is being searched.on saturday an 18-year-old man, who the bbc has learnt had previously been referred to an anti-extremist programme, was arrested in dover port.a 21-year-old man was also arrested in hounslow, west london. both are still in custody. a homemade bomb partially exploded in a train at parsons green station, injuring 30 people in rush hour.the 25-year-old was arrested under section 41 of the terrorism act.the arrest was carried out by the met's counter-terrorism command, supported by gwent police and the






parsons green bombing: third arrest over tube attack


image copyrightpaimage caption a police cordon is in place on jeffrey street in newport a third man has been arrested over friday's tube attack in parsons green. the 25-year-old was arrested in newport, south wales, on tuesday evening, scotland yard said. an address in newport is being searched.on saturday an 18-year-old man, who the bbc has learnt had previously been referred to an anti-extremist programme, was arrested in dover port.a 21-year-old man was also arrested in hounslow, west london. both are still in custody. a homemade bomb partially exploded in a train at parsons green station, injuring 30 people in rush hour.the 25-year-old was arrested under section 41 of the terrorism act.the arrest was carried out by the met's counter-terrorism command, supported by gwent police and the






repairing damaged emergency spillway continues into the night


more than 100,000 people were told to evacuate from areas near oroville dam in northern california on sunday because officials feared that an emergency spillway could fail, sending huge amounts of water into the feather river, which runs through downtown oroville, and other waterways. but by late sunday night, officials said the immediate threat had passed.






road closures near oroville dam


more than 100,000 people were told to evacuate from areas near oroville dam in northern california on sunday because officials feared that an emergency spillway could fail, sending huge amounts of water into the feather river, which runs through downtown oroville, and other waterways. with more storms expected to slam northern california later this week, officials worked frantically monday to drain water from brimming lake oroville in hopes of heading off a potentially catastrophic flood.






how the oroville dam crisis played out


more than 100,000 people were told to evacuate from areas near oroville dam in northern california on sunday because officials feared that an emergency spillway could fail, sending huge amounts of water into the feather river, which runs through downtown oroville, and other waterways. with more storms expected to slam northern california later this week, officials worked frantically monday to drain water from brimming lake oroville in hopes of heading off a potentially catastrophic flood.






downstream from the dam, water keeps rising


more than 100,000 people were told to evacuate from areas near oroville dam in northern california on sunday because officials feared that an emergency spillway could fail, sending huge amounts of water into the feather river, which runs through downtown oroville, and other waterways. with more storms expected to slam northern california later this week, officials worked frantically monday to drain water from brimming lake oroville in hopes of heading off a potentially catastrophic flood.






woman accused of looting neighbor’s flooded home


amite, la. (ap) — a louisiana woman who authorities say looted her next-door neighbor’s flooded house last year has been arrested.nola.com/the times-picayune reports 29-year-old danielle mease was arrested monday and charged with possession of stolen property and theft by fraud and looting.the tangipahoa parish sheriff’s office said in a news release that several items were stolen from an amite-area house during a declared state of emergency last august. authorities say they received a tip last week that mease sold one of the stolen items to another neighbor. when detectives searched her home, they found stolen tools, clothing and designer handbags.mease’s boyfriend, 53-year-old antolin almaguer, also was arrested on drug and possession of stolen property charges.most read storiesunlimited






mother arrested in biting and choking of child during ‘exorcism’ at california b


a northern california mother who claimed she was trying to exorcise demons from her daughter has been booked on suspicion of biting, choking and shoving handfuls of sand into the girl’s mouth and eyes on a crowded beach, authorities said. kimberly felder, a 45-year-old ferndale resident, was arrested friday morning on suspicion of attempted homicide, assault…






5 shot during fight at birthday party, 1 arrested


pittsburg, calif. — authorities in northern california say five men were shot during a fight at a birthday party and that a suspect was arrested.officers responded to a report of a shooting saturday night at a house in pittsburg, a city in the san francisco bay area, and they found five victims with gunshot wounds.pittsburg police capt. rathnesh raman tells the east bay times (http://bayareane.ws/2nu1yza) that the injured were taken to hospitals and are in stable condition.he says officers arrested a 23-year-old man who was held by party guests until police arrived.witnesses told police the suspect and his friends started a fight with the victims after being asked to leave. during the confrontation, the suspect pulled out a gun and started shooting.he has been booked into county jail on su






video: mudflow in the sand fire burn area in santa clarita


the strongest storm to hit southern california in several years is expected to bring torrential rain, flash flooding and powerful winds friday. a flash flood watch has been issued for santa barbara, ventura and los angeles counties from friday morning through saturday morning. evacuations have been ordered in some burn areas. high surf could cause coastal flooding. powerful winds could result in downed trees and power lines.






protests continue as g-20 summit ends in hamburg


huge protests were still raging in hamburg, germany, as the g-20 summit ended on saturday evening, following a night of violent riots and looting.german chancellor angela merkel condemned the “unfettered violence and unrestrained brutality” on saturday and said there was “not the slightest justification for looting, arson and brutal attacks on police.”in a sign of how the demonstrations have overshadowed the gathering of leaders from 20 of the world's biggest economies, merkel spent much of a closing news conference thanking the police and defending her decision to hold the summit in hamburg, which has a well-known anti-capitalist scene.“we had to do this [the summit] in a big city because of the hotels. the police officers did their best and still are doing their best,” merkel said.crowds






2 dead, 3 injured in northern california shootings


clearlake oaks, calif. (ap) — the latest on a shooting in lake county, california (all times local):6 p.m.investigators believe a gunman arrested for a series of northern california shootings that killed two people started a fire as he tried to flee.sixty-one-year-old alan ashmore of clearlake oaks was arrested about 30 minutes after the first shooting was reported monday.lake county sheriff brian martin says he’s suspected of setting a fire in a remote area as he ran from law enforcement. the blaze was small and did no damage.ashmore is suspected of shooting at several homes in his hometown, killing two men and wounding a third. he also allegedly fired at a gas station and shot a california highway patrol officer, whose body armor protected him from serious injury.there’s still no word on






california fires live coverage: at least 10 dead in destructive northern califor


when winds pushed the tubbs fire into santa rosa on sunday night, it created “a firestorm within a city,” cal fire director ken pimlott said.“it’s fair to say it’s been destroyed,” pimlot said of santa rosa’s fountaingrove neighborhood. hotels, a big box store and a high school burned as the flames danced around the 101 freeway.“late last night starting around 10 o’clock you had 50-60 mph winds that surfaced -- really across the whole northern half of the state,” he said. “every spark is going to ignite.”northern california has seen its share of horrific wildfires – the state’s second deadliest is the october 1991 tunnel fire in the oakland hills, when 25 people died. the tunnel also ranks as the most destructive, charring 2,900 buildings.but the combination of high winds, dried-up vegetat






most powerful hiv- attacking antibody yet has been constructed


a newly developed hiv antibody neutralizes 99 percent of virus strains, making it the most powerful yet found, according to a study led by duke university scientists.the broadly neutralizing antibody provides a base for an hiv the y to destroy a wide range of viruses in infected people, said  duke researcher barton f. haynes. it also provides insights into building an effective vaccine to prevent hiv infection.the study was published friday in science immunology. when published, it can be found at j.mp/99hiv. haynes was senior author. la tonya d. williams, also of duke, was first author.the team constructed the hybrid or chimeric antibody from pieces of two naturally occurring antibodies, haynes said in a video interview supplied by duke.one antibody was found in a patient who made an anti