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Edison Expects 2016 Hearing on $7.57B California Reactor Claim

Edison International expects a hearing to be held next year on its $7.57 billion damage claim against Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. over the shutdown of a Southern California nuclear power plant. A confidentiality order in the case, being arbitrated by …

Pool Fire at Las Vegas Hotel Fueled by Fake Palm Trees

Fake palm trees and high winds fueled a poolside fire on a rooftop at The Cosmopolitan hotel-casino on the Las Vegas Strip over the weekend, fire officials said Monday. The blaze on Saturday sent guests running and plumes of black …

Earthquake Shakes Alaska’s Aleutian Islands

The U.S. Geological Survey is reporting no damage from a strong earthquake that rocked Alaska’s Aleutian Islands. The quake struck at 8:49 p.m. Sunday and was centered 45 miles southwest of the village of Nikolski (nih-KOHL’-skee) at a depth of …

More Wildfires in California, But Less Damage

The number of California wildfires so far this year is up, but the acreage burned is smaller, the result of favorable weather and more firefighters who can quickly be dispatched to corral flames, fire officials say. Since Jan. 1, about …

Northern California Wildfire Threatens Homes, Prompts Evacuations

A Northern California wildfire raced through more than six square miles of drought-stricken timber over the weekend, threatening at least 150 rural homes in the Sierra Nevada, authorities said. The blaze forced evacuations of some communities in and near Nevada …

Tornado in Colorado Forest Area Damages Campground

Tornado damage at a Pike National Forest campground has crews clearing felled trees in a six-acre area. KMGH-TV reported the Devil’s Head campground was hit by a tornado that the National Weather Service confirms touched down Tuesday afternoon. Picnic grounds …

Officials Say Washington Wildfire Was Human-Caused

Officials say a wildfire that has burned one home and torched nearly 6 square miles in southeastern Washington was likely human-caused. Fire spokeswoman Sarah Foster says the cause is under investigation, though officials determined lightning was not the cause. Nearly …

M4.0 Quake Shakes San Francisco Bay Area

Authorities say a magnitude 4.0 earthquake has rattled the San Francisco Bay Area, but no injuries or property damage is reported. The U.S. Geological Survey says the quake hit shortly after 2:30 a.m. Tuesday near Fremont, about 35 miles southeast …

Small Earthquake Strikes Northern California over Weekend

A small earthquake has struck near the mountain town of Truckee in Northern California. The U.S. Geological Survey says the magnitude-3.5 quake occurred about 6:36 p.m. Saturday. The epicenter was 9 miles northwest of Truckee and 24 miles west of …

California Bill Would Require Disclosure of Construction Settlements

Construction companies will have to disclose building defects such as those that could have contributed to a deadly balcony collapse in Berkeley under a state legislative proposal . The bill by two Northern California state lawmakers would require construction companies …