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Utility in California Slow to Pull Plug Before Wildfire Erupted

Correction: In an earlier version of this story, the Associated Press misspelled the last name of Orange County Fire Authority Chief Brian Fennessy. Facing extreme wildfire conditions this week that included hurricane-level winds, the main utility in Northern California cut …

Idaho Authorities Say No Major Damage After 6.5 Earthquake

The day after a magnitude 6.5 earthquake rattled Idaho, authorities near the epicenter say there have been no reports of significant damage or injuries. An earthquake struck north of Boise on Tuesday evening, with people across a large area reporting …

California Governor Seeks Wildfire Aid from Trump as State Battles 17 Blazes

Gov. Jerry Brown over the weekend called on President Donald Trump to help California fight and recover from another devastating wildfire season. Brown, who inspected neighborhoods wiped out by a wildfire in the Northern California city of Redding, said he …

Oregon Earthquake Simulation Reveals Dangers

Researchers at Oregon State University say bridges and roads in the northwestern resort city of Seaside should be prioritized for improvement after a simulation discovered they would have higher mortality rates in an earthquake and tsunami. Researchers found that the …