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10 min ago | National Parks Traveler

Big Oak Flat Road In Yosemite National Park Back Open To Traffic

While firefighters continue to battle the El Portal Fire along the western border of Yosemite National Park , traffic once again is being allowed to travel the Big Oak Flat Road, aka Highway 120.

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4 hrs ago | SFGate

Hwy 120 reopens

U.S. Forest Service firefighters Nick Parker, left, and Dwayne McGovran gather hoses in the El Portal community now that the homes are no longer threatened by fire in El Portal Calif., on Tuesday July 29, 2014.

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8 hrs ago | NBC2 News

Forecast: Tracking more storm chances

The onshore flow continued on Thursday, with scattered downpours and storms developing in coastal areas and then moving inland.

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12 hrs ago | The Miami Herald

Firefighters keep Yosemite blaze far from sequoias

Firefighters brought a blaze that had spread in Yosemite National Park under control, and containment lines kept the wildfire from threatening some the treasured sequoias that are among the largest and oldest living trees on Earth.

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16 hrs ago | New Scientist

Smoky wildfires in US and Canada damage lung health

WILDFIRE season is off to a scorching start across the north-west US and Canada.

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21 hrs ago | KOLD-TV Tucson

Police: Boy, 8, shot and killed in Detroit

After a dismal winter, the U.S. economy sprang back to life in the April-June quarter, growing at a fast 4 percent annual rate on the strength of higher consumer and business spending.

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Wed Jul 30, 2014

Yahoo!

Pipe break in UCLA flooding points to U.S. water main risk

Here's the latest news for Wednesday July 30th: Two separate deadly attacks hit Gaza; Workers at UCLA clean up water damage; The UK will test driverless cars; crop circles appear in Germany.

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San Jose Mercury News

Fire near Yosemite turns up heat on California wildfire season

For the second year in a row, flames in Yosemite National Park are turning up the heat on California's wildfire season, fueled by one of the most severe droughts in decades.

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KFVS12

Broken water main floods UCLA; 5 people rescued

Most of the 1,200 people driven to evacuate by a Northern California wildfire that destroyed 13 homes have been told they can safely return after a series of steady gains in the firefight.

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News10.net

Yosemite fire expands, threatens giant redwoodsYosemite fire expands, ...

The fire was temporarily cutting off some access points to the park, a big tourist draw during the summer, closing Big Oak Flat Road and parts of Highway 120.

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WFIE-TV Evansville

Small cars fare poorly in crash tests

Most of the 1,200 people driven to evacuate by a Northern California wildfire that destroyed 13 homes have been told they can safely return after a series of steady gains in the firefight.

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NBC29

4 teens charged with murder in USC student's death

New York City officials are turning up the heat on the Elmo, Cookie Monster and Statues of Liberty impersonators who often demand money for posing in photos with tourists.

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Tue Jul 29, 2014

KSWO

Israel hits symbols of Hamas rule; 128 killed

Most of the 1,200 people driven to evacuate by a Northern California wildfire that destroyed 13 homes have been told they can safely return after a series of steady gains in the firefight.

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KNUS-AM Aurora

Crews make gains on 2 California wildfires

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WLNE-TV Providence

Militia gunfire in Libya capital as inferno rages

A federal prosecutor says the government will prove Virginia's former governor and his wife illegally lined their pockets with gifts from a businessman who sought their influence to promote his company.

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Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Progress made on Merced fire; Yosemite blaze remains unchecked

A fire that began Saturday on the western edge of Yosemite National Park has blackened more than 2,600 acres and prompted evacuations of three campgrounds and the communities of Foresta and El Portal, according to fire officials.

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Yahoo!

2 tank shells hit fuel tank at Gaza power plant

Israeli aircraft, tanks and navy gunboats targeted symbols of Hamas control in Gaza City early Tuesday in the heaviest night of bombardment in three weeks of Israel-Hamas fighting.

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Mon Jul 28, 2014

Merced Sun-Star

Around Town, July 28, 2014

The class teaches basic commands such as sit, down and stay, as well as walking on a loose leash.

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The Fresno Bee

No relief in sight from Valley's searing heat

Cooling centers like the pool at the Mosqueda Center will be open if the daytime temperature is forecast to reach 105 degrees.

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FireHouse.com

Wildfire Near Yosemite National Park Burns 13 Homes

Bill Cleek, left, embraces his good friend, Terry Cromwell outside a structure which housed one of many antique cars destroyed by a fire at Rancho Cicada Retreat on Sunday, July 27, 2014, in Plymouth... Bill Cleek, left, embraces his good friend, Terry Cromwell outside a structure which housed one of many antique cars destroyed by a fire at Rancho ... (more)

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