A cigarette, a car backfire: Small sparks can make big fires
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A cigarette, a car backfire: Small sparks can make big fires

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A carelessly discarded cigarette, a downed power line, a car’s backfire or a chainsaw’s pull. Just about anything could have started any one of the wildfires now tearing through Northern California, authorities said. “Every spark is going to ignite a fire,” said Ken Pimlott, the state’s top firefighter. He said the … Continue reading

Trump says US should change tax law to punish NFL
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Trump says US should change tax law to punish NFL

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is suggesting the U.S. change its tax laws to punish organizations like the NFL if members are “disrespecting” the national anthem or flag. The NFL gave up its federal tax-exempt status a few years ago and now files tax returns as a taxable entity. So it’s unlikely that Trump’s … Continue reading

US Gulf Coast braces for fast-approaching Hurricane Nate
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US Gulf Coast braces for fast-approaching Hurricane Nate

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Rainfall from fast-moving Hurricane Nate lashed southeast Louisiana on Saturday afternoon as the storm headed for an evening landfall along the U.S. Gulf Coast and residents in vulnerable, low-lying areas fled. “It’s coming,” Larry Bertron said as he and his wife Kimberlee prepared to leave their home in the Braithwaite community … Continue reading

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Gov. McAuliffe announces Facebook to invest $1 billion in Virginia

RICHMOND – Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today, Oct. 5, that Facebook will bring more than $1 billion of new investment to the Commonwealth. Facebook is directly investing $750 million to establish a 970,000-square-foot data center in the White Oak Technology Park in Henrico County. In addition, due to a new renewable energy tariff designed by Dominion … Continue reading

AP-NORC poll: Americans want local leaders to fight warming
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AP-NORC poll: Americans want local leaders to fight warming

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans want their local officials to take on the challenge of battling global warming now that President Donald Trump is withdrawing the nation an international climate change agreement. That’s according to a new poll by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research and the Energy Policy Institute at the University of … Continue reading

Trump arrives at Liberty National for Presidents Cup finale
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Trump arrives at Liberty National for Presidents Cup finale

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — President Donald Trump didn’t just present the Presidents Cup trophy to the winning American team on Sunday. He dedicated it to the people who have endured hurricanes in Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico. Trump, the honorary chairman of the event, became the first sitting president to attend the matches on … Continue reading

Charleston pastor worries race relations are worsening
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Charleston pastor worries race relations are worsening

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — The pastor of the South Carolina church where nine members were killed more than two years ago says he worries race relations in the country are getting worse. News outlets report the Rev. Eric Manning of Mother Emanuel AME Church in Charleston told students at the University of South Carolina Upstate … Continue reading

‘Kingsman: The Golden Circle’ dethrones ‘It’ with $39M debut
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‘Kingsman: The Golden Circle’ dethrones ‘It’ with $39M debut

NEW YORK (AP) — The R-rated spy comedy “Kingsman: The Golden Circle” displaced the horror sensation “It” as the No. 1 film in North America, while the second “Lego Movie” spinoff of the year didn’t assemble the expected audience. The 20th Century Fox release opened with a weekend-leading $39 million debut, according to studio estimates … Continue reading

Airbnb launches local tours in NYC with Sarah Jessica Parker
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Airbnb launches local tours in NYC with Sarah Jessica Parker

Airbnb is launching local tours and other experiences in New York City this week, with one listing promising “an unforgettable shoe-shopping experience” led by a New Yorker whose bio describes her as “an actor, producer, businesswoman … and a proud New Yorker.” That host is Sarah Jessica Parker. Each participant will get a pair of … Continue reading