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Wildfires impacting cell service, complicating search for the missing


SANTA ROSA, Calif. — The wildfires raging through Northern California have also knocked out cell phone service, making it more difficult for people to call for and get help, and for families to locate loved ones. On Sunday night, Sonoma County dispatchers were flooded with calls for help, reports CBS News correspondent …

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California wineries struggle to assess the damage


NAPA, Calif. – Metal racks sagging with dozens of blackened bottles were among the smoldering remains of a Napa Valley winery destroyed by wildfires that raced through a region famous for its fine food and drink. The bottles were empty, sucked dry of wine. Some wine barrels were intact, as …

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California wildfires: "Like somebody dropped a bomb"


The death toll from California’s fast-moving wildfires continues to climb. Firefighters now say 17 people have died. Seventeen wildfires are burning across the state and have destroyed more than 2,000 homes and businesses. Much of the destruction is concentrated in the heart of California’s wine country – and the state’s …

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Dealership surprises vet who helped Vegas victims


Instead of leaving the Las Vegas country music festival after a sniper opened fire on the crowd, Taylor Winston stayed to help anyone he could. The Marine veteran, who attended the concert with his girlfriend, loaded some of the most critical victims into the bed of a stolen truck and …

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War photographer kidnapped in Syria recounts 81-day ordeal


Photographer Jonathan Alpeyrie travels the world to document the stark realities of war. He has covered conflicts in places from Afghanistan to Ethiopia to Ukraine to Egypt, but on a trip to Syria in 2013, Alpeyrie was kidnapped while moving toward the front lines. His new book, “The Shattered Lens: …

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Top EU official urges Catalan leader not to divide Spain


BARCELONA, Spain — A senior European Union official has pleaded with the Catalan leadership to step away from the brink of a divisive call for independence and resort to dialogue with Spain’s government instead. European Council President Donald Tusk addressed Catalonia’s president directly, hours before Carles Puigdemont is expected to …

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Iran: "Much more" at stake for rest of world with nuke deal


ROME — The head of Iran’s nuclear agency is warning the United States against undermining the 2015 nuclear deal, saying international nonproliferation efforts as well as Washington’s global standing would suffer. Iranian nuclear chief Ali Akbar Salehi told an international conference on enhancing nuclear safety Tuesday that Washington’s recent “illusory …

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Deadly rampaging wildfires devour wide swaths of Northern California


SANTA ROSA, Calif. — An onslaught of relentless wildfires across a wide swath of Northern California broke out almost simultaneously and then grew exponentially, swallowing up properties from wineries to trailer parks and tearing through both tiny rural towns and urban subdivisions. At least 10 were dead, at least 100 …

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