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Color-coded system on Calif. winds reaches uncharted territory

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LOS ANGELES — Things were getting so windy Thursday out in Southern California that fire officials were running out of colors, CBS Los Angeles reports. Southern California has felt yellow wind, orange wind, and red wind, but never purple wind — until now. Thanks to vicious Santa Anas, the color-coded system …

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Horses injured, killed in fast-moving Calif. wildfire

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By 4 a.m. Tuesday, Virginia Padilla’s ranch was in the direct path of the fast-moving Creek Fire in Southern California. Padilla and her family in Tujunga awakened to thick smoke and bright orange flames. Fire officials alerted them to evacuate. The family packed up some belongings and rushed away from …

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Most destructive Calif. wildfire eyes communities northwest of L.A.

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Flames from the largest and most destructive Southern California wildfire, known as the Thomas Fire, churned toward coastal and mountain communities northwest of Los Angeles on Thursday, disrupting travel on a major highway and triggering more evacuations. A wind forecast called for potentially dangerous gusts, but ones not likely to …

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How a blind runner got his independence back

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Our ongoing series “A More Perfect Union” aims to show that what unites us as Americans is far greater than what divides us. In this installment we learn about the growing effort to train dogs not just to be guides, but also to be athletes. One stride at a time, …

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Here's what's driving the RV boom across America

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MIDDLEBURY, Ind. — Americans are hitting the road in recreational vehicles (RVs). Sales this year top half a million dollars — the highest in nearly four decades.  Part of northern Indiana is the birthplace for 85 percent of all the motor coaches in this country. And they can’t seem to …

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Reporter who witnessed Oswald shooting dead at 86

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ALBANY, N.Y. — A political pollster and longtime journalist who was just feet away from Jack Ruby when he shot Lee Harvey Oswald has died. Maurice Carroll was 86. Carroll’s death from colon cancer Wednesday was announced by Quinnipiac University. Carroll, who went by Mickey, was raised in New Jersey …

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U-Haul offers wildfire victims free storage

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U-Haul locations in Southern California are offering free storage to victims of the raging wildfires. Residents who have been or will be effected by the fires are offered 30 days of free self-storage and U-Box containers. The multiple wildfires in Los Angeles and Ventura counties have burned more than 80,000 …

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Time magazine's Person of the Year revealed

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Last Updated Dec 6, 2017 9:03 AM EST NEW YORK — The anti-harassment #MeToo movement has been named Time magazine’s Person of the Year. In the wake of revelations about Harvey Weinstein and other men, millions have shared their stories about being sexually harassed and assaulted. TIME The announcement was …

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Can knockoff makeup be hazardous to your health?

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There’s a warning about the dangers of using counterfeit makeup and other knockoff products like toothpaste and cologne. U.S. Customs and Border Protection seized a record number of counterfeit goods last year, worth nearly $1.4 billion. One of their top priorities is spotting fake toiletries that can be hazardous to …

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