California wildfire destroys 1 home, prompts new evacuations

A wildfire northwest of Palm Springs flared up Saturday, with evacuation orders for thousands of people as crews fought the blaze in triple-degree heat By The Associated Press August 2, 2020, 1:42 AM 2 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article BEAUMONT, Calif. — A wildfire northwest of Palm Springs flared up Saturday, […]

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After Plummeting, the Virus Soars Back in the Midwest

CHICAGO — First, the Pacific Northwest and the Northeast were hit hardest as the coronavirus tore through the nation. Then it surged across the South. Now the virus is again picking up dangerous speed in much of the Midwest — and in cities from Mississippi to Florida to California that thought they had already seen […]

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Black bear there: In Illinois? Next? What? When? Where? Taking care the next time? There will be next time.

The black bear that wandered through northwest Illinois last month. | Capt. Laura Petreikis, Illinois Conservation Police Officer District wildlife biologist Stefanie Fitzsimons experienced the surprise of another black bear wandering into Illinois just as she added wildlife disease and large carnivore biologist to her duties; and she gives some advice and perspective on bears […]

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Russian resolution to cut US-backed Syrian cross-border aid program fails at UN Security Council

A Russian effort to slash a cross-border aid program to Syria’s northwest failed on Wednesday, a day after both Russia and China killed off a U.S-backed effort to expand the crossing points to the northeast — as experts warned of a brewing humanitarian crisis. The resolution to cut the border crossings from two to one […]

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Chicago outdoors: City fawn, “Fishful Thinking,” odd city squirrel, turtle crossings

A very young fawn in LaBagh Woods. | Credit: Paul vriend A Northwest Side fawn, “Fishful Thinking,” an odd Portage Park squirrel and Wisconsin turtle crossings are among the notes around Chicago outdoors. Notes come from all around Chicago outdoors. WILD OF THE WEEK Paul Vriend comes through with another startling photo, of a fawn […]

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What Are My Obligations if I’m a Doctor Who Is High Risk?

I am a physician in an urgent-care setting in the Pacific Northwest, and thus I am at some risk for exposure to coronavirus even when following appropriate precautions. I am in a category that is considered high risk for complications were I to become ill with the coronavirus. The C.D.C. has recommended as of March […]

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Georgia county stirs controversy by holding pseudo-Senate election

A lone county in Northwest Georgia is trying to play kingmaker in the contentious Senate race between GOP Sen. Kelly Loeffler and GOP Rep. Doug Collins to the annoyance of some Republicans. Floyd County, about an hour north of Atlanta, is taking the unusual step of asking GOP primary voters during the May 19 election […]

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Small plane crashes at Hawaii airfield, killing 2 men

Authorities say a single-engine plane has crashed at an airport northwest of Honolulu, killing two people By The Associated Press February 23, 2020, 1:07 AM 2 min read HONOLULU — A single-engine plane crashed at an airport northwest of Honolulu on Saturday, killing two people, authorities said. Crews treated a man in his 60s with […]

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