September 30, 2020

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Controlled burns used on Palisades in Calistoga
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Firefighters have been working around the clock taking advantage of the weather setting lines ahead of high winds in the forecast. Their focus was on the surrounding hills in Calistoga.
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Trump signs temporary government funding bill
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WASHINGTON -- U.S. President Donald Trump has signed a bill to fund the government through Dec. 11, averting the possibility of a government shutdown when the new fiscal year starts Thursday. Trump signed the bill, which was approved by sweeping bipartisan agreement Wednesday, into law early Thursday morning shortly after returning from campaigning in Minnesota. The temporary extension will set the stage for a lame-duck session of Congress later this year, where the agenda will be largely determined by the outcome of the presidential election. The measure would keep the government running through Dec. 11 and passed by a 84-10 vote. The House passed the bill last week. The stopgap spending bill is required because the GOP-controlled Senate has not acted on any of the 12 annual spending bills that fund the 30% of the government's budget that is passed by Congress each year. If Democratic nominee Joe Biden wins the White House in November, it's likely that another stopgap measure would fund the government into next year and that the next administration and Congress would deal with the leftover business.
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French Open bubble not a real bubble, but Paris off-limits
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So many in tennis love their annual French Open visit to the City of Lights for reasons that have nothing to do with tennis. This year, though, because of the coronavirus pandemic — cases have been rising in France — players, coaches and others are not getting the chance to sightsee or stroll, eat at their favorite brasserie or enjoy a croissant at a sidewalk cafe during the 15-day tournament that ends Oct. 11.Or as Karolina Pliskova, the No. 2-seeded woman at Roland Garros, lamented: “Maybe I miss, a little, shopping. But that can wait, I guess.”It has to. Because here is how the situation was described by 2014 Wimbledon doubles champion Vasek Pospisil, who recently teamed with Novak Djokovic to launch an association to represent players: “The only place you can go is the hotel.”
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Fire crews prepare for wind event as Glass Fire continues to burn
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NAPA COUNTY, Calif. (KRON) – With an expected wind event Thursday and a rise in temperatures over the next few days, firefighters are focusing their efforts on preparing areas that the fire may tear through next.One of the places of concern is Angwin in Napa County, which is right above Deer Park, where the fire already passed through and destroyed homes.Angwin has been under mandatory evacuation. A CHP roadblock is blocking access on Deer Park Road which leads you up to Angwin.In addition to concerns about the weather, Angwin is an area with a lot of fire fuel, so to speak. It’s filled with a lot of trees, brush, and forests.People who live in Angwin are hoping for the best, preparing for the worst.“I live just 100 yards away and we cleared as much as we could a few months ago and just trying to keep it fire safe. We’ll see what happens on the other side,” Matthew Lee said.
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Malaysia palm oil producer vows to clear name after U.S. ban
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Malaysian palm oil producer FGV Holdings Berhad has vowed to “clear its name” after the U.S. banned imports of its palm oil over allegations of forced labor and other abuses
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Yanks rally, beat Indians 10-9 to reach ALDS vs rival Rays
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CLEVELAND (AP) — DJ LeMahieu’s tiebreaking single in the ninth inning off Cleveland closer Brad Hand sent the New York Yankees into the AL Division Series with a wild 10-9 win over the Indians early Thursday in a rain-delayed Game 2 that started in September and ended in October.At 4 hours, 50 minutes — even without the delays — it was the longest nine-inning game (regular season or postseason) in major league history, ending after 1 a.m.“I don’t know how you top that one — the back and forth, the amount of big plays,” Yankees manager Aaron Boone said. “Tonight just had that feeling that these guys weren’t going to be denied. They weren’t going to lose.” The Yankees will play rival Tampa Bay in a best-of-five Division Series next week in San Diego. New York went 2-8 during a testy season series with the top-seeded Rays, who won the AL East by seven games over the second-place Yankees.
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'I was sad. It was sad': U.S. voters bemoan nasty debate
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LAS VEGAS -- Donald Trump and Joe Biden debated. Americans cringed. After the presidential candidates put on one of the noisiest, most chaotic debates in recent memory, voters across the country struggled for words -- printable words -- to describe the display. Many went first to profanities. Others landed on more polite, but still biting, terms for the live, prime-time event, long considered evidence of the rigours of U.S. democracy: "A joke," "a disgrace" and "so disrespectful." "I was sad. It was sad, and it was very pathetic," said Rickey Hampton, as the 54-year-old stood inside the doorway of his Las Vegas apartment. It was another day of reckoning with the nation's rapidly transforming political culture and its seemingly irreparable divisions. In interviews with voters across key states in the contest, those who watched the spectacle nearly unanimously recoiled from it. Many said Trump was the instigator, whose frequent interruptions blew up the rules and any pretense that the men were there to discuss policy.
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Seager homers, Dodgers edge Brewers 4-2 in wild-card opener
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mookie Betts had two hits and an RBI, Corey Seager homered and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Milwaukee Brewers 4-2 in the opener of their NL wild-card series on Wednesday night.The eight-time West champion Dodgers capitalized early in a bullpen game for the Brewers and can wrap up the best-of-three series on Thursday. Milwaukee — a playoff entrant despite a losing record — limped into the postseason as the No. 8 seed without its best starter and reliever, who are hurt.The Dodgers took a 2-0 lead on a leadoff double by Betts and four walks by left-hander Brent Suter in the first, tying for the most walks by a pitcher in a single inning in postseason history. Betts scored when Will Smith drew a four-pitch walk with the bases loaded. Seager walked and scored on AJ Pollock’s bases-loaded walk.
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The Latest: Millions of Chinese travel locally for holidays
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BEIJING — Tens of millions of Chinese are traveling during the combined National Day and Mid-Autumn Festival holidays, amid continued masking and other safety requirements aimed at preventing new virus outbreaks in a country that has seen no cases of local transmission in more than a month. Fewer trips are expected, however, out of concern restrictions could be reimposed if new outbreaks occurred. In Beijing, students and teachers are advised not to leave the city to ensure classes resume smoothly after the break. Partly to compensate, movie theaters and tourist attractions in the capital are being allowed to operate at 75% capacity. China has the world’s second-largest box office and movie-going is a major holiday activity.
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Five takeaways from Jays' season-ending Game 2 loss to Rays
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Blue Jays ace Ryu fails to find his comfort zone, Bichette gets sloppy with his glovework while the club’s bats go mostly silent in an 8-2 pounding by the Rays to drop their best-of-three AL Wild Card Series in two straight, Scott Mitchell writes.
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Governor Newsom vetoes California bill requiring ethnic studies
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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Gavin Newsom late Wednesday vetoed a bill that would have made ethnic studies a California high school graduation requirement, citing controversy over the model curriculum.Assemblyman Jose Medina, a fellow Democrat, criticized the veto of his bill as “a failure to push back against the racial rhetoric and bullying of Donald Trump.”Newsom said he supports the ethnic studies concept, but cited ongoing discussions and revisions on what should be included in the classes.An early version of the model curriculum last year “was insufficiently balanced and inclusive and needed to be substantially amended,” he said in his veto message. And Newsom said he believes the latest draft, which is under review, “still needs revision.”The bill would have required high schools to provide ethnic studies starting in the 2025-26 school year and made ethnic studies a high school graduation requirement starting in the 2029-30 school year. Newsom said “hundreds” of individual schools have already adopted their own curriculum.
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Trump plans to slash refugee admissions to U.S. to record low
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SAN DIEGO -- The Trump administration has proposed further slashing the number of refugees the United States accepts to a new record low in the coming year. In a notice sent to Congress late Wednesday, just 34 minutes before a statutory deadline to do so, the administration said it intended to admit a maximum of 15,000 refugees in fiscal year 2021. That's 3,000 fewer than the 18,000 ceiling the administration had set for fiscal year 2020, which expired at midnight Wednesday. The proposal will now be reviewed by Congress, where there are strong objections to the cuts, but lawmakers will be largely powerless to force changes. The more than 16.5 per cent reduction was announced shortly after U.S. President Donald Trump vilified refugees as an unwanted burden at a campaign rally in Duluth, Minnesota, where he assailed his opponent, former Vice-President Joe Biden. He claimed Biden wants to flood the state with foreigners.
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Chrissy Teigen, John Legend lose baby after pregnancy complications
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Chrissy Teigen and John Legend have lost their child following pregnancy complications, the couple announced on their social media accounts. "We are shocked and in the kind of deep pain you only hear about, the kind of pain we've never felt before," said the statement posted to each of their verified Twitter accounts. Teigen, a model and TV personality, was taken to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center on Sunday after revealing that she had been on bed rest and bleeding for "a little less than a month." "We were never able to stop the bleeding and give our baby the fluids he needed, despite bags and bags of blood transfusions," the post said. "Itjust wasn't enough." With the first two pregnancies, the statements said the couple waited to name the baby until after delivering, but this time they had already begun calling "the little guy in my belly" Jack.
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In NYC and LA, returning pupils face battery of virus tests
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The two largest school districts in the U.S. are rolling out ambitious and costly plans to test students and staff for the coronavirus, bidding to help keep school buildings open amid a rise in infections among the nation’s school-age children.New York City is set to begin testing 10% to 20% of students and staff in every building monthly beginning Thursday, the same day the final wave of the district’s more than 1 million students returns to brick-and-mortar classrooms for the first time in six months.“Every single school will have testing. It will be done every single month. It will be rigorous,” New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said in announcing the plan as part of an agreement with the teachers union to avert a strike. At least 79 Department of Education employees have died from the virus.
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Firefighters use controlled burns on Palisades in Calistoga
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CALISTOGA, Calif. (KRON) – Firefighters have been working around the clock taking advantage of the weather setting lines ahead of high winds in the forecast. Their focus was on the surrounding hills in Calistoga.The view from Palisades Road off Highway 29 in Calistoga Wednesday afternoon was firefighters operating a burnout on the Palisades.A task being done ever since Tuesday night and it’s right behind Steven Rasmussen’s property.“They basically torched our entire canyon, cutting precision lines around every dwelling including my back neighbor who has a small cabin. They drew circles around them, drew backfires, they saved every building,” Rasmussen said. He took a video of crews cutting lines to prevent the Glass Fire from spreading. More operations were conducted at night off Highway 29 near Greenwood Ave.
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Chrissy Teigen shares heartbreaking news of pregnancy loss
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Chrissy Teigen shared a heartbreaking post on Instagram Tuesday night announcing that she had lost her baby. The news came after the model was hospitalized due to excessive bleeding, according to ET Online."We are shocked and in the kind of deep pain you only hear about, the kind of pain we've never felt before. We were never able to stop the bleeding and give our baby the fluids he needed, despite bags and bags of blood transfusions. It just wasn't enough," Teigen wrote:"We never decide on our babies' names until the last possible moment after they're born, just before we leave the hospital. But we, for some reason, had started to call this little guy in my belly Jack. So he will always be Jack to us. Jack worked so hard to be a part of our little family, and he will be, forever. To our Jack—I'm so sorry that the first few moments of your life were met with so many complications, that we couldn't give you the home you needed to survive. We will always love you."
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Police departments seeing modest cuts, but not ‘defunding’
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DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — The racial justice protests following the death of George Floyd earlier this year prompted calls to “defund the police” in cities across the country, a priority for activists that has now become a central point in the presidential contest.A review by The Associated Press finds that while local governments have trimmed police budgets over the past four months, the cuts have been mostly modest. They have been driven as much by shrinking government revenue related to the coronavirus pandemic as from the calls to rethink public safety.Advocates want to overhaul a policing system that has repeatedly been linked to brutality against Black people, including the death of Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police in May.
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More businesses in Contra Costa County reopen
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For many businesses, this is what they've been waiting months for. But despite getting the green light to let customers back inside, some restaurant owners said they won't be moving full speed ahead.
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Virus has Chinese tourists heading for domestic destinations
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HONG KONG (AP) — Millions of Chinese tourists usually would use their week-long National Day holidays to travel abroad.This year, travel restrictions due to the coronavirus pandemic mean that some 600 million tourists — about 40% of the population — will travel within China during the holiday that began Thursday, according to Ctrip, China’s largest online travel agency. That’s still down 25% from last year, when tourists took 782 million domestic trips and generated tourism revenue of 650 billion yuan ($95.4 billion), according to government data.The eight-day holiday this year, which coincides with the Mid-Autumn Festival, will be a litmus test of whether China’s tourism industry can bounce back following the battering it took earlier in the year. Travel within the country, and sometimes even within cities, was restricted beginning with the Lunar New Year as China fought the spread of the coronavirus that emerged in the central city of Wuhan and has sickened more than 34 million people, killing over a million.
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President Trump Signs Bill to Fund Government and Avoid Federal Shutdown
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(WASHINGTON) — President Donald Trump has signed a bill to fund the government through Dec. 11, averting the possibility of a government shutdown when the new fiscal year starts Thursday.Trump signed the bill, which was approved by sweeping bipartisan agreement Wednesday, into law early Thursday morning shortly after returning from campaigning in Minnesota.The temporary extension will set the stage for a lame-duck session of Congress later this year, where the agenda will be largely determined by the outcome of the presidential election.The measure would keep the government running through Dec. 11 and passed by a 84-10 vote. The House passed the bill last week.The stopgap spending bill is required because the GOP-controlled Senate has not acted on any of the 12 annual spending bills that fund the 30% of the government’s budget that is passed by Congress each year. If Democratic nominee Joe Biden wins the White House in November, it’s likely that another stopgap measure would fund the government into next year and that the next administration and Congress would deal with the leftover business.
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Chrissy Teigen, John Legend suffer pregnancy loss: 'On this darkest of days, we will grieve'
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Chrissy Teigen suffered a miscarriage Wednesday, three days after she was hospitalized for bleeding issues.Teigen, 34, posted a heartbreaking hospital room photo on Instagram announcing that her unborn child, a boy, had died."We are shocked and in the kind of deep pain you only hear about, the kind of pain we’ve never felt before," Teigen wrote. "We were never able to stop the bleeding and give our baby the fluids he needed, despite bags and bags of blood transfusions. It just wasn’t enough."Teigen, has two children with John Legend (Luna, 4, and Miles, 2). She wrote that the couple previously "never decide on our babies’ names until the last possible moment after they’re born, just before we leave the hospital.  But we, for some reason, had started to call this little guy in my belly Jack."
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Trump signs bipartisan legislation to avoid government shutdown through election
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WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump signed a bipartisan spending measure early Thursday morning to keep the federal government running until after the November presidential election.Trump acted after the Senate passed the bill with just hours to spare before a government shutdown. He signed the bill minutes after returning from Minnesota, where he held a campaign rally. The overwhelming 84 - 10 vote marked a bipartisan push to keep the government funded in the midst of a global pandemic that has left many Americans more reliant on the federal government. The legislation passed just hours before the annual spending bill would expire at midnight, leaving federal agencies across the country without money to continue operating. It extends government funding levels until Dec. 11 – a month after the election.
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