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Power cut to 117,000 customers as California faces fire risk

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Pacific Gas & Electric cut power Sunday to more than 100,000 California customers and planned outages for many more to prevent the chance of sparking wildfires because of extreme fire weather.

New storm Zeta a hurricane threat to Mexico, US Gulf Coast

MIAMI (AP) — Newly formed Tropical Storm Zeta strengthened Sunday in the western Caribbean and will probably become a hurricane before hitting Mexico's resort-dotted Yucatan Peninsula and the U.S. Gulf Coast in coming days.

California girds for most dangerous fire weather of year

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California, which has endured its worst wildfire season in history, is bracing for the most dangerous winds of the year, a forecast that prompted the largest utility to announce plans to cut power Sunday to nearly 1 million people to guard against its equipment sparking new blazes.

PG&E may cut power to over 1 million people in California

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Pacific Gas & Electric may cut power to over 1 million people on Sunday to prevent the chance of sparking wildfires as extreme fire weather returns to the region, the utility announced Friday.

Colorado wildfires drag on later than normal, break records

DENVER (AP) — Orange skies, winds gusting up to 70 mph, smoke tornadoes and hazardous air. While it could be an apocalyptic scene out of a movie, it has become the reality of Colorado's wildfire season.

Friday Winter Storm for the PNW -Kristin

Happy Thursday! A winter storm will take aim at the Pacific Northwest Friday. A Winter Storm Watch is in place for the eastern slopes from Friday morning until late Friday night. Areas above 2500 feet could pick up 4 to…

A cold blast bringing a chance for snow! -Kristin

The extended forecast is looking a lot like winter! Enjoy the seasonal temperatures today with sunshine returning, highs in the low to mid 60's. Our first system we are watching will move into the area on Wednesday. Winds will pick-up…

7.5 magnitude quake off Alaska prompts tsunami warning

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A reported 7.5 magnitude earthquake off the Alaska Peninsula on Monday prompted tsunami warnings for a vast swath of communities, leading some schools to evacuate and send students to higher ground. Raynelle Gardner, a secretary at…

Puerto Rico, unable to vote, becomes crucial to US election

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The campaigns of President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden are rallying people in a place where U.S. citizens cannot cast ballots but have the ear of hundreds of thousands of potential voters in the battleground state of Florida.

Report: Damage from August wind storm in Midwest at $7.5B

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Damage estimates from a rare wind storm that slammed Iowa and some other parts of the Midwest in August are growing, with the total now at $7.5 billion, according to a new report.

Trump changes course, approves California relief for 6 fires

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — President Donald Trump's administration abruptly reversed course and approved California's application for disaster relief funds to clean up damage from six recent deadly and destructive blazes that have scorched the state, Gov. Gavin Newsom said Friday.