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Crews see more success saving homes in Springs fire

CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) — It seemed that each time wind-driven embers sparked new blazes or a wall of fire leaped a Southern California hillside and came charging toward hundreds of homes, an army of firefighters […]

05/03/2013

Farm workers pick crops with Springs Fire in background. (AP Photo)

Springs wildfire grows to 43 square miles

CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) — It’s big and unruly, but a wildfire about 50 miles northwest of Los Angeles that scorched 43 square miles hasn’t destroyed any homes. Fifteen structures have been damaged. It broke out […]

05/03/2013

A bulldozer clears a firebreak near a wildfire burning along a hillside, Thousand Oaks, California. (AP Photo)

Winds ease but Ventura County wildfire threat remains

CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) — Santa Ana winds that sent a Southern California wildfire barreling to the sea have died but flames are still running through coastal canyons, threatening scattered homes and wilderness. Large-scale evacuations were […]

05/03/2013

Farm workers pick crops with Springs Fire in background. (AP Photo)

10,000 acre wildfire burns 15-mile path to Pacific

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Southern California wildfire carving a path to the sea grew to more than 15 square miles and crews prepared Friday for another bad day of gusting winds and searing weather. […]

05/03/2013

A US economy that’s strengthened over past 4 years

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy, the expected focus of Tuesday night’s State of the Union speech, is much healthier than it was four years ago. Yet growth remains slow and unemployment high.

02/12/2013