Map: Six Rivers lightning fire evacuations in Humboldt and Trinity counties

Click ‘accept’ or ‘decline’ to see the full map, with an address search field. Because of a cluster of lightning-sparked wildfires, evacuations have been ordered in Humboldt and Trinity counties. The 12 fires of the Six Rivers Lightning Complex, which started Friday, were reduced to eight on Saturday. As of 4:30 p.m., they totaled 470 acres. Fire managers for the Forest Service called it a “very active emerging incident.” The Zonehaven map above, for Humboldt County, shows the areas of mandatory evacuation in red, evacuation warning in yellow, and advisory in blue. In Trinity County, the evacuation orders cover an area near the community of Salyer: Salyer Heights, Salyer Loop… Read More

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Coast Guard: 2 dead, 5 missing after migrant boat capsizes

KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) — Two people died and five were missing after a boat believed to be carrying migrants attempting to enter the U.S. illegally capsized off the coast of the Florida Keys, the Coast Guard said. Eight people were rescued, the Coast Guard said in a news release Friday. The agency described the boat as a “rustic vessel” that was making an illegal voyage with 15 migrant passengers. It was not immediately clear where the migrants were originally from. Reports of the capsized vessel about 14 miles (about 23 kilometers) south of Sugarloaf Key reached the Coast Guard around 10 a.m. Friday. One person was rescued from the… Read More

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Joe Biden’s hugely consequential COVID isolation – a timeline

A fatigued, runny-nosed President Joe Biden entered COVIDsolitude on July 21 with his legislative agenda stalled, a standoff brewing with the House speaker and an unfinished plan to kill the world’s top terrorist with a drone. More than two weeks later, Biden’s second stint in isolation appears to be ending, with his agenda suddenly revived, tensions with China dramatically ratcheted up and the terrorist dead. The two-plus weeks Biden has spent with just his German Shepherd for company have proved some of the weightiest of his presidency, with his once-bleak legislative fortunes enjoying a surprise turnabout and his foreign policy shaken by events across the globe. Even some White House… Read More

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CPAC Dallas is still Trump-centric, but Ron DeSantis is on Texans’ minds

By Michael Williams | The Dallas Morning News DALLAS — The Conservative Political Action Conference is still very much a Donald Trump-dominated event, but ears perked up anytime another name was mentioned during the three-day event in Dallas. Though Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is not at CPAC, he is still omnipresent, with his name stitched on hats and T-shirts and drawing a raucous reaction whenever it’s mentioned onstage. He is widely considered the leader of the post-Trump conservative movement and a potential 2024 presidential candidate. Ahead of Trump’s headlining speech Saturday, most CPAC attendees said they believe the Republican Party is DeSantis’ to inherit, but not until the former president… Read More

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Police: 4th Muslim killed in Albuquerque over past 9 months

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Police say the killing of a Muslim man on Friday night in Albuquerque may be linked to the ambush shooting deaths of three Muslim men over the past nine months in New Mexico’s biggest city. Police said Saturday that the victim in the latest killing was a Muslim from South Asia who is believed to be in his mid-20s. The man, whose identity hasn’t yet been confirmed by investigators, was found dead after police received a call of a shooting. Earlier this week, police confirmed that local detectives and federal law enforcement officers were looking for possible ties between the separate crimes. Two of the men… Read More

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Kirby sharp, France homers as Mariners beat Angels to open doubleheader

SEATTLE (AP) – Ty France hit a two-run homer in the third inning, George Kirby pitched six solid innings and the Seattle Mariners beat the Los Angeles Angels 2-1 Saturday to open a doubleheader. Mariners 2, Angels 1: Box Score France’s homer came with two outs against starter Jaime Barria (1-2) and erased a one-run lead that came from Mickey Moniak’s second-inning RBI single. Ty sent a gift to his friends in the bullpen. What a good friend. pic.twitter.com/fZ6nzEWIqL — Seattle Mariners (@Mariners) August 6, 2022 The go-ahead blast came one day after France hit a tying single in the ninth during a 4-3, 10-inning loss to the Angels. France… Read More

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SF Giants get Brandon Crawford, Joc Pederson back from injury

OAKLAND — The last time Brandon Crawford was fully healthy, the Giants were still in the thick of a playoff race. It has been more than six weeks since Crawford banged his left knee sliding into home plate in Atlanta. Coming in the middle of an ultracompetitive series with the reigning champs, before it became clear Crawford would require not one but two stints on the injured list, it would have been easy then to imagine seeing the collision replayed during a potential playoff series. Crawford returned to the Giants’ lineup Saturday in Oakland, along with Joc Pederson, but it is becoming increasingly likely that there will be no such… Read More

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Do Utah Wasatch and Uinta Mountains, forests and trailheads have fees?

Hikers start the White Pine Trail in Little Cottonwood Canyon on Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2022. The Forest Service is proposing fees for a number of trails in the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache national forest. Scott G Winterton, Deseret News A new proposal from the U.S. Forest Service would require fees for dozens of trailheads, campsites and day use areas throughout the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest, a region that spans nearly all of northeastern Utah and sees upward of 13 million annual visits. The Forest Service says these fees will provide important revenue to maintain services like toilets, picnic areas, fire rings, parking lots and more, as visitation to the area continues to surge. But… Read More

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Victrix unveils new versions of its legendary Victrix Pro FS sticks

With new fighting games such as “Street Fighter 6” on the way, now is a good time to start perusing the market for new arcade sticks. The controllers don’t last forever and they do take a beating over time. Victrix, the pro gaming label of PDP, has come out of the gate at EVO, aka The Evolution Championship Series, with a new version of its venerable Pro FS Stick. Yes, they are unbelievably expensive at $399, but the peripheral is one of the highest quality of its kind. What makes these controllers sought after? Part of it is the design with its 6.28-degree angle slope on the stick that Victrix… Read More

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Jennifer Davis, Seeking Sister Wife Star and Throuple Member PREGNANT with First Child

She may be in an unusual relationship, but Jennifer Davis is now experiencing an emotion to which millions of women can relate: Pure joy. Because she’s pregnant with her first child! In a sneak peek at the August 8 episode of Seeking Sister Wife, Jennifer says the following to producers: We have something to tell you. We’re pregnant! Davis drops this bombshell while sitting next to husband Nick Davis and sister wife April Davis. “This one!” the polygamous husband says in the same clip while rubbing his spouse’s belly. “Yeah, Jennifer is expecting. We’ve got a bun in the oven here.” In the footage, which was shared by People Magazine,… Read More

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