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Ash falls like snow as celebrities flee California community

Ash falls like snow as celebrities flee California community

LOS ANGELES — Ash fell like snow and heavy smoke had residents gasping for air Monday as a huge Southern California wildfire exploded in size, becoming the fifth largest in state history and driving celebrities from a wealthy hillside enclave.
Bitcoin futures soar amid frenzy over virtual currency

Bitcoin futures soar amid frenzy over virtual currency

NEW YORK — Wall Street got its first taste of bitcoin on Monday, with the price of the first-ever futures contract for the digital currency jumping 20 per cent .
Gas driller: Make homeowner pay for disparaging us

Gas driller: Make homeowner pay for disparaging us

MONTROSE, Pa. — A gas driller argued in court Monday that it's entitled to monetary damages from a Pennsylvania homeowner who continued bad-mouthing the company after settling his water-contamination lawsuit against it more than five years ago.

Mexico City arrests man over building collapse's in quake

Mexico City prosecutors say they have arrested a man who signed off on an apparently faulty construction project that collapsed in the magnitude 7.1 earthquake of Sept. 19 and killed two women.
Kentucky lawmaker accused of sexual assault

Kentucky lawmaker accused of sexual assault

FRANKFORT, Ky. — A Republican Kentucky lawmaker known for his inflammatory social media posts comparing President Barack Obama and his wife to monkeys has been accused of sexual assault by a woman who attended his church.
Class action lawsuit sought over 1966 Spain H-bombs accident

Class action lawsuit sought over 1966 Spain H-bombs accident

HARTFORD, Conn. — Veterans who say they responded to a 1966 accident involving U.S. hydrogen bombs in Spain and then became ill from radiation exposure asked a federal appeals court on Monday to allow a class action lawsuit against the U.S.

Israel intercepts Gaza rocket, retaliates with tank fire

JERUSALEM — The Israeli military said it intercepted a rocket launched at Israel from the Gaza Strip late Monday, a few hours after Israel bombed Hamas military positions in retaliation for rocket fire earlier in the evening.

Report: Firm buying Revel casino for $200M; Straub denies it

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — A Wall Street ratings firm said Monday that a Colorado company is buying Atlantic City's former Revel casino for $200 million, but the mercurial owner of the shuttered casino insists there's no deal.
AP: Rohingya methodically raped by Myanmar's armed forces

AP: Rohingya methodically raped by Myanmar's armed forces

UKHIA, Bangladesh — The soldiers arrived, as they often did, long after sunset. It was June, and the newlyweds were asleep in their home, surrounded by the fields of wheat they farmed in western Myanmar.
France names winners of anti-Trump climate change grants

France names winners of anti-Trump climate change grants

PARIS — Eighteen climate scientists from the U.S. and elsewhere hit the jackpot Monday as French President Emmanuel Macron awarded them millions of euros in grants to relocate to France for the rest of Donald Trump's presidential term.