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Firefighters in California have gained ground in tackling the massive Blue Cut wildfire, containing around 40% and allowing many evacuees to return home. But it was also revealed that some 96 homes had been destroyed in the fire since it broke out on Tuesday. Some 58 sq miles (150 sq km) have been charred in San Bernardino County, 60...

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Hillary Clinton told the FBI that former Secretary of State Colin Powell recommended on two occasions that she use a private email account for unclassified communication, sources told NBC News early Friday. According to the Democratic nominee, Powell made the suggestions at a small dinner party shortly after Clinton took over at the State Department in...

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The emotional moment when doctors delivered the baby of a Syrian woman injured by an airstrike in the besieged city of Aleppo has been captured on camera. The boy's mother, identified only as Mayissa, was seriously injured as she walked to the hospital to give birth. Her right arm and leg were broken and...

NBC News
Despite Republican presidential contender Donald Trump's claims that environmental regulations hamper economic growth, many economists argue that such rules don't hinder prosperity and they point to the state of California as proof. Last month, California, a state billed as having the most stringent environmental rules, surpassed France to become the sixth largest economy in the world,...

BBC News
The chief executive of Viacom is expected to depart following a fraught, familial battle for control of the US media giant. Philippe Dauman is set to step down next month with a $72m (£55m) payoff as part of a settlement with the company. Before leaving, he is expected to present a plan to sell a small stake in Paramount...

NBC News
Parents may be looking forward to their kids returning to school this fall — but they're probably not so excited about the daily challenges around transportation. Not only do most kids need to be dropped off and picked up from school, they need to get to soccer games, tutoring lessons, play dates, and so on. For...

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German carmaker Opel plans to cut its workers' hours this year because it expects Brexit to hurt its UK sales. A spokesman for Opel said about 5,000 workers at its Ruesselsheim and Eisenach factories would be affected. Opel is owned by US car giant GM. The pound has weakened against the dollar and euro since the UK's 23...

BBC News
Some call it extreme narcissism, for others, it is just a bit of fun. For Estee Lauder, the selfie is a trend that has helped drive a rise in make-up sales. Cosmetics was the fastest growing division for the company for the full-year to 30 June, with turnover up 9%. The owner of brands such as Clinique, MAC...

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The City of London and the UK's financial services industry, like the rest of the economy, remains part of the EU's single market. Although the market is not quite as smooth and borderless for financial services as it is for, say, manufacturing, the City has been pretty happy with that deal. Not least because an awful lot...

NBC News
The National Park Service turns 100 years old this month. Fifty-nine U.S. National Parks cover almost 52 million acres across 27 different states. Last year, they saw a record 305 million visitors. To recognize the centennial of the system protecting these American treasures, NBC News will feature stories from 10 national parks and recreation areas — from California's...

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