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  • Biggest wildfire on record in California is fully contained

    Biggest wildfire on record in California is fully contained

    Wednesday, September 19 2018 4:07 PM EDT2018-09-19 20:07:42 GMT

    LAKEPORT, Calif. (AP) - The U.S. Forest Service says the largest wildfire on record in California is 100 percent contained.    The agency made the announcement Wednesday about the so-called Mendocino Complex of twin fires that erupted in July.    The fires north of San Francisco killed a firefighter, destroyed 157 homes and scorched 720 square miles (1,865 square kilometers).

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    LAKEPORT, Calif. (AP) - The U.S. Forest Service says the largest wildfire on record in California is 100 percent contained.    The agency made the announcement Wednesday about the so-called Mendocino Complex of twin fires that erupted in July.    The fires north of San Francisco killed a firefighter, destroyed 157 homes and scorched 720 square miles (1,865 square kilometers).

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  • Settlement reached over worker safety at Hanford site

    Settlement reached over worker safety at Hanford site

    Wednesday, September 19 2018 3:17 PM EDT2018-09-19 19:17:38 GMT

    RICHLAND, Wash. - The federal government will pay $925,000 and improve worker safety to settle a lawsuit over exposure to chemical vapors at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation. Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson said Wednesday that the U.S. Department of Energy will test new technology to capture and destroy dangerous vapors that escape from nuclear waste storage tanks.

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    RICHLAND, Wash. - The federal government will pay $925,000 and improve worker safety to settle a lawsuit over exposure to chemical vapors at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation. Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson said Wednesday that the U.S. Department of Energy will test new technology to capture and destroy dangerous vapors that escape from nuclear waste storage tanks.

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  • Financial Jargon: What the HELOC? (sponsored)

    Financial Jargon: What the HELOC? (sponsored)

    Wednesday, September 19 2018 2:40 PM EDT2018-09-19 18:40:46 GMT

    The financial world is brimming with acronyms and baffling terms. Here's a guide to some of the worst offenders. Excited about your new bridge loan? We regret to inform you: You don't get a bridge. Also disappointing: Your balloon payment will be less fun than it sounds. Don't even get us started about liquid money. Jargon is confusing, by definition. The financial world has its own set of cryptic words and phrases, and yet, it's important to know the differences among your mortga...

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    The financial world is brimming with acronyms and baffling terms. Here's a guide to some of the worst offenders. Excited about your new bridge loan? We regret to inform you: You don't get a bridge. Also disappointing: Your balloon payment will be less fun than it sounds. Don't even get us started about liquid money. Jargon is confusing, by definition. The financial world has its own set of cryptic words and phrases, and yet, it's important to know the differences among your mortga...

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