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Southern California’s Bobcat Fire Doubles in Size in a Week, Forces Thousands to Evacuate

(LOS ANGELES) — The destruction wrought by a wind-driven wildfire in the mountains northeast of Los Angeles approached 156 square miles (404 square kilometers) Sunday, burning structures, homes and a nature center in a famed Southern California wildlife sanctuary in foothill desert communities. Firefighters were, however, able to defend Mount Wilson,...

Tropical Storm Beta Threatens the Gulf Coast During Exceptionally Busy Hurricane Season

Tropical Storm Beta on Sunday was making a slow crawl toward the shores of Texas and Louisiana, stirring worries about heavy rain, flooding and storm surge across the Gulf Coast. Beta was one of three named storms whirling in the Atlantic basin during an exceptionally busy hurricane season. If the system makes landfall in Texas — which forecasters...

Tropical Storm Beta Threatens the Gulf Coast During an Exceptionally Busy Hurricane Season

Tropical Storm Beta on Sunday was making a slow crawl toward the shores of Texas and Louisiana, stirring worries about heavy rain, flooding and storm surge across the Gulf Coast. Beta was one of three named storms whirling in the Atlantic basin during an exceptionally busy hurricane season. If the system makes landfall in Texas — which forecasters...

Trump Blesses Oracle’s TikTok Deal, Delaying Potential U.S. Ban

Donald Trump gave his blessing to Oracle Corp.’s bid for the American operations of TikTok, putting the popular video-sharing app on course to escape a U.S. ban imposed as part of his pressure campaign against China. “I approved the deal in concept,” Trump told reporters Saturday as he left the White House for a campaign rally in Fayetteville, North...

Trump Vows to Nominate a Woman to Fill Ginsburg’s Supreme Court Seat This Week

(WASHINGTON) — President Donald Trump is promising to put forth a female nominee in the coming week to fill the Supreme Court vacancy created by the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, pushing the Republican-controlled Senate to consider the pick without delay. Taking the stage Saturday night at a North Carolina rally to chants of “Fill that seat,”...

Wildfires, Droughts, Pandemics. Is this Our Future? How to Build a Safer World.

Imagine Massachusetts on fire, literally the entire state engulfed in flames. That is how much land has already been ravaged—at least 5 million acres—in the wildfires of California, Washington and Oregon. Put another way, in just a few weeks these fires have burned as much land as was destroyed by a decade of using napalm and Agent Orange during the...

Lego Makes a Hundred Billion Bricks a Year. CEO Niels Christiansen on Why They’re Now More Important Than Ever

(Miss this week’s The Leadership Brief? This interview below was delivered to the inbox of Leadership Brief subscribers on Sunday morning, Sept. 20; to receive weekly emails of conversations with the world’s top CEOs and business decisionmakers, click here.) “Washington Man Designs Lego Basilica Replica.” This is not an Onion headline. The global...

I Was One of Justice Ginsburg’s First Law Clerks. The Experience Shaped My Career and My Marriage

Justice Ginsburg’s death is a blow to all Americans because she was a warrior for equality under the law. Sometimes she won her battles—most notably writing the majority opinion in the 1996 case ending Virginia’s exclusion of women from the Virginia Military Institute based on impermissible stereotyping about women’s capabilities, and in the 1999 case...

‘She Knows She Has Left a Legacy.’ The Story Behind TIME’s Commemorative Ruth Bader Ginsburg Cover

When Sebastian Kim prepared to photograph Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg for the 2015 TIME 100, he knew he wanted to capture an expression. He had limited time—she was characteristically busy—and he recalls asking her to try on the pair of gloves she had brought, and pose with her hand this way or that. She stayed mostly quiet during the...

Strong Winds Trigger Southern California Wildfire to Explode in Size, Spread to Desert Floor

(JUNIPER HILLS, Calif.) — Strong winds pushed a wildfire burning for nearly two weeks in mountains northeast of Los Angeles onto the desert floor and spread it rapidly in several directions, causing it to explode in size and destroy homes, officials said Saturday. Meanwhile, officials were investigating the death of a firefighter on the lines of another...

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