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  • LOS ANGELES, Oct 20,- Five years after Angelina Jolie's "Maleficent" cast a spell over the box office, the villainous enchantress has returned to the top of domestic charts. Despite opening below projections heading into the weekend, "Maleficent: Mistress of Evil" easily towered over competition including holdover from Warner Bros.' "Joker" and newcomer Sony's "...

  • Oct 17- Snap Inc. said on Thursday it is introducing dynamic advertising that automatically create ads and target audiences in real-time, as the parent company of photo messaging app Snapchat looks to compete for digital ad dollars. Snap has grown revenue and its userbase as larger rivals Alphabet's Google and Facebook Inc, which dominate the global digital...

  • Oct 15- Flames engulfed two ethanol holding tanks on Tuesday at a NuStar Energy petrochemical storage facility near San Francisco, prompting health authorities to urge residents of two adjacent towns to remain indoors for much of the day while crews battled to subdue the blaze. No injuries were reported from the fire, which began shortly before 2 p.m. and spread...

  • LOS ANGELES, Oct 14- A deadly wind-driven wildfire that raged across the northern edge of Los Angeles last week started near the base of high-voltage transmission tower owned by electric utility Southern California Edison, company and fire officials said on Monday. The company, a unit of Edison International, said through a spokeswoman that it had notified the...

  • LOS ANGELES, Oct 13- Firefighters have tightened their grip on a deadly Los Angeles wildfire burning with subdued fury on Sunday after extremely dry desert winds that had stoked the flames gave way to moister, gentler breezes blowing in from the Pacific. The so-called Saddleridge fire, which erupted Thursday night and raced across the northern edge of L.A.' s San...

  • Oct 13- Firefighters gained further control of a deadly wildfire on the northern edge of Los Angeles that has forced thousands from their homes, officials reported on Sunday, as the warm and dry Santa Ana winds that fueled the blaze were expected to subside. Santa Ana winds brought dry desert air into the Los Angeles basin, whipping up a fire blamed for the death of a...

  • Oct 12- More than 1,000 firefighters battled a deadly and fast-moving wildfire on the northern edge of Los Angeles on Saturday, reinforcing containment lines that allowed thousands of residents under evacuation orders to return to their homes. The Los Angeles Fire Department said the fire was 19 percent contained after "aggressive" overnight air operations...

  • Oct 12- More than 1,000 firefighters battled a deadly and fast-moving wildfire on the northern edge of Los Angeles on Saturday, reinforcing containment lines that allowed some of the thousands of residents under evacuation orders to return to their homes. The Los Angeles Fire Department said the fire was 19 percent contained after "aggressive" overnight air...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 11- U.S. stocks ended more than 1% higher on Friday though well off the day's highs after the announcement of a partial trade deal between the United States and China. President Donald Trump, speaking to reporters after talks with Chinese Vice Premier Liu He, said the United States and China had come to a substantial phase-1 trade deal, reaching...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 11- Stocks on Wall Street came off their highs in late trading after U.S. President Donald Trump announced a partial trade deal with China that could be signed within weeks, with the boost from New York enough to give stocks across the globe their largest daily gain in two months. The British pound closed its strongest week against the dollar in over two...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 11- U.S. stocks ended more than 1% higher on Friday though well off the day's highs after the announcement of a partial trade deal between the United States and China. President Donald Trump said the United States and China had come to a substantial phase-1 trade deal, reaching agreement on intellectual property, financial services and big...

  • Los Angeles County firefighters battle a wind-driven wildfire in Sylmar, California, October 10, 2019.

    A fast-moving wildfire fueled by dry Pacific winds engulfed houses, roads and wooded areas near Los Angeles on Friday morning, killing at least one person and forcing some 100,000 residents to flee their homes, officials said.

  • A wildfire burning north of Los Angeles exploded in size overnight, forcing evacuations. The so-called "Saddleridge fire" broke out in the community of Sylmar. Fueled by winds gusting up to 60 mph and dry vegetation, the fire grew from 60 to nearly 4,000 acres. Fire crews say dozens of homes have gone up in flames. At least 74 structures have been destroyed and 16 others were damaged.

  • The Sandalwood Fire was one of about 275 wildfires that have broken out across California as hot, gusty winds signaled the start of its peak fire season, state officials said. It erupted when a "trash truck dumped a load of burning trash that spread onto vegetation," shortly before 2 p.m. Thursday, in the community of Calimesa, about 70 miles east of Los Angeles, the fire...

  • LOS ANGELES, Oct 10- A fierce wildfire that erupted in southern California on Thursday destroyed homes and structures and caused "numerous medical emergencies" at a Riverside County mobile home park, fire officials said. The Sandalwood Fire was one of about 275 wildfires that have broken out across California in the past 24 hours as hot, gusty winds signaled the...

  • LOS ANGELES, Oct 10- California Governor Gavin Newsom called a widespread electricity shutdown triggered by a power company to prevent wildfires "unacceptable," saying on Thursday it resulted from years of mismanagement by the utility. Pacific Gas and Electric Co has imposed unprecedented shutoffs that left more than 600,000 homes and workplaces without...

  • LOS ANGELES, Oct 10- A California dentist canceled dozens of appointments and supermarkets tried to save rotting food on Thursday as electricity was cut to over 600,000 homes and workplaces in a second day of planned power outages to cut wildfire risks. Pacific Gas and Electric Co imposed the unprecedented shutoffs as gale-force winds and dry weather...

  • Oct 10- A California dentist canceled dozens of appointments and supermarkets tried to save rotting food on Thursday as electricity was cut to over 600,000 homes and workplaces in a second day of planned power outages to cut wildfire risks. Pacific Gas and Electric Co imposed the unprecedented shutoffs as gale-force winds and dry weather continued to pose a...

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  • NEW YORK, Oct 3- Ride-hailing company Uber Technologies Inc is taking to the air in New York City where users with a little cash to spare will soon be able to book helicopter flights to John F. Kennedy International airport through their apps. Uber's prices roughly compare to those of competitors, including Blade, which offers a $195 trip to JFK from Manhattan.