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Residents flee as flames approach wealthy California enclave

MONTECITO, Calif. (AP) — Residents piled into cars and fled on Saturday as surging winds drove one of the biggest fires in California’s history toward the wealthy coastal enclave of Montecito, northwest of Los Angeles. The mandatory evacuations around Montecito and neighboring Summerland on the outskirts of Santa Barbara came as winds that had eased a day earlier roared back at around 30 mph (48 kph), with gusts to about 60 mph (97 kph). Firefighters stood by yellow fire trucks with hoses unspooled, ready to … Read the referenced┬ástory here:…

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Trump adds nuance to pro-Israel approach ahead of Netanyahu visit

Top Stories WASHINGTON/JERUSALEM (Reuters) – During his election campaign, Donald Trump signaled his presidency would be a boon for Israel and tough on Palestinians. The U.S. Embassy would move to Jerusalem, he would name an ambassador who backs Israeli settlements on land Palestinians seek for a state and there would be no pressure for peace talks. Trump adds nuance to pro-Israel approach ahead of Netanyahu visit

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