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As Wildfires Get Worse, Smoke Spreads, Stokes Health Worries

PARADISE — First came the flames, a raging firestorm propelled by 50 mph wind gusts that incinerated Kelsey Norton’s house and killed 85 people in her community. “I don’t want to have cancer in my 50s because I inhaled smoke in my 30s." — Kelsey Norton, Par...
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Hall of Fame Cornerback Willie Brown Dies at Age 78

Hall of Fame cornerback Willie Brown, who provided the iconic play of the Oakland Raiders' first Super Bowl title, died on Tuesday. He was 78. "The entire Hall of Fame family mourns the loss of a great man. ...
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Diahann Carroll, Oscar-Nominated, Pioneering Actress, Dies

NEW YORK — Diahann Carroll, the Oscar-nominated actress and singer who won critical acclaim as the first black woman to star in a non-servant role in a TV series as "Julia," has died. She was 84. Carroll's daughter, Susan Kay, told The Associated Press her ...