US World Series Game 7, California wildfires: 5 things you need to know Wednesday

11:20  30 october  2019
11:20  30 october  2019 Source:   usatoday.com

California Utilities Warn of Power Cuts on Risk of Wildfire

  California Utilities Warn of Power Cuts on Risk of Wildfire Almost two weeks after California utilities cut electricity to 2.3 million people, two major power providers warned they may have to halt supplies to thousands across California as strong, dry winds raise the wildfire threat across the state. © Bloomberg A firefighter looks at damage during the Saddleridge fire in the Porter Ranch neighborhood of Los Angeles, California, U.S., on Friday, Oct. 11, 2019. No major outages have occurred yet, but Edison International’s southern California unit has warned as many as 41,000 customers could lose power due to a wind storm forecast to last through Monday. Meanwhile, PG&E Corp.

The World Series heads to a Game 7 , millions brace for blackouts as California wildfires continue and more things to start your Wednesday morning. Firefighter’s efforts to battle the raging Kincade Fire in Northern California could be hampered by gusts reaching 60 to 70 mph through Wednesday

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Finally, the World Series theater everyone craved: Game 7

The Washington Nationals defeated the Houston Astros behind Stephen Strasburg's memorable performance, setting up a dramatic World Series Game 7 on Wednesday night (8 p.m. ET, Fox) at Minute Maid Park. The Nationals made it possible by winning 7-2, over the Houston Astros in a game that was upstaged by controversy, Nats manager Dave Martinez being ejected, and resurrected memories of first-base umpire Don Denkinger’s blown call in Game 6 of the 1985 World Series. Max Scherzer, who was scratched from his Game 5 start, is set to pitch the decisive game for the Nationals, while Zack Greinke takes the mound for the Astros

California fires: Another round of intentional power shutoffs hits

  California fires: Another round of intentional power shutoffs hits California's largest utility started yet another round of intentional power cuts to prevent its equipment from sparking wildfires, frustrating residents two weeks after it left nearly 1 million customers in the dark for days. © Christian Monterrosa/AP A firefighter looks out over the flames of the Palisades Fire minutes after it ignites on Monday, Oct. 21, 2019 in the Pacific Palisades, section of Los Angeles. The blaze broke out Monday morning in a coastal canyon of the affluent Pacific Palisades neighborhood.

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Millions brace for blackouts as California's Kincade, Getty fires rage

Firefighter’s efforts to battle the raging Kincade Fire in Northern California could be hampered by gusts reaching 60 to 70 mph through Wednesday evening, AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Paul Walker warned. The blaze, which had consumed more than 115 square miles, had damaged or destroyed more than 220 buildings and was only 15% contained Tuesday. About 200,000 people had been forced to evacuate the area, but the National Weather Service said almost 18 million Californians were living in areas where the fire risk was critical. Another 3.2 million face an extreme risk, the service said. In Los Angeles, the Getty Fire had burned through more than 650 acres, damaging or destroying more than a dozen homes, threatening 7,000 more and forcing thousands of residents to flee.

California wildfires erupt in LA, burn in wine country

  California wildfires erupt in LA, burn in wine country  Firefighters battled destructive wildfires north of San Francisco and in western neighborhoods of Los Angeles on Monday, trying to beat back flames that forced thousands to flee their homes. Easing winds offered a chance of improved conditions for firefighters trying to control a huge fire in Sonoma County wine country north of San Francisco, but forecasters warned that another round of strong wind gusts could hit the area on Tuesday.

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U.S. reading, math scores aren't getting any better

Fourth and eighth grade reading scores on the National Assessment of Educational Progress haven't budged in a decade, a new report released Wednesday finds. Specifically, 35% of fourth-graders were proficient in reading in 2019, down from 37% in 2017, according to the National Center for Education Statistics, which administers the NAEP to a representative sample of students across the country every two years. Math scores didn't fare much better: About 41% of fourth-graders and 34% of eighth-graders scored proficient in math in 2019, not significantly different from 2017. So why are the scores so low? Some experts theorize that children don't spend enough time practicing reading fluency or developing their vocabulary, while others believe students are subjected to far too many tests, which leaves less time for instruction.

Getty fire: Housekeepers, gardener go to work despite the flames

  Getty fire: Housekeepers, gardener go to work despite the flames When she left her house about 6 a.m., Carmen Solano didn't know a brush fire had erupted near the neighborhood where she worked. So she left for her job, with coffee and pan in hand. She'd filled her red backpack with tortillas, bananas, water and lunch for the day before heading to a home she cleaned weekly on Robinwood Drive. When Solano arrived, via a taxi shared with other housekeepers, the hillside neighborhood lined with multimillion-dollar homes was already choked with debris from the Getty fire.“There’s a lot of smoke,” the driver observed, as he dropped off the Guatemalan immigrant.

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Boeing CEO to testify before House committee

Boeing's CEO Dennis Muilenburg is scheduled to testify before a House committee Wednesday, a day after being grilled by the Senate. During Tuesday's testimony, Muilenburg defended the aerospace company's safety inspection system, despite two crashes that have grounded its 737 Max jetliner. He also disclosed he was notified before the second crash of a test pilot's signal of "egregious" problems with the Max's flight control system, now believed to be at fault in the plane's two crashes. Not only will the 737 Max not fly again until all agree it is safe, Muilenburg said, but Boeing also is reviewing all its safety policies. Tuesday’s hearing was attended by family members of the 346 people who lost their lives in the crashes.

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Last hurrah for Fed rate cuts?

The Federal Reserve is widely expected to lower interest rates for the third time this year after its two-day meeting that ends Wednesday. But will that be the end of cuts? Economists are divided on whether Fed officials will leave the door wide open to another cut at their next meeting in December or hint that they’re inclined to pause. Since the Fed last cut rates in mid-September, a sluggish global economy and the U.S.-China trade war have dinged the economy somewhat, but job growth and consumer spending have remained solid. Whatever Fed policymakers signal is likely to move stock markets, and their rate decision will determine whether consumer borrowing costs and bank savings rates will continue to edge down.

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