An accidental midday brush fire in Mandeville Canyon charred at least 30 acres and was 70 percent contained by 7 p.m. Sunday, the Los Angeles Fire Department said.
By the time the blaze was reported about 12:45 p.m., it had burned three to four acres of brush near a house in the 2960 block of Mandeville Canyon Road, fire department spokeswoman Margaret Stewart said.
The fire was caused by a worker doing weed abatement for brush clearance, Stewart said.
A retired New York City firefighter who was among the first responders in the aftermath of the 9/11 attack has died from cancer, according to the Uniformed Firefighters Association.
Ray Pfeifer, 59, had battled cancer for eight years related to working during 9/11, said Fire Commissioner Daniel A. Nigro.
While he was still sick, Pfeifer was involved in lobbying to get the Zadroga Act passed. The Zadroga Act was signed into law in 2011 and compensated victims who suffer from diseases due to exposure during recovery efforts.
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A Navy parachutist in Jersey City's Fleet Week crashed into the water and died on Sunday, officials said.
The member of the Navy Leap Frogs suffered a malfunction with his parachute and it failed to open properly, Cmdr. Jack Scorby said.
He landed in the water near Liberty State Park and was immediately retrieved by the Coast Guard, according to officials. He was taken to Jersey City Medical Center where he was pronounced dead, Scorby said.
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For the 30th year, the annual Rolling Thunder "Ride for Freedom" rumbled into Washington with hundreds of thousands of bikers. The official events started Friday evening, with the "Blessing of the Bikes" at Washington National Cathedral.
Since 1988, thousands of bikers and spectators have converged in Washington to honor military veterans and members of the military missing in action. More than 1 million people are expected to participate.
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Since taking office in January, President Donald Trump's administration has been associated with one foreign country in particular, Russia. U.S. intelligence officials say President Vladimir Putin ordered a campaign to influence the U.S. presidential election, to denigrate Hillary Clinton and then to help Trump's chances. Trump denies any wrongdoing, while the FBI and Congress investigate his administration's contacts with Russia.
Meanwhile Trump has flirted with upending U.S. foreign policy, threatening to declare China a currency manipulator and to pull out of NAFTA, for example, questioning the one-China policy under which the United States recognizes China and not Taiwan and backing off a U.S. commitment to the two-state solution to the Israel-Palestinian conflict. In the end, though, Trump has often reverted to traditional policies. His supporters say he is scrutinizing foreign agreements with the goal of benefitting Americans, but critics say the uncertainty is unsettling to allies and unproductive.
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British Airways said many of its IT systems were back up and running Sunday, but some travelers will likely face cancellations and delays for a third straight day after a global computer failure grounded hundreds of flights.
BA chief executive Alex Cruz said Sunday the airline was running a "near-full operation" at London's Gatwick Airport and planned to operate all scheduled long-haul services from Heathrow. But he said there would still be delays, as well as some canceled short-haul flights.
The airline said it will run a full schedule at Gatwick on Monday and intends to run its full long-haul flight schedule and a "high proportion" of its shorter flights at Heathrow.
Two great white sharks are hanging out at the Jersey Shore and Delaware beaches this Memorial Day weekend.
Mary Lee, a 16-foot, 3,456-pound great white shark surfaced in the water near Cape May, New Jersey and Rehoboth Beach, Delaware Saturday and remained in the area Sunday, according to the non-profit shark-tracking group OCEARCH.
The mature predator was about 15 miles east-southeast of Cape May when she last pinged on OCEARCH's radar at 7 a.m. Sunday. Two hours earlier, she pinged near the shore of Lewes and Rehoboth Beach, Delaware.
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Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly said Sunday he's considering banning laptops from the passenger cabins of all international flights to and from the United States.
That would dramatically expand a ban announced in March that affects about 50 flights per day from 10 cities, mostly in the Middle East. The current ban was put in place because of concerns about terrorist attacks.
The ban prevents travelers from bringing laptops, tablets and certain other devices on board with them in their carry-on bags. All electronics bigger than a smartphone must be checked in.
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Did you know that 25 American cities claim to be the birthplace of Memorial Day? Or that 1.5 million people will watch the National Memorial Day Parade on TV?
A new infographic from WalletHub, "Memorial Day By The Numbers" is a trove of fascinating facts and striking stats, NBC News reported.
"It's a day of remembrance, but also a big eating holiday, a big travel weekend, as well as a big sales weekend. We included all this data because one category really snowballs into the next," said Jill Gonzalez, analyst at WalletHub.
Seth Birnbaum, CEO and co-founder of EverQuote, told NBC News that Memorial Day weekend is one of the most dangerous times in the U.S to be on the road.
"Unfortunately, the influx of cars on the road this weekend means there will be an influx of distracted drivers," Birnbaum said.
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North Korean media claimed on Saturday that the country had tested a "a new type of anti-aircraft guided weapon," NBC News reported.
The country's state-run KCNA said that Kim Jong Un watched the test and that defects in the system have been fixed.
Reports of the new test come amid heightened tensions in the Korean peninsula and following international condemnation of several banned ballistic missile tests carried out so far this year.
Experts say some of the North's claims about its anti-aircraft systems are doubtful and that the latest claim may be an exaggeration.
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As he dashed through the Middle East and Europe, Donald Trump looked like a conventional American leader abroad. He solemnly laid a wreath at a Holocaust memorial in Jerusalem, had an audience with the pope at the Vatican and stood center stage with Western allies at the annual summits that dominate the diplomatic calendar.
But when Trump spoke, he sounded like anything but a typical U.S. president.
On his first overseas tour, the new president made no attempt to publicly promote democracy and human rights in Saudi Arabia, instead declaring that he wasn't there to lecture.
Life was hell in the White House.
The aides and advisers who endured the last major independent investigation at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue say President Donald Trump and his team are not prepared for how miserable their lives are about to become, NBC News reported.
The investigation into former President Bill Clinton wrought havoc on the lives of the White House staff, brought down a sitting governor, and led to the impeachment of a president for only the second time in American history.
Former FBI Director Robert Mueller's is set with the task of looking into Russian meddling in the election and possible ties of the Trump campaign to Moscow. It begins with the start of Trump's presidency, when he has few accomplishments or good will to fall back on, and when the White House is already riven with internal divisions and leaks.
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A noose was found hanging in a tree near one of the Smithsonian museums on the National Mall in Washington, officials say.
The noose was found Friday evening near the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, U.S. Park Police said in a statement issued Saturday.
A Smithsonian police officer spotted the symbol of racist violence "inside the dense canopy of a tree" west of the museum. Officials do not know for how long it was there.
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A Virginia State Police special agent fatally shot by a convicted felon in a Richmond public housing complex was a father of three and former Marine who founded a youth wrestling club and mentored disadvantaged kids, authorities said.
Special Agent Michael T. Walter, 45, died early Saturday after being shot Friday evening by Travis Ball in a neighborhood in Virginia's capital city that has been plagued by gun violence, police said.