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The Latest: Death toll in California wildfires reaches 17

  • blaze: Brown on Monday declared a state of emergency for Napa, Sonoma, Yuba, Butte, Lake, Mendocino, Nevada and Orange counties and requested a Presidential Major Disaster Declaration to help battle at least 18 blazes burning throughout the state.
  • blaze: Fire officials say winds that propelled the blaze across 12.5 square miles ( 32 sq.
  • blaze: Thousands of people in Anaheim, Orange and Tustin were placed under evacuation orders after the blaze erupted Monday but by Tuesday evening virtually all the orders had been lifted.
  • blaze: Thousands of people in Tustin, Orange and Anaheim were allowed to begin returning home Tuesday evening, a day after the blaze erupted in northern Orange County.
  • blaze: Giordano says the massive blaze is still very active in the Sonoma Valley and in the southern part of the county.

The Latest: Over 100 reported missing in California wildfire

  • ravage: A Northern California county says it has received more than 100 missing-person reports as family and friends scramble to locate loved ones while wildfires ravage the state.
  • blaze: The blaze has scorched 6,000 acres and destroyed dozens of structures in Orange County.
  • scorch: The blaze has scorched 6,000 acres and destroyed dozens of structures in Orange County.
  • ferocious: Former San Francisco Giants pitcher Noah Lowry and his family were among those who had to flee from the ferocious series of wildfires in Northern California.
  • harvest: The trade association said Monday that it does not have verifiable information on winery buildings that burned down or the impact the fires would have on the 2017 harvest.

Catalonian referendum violence plunges EU into crisis as '90pc of voters back independence&apos...

  • baton: In violent scenes beamed around the world, officers in riot gear fired rubber bullets into crowds and beat would-be voters with batons as they queued at polling stations.
  • hypocritical: He told the Daily Telegraph the European Union was " showing itself again to be completely hypocritical ".
  • queue: In violent scenes beamed around the world, officers in riot gear fired rubber bullets into crowds and beat would-be voters with batons as they queued at polling stations.