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Monday, 20 August 2012

Monday, August 20, 2012
MANTON, Calif. — Firefighters across the West on Monday kept to the task of battling a summer-long series of raging wildfires, with the latest round sparked mostly by lightning strikes amid dry conditions and gusty winds.

In Northern California, crews struggled to gain control of a rapidly growing wildfire that has destroyed at least seven homes, threatened thousands of others and also forced thousands of rural residents to evacuate.
PHOTOS: It's Finally Here!
Escaped Sex Offender Found Panhandling Near Popular Tourist Spot
Singer Of San Francisco's Most Iconic Anthem Found Dead
WATCH: 8-Year-Old Marin Girl Raises $30K From Lemonade Stand
Phil Angelides: The Unrepentant and Unreformed Bankers
These days, the business sections of newspapers read like rap sheets. Money laundering. Price fixing. Bid rigging. Securities fraud. Talking about the mob? No, unfortunately. Wall Street.
Richard Barrington: Bank Fees Survey Mid-2012: Checking and ATM Costs Jump Again
Nearly any way you slice it, checking accounts became a little more expensive in the first half of 2012. However, the results also indicate that consumers still have several options for combating these costs.
Nico Lang: 13 Things You Can Do Instead of Missing Someone
You can't hide forever. So, you should start learning to channel your feelings and get them out in healthy ways, that don't involve making Facebook statuses about how lonely you are right now.
Logan Nakyanzi Pollard: Is Global Warming Inevitable? A Case Study
Climate change seems to be everywhere this summer -- freak storms, wildfires, record high temperatures.
John Pavley: The Myth of the Aging Hacker and How to Fight It
Technology has a reputation for being a young person's game. That's a perception I would like to change. Sure, when I was young I had a dozen ideas a day. But I hardly ever completed anything. Now that I am older, I have the ability to finish what I started.

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