On the frontline in Ferguson
On the frontline in Ferguson
Canadian Liberals Kick Off Formal Campaign Season
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Photojournalist Jon Lowenstein has been in Ferguson Missouri since last week as the protests over the shooting of the unarmed teenager Michael Brown have seen anger seethe and simmer.
The Liberal Party of Canada started the official federal election campaign season on August 2 by posting a new campaign video, which features Leader Justin Trudeau. Prime Minister Stephen Harper, a conservative, asked the 41st Parliament to be dissolved on August 2, which kicked off the formal federal campaign season, <a href="http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/harper-launches-federal-election-campaign/article25812039/" target="_blank">according to Canadian media</a>. It will be a long campaign season with the election scheduled for October 19.The latest <a href="http://www.nanosresearch.com/library/polls/POLNAT-S15-T648.pdf" target="_blank">poll numbers released August 2</a> show the Conservatives with a slight lead over the New Democratic Party. The liberals fall third. Credit: YouTube/Liberal Party of Canada
Here are the top stories: wild fires continue to rage through central and northern California; Canadians will soon vote for a new government; disappointment on Reunion island and Secretary Kerry is in Cairo
As the Willow Fire grew to 5,116 acres on Saturday, August 1, so did containment, with the fire at least 50 percent under control. Firefighters said on Sunday they were gaining ground on the blaze by back burning containment lines, according to <a href="http://abc30.com/news/residents-gather-in-north-fork-for-willow-fire-town-hall-meeting/888594/" target="_blank">ABC 30</a>. About 450 buildings were still threatened by the fire, but fire officials said the worst of the fire is over.<a href="http://www.fresnobee.com/news/local/article29745286.html" target="_blank">Local media reported</a> the fire was started when a boy lit pine branches with a lighter, but the cause remains under investigation. Credit: YouTube/shakeycamerawork
Firefighters evacuate residents and close a major road as a forest fire approaches the outskirts of Jerusalem. Diane Hodges reports.
The Rocky Fire in northern California grew to 47,000 acres by the morning of August 2, <a href="http://cdfdata.fire.ca.gov/incidents/incidents_details_info?incident_id=1161" target="_blank">according to CalFire</a>. More than 6,000 structures are threatened by the wildfire, which remains at 5 percent contained.Twenty-four homes have been destroyed by the fire. Mandatory evacuations are in effect, impacting more than 12,000 people. The major thoroughfare Highway 20 is closed, though the fire has not crossed the road, which officials have been concerned may happen. Credit: Instagram/Dave Mills
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