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Devastated California suburb was exempt from fire rules

The destruction of Coffey Park wasn’t a mystery to fire scientists. Because it was outside the officially mapped “very severe” hazard zone, more than 5 miles to the east, it was exempt from regulations designed to make buildings fire resistant in high-risk areas.

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In Egypt, archaeologists find part of 4,000-year-old statue

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt says archaeologists have discovered the head of a wooden statue, likely belonging to a female regent who ruled the country more than 4,000 years ago. Wednesday's statement by the Antiquities Ministry says the artifact was found in the district of Saqqara, near the ancient Pyramids of Giza. It says the part...