Ringo H.w. Chiu and Amanda Lee Myers, Associated Press Updated 1:06 am CDT, Friday, August 10, 2018 Now Playing: California fire officials say the largest blaze ever recorded in the state is now more than half contained, although it will still take weeks to surround the massive wildfire. (Aug. 9) Media: Associated Press LAKE ELSINORE, Calif. (AP) — Aircraft turned hillsides red with retardant as homeowners wet their houses with garden hoses in a battle to contain an arson wildfire, which prompted evacuation orders for more than 20,000 people south of Los Angeles. Gov. Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency Thursday night for Orange and Riverside counties as a four-day-old fire carved its way along ridges and hillsides of the Cleveland National Forest. Brown's proclamation said thousands of homes were threatened by the fire in the foothills above Lake Elsinore and nearby communities and ordered state agencies to help local governments. Firefighters … [Read more...] about Firefighters battle to curb wildfire before winds return
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OLIVIA Colman is famed for her roles in Peep Show and Broadchurch. Here's everything you need to know about the actress who's playing Queen Elizabeth in The Crown series three... How old is Olivia Colman? What's her background? Olivia was born Sarah Caroline Olivia Colman on January 30, 1974, in Norwich, Norfolk. Her mother was a nurse, her father a chartered surveyor. She was educated at Norwich High School for Girls in Norwich and Gresham's School in Holt, and at 16 she starred in a school production of The Prime Of Miss Jean Brodie. That's when she decided she wanted to become an actress. First off she studied teaching at Cambridge - where she met future collaborators David Mitchell and Robert Webb - before graduating from Bristol's Old Vic Theatre School in 1999. After drama school, Olivia worked as a temp ("a jolly temp, but not a very good one") and a cleaner before getting her break in acting. Who does Olivia Colman play in The Crown? Olivia Colman is set to replace Claire Foy … [Read more...] about How old is Olivia Colman, who does she play in The Crown and Murder On The Orient Express and who is her husband?
HOBART — Convicted murderer Kelly M. Cochran referred to it as a game of chess.But it was no game for retired Hobart police Detective Sgt. Jeremy Ogden, who interviewed Cochran for more than 100 hours and obtained her first confessions to the killings of her husband and a lover in Michigan.“It was never a game,” he said. “It was my job. I had to do things methodically to extract information from her about the different things that occurred.” In a bold move, Ogden carved a message into a tree where he knew Cochran, 35, would see it. The day she read it she began to tell Ogden what she had done. She already was serving a life sentence for killing and dismembering her lover, Chris Regan, a 53-year-old Iraq War veteran and father of two sons, in October 2014, in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.As Ogden reflected on the investigation he, former Iron River Police Chief Laura Frizzo and others conducted, he said he always knew the key to learning the truth … [Read more...] about Retired Hobart detective reveals the winding trail that led to a confession from woman who murdered her husband, Michigan lover
PUBLISHED: 12:08 17 April 2018 | UPDATED: 12:08 17 April 2018 Thomas Chapman Emily Read, 10, cycled from Land's End to Ness Point and raised thousands of pounds for Shelterbox. Picture: Jenny Read Archant While most children are happy spending their Easter holidays eating plenty of chocolate and enjoying a break from school, Emily Read had different plans altogether. Emily was greeted at Ness Point by the family dog Arty. Picture: Jenny Read The 10-year-old, from Exeter, bravely decided to undertake a 488-mile bike ride to raise money for ShelterBox, who provide boxes containing essential supplies for families robbed of their homes by natural disaster or conflict. Starting on Easter Sunday from Land’s End in Cornwall - England’s most westerly point - Emily pledged to cycle at least 100 miles and raise £1180, enough to fund the purchase of two boxes. However, having conquered her initial target, she opted to ride all the way to Ness Point in Lowestoft - … [Read more...] about Emily, 10, raises thousands for charity with west to east cycling challenge
VietNamNet Bridge – Hundreds of thousands of visitors make the scenic climb to Dinh Cau (Sea Gods Temple) each year. Located on Phu Quoc, the largest island of Viet Nam, the temple offers visitors the chance to listen to the whispering waves and watch the magnificent sunset. Dinh Cau sits on a rock formation 200m west of Duong Dong Town, next to a lighthouse and near an estuary where ships pass by frequently. Standing on the top of the rocks, surrounded by waves and rocks, the temple has faced the wind and waves for hundreds of years. It sits under the canopy of a century-old tree, which remains green throughout the year. The temple has impressed so many visitors that it is considered the symbol of Phu Quoc Island. We walked up the winding stairs hidden between cliffs to visit the temple. On the way up, we encountered a small shrine for the Soil God. In front of the temple were columns with Han (Chinese) script that commended the sacred Sea Gods for protecting local … [Read more...] about Winding stairs lead to mysterious Temple of Sea Gods in Phu Quoc