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FILE - In this May 25, 2016 file photo, Uniqlo chief executive Tadashi Yanai speaks to the media in Tokyo. The University of California, Los Angeles has received a $25 million donation from Tadashi Yanai, the founder and CEO of Japanese clothing giant Uniqlo, the school announced Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020. The money will endow a center named for Yanai devoted to the study of Japanese literature, language and culture, the university said in a statement.(AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

UCLA receives $25M gift from head of Japanese retail giant

Jan. 15, 2020 1:50 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The University of California, Los Angeles has received a $25 million donation from Tadashi Yanai, the founder and CEO of Japanese clothing giant Uniqlo, the school announced Wednesday. The money will endow a center named for Yanai devoted to the study of Japanese literature, language and...

This November 2018 image provided by NASA shows flames and smoke from the Camp Fire that erupted 90 miles (140 kilometers) north of Sacramento, Calif. Increasingly intense wildfires that have scorched forests from California to Australia are stoking worry about long-term health impacts from smoke exposure in affected cities and towns. (NASA via AP)

As wildfires get worse, smoke spreads, stokes health worries

Jan. 11, 2020 12:35 AM EST

PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — First came the flames, a raging firestorm propelled by 50 mph (80 kph) wind gusts that incinerated Kelsey Norton’s house and killed 85 people in her community. Then came the smoke — not just from the forest but also from some 14,000 houses and their contents that...

In this Aug. 2019, photo provided by the Oakland Zoo shows the eldest in Oakland Zoo's African elephant herd, M'Dunda in Oakland, Calif. Zoo officials announced M'Dunda, 50, died Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019.  (Sarah Levintin/Oakland Zoo, via AP)

African elephant at Oakland Zoo dies after long life

Dec. 4, 2019 3:01 PM EST

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A 50-year-old matriarch of the Oakland Zoo's African elephant herd died suddenly long after surpassing the 17-year median lifespan for such elephants in captivity,. Zoo officials announced the death Wednesday, saying they found M’Dunda collapsed in the elephant habitat, and...