News: Top 5 Stories For August 9, 2021 (Reuters)

Five stories to know for August 9:

1. A raging wildfire in northern California is now the second-largest recorded in state history, officials said.

2. A senior aide to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo resigned in the wake of a state attorney general’s report that the governor sexually harassed 11 women.

3. The U.S. Senate moved slowly on Sunday toward passing a $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill, held back by one Republican lawmaker who opposed speeding up a vote on the nation’s biggest investment in roads and bridges in decades.

4. Thousands of people have fled their homes on the Greek island of Evia as wildfires burned uncontrolled, with ferries on standby for more evacuations after taking many to safety by sea.

5. Extreme heat waves that previously only struck once every 50 years are now expected to happen once per decade because of global warming, a UN climate science report said.

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