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News On The Move: California wildfires kill ten people, Rito Tinto CEO resigns

Yahoo Finance’s Adam Shapiro covers Friday’s trending stories.

Video Transcript

ADAM SHAPIRO: Ceremonies today marked the 19th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks on the United States. President Trump took part in a moment of silence in Shanksville, Pennsylvania where United Flight 93 crashed in 2001. Former Vise President Joe Biden marked the solemn moment in New York City at the memorial where the twin towers once stood. Vise President Biden will stop in Shanksville later today. On Capitol Hill, another memorial paid homage to the victims, which included those souls who perished when American Airlines Flight 77 crashed at the pentagon.

The wildfires burning on the west coast have forced more than 500,000 people to evacuate in the state of Oregon. Now, this is a little more than 10% of that state's population. The fires have burned more than 1,400 square miles. They've killed at least 15 people. Firefighters think one of those blazes may have been deliberately set. And in California, wildfires have killed at least 10 people, and they've scorched three million plus acres of land.

Rio Tinto CEO Jean-Sébastien Jacques was forced to resign after the mining company blew up a sacred and historic archeological site in order to expand an iron mine. The Juukan Gorge caves contained human artifacts dating back 46,000 years. Indigenous people had been fighting Rio Tinto in court for more than seven years to protect the site, which has significant archeological value and deep cultural meaning for Aboriginal people.