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Trump to visit California fire scene as death toll rises

Nov. 17, 2018 10:24 AM EST

PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — President Donald Trump heads to Northern California on Saturday to see firsthand the grief and devastation from the deadliest U.S. wildfire in a century, as confusion continued over how many people remain unaccounted for. Authorities confirmed a new death toll of 71 and say they are...

Thailand recovers boat that sank in July, killing 47 Chinese

Nov. 17, 2018 9:19 AM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — Officials on Saturday recovered a boat that sank in rough weather off Thailand's southern resort island of Phuket in July, killing 47 Chinese tourists. Two tour boats sank off Phuket on July 5. Tourists from one boat were rescued, while the sinking of the double-decker Phoenix left 47...

Man-made Czech waterways help save carp, a Christmas treat

Nov. 17, 2018 6:16 AM EST

KRCIN, Czech Republic (AP) — Czechs will have to pay more for their traditional Christmas delicacy this year after a serious drought devastated the carp population this year. The drought overheated and dried out ponds, sucking oxygen from them and drastically reducing numbers of the fish in most parts of...

Argentina: Submarine missing a year found deep in Atlantic

Nov. 17, 2018 12:08 AM EST

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina's navy announced early Saturday that searchers found the missing submarine ARA San Juan deep in the Atlantic a year after it disappeared with 44 crewmen aboard. The vessel was detected 800 meters (2,625 feet) deep in waters off the Valdes Peninsula in Argentine...

Georgia law enforcement helicopter crashes in Alabama river

Nov. 16, 2018 11:11 PM EST

CLANTON, Ala. (AP) — Authorities say divers have recovered the fuselage of a Georgia law enforcement helicopter that crashed into a river in Alabama, but they have spotted no signs of survivors. The Chilton County Sheriff's Office said on its Facebook page that dives were suspended Friday night because of...

Wildfire-charred movie ranch to be rebuilt over 2 years

Nov. 16, 2018 10:20 PM EST

AGOURA HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Standing amid the charred foundations and burned-out movie sets of Paramount Ranch, officials from the National Park Service said Friday that they plan to rebuild and reopen the site that holds decades of movie history and still hosts a steady stream of Hollywood productions...

Fire deaths rise to 71 ahead of Trump's California visit

Nov. 16, 2018 10:18 PM EST

CHICO, Calif. (AP) — With the confirmed death toll at 71 and the list of unaccounted for people more than 1,000, authorities in Northern California on Friday searched for those who perished and those who survived the fiercest of wildfires ahead of a planned visit by President Donald Trump. The president on...

The Latest: Southern California fire toll at 713 buildings

Nov. 16, 2018 10:14 PM EST

CHICO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on California's wildfires (all times local): 7:10 p.m. Authorities have increased the number of homes and other buildings burned by a massive Southern California wildfire. The figure rose Friday evening to 713 buildings destroyed — many of them homes — and more...

Number of missing hard to peg in deadly California wildfire

Nov. 16, 2018 10:07 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — More than 1,000 people are unaccounted for after a deadly Northern California wildfire, but authorities warned Friday that the roster is fluid and contains "raw data," including the names of people who are safe. Some of the people on the ever-evolving list compiled by the Butte County...

Northern California sheriff says 8 more bodies found in wildfire wreckage, bringing death total to 71

Nov. 16, 2018 9:25 PM EST
CHICO, Calif. (AP) — Northern California sheriff says 8 more bodies found in wildfire wreckage, bringing death total to 71.