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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...

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.

Cal-Stanford Big Game postponed because of wildfire smoke

Nov. 16, 2018 9:20 PM EST

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — The annual Big Game between Stanford and California scheduled for Saturday was postponed two weeks because of the unhealthy air quality in the Bay Area from a wildfire some 150 miles to the north. Cal announced Friday that the game would be played Dec. 1 with a noon kickoff at...

California utility shares rise as regulator calms investors

Nov. 16, 2018 7:46 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Shares of Pacific Gas & Electric Co. soared Friday after California's top utility regulator said his agency will help the company deal with potentially crippling liability costs from wildfires. PG&E's stock rebounded 37.5 percent Friday after plunging 60 percent and losing...

Smoke from wildfire forces Raiders indoors for second day

Nov. 16, 2018 6:11 PM EST

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Raiders practiced at an off-site facility for a second consecutive day Friday as thick smoke from California's deadly wildfires blanketed the Bay Area. Much like they did a year ago when similar conditions arose due to fires in Northern California, players and coaches...

Cyclone kills 13 in southern India, 80K people evacuated

Nov. 16, 2018 3:03 PM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — A cyclone hit the coast of southern India on Friday, killing at least 13 people, damaging homes and forcing the evacuation of more than 80,000 residents. Cyclone Gaja blew ashore in Tamil Nadu state with heavy rains and winds of 90 kilometers (55 miles) per hour, said Narendra Kumar, a...