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The Latest: Trump official to visit wildfire zones

Nov. 13, 2018 1:42 PM EST

PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on wildfires in California (all times local): 10:30 a.m. U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke says he's cancelled a planned trip to Asia at the direction of the White House and will instead travel to California to support efforts to contain the deadly wildfires scorching...

Southern California wildfire roars to life in wilderness

Nov. 13, 2018 1:16 PM EST

MALIBU, Calif. (AP) — Southern California's huge wildfire roared to life again Tuesday in a mountain wilderness area even as many neighborhoods were reopened to thousands of residents who fled its advance last week. A massive plume rose suddenly at midmorning in the Santa Monica Mountains near the...

Fire-weary California homeowners face long road to recovery

Nov. 13, 2018 1:16 PM EST

Californians who lost a home to the state's wildfires could face a nightmarish recovery as they try to rebuild. It's always a challenge to recuperate after any disaster, but California residents face a unique problem. Experts say the seemingly endless series of devastating wildfires in recent years has increased...

Metallica, ex-bandmates to pay concert tribute to Cornell

Nov. 13, 2018 1:08 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The late Chris Cornell will be honored with a tribute concert in Los Angeles on Jan. 16 featuring members of his former bands along with Metallica and the Foo Fighters. Organizers on Tuesday announced the Forum concert that is being called "I Am the Highway: A Tribute to Chris Cornell."...

Dogs and portable morgues: Search intensifies in fire zone

Nov. 13, 2018 12:20 PM EST

PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — Authorities moved to set up a rapid DNA-analysis system and bring in cadaver dogs, mobile morgues and more search teams in an intensified effort to find and identify victims of the deadliest wildfire in California history, an inferno that killed at least 42 people. Five days after...

Anderson thrashes Nishikori to be on verge of ATP semis

Nov. 13, 2018 12:11 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Kevin Anderson thrashed Kei Nishikori 6-0, 6-1 on Tuesday to move to the brink of the last four at the ATP Finals. The 32-year-old South African was on the verge of completing just the second whitewash in the competition's history until Nishikori won the penultimate game. Anderson, who lost...

US hardens border at Tijuana to prepare for migrant caravan

Nov. 13, 2018 12:09 PM EST

GUADALAJARA, Mexico (AP) — The U.S. government said it was starting work on Tuesday to "harden" the border crossing from Tijuana, Mexico, to prepare for the arrival of a migrant caravan leapfrogging its way across western Mexico. Customs and Border Protection announced it was closing four lanes at the busy...

California suspect in deadly Kansas hoax call to change plea

Nov. 13, 2018 10:51 AM EST

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A California man accused of making a hoax phone call that led police to fatally shoot an unarmed man in Kansas is expected to enter new pleas. Twenty-six-year-old Tyler R. Barriss has a change-of-plea hearing Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Wichita. He was indicted in Kansas for...

Utility emailed woman about problems 1 day before fire

Nov. 13, 2018 10:50 AM EST

PULGA, Calif. (AP) — A day before a deadly blaze destroyed a California town, the giant utility Pacific Gas & Electric Co. got in touch with Betsy Ann Cowley, saying the company needed access to her property because its power lines were causing sparks. The cause of the fire is still under...

Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl serves BBQ to wildfire firefighters

Nov. 13, 2018 10:29 AM EST

CALABASAS, Calif. (AP) — Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl doesn't want firefighters battling the California wildfires to go hungry. Grohl served his Backbeat Barbeque at Fire Station 68 in Calabasas on Monday night. Firefighters, who have been battling the Woolsey fire, thanked Grohl on Instagram. His...