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Searchers in California wildfire step up efforts before rain

Nov. 18, 2018 8:59 PM EST

CHICO, Calif. (AP) — Volunteers in white coveralls, hard hats and masks poked through ash and debris Sunday, searching for the remains of victims of the devastating Northern California wildfire before rains forecast this week complicate their efforts. While the predicted downpours could help tamp down...

The Latest: Residents who fled flames return for memorial

Nov. 18, 2018 8:06 PM EST

CHICO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on California's wildfires (all times local): 5 p.m. Paradise resident Paul Stavish is mourning the loss of his community at a Sunday memorial for the victims of the Northern California wildfire. The 72-year-old retired computer engineer placed a battery-powered votive candle...

Trump pondering Kelly's status, 3-5 Cabinet changes

Nov. 18, 2018 3:53 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump isn't committing to a previous pledge to keep chief of staff John Kelly for the remainder of his term, part of widespread speculation about staffing changes that could soon sweep through his administration. Trump, in a wide-ranging interview that aired on "Fox News...

The Latest: Utility files 2nd report on power line failure

Nov. 17, 2018 11:41 PM EST

PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on California's wildfires (all times local): 8:30 p.m. Pacific Gas & Electric Company officials have filed a second report with California regulators about a power line failure near the start of a deadly wildfire the morning the fire began. The Mercury News of San...

Death toll rises to 76 in California fire as Trump visits

Nov. 17, 2018 10:35 PM EST

CHICO, Calif. (AP) — Nearly 1,300 people remain unaccounted for and the death toll from the country's deadliest wildfire in a century climbed to 76, authorities said Saturday, hours after President Donald Trump surveyed what remained of a decimated Northern California community. Butte County Sheriff Kory...

The Latest: Trump tours wildfire-ravaged Malibu area

Nov. 17, 2018 9:48 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local): 9:50 p.m. During his trip to survey wildfire damage in California, President Donald Trump met briefly at an airport hangar with families and first responders touched by the shooting at the Borderline Bar & Grill in Thousand Oaks...

Trump sees wildfire areas, consoles those harmed by shooting

Nov. 17, 2018 9:42 PM EST

PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — President Donald Trump on Saturday acknowledged Californians suffering from twin tragedies, walking through the ashes of a mobile home and RV park in a small northern town all but destroyed by deadly wildfires and privately consoling people grieving after a mass shooting at a...

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...

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...