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Residents return but Southern California fire still has life

Nov. 14, 2018 1:12 AM EST

MALIBU, Calif. (AP) — Thousands of people have returned to neighborhoods evacuated during Southern California's deadly wildfire but officials said the threat is far from over. The huge blaze briefly gained renewed life Tuesday with a flare-up in the Santa Monica Mountains before water- and fire...

Southern California wildfire roars to life in wilderness

Nov. 13, 2018 10:15 PM EST

MALIBU, Calif. (AP) — Southern California's huge wildfire roared to life again Tuesday in a mountain wilderness area. But in a sign of significant progress against the blaze, more neighborhoods were reopened to thousands of residents who fled last week. A massive plume rose suddenly at midmorning in the...

The Latest: Sheriff: Death toll raises to 48 in wildfire

Nov. 13, 2018 9:30 PM EST

PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on wildfires in California (all times local): 6:15 p.m. Authorities have reported six more fatalities from a blaze in Northern California, bringing the total number of fatalities so far to 48 in the deadliest wildfire in state history. The announcement came Tuesday after...

Large warehouse fire engulfs buildings in Seattle

Nov. 11, 2018 2:40 AM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — A large fire that began in a lumberyard warehouse in Seattle engulfed several buildings near the city's ship canal and caused some power outages. The city's fire department sent multiple engines as well as fire boats to battle the blaze which began about 9 p.m. Saturday. There were no...

The Latest: Trump says election results 'tremendous success'

Nov. 7, 2018 9:39 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Election Day (all times local): 11:25 p.m. President Donald Trump is deeming the election results a "tremendous success," as Republicans maintain control of the Senate but Democrats make gains in the House. Trump tweeted Tuesday night: "Tremendous success tonight. Thank you...

1 dead, 2 injured as storms, tornadoes hit South

Nov. 6, 2018 5:45 PM EST

CHRISTIANA, Tenn. (AP) — Severe storms sweeping across the South with tornadoes on Tuesday killed a person and injured at least two others, knocking down trees and leaving thousands without power, officials said. The weather disrupted Election Day voting in some places, forcing citizens to use paper...

The Latest: 2 voting precincts open late in West Virginia

Nov. 6, 2018 12:51 PM EST

CHRISTIANA, Tennessee (AP) — The Latest on severe weather in the South (all times local): 12:45 p.m. Storms that swept through West Virginia early Tuesday caused two voting precincts to open a little late but didn't cause any lasting problems. West Virginia Secretary of State's spokesman Michael Queen said...

Election Day storms down power lines across Deep South

Nov. 6, 2018 9:59 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — As polls opened across the country, residents of several states were contending with severe weather conditions that could affect voter turnout. A line of storms moved through the Deep South overnight and early Tuesday morning, knocking down trees and power lines from Louisiana to South...

Philadelphia airport back in service after power outage

Nov. 6, 2018 6:27 AM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia International Airport is back in service after a power outage caused flight delays and cancellations. The outage occurred in the tower around 7 p.m. Monday and power wasn't restored for 40 minutes. However, the Federal Aviation Administration placed a ground stop on...

Damaging storms possible on Election Day in Southeast

Nov. 5, 2018 8:25 PM EST

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Parts of the southeastern United States are at risk for severe weather including tornadoes early on Election Day, but officials said people should still be able to vote even if storms cause power outages. The first of the bad weather began hitting Louisiana Monday evening. The...