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Rain could hinder search for victims of California wildfire

Nov. 19, 2018 12:32 AM EST

PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — The search for remains of victims of the devastating Northern California wildfire has taken on new urgency as rain in the forecast could complicate those efforts while also bringing relief to firefighters on the front lines. Up to 400 people fanned out Sunday to search the ash and...

In smoldering wildfire ruins, life goes on for a hardy few

Nov. 19, 2018 12:19 AM EST

PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — Brad Weldon lost his home to fire when he was a kid, so when a deadly wildland blaze came roaring toward his ranch house in the pines where he lives with his 89-year-old blind mother, he wasn't going to let disaster strike twice. Weldon and his mother's caregiver, armed only with a...

Trump says 'no reason' for him to hear Khashoggi death tape

Nov. 19, 2018 12:57 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said there is no reason for him to listen to a recording of the "very violent, very vicious" killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, which has put him in a diplomatic bind: how to admonish Riyadh for the slaying yet maintain strong ties with a close ally....

Tijuana protesters chant 'Out!' at migrants camped in city

Nov. 18, 2018 9:06 PM EST

TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) — Hundreds of Tijuana residents congregated around a monument in an affluent section of the city south of California on Sunday to protest the thousands of Central American migrants who have arrived via caravan in hopes of a new life in the U.S. Tensions have built as nearly 3,000...

Will Kelly stay or won't he? Trump praises, criticizes aide

Nov. 19, 2018 12:31 AM 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...

In year of Democratic hopes, GOP comes out on top in Florida

Nov. 19, 2018 12:46 AM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — This was the year Florida's Democrats spoke ambitiously of ending their 20-year journey in political exile in this battleground state. Instead, election results after a tense and bruising recount showed Republicans coming out on top for governor and even picking up a U.S. Senate...

Neighbors wage shadow campaigns in New Hampshire for 2020

Nov. 19, 2018 1:15 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Even before they announce their White House intentions, New Hampshire's ambitious neighbors are in the midst of a shadow campaign to shape the nation's first presidential primary election of the 2020 season. Democrats on the ground expect a rush of presidential announcements soon after New...

Turbulent stock market spooks some older workers, retirees

Nov. 19, 2018 1:23 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The recent turbulence in the U.S. stock markets is spooking some older workers and retirees, a group that was hit particularly hard during the most recent financial crisis. There's no indication, though, that the recent volatility has brought about large-scale overhauls in retirement...

Bloomberg donates 'unprecedented' $1.8B to Johns Hopkins

Nov. 18, 2018 5:53 PM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced Sunday he's donating $1.8 billion to his alma mater, Johns Hopkins University, to boost financial aid for low- and middle-income students. The Baltimore university said the contribution — the largest ever to any education...

Bears beat Vikings 25-20, tighten grip on NFC North

Nov. 19, 2018 1:18 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — No doubt about it now, the Bears really are serious about winning the NFC North. Khalil Mack had a sack and fumble recovery, Eddie Jackson returned an interception for a touchdown and Chicago tightened its grip on the division with a 25-20 victory over the second-place Minnesota Vikings on...

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Asian shares mostly up, cheered by Wall Street buying spree

Nov. 19, 2018 2:40 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mostly higher Monday after a buying spree on Wall Street sustained investor optimism into the new week, despite continuing worries over trade tensions. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 rose 0.7 percent to finish at 21,821.16 and Hong Kong's Hang Seng added 0.6...

Turkish coast guard rescues 40 migrants stuck on island

Nov. 19, 2018 2:25 AM EST

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey's coast guard says it rescued 40 migrants stuck on an island after they attempted the crossing to Greece. In a statement Monday, the coast guard said it dispatched two helicopters and one boat following a rescue request call by a migrant. Aerial footage showed groups of people on an...

Former Aberdeen residents develop new migraine medication

Nov. 19, 2018 2:07 AM EST

ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) — When Ryan Darling and Kirk Johnson were growing up in Aberdeen, science was their thing. But they wouldn't know each other until they met as scientists at the global pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly in Indianapolis. Johnson, 57, graduated from Central High School in 1980. Darling, 44,...

New Underwood school hunting program teaches gun safety

Nov. 19, 2018 2:06 AM EST

NEW UNDERWOOD, S.D. (AP) — It's football playoff day at New Underwood. High schoolers are wearing purple and white football jerseys and cheerleader outfits in a computer lab, but down the hallway in Stacy Finkbeiner's sixth-grade physical education classroom, it's all business as a student in back sets...

Bismarck schools prioritize student mental health services

Nov. 19, 2018 2:06 AM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A few years ago, Bismarck High School administrators and staff recognized a "critical" need for students: mental health services. A survey of a sample group of BHS students last year found 17.2 percent of students seriously considered attempting suicide. About 30 percent of students...

Evacuations urged near Guatemala's erupting Volcano of Fire

Nov. 19, 2018 2:04 AM EST

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Disaster coordination authorities have asked 10 communities in Guatemala to evacuate and go to safe areas after an increased eruption of the Volcano of Fire. The 10 communities have at least 2,000 residents, but each community will decide if they evacuate or not. Antigua al Rescate,...

Sentencing set for man after guilty plea in family killings

Nov. 19, 2018 1:57 AM EST

DENVER (AP) — A Colorado man is set to be sentenced Monday after pleading guilty to murdering his pregnant wife and their two young daughters and dumping their bodies on an oil work site. Christopher Watts pleaded guilty on Nov. 6 to three charges of murder in the deaths of his wife, Shanann Watts, and...

Death of young Thai kickboxer brings focus on dangers

Nov. 19, 2018 1:57 AM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — The sight of two preteen boys pummeling each other with fists, elbows, knees and feet as a boisterous crowd shouts wagers at each other is considered good, clean sport in Thailand. However, the death earlier this month of a 13-year-old Muay Thai contender may push forward changes to protect...

Taiwan president defends pro-independence film award winner

Nov. 19, 2018 1:55 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Taiwan's president expressed her support for the prestigious Golden Horse film awards after a pro-Taiwan independence director's speech ignited controversy in mainland China. "We have never accepted the term 'Chinese Taiwan,'" Tsai Ing-wen said in a Facebook post Sunday. "Taiwan is just...

Authorities call for evacuations around Volcano of Fire in Guatemala after a warning of increasing eruption

Nov. 19, 2018 1:18 AM EST
GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Authorities call for evacuations around Volcano of Fire in Guatemala after a warning of increasing eruption.