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Guard troops search for more dead in aftermath of wildfire

Nov. 14, 2018 8:07 PM EST

PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — With scores of people still missing, National Guard troops searched Wednesday through charred debris for more victims of California's deadliest wildfire as top federal and state officials toured the ruins of a community completely destroyed by the flames. Interior Secretary Ryan...

Experts: California wildfire is deadliest in last 100 years

Nov. 14, 2018 9:06 PM EST

Wildfire experts say the Northern California wildfire that has killed at least 48 is the deadliest in a century. California officials say the fire burning in a rural area far north of San Francisco killed more people than any blaze in the state's recorded history. But the U.S. government doesn't closely track...

Michael Avenatti arrested in LA on domestic violence charge

Nov. 14, 2018 9:31 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Michael Avenatti, who skyrocketed to fame as a critic of President Donald Trump and the lawyer for porn actress Stormy Daniels, was arrested Wednesday and booked on a felony domestic violence charge, Los Angeles police said. The alleged victim in the case had visible injuries, according...

Migrant caravan groups arrive by hundreds at US border

Nov. 14, 2018 7:25 PM EST

TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) — Migrants in a caravan of Central Americans arrived in Tijuana by the hundreds Wednesday, getting their first glimpse of the robust U.S. military presence that awaits them after President Donald Trump ordered thousands of troops to the border. Several hundred people from the caravan...

Storm: 2 dead, 44 hurt in bus crash on icy road near Memphis

Nov. 14, 2018 8:44 PM EST

BYHALIA, Miss. (AP) — An Alabama tour bus bound for a Mississippi casino overturned Wednesday on an icy highway, leaving two people dead and 44 others aboard with injuries, authorities said, as a pre-winter storm blasted parts of the South and lower Midwest. The National Weather Service says snow and ice...

Hearing reveals chilling details of fatal Southwest flight

Nov. 14, 2018 6:18 PM EST

There was a loud bang, and suddenly the Southwest Airlines jet rolled sharply to the left. Smoke began to fill the cabin, and flight attendants rushed row by row to make sure all passengers could get oxygen from their masks. When flight attendant Rachel Fernheimer got to row 14, she saw a woman strapped in her...

White House claims right to exclude 'grandstanding' Acosta

Nov. 14, 2018 7:25 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's administration is trying to fend off a legal challenge from CNN and other outlets over the revocation of journalist Jim Acosta's White House "hard pass." U.S. District Court Judge Timothy Kelly heard arguments Wednesday afternoon from lawyers representing CNN and...

After midterms, Democratic hopefuls eye early-voting states

Nov. 14, 2018 5:56 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Democrats pondering 2020 presidential bids in the aftermath of the midterm elections are pivoting from campaigning for other candidates across the country to refocusing on their own efforts, including moves in early-voting states like South Carolina. On Friday, former Massachusetts...

May wins Cabinet backing for Brexit deal but pitfalls remain

Nov. 14, 2018 5:33 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — In a hard-won victory, British Prime Minister Theresa May persuaded her fractious Cabinet to back a draft divorce agreement with the European Union on Thursday, a decision that triggers the final steps on the long and rocky road to Brexit. But she faces a backlash from her many political...

When it came to racism, the pen was Stan Lee's superpower

Nov. 14, 2018 6:34 PM EST

Stan Lee was a seminal part of Miya Crummell's childhood. As a young, black girl and self-professed pop culture geek, she saw Lee was ahead of his time. "At the time, he wrote 'Black Panther' when segregation was still heavy," said the 27-year-old New Yorker who credits Lee with influencing her to become a...

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The Latest: Sheriff: Death toll rises to 56 in wildfire

Nov. 14, 2018 9:33 PM EST

CHICO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the wildfires in California (all times local): 6:30 p.m. Authorities have reported eight more fatalities from a blaze in Northern California, bringing the total number of fatalities so far to 56 in the deadliest wildfire in state history. The announcement came Wednesday...

Stapleton wins at CMA Awards, honors Borderline bar victims

Nov. 14, 2018 9:30 PM EST

Chris Stapleton is cleaning house, as usual, at the 2018 Country Music Association Awards. The singer-songwriter, who has won at the CMAs every year since 2015, picked up two awards during the show Wednesday night, including single and song of the year for his Grammy-winning hit, "Broken Halos." When he won...

Sheriff says 8 more bodies found bringing death toll to 56 in Northern California wildfire; 130 still on missing list

Nov. 14, 2018 9:26 PM EST
CHICO, Calif. (AP) — Sheriff says 8 more bodies found bringing death toll to 56 in Northern California wildfire; 130 still on missing list.

Utah Republican behind in tight race sues to halt vote count

Nov. 14, 2018 9:25 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Republican U.S. Rep. Mia Love sued Wednesday to halt vote counting in the Utah race where she is trailing her Democratic challenger by a razor-thin margin, saying her campaign must be allowed to issue challenges if they dispute the validity of mail-in ballots. In a contest where...

Uruguay lawmakers Ok entry of US planes, soldiers for summit

Nov. 14, 2018 9:19 PM EST

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — Uruguayan lawmakers approved legislation Wednesday allowing eight U.S. aircraft and up to 400 American military personnel and civilians into the South American country to provide security for a Group of 20 summit of world leaders in neighboring Argentina. The law, which was...

3rd body found in Southern California fire zone

Nov. 14, 2018 9:14 PM EST

MALIBU, Calif. (AP) — A body was found in a burned home Wednesday, and authorities were investigating to determine if it's the third victim of a huge wildfire in Southern California that destroyed hundreds of homes. Two deaths were previously linked to the weeklong blaze in Ventura and Los Angeles counties...

PG&E says it contacted resident about shut-off power line

Nov. 14, 2018 9:11 PM EST

CHICO, California (AP) — A utility accused in a lawsuit of igniting California's deadliest and most destructive wildfire said it contacted a customer about a power line on her property but that sparks were not part of the discussion. Pacific Gas & Electric Co. said it had been in touch with Betsy Ann...

Pence says US committed to Indo-Pacific, not seeking control

Nov. 14, 2018 9:09 PM EST

SINGAPORE (AP) — U.S. Vice President Mike Pence says America has a steadfast and enduring commitment to the Indo-Pacific region but wants cooperation, not control. Pence, who is standing in for President Donald Trump, told a summit of Southeast Asian leaders Thursday in Singapore that "empire and...

Catholic bishops' meeting nears end, no vote on abuse plan

Nov. 14, 2018 9:07 PM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — U.S. Catholic bishops made clear their frustrations Wednesday as a national assembly focused on clergy sex-abuse neared its conclusion without strong new steps to combat the multifaceted crisis. Avoiding any direct confrontation with the Vatican, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops...

Experts: California wildfire is deadliest in last 100 years

Nov. 14, 2018 9:06 PM EST

Wildfire experts say the Northern California wildfire that has killed at least 48 is the deadliest in a century. California officials say the fire burning in a rural area far north of San Francisco killed more people than any blaze in the state's recorded history. But the U.S. government doesn't closely track...