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The Latest: Family mourns loss of musician in wildfire

Nov. 13, 2018 3:29 PM EST

PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on wildfires in California (all times local): 12:20 p.m. The daughter of one of three named victims from the Northern California wildfire says that Ernie Foss Jr. was a musician and former San Francisco resident who shared his love of music with others. Angela Loo told...

Dogs and DNA: Search for California fire victims intensifies

Nov. 13, 2018 2:45 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...

Trump calls on Florida Democrat to concede, implies fraud

Nov. 13, 2018 2:22 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump sought to intervene in Florida's legally-mandated vote recount Tuesday, calling on the state's Democratic senator to admit defeat and again implying without evidence that officials in two pivotal counties are trying to steal the election. "When will Bill...

Cyrus, Hemsworth donate $500K after losing home in wildfire

Nov. 13, 2018 2:04 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Though Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth lost their home in a deadly California wildfire, they are donating $500,000 to The Malibu Foundation through Cyrus' charity, The Happy Hippie Foundation. "Miley and Liam lost their home but are very grateful to be safe along with their animals! Their...

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...

Glamour magazine honors Teigen, Monae, Gonzalez and Raisman

Nov. 13, 2018 12:10 PM EST

NEW YORK CITY (AP) — Powerful and influential women from all walks of life smiled and hugged at the 2018 Glamour Women of the Year Awards on Monday, but the devastating wildfires on the other side of the country were on a lot of minds. Actress Alicia Silverstone had first-hand knowledge of how devastating...

IAEA urges quick plan on Fukushima radioactive water cleanup

Nov. 13, 2018 10:53 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Experts from the International Atomic Energy Agency urged the operator of Japan's tsunami-wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant on Tuesday to urgently decide on a plan to dispose of massive amounts of treated but still radioactive water stored in tanks on the compound. A 13-member IAEA team told...

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...