California wildfire death toll climbs to 81, missing list rises to 870

In this Nov. 18, 2018, file photo, volunteer members of an El Dorado County search and rescue team search the ruins of a home, looking for human remains, in Paradise, Calif., following a wildfire. Authorities have deployed a powerful tool to aid in their race to identify the remains of 81 bodies burned in the deadly wildfire that ripped through Northern California: Rapid DNA testing that produces results in just two hours. But the technology that can match DNA to bone fragments in as little as two hours is only as effective as the numbers of people who show up to give a sample, and so far there are not nearly enough volunteers. (AP Photo/Sudhin Thanawala, File)

A California sheriff says the list of names of those unaccounted for after a deadly wildfire has increased to 870

Captain resigns, sergeant suspended over Parkland massacre

The Florida sheriff's captain who oversaw the initial response to February's high school massacre is quitting and the first sergeant to arrive at the scene has been suspended

Tech-driven stock market plunge raises worries long rally is finally over

Stock screens are displayed, Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018, at the New York Stock Exchange. Stocks are skidding Tuesday as weak results from retailers and mounting losses for big technology companies push the market back into the red for the year. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

There may not be an alert on your iPhone yet, but it looks as if the years-long stock market party might just be over.

Trump won't penalize Saudis further for Khashoggi murder

President Donald Trump speaks to the media before leaving the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018, to travel to Florida, where he will spend Thanksgiving at Mar-a-Lago. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

President Donald Trump says the U.S. will not punish Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman at this time nor cut arms sales to Saudi Arabia for the killing of U.S.-based columnist Jamal Khashoggi


Judge bars U.S. from enforcing Trump asylum ban

Central American migrants sweep outside the shelter where they are staying in Tijuana, Mexico, Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018. Protesters accused the migrants of being messy, ungrateful and a danger to Tijuana; complained about how the caravan forced its way into Mexico, calling it an

A federal judge has temporarily barred the Trump administration from refusing asylum to immigrants who cross the southern border illegally

Romaine lettuce is not safe to eat, CDC warns U.S. consumers

Romaine lettuce is unsafe to eat in any form, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday in a broad alert in response to a new outbreak of illnesses caused by a particularly dangerous type of E. coli contamination.

Trump pressed to levy harsh U.S. response to Khashoggi killing

In this Oct. 25, 2018, file photo, candles lit by activists protesting the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi are placed outside Saudi Arabia's consulate in Istanbul during a candlelight vigil. President Donald Trump is facing mounting pressure to sternly rebuke Saudi Arabia over the death of Khashoggi. So far, Trump is resisting calls to harshly reprimand the close U.S. ally.  (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis, File)

President Donald Trump is facing pressure to take tougher measures against Saudi Arabia over the slaying of writer Jamal Khashoggi

Retired admiral has defenders after Trump criticism

In this Aug. 21, 2014, file photo, Navy Adm. William McRaven addresses the Texas Board of Regents in Austin, Texas. President Donald Trump is drawing heavy criticism for faulting a war hero for not capturing al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden sooner. Trump took shots at retired Adm. McRaven in a Fox News interview Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018, in which he also asserted that the former Navy SEAL was a “backer” of Trump’s 2016 rival, Hillary Clinton (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)

President Donald Trump has ignited a firestorm of criticism and charges that he is politicizing the military by faulting a war hero for not capturing al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden sooner

1 dead, 4 injured in downtown Denver shooting

Authorities say one person is dead and four others have been wounded in a shooting in downtown Denver

Updated: Police officer, two Chicago hospital workers slain by gunman

Chicago police officers walk outside Mercy Hospital on the city's South Side where authorities say a shooting at the hospital has wounded several people Monday, Nov. 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Amanda Seitz)

Gunman opens fire at Chicago hospital; at least 4 people wounded, attacker dead

U.S. closes busiest Mexico border crossing for several hours

The United States has closed off northbound traffic for several hours at the busiest border crossing with Mexico to install new security barriers, a day after hundreds of Tijuana residents protested the presence of thousands of Central American...

Rain could hinder search for victims of California wildfire

A volunteer member of an El Dorado County search and rescue team photographs the orange spray paint that marks the ruins of a home to show that no human remains were found at the location in Paradise, Calif., Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018, following a Northern California wildfire. (AP Photo/Sudhin Thanawala)

Rain in the forecast could bring relief for those working to tame a devastating Northern California fire and frustration for those searching for remains of victims

British leader warns ousting her won't make Brexit talks easier

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May reacts during a press conference inside 10 Downing Street in London, Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018. Two British Cabinet ministers, including Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab, resigned Thursday in opposition to the divorce deal struck by May with the EU — a major blow to her authority and her ability to get the deal through Parliament. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, Pool)

Britain's former Brexit secretary has slammed Prime Minister Theresa May for lacking political will and resolve when dealing with the European Union over Brexit negotiations

Rhodes scholar class features plenty of women, immigrants

This September 2018 photo provided by Louis-Henri Merino shows Alaleh Azhir in Los Angeles. Azhir, a 21-year old senior at Johns Hopkins University in Maryland, is among the latest crop of American Rhodes scholars, which has more women than any other single class. The New York City resident, who emigrated from Iran when she was 14 years old, hopes to eventually become a doctor and will be studying women's and reproductive health at Oxford. (Louis-Henri Merino via AP)

The latest group of U.S. Rhodes scholars includes 21 women, the most ever in a single class. Almost half of the 32 winners are also immigrants or first-generation Americans

Trump pondering Kelly's status, three to five Cabinet changes

White House Chief of Staff John Kelly watches as President Donald Trump speaks during a signing ceremony for the

Trump won't commit to honoring his previous pledge to retain chief of staff John Kelly

Trump reluctant to accept U.S. intelligence linking Saudi prince to journalist’s killing

President Donald Trump listens to a question during a signing ceremony of the

President Donald Trump, under increasing pressure from lawmakers to punish Saudi Arabia in the killing of prominent journalist-critic Jamal Khashoggi, sided Sunday with the kingdom’s de facto ruler, distancing himself from reported U.S.

Trump sees fire areas, consoles those harmed by shooting

President Donald Trump talks to Mayor Jody Jones as he visits a neighborhood impacted by the wildfires, Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018, in Paradise, Calif. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trump acknowledges Californians suffering from twin tragedies, devastating wildfires and a mass shooting at a bar

Migrants get cool reception in Mexican border town

Residents stand on a hill before barriers, wrapped in concertina wire, separating Mexico and the United States, where the border meets the Pacific Ocean, in Tijuana, Mexico, Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018. Many of the nearly 3,000 migrants have reached the border with California. The mayor has called the migrants' arrival an

Many of the nearly 3,000 migrants who have reached the border with California say they do not feel welcome in the Mexican city of Tijuana



Should state be in the business of helping pay for ferry engines?

The money from the state will go toward repowering a used ferry purchased recently by the New...


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