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Staggered evacuation plan questioned in fire's aftermath

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Hundreds of people are combing through the charred remains of towns incinerated by a Northern California wildfire that already has claimed 56 lives. More>>

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Homeless Samaritan tale raised $400K. Police say it's a lie

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Authorities say a homeless man who benefited from a GoFundMe page set up by a New Jersey couple they said helped them with a disabled car is now in custody. More>>

Hate-crime indictments returned in Kentucky grocery killings

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A federal grand jury in Kentucky has charged a white man with three hate crimes in the shooting deaths of two African-Americans last month at a grocery. More>>

Storm drops snow, freezing rain across eastern half of US

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A pre-winter storm slammed parts of the South and lower Midwest on Wednesday, causing five deaths on slippery roads and stranding travelers for more than eight hours on an icy Arkansas interstate. More>>

Florida goes to hand recount in bitter US Senate race

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Florida's bumpy recount election reaches a pivotal point Thursday as most counties across the state complete reviews that could determine the next senator and governor in one of America's top political battlegrounds. More>>

Utility asked last month to hike bills over California fires

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A utility facing severe financial pressure amid speculation that its equipment may have sparked a deadly California wildfire asked U.S. energy regulators last month for permission to raise its customers' monthly bills. More>>

California recommends restrictions for popular pesticide

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California regulators are recommending new restrictions on a widely used pesticide blamed for harming babies brains. More>>

The Latest: PG&E asked in October to raise bills over fires

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Cool weather is helping fire crews increase their containment of the Northern California deadly blaze that razed a town and killed at least 56 people. More>>

Ferocious fires spark concern over major health consequences

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Recurring wildfires are sparking concern among medical experts about potentially major health consequences. More>>

Criticized deputy refuses to testify about school massacre

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The then-sheriff's deputy who was on campus during the Florida high school massacre didn't appear to answer an investigative panel's questions. More>>

Father: Threats to driver won't bring justice for slain kids

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A northern Indiana woman has entered a preliminary not guilty plea to charges that she struck and killed three children crossing a highway to board a school bus. More>>

Absentee ballots reviewed in heated Georgia governor's race

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Over protests by Democrats, Republican Brian Kemp claims an 'insurmountable lead in race to be Georgia's next governor. More>>

County braces for long, pricey court case in family massacre

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Two women who are the mothers of two suspects in the massacre of a family, and the grandmothers of the other two, have pleaded not guilty to misleading investigators. More>>

Thousands warmly recall officer hailed as bar shooting hero

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Friends, family and colleagues mourn death of sheriff's deputy who raced into Southern California bar to exchange gunfire with man who killed 12 people before shooting himself. More>>

Transit riders, drivers brace for influx of Amazon employees

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New York and Washington's clogged streets and creaky subway systems are about to feel more pain as 50,000 more people descend on the two metro areas when Amazon opens its second headquarters there. More>>

Electronic driving systems don't always work, tests show

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Testing by AAA shows that electronic driver assist systems on the road today may not stay in their lanes or spot stationary objects in time to avoid a crash. More>>

FDA to crack down on menthol cigarettes, flavored vapes

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FDA pushes for ban on menthol in cigarettes and tightened rules to prevent sale of flavored e-cigarettes to kids. More>>

Women elected in record numbers in state legislative races

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State legislatures across the country will include more than 2,000 women for the first time next year, and women could be the majority of lawmakers in the lower chambers in both Colorado and Nevada. More>>

Amazon ends suspense over HQ by picking New York, DC suburb

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Amazon says it will split its much-anticipated new offices between New York and a suburb of Washington, DC. More>>

Amazon's growing pains in Seattle offer lessons to new hosts

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As Amazon turns its attention to setting up new homes in Long Island City, New York and Arlington, Virginia, experts and historians in Seattle say both places can expect a delicate relationship with the world's hottest online retailer. More>>

South Dakota turkeys head to White House seeking pardons

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A pair of South Dakota turkeys will make their way to the nation's capital in the hopes of receiving presidential pardons and avoiding ending up as Thanksgiving dinner at the White House. More>>

Trump visits Marines, talks at veterans' event

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President Donald Trump is paying a visit to the Marine Barracks in Washington to meet with troops who responded to a September fire at a public housing complex. More>>

Official: Alabama prosecutor wounded, ex-trooper was suspect

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Authorities say a county prosecutor was shot and wounded in rural western Alabama before officers fatally wounded the suspect. More>>

Nurse's kidney donation triggers bi-state transplant chain

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A nurse's decision to donate a kidney to a patient triggered a series of events that led to three people getting new organs at two Kansas City-area hospitals. More>>

Man on trial for killing girlfriend's abusive Missouri mom

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A woman whose mother for years made everyone believe her daughter was seriously ill testified Thursday that she talked her boyfriend whom she'd met online into coming to Missouri to kill her abusive mom. More>>

Inmate confesses to 90 deaths; investigators corroborate 30

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A Texas prosecutor says a man convicted in three California murders but long suspected in dozens of deaths now claims he was involved in about 90 killings nationwide. More>>

Democrat flips US House seat in Maine ranked balloting

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A Democrat who finished behind Republican Rep. Bruce Poliquin in the first round of balloting has come from behind to flip the seat in Maine's 2nd Congressional District. More>>

Experts seek ways to boost extreme wildfire survival rates

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With wildfires growing deadlier across the U.S. West, experts are suggesting ways to help people survive. More>>

US officials report a record number of tick diseases

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Health officials say a record number of tick-borne diseases _ more than 59,000 _ were reported last year. More>>

Man shouts 'Heil Hitler' during 'Fiddler on the Roof' show

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A man laced the atmosphere of a Baltimore theater with menace when he began shouting "Heil Hitler. More>>

WWII pilot's remains will join those of his son at Arlington

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The remains of an Air Force pilot from Pennsylvania whose plane crashed off Croatia during World War II are coming home. More>>

Gobble gobble: Low turkey prices cut Thanksgiving meal cost

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Low food prices have driven the cost of a Thanksgiving feast down to their lowest level since 2010. More>>

Fire claims popular recreation spots in Southern California

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Southern Californians faced with the loss of lives and homes in a huge wildfire are also grappling with the destruction of a vast swath of public lands popular for hiking, biking, swimming and impressive vistas. More>>

Dartmouth sued following professor misconduct allegations

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Dartmouth College has been sued for allegedly allowing three psychology professors to sexually harass and abuse scores of female graduate students for years, including two who said they were raped. More>>

Police: Woman's car damaged in SpaghettiOs assault

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Police are investigating an assault involving several cans of SpaghettiOs in Pittsburgh. More>>

Neo-Nazi's attorney calls ruling dangerous for free speech

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The attorney for a neo-Nazi website's founder says a judge's decision to allow a lawsuit to proceed against his client is "dangerous for free speech. More>>

No charges in death of teen trapped in minivan

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An Ohio prosecutor says no one will face criminal charges for the failed response to a 16-year-old student who died trapped in a minivan parked near his school. More>>

After arrest, Michael Avenatti denies LA domestic violence Video included

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Stormy Daniels' lawyer Michael Avenatti is denying allegations that he committed domestic violence. More>>

Juul halts store sales of some flavored e-cigarettes

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E-cigarette company Juul halts sales of flavors at stores to help keep them from kids. More>>

More US kids get paralyzing illness, cause is still unknown

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More children have been diagnosed with a mysterious paralyzing illness, and U.S. health officials still aren't sure what's causing it. More>>

Stung by Amazon's rejection, cities look on the bright side

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The 18 North American cities that were not picked by Amazon for its new headquarters are bearing the rejection with a mix of reflection, disappointment and some optimism. More>>

Case reveals shame, trauma of male sex trafficking victims

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A Connecticut sex trafficking ring is illuminating what advocates call the underreported scourge of male trafficking and the devastation it leaves behind. More>>

Hearing reveals chilling details of fatal Southwest flight

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Federal safety board hearing into deadly Southwest Airlines flight will focus on jet-engine fan blades. More>>

As wildfires grow deadlier, officials search for solutions

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Creating fire buffers between housing and dry brush and burying spark-prone power lines underground would give people a better chance of surviving wildfires, experts say. More>>

Identifying wildfire dead: DNA, and likely older methods too

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Authorities doing the somber work of identifying the victims of California's deadliest wildfire are drawing on leading-edge DNA technology, but experts say older scientific techniques and deduction could also come into play. More>>

No accounting for these tastes: Artificial flavors a mystery

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Food companies have been ordered to remove six "artificial flavors" from their products. More>>

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

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A utility accused in a lawsuit of igniting California's deadliest and most destructive wildfire says it contacted a customer about a power line on her property. More>>

Mexican citizen executed in Texas for killings of wife, kids

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Attorneys for a Mexican citizen set to be executed in Texas for the sledgehammer killings of his wife and two children say his life should be spared because he's a 'bipolar, brain-injured' person who was severely abused as a child. More>>

Georgia's Kemp claims 'insurmountable lead;' Dems cast doubt

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After two federal court rulings and a flurry of legal filings over a 24-hour period, uncertainty still hangs over Georgia's midterm elections, including the still undecided race for governor. More>>

Mattis: War-trophy bells' return to help US, Philippine ties Video included

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Mattis: Returning three war-trophy church bells to the Philippines will help cement ties between the countries. More>>

Bitter Florida recount: Lawsuits pile up, machines overheat Video included

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Florida's recount battle will head back to a courtroom on Wednesday as lawyers for Democrats ask a federal judge to set aside the state law that mandates that a vote be thrown out if signatures on mail ballot envelopes don't match signatures on file. More>>

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

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Authorities: 2 dead, several hurt as tour bus overturns on icy highway ramp south of Memphis as storm rakes parts of South with sleet, light snow. More>>

Accusers: 20-plus Ohio State staff knew concerns over doctor

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Twenty-nine more plaintiffs have joined a lawsuit against Ohio State University by alumni who say they're victims of sexual misconduct by a team doctor. More>>

The Latest: Dead identified in bus crash near Memphis

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A coroner says two people are dead, several others injured after tour bus overturns on on icy Mississippi highway ramp south of Memphis, Tennessee. More>>

Experts: California wildfire is deadliest in last 100 years

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Experts say the wildfire burning in Northern California is the deadliest since 1918, when an estimated 1,000 people were killed in a fire that tore through northern Minnesota. More>>

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

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Numerous U.S. Roman Catholic bishops are calling for a formal repudiation of Theodore McCarrick, the ex-cardinal facing multiple allegations of sexual misconduct over a long stretch of his career. More>>

Guard troops search for more wildfire victims; 56 dead

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Five days after the deadliest wildfire in California history, more than 1,000 people were at more than a half-dozen shelters set up for evacuees. More>>

The Latest: Outbreak of norovirus at wildfire shelter

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7:45 a.m. A fire official says fire crews aided by cooler weather and diminishing winds have managed to slow the spread of a massive Northern California blaze that killed at least 48 people. More>>

3rd body found in Southern California fire zone

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People are returning to some neighborhoods evacuated during the devastating Southern California wildfire but officials say the threat is far from over. More>>

Study: Weak reporting on missing, murdered Native women

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A study released by a Native American non-profit says numerous police departments in cities nationwide are not adequately identifying or reporting cases of missing and murdered indigenous women. More>>

Cartel member testifies against 'El Chapo' at US trial

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A U.S. judge has admonished the lawyer for Mexican drug smuggler El Chapo after an opening statement that riled Mexican presidents by accusing them of taking bribes. More>>

Retired government worker revealed as $343M Powerball winner

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A retired government worker from Harlem has been revealed as the winner of over $343 million in Powerball _ the biggest jackpot in New York state lottery history. More>>

FBI examining more video in search for Wisconsin teen

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The FBI is examining additional surveillance video taken from an expanded area around the Wisconsin home where a couple was shot and killed and their 13-year-old daughter was apparently abducted. More>>

Witness didn't hear officer order security guard to drop gun

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Investigators say witnesses reported that a police officer repeatedly ordered a man to drop his gun before he was fatally shot outside a suburban Chicago bar where he worked as a security guard. More>>

Michelle Obama begins arena tour in talk with Oprah Video included

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Former first lady Michelle Obama officially starts her national and international tour to promote her new book, 'Becoming,' by sitting for a conversation with Oprah Winfrey at the home arena of the Chicago Bulls. More>>

Scientists: Wind, drought worsen fires, not bad management

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Scientists: Wind and drought to blame for deadly California wildfires, not forest management. More>>

Lawyers seek 'Apprentice' tapes in Trump immigration suit

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Lawyers alleging President Donald Trump's decision to end special protections shielding certain immigrants from deportation was racially motivated are seeking unaired footage from his reality TV show "The Apprentice" to try to bolster their case. More>>

Child at center of Ohio mass killing is safe, family says

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Authorities say prosecuting an Ohio family of four arrested in the gruesome slayings of eight people from another family could take years. More>>

From Audible to Whole Foods: A look at Amazon's empire

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Whether you've bought shoes at Zappos, picked up milk at Whole Foods or listened to an audiobook on Audible, you've been caught up in Amazon's growing web of businesses. More>>

'No remorse': Judge sends teen shooter to juvenile detention

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An Indiana judge has ordered a 13-year-old boy to be the responsibility of the state juvenile court system until he's 18 for shooting his teacher and a classmate, saying he doesn't believe the teen's apology. More>>

Whitaker's failed renovation missed affordable housing goal

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A city of Des Moines official says a failed apartment-rehabilitation project by acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker was a missed opportunity to preserve affordable housing in a key neighborhood. More>>

New exercise guidelines: Move more, sit less, start younger

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New U.S. guidelines on exercise: Get kids active as young as 3 to avoid health problems later in life. More>>

Amid drug crisis, spiritual first responders hit the streets

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Clergy members become spiritual first responders in the opioid crisis. More>>

Postal Service's red ink for 12th year as letter mail drops

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The U.S. Postal Service is reporting a financial loss for the 12th straight year, citing declining mail volume as well as the costs of its pension and health care obligations. More>>

Funeral set for victim of Southern California mass shooting

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Funerals are being scheduled for victims of last week's mass shooting in a Southern California bar. More>>

Democrat Harder upsets California GOP US Rep. Denham

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Democrat Josh Harder has upset four-term Republican Rep. Jeff Denham in California's Central Valley farm belt. More>>

State says permit for refinery near national park justified

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Attorneys for North Dakota's Health Department say the agency didn't improperly discount its own concerns about a proposed oil refinery near Theodore Roosevelt National Park when it permitted the project earlier this year. More>>

US awards second border wall contract in Texas

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The U.S. government has awarded a $167 million contract to build 8 miles of border wall in south Texas. More>>

The Latest: Gov. Scott to step down from elections board Video included

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Florida's recount battle will head back to a courtroom on Wednesday as lawyers for Democrats ask a federal judge to set aside the state law that mandates that a vote be thrown out if signatures on mail ballot envelopes don't match signatures on file. More>>

The Latest: Indiana boy sentenced for school shooting

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An Indiana judge has ordered a 13-year-old boy to be held by the state juvenile system until he's 18 for shooting his teacher and a classmate, saying he doesn't believe the teen's apology. More>>

Things to know about Michelle Obama's book, arena tour

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Former first lady Michelle Obama is kicking off her book tour at Chicago's United Center, home of the Bulls and Blackhawks. More>>

Amazon's NYC home in 'opportunity zone' for Trump tax break

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Amazon's new home in New York City is in an 'opportunity zone' offering developers a big tax break. But is it deserved?. More>>

Authorities: Custody dispute played role in family's slaying

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Authorities say a family of four has been arrested in the slayings of eight members of another family in rural Ohio two years ago. More>>

New Tesla chairwoman's biggest challenge is controlling Musk

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Tesla says Robyn Denholm of Australia's Telstra will become its new board chair. More>>

US trial of Mexican drug lord "El Chapo" gets underway

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A U.S. jury is set to hear an epic tale about the notorious Mexican drug lord known as 'El Chapo". More>>

Bishops weigh anti-abuse strategy after delay set by Vatican

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Several Roman Catholic bishops are urging colleagues at their national meeting to take some sort of action on the clergy sex abuse crisis despite a Vatican order to delay voting on key proposals. More>>

Florida official known for missteps in recount cross hairs Video included

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At the center of Florida's vote recount storm is an elections supervisor with a checkered past whose Democratic-dominated county has been the target of protests and accusations, including by President Donald Trump, that something fraudulent is afoot. More>>

Sheriff: California wildfire's death toll rises to 48 Video included

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More than a dozen coroner search and recovery teams looked for human remains from a Northern California wildfire that killed at least 42. More>>

Trump calls on Florida Democrat to concede, implies fraud

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Florida's election recount of its Senate and governor's races is chugging along as more irregularities are uncovered. More>>

The Latest: In NYC, Arlington, not everyone Amazon thrilled

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Amazon has confirmed that it will split its much-anticipated second headquarters between New York and Arlington, Virginia. More>>

The "worst toys" for the holidays, according to safety group

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A Black Panther "slash claw" and a plastic Power Rangers sword are among the toys topping a consumer safety group's annual list of worst toys for the holiday season. More>>

Amazon goes bicoastal, will open HQs in New York, DC suburb Video included

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A person familiar with the plans say Amazon will split its second headquarters between Long Island City in New York and Crystal City in northern Virginia. More>>

Lincoln museum backers seek money to keep Illinois artifacts

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Advocates for Abraham Lincoln's museum are asking Illinois lawmakers to help keep a throng of historic artifacts in his hometown despite questions about whether a stovepipe hat actually belonged to the 16th president. More>>

Amid legal wrangling, Georgia election uncertainty lingers

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A turning point could be near in the Georgia governor's race that remains undecided a week after Election Day, with Republicans hoping county officials certify election results and Democrats asking a federal judge for a delay. More>>

PG&E sued over massive Northern California wildfire

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People who lost homes in California's deadliest and most destructive wildfire sued Pacific Gas & Electric Co. Tuesday, accusing the utility of negligence and blaming it for the fire. More>>

Republican who lost US House race seeks to impound ballots

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A New Mexico Republican who lost her bid for a U.S. House seat is seeking to impound absentee ballots in a key county that decided the race to the Democrat. More>>

Appointment of acting attorney general challenged in court

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Maryland is challenging the appointment of Matthew Whitaker as the new U.S. acting attorney general. More>>

Southern California wildfire roars to life in wilderness

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Returning Santa Ana winds have firefighters grappling to corral a devastating Southern California wildfire and hoping new blazes won't erupt. More>>

Man who made hoax call in deadly 'swatting' pleads guilty

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A California man accused of making a hoax phone call that led police to fatally shoot an unarmed man in Kansas is expected to enter new pleas. More>>

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

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President Donald Trump says there are more victims of the California wildfires "than anybody would ever even think possible". More>>

Photographer: Nazi salute image not meant to be offensive

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The parent who took a photo of a group of Wisconsin high school boys giving what appears to be a Nazi salute on the steps of a local courthouse says he was simply asking the teens to wave goodbye to their parents before they headed off to prom. More>>

Death of black security guard brings call for investigation

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A lawyer says a police officer fatally shot an armed guard who was wearing a hat with 'security' emblazoned across the front and holding a man down following a shooting inside a suburban Chicago bar. More>>

The Latest: Suspect in fatal Kansas hoax call pleads guilty

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A California man has admitted making a hoax call that ultimately led S to fatally shoot a Kansas man following a dispute between online gamers over $1.50 bet in a Call of Duty WWII video game. More>>

Red-carpet fanfare dropped amid deadly California fires

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Hollywood cut back on the glamor trappings of movie premieres as a wildfire burned or imperiled the homes of celebrities and others. More>>

A universe of flawed heroes: Stan Lee was ahead of his time Video included

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A universe of flawed heroes: Stan Lee was ahead of his time. More>>

Officials: Vegas air controller who went silent has resigned

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Authorities say an air traffic controller who became incapacitated during a solo stint on a night shift last week in the tower at busy McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas has quit. More>>

Grim calculus: Coroners search for those killed in wildfire Video included

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The blue of an unfurled body bag has become a gut-wrenching splash of color in this apocalyptic landscape of loss and despair as pressure mounts to account for the hundreds of missing after a wildfire roared through Paradise. More>>

Missouri teacher suspended after student dresses as Klansman

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A southern Missouri school district has suspended a teacher who oversaw a class presentation in which a ninth-grader dressed as a member of the Ku Klux Klan. More>>

FBI report shows 17 percent spike in hate crimes in 2017

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The FBI says hate crimes reports were up about 17 percent in 2017, marking a rise for the third year in a row. More>>

Big studies give mixed news on fish oil, vitamin D

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Big studies reveal mixed results on who does and does not benefit from taking fish oil or vitamin D. More>>

Ginsburg, 85, improving after fall but misses court session

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U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is missing a brief court session while she recovers from a fall and three broken ribs. More>>

More protection: UN says Earth's ozone layer is healing

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UN report says Earth's protective ozone layer is healing thanks to ban of ozone-depleting chemicals. More>>

Utility emailed woman about problems 1 day before fire

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A woman who owns property near where a deadly wildfire started in Northern California says utility Pacific Gas & Electric Co. emailed her last week about problems that were causing sparks. More>>

The Latest: Photographer: Controversial photo ill-timed shot

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A parent who took a photo that shows about 60 Wisconsin high school boys giving what appears to be a Nazi salute says he simply asked the youths to wave goodbye to their parents and that he takes the blame for the timing of the shot. More>>

Petco, others respond to demand for natural pet foods Video included

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Petco bans artificial ingredients as demand for natural pet food grows. More>>

Cross talk: Federal agencies clash on cellphone cancer risk

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Two US government agencies give conflicting interpretations of a safety study on cellphone radiation. More>>

Bishops delay votes on combating church sex abuse crisis

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U.S. Catholic bishops will delay for at least several months any action on proposed new steps to address the clergy sex abuse crisis that is rocking the church. More>>

Authorities still assessing why California shooter snapped

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Investigators still working to understand why a gunman killed 12 people at a Southern California bar. More>>

Fires put pressure on California utilities despite new law

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California utilities again are facing severe financial pressures from the possibility that their equipment sparked catastrophic wildfires, including two now burning at either end of the state. More>>

Judge: Sides in Florida recount should 'ramp down' rhetoric Video included

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Mishaps, protests and litigation overshadow vote recount in Florida's pivotal races for governor and U.S. Senate, recalling the 2000 presidential fiasco. More>>

New blazes fan fresh fears in California as some return home Video included

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The growth and destructive power of a Southern California wildfire have been slowed to a crawl. More>>

Dead in cars and homes: Northern California fire toll at 42 Video included

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As wildfires continued to rage on both ends of California, officials released another grim statistic: six more dead in a swath of Northern California wiped out by fire, raising the death toll there to 29. More>>

The Latest: Wildfire evacuations lifted for Los Angeles

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Authorities have reported 13 more fatalities from a blaze in Northern California that destroyed a town, bringing the total death toll so far to 42 and making it the deadliest wildfire in recorded state history. More>>

Congress returns to new dynamic, GOP shutdown threat

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Congress returns to a changed political landscape Tuesday as newly-elected lawmakers arrive in Washington to elect new leadership as incumbents square off for one final legislative sprint. More>>

Zinke '100 percent confident' he'll be cleared in probes

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U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke tells The Associated Press he's "100 percent confident" no wrongdoing will be found in pending ethics investigations that stirred speculation he could get ousted from President Donald Trump's Cabinet. More>>

Democrat Kyrsten Sinema wins Arizona US Senate seat

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Democratic Rep. Kyrsten Sinema has won Arizona's open U.S. Senate seat. More>>

Lawsuit alleges security guard shot while holding suspect

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Authorities say a police officer who was responding to a shooting at a suburban Chicago bar fatally shot an armed security guard who was working there. More>>

The Latest: Gillum angry about emailed votes, Trump tweet

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Gov. Rick Scott wants a judge to order law enforcement to impound Broward County's voting machines and ballots when they're not being used during the Florida recount. More>>

Kemp-Abrams feud highlights new landscape in divided Georgia Video included

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Acrimony in Georgia governor's race between Republican Kemp and Democrat Abrams highlights growing political diversity of the Deep South state. More>>

The Latest: New guidelines issued for Georgia mail ballots Video included

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Kemp's campaign says concession in Georgia governor's race by Abrams is 'long overdue'. More>>

Wisconsin district investigates boys' apparent Nazi salute

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A Wisconsin school district is investigating a photo of a group of high school boys giving what appears to be a Nazi salute. More>>

Alexander Hamilton descendant loans heirlooms to museum

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The fifth-great-grandson of Alexander Hamilton was in Philadelphia Monday to loan some family heirlooms to the Museum of the American Revolution. More>>

Episcopal bishop says he is banning gay unions on his turf

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An Episcopal bishop in Albany, New York, has issued a directive banning same-sex marriages in his diocese, saying the church has been "hijacked by the 'Gay Rights Agenda'". More>>

Pennsylvania diocese sued over priest named in probe

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Man files suit against Allentown diocese alleging abuse by now-defrocked priest named in statewide grand jury report. More>>

Fight involving Atlantic City officials under investigation

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Authorities are investigating an apparent fight at an Atlantic City casino that involved the mayor, a city councilman and others who were arguing with them. More>>

Democratic state gains may mean tighter gun, looser pot laws

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Health coverage, gun control and education funding likely to get more attention with Democratic wins in state elections. More>>

Private college students kidnapped, sexually assaulted

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A convicted felon has been charged with abducting two Christian college students and forcing them to perform sex acts on each other at gunpoint after they violated curfew and were locked out of their southwest Missouri campus. More>>

Bar gunman was 'out of control' in high school, coach says

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A second high school coach of the gunman who killed 12 people at a Southern California bar recalled him as volatile and intimidating. More>>

In Paris, Trump the 'nationalist' stood apart from others

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President Donald Trump is joining French President Emmanuel Macron and other world leaders to the mark 100 years since the end of World War I. More>>

Harrowing escapes, heartbreaking loss in Northern California

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Residents recount harrowing escapes and heartbreaking loss in deadly Northern California wildfire. More>>

In Georgia, black voters see echoes of voter suppression

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At one Atlanta precinct, a four-hour wait to vote echoes of a long history of voter suppression. More>>

Democrat Abrams files new suit in Georgia governor's race

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Another lawsuit has been filed in Georgia's unsettled race for governor. More>>

Rescues, not firefight, prove emotional for firefighters Video included

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The fire that leveled a Northern California town roared in so fast that for the first 24 hours, there was no firefight at all _ just rescues. More>>

Tight race in Georgia shines light on voting restrictions

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A tight race for Georgia governor shines a light on the state's voting restrictions, many of which were carried out by the Republican candidate while he served as secretary of state. More>>

Longtime California GOP congressman loses seat to executive

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Democrat Harley Rouda has upset 15-term Republican Rep. Dana Rohrabacher in California's Orange County. More>>

Florida election recount continues amid tensions, litigation Video included

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Elections workers around Florida on Sunday have begun the massive task of recounting ballots in the U.S. Senate and governor races after the secretary of state ordered a new review. More>>

Gunman who killed 12 died from self-inflicted gunshot

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Autopsy finds gunman who killed 12 at Southern California bar died from self-inflicted gunshot; police still trying to determine motive. More>>

FDA plans strict limits on sale of flavored e-cigarettes

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The Food and Drug Administration is planning on requiring strict limits on the sale of most flavored e-cigarettes, including age verification controls for online sales, in an effort to curtail their use among children and teenagers. More>>

Death toll rises in California wildfire, matching deadliest Video included

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Sheriff's investigators have begun the grim task of identifying the dead from a massive Northern California fire that is already the third-deadliest on record in the state. More>>

Winds cause flare-ups of big Southern California wildfire Video included

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Southern Californians got to take a breath amid two wildfires that have left two dead and destroyed scores of homes. Now the winds will blow again. More>>

New York City's Rockefeller Center Christmas tree goes up

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The Rockefeller Center Christmas tree is in place and will soon be strung with 50,000 LED lights as one of New York City's most prominent seasonal attractions. More>>

Special session canceled after West Virginia justice resigns

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West Virginia Supreme Court justice recently convicted of federal criminial charges stepping down on eve of special legislative session that was to consider his removal. More>>

Kemp pushes Abrams to concede in Georgia gubernatorial race Video included

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Republican Brian Kemp is pushing for Democrat Stacey Abrams to concede Georgia's governor's race as civil rights groups urge her to keep fighting. More>>

The Latest: Sheriff: 110 people missing in N. California

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Authorities in Northern California have ordered residents to leave four small communities southeast of a town leveled by a deadly wildfire. More>>

Death toll in Northern California wildfire rises to 23 Video included

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The most destructive wildfire in California history wiped out a Sierra Nevada foothill town founded in the 1800s in less than a day. More>>

AP News Guide: Fires blaze on 2 ends of California, kill 25 Video included

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Devastating California wildfires pushed into new territory Saturday, as firefighters worked to contain blazes that already have claimed at least 11 lives, destroyed thousands of homes and scorched hundreds of thousands of acres. More>>

West Virginia high court scandal: convicted justice resigns

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West Virginia's governor says he's accepted letter of resignation from suspended state Supreme Court justice who was convicted last month of 11 federal criminal charges. More>>

Sinema continues to inch ahead in slow Arizona vote count

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Democrat Kyrsten Sinema continues to inch ahead in slow Arizona vote count. More>>

Sex abuse crisis tops agenda as US Catholic bishops convene

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Clergy sex abuse crisis dominates their agenda as US Catholic bishops gather for important national assembly. More>>

Recounts ordered in Florida Senate, governor races Video included

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Unofficial vote tallies in Florida's elections are due by midday Saturday. More>>

2 dead, homes destroyed in Southern California wildfires Video included

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Firefighters hope a narrow window of calm will give them a chance to block Southern California wildfires that are marching on a path of destruction toward the sea. More>>

Report: Pilot error cause of deadly military plane crash

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Investigators say the cause of a military plane crash that left nine people dead outside Savannah, Georgia, was pilot error. More>>

Teacher: Bus drivers evacuated students amid California fire Video included

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A Northern California science teacher says heroic bus drivers arrived at schools to help evacuate students as a wildfire approached. More>>

With loved ones missing after fire, pleas flood social media Video included

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A day after a Northern California wildfire forced tens of thousands to evacuate, dozens of people are unaccounted for and relatives are flooding social media with desperate pleas for help finding them. More>>

Man survives Vegas massacre, dies in hometown mass shooting

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Barely a year after surviving a massacre at a country music festival in Las Vegas, Brendan Kelly found himself in a terrifyingly familiar scene. More>>

Official: Gunman apparently stopped shooting to post online

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A law enforcement official says authorities are looking into the possibility of whether a gunman believed his former girlfriend would be at a bar in California where he killed 12 people. More>>

Trove of war posters discovered at New Hampshire library

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Nearly 200 propaganda posters from World War I and World War II have been found in the basement of a New Hampshire library. More>>

Military veterans, 2 friends, bar workers killed in shooting Video included

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Friends are remembering sheriff's sergeant who was killed trying to stop a shooting rampage at a California bar as a "cop's cop" who didn't hesitate to run toward danger. More>>

1 death linked to ongoing turkey salmonella outbreak

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Federal health officials are reporting a death in an ongoing salmonella outbreak tied to raw turkey. More>>

The Latest: Trump threatens to withhold federal payments

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A Northern California sheriff says authorities are trying to confirm reports that more than five people died when a wildfire devastated the town of Paradise. More>>

Nothing unusual about vote count in Arizona dragging on

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Every election, it takes weeks for Arizona to count its ballots. More>>

Man's harrowing journey to US underscores immigration shift

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One man's journey to the United States from his home in the poor West African nation of Mauritania was a dangerous and arduous one. More>>

The Latest: Border Patrol says it detained 50,000 in October

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President Donald Trump has signed a proclamation to deny asylum to migrants who enter the United States illegally through the U.S.-Mexico border. More>>

Florida finds itself again at center of election controversy

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Possible recounts loom in Florida races for governor, US Senate as Republicans hold razor-thin leads in both contests. More>>

Officials probe why Las Vegas airport controller went silent

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Federal and airport authorities say they are investigating why an air traffic controller became incapacitated and went silent while working a night shift alone in the tower at busy McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas. More>>

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