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Rain may hamper search for California wildfire victims

Mon, 19 Nov 2018 14:06:00 -0500

The remains of 77 people have been recovered, the Butte County Sheriff's Office said late on Sunday, as it cut the number of missing to 993 from 1,276. The Camp Fire broke out in northern California ....
Colorado man gets life for murders of pregnant wife, children

Mon, 19 Nov 2018 13:49:03 -0500

A Colorado man was sentenced to life without parole on Monday for strangling his pregnant wife, smothering their two young daughters and dumping their bodies in an oil field so he could pursue a roman....
CNN seeks hearing after White House again vows to yank reporter's access

Mon, 19 Nov 2018 13:26:19 -0500

CNN on Monday called on a federal court to hold emergency proceedings after the White House said it would again revoke press access to correspondent Jim Acosta despite a temporary restraining order on....
Some California wildfire victims may never be found: searcher

Mon, 19 Nov 2018 09:58:37 -0500

(Editor's Note: Please be advised this story contains details that may upset some readers) By Andrew Hay (Reuters) - Searchers looking for the remains of victims of the wildfire that destroyed the N....
U.S. judge to weigh temporary halt to Trump's asylum order

Mon, 19 Nov 2018 07:03:48 -0500

Civil rights groups will urge a U.S. judge on Monday to temporarily halt an order by President Donald Trump that bars asylum for migrants who illegally cross the border with Mexico. The groups argued....
Grim search for 993 missing after deadliest California wildfire

Sun, 18 Nov 2018 23:30:19 -0500

The number of believed missing fell 283 late on Sunday, down from 1,276 people, the Butte County Sheriff's Office said in a statement, but gave no other details. The blaze ignited on Nov. 8 was 65 pe....
Republican Scott secures Florida U.S. Senate seat after recount

Sun, 18 Nov 2018 16:46:43 -0500

Rick Scott, Florida's outgoing governor, was declared the winner on Sunday of his hard-fought U.S. Senate race against incumbent Democrat Bill Nelson following a hand recount of ballots, giving Republ....
Factbox - Still counting: Uncalled U.S. federal elections

Sun, 18 Nov 2018 16:46:43 -0500

In Mississippi, Republican Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith and Democratic challenger Mike Espy will compete in a runoff election on Nov. 27 after neither won a majority for a U.S. Senate seat. On Sunday, Fl....
Grim search for 1,276 missing after deadliest California wildfire

Sun, 18 Nov 2018 13:41:06 -0500

Early on Sunday the blaze, which ignited on Nov. 8, was 60 percent contained, officials said, up from 55 percent Saturday. The death toll far surpasses the previous fatality record from a single Cali....
Fiery mailboxes and dogs in bags: fleeing California's wildfire

Sun, 18 Nov 2018 06:31:23 -0500

Nicole Montague and her 16-year-old daughter Destiny noticed a red glow on the horizon as they drove to school in Paradise, California, that Thursday morning. "As we were driving out, the mailboxes w....
Search on for 1,276 now missing after California's deadliest wildfire

Sat, 17 Nov 2018 22:40:59 -0500

The number of people missing after California's deadliest and most destructive wildfire jumped on Saturday to 1,276, despite authorities locating hundreds of people who scattered when the Camp Fire to....
Republican DeSantis secures Florida governor's seat after rival Gillum concedes

Sat, 17 Nov 2018 18:47:09 -0500

Gillum, the 39-year-old liberal mayor of Tallahassee, had initially conceded the race on the night of the Nov. 6 election to DeSantis, a conservative former congressman. This fight for Florida conti....
Teams search for 1,000 missing in California's deadliest wildfire

Sat, 17 Nov 2018 16:58:49 -0500

Forensic recovery teams searched for more victims in the charred wreckage of the northern California town of Paradise on Saturday as the number of people listed as missing in the state's deadliest wil....
Evacuation plan 'out the window' when fire hit California town

Sat, 17 Nov 2018 14:14:02 -0500

As strong winds sent flames roaring into Paradise at 2 miles per minute, emergency personnel and locals realized their escape plans, crafted after a 2008 blaze, would not work. "The lessons we had le....
California searches for 1,000 missing in its deadliest fire

Sat, 17 Nov 2018 11:47:09 -0500

Forensic recovery teams pressed their search for more victims in the flame-ravaged northern California town of Paradise on Friday as authorities sought clues to the fate of about 1,000 people reported....
Rain storms could bring more misery for California fire evacuees

Sat, 17 Nov 2018 09:31:53 -0500

Thousands of people displaced by California's most destructive wildfire, including hundreds living in tents and cars, face heavy rains next week that could trigger dangerous floods and mudslides, whil....
U.S. Coast Guard seizes $500 million worth of cocaine

Sat, 17 Nov 2018 00:34:57 -0500

The cocaine was taken off the Coast Guard cutter James in the Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale on Thursday after it was confiscated from 15 drug smuggling vessels in the international waters, the Co....
U.S. prosecutors talking with accused Russian agent to resolve case

Fri, 16 Nov 2018 19:30:29 -0500

U.S. prosecutors and lawyers for accused Russian agent Maria Butina are engaging in negotiations, both sides said in a court filing on Friday, raising the possibility the case could be resolved with a....
California presses search for fire victims, number of missing soars

Fri, 16 Nov 2018 18:45:13 -0500

Remains of at least 63 people have been recovered so far in and around the Sierra foothills hamlet of Paradise, which was home to nearly 27,000 residents before the town was largely incinerated by the....
Abrams admits defeat in hard-fought Georgia governor race

Fri, 16 Nov 2018 18:22:07 -0500

Abrams' announcement effectively hands victory to Republican Brian Kemp in a bitter race that has drawn national attention both for her historic campaign and for Kemp's role as the state's top electio....
'I brace myself': anxious search for the missing in California fire

Fri, 16 Nov 2018 18:03:42 -0500

Since the "Camp Fire" swept rapidly into Paradise, which sits atop a ridge 1,700 feet above a canyon cut by the Feather River, Farrell's family has been unable to reach her. "The hardest part is just....
PG&E shares surge 40 percent on report regulator wants to avoid bankruptcy from wildfire

Fri, 16 Nov 2018 17:52:03 -0500

SAN FRANCISCO/LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - PG&E Corp shares soared 40 percent in after-hours trade on Thursday following a report that a regulatory official told investors the agency does not want the util....
Judge eases Reagan shooter Hinckley's release conditions

Fri, 16 Nov 2018 17:14:40 -0500

Hinckley, 63, has been living with his mother, who is in her 90s, in Williamsburg, Virginia since his September 2016 release from a Washington psychiatric hospital. The judge also said reports from H....
Grim fiscal forecast awaits Illinois' new governor

Fri, 16 Nov 2018 16:53:09 -0500

Illinois' new governor faces a budget deficit that could triple in size, as well as a backlog of unpaid bills that could surpass the state's record high, according to a new five-year fiscal forecast f....
Prosecutors in talks with accused Russian agent to resolve case: filing

Fri, 16 Nov 2018 16:52:26 -0500

U.S. prosecutors and defense lawyers are in talks potentially to resolve a criminal case accusing gun-rights activist Maria Butina of acting as a Russian agent to infiltrate a pro-gun rights organizat....
Eleventh child dies from viral outbreak at New Jersey facility

Fri, 16 Nov 2018 16:12:18 -0500

An 11th child has died in less than four weeks at a New Jersey rehabilitation center, one of 34 young patients with compromised immune systems to have been infected by a viral outbreak, state health o....
Louisiana can enforce ban on strippers under 21: U.S. appeals court

Fri, 16 Nov 2018 14:21:27 -0500

The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans had on Sept. 20 found the 2016 law vague about how much of dancers' breasts or buttocks could be exposed legally, and said it was unlikely to survi....
Top Kentucky court upholds state's 'right-to-work' law

Fri, 16 Nov 2018 14:03:15 -0500

Rejecting a challenge by the Kentucky AFL-CIO and other unions, the court in a 4-3 decision on Thursday said the promotion of economic development and job growth formed the "rational basis" that the s....
U.S. judge orders White House to restore press pass to CNN's Acosta

Fri, 16 Nov 2018 13:13:50 -0500

The White House withdrew Acosta's credentials last Wednesday in an escalation of the Republican president's attacks on the news media, which he has called the "enemy of the people." U.S. District Jud....
White House will temporarily reinstate CNN reporter's access

Fri, 16 Nov 2018 11:58:55 -0500

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House said on Friday it will temporarily reinstate access for CNN correspondent Jim Acosta, after a U.S. judge restored Acosta's press credentials for the time bei....
Kentucky supermarket murder suspect charged with federal hate crimes

Fri, 16 Nov 2018 11:17:35 -0500

The U.S. Department of Justice said the indictment on Thursday charged Gregory Bush, 51, with hate crimes for targeting victims because of their race and color during the incident at a Kroger Inc groc....
Forced out, Bolton aide Ricardel expresses admiration for Trump, Melania

Fri, 16 Nov 2018 08:48:56 -0500

Forced out of the White House in a feud with first lady Melania Trump, Mira Ricardel on Friday expressed admiration for U.S. President Donald Trump and his wife as a tumultuous week ended for the form....
Labor unions file pension lawsuit against Puerto Rico

Fri, 16 Nov 2018 07:22:35 -0500

Puerto Rico violated a law meant to safeguard the pensions of its public-sector workers who have been unable to invest the more than $300 million they contributed to a new retirement plan, according t....
Judge overturns Montana man's conviction in tribal bond scheme

Fri, 16 Nov 2018 07:22:13 -0500

U.S. District Judge Ronnie Abrams in Manhattan ruled that the evidence at the trial earlier this year had not shown that the man, Devon Archer, knew that the bond issue was fraudulent, or that he rece....
North Korea to deport U.S. citizen held since October: state media

Fri, 16 Nov 2018 04:33:28 -0500

The KCNA news agency identified the American as Bruce Byron Lowrance and said he was detained on Oct. 16 as he crossed the border. An American man of the same name was deported from South Korea in No....
Captain says U.S. military does not view Central American migrants as 'enemies'

Fri, 16 Nov 2018 02:57:02 -0500

"The military is not classifying them as the enemy in any way, shape or form," said Cunningham, who is the spokesman for the Special Purpose Marine Ground- Air Taskforce 7. Trump's politically charge....
Tally of missing in California's deadliest blaze surpasses 600

Thu, 15 Nov 2018 23:25:37 -0500

A search for victims of a catastrophic blaze that reduced a northern California town to ashes intensified on Thursday, as authorities expanded to 630 the number of those reported missing in the deadli....
NiSource lapses led to deadly Massachusetts blast: federal agency

Thu, 15 Nov 2018 20:26:54 -0500

The federal regulator said in a review of how Columbia Gas Co of Massachusetts, a subsidiary of NiSource, handled pipeline repair work that better construction orders could have prevented the disaster....
Hand recount ordered in Florida's divisive U.S. Senate race

Thu, 15 Nov 2018 19:35:12 -0500

Florida election officials on Thursday ordered a hand recount of ballots in the closely fought U.S. Senate race between Democratic incumbent Bill Nelson and his Republican challenger, Governor Rick Sc....
PG&E shares up 37 percent on report regulator does not want bankruptcy

Thu, 15 Nov 2018 18:54:46 -0500

PG&E Corp shares soared 37 percent in after-hours trade on Thursday after a report that a California regulatory official told investors that the agency does not want the utility to go into bankruptcy....
John Lennon's killer recalls inner 'tug of war' before the murder

Thu, 15 Nov 2018 18:51:05 -0500

Before he pulled the trigger that ended the life of rock icon John Lennon nearly 38 years ago, his killer remembers being in a "tug of war" with himself over what he was about to do, and even praying....
Crews search for California fire victims as list of missing grows

Thu, 15 Nov 2018 18:38:03 -0500

The search for victims of a catastrophic blaze that reduced a northern California town to ashes intensified on Thursday as authorities posted an expanded list of nearly 300 people reported missing in ....
California regulator says agency does not want PG&E to go bankrupt: Bloomberg

Thu, 15 Nov 2018 18:18:02 -0500

(Reuters) - A California Public Utilities Commission official told investors on a conference call that the agency does not want PG&E Corp to go into bankruptcy, Bloomberg reported, citing a person fam....
Judge overturns Montana man's conviction in tribal bond scheme

Thu, 15 Nov 2018 17:47:19 -0500

U.S. District Judge Ronnie Abrams in Manhattan ruled that the evidence at the trial earlier this year had not shown that the man, Devon Archer, knew that the bond issue was fraudulent, or that he rece....
Florida to recount ballots by hand in tight U.S. Senate race

Thu, 15 Nov 2018 17:32:30 -0500

Under state law, the Florida Department of State must trigger a manual recount if an electronic recount of ballots finds a margin of victory of less than 0.25 percent. The order came after U.S. Distr....
Labor unions file pension lawsuit against Puerto Rico

Thu, 15 Nov 2018 17:30:27 -0500

Puerto Rico violated a law meant to safeguard the pensions of its public-sector workers who have been unable to invest the more than $300 million they contributed to a new retirement plan, according t....
Florida U.S. Senate race triggers hand recount

Thu, 15 Nov 2018 17:17:59 -0500

Florida's hotly contested contest for the U.S. Senate appeared headed on Thursday toward a hand recount with the results still too close to call, the state elections website indicated. Democratic inc....
'Design errors' faulted in Florida bridge collapse: U.S. agency

Thu, 15 Nov 2018 16:49:07 -0500

The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board said on Thursday that "design errors" were found in a pedestrian bridge that collapsed in March at Florida International University, killing six people an....
FDA to ban flavored e-cigarettes at U.S. convenience stores

Thu, 15 Nov 2018 16:15:59 -0500

The much-anticipated announcement will mean that only tobacco, mint and menthol e-cigarette flavors can be sold at most traditional retail outlets such as convenience stores. The FDA also plans to se....
California taps war-zone DNA specialists after wildfire

Thu, 15 Nov 2018 16:09:58 -0500

With many of them likely burned beyond recognition, traditional DNA analysis techniques are inadequate, as they require samples to be shipped to a laboratory and take weeks to produce a DNA match. In....