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  • Number of missing hard to peg in deadly California wildfire

    1 hour, 20 minutes ago

    (AP) SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — More than 1,000 people are unaccounted for after a deadly Northern California wildfire, but authorities warned Friday that the roster is fluid and contains "raw data," including the possibility of duplicate names. Some of the people ...

  • Northern California sheriff says 8 more bodies found in wildfire wreckage, bringing death total to 71

    1 hour, 44 minutes ago

    (AP) CHICO, Calif. (AP) — Northern California sheriff says 8 more bodies found in wildfire wreckage, bringing death total to 71.

  • Expert: Rare snake with 2 heads found in Virginia has died

    4 hours, 17 minutes ago

    (AP) WAYNESBORO, Va. (AP) — A wildlife expert says a rare, two-headed snake found several months ago in Virginia near the nation's capital has died. The Washington Post reports state herpetologist JD Kleopfer said in a Facebook post this week that ...

  • More Southern California fire evacuees return home

    4 hours, 23 minutes ago

    (AP) MALIBU, Calif. (AP) — More residents were allowed Friday to return to homes they fled during the rapid spread of Southern California's huge wildfire. Authorities reopened more areas in Los Angeles and Ventura counties, but kept some locations within the ...

  • Yoga studio shooting hero to get $30,000 for law school

    4 hours, 32 minutes ago

    (AP) TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida State University's president and board of trustees have committed $30,000 of their personal money to help cover law school costs for a man credited with confronting a shooter at a Tallahassee yoga studio and giving ...

  • The Latest: GOP senator hits challenger over lobbying work

    4 hours, 53 minutes ago

    (AP) JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Latest on a U.S. Senate special election runoff in Mississippi (all times local): 5:10 p.m. As Mississippi's U.S. Senate race intensifies, Republicans are slamming Democrat Mike Espy's lobbying work for an African leader who was ...

  • Georgia law enforcement helicopter crashes in Alabama river

    5 hours, 9 minutes ago

    (AP) CLANTON, Ala. (AP) — Authorities say a law enforcement helicopter from Georgia has crashed into an Alabama river. Columbus, Georgia, Mayor Teresa Tomlinson told the Ledger-Enquirer newspaper in a texted statement that the helicopter was connected to her area's Metro ...

  • Florida high school massacre panel considers recommendations

    5 hours, 18 minutes ago

    (AP) SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — The state commission investigating the Florida high school massacre began discussions Friday on what recommendations it will make regarding student safety, mental health and steps to prevent future school shootings. The Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School ...

  • Georgia Democrat wants recount in race with GOP congressman

    5 hours, 20 minutes ago

    (AP) ATLANTA (AP) — A Democratic congressional candidate in Georgia says she will ask for a recount of the vote in her close race against Republican Rep. Rob Woodall. Unofficial election returns in metro Atlanta's 7th District show Woodall with a ...

  • Driver who plowed into Idaho crowd, hurting 11, is sentenced

    5 hours, 38 minutes ago

    (AP) BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A man driving a Porsche that plowed into a crowd of spectators at an Idaho car show was sentenced Friday to 180 days in jail, with all but seven days suspended. Roy Drennon, 51, of the ...

  • The Latest: Gambino crime family associates released on bail

    5 hours, 47 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on two Gambino crime family associates charged in a 2015 fire (all times local): 5:20 p.m. Two reputed associates of the Gambino crime family have been released from jail where they've been held on ...

  • Migrants won't see armed soldiers on border

    6 hours, 30 minutes ago

    (AP) SAN DIEGO (AP) — As thousands of migrants in a caravan of Central American asylum-seekers converge on the doorstep of the United States, what they won't find are armed American soldiers standing guard. Instead they will see cranes installing towering ...

  • Free speech threat seen in prosecuting WikiLeaks' Assange

    6 hours, 32 minutes ago

    (AP) In a divided Washington, few causes have as much bipartisan support as prosecuting WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. Many Democrats seethed when the radical transparency activist humiliated Hillary Clinton by publishing the content of her campaign chairman's inbox. Most Republicans haven't ...

  • NYPD ousts sex crimes chief who led Weinstein investigation

    6 hours, 56 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — The police commander who led the effort to arrest Harvey Weinstein has been removed as the chief of New York City's special victims division, part of a shake-up that was months in the making after a ...

  • Judge: John Hinckley can move out of his mother's house

    6 hours, 59 minutes ago

    (AP) NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A judge has ruled that the man who tried to assassinate President Ronald Reagan can move out of his mother's house. U.S. District Court Judge Paul L. Friedman ordered Friday that John Hinckley Jr. can live ...

  • Clergy, activists seek independent probe in guard's death

    7 hours, 5 minutes ago

    (AP) MIDLOTHIAN, Ill. (AP) — A group of clergy and activists are calling for an independent investigation into a bar security guard's fatal shooting by a suburban Chicago police officer. About 50 people rallied Friday in the Midlothian police parking lot ...

  • The Latest: US official: American on plane from North Korea

    7 hours, 56 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — The Latest on the deportation of an American man from North Korea (all times local): 3 p.m. A U.S. official says an American citizen detained last month by North Korea has been deported and is on ...

  • NYC lawsuit: Immigration detainees denied day in court

    8 hours, 9 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — A civil lawsuit filed by immigration rights advocates in New York City is accusing federal authorities of denying detainees their day in court. The suit says those authorities have kept people accused of immigration violations in ...

  • Julian Castro says O'Rourke's future no factor in 2020 bid

    8 hours, 15 minutes ago

    (AP) SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Julian Castro said Friday that his decision about running in 2020 won't be influenced by whether Texas' other high-profile Democrat, Congressman Beto O'Rourke, also makes his own bid for the White House. Texas is a pipeline ...

  • Panel dismisses ethics charges against Arkansas justices

    8 hours, 18 minutes ago

    (AP) LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A disciplinary panel has dismissed ethics charges against the Arkansas Supreme Court's justices over their decision to prohibit a judge who participated in an anti-death penalty demonstration from hearing any execution-related cases. The Arkansas Judicial ...

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