For many California wildfire evacuees, there's nothing left to return to

The 42 dead in Northern California made this blaze the deadliest single fire on record, surpassing the toll from a 1933 blaze in Griffith Park in Los Angeles that killed 29. They estimate they will need three weeks to fully contain the blaze. Y... More..

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Britain, EU reach draft Brexit deal
by | Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Britain, EU reach draft Brexit deal

Lidington, who voted to stay in the European Union in the 2016 referendum, declined to say whether the proposed deal would make the United Kingdom wealthier or poorer, saying that the people had chose to leav...More..

Trump insults reporters, claims Acosta video wasn't altered
by | Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Trump insults reporters, claims Acosta video wasn't altered

Just days after verbally attacking CNN's Chief White House Correspondent Jim Acosta - labelling him a "rude, awful person" and revoking his White House credentials - Mr Trump has hit out at another CNN ...More..

Woman charged over Australia strawberry needle scare
by | Monday, November 12, 2018

Woman charged over Australia strawberry needle scare

A safety warning over the strawberries has been in effect since 12 September. An Australian woman has been charged for allegedly hiding sewing needles inside strawberries bound for supermarkets across the c...More..

Sandigan finds Imelda Marcos guilty of 7 graft counts
by | Sunday, November 11, 2018

Sandigan finds Imelda Marcos guilty of 7 graft counts

The Office of the Ombudsman filed 10 graft cases from 1991 to 1995, stemming from the alleged private organizations Marcos created in Switzerland from 1968 to 1984 while she held various posts in government. A ...More..

United States won't refuel Saudi coalition planes bombing Yemen anymore
by | Sunday, November 11, 2018

United States won't refuel Saudi coalition planes bombing Yemen anymore

On Friday, Reuters reported, citing unnamed United States officials, that Washington considering ending the refueling of coalition aircraft in Yemen, citing both the coalition's own increased capabilities and g...More..

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Hospitalized With 3 Fractured Ribs
by | Saturday, November 10, 2018

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Hospitalized With 3 Fractured Ribs

She reportedly went home but after experiencing discomfort, went to George Washington University Hospital early Thursday morning. In 2012, Ginsburg fractured two ribs. "We're praying for her, and we know ho...More..

Thousand Oaks shooter posted online during his attack
by | Saturday, November 10, 2018

Thousand Oaks shooter posted online during his attack

Trump praised police for their "great bravery" in the California attack and said, "God bless all of the victims and families of the victims". Witnesses described a scene of panic in the bar when the gunman st...More..

United States top diplomat Pompeo's meeting with DPRK officials postponed - USA
by | Saturday, November 10, 2018

United States top diplomat Pompeo's meeting with DPRK officials postponed - USA

In announcing the meeting with Kim Yong Chol, Pompeo said he expected to "make some real progress " including on laying the groundwork for a second summit between Trump and Kim Jong Un. Pompeo had been d...More..

Holy Hanging Chads! Gillum Is Back In The Race Near Recount
by | Saturday, November 10, 2018

Holy Hanging Chads! Gillum Is Back In The Race Near Recount

Scott's campaign urged Nelson to concede. In that race, Florida, which held the balance of power in the Electoral College, was decided in favor of Bush by.01%, or fewer than 1,000 votes, after the Supreme Court...More..

Countdown to possible recount in Florida races
by | Saturday, November 10, 2018

Countdown to possible recount in Florida races

Florida is not alone. In Arizona, hundreds of thousands of ballots were still left to be counted in a fierce battle for the Senate as Kyrsten Sinema - now a Democratic congresswoman - edged ahead of Martha Mc...More..

Can the new United States attorney general shut down the Mueller probe?
by | Friday, November 09, 2018

Can the new United States attorney general shut down the Mueller probe?

A furious US President Donald Trump on Wednesday fired his attorney general Jeff Sessions and threatened to retaliate with a "warlike posture" against the new Democratic House majority if it uses its subp...More..

All the Ways Democrats Made History on Tuesday
by | Friday, November 09, 2018

All the Ways Democrats Made History on Tuesday

Pressley was the first black woman to serve on Boston's city council and made history again after defeating the 10-term incumbent Michael Capuano in the primary. Most were considered longshots. Most of th...More..

White House Defends Ban on Reporter
by | Friday, November 09, 2018

White House Defends Ban on Reporter

Ms Sanders, in a statement posted in a Twitter thread , said the White House would "never tolerate a reporter placing his hands on a young woman just trying to do her job". They began sparring Wednesday after ...More..

Boeing issued safety warning to pilots for 737 Max jets
by | Friday, November 09, 2018

Boeing issued safety warning to pilots for 737 Max jets

In a statement issued Wednesday, Boeing said the Indonesian National Transportation Safety Committee has indicated that Lion Air flight 610, which crashed minutes after taking off, encountered "erroneous inpu...More..

Gunman kills 12 in California bar packed with students
by | Friday, November 09, 2018

Gunman kills 12 in California bar packed with students

Police say at least 10 people are known to have been injured and others are self-reporting with injuries at local hospitals. Long's body was found in an office near the entrance of the bar. "They hid up in the ...More..

Mueller team begins writing final report
by | Friday, November 09, 2018

Mueller team begins writing final report

The New York Times reported in September that the Trump administration was prepared to name Whitaker as the No. 2 at the Justice Department should Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein resign. The timing fo...More..

Colorado Dad Chris Watts Pleads Guilty to Murdering His Wife and Daughters
by | Thursday, November 08, 2018

Colorado Dad Chris Watts Pleads Guilty to Murdering His Wife and Daughters

Shanann Watts was 15 weeks pregnant with a baby boy she planned to name Nico. Prosecutors will ask for a judge to sentence Watts to life in prison, instead of seeking the death penalty. "I was not willing to...More..

Lion Air plane intact, engines running when it hit water
by | Thursday, November 08, 2018

Lion Air plane intact, engines running when it hit water

However, the Times noted, there has been no evidence of widespread problems with airspeed indicators in the Max 8 fleet. Bambang Sukandar, the father of one of the victims, asked, " Lion Air said the problem...More..

'Sociopath' boy arrested for killing mom over bad grade
by | Thursday, November 08, 2018

'Sociopath' boy arrested for killing mom over bad grade

Volusia County deputies arrested Gregory Logan Ramos on Saturday on a murder charge in the death of his mother, 46-year-old Gail Cleavenger . The two 17-year-old friends are charged with accessory to the cr...More..

Florida Just Voted for a Major Voting Rights Win
by | Thursday, November 08, 2018

Florida Just Voted for a Major Voting Rights Win

Floridians voted on Tuesday to pass Amendment 4 , which restores the right to vote for convicted felons who have already finished serving their full sentence and who were not convicted of either murder or sexu...More..

Trump Forces Sessions to Resign
by | Thursday, November 08, 2018

Trump Forces Sessions to Resign

Trump appointed Sessions's chief of staff at the Department of Justice, Matthew G. Whitaker , as acting attorney general . Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein took over supervision of the Russian Fe...More..

New York's Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is youngest woman elected to Congress
by | Thursday, November 08, 2018

New York's Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is youngest woman elected to Congress

Having turned 29 last month, Ocasio-Cortez will inch out the previous holder of the distinction, New York Republican Rep. Elise Stefanik , who was elected to Congress at age 30. She's also a lesbian and was ...More..

Sheriff: 10-year-old says she stomped head of baby in panic
by | Wednesday, November 07, 2018

Sheriff: 10-year-old says she stomped head of baby in panic

Judy Schneider, the mother of Sara Jo Schneider and Haylee's grandmother, told The Associated Press in an interview Monday that after the crash she wondered, "What was the driver thinking?" Police say 21-ye...More..

Saudi Arabia to pay compensation to Khashoggi family, fiancee: Turkish official
by | Wednesday, November 07, 2018

Saudi Arabia to pay compensation to Khashoggi family, fiancee: Turkish official

After first insisting Khashoggi left the consulate unharmed, Saudi authorities said he was killed in an argument that degenerated into a brawl before finally accepting what Turkey had said virtually from the st...More..

It's election day in Kentucky and Indiana
by | Wednesday, November 07, 2018

It's election day in Kentucky and Indiana

The 2018 midterm election has the look of something more presidential. Thirty minutes after the polls opened in Cape Elizabeth, more than 200 people were still waiting to vote at the high school gym. Th...More..

‘Dirty Tricks’: Voters Won’t Be Denied As Brian Kemp Rigs Voting Machines
by | Wednesday, November 07, 2018

‘Dirty Tricks’: Voters Won’t Be Denied As Brian Kemp Rigs Voting Machines

The Georgia governor's race is one of the most closely watched in the country, due in part to an ongoing dispute over Kemp's management of the election system. According to interviews conducted by The Asso...More..

Sen. Cruz Projected To Win Re-election After Tough Challenge From O'Rourke
by | Wednesday, November 07, 2018

Sen. Cruz Projected To Win Re-election After Tough Challenge From O'Rourke

What pundits are saying: Nate Silver reports that Cruz's lead narrowed , noting that one of the polls they cite is a Democrat polling outlet, but FiveThirtyEight is still marking the seat as "Likely R", with ...More..

Newlyweds die in helicopter crash leaving their wedding
by | Tuesday, November 06, 2018

Newlyweds die in helicopter crash leaving their wedding

Will Byler and Bailee Ackerman Byler were seniors at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas, according to the school newspaper, The Houstonian , which broke the tragic news on social media ov...More..

Pompeo talks up Iran sanctions ahead of midterm elections
by | Tuesday, November 06, 2018

Pompeo talks up Iran sanctions ahead of midterm elections

US President Donald Trump withdrew the US from the nuclear accord earlier this year, an agreement he called the "worst deal ever negotiated". The US sanctions herald the end of Washington's involvement ...More..