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Number of missing hard to peg in deadly California wildfire

SAN FRANCISCO - Authorities have released a list of more than 600 people who are unaccounted for after a deadly Northern California wildfire - but that doesn't mean they are all actually missing. Some of the people on the ever-evolving…

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Friday 11/16/2018
Migrants won't see armed US soldiers on border
icon Posted: 16 November 2018 [09:20 PM]

SAN DIEGO - 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 panels…

Trump says he's 'very easily' answered Mueller questions
icon Posted: 16 November 2018 [09:17 PM]

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump said Friday he had “very easily” answered written questions from special counsel Robert Mueller, though he speculated that the questions had been “tricked up” to try to catch him in a lie. He said he…

Nuke dump managers: There was waste near ceiling collapse
icon Posted: 16 November 2018 [09:16 PM]

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Operations at the federal government's nuclear waste repository in southern New Mexico resumed Friday as managers acknowledged there was radioactive waste in the area where a portion of the underground facility's ceiling collapsed earlier this week. The…

UN envoy: Warring parties in Yemen agree to meet in Sweden
icon Posted: 16 November 2018 [09:14 PM]

UNITED NATIONS - The U.N. envoy for Yemen announced Friday the country's internationally recognized government and rival Houthi Shiite rebels have agreed to attend talks aimed at ending their three-year war, which has created the globe's worst humanitarian crisis by…

Thursday 11/15/2018
UK thrown into turmoil over May's Brexit deal
icon Posted: 15 November 2018 [07:24 PM]

LONDON (AP) - Prime Minister Theresa May defied mounting calls to quit or change course Thursday over Britain's withdrawal from the European Union, warning that abandoning her Brexit plan would plunge the country into "deep and grave uncertainty." Britain's long-simmering…

11 indicted in killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi
icon Posted: 15 November 2018 [07:23 PM]

The Washington Post ISTANBUL - Saudi Arabia's public prosecutor released the findings of a long-awaited investigation of the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi on Thursday, saying that a team of Saudi agents dispatched to Istanbul with orders to bring him…

Crews slow flames in California fires; at least 56 dead
icon Posted: 15 November 2018 [07:22 PM]

MAGALIA, Calif. (AP) - Cool weather helped fire crews gain ground Thursday against the nation's deadliest wildfire in a century, as the search went on for more bodies. At least 56 people were killed and 300 were unaccounted for a…

Judge extends Florida recount deadline
icon Posted: 15 November 2018 [07:21 PM]

The Washington Post TALLAHASSEE, Florida - Florida's historic recount was thrown once more into uncertainty Thursday when a county said it probably will not meet a counting deadline and a federal judge ruled that at least 4,000 voters whose mail-in…

Wednesday 11/14/2018
Justice legal opinion backs Whitaker's naming as acting AG
icon Posted: 14 November 2018 [06:47 PM]

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Justice Department on Wednesday released an internal legal opinion supporting the legality of Matthew Whitaker's appointment as acting attorney general as Democrats press the case that President Donald Trump violated the law and Constitution by making…

German chancellor Angela Merkel looks for successor
icon Posted: 14 November 2018 [06:44 PM]

The Washington Post SAARBRÜCKEN, Germany - She is the successor of Angela Merkel’s dreams, one who must remind the German chancellor of a younger version of herself. A chronically underestimated woman in a male-dominated field. A listener rather than a…

80 people missing in California's deadliest wildfire
icon Posted: 14 November 2018 [06:43 PM]

CHICO, Calif. (AP) - Authorities searching through the blackened aftermath of California's deadliest wildfire have released the names of about 80 people who are still missing, including many in their 80s and 90s. As the names were made public late…

Macy's storms into holiday shopping season
icon Posted: 14 November 2018 [06:40 PM]

AP Retail Writer NEW YORK (AP) - Macy's is heading into the crucial holiday season firing on all cylinders, logging its fourth consecutive quarter of sales growth at existing locations and getting strong reactions from customers both online and in…

Tuesday 11/13/2018
US trial to tell epic tale of Mexican drug lord "El Chapo"
icon Posted: 13 November 2018 [08:31 PM]

NEW YORK (AP) - During the height of Mexican drug wars in 1993, an attempted hit on Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman went wrong. A team of gunmen sent to rub out the notorious drug lord instead…

Bishops weigh anti-abuse strategy after delay set by Vatican
icon Posted: 13 November 2018 [08:30 PM]

BALTIMORE (AP) - Several Roman Catholic bishops on Tuesday urged 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.…

Amazon to open two headquaters on East Coast
icon Posted: 13 November 2018 [08:28 PM]

AP Retail Writer NEW YORK (AP) - Amazon, which is growing too big for its Seattle hometown, is spreading out to the East Coast. The online shopping giant ended its 14-month-long competition for a second headquarters Tuesday by selecting New…

Hamas and other militant groups agree to Israel-Gaza cease-fire
icon Posted: 13 November 2018 [08:27 PM]

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) - Hamas and other militant groups said Tuesday they had accepted an Egyptian-brokered cease-fire to end two days of intense fighting with Israel that had pushed the sworn enemies to the brink of a new…

CNN sues Trump administration to restore reporter's press pass
icon Posted: 13 November 2018 [08:26 PM]

The Washington Post CNN sued the Trump administration on behalf of reporter Jim Acosta on Tuesday, asking a court to restore Acosta’s White House press pass after President Donald Trump suspended it last week. The unusual lawsuit, an escalation of…

Huge wildfire rages in Southern California
icon Posted: 13 November 2018 [08:24 PM]

MALIBU, Calif. (AP) - Southern California's huge wildfire roared to life again Tuesday in a mountain wilderness area even as many neighborhoods were reopened to thousands of residents who fled its advance last week. A massive plume rose suddenly at…

Trump lashes out at new report identifying hidden bases in North Korea
icon Posted: 13 November 2018 [08:23 PM]

The Washington Post President Donald Trump lashed out Tuesday at a new report that identified more than a dozen hidden bases in North Korea that could be used to disperse mobile launchers for ballistic missiles, even as the president continues…

Monday 11/12/2018
Mississippi US senator won't discuss 'public hanging' remark
icon Posted: 12 November 2018 [06:59 PM]

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - A white Republican U.S. senator in Mississippi, a state with a notorious history for lynchings, says she will not answer questions about a video that shows her at a campaign event praising a cattle rancher by…

Dead in cars and homes: Northern California fire toll at 29
icon Posted: 12 November 2018 [06:55 PM]

PARADISE, Calif. (AP) - The dead were found in burned-out cars, in the smoldering ruins of their homes, or next to their vehicles, apparently overcome by smoke and flames before they could jump in behind the wheel and escape. In…

Migrant caravan moves on western Mexico city of Guadalajara
icon Posted: 12 November 2018 [06:51 PM]

GUADALAJARA, Mexico (AP) - Several thousand Central American migrants heading for the U.S. border arrived in the western Mexico city of Guadalajara with help from truckers and other motorists Monday, marking a month since their trek began. Many of the…

Israel, Hamas trade heavy fire after deadly incursion
icon Posted: 12 November 2018 [06:50 PM]

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) - Palestinian militants bombarded Israel with dozens of rockets and mortar shells Monday, while Israeli warplanes struck targets throughout the Gaza Strip in what appeared to be the most intense exchange of fire since a…

Friday 11/09/2018
A century after fighting for Paris, leaders mark armistice
icon Posted: 09 November 2018 [08:13 PM]

PARIS (AP) - Paris, the City of Light, always was the grandest prize of World War I, either to conquer or defend. So it is only fitting that when victors and vanquished meet to mark the centennial of the armistice…

Volunteers track down Georgia voters by phone and on foot for governor's race
icon Posted: 09 November 2018 [08:11 PM]

ATLANTA (AP) - Volunteers spread out Friday trying to find any ballots that could help Democrat Stacey Abrams close the gap against Republican Brian Kemp in their unsettled, too-close-to-call race for Georgia governor. Unofficial returns show Kemp with an advantage,…

5 found dead in cars as fire incinerates North California town
icon Posted: 09 November 2018 [08:06 PM]

PARADISE, Calif. (AP) - Five people were found dead in their burned-out vehicles after a Northern California wildfire incinerated most of a town of about 30,000 people with flames that moved so fast there was nothing firefighters could do, authorities…

Victims of shooting at California bar mourned
icon Posted: 09 November 2018 [08:01 PM]

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) - One was a veteran police officer who didn't hesitate to run toward danger. Another had survived the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. Others were an "extremely nice" busboy and a Marine veteran who…

Medicare Advantage Plans to expand services
icon Posted: 09 November 2018 [07:42 PM]

WASHINGTON (AP) - Medicare is experimenting with a new direction in health care. Starting next year, seniors in many states will be able to get additional services such as help with chores and respite for caregivers through private Medicare Advantage…

Thursday 11/08/2018
Polish military to handle security during Independence Day march
icon Posted: 08 November 2018 [07:29 PM]

WARSAW, Poland (AP) - Poland’s Defense Ministry will handle security during an Independence Day march this weekend in Warsaw as police are staging mass walkouts in a pay dispute that has created concerns about keeping people safe. Over the past…

Marine combat veteran kills 12 in California bar shooting
icon Posted: 08 November 2018 [07:24 PM]

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) - Using a smoke bomb and a handgun, a hooded Marine combat veteran dressed all in black opened fire during college night at a country music bar in Southern California, killing 12 people and sending hundreds…

Central American migrants in Mexico want buses to US border
icon Posted: 08 November 2018 [07:20 PM]

MEXICO CITY (AP) - Central American migrants in a caravan that has stopped in Mexico City demanded buses Thursday to take them to the U.S. border, saying it is too cold and dangerous to continue walking and hitchhiking. Mexico City…

Northhampton, Mass., to sell first legal recreational marijuana soon
icon Posted: 08 November 2018 [07:17 PM]

NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (AP) - With its youthful vibe and eclectic mix of culture, a small Massachusetts city seems a logical site for the nation's first legal recreational marijuana sales east of Colorado. An existing medical marijuana dispensary in Northampton -…

Missouri duck boat captain indicted after sinking killed 17
icon Posted: 08 November 2018 [07:14 PM]

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The captain of a tourist boat that sank in a southwest Missouri lake and killed 17 people, including nine members of one family, didn't tell passengers to put on flotation devices or prepare them to…

Wednesday 11/07/2018
House win for Dems challenges president
icon Posted: 07 November 2018 [08:42 PM]

WASHINGTON (AP) - A measured outreach for bipartisan legislation. An aggressive campaign to define and demonize new congressional committee leaders. The rise of a new foil for President Donald Trump to attack. With Democrats seizing control of the House, Republicans…

Trump crows over Senate gain
icon Posted: 07 November 2018 [08:40 PM]

WASHINGTON (AP) - As Washington came to grips with its new divided reality, President Donald Trump on Wednesday reveled in his party’s Senate victories, mocked members of his own party who lost after not seeking his support and even suggested…

Jeff Sessions pushed out after a year of attacks from Trump
icon Posted: 07 November 2018 [08:32 PM]

WASHINGTON (AP) - Attorney General Jeff Sessions was pushed out Wednesday after enduring more than a year of blistering and personal attacks from President Donald Trump, who inserted in his place a Republican Party loyalist with authority to oversee the…

Migrants weigh whether to stay in Mexico or head to U.S. border
icon Posted: 07 November 2018 [08:26 PM]

MEXICO CITY (AP) - Central American migrants on Wednesday continued to straggle in for a rest stop at a Mexico City stadium, where about 4,500 continue to weigh offers to stay in Mexico against the desire of many to reach…

Tuesday 11/06/2018
Mich. officials got tip about baby corpses in funeral home crawlspace
icon Posted: 06 November 2018 [10:29 PM]

DETROIT (AP) - An anonymous letter informed Michigan officials that they could find “a bunch of infant corpses” hidden in a crawl space of a closed Detroit funeral home, according to state records. The Detroit News used the Freedom of…

At U.N., China dismisses criticism over mass detentions
icon Posted: 06 November 2018 [10:27 PM]

GENEVA - China on Tuesday once again rejected criticism of its treatment of ethnic Muslims, telling the United Nations that accusations of rights abuses from some countries were “politically driven.” At a U.N. review of the country’s human rights record,…

Suspect in mailing of pipe bombs held without bail
icon Posted: 06 November 2018 [10:25 PM]

NEW YORK - The man accused of sending pipe bombs to prominent critics of President Donald Trump was ordered held without bail after his first court appearance in New York on Tuesday. Cesar Sayoc, who was transferred from federal custody…

Election pitted Trump's strength against Democrats' resistance
icon Posted: 06 November 2018 [10:23 PM]

WASHINGTON - Votes were being counted across half the country Tuesday night as an anxious nation watched whether President Donald Trump’s GOP would be rewarded or rejected in the first nationwide election of his turbulent presidency. Fundraising, polls and history…

Monday 11/05/2018
Iran president warns of 'war situation' as sanctions resume
icon Posted: 05 November 2018 [06:54 PM]

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - Iran greeted the re-imposition of U.S. sanctions on Monday with air defense drills and a statement from President Hassan Rouhani that the nation faces a “war situation,” raising Mideast tensions as America's…

Democrats' hopes high for taking House, but nothing certain
icon Posted: 05 November 2018 [06:50 PM]

WASHINGTON (AP) - The day of reckoning for American politics has nearly arrived. Voters on Tuesday will decide the $5 billion debate between President Donald Trump's take-no-prisoner politics and the Democratic Party's super-charged campaign to end the GOP's hold on…

Migrant caravan nears Mexico City
icon Posted: 05 November 2018 [06:42 PM]

MEXICO CITY (AP) - Thousands of exhausted migrants from the Central American caravan trudged along highways Monday toward Mexico City, where officials prepared a sports stadium to accommodate them as they try to reach the U.S. border still hundreds of…

Sunday 11/04/2018
Defense lawyer in Pakistan blasphemy case flees country
icon Posted: 04 November 2018 [07:28 PM]

ISLAMABAD (AP) - The lawyer for a Christian woman acquitted of blasphemy charges after spending eight years on death row in Pakistan has fled the country, fearing for his safety, her brother said Saturday. James Masih said Asia Bibi's lawyer,…