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Migrants fill Tijuana shelters, more on way to US borderTIJUANA, Mexico (AP) — The first members of a caravan of Central Americans to reach the U.S. border slept in overcrowded shelters and in tents with a view of armed U.S. Border Patrol agents, with many saying they will wait for other migrants to join them before making their next moves.

Posted: November 15, 2018, 9:37 am

'Will APEC make us rich?' Summit confuses PNG hostsAs Papua New Guinea prepares to make its international summit hosting debut, there are lingering concerns about whether one of the Pacific's poorest countries can afford the cost, and if it is able to take advantage of its time in the sun. Barefoot betel nut vendors in Port Moresby's main market expressed confusion on Thursday about the political circus that has arrived on their shores, as guards cleared nearby roads for presidents and CEOs from around the Asia-Pacific region. Few of the capital's residents had the faintest idea about what will be discussed when leaders sit down for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit on Saturday and Sunday, or what will have changed by the time they leave.

Posted: November 15, 2018, 8:49 am

Woman wears wedding gown after fiance dies in Lion Air crashJAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — An Indonesian woman whose fiance died on a Lion Air flight that plunged into the sea was photographed in her wedding dress and professed her love for him on the day they were to have been married.

Posted: November 15, 2018, 4:11 am

Death toll from California wildfires rises as 130 still missingThe toll in the deadliest wildfires in recent California history climbed to 59 on Wednesday as authorities released a list of 130 people still missing. Most of those unaccounted for are from the Butte County town of Paradise, in northern California, which was virtually erased from the map by the so-called "Camp Fire" blaze that erupted last week. Butte County Sheriff Kory Honea told journalists Wednesday evening that 461 search and rescue personnel and 22 cadaver dogs were involved in the effort to locate those missing and DNA testing was being expedited to identify the victims.

Posted: November 15, 2018, 3:22 am

Death Toll Rises To 56 In Northern California Camp Fire, Deadliest In State HistoryAt least 56 people have been killed in the devastating Camp fire in Northern

Posted: November 15, 2018, 3:12 am

Ryan Zinke Says California Wildfires Are Getting Worse But Won’t Mention ‘Climate Change’After Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke visited Northern California communities

Posted: November 15, 2018, 12:29 am

Jeff Flake Says He'll Oppose Trump Judicial Nominees Over Robert Mueller Protection BillSen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) said he will not vote to confirm any more of

Posted: November 14, 2018, 11:46 pm

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Posted: November 14, 2018, 11:16 pm

The Latest: EU Parliament member hails draft Brexit dealLONDON (AP) — The Latest on Brexit negotiations (all times local):

Posted: November 14, 2018, 9:23 pm

Senate, House GOP Revise Leadership After Midterm ElectionsHouse Democrats will pick their leaders after Thanksgiving. House GOP Leaders Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy of California will become House minority leader after Republicans lost their majority in the Nov. 6 election. Majority Whip Steve Scalise of Louisiana will become minority whip.New to the leadership team will be Wyoming Representative Liz Cheney, the daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, who was chosen as House GOP conference chairwoman.

Posted: November 14, 2018, 7:21 pm

X-ray images show tools Khashoggi killers brought to Istanbul, Turkish paper claimsThe 15-strong Saudi kill team responsible for the murder of columnist Jamal Khashoggi carried luggage containing scissors, syringes and a stun gun, a pro-government Turkish paper has claimed. Sabah, a daily newspaper headquartered in Istanbul, published images on Tuesday purported to be airport X-ray scans of the team's bags as they left Istanbul for Riyadh on October 2, the day of Mr Khashoggi’s murder.  A number of tools and pieces of equipment can be seen, including walkie-talkies, a signal jammer and a pair of scissors.  The bags were loaded onto two private jets but police were not able to open them due to diplomatic immunity, according to the report. The paper, which is close to Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP), is one of a number of outlets that has published a steady stream of leaks providing lurid details of Khashoggi’s death, a tactic seemingly designed to keep pressure on Riyadh and its allies. How the disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi unfolded Mr Khashoggi, a regular contributor to the Washington Post, was killed in the kingdom’s Istanbul consulate while attempting to secure paperwork that would allow him to remarry.  According to Istanbul’s chief prosecutor, he was strangled and his body dismembered soon after entering the building.  Saudi officials initially denied all involvement but in the face of mounting international outrage admitted that the columnist had been killed as part of a “rogue” operation. The X-ray images were published as the New York Times reported that in an audio recording of the killing, one of the team responsible can be heard instructing a superior to "tell your boss" after the murder takes place, a suspected reference to Mohammed bin Salman, the Saudi crown prince.  Khashoggi was once close to the royal family but went into self-imposed exile last year and had since been critical of the Crown Prince in his writing. Mr Erdogan described the tape as a “calamity” this week and said it shocked even a Saudi intelligence officer who listened to it, according to local media. The Turkish president added that orders for the killing came from the highest levels of the kingdom.

Posted: November 14, 2018, 6:58 pm

Michelle Obama Says She And Barack Are 'Finding Each Other Again' In Post-White House RomanceMichelle Obama is getting candid about her relationship with her husband of

Posted: November 14, 2018, 5:26 pm

California wildfires - live: Death toll climbs to 50 as strong winds bring new blazes near Los AngelesThe remains of six more victims of California’s most lethal and destructive wildfire in history were found on Tuesday, bringing the death toll to 48. Forensic teams with cadaver dogs spent the day combing through ash and charred debris in what was let of the town of Paradise, around 175 miles (280km) north of San Francisco. Butte County Sheriff Kory Honea said 100 National Guard troops were being sent in at his request to assist in the search for additional human remains left by the so-called Camp Fire.

Posted: November 14, 2018, 4:32 pm

Marco Rubio's Biblical Criticism Of Florida Election Recounts Goes AwrySen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) went full Old Testament on Wednesday with his latest

Posted: November 14, 2018, 4:19 pm

Brexit protests outside Downing Street as UK ministers debate dealBrexit supporters and opponents rallied near Prime Minister Theresa May's Downing Street office on Wednesday as her cabinet debated the draft divorce deal inside. Pro-Brexit campaigners urged her to scrap the tentative agreement and make a clean break with European Union without paying a penny more into the EU budget. Around 100 demonstrators gathered opposite the Downing Street entrance gates, chanting "Theresa May, don't betray!" and "What do we want?

Posted: November 14, 2018, 3:54 pm

Fast food manager attacked by woman over ketchupPolice say they are searching for a McDonald's customer caught on surveillance video attacking two employees last month at a restaurant in Santa Ana, California.

Posted: November 14, 2018, 11:19 am

'Never Nancy': Democrats ramp up efforts to sideline PelosiA band of House Democrats are determined to oppose House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi's speaker bid.

Posted: November 14, 2018, 11:08 am

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Posted: November 14, 2018, 10:45 am

Iran's president: U.S. chose wrong path on sanctions, will be defeatedThe United States has chosen the wrong path in reimposing sanctions on Iran and will be defeated, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said Wednesday, according to the Tasnim news agency. Washington reinstated sanctions targeting Iran's oil industry on Nov. 5 as it seeks to force the Islamic Republic to accept tougher curbs on its nuclear program, halt its development of ballistic missiles as well as its support for proxy forces in Syria, Iraq, Lebanon and Yemen. The path they have chosen is wrong and incorrect," Rouhani said.

Posted: November 14, 2018, 10:34 am

Howard Dean: Republicans will 'have a terrible time because they’re getting older and whiter'Former Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean was pleased with the party’s performance in last week’s midterm elections — and not just because it regained control of the House.

Posted: November 14, 2018, 10:00 am

'Read The Room': Empire State Building Gets Ripped Over Amazon HQ CelebrationThe Empire State Building was dragged on social media Tuesday over its

Posted: November 14, 2018, 9:01 am

Sean Hannity Rants Against 'Far-Left, Grandstanding' Jim AcostaFox News host Sean Hannity continued his attack on Jim Acosta Tuesday evening,

Posted: November 14, 2018, 8:43 am

Dan Crenshaw Isn't Buying Into 'Outrage Culture,' Urges Nation To Rediscover CivilityRep.-elect Dan Crenshaw (R-Texas) called for a restoration of civility in an

Posted: November 14, 2018, 6:13 am

Woolsey Fire damage coming into focusResidents are returning home to find desolation after an evacuation order was lifted.

Posted: November 14, 2018, 3:57 am

Authorities: Custody dispute played role in family's slayingWAVERLY, Ohio (AP) — Authorities arrested a family of four Tuesday in the gruesome 2016 slayings of eight people from another family in rural Ohio, a crime that prosecutors suggested stemmed from a custody dispute.

Posted: November 14, 2018, 3:31 am

U.S. lawmakers expect votes on steps to crack down on Saudi ArabiaSenator Bob Corker, the Republican chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said the Senate could vote before the end of the year on a resolution seeking to cut off all assistance to Saudi Arabia for the war in Yemen. "Senators are looking for some way to show Saudi Arabia the disdain they have for what has happened, with the journalist, but also concerns about the way Yemen has gone," Corker told Reuters as lawmakers returned to Washington for the first time since last week's congressional elections.

Posted: November 14, 2018, 2:09 am

Georgia Legislator, Arrested At Work, Says She Was ‘Singled Out As A Black Female Senator'Georgia state Sen. Nikema Williams (D-Atlanta) was arrested along with more

Posted: November 14, 2018, 2:01 am

Cory Booker says the Georgia election is being 'stolen' from Stacey Abrams“I think that Stacey Abrams’s election is being stolen from her, using what I think are insidious measures to disenfranchise certain groups of people,” Booker said.

Posted: November 14, 2018, 1:29 am

Family charged with murders of eight people on marijuana farmFour members of one family have been arrested in connection the massacre of another family on an Ohio marijuana farm. The eight victims, who ranged in age from 16 to 44, were found dead in four separate homes on their farm in Pike County in 2016. Parents George “Billy” Wagner III, 47, and Angela Wagner, 48, were arrested alongside their two sons George Wagner IV, 27, and Edward “Jake” Wagner, 26.

Posted: November 14, 2018, 1:01 am

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Posted: November 14, 2018, 12:07 am

Death of black security guard brings call for investigationCHICAGO (AP) — A suburban Chicago alderman called Tuesday for prosecutors to investigate the fatal shooting of a black security guard by a white police officer outside the bar where the guard worked.

Posted: November 13, 2018, 10:53 pm

Democrats To Investigate Voter Suppression In Georgia Governor Race And Other 2018 MidtermsStacey Abrams, who has refused to concede her gubernatorial race in Georgia

Posted: November 13, 2018, 10:51 pm

California wildfires - live: Firefighters tackle new Woolsey blaze as deadly Camp Fire spreadsAt least 42 people have died in a fierce wildfire which largely incinerated the town of Paradise in northern California, the largest loss of life from such a blaze in state history. The latest death toll, was announced by Butte County Sheriff Kory Honea at an evening news conference in the city of Chico after authorities found the bodies of 13 more victims of the devastating blaze dubbed the Camp Fire. The fire already ranked as the most destructive on record in California in terms of property loss, having consumed more than 7,100 homes and other structures since it ignited on Thursday.

Posted: November 13, 2018, 10:30 pm

Retired Firefighter Sentenced For Shooting At Black Teen Who Sought DirectionsA retired white firefighter who fired a shotgun at a black teenager after the

Posted: November 13, 2018, 10:16 pm

New York Taxpayers Are Buying A Helipad For The Richest Man In The WorldNew Yorkers, take note: While you commute in dilapidated and decaying subways,

Posted: November 13, 2018, 9:01 pm

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Posted: November 13, 2018, 8:56 pm

Associate of Trump ally expects Mueller contact soon on plea dealJerome Corsi, a right-wing commentator who has promoted political conspiracy theories, told Reuters on Tuesday that his lawyer was told by the office of Special Counsel Robert Mueller last week that their next discussion, possibly on Tuesday, would be "about pleas." "So by pleas I assumed their plan was to indict me," Corsi said in a telephone interview, adding he was not given any information about the likely basis for any charge against him. David Gray, Corsi's attorney, also declined to comment. Corsi's remarks come a day after he grabbed headlines with a livestream posted to YouTube, in which he said he expected to be criminally charged after two months of cooperation with Mueller's probe.

Posted: November 13, 2018, 8:15 pm

Gaza-Israel frontier calms as enemies warily cease fireFighting died down at 5 p.m. (1500 GMT) and a Palestinian official briefed on the negotiations said Gaza factions ceased firing as part of a deal proposed by Egypt. Since Monday, Israeli air strikes had killed seven Palestinians, at least five of them gunmen, and destroyed several buildings used by Gaza's ruling Hamas Islamists. Rocket attacks from Gaza sent residents of southern Israel to shelters, wounding dozens and killing a Palestinian laborer from the occupied West Bank.

Posted: November 13, 2018, 8:12 pm

10-year-old stops potential kidnapper by asking for family's secret 'code word'A 10-year-old Arizona girl says she was able to ward off a potential kidnapper

Posted: November 13, 2018, 7:16 pm

Official at center of Florida vote controversy says she may leave job after recountBrenda Snipes has been found at fault in a number of disputes over her handling of elections over the past few years, exasperating both Republicans and Democrats in the state.

Posted: November 13, 2018, 7:08 pm

New York City Politicians Welcomed Amazon In 2017 Letter To Jeff BezosThe vast majority of elected officials in New York City signed a letter to

Posted: November 13, 2018, 6:49 pm

Wisconsin Student Speaks Out On Nazi Salute Prom Photo: 'It Was A Scary Moment'A Wisconsin high school student who refused to raise his arm in an apparent

Posted: November 13, 2018, 5:49 pm

Heartbreak in Northern and Southern California areas ravaged by wildfiresSearch teams were set to sift through the charred wreckage of Paradise, California, on Tuesday in the search of human remains as authorities investigated the cause of state's deadliest ever wildfire.

Posted: November 13, 2018, 4:47 pm

No, This Is NOT the 2020 Ford Bronco (It's the "Baby Bronco" Crossover)A leaked image from a Ford dealer presentation shows the smaller SUV.

Posted: November 13, 2018, 4:41 pm

Pope gives Vatican's sex abuse expert new role amid crisisVATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis is giving a prominent new role to the Vatican's most trusted sex crimes investigator as he seeks to improve the Holy See's response to abuse at a time when the church and papacy are facing a credibility crisis.

Posted: November 13, 2018, 3:24 pm

Trump rips Macron for denouncing nationalism: 'MAKE FRANCE GREAT AGAIN!'President Trump lashed out at France on Twitter Tuesday, chastising French President Emmanuel Macron for denouncing nationalism.

Posted: November 13, 2018, 2:57 pm

Despite restrictions, digital spending hits record in US midtermsEven as online platforms tightened rules for political ads, digital spending set new records in the 2018 US midterm elections and appears poised for further growth in 2020. Digital media campaign spending rose 2,400 percent from the 2014 midterms to $1.8 billion, roughly 20 percent of the total $8.9 billion in ad spending, according to preliminary estimates from the research firm Borrell Associates. Online spending, much of it on social networks like Facebook, has been a significant factor in campaigns for a decade, but tighter rules imposed by digital giants in the wake of the 2016 election could have curbed some of that growth.

Posted: November 13, 2018, 1:59 pm

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Posted: November 13, 2018, 1:00 pm

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