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Reuters US NewsNov 17, 2018
Teams search for 1,000 missing in California's deadliest wildfire
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 wildfire topped 1,000.

Crews search for California fire victims as list of missing grows (Yahoo News)

CNN Top StoriesNov 17, 2018
Trump: Not raking weeds contributing to fires
In an interview with Fox News, President Donald Trump suggests poor land management is more to blame for raging wildfires in California than climate change.

Yahoo NewsNov 17, 2018
Stacey Abrams Acknowledges Loss In Georgia Governor's Race
In a speech to her supporters on Friday night, Democrat Stacey Abrams

CNN Top StoriesNov 17, 2018
Argentine submarine found a year after it vanished with 44 aboard
A missing Argentine naval submarine has been found, exactly a year and a day after it vanished in the South Atlantic with 44 crew members on board, authorities said Saturday.

CNN Most RecentNov 17, 2018
Bijan Ghaisar was shot dead a year ago by US Park Police. His family still doesn't know why
In the year since Bijan's death, the Ghaisars have endeavored to get answers and justice from the US government. But the family says they've been given no answers.

NY Post National NewsNov 17, 2018
Facebook says steep rise in data requests from Indian gov't
NEW DELHI — Facebook says there was a steep rise in data requests from India's government in the first half of this year as compared to the previous two years. The company said in a report released Friday that it received 16,580 data requests from the government in the January-June period as compared to 22,024...

Yahoo NewsNov 17, 2018
California wildfires: List of missing passes 600 as hunt for victims continues
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 deadliest and most destructive wildfire in state history. At least 63 people have been confirmed dead in the Camp Fire, which erupted a week ago in the drought-parched Sierra foothills 175 miles north of San Francisco and now ranks as one of the most lethal single US wildfires since the turn of the last century. Authorities attributed the high death toll in part to the staggering speed with which the wind-driven flames, fueled by desiccated scrub and trees, raced with little warning through Paradise, a town of 27,000. Nearly 12,000 homes and buildings, including most of the town, were incinerated last Thursday night hours after the blaze erupted, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire) has said. A property reduced to ashes is seen in Paradise, California Credit: AFP What was left was a ghostly, smoky expanse of empty lots covered in ash and strewn with twisted wreckage and debris. Thousands of additional structures were still threatened by the blaze, and as many as 50,000 people were under evacuation orders at the height of the blaze. An army of firefighters, many from distant states, labored to contain and suppress the flames. The revised official roster of 630 individuals whose whereabouts and fate remained unknown is more than double the

CNN Top StoriesNov 17, 2018
CIA concludes Saudi prince ordered Khashoggi's killing, source says
The CIA has determined that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman personally ordered the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, despite the Saudi government's denials that the de facto ruler was involved, according to a Washington Post report.

CIA believes Saudi crown prince ordered journalist's killing: sources (Reuters Top News)

CNN Top StoriesNov 17, 2018
Family still doesn't know why a man was killed by US Park Police a year ago

CNN Top StoriesNov 17, 2018
Amazon's Pre-Black Friday Sale starts now

Shop this Black Friday sale on educational courses (CNN Top Stories)

Top Stories - Google NewsNov 17, 2018
US, China Clash Over Trade, Security at Pacific Summit - Wall Street Journal

Wall Street Journal

PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea—Vice President Mike Pence and Chinese President Xi Jinping presented conflicting visions for trade and security in the Asia-Pacific, as the U.S. and China vie for global influence. At a meeting of Pacific Rim leaders ...
Xi Jinping: US-China trade war will produce no winnersBBC N

CNN Top StoriesNov 17, 2018
Norwegian warship nearly out of sight after maritime blunder
A maritime blunder then a ruinous rescue attempt has left a multi-million dollar warship under NATO command almost entirely submerged in a Norwegian fjord.

Reuters Top NewsNov 17, 2018
U.S.-China discord dominates APEC summit in Papua New Guinea
The United States and China swapped barbs over trade, investment and regional security at an Asia Pacific Economic Co-operation (APEC) summit on Saturday, as growing fault lines among members suggested little prospect of consensus at the weekend meeting.

Mike Pence challenges China at Asia-Pacific economic summit ( News - Top Stories)

Top Stories - Google NewsNov 17, 2018
Death toll rises to 71 in California wildfires as relatives search for the missing - Washington Post

Washington Post

PARADISE, Calif. — Amid a throat-piercing haze, disabled retiree Michael French walked with effort across a parking lot to submit a DNA sample to California authorities that he hopes will help him locate his missing niece. French, 62, said he and

Fox NewsNov 17, 2018
GOP's Mia Love takes lead in Utah House race as count continues
A Republican incumbent congresswoman from Utah pulled ahead of her Democratic opponent by several hundred votes Friday, gaining her first lead in the House contest since Election Day.

Chicago Sun-Times NewsNov 17, 2018
Blackhawks beaten 2-1 in shootout by worst-in-the-NHL Kings, no-name goalie
There were familiar faces all over the ice. Jonathan Toews, Patrick Kane, Duncan Keith and Corey Crawford, among others, for the Blackhawks. Anze Kopitar, Drew Doughty, Jeff Carter and Dustin Brown, among others, for the Kings. If only the hockey were better — make that a lot better — it could've been 2013, when the […]

Chicago TribuneNov 16, 2018
Trump says he 'very easily' answers questions from Mueller, but hasn't submitted them
President Donald Trump on Friday said he has answered a set of questions from Special Counsel Robert Mueller "very easily," and his lawyers are signaling that the president expects to turn over his written answers in the coming days.

Trump stressed that he has been "busy" and that it has taken...

Trump says he's finished writing answers to questions from special counsel Robert Mueller - Washington Post (Top Stories - Google News)

Chicago TribuneNov 16, 2018
Nelson's chances in Florida Senate race dim as key counties complete recount
Sen. Bill Nelson was left with almost no chance of pulling off a comeback to retain his seat Friday after Florida's two largest counties completed hand recounts that failed to generate the big vote bump the incumbent Democrat needed.

Nelson's underwhelming performances in the recounts in Miami-Dade...

Florida starts painstaking hand recount in US Senate race (Yahoo News)

New York Times - Front PageNov 16, 2018
Florida Recounts Senate Votes Yet Again, and Nelson's Chances Dwindle
A manual recount was underway in two still-undecided statewide elections in Florida, including the race for the Senate.

Florida GOP candidates have upper hand in midterm recounts (NY Post National News)

Chicago TribuneNov 16, 2018
Stacey Abrams ends bid for Georgia governor, plans to file lawsuit over 'gross mismanagement' of elections
Democrat Stacey Abrams ended 10 days of post-election drama in Georgia's closely watched and even more closely contested race for governor Friday, acknowledging Republican Brian Kemp as the victor while defiantly refusing to concede to the man she blamed for "gross mismanagement" of a bitterly...

Chicago TribuneNov 16, 2018
How 6 people were rescued from an elevator at the Hancock: 'We don't come down like Batman'
Firefighters had a pretty good idea of how they would rescue six people trapped in an elevator at the former John Hancock Center early Friday. But first, they had to find the elevator.

The not-so-express elevator was stuck somewhere between the 95th floor and the lobby of Chicago's fourth-tallest...

List of Missing in California Fire Is Over 1,000 People. Here Is How They're Being Counted. (New York Times - Front Page)
List of missing people after Camp Fire swells to more than 1,000 (CNN Most Recent)

CNN USNov 16, 2018
Hundreds still missing in California's Camp Fire. Their families cling to hope
Hundreds of people are missing in California's Camp Fire. With each day that goes by, their families refuse to let hope wane.

Top Stories - Google NewsNov 16, 2018
CIA reportedly concludes Jamal Khashoggi's assassination was ordered by Saudi crown prince - CBS News

CBS News

The CIA has reportedly concluded that journalist Jamal Khashoggi's death was ordered by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who has so far denied any involvement in the killing, according to sources cited by multiple news outlets. Khashoggi ...

Top Stories - Google NewsNov 16, 2018
CNN's Jim Acosta Returns to the White House After Judge's Ruling - New York Times

New York Times

A federal judge on Friday ordered the Trump administration to restore the press credentials of Jim Acosta of CNN, handing the cable network an early win in its lawsuit against the president and members of his administration. Presiding over one of the
Jim Acosta row: Donald Trump threat over reporters' behaviourBBC News

Five takeaways from Friday's CNN-White House ruling - Washington Post (Top Stories - Google News)

Chicago TribuneNov 16, 2018
Acting U.S. Attorney General Matthew Whitaker's opponents take legal challenge to Supreme Court
Lawyers challenging the appointment of Matthew Whitaker as acting attorney general asked the Supreme Court on Friday to step in and declare that someone else should serve in the role.

The filing by lawyer Thomas Goldstein, who earlier this week filed a motion in federal court on behalf of Maryland's...

Chicago TribuneNov 16, 2018
DeVos proposes overhaul to campus sexual misconduct rules, adding protections for students accused of assault
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Friday proposed a major overhaul to the way colleges and universities handle sexual misconduct complaints, adding protections for students accused of assault and harassment and narrowing which cases schools would be required to investigate.

Her plan would scale...

Top Stories - Google NewsNov 16, 2018
Whitaker's opponents take legal challenge to Supreme Court - Washington Post

Washington Post

Lawyers challenging the appointment of Matthew G. Whitaker as acting attorney general asked the Supreme Court on Friday to step in and declare that someone else should serve in the role. The filing by lawyer Thomas C. Goldstein, who earlier this week ...

Supreme Court asked to rule on Trump's choice of Matthew Whitaker as acting attorney general ( News - Top Stories)

NPR U.S. NewsNov 16, 2018
Education Department Announces New Rules For Sexual Assault Cases On College Campuses
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos announced new rules for how colleges handle sexual assault and harassment, saying they will fix a "failed" and "shameful" system that's unfair to accused students.

CNN Top StoriesNov 16, 2018
California now has the world's most polluted cities. The problem affects northern and central parts of the state
Due to the wildfires raging in Northern California, San Francisco, Stockton and Sacramento were the world's three "most polluted cities" on Friday morning, according to Berkeley Earth, a nonprofit that aggregates data from air-quality monitoring sites.

USATODAY National NewsNov 16, 2018
Man who raped dying teen, texted explicit pictures will serve less than 3 years
Family members of Alyssa Noceda called Brian Varela's sentence 'a joke.' The judge said Washington state's sentencing guidelines constrained her.         

Reuters US NewsNov 16, 2018
California searches for 1,000 missing in its deadliest fire
Recovery teams with cadaver dogs pressed on with their search for more victims in a flame-ravaged northern California town on Friday as authorities sought clues to the fate of more than 1,000 people reported missing in the deadliest wildfire in state history.

LA Times National NewsNov 16, 2018
Democrat Gil Cisneros pulls further ahead of Republican Young Kim, putting another GOP House seat in peril
Democrat Gil Cisneros extended his lead over Republican Young Kim on Friday in California's 39th Congressional District, depressing the GOP's prospects for retaining its last House seat in Orange County.

Updated vote tallies released by election officials in Los Angeles and Orange counties showed...

Top Stories - Google NewsNov 16, 2018
How the Trump Administration Stepped Up Pursuit of WikiLeaks's Assange - New York Times

New York Times

WASHINGTON — Soon after he took over as C.I.A. director, Mike Pompeo privately told lawmakers about a new target for American spies: Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks. Intent on finding out more about Mr. Assange's dealings with Russian ...
WikiLeaks Helped Hackers Rifle Through Stolen Company Emails, L

Top Stories - Google NewsNov 16, 2018
Sex Assault Rules Under DeVos Bolster Defendants' Rights and Ease College Liability - New York Times

New York Times

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos unveiled a highly anticipated overhaul on Friday of the rules governing campus sexual assault, reducing the liability of colleges and universities for investigating sexual misconduct claims and bolstering the due process
What You Need to Know About the Proposed Title IX Regulations

LA Times National NewsNov 16, 2018
Betsy DeVos moves to strengthen the rights of the accused in campus sexual misconduct cases
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Friday unveiled sweeping changes to campus sexual misconduct rules that would bolster the rights of the accused and give colleges more flexibility in how they handle Title IX cases.

The long-awaited rules make key changes to previous Obama-era guidelines, including...

Top Stories - Google NewsNov 16, 2018
How Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is Bringing Her Instagram Followers Into the Political Process - New York Times

New York Times

The incoming congresswoman has given her followers the type of behind-the-scenes look at congressional orientation that's not usually broadcast. Image. Representative-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York at a protest in the Cannon House Office ...

CNN Most RecentNov 16, 2018
Due to wildfires, California now has the most polluted cities in the world
Schools, colleges and even cable cars have closed in northern California as smoke from the Camp Fire descends on the region, which as of Friday morning had some of the worst air quality in the world, according to independent monitors.

CNN Most RecentNov 16, 2018
John Hinckley can move out of his mother's house, judge rules
John Hinckley, the man who tried to kill President Ronald Reagan in 1981, can move out of his mother's house and live independently or with roommates or a family member, according to a court ruling issued Friday.

Jim Acosta, on a peacock's crusade, wins because of Trump-appointed judge (Chicago Tribune)

Washington Post NationNov 16, 2018
Nelson's chance at win in Florida Senate race dwindles as key counties complete hand recount
The manual tally focused exclusively on ballots where the voter's intent could not be gleaned from the machine count.
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