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Nov 12, 2018

Acting AG Whitaker will consult ethics officials about possible recusal
Acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker will consult with ethics officials about "matters that may warrant recusal" amid criticism of his oversight of the Mueller investigation. A spokeswoman for the Department of Justice said Whitaker is fully committed to following appropriate procedures, including consulting with senior ethics officials about oversight responsibilities. The statement did not single...

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Nov 12, 2018

Marine accused of killing newlywed wife after allegedly ‘blacking out' at military ball
A US Marine faces charges for allegedly killing his newlywed wife after "blacking out" at a military ball they attended as a couple, according to officials. Rodolfo Rivera Valencia, 24, was charged with murder in connection with the Nov. 3 death of his 20-year-old wife, Natasha Soto Rivera, at a Marriott hotel in Arlington, Virginia,...

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Nov 12, 2018

Abusive priests were sent to ‘Camp Ped' for bogus treatment: ex-altar boy
A former altar boy has filed the first Pennsylvania lawsuit against the Catholic Church following a recent state probe of rampant sexual misconduct — which claims he was molested by a priest who church officials knew had committed earlier acts and was shipped off to a bogus treatment center called "Camp Ped." The now 29-year-old...

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Nov 12, 2018

Man made bogus GoFundMe after teen athlete's death: cops
A Georgia man is accused of creating a bogus GoFundMe to raise money for a teen football player's memorial — but then pocketing the funds meant for the grieving family, according to officials. Justus Hughley, 22, was arrested on computer theft charges for allegedly stealing money intended for the family of Dylan Thomas, a Pike...

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Nov 12, 2018

Democrat Kyrsten Sinema declared winner in Arizona Senate race
Democrat Kyrsten Sinema has beaten Republican opponent Martha McSally in the race for an open Senate seat in Arizona. Sinema was finally declared the winner of the contest on Monday after vote tallies came in from Maricopa County. McSally posted a gracious concession video on Twitter — congratulating Sinema for her win. "I wish her...

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Nov 12, 2018

Woman allegedly staged deaths of sister, mom as murder-suicide
A Virginia woman is accused of staging the double-slayings of her sister and mother in 2017 to look like a murder-suicide, officials said. Megan Hargan, 34, was arrested Friday in Monongalia County, West Virginia, for allegedly killing her mother, 63-year-old Pamela Hargan, and her sister, 23-year-old Helen Hargan, in a jealous rage, news station WUSA...

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Nov 12, 2018

Faulty utility equipment may have caused deadly wildfires
California authorities are investigating whether faulty utility equipment may have been responsible for the deadly blazes now raging at opposite ends of the state. Investigators have launched a probe targeting the state's two largest utilities to "assess the compliance of electric facilities with applicable rules and regulations in fire impacted areas," said California Public Utilities...

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Nov 12, 2018

Teen AirDropped swastika to phones at high school: cops
OAK PARK, Ill. — A 14-year-old boy has been charged with sending a swastika image to the smartphones of other students during a suburban Chicago high school assembly. Oak Park police say the student at Oak Park and River Forest High School faces a misdemeanor charge of disseminating harmful material and faces a juvenile court...

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Nov 12, 2018

Health department poured bleach on food meant for the homeless
Missouri health department officials admitted to pouring bleach on food meant for homeless people earlier this month, claiming the volunteers preparing and serving food didn't have permits. On Nov. 5, Kansas City health department employees dumped vats of chili and soup as well as sandwiches in bags and soaked them in bleach to stop homeless...

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Nov 12, 2018

Hamas, Israel trade heavy fire after deadly incursion
Palestinian militants on Monday fired some 200 rockets into Israel, a day after a senior Israeli army officer and seven militants, including a Hamas commander, were killed in a botched mission in the Gaza Strip, according to reports. A 19-year-old Israeli soldier was critically injured by an anti-tank missile launched from Gaza, while several people...

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Nov 12, 2018

High school senior class performs Nazi salute in prom photo
These numbskulls must not have paid attention in history class. A Wisconsin school district has apologized after photos were posted to social media of dozens of male high school seniors giving the Nazi salute. "The photo of students posted to #BarabooProud is not reflective of the educational values and beliefs of the School District of...

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Nov 12, 2018

Woman lied about deputy raping her during shoplifting arrest: cops
A Florida woman falsely accused a sheriff's deputy of raping her earlier this year during a shoplifting arrest, police said. Marley Barberian, 23, from West Plam Beach, was arrested for making a false report of sexual battery, false report of a crime, and perjury after claiming that a Palm Beach County Sheriff's Deputy anally raped...

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Nov 12, 2018

Cop fatally shoots security guard at bar in Chicago suburbs
A police officer gunned down an armed black security guard who tried to stop a shooting at a suburban Chicago bar, according to reports Monday. The 26-year-old guard, Jemel Roberson, had restrained a thug involved in the shooting outside Manny's Blue Room in Robbins, Ill., after gunfire broke out at 4 a.m. Sunday, according to...

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Nov 12, 2018

The mighty women of World War I
During the First World War, women left their traditional roles and took on difficult and dangerous jobs to serve their country.

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Nov 12, 2018

Drunken off-duty cop mistakenly entered wrong home: police
An intoxicated off-duty police officer in Ohio was arrested in an alleged burglary after mistakenly entering a home he thought was his, police said. Torrence Edward Laprath, 33, was arrested early Sunday after trying to enter a single-family home in the 4700 block of Strathaven Drive in Dayton, according to an incident report obtained by...

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Nov 12, 2018

California wildfires destroy long-standing Hollywood landmarks
Historic Hollywood landmarks, including ranches and TV production sets, have been reduced to cinders in the devastating California wildfires. Among them is Paramount Ranch, a faux Western town that serves as the backdrop for HBO's "Westworld" in the mountains west of Los Angeles, according to local reports. The now-decimated scenic set dates back to 1927...

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Nov 12, 2018

Parents who named son after Hitler convicted of being neo-Nazis
The parents who named their son after Adolf Hitler — and posed with the baby with a swastika flag and Nazi salute — have been convicted of being members of a British neo-Nazi group. Jurors in Birmingham Crown Court reached a unanimous verdict that Adam Thomas and his partner, Claudia Patatas, 38, were part of...

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Nov 12, 2018

Trump's demand to end Florida recount could discount military votes
President Trump's demand that Florida election officials stop recounts and declare his favored candidates the winners could disenfranchise members of the US military serving overseas. Under Florida's election laws, the Sunshine State accepts overseas and military ballots through Nov. 16 as long as they are postmarked by Nov. 6. But the president on Twitter insisted,...

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Nov 12, 2018

Home intruder bleeds to death after cutting himself on broken window
An intruder who attempted to burglarize a home in El Paso, Texas, last week bled to death after cutting himself on a broken window, police said. The homeowner, who is not being publicly identified, called police last Tuesday evening after he discovered a broken window and blood splattered around his home, according to the El...

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Nov 12, 2018

Michelle Obama's memoir gets picked for Oprah's book club
Michelle Obama's new book "Becoming" has earned Oprah Winfrey's stamp of approval. Winfrey on Monday selected the former first lady's memoir as her book-club pick. "From the very first pages of ‘Becoming' I knew I wanted EVERYONE to read it," the media mogul tweeted. "Book clubs everywhere — you'll want to make this your next...

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Nov 12, 2018

Trump blames stock market slide on ‘presidential harassment'
President Trump on Monday wielded the GOP's new catchphrase for congressional oversight — "Presidential Harassment" — to blame Democrats for the morning's downturn on Wall Street. "The prospect of Presidential Harassment by the Dems is causing the Stock Market big headaches!" the commander-in-chief tweeted following a tough weekend in France, where he caught flak for...

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Nov 12, 2018

Officials offer $20K reward for kidnapped 13-year-old girl
A total reward of $20,000 is being offered in the case of a 13-year-old girl kidnapped from a North Carolina mobile home park. News outlets report Lumberton police announced Friday that Gov. Roy Cooper's office is offering $5,000 for information that leads to Hania Noelia Aguilar. The FBI is offering $15,000. Relatives say the eighth-grader...

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Nov 12, 2018

Trump says honest recount in Florida ‘no longer possible'
President Trump says the elections for US Senate and governor in Florida should be declared for the Republican candidates before all the ballots are tabulated because an honest recount "Is no longer possible." "The Florida Election should be called in favor of Rick Scott and Ron DeSantis in that large numbers of new ballots showed...

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Nov 12, 2018

Death toll expected to rise as wildfires continue to ravage California
The grim search for victims of the deadly California blazes raging at both ends of the state continued Monday. The death toll stood at 31 and was expected to rise. Hundreds of people are missing and many survivors of the infernos are using social media to try to find loved ones and pets. "This is...

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Nov 12, 2018

Jammerz bar shooting in Globe, Arizona, leaves two dead
Four people were shot - two fatally - after a gunman walked into an Arizona bar and opened fire late Sunday, police said. The suspected gunman was taken into custody after the shooting at Jammerz Bar in Globe at about 11:30 p.m. Sunday, KNXV reports. Investigators said the shooting appears to be a random act...

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Nov 12, 2018

Senior Israeli officer among seven killed in Gaza
A senior Israeli special-ops officer and seven militants, including a Hamas commander, were killed during an apparent botched mission inside the Gaza Strip that threatened to destroy a precarious ceasefire, according to reports. Lt. Gen. Gadi Eisenkot, chief of staff of the Israel Defense Forces, personally oversaw the covert mission along with the head of...

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Nov 12, 2018

Drunk man bites off neighbor's fingertip at campsite: cops
A Florida man suffered a gruesome injury late Friday when police said his neighbor bit off one of his fingertips while drinking at a campsite in Big Pine Key, The Miami Herald reported. All that was left of the fingertip to was a protruding bone, the report said. Doctors at a nearby hospital tried in...

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Nov 12, 2018

78-year-old man fights off mama bear with punch to the nose
A 78-year-old man from North Carolina survived a black bear attack by punching the animal in the nose. Sonny Pumphrey encountered a mother bear and two of her cubs while he was cleaning leaves in the driveway of his Haywood County home on Nov. 6. Pumphrey says the cubs ran off, but the mother bear...

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Nov 12, 2018

Accused Parkland shooter Nikolas Cruz reportedly registered to vote
The Parkland gunman who allegedly shot and killed 17 people registered to vote while behind bars — a move the dad of one of the slain teens blasted as "despicable," according to reports. Nikolas Cruz, 20, registered as a Republican on July 25 while locked up at Broward County Jail, the Sun-Sentinel of Fort Lauderdale...

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Nov 12, 2018

Professor put on leave for giving Nazi salute at administrators meeting
A professor at a community college in Connecticut has been placed on paid administrative leave after giving a Nazi salute during a meeting earlier this month, university officials said. Charles Meyrick, an assistant professor of business and economics at Housatonic Community College, held his right arm in a Nazi salute for up to 10 minutes...

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Nov 12, 2018

Trump to allies: Pay up for US military services, or protect yourselves
President Trump on Monday said "much was accomplished" in his meetings with world leaders in France, where his brand of "nationalism" was met with disdain - but complained again about US allies' spending on defense. "Never easy bringing up the fact that the U.S. must be treated fairly, which it hasn't, on both Military and...

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Nov 12, 2018

Canada says it has listened to recording of Khashoggi killing
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Monday said his country's intelligence has listened to Turkish recordings of what happened to Jamal Khashoggi, who was slain inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. "Canada's intelligence agencies have been working very closely on this issue with Turkish intelligence and Canada has been fully briefed on what Turkey had...

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Nov 12, 2018

Canada says they have listened to recording of Khashoggi killing
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Monday said his country's intelligence has listened to Turkish recordings of what happened to Jamal Khashoggi, who was slain inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. "Canada's intelligence agencies have been working very closely on this issue with Turkish intelligence and Canada has been fully briefed on what Turkey had...

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Nov 12, 2018

2nd warplane crashes from Navy aircraft carrier in one month
TOKYO — A U.S. Navy warplane belonging to the aircraft career USS Ronald Reagan has crashed into the sea northeast of the Philippines, but its two aviators were safely rescued. The Navy's 7th Fleet said in a statement that the F/A-18 Hornet had a mechanical problem during Monday's routine operations in the Philippine Sea. The...

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Nov 12, 2018

Woman killed by stray bullet while sitting on porch
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Police say a Florida woman sitting on her front porch has died after being struck by a stray bullet. St. Petersburg Police say 38-year-old Alesha Kendrick was sitting on her front porch Sunday morning when a man shot at a passing truck. Kendrick was struck by a bullet and taken to...

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Nov 12, 2018

Trump plans to stop disaster relief funds to Puerto Rico
President Donald Trump reportedly plans to stop financial aid to millions of Americans in Puerto Rico still dealing with the devastating effects of Hurricane Maria. The president believes, without evidence, that the Puerto Rican government is using the disaster relief funds to pay off debt rather than help its citizens rebuild, according to Axios. The...

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Nov 12, 2018

California wildfire likely to become deadliest in state history
PARADISE, Calif. — As relatives desperately searched shelters for missing loved ones on Sunday, crews searching the smoking ruins of Paradise and outlying areas found six more bodies, raising the death toll to 29, matching the deadliest wildfire in California history. Wildfires continued to rage on both ends of the state, with gusty winds expected...

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Nov 11, 2018

Michelle Obama adjusting to life in ‘the real world'
Former First Lady Michelle Obama may look carefree now, but she says adjusting to life after the White House was hardly smooth for her — or the family's pooches. "Here I am in my new home, just me and [our dogs] Bo and Sunny, and I do a simple thing. I go downstairs and open...

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Nov 11, 2018

Looters suspected of impersonating Forest Service workers in California
Looters raiding fire-scorched Paradise, Calif., may have disguised themselves as US Forest Service workers to gain access to the restricted area, according to a report Sunday. Two men dressed in yellow jackets — similar to ones worn by US Forest Service personnel — were arrested in the smoldering fire zone near the Sierra Nevada mountains,...

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Nov 11, 2018

Firefighter saves American flag from California inferno
A firefighter battling the devastating blazes ripping through California was caught on video saving an American flag and draping it over the mailbox of a gutted home. The touching footage shared by CBS News shows the firefighter making sure to hold the Stars and Stripes above the ground as he gently walks it to a...

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Nov 11, 2018

First victim identified in deadly California wildfires
The first fatality of the California wildfires has been identified as an ailing woman who was found dead in her bed in her burned-out northern California home. Ellen Walker, 70, was alone at home in Concow near Paradise when the deadly Camp Fire struck on Thursday, said family friend Nancy Breeding. Walker's husband was at...

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Nov 11, 2018

Senator jokes about sitting ‘front row' at ‘public hanging'
A Mississippi senator was caught on video brashly joking that she'd be a rapt spectator at a public hanging — prompting her opponent in a runoff election, who is black, to blast the comment as "reprehensible." "If he invited me to a public hanging, I'd be on the front row," Republican Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith can...

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Nov 11, 2018

Dem leaders call on acting AG to recuse himself from Russia probe
WASHINGTON — Top Congressional Democrats are calling on acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker to recuse himself from the Russia probe. Seven party leaders, including Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.), sent a letter Sunday to Assistant Attorney General Lee Lofthus, who oversees ethics at...

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Nov 11, 2018

Air traffic controller's slurred speech confuses pilots


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Nov 11, 2018

Saudi officials discussed assassinating enemies before Khashoggi killing: report
More than a year before Jamal Khashoggi was brutally slain, intelligence officials close to Saudi Arabia's crown prince asked a group of businessmen about using private companies to assassinate Iranian enemies, according to a report. The officials made the inquiry when Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ordered his advisers to ramp up military and intelligence...

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Nov 11, 2018

Schiff wants to probe Trump for targeting CNN, Washington Post
A top House Democrat wants to probe President Trump's attempts to punish media companies who give him negative news coverage. Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), the incoming chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, told "Axios on HBO" that he wants to see if Trump abused his power when he tried to meddle in the affairs of...

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Nov 11, 2018

California bar shooter killed himself, autopsy finds
The troubled Marine Corps veteran who gunned down 12 people at a California bar ended the attack by taking his own life, officials have determined. Ian David Long, 28, died of a single, self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head, an autopsy shows, confirming what had been cops' working theory since the nightmarish massacre. Dr. Christopher...

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Nov 11, 2018

California cities hand out masks to shield from wildfire smog
The devastating wildfires in California are choking sections of the state with dangerous thick smog, prompting some cities to hand out masks. Officials are warning against the perilous pollution that can even affect people living as many as a hundred miles from a fire. "It is difficult to tell where ash or soot from a...

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Nov 11, 2018

Harrowing video shows dad singing to daughter as they escape wildfires
Eerie cellphone footage shows a caring father singing to his toddler daughter to comfort her as they escape the devastating California wildfire. Video shows Joe Allen navigating a jam-packed highway surrounded by the nightmarish orange glow of flames and thick smoke last week as he and his family evacuate the ravaged town of Paradise. "There's...

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Nov 11, 2018

‘I'm suffocating': Khashoggi's final words revealed in audio recording
Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi's last words were, "I'm suffocating … Take this bag off my head, I'm claustrophobic," according to the head of investigations for the Turkish newspaper Daily Sabah. The paper's Nazif Karaman described the content of an audio recording that reportedly captured Khashoggi's murder in an interview with Al Jazeera that was...

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Nov 11, 2018

Macron throws shade at Trump: I don't make diplomacy through tweets
French President Emmanuel Macron is no fan of President Trump's style of Twitter diplomacy. "I always prefer having direct discussion or answering questions than making my diplomacy through tweets," Macron said in an interview with CNN's Fareed Zakaria, which aired Sunday. Macron was asked about a tweet sent out by Trump as he landed in...

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Nov 11, 2018

Trump again blasts forest management as fires rip California
President Trump on Sunday again blamed improper forestry management for contributing to the deadly wildfires tearing through California. "With proper Forest Management, we can stop the devastation constantly going on in California. Get Smart!" the president tweeted while on his trip to France to mark the 100 years since the end of World War I....

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Nov 11, 2018

Firefighters are facing the fight of their lives in California wildfires
CHICO, Calif. — Casey Peck had never prayed so hard. His fire engine was trapped with dozens of cars and panicked people as an inferno roared through the Sierra Nevada foothills town of Paradise on Thursday, hot enough to peel the firetruck's paint and melt its hoses, blowing relief valves designed to withstand 900 degrees...

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Nov 11, 2018

Trump does not seem pleased while venturing into the rain
At his final stop in Paris, President Trump sucked it up and got soaked — but didn't seem happy about it. A day after Trump was criticized for skipping a trip to an American cemetery due to inclement weather, the president spoke at a different US cemetery in the rain, and expressed jealousy that some...

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Nov 11, 2018

Topless woman chases down Trump's motorcade in France
A topless protester broke through a security line and chased after President Trump's motorcade on the Champs d'Elysées in Paris on Sunday. The topless woman had the words "Fake Peacemaker" written on her chest and shouted the slogan after she breached the security line and chased after the president's motorcade. Police grabbed the woman and...

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Nov 11, 2018

Trump joins world leaders to mark 100 years since end of WWI
PARIS — President Donald Trump joined French President Emmanuel Macron and dozens of other world leaders Sunday to the mark 100 years since the end of World War I. More than 66 leaders gathered on a rainy day in Paris a century after guns fell silent in a global war that killed millions. Trump was...

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Nov 11, 2018

Trump joins world leaders to mark 100 yrs. since end of WWI
PARIS — President Donald Trump joined French President Emmanuel Macron and dozens of other world leaders Sunday to the mark 100 years since the end of World War I. More than 66 leaders gathered on a rainy day in Paris a century after guns fell silent in a global war that killed millions. Trump was...

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Nov 10, 2018

Death toll jumps to 23 in California's worst-ever wildfires
California was ablaze this weekend — with massive, fast-spreading wildfires claiming at least 23 lives, while forcing a quarter-million people from their homes, including in celebrity-thronged Malibu, according to reports. In the north, near Sacramento, flames left homes and cars reduced to smoking rubble, while in the south, lines of fire bore down on more...

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Nov 10, 2018

Death toll jumps to 25 in California's worst-ever wildfires
California was ablaze this weekend — with massive, fast-spreading wildfires claiming 25 lives, while forcing a quarter-million people from their homes, including in celebrity-thronged Malibu, according to reports. In the north, near Sacramento, flames left homes and cars reduced to smoking rubble, while in the south, lines of fire bore down on more houses as...

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Nov 10, 2018

Acting AG could hold office through June but possibly wouldn't last
Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker can hold office through June under the law President Trump used to appoint him, but he probably won't last that long. "I think this will be a very interim AG," Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said of the replacement for Jeff Sessions, who resigned on Wednesday after months of criticism...

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Nov 10, 2018

Shelter that took in California shooting victims is taking in wildfire evacuees
The California shelter where mourners huddled after the massacre at the Borderline Bar & Grill is now a refuge for residents fleeing the state's massive wildfire. "It's like we're all walking around in a trance," said evacuee Cynthia Ball from the makeshift structure where she fled after raging flames forced her from her home in...

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Nov 10, 2018

Turkey says it shared audio with US of Khashoggi's last moments
Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said he shared audio of Saudi dissident Jamal Khashoggi's last moments with the US and other countries, an apparent effort to increase pressure on Saudi authorities whom the leader blames for Khashoggi's death. The Saturday comments marked the first time Erdogan has acknowledged the existence of the recording. He previously...

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Nov 10, 2018

Deadly wildfire levels California town in less than a day
PARADISE, Calif. — No one is left in Paradise. Abandoned, charred vehicles clutter the main thoroughfare, evidence of the panicked evacuation a day earlier as a wildfire tore through the Northern California community. Nine people have been found dead. Entire neighborhoods are leveled. The business district is destroyed. In one day, this Sierra Nevada foothill...

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Nov 10, 2018

White House names the latest Medal of Freedom recipients
A king, a sultan, a senator, two judges, a major GOP donor and "Captain America" - these are the latest recipients of the nation's highest civilian honor. The White House on Saturday named seven people who will be awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom this Friday. The list includes posthumous awards for Elvis Presley, often...

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Nov 10, 2018

Inside the harrowing trip to Jonestown: ‘Screams of shock and anguish filled the air'
On Nov. 14, 1978, Jackie Speier, a 28-year-old legislative assistant to California Congressman Leo Ryan, flew with her boss to investigate the Jonestown commune in Guyana. Four days later, she lay sprawled on a runway, five bullets in her, the congressman dead nearby. Speier has detailed her harrowing tale in a new memoir, "Undaunted: Surviving...

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Nov 10, 2018

Trump faces criticism after nixing WWI memorial appearance due to rain
PARIS - President Donald Trump could not attend a commemoration in France for U.S. soldiers and marines killed during World War One on Saturday because rain made it impossible to arrange transport, the White House said. The last-minute cancellation prompted widespread criticism on social media and from some officials in Britain and the United States...

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Nov 10, 2018

Modern-day ‘Goldilocks' breaks into couple's home, watches DVDs
A modern-day Goldilocks busted into a couple's New Jersey home while they were away on vacation — sleeping in their bed, gobbling their food and watching their DVDs before taking off in their car. Dirk McCalla, 29, originally from the Bronx but now homeless, made himself quite cozy in the couple's house on Eagle Street...

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Nov 10, 2018

Meet El Chapo's multi-million dollar legal team
When El Chapo appears in Brooklyn federal court on Tuesday for the first day of a bombshell trial, he'll have a legal dream team to defend him — at a cost of at least $5 million. The notorious Mexican cartel king, Joaquin Guzman Loera, 61, who faces life in prison for allegedly running a drug...

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Nov 10, 2018

This World War II vet now campaigns for MTA military discounts
World War II veteran H.P. Schroer has no time to waste. At age 92, that goes with the territory. The former marketer has taken up a new calling: relentlessly advocating for half-price MTA fares for his fellow vets. "It keeps my adrenaline going," Schroer told The Post. "Everybody in the family thinks father, or papa...

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Nov 10, 2018

Trove of World War I and II posters discovered at library
ROCHESTER, N.H. — One poster in a recently discovered trove vilifies the Nazis with a sword through a Bible and the words "This Is the Enemy." Some encouraged self-sacrifice by promoting recycling, planting gardens and buying potatoes. Still others warned that loose lips can literally sink ships and get American soldiers killed. This stash of...

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Nov 10, 2018

Florida orders recount for governor and Senate races
Florida election officials ordered statewide ballot recounts Saturday as ferocious battles over vote tallies left Senate and governor's races there in doubt. Unofficial vote totals submitted today at noon gave Republican Ron DeSantis a 0.4 percent edge over Democrat Andrew Gillum in the governor's race, triggering an automatic machine recount under state law. Republican Gov....

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Nov 10, 2018

Why Republicans actually have the upper hand after the midterms
From a distance, Tuesday's elections looked like another step in the great sorting that is locking America's 50 states into a seemingly unbridgeable political divide. Zoom in closer, though, and the unstable center that decides the balance of power remains. Nationally, red states got redder as Republican voters ousted long-serving Democratic senators in North Dakota,...

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Nov 10, 2018

Trump threatens to pull funds for California wildfires
The blaze that started Thursday outside the hilly town of Paradise has grown to 156 square miles and destroyed more than 6,700 buildings, almost all of them homes, making it California's most destructive wildfire since record-keeping began. But crews have made gains and the fire is partially contained, officials said Saturday. The dead were found...

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Nov 10, 2018

Trump threatens to withhold wildfire funds over ‘poor' forest management
The blaze that started Thursday outside the hilly town of Paradise has grown to 156 square miles and destroyed more than 6,700 buildings, almost all of them homes, making it California's most destructive wildfire since record-keeping began. But crews have made gains and the fire is partially contained, officials said Saturday. The dead were found...

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Nov 10, 2018

Florida trapper catches record 17-foot, 5-inch Burmese python
MIAMI — Officials say a Florida trapper has captured a record-setting python as part of a program to remove the invasive species from the Everglades. A South Florida Water Management District news release says Kyle Penniston captured a 17-foot, 5-inch (5.3-meter) female Burmese python while hunting on district lands in Miami-Dade County late Monday. Officials...

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Nov 10, 2018

Judge blocks Keystone XL pipeline in blow to Trump
A U.S. judge in Montana has blocked construction of the Keystone XL pipeline designed to carry heavy crude oil from Canada to the United States, drawing praise on Friday from environmental groups and a rebuke from President Donald Trump. The ruling of a U.S. Court in Montana late on Thursday dealt a setback to TransCanada...

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Nov 10, 2018

Congo ministry says Ebola outbreak worst in country's history
KINSHASA, Congo  — Congo's latest Ebola outbreak is the worst in the country's recorded history with 319 confirmed and probable cases, the health ministry said. The deadly virus has killed about 198 people since the outbreak was declared Aug. 1 in the volatile east, the ministry said. Those dead include 163 confirmed Ebola cases, with...

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Nov 10, 2018

7 soldiers killed at ammunition depot blast in Turkey
ANKARA, Turkey — Turkey's president said Saturday that at least seven soldiers were killed and 25 others wounded in an explosion at an ammunition depot at a base in the southeast. The Defense Ministry previously said on Friday that 25 soldiers were wounded and seven others were missing following an unexplained accident during the firing...

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Nov 10, 2018

Officers catch huge lizard that terrified suburban neighbors
DAVIE, Fla. — Florida authorities have caught a huge lizard that has terrified residents of a suburban Miami neighborhood for months. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission said Thursday the Asian water monitor lizard measures more than 8 feet long. The lizard is an escaped pet. It was first reported loose in August in...

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Nov 10, 2018

Trump and Macron discuss European security before WWI Centennial
French President Emmanuel Macron is defending his push for more robust European defense in a meeting with President Donald Trump. As the two men met at the French presidential palace Saturday, Macron called Trump "my good friend" and even appeared to tap him on the thigh. The two men have had an up-and-down relationship. Their...

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Nov 10, 2018

Calming winds may help in Southern California firefight
A Southern California wildfire continues to burn homes as it runs toward the sea. But winds that drove the ferocious flames have eased. Forecasters say the 50-mph gusts won't return until Sunday, and hard-pressed firefighters hope to use that respite to make progress in halting the spread of flames. Even so, TV reports show homes,...

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Nov 10, 2018

Trump says he doesn't know acting AG Matt Whitaker
President Trump said on Friday night that Acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker was "chosen" by Jeff Sessions and Trump had "no social contact" with the lawman. Trump made the statement about his replacement for ousted Attorney General Sessions amid reports that Whitaker was on the board of a patent company that was under investigation by...

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Nov 09, 2018

Woman steals more than $1,600 in Girl Scout cookies: cops
An Ohio woman's apparent love for Girl Scout cookies led to her arrest. Noel Hines allegedly stole a "large order of Girl Scout cookies" in March that was intended for a local North College Hill troop, officials with the North College Hill Police Department wrote on Facebook this week. The woman never returned the cookies...

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Nov 09, 2018

Troopers find $1.3M worth of marijuana in woman's truck
A California woman is facing felony charges after officials with the Ohio State Highway Patrol seized 510 pounds — estimated to be worth more than $1.3 million — of marijuana this week. Keryl J. Lopez, who was driving a 2018 Penske truck, was stopped by troopers on Monday afternoon "for speed and marked lanes violations on the Ohio...

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Nov 09, 2018

Death toll climbs as Northern California wildfire spreads
Four more people were killed in the devastating wildfire that continued to tear through a northern California county — raising the death toll to nine, authorities said Friday night. Earlier in the day, Butte County officials announced five people who were fleeing the blaze had perished after the flames torched cars they were riding in....

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Nov 09, 2018

James Comey discussed sensitive FBI business on his private email
Fired FBI chief James Comey used his private Gmail account hundreds of times to conduct government business — and at least seven of those messages were deemed so sensitive by the Justice Department that they declined to release them. The former top G-man repeatedly claimed he only used his private account for "incidental" purposes and...

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Nov 09, 2018

Judge orders release of Florida voter records
A Florida judge on Friday ruled in favor of GOP Gov. Rick Scott and said that Broward Supervisor of Elections Brenda Snipes must "allow immediate" viewing and copying of records that Scott's team had requested. The judge added that it must be completed by 7 p.m., according to CBS Miami TV affiliate. The lawsuit in...

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Nov 09, 2018

At least five killed attempting to flee Northern California wildfire
At least five people died in a Northern California wildfire as they desperately tried to flee in their cars, officials said Friday. The victims were all found in vehicles that were torched by the fast-moving blaze in the Butte County town of Paradise, according to the Butte County Sheriff's Office. "Due to the burn injuries,...

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Nov 09, 2018

Wife charged in cop husband's murder she claimed was suicide
The wife of a Louisiana sheriff's deputy was indicted for his murder after he died from injuries she claimed was an attempted suicide, according to officials. A grand jury charged 35-year-old Shantel Wagner with second-degree murder Thursday in the shooting death of Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office Sgt. Troy Smith, news station WDSU reported. Prosecutors said...

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Nov 09, 2018

Trump fumes about ‘corruption' in Arizona, suggests ‘new election'
Democrat Kyrsten Sinema pulled ahead of Republican Rep. Martha McSally in Arizona's Senate race on Friday, prompting an angry President Trump to cry "corruption" and suggest "a new Election." "Just out — in Arizona, SIGNATURES DON'T MATCH. Electoral corruption — Call for a new Election? We must protect our Democracy!" the president tweeted aboard Air...

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Nov 09, 2018

Trump rips Macron for proposing new EU army to defend against US
President Trump on Friday lashed out at French President Emmanuel Macron — slamming him on Twitter for suggesting that Europe create its own military to protect it from Russia, China and the US. "President Macron of France has just suggested that Europe build its own military in order to protect itself from the US, China...

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Nov 09, 2018

Ex-soccer star watches home burn on live TV from wildfire
Ex-soccer star Eric Wynalda lost his home in the wildfires tearing through California — and watched it burn on television before his eyes, according to a report. "Gone," Wynalda said of his fire-ravaged home in the Los Angeles County city of Westlake Village Friday morning, according to The San Diego Union-Tribune. "Brutal … Watched it...

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Nov 09, 2018

Neighbors shocked to see Nazi flag hanging from home
A Colorado family drew complaints for flying a Nazi flag outside their home on Election Day — but police said they were powerless to remove it because of the First Amendment. A neighbor who lived next door to the home in the 200 block of North Mesa Street in Fruita reported the red and white...

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Nov 09, 2018

California bar shooter said on social media he was bored during massacre
The Marine Corps veteran who slaughtered 12 people at a California club posted on social media that he was bored during the horrific attack, law enforcement officials said Friday. Ian David Long, 28, posted on an unspecified social media platform that he wasn't crazy — just bored, NBC News reported. He also wrote that he...

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Nov 09, 2018

Jurors watch Karina Vetrano's alleged killer's chilling confession
Jurors watched the chilling confession tape Friday of the man who admittedly killed a young Queens jogger — because he was "mad at her." In the tape, Chanel Lewis, 20, claims he got angry at victim Katrina Vetrano, 30, when she tried to fight him off at Spring Creek Park in Queens in 2016. So...

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Nov 09, 2018

Cheerleader found dead under mysterious circumstances
Police in Florida are investigating the case of a 19-year-old cheerleader who died under mysterious circumstances, officials said. Jessie Melcolm, a freshman at Tallahassee Community College, was found unresponsive Tuesday at her apartment hours after complaining about flu-like symptoms, news station WJAX reported. The college student reportedly called her mother Monday night and said she...

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Nov 09, 2018

Nancy Pelosi's quest for House speakership may be derailed by fellow Democrats
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi may face complications in her bid to become speaker of the chamber. Ten Democratic incumbents or members-elect have told Politico they will vote against Pelosi for speaker. Democratic Reps. Ed Perlmutter of Colorado, Kathleen Rice of New York, Seth Moulton of Massachusetts, Bill Foster of Illinois, Tim Ryan of Ohio, Filemon...

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Nov 09, 2018

Trump intimately involved in arranging Stormy Daniels, Karen McDougal payoffs: report
President Trump was personally involved in arranging hush money to a porn star and a Playboy centerfold despite his repeated denials that he was aware of the details, according to a bombshell report published Friday. The future president met with his longtime friend David Pecker, publisher of the National Enquirer, at Trump Tower in August...

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Nov 09, 2018

Video shows driver trying to flee hellish California wildfire
Earlier this year, wildfires raged through huge portions of California, claiming homes, businesses and lives in the process. Those fires were eventually contained, but a new inferno which sparked up in Plumas National Forest this week has devastated tens of thousands of acres already and it's turned the town of Paradise, California, into a hellscape....

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Nov 09, 2018

Trump blames Florida recount on ‘woman' with a ‘horrible history'
President Trump on Friday blamed Florida's potential recount in its gubernatorial and Senate races on a "woman" with a "horrible history " — as he slammed the Sunshine State's Election Day debacle as a "disgrace." "If you look at Broward and Palm Beach [counties] to a lesser extent … they have had a horrible history,"...

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