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MAGALIA, Calif. (AP) - The Latest on wildfires in California (all times local):
British Prime Minister Theresa May battled to salvage a draft Brexit deal and her political future on Thursday, as ministers resigned and members of her own party plotted to oust her. The Conservative leader said she believed with "every fibre of my being" in the Brexit course she had set, hours after facing a hostile parliament and seeing four ministers, including Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab, quit the government. Members of parliament on all sides warned her there was no way the plan could win their approval, but she dismissed calls to quit, saying: "Am I going to see this through?
The pound plunged against the dollar and euro Thursday after ministers, including Britain's Brexit secretary Dominic Raab, quit in protest against a draft deal to exit the EU. The latest market gyrations came as the nation's business sector gave a lukewarm verdict to the proposed agreement, and amid worries that British Prime Minister Theresa May could soon face a no-confidence vote. London's FTSE 100 index of major companies meanwhile dipped 0.1 percent to 7,026.17 points.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - The Latest on a U.S. Senate special election runoff in Mississippi (all times local):
The grim task of recovering and identifying the victims of California's apocalyptic wildfires continued on Sunday as officials raised the death toll to 31 with more than 200 people unaccounted for. With strong "devil winds" expected to continue throughout Monday, firefighters have been unable to contain the ferocious "Camp Fire" in Butte County, in the north of the state where 52,000 have fled their homes. Most of the fatalities and missing come from the 200-year-old town of Paradise which was reduced to ash over the weekend. So far 29 are known to have perished with that figure expected to rise over the coming days. Six more people were found dead on Sunday, in...
President Trump was in Paris Sunday and was lectured by a key ally about the dangers of nationalism - plus, he had a brief encounter with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Weijia Jiang reports.
The former first lady shares her struggle with infertility and that she and her husband sought marriage counseling in hopes that other young couples will know they are not alone.
Major oil producers said Sunday that crude supply next year would outstrip demand, calling for new strategies based on production adjustments. Khalid al-Falih, Energy Minister of the world's top supplier Saudi Arabia, said the kingdom would cut its production by 500,000 barrels per day. Russia, the world's second-biggest producer, said it would commit to any new agreement among producers to cut output.
Search teams scoured the carnage of California's most destructive ever wildfire Sunday, with the state-wide death toll climbing to 25 as high winds and tinder-dry conditions hampered the effort to save lives. Firefighters took advantage of a brief calm overnight to make headway against the multiple blazes, but conditions were expected to be hellish on Sunday with winds reaching as high as 70 miles (110 kilometers) an hour. The largest inferno -- the so-called "Camp Fire" in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains north of Sacramento -- has destroyed 6,700 homes, business and other buildings in the town of Paradise, effectively wiping it off the map.
Residents of Broward county protest in support of Andrew Gillum, who remains narrowly behind his Republican opponent in the governor's race. Donald Trump has been accused of undermining the legitimacy of US elections, after claiming without evidence that four key races are being rigged against his Republican party. Four days after polls closed, two midterm elections in Florida, one in Arizona and one in Georgia remain on a knife edge amid a flurry of lawsuits, protests, partisan recriminations and demands for recounts.
Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, a 15-term Southern California congressman known for
Here, I talk with Malka Groden about her experience as a Jewish family with adoption. Earlier this year, Malka Groden wrote for National Review Online about "The Power of Domestic Adoption." On the evening of Tuesday, November 20, in New York City, I'll be having a conversation with Groden and Naomi Schaefer Riley from the American Enterprise Institute about some of the same. Kathryn Jean Lopez: What first turned your attention to adoption?
Democrat Stacey Abrams is not conceding the race for Georgia governor until
Democrats won the majority of New York's state Senate seats on Tuesday, taking
The lawsuit comes amid calls for Georgia's gubernatorial candidate Brian Kemp to resign his position as secretary of state.
North Korean police and other officials prey on women with near-total impunity, a rights group said Thursday, in a rare report on sex abuse in the isolated nation. US-based Human Rights Watch drew on interviews with more than 50 North Korean escapees to chronicle gruesome details of rape and other abuses perpetrated by security officers such as border guards, but also civilian officials. North Korean women caught fleeing the country to China or who are repatriated from its neighbour face severe punishment including torture, imprisonment and sexual abuse, the report said.
Google parent Alphabet on Wednesday confirmed that an executive accused of sexual harassment left the company without an exit package as tension over its handling of such matters heightened. Word that Rich DeVaul, a director at X lab devoted to "moonshots" such as internet service from balloons, was out came with reports that women employees were organizing a walk-out on Thursday to protest lenient handling of sexual misconduct in the workplace. Alphabet declined to give details about DeVaul's departure from the company on Tuesday.
Accused Pittsburgh synagogue gunman Robert Bowers is now facing 44 charges including federal hate crimes in connection with a shooting spree that left 11 people dead, as prosecutors unveiled an expanded indictment Wednesday. Authorities say Bowers, 46, burst into the Tree of Life synagogue with an AR-15 assault rifle and three handguns, killing 11 worshippers at Shabbat services and wounding six others, including four police officers. "While inside the Tree of Life Synagogue, Bowers made statements indicating his desire to 'kill Jews,'" prosecutors said.
Tallahassee mayor Andrew Gillum, the Democratic nominee for governor of Florida, told Floridians Monday that their lives depend on his electoral victory moments before accusing President Trump of "stok[ing] fear" for political gain. Election Day is a myth. Election Day is today and every day until November 6th.
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan urged Saudi Arabia on Friday to disclose who gave the order to kill journalist Jamal Khashoggi, as well the location of his body, saying Turkey had more information about the case than it has shared so far. Erdogan also said Riyadh needed to reveal the identity of the "local cooperator" who Saudi officials earlier said had taken Khashoggi's body from Saudi agents after the journalist was killed inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on Oct. 2. Saudi Arabia said on Thursday the killing of Khashoggi, a Washington Post columnist and a critic of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, was premeditated, reversing previous statements that it was unintended.
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Trump spoke with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the de facto ruler of the world's top oil exporter, on Sunday. CIA Director Gina Haspel was traveling to Turkey on Monday to work on the Khashoggi investigation, two sources familiar with the matter told Reuters. "I am not satisfied with what I've heard," Trump told reporters at the White House.
Inside the Georgian mansion in Mayfair that houses Saudi Arabia's embassy in London, two offices of Saudi intelligence operatives are busy at work. The first office belongs to the General Intelligence Presidency, Saudi Arabia's foreign intelligence agency. Its staff are engaged in the "normal" work of spies, meeting with MI6 to discuss Britain and Saudi Arabia's shared fight against al-Qaeda or to swap secrets on Iran. The second office has a darker purpose. There the staff of the Mabahith, Saudi Arabia's secret police, are tracking people of interest inside the UK. Its operatives are watching obvious targets like Saudi dissidents who have gone into exile in Britain, or London-based...
ISTANBUL (AP) - In a sign of growing pressure on Saudi Arabia, Turkey said it will announce details of its investigation into the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi on Tuesday and U.S. congressional leaders said the Gulf kingdom - in particular its crown prince - should face severe consequences for the death of the writer in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.
Police in the US city of Detroit have found 63 fetuses at a funeral home during a widening investigation of alleged malpractice at such facilities, US media reported. "This is larger than we might know," The Detroit News quoted Police Chief James Craig as saying. Michigan state regulators suspended the home's license, a week after investigators found the remains of 10 fetuses in a false ceiling at another funeral home in the city.
"Why did 15 people come here, why did 18 people get arrested?" Erdogan said in an Istanbul speech quoted by Haberturk. Separately, Istanbul's chief prosecutor called 28 more Saudi consulate staff, including Turkish and foreign nationals, to give testimony on Monday in the Khashoggi's case, TRT World News said in tweet, citing unidentified sources familiar with matter.