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More than 1,300 still unaccounted for in wake of California wildfire

Searchers combing the devastated town of Paradise stepped up their efforts ahead of rains forecast for later this week.

Explosion at Idaho hazardous waste site kills 1, injures 3

An explosion Saturday at a hazardous waste site in southwestern Idaho killed one worker, injured three others and heavily damaged a building, officials said.

Trump sees wildfire areas, consoles those harmed by shooting

President Trump on Saturday acknowledged Californians suffering from twin tragedies.

Democrat Andrew Gillum officially ends bid for Florida governor

Gillum halted his hard-fought campaign hours before counties must turn in official results following days of recounting ballots.

Trump proposes new way for employers to skirt birth control mandate

Under the plan, female employees could obtain contraceptives at family planning clinics for low-income people.

Democrat Andrew Gillum officially ends bid for Florida governor

Gillum halted his hard-fought campaign hours before counties must turn in official results following days of recounting ballots.

Political ‘veteran’ at age 36 eyed for Trump chief of staff

Nick Ayers is emerging as a leading contender to replace White House chief of staff John Kelly, whose departure has long been the subject of speculation.

Florida high school massacre panel considers recommendations

A state commission began discussions Friday on what recommendations it will make regarding student safety, mental health, and steps to prevent future school shootings.

Republicans are green with envy over Somerville’s ActBlue

The Democratic fund-raising platform was a subject of the GOP’s post-midterm election frustration.

How do you move the Statue of Liberty’s torch?

It took two years of worry and strategizing, but the day of truth finally arrived for Doug Phelps, as he and his crew moved the original Statue of Liberty torch.

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Dayvien is ready for a family of his own

Dayvien is an outgoing boy who is described by those who know him as charming and endearing.

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Lawyer for Julian Assange says he would fight charges

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will not willingly travel to the United States to face charges filed under seal against him, according to one of his lawyers.

Judge rules John Hinckley, President Reagan’s would-be assassin, can move out of mother’s home

The ruling granted John Hinckley Jr. the largest measure of freedom he’s had since the 1981 shooting.

How the Trump administration stepped up pursuit of WikiLeaks’ Assange

Soon after he took over as CIA director, Mike Pompeo privately told lawmakers about a new target for US spies: Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks.

Trump says he answered Mueller’s questions ‘very easily’

The president said the questions from special counsel Robert Mueller had been “tricked up” to try to catch him in a lie.

CIA concludes Saudi crown prince ordered Khashoggi’s assassination

CIA conclusion contradicts the Saudi government’s claims that he was not involved in the killing, according to people familiar with the matter.

Trump honors GOP donor, 6 others with presidential award

The Presidential Medal of Freedom is the highest honor the nation reserves for a civilian.

Trump says he’ll nominate Wheeler to head the EPA

Andrew Wheeler has been instrumental in seeing through rollbacks of major environmental policies that were initiated by former President Barack Obama.

Another danger in California: Bad air

The air is so thick with smoke that it ranks among the dirtiest in the world.

Stacey Abrams says she won’t win Georgia race, but also plans a lawsuit

‘‘This is not a speech of concession,” said Abrams, the Democrat who ran for governor.

Judge hands CNN victory in its bid to restore Jim Acosta’s White House press pass

The White House revoked the reporter’s press pass last week after a heated exchange between him and Trump and a brief altercation with a press aide at a news conference.

CIA says Saudi crown prince ordered Jamal Khashoggi’s killing

US intelligence officials have concluded that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ordered the killing of Jamal Khashoggi — a claim the Saudi government has denied.

Death toll, number of unaccounted-for people in California soars

Officials said Friday evening that 71 people were killed by the fires, and more than 1,000 are unaccounted for.

Exhausted New York commuters point fingers after snowstorm

Mayor Bill de Blasio says he understands why people are frustrated that city officials were caught off guard by a storm that stranded some New Yorkers in their cars for hours.

WikiLeaks chief could see charges, US court filing suggests

The Justice Department inadvertently named Julian Assange in a court filing in an unrelated case, suggesting prosecutors have prepared charges against the WikiLeaks founder under seal.

Judge sides with CNN, orders restoration of Acosta’s press pass

A judge in Washington, D.C., ordered the White House to immediately restore CNN reporter Jim Acosta’s press credentials.

631 reported missing, 63 dead in California wildfire

Authorities say 631 people are still unaccounted for after last week’s deadly wildfire in Northern California.

Pentagon: Troop contingent on border ‘pretty much peaked’

The number of U.S. active-duty troops deployed to the U.S.-Mexico border has “pretty much peaked” at the current total of 5,800, the Pentagon’s No. 2 official said Thursday.

Staggered evacuation plan questioned in California wildfire’s aftermath

Ten years ago, as two wildfires advanced on Paradise, residents jumped into their vehicles to flee and got stuck in gridlock. That led authorities to devise a staggered evacuation plan — one that they used when fire came again last week.

Recount ordered in Florida Senate contest

Republican Ron DeSantis, a fiery conservative and enthusiastic ally of President Trump, held his lead in the governor’s race.

California recommends restrictions for popular pesticide

California regulators recommended new restrictions Thursday on a widely used pesticide blamed for harming the brains of babies.

Batkid won hearts. Now he’s got something much better: He’s cancer free.

Batkid won hearts. Now he’s got something much better: He’s cancer free.

Trump blasts Mueller probe a week after installing acting AG

Trump blasts Mueller probe a week after installing acting AG

Couple, homeless man charged in charitable scam

A feel-good tale of a homeless man using his last $20 to help a stranded New Jersey woman buy gas was actually a complete lie, manufactured to get strangers to donate more than $400,000 to help the down-and-out good Samaritan, a prosecutor said Thursday.

Federal civil rights group urges Trump administration to increase scrutiny of local police

Federal civil rights group urges Trump administration to increase scrutiny of local police

Pelosi says she has the votes to become next House speaker

A vote in the Democratic caucus is scheduled for Nov. 28, and the full House will vote Jan. 3 to elect a new speaker.

FDA says it will start process to ban menthol cigarettes

The FDA announced on Thursday that it will begin the process of banning menthol cigarettes and restricting the sale of flavored e-cigarettes in an effort to curb youth smoking.

Man shouts ‘Heil Hitler, Heil Trump’ during ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ show in Baltimore

An audience member said a man seated in the balcony Wednesday night began shouting ‘‘Heil Hitler, Heil Trump’’ during intermission.

Michael Avenatti arrested in LA on domestic violence charge

Michael Avenatti, who skyrocketed to fame as a critic of President Donald Trump and the lawyer for porn actress Stormy Daniels, was arrested Wednesday and booked on a felony domestic violence charge, Los Angeles police said.

A White House aide picked a fight with Melania Trump; the first lady won

A White House aide picked a fight with Melania Trump; the first lady won

Scientists acknowledge key errors in study of how fast the oceans are warming

Scientists acknowledge key errors in study of how fast the oceans are warming

SC’s Graham calls Saudi prince ‘unstable,’ foresees sanctions

SC’s Graham calls Saudi prince ‘unstable,’ foresees sanctions

Police: Resident kills 2 at Detroit senior housing complex

A 69-year-old registered sex offender is on the run after he attempted to rape a friend then fatally shot an unarmed security guard and a female resident at the low-income senior housing complex where he lives, Detroit police said Wednesday.

Betsy DeVos set to rewrite guidance on college sexual assault cases

The changes would give new rights to the accused, including the ability to cross-examine their accusers, people familiar with the matter said.

US officials report a record number of tick diseases

U.S. health officials say a record number of tick-borne diseases were reported last year.

Trump endorses easing some mandatory sentencing laws

Trump’s endorsement is considered critical to the success of the bipartisan compromise, which would invest heavily in antirecidivism programs and lower some mandatory minimum sentences.

Florida’s bitter recount battle lurches toward deadline

With time running out, Florida’s election recount drama lurched forward Wednesday amid a maelstrom of courtroom arguments, broken machines, allegations of irregularities and President Donald Trump’s ongoing criticism.

Guard troops search for more dead in aftermath of wildfire

‘‘This is so devastating that I don’t really have the words to describe it,’’ said Governor Jerry Brown.

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