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California family dodges mass shooting, loses home to wildfire
A California family narrowly survived two back-to-back calamities — losing their home to wildfire in Malibu the day after the Borderline shooting in Thousand Oaks nearly claimed one of their lives. Carmen Edman told the CBS affiliate in Los Angeles that her daughter, Deseriee[cq], escaped the Borderline Bar & Grill as a gunman opened fire,...
(Sat, 17 Nov 2018 19:40:58 -0500)

Deer tested positive for ‘brain wasting disease’: wildlife officials
GREAT FALLS, Mont. — Montana wildlife officials say three deer in Blaine County have tested positive for a brain wasting disease. The Great Falls Tribune reports that the deer found to have chronic wasting disease were all harvested within a priority surveillance area. The testing results prompted wildlife officials to designate the northern part of...
(Sat, 17 Nov 2018 19:38:31 -0500)

Desperate search for over 1,000 still missing in California wildfires
Amid the smoking rubble, barely breathable air, and bursting encampments of desperate survivors, the most unnerving aspect of California’s historic wildfires might be the massive list of the missing. Raging flames on both ends of the state have killed 74 people so far, and officials estimate as many as 1,011 were still unaccounted for late...
(Sat, 17 Nov 2018 19:32:31 -0500)

Man who raped, murdered high school student gets ‘slap on the wrist’
The 20-year-old Washington state killer who drugged, raped and murdered a high school student, sending nude photos of her to the teen’s friends during the attack, got less than three years in jail for the heinous crime, sparking outcry from the victim’s family. “You might as well let him walk free with that kind of...
(Sat, 17 Nov 2018 18:17:59 -0500)

Trump visits areas devastated by wildfires in California
Three youngsters wearing breathing masks and holding a large US flag welcomed President Trump to Northern California as the state continued to reel from deadly fires Saturday. The commander-in-chief was driving through their town of Chico on his way to the destroyed town of Paradise. He called firefighters “unbelievably brave” and sought to sound an...
(Sat, 17 Nov 2018 18:04:23 -0500)

Woman fatally shot as husband was cleaning gun: cops
CORINTH, N.Y. — Police say an upstate New York woman was killed in an apparent accident when a shot discharged as her husband was cleaning his gun. New York state police say 34-year-old Ashley Rosenbrock was shot Thursday night in her home in Corinth. She was pronounced dead at Saratoga Hospital. Police said Saturday that...
(Sat, 17 Nov 2018 17:54:27 -0500)

Gillum concedes Florida governor’s race to GOP’s DeSantis
Democrat Andrew Gillum says he is ending his hard-fought race for Florida governor and has congratulated Republican Ron DeSantis. Gillum posted a live video on Facebook on Saturday afternoon in which he congratulated DeSantis. Gillum had conceded to DeSantis on election night, but retracted it after the margin between the two candidates narrowed. The race...
(Sat, 17 Nov 2018 17:47:40 -0500)

Dart-fart controversy erupts over who smelt it and who dealt it
Two pro dart players have accused each other of farting on stage during a match in England this week — casting a cloud of controversy over the heralded tournament. “It’ll take me two nights to lose this smell from my nose,” Dutch player Wesley Harms fumed after getting blown away 10-2 by Scotland’s Gary Anderson...
(Sat, 17 Nov 2018 16:55:42 -0500)

The Obamas are ‘Becoming’ a billion-dollar brand
The Obamas are “Becoming” — billionaires. The launch of Michelle Obama’s cross-country book tour for her new memoir, “Becoming,” last week is just the latest marker on the road to fabulous wealth for the former first couple, who are on their way to becoming a billion-dollar brand. In addition to a $65 million book advance...
(Sat, 17 Nov 2018 16:07:27 -0500)

The Barack Obama Foundation has seen its contributions soar
In the year after Barack Obama left the White House, his non-profit raked in hundreds of millions in donations from supporters — everyone from corporate titans to moneyed celebrities. The Chicago-based Barack Obama Foundation also altered its charitable mission, which was originally set up in 2014 to build a presidential library in Chicago. Now the...
(Sat, 17 Nov 2018 16:07:21 -0500)

Trump casts doubt on NYT report about Mike Pence’s loyalty
President Trump pushed back on what he called a “phony story” that he harbors doubts about Vice President Mike Pence’s loyalty. “The New York Times did a phony story, as usual, about my relationship with @VP Mike Pence. They made up sources and refused to ask me, the only one that would know, for a...
(Sat, 17 Nov 2018 14:17:17 -0500)

Air mask selfies are California’s newest trend
Toxic air from the Camp Fire has spawned a new trend in Northern California: air mask selfies. Officials are urging Bay area residents and anyone near the still-burning wildfire to stay inside — or wear a mask outdoors to prevent serious health risks. In some places, breathing outdoors is akin as smoking an entire pack...
(Sat, 17 Nov 2018 14:12:35 -0500)

Amanda Knox is engaged to longtime boyfriend
Amanda Knox announced Friday that she was engaged to boyfriend Christopher Robinson after a space-themed proposal that was out of this world. Knox, 31, uploaded a snippet of the proposal on her Instagram page Friday. She also uploaded the whole video of the proposal on YouTube. “It was just your average Sunday night, when suddenly…,”...
(Sat, 17 Nov 2018 10:38:00 -0500)

Patient suing New Mexico hospital for resuscitating her
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A New Mexico woman who was brought back to life is suing the hospital for violating her rights. The Albuquerque Journal reports lawyers for Jamie Sams filed a lawsuit this week in New Mexico state district court against Santa Fe’s Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center. The lawsuit filed on behalf Sams,...
(Sat, 17 Nov 2018 10:16:50 -0500)

Rare, two-headed snake discovered in Virginia has died
WAYNESBORO, Va. — A wildlife expert says a rare, two-headed snake found several months ago in Virginia near the nation’s capital has died The Washington Post reports state herpetologist JD Kleopfer said in a Facebook post this week that the snake had died. He says it passed away peacefully last week for no apparent reason,...
(Sat, 17 Nov 2018 10:01:59 -0500)

Pompeo, CIA brief Trump on Khashoggi murder evidence
Top officials briefed President Trump on Saturday about CIA evidence that Saudi Arabia’s crown prince ordered the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. The briefing with agency head Gina Haspel and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo aboard Air Force One came as Trump flew to California to respond to the state’s deadly wildfires. Later, the State...
(Sat, 17 Nov 2018 09:56:12 -0500)

Facebook reports steep rise in data requests from Indian government
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...
(Sat, 17 Nov 2018 06:24:06 -0500)

USA Gymnastics’ chief operating officer Ron Galimore resigns
INDIANAPOLIS — Longtime USA Gymnastics chief operating officer Ron Galimore resigned Friday, the latest high-profile departure for the embattled organization in the wake of the Larry Nassar scandal. The move came as USA Gymnastics is facing decertification of its status as the national governing body for the sport amid concerns about its leadership and the...
(Sat, 17 Nov 2018 02:03:45 -0500)

Argentinian submarine found in the Atlantic a year after going missing
Authorities in Argentina found a submarine that sank off the coast of the country almost exactly a year ago, killing 44 crewmen aboard, officials said. The vessel was found more than 2,600 feet deep in waters off the coast of the Valdes Peninsula in Argentina, the country’s navy said in a statement released early Saturday....
(Sat, 17 Nov 2018 01:24:19 -0500)

Coast Guard seizes $500M worth of cocaine
U.S. authorities seized about 18.5 tons of cocaine with a street value of $500 million in the eastern Pacific Ocean, the U.S. Coast Guard said on Friday. The cocaine was taken off the Coast Guard cutter James in the Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale on Thursday after it was confiscated from 15 drug smuggling vessels...
(Sat, 17 Nov 2018 01:08:27 -0500)