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California wildfires are now the most destructive in state history
The hellish California wildfires are now the most destructive in state history, authorities said Monday as they continued the grim task of searching for bodies and investigated whether faulty utility equipment sparked the blazes. With the death toll reaching 31 and 228 people still missing, the massive Camp Fire in the northern part of the...
(Mon, 12 Nov 2018 23:13:04 -0500)

Judge tells Rick Scott, Bill Nelson to cool it with the rhetoric
With tensions mounting and Florida’s Senate and gubernatorial races still undecided, a judge on Monday told both sides to tone down the rhetoric as the Sunshine State once again found itself under the microscope following a close election. “These words mean things these days, as everybody in the room knows,” Chief Judge Jack Tuter admonished...
(Mon, 12 Nov 2018 23:03:27 -0500)

Michelle Obama: Melania Trump hasn’t asked for my help
Former first lady Michelle Obama says she took a page out of Laura Bush’s playbook and reached out to Melania Trump to offer advice on the years ahead — and the current FLOTUS ghosted her. “Has (Trump) reached out?” asked ABC anchor Robin Roberts during a sit-down with Obama on Sunday. “No,” said Obama. “No,...
(Mon, 12 Nov 2018 22:57:08 -0500)

California wildfire becomes deadliest in state history
The remains of 13 additional victims in the Northern California wildfire were recovered on Monday — raising the death toll to 42 people. Authorities announced the additional remains were discovered at a press conference on Monday evening, making the Camp Fire in Paradise, California, the deadliest wildfire in state history. The inferno destroyed more than...
(Mon, 12 Nov 2018 22:13:08 -0500)

‘This must be what hell’s going to be’: Inside the deadly California wildfire
The apocalypse descended on Paradise at dawn. It was 6:30 a.m., and some of the California town’s residents were just waking up, while others had already headed to work. Bus drivers began picking up schoolkids, and seniors ate breakfast in the town’s assisted-living facilities. As the Camp Fire started to bear down Thursday, the sky...
(Mon, 12 Nov 2018 21:37:29 -0500)

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...
(Mon, 12 Nov 2018 20:57:28 -0500)

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,...
(Mon, 12 Nov 2018 20:53:18 -0500)

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...
(Mon, 12 Nov 2018 20:40:18 -0500)

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...
(Mon, 12 Nov 2018 20:34:02 -0500)

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...
(Mon, 12 Nov 2018 20:13:59 -0500)

Woman allegedly staged deaths of sister, mom as murder-suicide
A Virginia woman is accused of staging the 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...
(Mon, 12 Nov 2018 18:28:14 -0500)

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...
(Mon, 12 Nov 2018 17:45:19 -0500)

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...
(Mon, 12 Nov 2018 17:36:08 -0500)

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...
(Mon, 12 Nov 2018 16:41:55 -0500)

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...
(Mon, 12 Nov 2018 15:47:55 -0500)

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...
(Mon, 12 Nov 2018 15:10:42 -0500)

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 Palm 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...
(Mon, 12 Nov 2018 14:56:44 -0500)

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...
(Mon, 12 Nov 2018 14:40:27 -0500)

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.
(Mon, 12 Nov 2018 14:39:21 -0500)

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...
(Mon, 12 Nov 2018 14:24:04 -0500)