Death toll rises to 76 in California fire with winds ahead
CHICO, Calif. (AP) — Northern California crews battling the country's deadliest wildfire in a century were bracing for strong winds, with gusts up to 50 miles per hour, creating the potential to erode gains they have made in containing a disaster that has killed at least 76 and leveled a town.
House win part of major realignment in Southern California
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Democrat Gil Cisneros captured a Republican-held U.S. House seat in Southern California on Saturday, capping a Democratic rout in which the party picked up six congressional seats in the state.
2 dead in vintage World War II fighter crash after flyover
FREDERICKSBURG, Texas (AP) — A privately-owned vintage World War II Mustang fighter airplane that had participated in a flyover for a museum event crashed into the parking lot of a Texas apartment complex Saturday, killing the pilot and a passenger, authorities said.
Death toll rises to 76 in California fire as Trump visits
CHICO, Calif. (AP) — Nearly 1,300 people remain unaccounted for and the death toll from the country's deadliest wildfire in a century climbed to 76, authorities said Saturday, hours after President Donald Trump surveyed what remained of a decimated Northern California community.
Migrants get cool reception in Mexican border town
TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) — Many of the nearly 3,000 Central American migrants who have reached the Mexican border with California via caravan said Saturday they do not feel welcome in the city of Tijuana, where hundreds more migrants are headed after more than a month on the road.
Florida's 1st black nominee for gov challenged GOP dominance
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Andrew Gillum, who tried to energize Florida's young and minority voters through a Democratic coalition seeking to end two decades of Republican control of the governor's office, ended his hard-fought campaign Saturday as the state's first black nominee for the post.
Utah mayor killed in Afghanistan had 'loved Afghan people'
OGDEN, Utah (AP) — A Utah mayor killed while serving in the National Guard in Afghanistan had "loved the Afghan people" and was a man of conviction, confidence and compassion, family and military leaders said at a public funeral Saturday.
Disney details new 'Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge' attractions
ORLANDO, Florida (AP) — "Star Wars" fans will soon be able to pilot the Millennium Falcon and face off against Kylo Ren in battle.
Election shows how gerrymandering is difficult to overcome
With an election looming, courts earlier this year declared congressional districts in two states to be unconstitutional partisan gerrymanders.
Police: Duo dumped deer carcasses on Minnesota Somalis' cars
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Somali and Muslim leaders expressed deep concern Saturday after a white man and his teenage son dumped bloody deer carcasses on the hoods of two cars owned by Somali-American men in the central Minnesota city of St.
Recount adds to Florida's reputation for bungling elections
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Mark Toepfer came to this spit of sand on the Tampa Bay shore to soak up the sun, drink a beer and maybe do a little fishing — not to talk about elections.
Kemp asks for unity in Georgia as Abrams promises lawsuit
ATLANTA (AP) — Republican Brian Kemp praised Democrat Stacey Abrams as a tough opponent and asked Georgia voters to unite behind him as the state's new governor Saturday, even as Abrams blamed Kemp for "gross mismanagement" of an election that she acknowledged she did not win.
Amazon's would-be NY neighbors: Cynicism, some hope for jobs
NEW YORK (AP) — Shawn Smith has heard the promises before. When new hotels sprang up near the public housing complex in Queens where he's lived for 17 years, residents were told they would bring jobs and economic opportunity.
Space station supplies launched, 2nd shipment in 2 days
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A load of space station supplies rocketed into orbit from Virginia on Saturday, the second shipment in two days.
Migrants won't see armed US soldiers on border
SAN DIEGO (AP) — As thousands of migrants in a caravan of Central American asylum-seekers converge on the doorstep of the United States, what they won't find are armed American soldiers standing guard.
Fire deaths rise to 71 ahead of Trump's California visit
CHICO, Calif. (AP) — With the confirmed death toll at 71 and the list of unaccounted for people more than 1,000, authorities in Northern California on Friday searched for those who perished and those who survived the fiercest of wildfires ahead of a planned visit by President Donald Trump.
Number of missing hard to peg in deadly California wildfire
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — More than 1,000 people are unaccounted for after a deadly Northern California wildfire, but authorities warned Friday that the roster is fluid and contains "raw data," including the names of people who are safe.
California GOP ponders way forward after stunning losses
LOS ANGELES (AP) — In a speech to fellow Republicans in May, U.S. Rep. Mimi Walters issued an ominous warning about the coming election — California Democrats, she said, were "coming for all of us."
The Latest: Kemp says Georgia race over, state to look ahead
ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on the Georgia governor's race (all times local): 5:35 p.m. Republican Brian Kemp says the Georgia gubernatorial election is over with Democratic rival Stacey Abrams' acknowledgement that she can't win the race, and he is urging the state to look forward.
Judge: John Hinckley can move out of his mother's house
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The man who tried to assassinate President Ronald Reagan can move out of his mother's house in Virginia and live on his own, a federal judge ruled Friday.
Florida starts painstaking hand recount in US Senate race
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Volunteers gathered around folding tables Friday to begin a painstaking hand recount in Florida's acrimonious U.S.
Finger pointing, frustration in eastern US storm's aftermath
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Exhausted commuters pointed fingers and demanded answers Friday, a day after a modest snowstorm stranded motorists on slippery roads for hours, paralyzed the public transit network serving New York City and its suburbs and even forced some New Jersey children to stay overnight in their schools.
DeVos proposes overhaul to campus sexual misconduct rules
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Friday proposed a major overhaul to the way colleges and universities handle sexual misconduct complaints, adding protections for students accused of assault and harassment and narrowing which cases schools would be required to investigate.
Fight over dinosaur fossils comes down to what's a mineral
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — About 66 million years after two dinosaurs died apparently locked in battle on the plains of modern-day Montana, an unusual fight over who owns the entangled fossils has become a multimillion-dollar issue that hinges on the legal definition of "mineral."

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