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Trump consoles Californians suffering from twin tragedies

Jonathan Lemire, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 17th - 10:58pm

President Donald Trump acknowledged Californians suffering from twin tragedies, walking through the ashes of a mobile home and RV park in a small northern town all-but-destroyed by deadly wildfires and privately consoling people grieving after a mass shooting at a popular college bar outside Los Angeles.

Death toll rises to 76 in California fire with winds ahead

Sudhin Thanawala and Terence Chea, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 17th - 10:04pm

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.

Prison inmate death after run-in with staff ruled homicide

John O'Connor, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 17th - 9:48pm

The death of an inmate following an "altercation with correctional staff" at Western Illinois Correctional Center in May has been ruled a homicide, according to an autopsy report provided to The Associated Press under a Freedom of Information request.

The Latest: Crashed WW II plane was part of museum event

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 17th - 8:50pm

The Latest on the crash of a vintage World War II fighter plane in Texas (all times local):

Sheriff says human remains of five more people found in Northern California wildfire rubble, bringing death toll to 76.

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 17th - 7:25pm

Sheriff says human remains of five more people found in Northern California wildfire rubble, bringing death toll to 76.

Northern California sheriff says nearly 1,300 remain on list of unaccounted for in the wake of deadly wildfire.

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 17th - 7:23pm

Northern California sheriff says nearly 1,300 remain on list of unaccounted for in the wake of deadly wildfire.

Instead of fighting wildfires, one Lone Peak Fire crew member stays in the water

Alex Cabrero, KSL TV  |  Posted Nov 17th - 4:55pm

Lone Peak firefighters bought Brian the betta fish during a trip to Walmart during the Mendocino wildfires this past summer. The fish recently traveled with them to Southern California to help fight fires.

2 dead in vintage World War II fighter crash after flyover

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 17th - 4:30pm

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.

Explosion at Idaho hazardous waste site kills 1, injures 3

Keith Ridler, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 17th - 3:59pm

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

Fire at apartments for seniors traps some people; 13 hurt

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 17th - 3:54pm

A fire in a suburban Denver apartment complex for seniors created smoke so thick it trapped some people in their homes early Saturday, injuring more than a dozen people, including three seriously, authorities said.

Man sentenced to 25 years in robbery heart attack death

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 17th - 3:29pm

A man whose armed robbery of a Madison Culver's restaurant led to a bystander's fatal heart attack has been sentenced to 25 years in prison.

Prison inmate death after incident with staff ruled homicide

John O'Connor, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 17th - 3:26pm

The death of an inmate following an "altercation with correctional staff" at Western Illinois Correctional Center in May has been ruled a homicide, according to an autopsy report provided to The Associated Press under a Freedom of Information request.

Pet lovers meet pet stars at Manhattan's PetCon

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 17th - 3:04pm

Pet lovers are getting to meet some pet stars from social media this weekend at PetCon in New York City, a convention dedicated to all things linked to beloved animals.

Utah mayor killed in Afghanistan honored at funeral

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 17th - 2:50pm

A Utah mayor killed while serving in the National Guard in Afghanistan is being remembered at a public funeral as a man of commitment, confidence, conviction and compassion.

Police say woman fatally shot as husband was cleaning gun

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 17th - 2:15pm

Police say an upstate New York woman was killed in an apparent accident when a shot discharged as her husband was cleaning his gun.

FBI: Search on for kidnapped North Carolina teen

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 17th - 1:45pm

The FBI and other police agencies are continuing their search to find a 13-year-old girl kidnapped from a North Carolina mobile home park.

Police: Duo dumped deer carcasses on Minnesota Somalis' cars

Steve Karnowski, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 17th - 1:32pm

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. Cloud, and they don't believe the explanation the suspects gave to police.

Trump says written responses go to Mueller team next week

Jonathan Lemire and Catherine Lucey, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 17th - 1:22pm

President Donald Trump says he "very easily" answered written questions from special counsel Robert Mueller, though he speculated that the questions had been "tricked up" to try to catch him in a lie.

The Latest: DeSantis: No reaction to race he declared 'over'

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 17th - 1:06pm

The Latest on Florida's U.S. Senate and gubernatorial recounts (all times local):

The Latest: Trump says full report on Khashoggi coming soon

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 17th - 12:58pm

The Latest on the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi (all times local):