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Killer wildfire, bar shooting draw Trump to California

Jonathan Lemire, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 17th - 10:28am

The killer wildfire in Northern California and the recent country music bar shooting hundreds of miles south drew President Donald Trump to the state on Saturday to tour the scorched areas, talk with state leaders and first responders and visit with gunfire victims and their families.

Gov. Otter pardons man convicted of statutory rape as teen

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 17th - 10:00am

Idaho Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter has granted his fifth pardon during his 12 years in office.

Most Florida counties done with hand recounts in Senate race

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 17th - 9:54am

Officials say most of Florida's counties have finished their hand recount in the state's contentious U.S. Senate races.

GOP seeks last-ditch laws in states where its power slipped

David Eggert, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 17th - 9:14am

With their grip on power set to loosen come January, Republicans in several states are considering last-ditch laws that would weaken existing or incoming Democratic governors and advance their own conservative agendas.

Georgia derailment leads to town's evacuation

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 17th - 9:06am

A small Georgia town has been evacuated after a derailment of multiple railroad cars.

23 injured when New York City bus and fire truck collide

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 17th - 8:43am

Police say almost two dozen people were injured when a New York City bus crashed into a fire truck with sirens and lights on responding to an emergency.

Witness who detailed double homicide found shot days later

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 17th - 7:45am

A witness who shared the details of double homicide in a video posted to Facebook was found shot three days later.

Trump visits as California struggles to locate 1,000 people

Sudhin Thanawala, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 17th - 7:30am

President Donald Trump heads to Northern California on Saturday to see firsthand the grief and devastation from the deadliest U.S. wildfire in a century amid confusion over how many people remain unaccounted for.

Judge frees Somali immigrant who was detained 9 months

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 17th - 7:11am

A federal judge has freed a Somali immigrant who was held for nine months in a New Hampshire jail.

New black officers, court officials rethinking US policing

Jay Reeves, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 17th - 6:44am

Veteran Alabama law enforcement officer Mark Pettway grew up in a black neighborhood called "Dynamite Hill" because the Ku Klux Klan bombed so many houses there in the 1950s and '60s.

Recount adds to Florida's reputation for bungling elections

Tamara Lush, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 17th - 6:02am

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.

Trump: EPA's acting chief will be named to post permanently

Ellen Knickmeyer, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 17th - 12:09am

Andrew Wheeler, a former congressional aide and lobbyist who has led the Environmental Protection Agency since his scandal-plagued predecessor resigned earlier this year, has gotten President Donald Trump's nod for the permanent job.

Trump says written responses go to Mueller team next week

Jonathan Lemire and Catherine Lucey, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 17th - 12:04am

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.

Political 'veteran' at age 36 eyed for Trump chief of staff

Zeke Miller, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 17th - 12:04am

Nick Ayers could almost be confused for a college fraternity brother as he flashes a broad grin in a selfie taken with Mike Pence just moments after the Indiana governor was named Donald Trump's running mate.

Trump jumps in to offer aid to Democrat Pelosi's speaker bid

Lisa Mascaro and Kevin Freking, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 16th - 11:59pm

Democrats won the majority. Now they just need a speaker of the House.

Lawyer for WikiLeaks' Assange says he would fight charges

Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 16th - 11:48pm

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will not willingly travel to the United States to face charges filed under seal against him, one of his lawyers said, foreshadowing a possible fight over extradition for a central figure in the U.S. special counsel's Russia-Trump investigation.

Trump talks to CIA, State leaders about Khashoggi killing

Deb Riechmann, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 16th - 11:34pm

President Donald Trump spoke on Saturday with his CIA chief and top diplomat about the spy agency's assessment of the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Melania Trump's Moment: first lady flexes muscles in big way

Darlene Superville and Catherine Lucey, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 16th - 10:52pm

It turns out there is more than one Trump who can employ a few well-chosen words as a poison dart.

New Mexico woman sues hospital for resuscitating her

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 16th - 10:13pm

A New Mexico woman who was brought back to life is suing the hospital for violating her rights.