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Experts look ways to curb deaths as fires get more severe

Matthew Brown and Ellen Knickmeyer, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 14th - 10:49pm

Creating fire buffers between housing and dry brush, burying spark-prone power lines and lighting more controlled burns to keep vegetation in check could give people a better chance of surviving wildfires, according to experts searching for ways to reduce growing death tolls from blazes in California and across the U.S. West.

Southern California fire scorches huge swath of public lands

Christopher Weber, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 14th - 10:48pm

Southern Californians faced with the loss of lives and homes in a huge wildfire are also grappling with the destruction of a vast swath of public lands that are popular destinations for hikers, horseback riders and mountain bikers.

Northern California fire death toll at 56; 130 missing

Kathleen Ronayne, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 14th - 10:44pm

As the scope of a deadly Northern California wildfire set in, the sheriff said more than 450 people had now been assigned to comb through the charred remains in search for more bodies. The blaze has killed at least 56 people and authorities say 130 are unaccounted for.

Arizona man convicted in first-degree murder of girlfriend

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 14th - 10:36pm

A federal jury has convicted an Arizona man for the first-degree murder of his girlfriend, and of other violent crimes including using a machete to assault two Navajo Nation police officers who arrived to investigate the killing.

Florida school massacre panel to hear from criticized deputy

Terry Spencer and Curt Anderson, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 14th - 10:24pm

The then-sheriff's deputy on campus during the Florida high school massacre is scheduled to testify Thursday before a state commission investigating the shooting, a day after members called him "not a real cop" and "a coward."

DHS replacement will face same border challenges

Colleen Long and Jill Colvin, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 14th - 10:22pm

President Donald Trump and Homeland Security chief Kirstjen Nielsen never quite clicked personally as the president chafed at her explanations of complicated immigration issues and her inability to bring about massive changes at the U.S.-Mexico border.

Seeking a 2020 comeback, House GOP elects McCarthy as leader

Lisa Mascaro, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 14th - 10:19pm

Republican Rep. Kevin McCarthy easily won an internal party election to take over the shrunken House GOP caucus, handing the seven-term Californian a familiar role of building the party back to a majority as well as protecting President Donald Trump's agenda.

Mattis compares border mission to one against Pancho Villa

Robert Burns, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 14th - 10:19pm

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis defended the use of active duty troops on the U.S.-Mexican border, saying that in some ways it provides good training for war. He argued that it's analogous to a 1916 deployment to counter the Mexican revolutionary Gen. Francisco "Pancho" Villa.

The Latest: Funeral held for victim of California massacre

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 14th - 9:26pm

The Latest on funerals for victims of a mass shooting at a Southern California bar (all times local):

Texas has executed a Mexican citizen for the sledgehammer killings of his wife and two children more than 26 years ago

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 14th - 8:43pm

Texas has executed a Mexican citizen for the sledgehammer killings of his wife and two children more than 26 years ago.

NYC man pleads guilty to trying to aid Islamic State group

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 14th - 8:28pm

A New York City man has admitted to trying to aid the Islamic State group by helping a co-conspirator travel abroad to fight for the militant group in the fall of 2015.

Sheriff says 8 more bodies found bringing death toll to 56 in Northern California wildfire; 130 still on missing list

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 14th - 7:26pm

Sheriff says 8 more bodies found bringing death toll to 56 in Northern California wildfire; 130 still on missing list.

Migrant caravan groups arrive by hundreds at US border

Elliot Spagat and Maria Verza, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 14th - 6:28pm

Migrants in a caravan of Central Americans arrived in Tijuana by the hundreds Wednesday, getting their first glimpse of the robust U.S. military presence that awaits them after President Donald Trump ordered thousands of troops to the border.

Riots at 2 California prison send 11 inmates to hospital

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 14th - 6:20pm

Authorities say riots at two California state prisons involved hundreds of inmates and sent 11 to the hospital.

The Latest: Lawyer: Execution violent act in 'vile' process

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 14th - 5:02pm

The Latest on the release of a transcript from a recent South Dakota execution (all times local):

Mattis: War-trophy bells' return to help US, Philippine ties

Mead Gruver, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 14th - 4:54pm

Three war-trophy bells seized by U.S. troops over a century ago got a send-off back to the Philippines on Wednesday by U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis, who called the controversial decision to repatriate them an important gesture of friendship between the two countries.

Trump aide departs West Wing after rebuke from first lady

Zeke Miller, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 14th - 4:49pm

Deputy national security adviser Mira Ricardel is leaving the White House, one day after first lady Melania Trump's office issued an extraordinary statement calling for her dismissal.

The Latest: Native women's safety measure clears committee

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 14th - 4:32pm

The Latest on call to address the problem of missing and murdered Native American and Alaska Native women and girls (all times local):

JFK Twitter account aims to show president's words 'count'

Steve Leblanc, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 14th - 4:22pm

Former President John F. Kennedy helped inspire a nation to land a man on the moon — but he never got the chance to tweet about it.