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Wealthy enclave flees fire

Dec 16, 2017 / 4:37 pm

Residents piled into cars and fled on Saturday, turning downtown Santa Barbara into "a ghost town" as surging winds drove one of the biggest fires in...

Two-year-old fatally shot

Dec 16, 2017 / 3:29 pm

Police say a two-year-old boy sitting with his mother in the courtyard of a Florida apartment complex was fatally shot. The Miami Herald reports that the...

Landslide kills 3, 15 missing

Dec 16, 2017 / 3:21 pm

A landslide fueled by heavy rains swept over a village in southern Chile on Saturday, leaving at least three people dead and 15 missing, officials said. Rain...

Cali. fire third largest

Dec 16, 2017 / 6:29 am

UPDATED 9:09 a.m. The massive wildfire that California has been battling since early December has now ballooned into the third-largest in the state's...

Troops arrest Boko Haram

Dec 16, 2017 / 6:26 am

Military authorities say Nigerian soldiers have arrested more than 400 people associated with the Boko Haram extremist group hiding on the islands of Lake Chad,...

Firefighter dies fighting fire

Dec 15, 2017 / 11:20 am

One of the thousands of firefighters battling a series of wildfires across Southern California has died, but authorities gave no hint of how. San Diego-based...

GOP finalizes tax package

Dec 15, 2017 / 10:46 am

Republicans finalized their sweeping tax package Friday, expanding the child tax credit to placate a reluctant GOP senator as they pushed to muscle the bill...

Death toll rises

Dec 15, 2017 / 10:33 am

French authorities said one more student died Friday after a regional train sliced open a school bus in southern France, raising the overall death toll to five...

Who will be invited?

Dec 15, 2017 / 9:25 am

Save the date. Kensington Palace announced Friday that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have chosen May 19 as their wedding date. When Harry's older brother...

Trump takes shot at FBI

Dec 15, 2017 / 8:13 am

President Donald Trump said Friday "it's a shame what's happened" with the FBI, calling the agency's handling of the Hillary Clinton email...

Royal wedding date set

Dec 15, 2017 / 6:47 am

Kensington Palace says the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will be held on May 19. The palace announced the date Friday and confirmed the ceremony...

Eminem pop-up

Dec 15, 2017 / 5:35 am

Rapper Eminem is hosting a promotional event in Detroit in the style of a pop-up restaurant with a menu featuring "mom's spaghetti." Eminem touted...

Dustin Hoffman exposed?

Dec 15, 2017 / 5:13 am

More women are accusing Dustin Hoffman of sexual misconduct, including an incident in which a playwright says the actor exposed himself to her in a New York...

Cow escapes nativity scene

Dec 14, 2017 / 1:21 pm

A cow in Philadelphia apparently wanted to be away from the manger, as it escaped twice Thursday morning from a church's live nativity scene. Stormy, a...

FCC ends 'net neutrality'

Dec 14, 2017 / 11:03 am

In a vote along party lines, the federal government has ended sweeping net-neutrality rules that guaranteed equal access to the internet. The Thursday vote at...

4 children killed

Dec 14, 2017 / 10:45 am

A regional train hit a school bus on a crossing in southern France Thursday, killing four children and critically injuring seven other people on the bus, the...

Republicans lose lawmaker

Dec 14, 2017 / 8:18 am

Two Republicans say that Texas GOP Rep. Blake Farenthold won't seek re-election next year. The lawmaker is under pressure from sexual misconduct allegations...

US fixed-rate mortgage dips

Dec 14, 2017 / 7:11 am

The rate on 30-year fixed-rate U.S. mortgages slipped to 3.93 per cent this week. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac says the benchmark 30-year home loan rate was down...

Poopy problem at Midway

Dec 14, 2017 / 6:50 am

A rookie bomb-sniffing dog at Chicago's Midway International Airport is having a little trouble waiting to poop in the proper place. The Chicago Sun-Times...

Royals remember lives lost

Dec 14, 2017 / 6:38 am

Britain's royals and Prime Minister Theresa May joined survivors and families of those who died in London's Grenfell Tower fire for a memorial service...

Putin points finger at USA

Dec 14, 2017 / 6:29 am

Russian President Vladimir Putin accused U.S. agencies of manipulating evidence from the main whistleblower on doping at the 2014 Sochi Olympics. Putin said...

Spurlock part of the problem

Dec 14, 2017 / 6:26 am

Declaring "I am part of the problem," documentarian Morgan Spurlock confessed in an online post to sexual harassment and infidelity, and said a woman...

Fox News host sued

Dec 14, 2017 / 6:22 am

A civil rights activist is suing Fox News host Jeanine Pirro, claiming she defamed him while discussing a lawsuit against the Black Lives Matter movement that...

Omarosa exits White House

Dec 14, 2017 / 6:21 am

True to form, former "Apprentice" star Omarosa is ending her time at the White House with a dose of drama. Omarosa Manigault Newman, one of President...

Smiley responds

Dec 14, 2017 / 6:11 am

Talk show host Tavis Smiley released the following statement on Facebook on Wednesday after allegations of misconduct: "On the eve of the 15th season and...

Hayek's Harvey nightmare

Dec 14, 2017 / 5:38 am

In one of the most vivid accounts yet of Harvey Weinstein's alleged abuse and harassment, Salma Hayek says the disgraced movie mogul turned the making of...

at Somalia police academy

Dec 14, 2017 / 5:36 am

An Islamic extremist suicide bomber disguised as a police officer killed at least 17 and injured 20 at a police academy in Somalia's capital on Thursday,...

Drugmaker slashes workers

Dec 14, 2017 / 5:25 am

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd., the world's largest generic drugmaker, on Thursday said it would lay off 14,000 workers as part of a global...

Crews gain on wildfires

Dec 13, 2017 / 4:10 pm

Southern California firefighters on Wednesday continued working to contain the fifth largest fire in the state's history but warned that some communities...

Smith to replace Franken

Dec 13, 2017 / 7:44 am

Minnesota's governor has chosen Lt. Gov. Tina Smith to fill Sen. Al Franken's seat until the November election, and she will run in that election to...

Anderson Cooper hacked

Dec 13, 2017 / 7:31 am

CNN says Anderson Cooper's Twitter account was hacked after a since-removed tweet from his handle called the president a "tool" and a...

Alabama shocker analysis

Dec 13, 2017 / 7:12 am

It took a near-miraculous confluence of factors for a pro-choice Democrat to win the state of Alabama — but it happened Tuesday. The ruby-red Republican...

Markle's royal Christmas

Dec 13, 2017 / 7:03 am

Prince Harry's fiancee is set to join Britain's royal family for Christmas. Kensington Palace says Meghan Markle will join Queen Elizabeth II and other...

Open and shut case

Dec 13, 2017 / 6:17 am

In less than 24 hours, authorities say a would-be suicide bomber's botched attack on a Manhattan transportation hub underneath Times Square became an...

First amendment fight brews

Dec 13, 2017 / 6:08 am

The decision to allow white nationalist Richard Spencer to speak at the University of Cincinnati is generating strong reactions from the school community. The...

GOP tax bill protects rich

Dec 13, 2017 / 6:05 am

A massive Republican tax package swiftly taking shape would pull down the top tax rate for wealthy Americans to 37 per cent and slash the tax rate for...

FBI agent calls Trump 'idiot'

Dec 13, 2017 / 6:02 am

Two FBI officials who would later be assigned to the special counsel's investigation into Donald Trump's presidential campaign described him with...

Fighting to save homes

Dec 13, 2017 / 5:39 am

A cooking fire at a homeless encampment sparked a wildfire last week that destroyed six homes in the Bel Air neighbourhood of Los Angeles, authorities said...

NFL Network suspensions

Dec 13, 2017 / 5:33 am

Hall of Fame player Marshall Faulk and two other NFL Network analysts were suspended after a woman who worked as a wardrobe stylist at the network accused them...

Trump loses bet on Moore

Dec 13, 2017 / 5:29 am

Rarely has a sitting president rallied behind such a scandal-plagued candidate the way Donald Trump did with Alabama's Roy Moore. And rarely has that bet...

Permafrost not permanent

Dec 12, 2017 / 11:59 pm

Permafrost in the Arctic is thawing at a faster clip, according to a new report released Tuesday. Water is also warming and sea ice is melting at the fastest...

Trump man trumped

Dec 12, 2017 / 7:41 pm

UPDATE: 9 p.m. In a stunning victory aided by scandal, Democrat Doug Jones won Alabama's special Senate election on Tuesday, beating back history, an...

Homeless blamed for fire

Dec 12, 2017 / 6:46 pm

UPDATE: 6:45 p.m. A cooking fire at a homeless encampment sparked a wildfire last week that destroyed six homes in the Bel Air neighbourhood of Los Angeles,...

New Polanski case opened

Dec 12, 2017 / 3:43 pm

Los Angeles detectives said Tuesday they are investigating a woman's claim that Oscar-winning director Roman Polanski molested her in 1975, when she was 10...

Heart failure killed Manson

Dec 12, 2017 / 2:11 pm

Cult leader Charles Manson died of cardiac arrest accompanied by respiratory failure, triggered by colon cancer that had spread to other areas of his body,...

New rent rules in northwest

Dec 12, 2017 / 2:04 pm

The Seattle city council adopted new rules on short-term rentals in an attempt to prevent property owners from taking permanent housing units off the market....

Random ice fall wrecks roof

Dec 12, 2017 / 10:41 am

San Bernardino homeowners say a block of ice fell out of the sky, tore through their roof and landed in their bedroom. The Press-Enterprise reports Claudell...

CAA builds war chest

Dec 12, 2017 / 8:49 am

The powerful Hollywood talent agency CAA is cancelling its annual pre-Golden Globe Awards party and planning to form a legal defence fund to assist workplace...

Terrorism charges laid

Dec 12, 2017 / 8:15 am

A would-be suicide bomber was held Tuesday on state terrorism charges while federal prosecutors prepared their own case in the rush hour blast in the heart of...

Iceland closes gender gap

Dec 12, 2017 / 7:50 am

For nine years in a row, the World Economic Forum has ranked Iceland as having the world's smallest gender-equality gap, and for about as long gender...

Russian athletes still going

Dec 12, 2017 / 6:39 am

Despite Russia's ban from the upcoming Olympics, officials in the country still expect more than 200 of their athletes to compete at the Pyeongchang Games....

Pistorius injured in jail fight

Dec 12, 2017 / 5:32 am

A South African prison spokesman says Olympian Oscar Pistorius, in jail for murdering his girlfriend, was bruised in an altercation with another inmate over...

Austrian explosion

Dec 12, 2017 / 5:27 am

An explosion Tuesday at a major natural gas facility near Austria's border with Slovakia left one person dead, 21 injured, and caused some gas flow...

Princes in line for star wars

Dec 12, 2017 / 5:25 am

LPrinces William and Harry are due on the red carpet for the European premiere of "Star Wars: The Last Jedi," in which the royal siblings reportedly...

Lawsuit over H-bombs snafu

Dec 11, 2017 / 4:12 pm

Veterans who say they responded to a 1966 accident involving U.S. hydrogen bombs in Spain and then became ill from radiation exposure asked a federal appeals...

Putin improves Egypt ties

Dec 11, 2017 / 7:44 am

Russian President Vladimir Putin visited Egypt on Monday, where he signed a deal to advance plans for a nuclear reactor but disappointed his hosts by delaying...

Alabama Senate final push

Dec 11, 2017 / 6:42 am

Alabama Democrats see Tuesday's special Senate election as a chance to renounce a history littered with politicians whose race-baiting, bombast and other...

Wildfire growing rapidly

Dec 11, 2017 / 6:30 am

Firefighters kept a wall of flames from descending mountains into coastal neighbourhoods after a huge and destructive Southern California wildfire exploded in...

Salmonella fears spark recall

Dec 11, 2017 / 6:24 am

Baby milk maker Lactalis and French authorities have ordered a global recall of millions of products over fears of salmonella bacteria contamination. The French...

Mammoth Subway find

Dec 11, 2017 / 6:22 am

As part of the crew digging a subway extension under the streets of Los Angeles, Ashley Leger always keeps her safety gear close by. When her phone buzzes, she...

Golden Globes nominees

Dec 11, 2017 / 6:22 am

Guillermo del Toro's Cold War-era fairytale "The Shape of Water" swam away with a leading seven nominations from the Golden Globes, while the HBO...

New York pipe bomb

Dec 11, 2017 / 6:15 am

UPDATE: 7 a.m. A man with a pipe bomb strapped to him set off the crude device in the subway near Times Square on Monday, injuring the suspect and three other...

Rape of Rohingya women

Dec 10, 2017 / 9:55 pm

The rape of Rohingya women by Myanmar's security forces has been sweeping and methodical, the Associated Press found in interviews with 29 women and girls...

Heading for extinction

Dec 10, 2017 / 2:20 pm

Officials with the U.S government say it's time to consider the possibility that endangered right whales could become extinct unless new steps are taken to...

Unrest continues in Israel

Dec 10, 2017 / 8:04 am

Israel's defence minister called Sunday for a boycott of Arab businesses in an area where residents took part in violent protests against President Donald...

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