• For many California wildfire evacuees, there's nothing left to return to
For many California wildfire evacuees, there's nothing left to return to

I've been on the phone with a lot of folks close to me in Northern California and in southern California . Evacuation orders have been issued to more than 250,000 people across California , with authorities urging residents not to ignore warnings to flee.

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  • Australian woman charged with contaminating strawberries with needles
Australian woman charged with contaminating strawberries with needles

An Australian woman has been charged for allegedly hiding sewing needles inside strawberries bound for supermarkets across the country in a freaky crime that left a number of people hospitalized and sparked a string of copycat incidents.

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  • ACLU sues to stop Trump asylum crackdown
ACLU sues to stop Trump asylum crackdown

But US officials said that as Mexico is the first safe country US-bound migrants from Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras arrive in, the asylum claims should be presented there. Trump used his emergency powers for the order, which critics said violates global law protecting asylum seekers. The lawsuit said the order violated the Immigration and N...

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  • Trump wishes Ruth Bader Ginsburg well, brings up her 2016 comments
Trump wishes Ruth Bader Ginsburg well, brings up her 2016 comments

Jon LaPook, who is not involved in Ginsburg's treatment. For RBG , three broken ribs equals "DISCOMFORT". I wouldn't say she's exactly on my side. As a result, she was forced to miss the formal investiture ceremony for new Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh at the court that morning.

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  • Six Injured After Boeing Jet Crash-Lands at Guyana Airport
Six Injured After Boeing Jet Crash-Lands at Guyana Airport

Prior to the incident, the airline operated a fleet of one Boeing 757-200 and one Boeing 767-300ER, with the accident reducing the fleet by half. According to Ghana's Minister of Public Infrastructure David Patterson, six passengers were injured, but the injuries of the passengers are not life-threatening.

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  • Philippine court orders arrest of ex-first lady Imelda Marcos for graft
Philippine court orders arrest of ex-first lady Imelda Marcos for graft

Imelda Marcos . It stems from private organisations Marcos, 89, created while holding a variety of posts in government. This was the assurance of PNP chief Director General Oscar Albayalde after the Sandiganbayan found Mrs. She can also file an application for bail. In a statement on Friday, Marcos said she has received a copy of the anti-gra...

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  • 12 dead in Southern California bar shooting
12 dead in Southern California bar shooting

The Borderline Bar and Grill is a country-themed bar known for its large dance floor and live music events, according to its website. The suspect was found dead inside the bar, police said. "He said he and others smashed their way out of the bar onto a balcony and then jumped down to safety". TV footage showed SWAT teams surrounding the bar, wi...

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  • Nine dead as California fires continue to rage
Nine dead as California fires continue to rage

Scott McLean said . "These firefighters were in the rescue mode all day yesterday". The blaze began early on Thursday and quickly charred 18,000 acres (3,237 hectares), forcing the evacuation of the 27,000 residents of Paradise, about 85 miles (240 km) north of Sacramento, Cal Fire said in a statement.

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  • As North Korea ponders economic reform, its top diplomat to visit Vietnam
As North Korea ponders economic reform, its top diplomat to visit Vietnam

At that meeting, Kim, who is seeking relief from tough USA -led sanctions, committed to work toward denuclearization, but his steps since have fallen short of US demands for irreversible moves to abandon a weapons program that potentially threatens the United States.

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  • Gov. Scott: Election officials trying to thwart will of Florida voters
Gov. Scott: Election officials trying to thwart will of Florida voters

Scott now leads Nelson by only 15,000 votes, well under the threshold for an automatic recount to be triggered under state law . Joe Scarborough believes that Florida Senator Marco Rubio is "concocting a conspiracy theory" created to suppress votes from being counted in two very close races in Florida.

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  • Republicans Hold the Senate
Republicans Hold the Senate

The BBC's United States partner network CBS projects the Democrats will win the 23 seats they need to take over the lower chamber of Congress. With a House majority, Democrats will have the power to investigate Trump's tax returns and possible conflicts of interest, and challenge his overtures to Saudi Arabia, Russia and North Korea.

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  • Democrats seek hearings on Trump's ouster of Sessions
Democrats seek hearings on Trump's ouster of Sessions

Before Trump gave a news conference on Wednesday, White House Chief of Staff John Kelly called Sessions and told him that Trump wanted him out, the official said. But its fate now depends on the acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker - who's been openly critical of the investigation . " Donald Trump has installed a crony to oversee the spe...

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  • Ocasio-Cortez to be youngest woman ever elected to Congress
Ocasio-Cortez to be youngest woman ever elected to Congress

Progressive insurgent Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, 29, who overtook goliath Rep. Joe Crowley in the Democratic primary for New York's 14th Congressional District in a stunning upset, became the youngest woman elected to Congress in the nation's history.

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  • Florida approves ballot measure to restore voting rights to former felons
Florida approves ballot measure to restore voting rights to former felons

Floridians voted on Tuesday to pass Amendment 4 , which restores the right to vote for convicted felons who have already finished serving their full sentence and who were not convicted of either murder or sexual crimes. For many voters, the ballot item was a no-brainer. At least 60 percent of voters had to approve it for Amendment 4 to become la...

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  • U.S. issues emergency safety directive on Boeing 737 after Lion Air crash
U.S. issues emergency safety directive on Boeing 737 after Lion Air crash

One of the critical ways a plane determines if a stall is imminent is a measurement known as angle of attack, which is a calculation of the angle at which the wind is passing over the wings. "The draft of what will be conveyed by Boeing this morning has been presented to us", air accident investigator Nurcahyo Utomo said. Boeing says in the bulle...

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  • At least 13 dead in California bar shooting
At least 13 dead in California bar shooting

He added that Helus was a "hard-working, dedicated Sheriff's Sergeant". Forensics officers scour the scene at the Borderline Bar & Grill after the shooting . When the gunman ran out of bullets and had to reload, Wennerstrom said he knew he had a moment to act. There was no screaming, she said. "Just pray for her family".

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  • Trump forces out Jeff Sessions in midterm election fallout
Trump forces out Jeff Sessions in midterm election fallout

About 200 people gathered at Burnett Park in downtown Fort Worth Thursday evening to protest the firing of Attorney General Jeff Sessions and to demand the Mueller investigation into the Trump campaign be protected. He is a longtime friend of Trump and endorsed him after dropping out of the 2016 presidential campaign. "As the attorney general...

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  • USA midterms: Candidates who made history
USA midterms: Candidates who made history

Stevens texted Underwood last month. At her watch party in Morris Park, she stressed that health care and other reforms are at the top of her list when she takes office next year. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortezis is the youngest woman elected to Congress . 16 women nominated for Governor (of the 36 states electing one today). Women led the opposition...

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  • Tightening margin in Florida governor's race could trigger automatic recount
Tightening margin in Florida governor's race could trigger automatic recount

Not since the late Gov. Lawton Chiles barely held off a challenge from Jeb Bush in 1994 has Florida seen such strong turnout in a non-presidential election. Basically it's a swing state in a relatively Democratic year with a Democratic incumbent - it all looked like a real advantage for Nelson. Republican gubernatorial candidate Ron DeSantis me...

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  • Jeff Sessions is out, but the jokes are in
Jeff Sessions is out, but the jokes are in

The businessman-turned-politician has repeatedly criticised Mr Sessions for recusing himself from the investigation into Russia's role in the 2016 election that saw Mr Trump elected to the White House. Later, Schumer tweeted that the new acting AG, Whitaker, should recuse himself from the Russian Federation investigation. Democrats, includin...

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