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NORTHERN CALIFORNIA WILDFIRE — With a roster of 110 people believed to be missing in the Northern California wildfires, officials hope many of the elderly on the list simply are elsewhere without a way to contact loved ones. But with 23 people known dead, sheriff’s investigators are also using the list to begin the grim task of identifying the victims. By Gillian Flaccus, Don Thompson and Paul Elias. SENT: 860 words, photos, videos. With: CALIFORNIA-WILDFIRES-THE-LATEST.
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA WILDFIRES —Southern Californians battered by the wildfires got to take a breath Saturday and take store of what the wildfires did to them. A lull in fierce winds that drove a pair of destructive fires allowed firefighters to make their first real progress in stopping the blazes. But a sustained stretch of vicious winds, and the strong possibility of a new round of troubles, were set to start Sunday. By Jonathan J. Cooper and Andrew Dalton. SENT: 765 words, photos, videos. With CALIFORNIA WILDFIRES-CELEBRITIES — Lady Gaga, Martin Sheen and Kim Kardashian West were among the celebrities who joined thousands of others in evacuating from Malibu, the affluent coastal city as well-known as its residents. SENT: 1,060 words, photos, video; CALIFORNIA WILDFIRES-NEWS GUIDE — Overview of wildfires across the state. SENT: 1,020 words, photos, videos.
WWI-CENTENNIAL — Commemorations are underway around the world to mark the moment 100 years ago when the slaughter of World War I finally stopped. France, the epicenter of the first global conflict, was hosting the main international commemoration. The more than 60 world leaders scheduled to gather at precisely 11 a.m., a century after the cease-fire, included those with the power to destroy humanity if it ever stumbled into the folly of a World War III. By John Leicester, Raf Caser and Lori Hinnant. SENT: 260 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing. With: -WWI-Trump — Trump plans to visit and deliver Veterans Day remarks at the Suresnes American Cemetery and Memorial outside Paris where more than 1,500 Americans who died during the war are buried. SENT: 130 words, photo; WWI-CENTENNIAL-TIMELINE — A look at some key moments in WWI. SENT: 455 words, photos; WWI-CENTENNIAL-THE LATEST.
ELECTION-2018-FLORIDA —Elections workers around Florida have begun the massive task of recounting ballots in the U.S. Senate and governor races after the secretary of state ordered a new review. Miami-Dade County on Saturday evening started feeding ballots into scanning machines. By Brendan Farrington and Kelli Kennedy. SENT: 700 words, photos, video.
SAUDI ARABIA-DESPERATE WOMEN — The deaths of two young Saudi sisters, whose bodies washed up along the New York City waterfront last month, have shined a light on the often secretive and risky journeys Saudi women take to flee their homes, both within the kingdom and abroad. By Aya Batrawy. SENT: 1,015 words, photos.
WHAT WE’RE TALKING ABOUT
SCHUMER-AIRLINE SEATS — Sen. Charles Schumer says the Federal Aviation Administration isn’t moving fast enough to roll out a plan to stop airlines from shrinking passengers’ seats. SENT: 130 words.
MILITARY PLANE CRASH — Investigators say the cause of a military plane crash that left nine people dead outside Savannah, Georgia, was pilot error. SENT 345 words, photo.
CUBA-JETBLUE — A JetBlue flight from Boston landed in Havana on Saturday, as the U.S. airline expanded its routes to Cuba despite a drop in American visitors amid tensions between the countries. SENT: 230 words.
ROCKEFELLER CHRISTMAS TREE —The Rockefeller Center Christmas tree is in place and will soon be strung with 50,000 LED lights as one of New York City’s star holiday attractions. SENT: 300 words, photos.
ELECTION 2018-GEORGIA GOVERNOR-ONE PRECINCT — Some voters, most of them black, who showed up for Tuesday’s midterms at a southwest Atlanta precinct waited four hours to cast their ballots in a scene both festive and frustrating. For many, it was unlike any Election Day they had ever voted in, but echoed a long history of voter suppression in the South. By Errin Haines Whack. SENT: 1,035 words, photos. With: ELECTION 2018- GOVERNOR-GEORGIA — Republican Brian Kemp is pushing for Democrat Stacey Abrams to concede Georgia’s governor’s race as civil rights groups urge her to keep fighting. By Jay Reeves. SENT: 590 words, photos.
ELECTION-2018-HOUSE-CALIFORNIA — Republican Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, a one-time speechwriter for President Ronald Reagan who later became Russia’s leading defender on Capitol Hill and an outspoken advocate for legalized marijuana, was defeated Saturday, a victim of California’s Democratic tilt and voters’ distaste for President Donald Trump. Rohrabacher, 71, was beaten by real estate executive Harley Rouda, 56, a Republican-turned-Democrat who pilloried the congressman for his skepticism over climate change. By Michael R. Blood. SENT: 830 words, photos.
ELECTION 2018 SENATE ARIZONA — Democrat Kyrsten Sinema is continuing to inch ahead in the slow-motion finish to Arizona’s U.S. Senate race. On Saturday night, she remained a little more than a percentage point ahead of Republican Martha McSally. By Nicholas Riccardi. SENT: 115 words.
MIGRANT CARAVAN —Thousands of Central American migrants bedded down under tents and tarps at a stadium in the central Mexican city of Queretaro after a day spent traveling north by metro, foot and hitched rides from the country’s capital. The caravan planned to leave the city for Irapuato, about 62 miles (100 kilometers) to the west, at 5 a.m. local time Sunday. By Christopher Sherman. SENT: 135 words, photos.
PHILIPPINES-MEDIA — Philippine prosecutors say they will file charges of tax evasion against a news website that has been critical of President Rodrigo Duterte. The Justice Department says it found probable cause to indict Rappler Holdings Corp. and its president, journalist Maria Ressa. Rappler called it “a clear form of continuing intimidation and harassment” and an attempt to “silence reporting that does not please the administration.” Duterte has accused several independent media groups of biased reporting. SENT: 290 words.
POLAND-INDEPENDENCE DAY —Poland is celebrating the 100th anniversary of its rebirth as an independent state with a multitude of event across the country, including marches and the national hymn being sung publicly in more than 600 towns. Poland regained its independence at the end of World War I in 1918, reborn from the ashes of three defeated powers that had partitioned and ruled the Central European nation for 123 years. By Monika Scislowska and Vanessa Gera. SENT: 440 words, photos.
CALIFORNIA BAR SHOOTING — An autopsy found the gunman who killed 12 at a Southern California bar died from a self-inflicted gunshot. Police say Ian David Longshot killed 11 people at the Borderline Bar and Grill along with a police officer who responded just before midnight Wednesday. Police said the officer exchanged gunfire with Long, a 28-year-old ex-Marine machine-gunner. Long was found dead at the scene. By Jonathan J. Copper. SENT: 550 words, photos.
WEST VIRGINIA-SUPREME COURT JUSTICE — West Virginia’s governor says he’s accepted the resignation of a suspended West Virginia Supreme Court justice recently convicted of 11 federal criminal charges. It was the latest development in an impeachment scandal miring some past and present justices in varying accusations, including abuse of authority and failure to rein in excessive spending. The resignation of Justice Allen Loughry is effective Monday, a day ahead of a special legislative session to consider removing him from office. SENT: 680 words, photo.
INSIDER Q&A-UBER EATS — In three years, the Uber Eats restaurant food delivery service has grown from an experiment to serving much of the U.S. and major cities worldwide. By year’s end, the ride-hailing company says it will cover 70 percent of the U.S. population and be in 243 metro areas, mainly by expanding into smaller cities. Uber Vice President Jason Droege says it’s growing as fast as the ride service did in its early days, and the company sees a path to profitability. By Tom Krisher. UPCOMING: 645 words by 7:30 a.m., photos.
CHINA-SINGLES DAY — Shoppers in China have once again broken records after spending more than $14 billion within the first two hours of an annual online retail frenzy. Now in its 10th year, the clamor for deals and discounts known as Singles Day was heralded with characteristic fanfare by Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, which has turned an unofficial holiday for people without romantic partners into a yearly windfall for digital retailers. By Wai-Bor Wong and Yanan Wang. SENT: 500 words, photos.
TIMBERWOLVES-76ERS TRADE — Jimmy Butler is headed to Philadelphia, ending the weeks-long saga of him wanting out of Minnesota. A person with knowledge of the situation says Butler is being traded to the 76ers in a package that will send Dario Saric and Robert Covington to the Timberwolves. The trade will give Philadelphia a star trio, with Butler joining Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons. By Dan Gelston. SENT: 1,010 words, photos.
F1-ALONSO-INDY 500 — Two-time Formula One champion Fernando Alonso and his McLaren team will return to the Indianapolis 500 next year. Alonso and McLaren, working with IndyCar team Andretti Autosport, competed in Indianapolis in 2017. Alonso led parts of the race before abandoning it. The Indianapolis 500 is on May 26. By Mauricio Savarese. SENT: 275 words, photos.
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