SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Democrats have won two Republican-held California state Senate seats in the Central Valley, giving the party veto-proof supermajorities in both chambers of the Legislature.
Vote totals updated since Election Day made winners Monday of Melissa Hurtado and ...
MALIBU, Calif. (AP) — The sky was black and flames on the next ridge were fast approaching when Paul Rasmussen, his pregnant wife and 6-year-old daughter fled their mountainside Malibu home Friday for what they thought might be the last time.
His only hope that the large home, once billed ...
Democrats win two California state Senate seats, gain veto-proof supermajorities in Legislature
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Democrats win two California state Senate seats, gain veto-proof supermajorities in Legislature.
Dead in cars and homes: Northern California fire toll at 29
PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — The dead were found in burned-out cars, in the smoldering ruins of their homes, or next to their vehicles, apparently overcome by smoke and flames before they could jump in behind the wheel and escape. In some cases, there were only charred fragments of bone, so small ...
Wildfires pressure California utilities despite new law
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California utilities again are facing severe financial pressures from the possibility their equipment sparked catastrophic wildfires.
A bill to help them in such situations was signed in September by Gov. Jerry Brown and gave utilities some relief for wildfire ...
The Latest: California fire survivor says he saw friend die
PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on wildfires in California (all times local):
A Northern California man who led a caravan of vehicles that was overcome by flames from a wildfire says he saw his friend die.
Greg Woodcox told The Associated Press Monday that he heard ...
Authorities still assessing why California shooter snapped
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Investigators trying to understand why a gunman killed 12 people at a Southern California bar said Monday they have no new information to release.
Authorities have not shared what motive might have led Ian David Long, a 28-year-old former Marine, to snap last ...
PULGA, Calif. (AP) — A woman who owns land near where a deadly wildfire started in Northern California said Monday that Pacific Gas & Electric Co. sought access to her property just before the blaze started because the utility’s power lines were causing sparks.
It’s still not clear ...
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Oregon firefighters helping at California wildfires
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Firefighters have been sent from Oregon to help suppress the deadly wildfires in California.
The Oregon Department of Forestry said Monday that two teams with equipment and personnel were sent from eastern and southern Oregon at the request of California fire ...
73 Montana firefighters to battle deadly California fires
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Seventy-three Montana firefighters are traveling to California to help battle the deadly wildfires there.
The firefighters come from 17 agencies and are traveling to northern California in 20 engines. They were expected to arrive Monday night.
Jake Ganieany ...
Scientists: Wind, drought worsen fires, not bad management
WASHINGTON (AP) — Both nature and humans share blame for California’s devastating wildfires, but forest management did not play a major role, despite President Donald Trump’s claims, fire scientists say.
Nature provides the dangerous winds that have whipped the fires, and human-caused ...
AP PHOTOS: Wildfires rage; destruction, death in their wake
The devastation is complete in Paradise, California, where a wildfire tore through town and destroyed everything, killing at least 29 and destroying so many houses it’s already the most destructive fire on record in the state.
In other places in the state, fires were more selective, ...
NEW YORK (AP) — MTV is expanding its live events business in the U.S. by acquiring the SnowGlobe Music Festival.
The three-day New Year’s Eve festival takes place in South Lake Tahoe, California. This year’s lineup includes Above & Beyond, Diplo, Eric Prydz, Rezz and RL Grime ...
Washington firefighters aiding California wildfires
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Dozens of firefighters from Washington state are being sent to help in the deadly wildfires in California.
Public Lands Commissioner Hilary Franz dispatched more than 100 firefighters from the Washington Department of Natural Resources.
KING-TV reports that ...
- Connecticut PostState Red Cross sends volunteers to aid in CA wildfiresNovember 13, 2018
- Houston ChronicleTexas firefighters head to CA to help fight wildfiresNovember 13, 2018
- Cleveland.comFatal infernos: 31 dead, nearly 7,000 structures destroyed in California: A.M. News LinksNovember 12, 2018
- San Antonio Express-NewsEight San Antonio firefighters heading to California with cohort of about 200 from TexasNovember 12, 2018
6 Arizona fire departments send crews to help in California
PHOENIX (AP) — At least six Arizona fire departments are sending crews to help fight massive and deadly wildfires in northern and southern California.
The Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management says about 144 firefighters and 42 engines have either arrived or are heading to ...
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Six more are dead in a swath of Northern California wiped out by fire, ...
MONTCLAIR, Calif. (AP) — A second high school coach of the gunman who killed 12 people at a Southern California bar recalled him on Sunday as volatile and intimidating, and said that repeated complaints to school administrators about his behavior failed to prompt any discipline.
Evie Cluke ...
Winds cause flare-ups of big Southern California wildfire
MALIBU, Calif. (AP) — Strong Santa Ana winds returned to Southern California on Sunday, causing flare-ups of a huge wildfire that has scorched a string of communities west of Los Angeles, but no additional structures were believed to have been lost, authorities said.
Huge plumes of smoke ...
Death toll rises in California wildfire, matching deadliest
PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — As relatives desperately searched shelters for missing loved ones on Sunday, crews searching the smoking ruins of Paradise and outlying areas found six more bodies, raising the death toll to 29, matching the deadliest wildfire in California history.
The Latest: Sheriff: 6 more bodies found; total of 29
PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the California wildfires (all times local):
Authorities have reported 6 additional deaths in a Northern California, raising the death toll to 29 and matching the deadliest wildfire on record in California history.
Butte County ...
Gerard Butler’s house ‘half-gone,’ others await fire’s toll
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Celebrities whose coastal homes have been damaged or destroyed in a Southern California wildfire or were forced to flee from the flames expressed sympathy and solidarity with less-famous people hurt worse by the ...
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. (AP) — Kristine Anigwe scored 24 points and grabbed 22 rebounds for her second career 20-20 game, and No. 24 California beat Penn State 75-58 on Sunday.
Anigwe, who had 37 points and 13 rebounds on Tuesday, was 9 of 18 from the field with eight offensive rebounds in ...
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Former coach calls gunman ‘a ticking timebomb’
PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — In the days since a ferocious, wind-whipped wildfire began tearing through this Northern California town, residents who stayed behind to try to save their property or who managed to get back to their neighborhoods despite mandatory evacuation orders found cars incinerated ...
Fire evacuees seek help, medicine at shelter
Fire evacuees seek help, medicine at shelter
Gunman who killed 12 died from self-inflicted gunshot
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — An autopsy determined that the gunman who killed 12 people at a Southern California bar died from a self-inflicted gunshot, police said Saturday.
Ian David Long, a 28-year-old ex-Marine machine-gunner,
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Patrick Laird took his fourth-and-1 carry deep into Southern California territory with less than two minutes left, and the roars from a hearty contingent of California fans echoed in a mostly silent Coliseum.
The Golden Bears are bowl-eligible and riding high after a ...
James scores 25 as Lakers use defense to top Kings 101-86
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Smoke from the raging Northern California wildfires seeped into the Golden 1 Center, giving LeBron James a headache and leading Los Angeles Lakers coach Luke Walton to shorten his players’ stints on the court.
But the haze did little to slow James and the Lakers, ...
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Tight end Colby Parkinson and quarterback K.J. Costello have been working on their timing for over a year. It came to fruition Saturday.
Parkinson caught all four of K.J. Costello’s touchdown passes and Stanford beat Oregon State 48-17 Saturday to become bowl ...
HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) — 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 ...
Death toll in Northern California wildfire rises to 23
PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — The few residents of the burned-out Northern California city of Paradise who were able to inspect their property on Saturday saw nothing but disappointment.
Nearly the entire city of 27,000 residents lay in ruins and most were still barred from returning to the ...
AP News Guide: Fires blaze on 2 ends of California, kill 25
PARADISE, California (AP) — Devastating wildfires on both ends of California pushed into new territory Saturday, as fatigued firefighters worked to evacuate residents in harm’s way and contain blazes that already have claimed at least 25 lives, destroyed thousands of homes and other structures ...
The Latest: Sheriff: 110 people missing in N. California
PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on California wildfires (all times local):
Butte County Sheriff Kory Honea says his department has reports of 110 people still missing in a massive Northern California wildfire that has scorched 164 square miles (425 square ...
HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the California House race (all times local):
Several undecided U.S. House races in California remain too close to call, as ballots continue to be counted.
All of those districts are held by Republicans, and they were ...
2 dead, homes destroyed in Southern California wildfires
MALIBU, Calif. (AP) — Two people were found dead as a pair of wildfires stretched from inland canyons to the Pacific in Southern California on Saturday, leaving people sifting through the remains of both mansions and modest homes for anything they had left.
The two bodies were found ...
Homeowners - famous and not - await word of wildfire’s toll
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rich or not, famous or not, there was little reprieve Saturday from the California wildfires sweeping through towns as different as the star-filled oceanside enclave of Malibu and the modest communities nearby and in the state’s north.
Lady Gaga, Martin Sheen and Kim ...
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — One was a veteran police officer who didn’t hesitate to run toward danger. Another had survived the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. Others include two friends who loved off-roading, a Marine veteran who dedicated his life to service and a recent ...
Arizona sending firefighters, engines to help California
PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona is sending nearly 150 firefighters and over 40 fire engines from communities all over the state to help California battle major wildfires.
The Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management said Saturday the Arizona personnel and equipment will handle assignments ...
California couple donates $40M to Indiana’s Wabash College
CRAWFORDSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — A retired attorney and his wife living in northern California have given a $40 million donation to Indiana’s Wabash College.
The private, all-men’s school in Crawfordsville says the donation from Paul Woolls and Betty O’Shaughnessy Woolls is the largest in its ...
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Authorities trying to make sense of why a gunman killed 12 people at a Southern California bar are not publicly discussing what they’ve learned, but at least one Instagram post he made after beginning the massacre has emerged as an early focus.
Social media ...
The Latest: Trump threatens to withhold federal payments
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on California’s wildfires (all times local):
President Donald Trump is threatening to withhold federal payments to California, claiming its forest management is “so poor.”
Trump says Saturday via Twiitter that “there is no reason for ...
CHICO, Calif. (AP) — Teachers, aides and bus drivers in Northern California loaded more than 100 school students into cars and school buses as a fast-moving wildfire approached, driving hours through smoke and flames to safely reunite the children with their families, according to one of the ...