Trump to visit California fire scene as death toll rises
PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — President Donald Trump heads to Northern California on Saturday to see firsthand the grief and devastation from the deadliest U.S. wildfire in a century, as confusion continued over how many people remain unaccounted for.
Authorities confirmed a new death toll of 71 ...
Iowa middle school student raises money for pet oxygen masks
LE MARS, Iowa (AP) — To say Brooklyn Bockelmann loves dogs might be an understatement.
Dressed in leggings covered with dog images, socks that feature dogs and a hoodie promoting animal adoption, the 14-year-old Le Mars eighth-grader leaves no doubt about her love for dogs.
She knows ...
2 hurt in fire at senior community in suburban Denver
DENVER (AP) — Two people, including a firefighter, were hospitalized after an explosion and large fire at a senior community in the Denver suburb of Aurora.
Lt. Laure Bridges with Aurora Fire Rescue tells
Wildfire-charred movie ranch to be rebuilt over 2 years
AGOURA HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Standing amid the charred foundations and burned-out movie sets of Paramount Ranch, officials from the National Park Service said Friday that they plan to rebuild and reopen the site that holds decades of movie history and still hosts a steady stream of Hollywood ...
Fire deaths rise to 71 ahead of Trump’s California visit
CHICO, Calif. (AP) — With the confirmed death toll at 71 and the list of unaccounted for people more than 1,000, authorities in Northern California on Friday searched for those who perished and those who survived the fiercest of wildfires ahead of a planned visit by President Donald ...
The Latest: Southern California fire toll at 713 buildings
CHICO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on California’s wildfires (all times local):
Authorities have increased the number of homes and other buildings burned by a massive Southern California wildfire.
The figure rose Friday evening to 713 buildings destroyed — many of them ...
Number of missing hard to peg in deadly California wildfire
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — More than 1,000 people are unaccounted for after a deadly Northern California wildfire, but authorities warned Friday that the roster is fluid and contains “raw data,” including the names of people who are safe.
Some of the people on the ever-evolving list compiled by ...
Cal-Stanford Big Game postponed because of wildfire smoke
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — The annual Big Game between Stanford and California scheduled for Saturday was postponed two weeks because of the unhealthy air quality in the Bay Area from a wildfire some 150 miles to the north.
Cal announced Friday that the game would be played Dec. 1 with a noon ...
California utility shares rise as regulator calms investors
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Shares of Pacific Gas & Electric Co. soared Friday after California’s top utility regulator said his agency will help the company deal with potentially crippling liability costs from wildfires.
PG&E’s stock rebounded 37.5 percent Friday after plunging 60 ...
Smoke from wildfire forces Raiders indoors for second day
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Raiders practiced at an off-site facility for a second consecutive day Friday as thick smoke from California’s deadly wildfires blanketed the Bay Area.
Much like they did a year ago when similar conditions arose due to fires in Northern California, ...
NEW YORK (AP) — Two reputed associates of one of the most notorious organized crime families in New York have been charged with extorting a businessman and torching his Mercedes Benz in New York City.
Gambino family associates Peter Tuccio, 25, and Jonathan Gurino, 25, were arrested Friday ...
Wildfire evacuees mixed on upcoming Trump visit
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on two Gambino crime family associates charged in a 2015 fire (all times local):
Two reputed associates of the Gambino crime family have been released from jail where they’ve been held on charges related to a businessman’s burned Mercedes Benz in ...
Reporting goes on after Abilene Reporter-News building fire
ABILENE, Texas (AP) — The staff of a West Texas newspaper has relocated to a nearby building as the reporting continues following a fire that damaged the publication’s home.
Personnel from the Abilene Reporter-News were at work Friday at The Grace Museum a day after fire heavily damaged ...
Paradise is reduced to ash, but memories survive the flames
PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — There’s a sweet legend about this town: On a blazing summer day in the 1850s, a lumber mill crew with a wagon and ox took a break under a grove of tall evergreens. The air was cool, the pine needles fragrant.
“Boys,” said the team boss, “this is ...
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- The Washington TimesDonald Trump visiting California to view wildfire damage, meet with first respondersNovember 17, 2018
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- Norfolk Daily NewsNo one hurt in mobile home fireNovember 16, 2018
- Norfolk Daily NewsWoodland Park mobile home total loss after fireNovember 16, 2018
Fire breaks out at North Carolina mosque under construction
CARY, N.C. (AP) — Authorities are investigating a fire at a North Carolina mosque that’s under construction.
Cary town spokesman Stephen McNulty says firefighters were called to the Islamic Center of Cary Friday morning. He says Cary Fire Department investigators haven’t determined the ...
Lincoln theater concert canceled by small accidental fire
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Authorities say officers helped evacuate audience members after a small fire broke out at a downtown Lincoln concert venue.
Someone knocked over a container of kerosene while performing with fire around 10 p.m. Thursday at the Bourbon Theatre. The flames set off a fire ...
Son of Detroit-area police chief found dead in vacant home
DETROIT (AP) — The body of the 55-year-old son of a suburban Detroit police chief has been found in a burned-out Detroit house.
Warren police Commissioner Bill Dwyer says, “Sadly, it’s true.” He confirmed the discovery of Michael Dwyer’s body to
Woman killed, 9 others hurt in NYC apartment building fire
NEW YORK (AP) — A woman has died and nine other people are injured after a fire tore through a Manhattan apartment building.
The fire started shortly after 12:30 a.m. Friday in a five-story building on St. Nicholas Avenue in Washington Heights.
When firefighters arrived they found ...
Boyfriend sent to prison for life in woman’s death
GREEN LAKE, Wis. (AP) — A Princeton man has been sentenced to life in prison with no possibility of parole after killing his girlfriend, mutilating her body and setting their home on fire.
Twenty-nine-year-old Antonio Contreras was sentenced to spend the rest of his life behind bars in ...
Passengers in Zimbabwe caught in bus fire; 40 killed
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Fire swept through a passenger bus in Zimbabwe, killing more than 40 people and injuring at least 20, some of whom suffered severe burns, authorities said Friday.
A photograph posted on Twitter by the Zimbabwe Red Cross shows the remains of the bus that was ...
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
1. PARADISE LOST
In a matter of hours last week, the town of 27,000 in California disappeared — it literally went ...
Volunteers look for remains in burned homes, cars
Northern Calif. fire: 63 dead, 631 unaccounted for
- BusinessWirePG&E Continues to Make Restoration Progress in Butte County; Provides Second Electric Incident Report to CPUCNovember 17, 2018
- BusinessWireWells Fargo Donates an Additional $1.5 Million to California Wildfire Relief EffortsNovember 16, 2018
- BusinessWireUnitedHealth Group Donates $500,000 to Help Californians Affected by WildfiresNovember 16, 2018
- BusinessWireUnitedHealth Group Donates $500,000 to Help Californians Affected by WildfiresNovember 16, 2018
The Latest: Firefighter on California blaze struck by car
MAGALIA, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on wildfires in California (all times local):
An out-of-state firefighter battling a massive Southern California blaze has been struck by a truck. But authorities say his injuries aren’t life-threatening.
KIRO-TV in Seattle
4th-generation Paradise resident mourns fire loss
Northern California wildfires lead to sports cancellations
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Two men’s basketball games in the Bay Area have been called off because of poor air quality from wildfires in Northern California and the status of the Big Game between Stanford and California is in doubt.
Cal canceled its basketball game against Detroit Mercy on ...
California fire has claimed 63 as missing list grows to 631
MAGALIA, Calif. (AP) — At least 63 are now dead from a Northern California wildfire, and officials say they have a missing persons list with 631 names on it in an ever-evolving accounting of the missing after the nation’s deadliest wildfire in a century.
Officials were scrambling to ...
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A utility facing severe financial pressure amid speculation its equipment may have sparked a deadly Northern California wildfire asked U.S. energy regulators last month for permission to raise its customers’ monthly bills to harden its system against wildfires and ...
Winds that fanned Southern California wildfire diminish
CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) — Winds that fanned a deadly, destructive Southern California firestorm were fading Thursday and more areas were reopening to residents as firefighters extended containment lines around the vast burn scar.
“It’s the new abnormal: fires, dryness, lack of moisture, ...
Fire refugees camp in Walmart parking lot amid uncertainty
CHICO, Calif. (AP) — Fire refugee Anna Goodnight sat on an overturned shopping cart Thursday in a Walmart parking lot as she ate scrambled eggs and tater tots while her husband drank a Budweiser.
The couple was trying to put a good face on a weeklong ordeal that left them uncertain of the ...
Smoke masks. Eye drops. No outdoor exercise. This is how Californians are trying to cope with wildfires choking the state, but experts say an increase in serious health problems may be almost inevitable for vulnerable ...
Drone video shows destruction from NorCal wildfire
Bay Area residents coping with wildfire smoke
Fire claims popular recreation spots in Southern California
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Southern California residents faced with the loss of lives and homes in a huge wildfire also are grappling with the destruction of a vast swath of public lands that are popular destinations for hikers, horseback riders and mountain bikers.
Golden Globes group gives $300,000 to wildfire victims
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Hollywood Foreign Press Association is giving $300,000 to help the victims of California’s deadly wildfires.
The organization best known for creating and organizing the Golden Globe Awards on Thursday announced the donation to four organizations that also include ...
Nobody hurt as fire damages Abilene Reporter News building
ABILENE, Texas (AP) — Nobody has been hurt in a fire that damaged the Abilene Reporter-News building and forced newspaper personnel to evacuate.
Abilene Fire Department officials are seeking the cause of Thursday’s blaze in the multi-story structure in downtown Abilene. Editor Greg ...
Authorities: Woman killed, 3 people injured in house fire
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a fast-moving house fire in New Jersey’s capital city has left a woman dead and three other people injured.
Trenton fire officials say the fire in the 400 block of Reservoir Street started around 10 a.m. Thursday and spread quickly through the home. ...
5-year-old girl dies from burns suffered in apartment fire
MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — Authorities say a 5-year-old girl who suffered severe burns after a fire at an apartment building in east Medford Nov. 2 has died.
The Mail Tribune reported Thursday that Medford Police ...
AP reporter recounts NorCal wildfire body search
Zinke: California fire ‘worst’ he’s ever seen
Sheriff identifies victim in Montana fire as homeowner
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Authorities have identified the victim of a Nov. 5 mobile home fire in southcentral Montana as the 58-year-old homeowner.
Yellowstone County Sheriff Mike Linder said Thursday that the body of Floyd Hynek was identified through dental records.
Linder says Hynek ...
Experts seek ways to boost extreme wildfire survival rates
BILLINGS, Montana (AP) — 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 ...
WELLSFORD, Kan. (AP) — Authorities have identified the three people killed when two tractor-trailers collided head-on in southwest Kansas and caught on fire.
The Kansas Highway Patrol says the crash happened early Wednesday when the rig that 55-year-old Gary Heald, of Fergus Falls, ...
Albuquerque apartment fire displaces 4; 1 taken to hospital
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Albuquerque fire department says eight people have been displaced by a fire at a four-unit apartment building.
The department says one person was transported to a hospital for minor smoke inhalation from the fire late Wednesday night at a single-story building ...
Sprinkler extinguishes fire in Vegas hotel’s ice cream shop
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Authorities in Las Vegas say an automatic fire sprinkler immediately extinguished a fire in a display cooler of the ice cream shop of a downtown hotel and casino.
The Fire Department says the incident early Thursday morning was contained to the shop on the second floor of ...
Third body found from Southern California fire
Firefighter, apartment resident hospitalized after blaze
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Authorities say a firefighter and an apartment resident were taken to hospitals after an apartment building blaze in Omaha.
Firetrucks were dispatched around 7:45 p.m. Wednesday. Fire officials say blaze began on the third floor of the 12-unit building. Eleven units were ...