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California town in shock and mourning now threatened by wildfire

Fri, 11/09/2018 - 4:39pm
It is a moment many Californians have come to dread: Seeing smoke from one of the state's increasingly devastating wildfires approaching and knowing they may soon be forced to leave their homes, perhaps forever.

California shooting follows election of gun control advocate as governor

Fri, 11/09/2018 - 4:38pm
This week's fatal shooting of 12 people in a California bar by a Marine combat veteran came the day after the election of a new Democratic governor who has pushed for tighter gun control in the state, which already has some of the strictest firearms laws in the country.

Utility stocks plummet as California wildfires spread

Fri, 11/09/2018 - 4:27pm
Shares of California power utilities plummeted on Friday as wildfires in California left thousands of customers without gas and electricity.

Malibu burning: Kardashians, del Toro among celebrities fleeing

Fri, 11/09/2018 - 4:27pm
Kim Kardashian, Alyssa Milano and Melissa Etheridge were among thousands fleeing from their homes in and around Malibu on Friday, as a fast-moving wildfire forced evacuations from the celebrity-packed area.

Democratic lawyer enters Florida recount fight with string of wins

Fri, 11/09/2018 - 4:25pm
Attorney Marc Elias thinks imperiled Florida Democratic U.S. Senator Bill Nelson can win a recount, similar to his prediction a decade ago in another tight Senate contest.

Trump limits asylum from Mexico border, caravans head north

Fri, 11/09/2018 - 4:13pm
President Donald Trump on Friday effectively suspended the granting of asylum to migrants who cross the U.S.-Mexico border illegally, seeking fresh ways to block thousands of Central Americans traveling in caravans from entering the United States.

U.S. rights groups seek to block Trump asylum order

Fri, 11/09/2018 - 3:39pm
Civil rights groups said on Friday they had filed a federal lawsuit challenging the legality of U.S. President Donald Trump's newly announced restrictions that would effectively bar illegal migrants from Mexico from qualifying for asylum.

U.S. judge halts Keystone XL oil pipeline in blow to Trump, Trudeau

Fri, 11/09/2018 - 3:14pm
A U.S. judge in Montana has blocked construction of the Keystone XL pipeline designed to carry heavy crude oil from Canada to the United States, drawing praise on Friday from environmental groups and a rebuke from President Donald Trump.

Republican senator calls for vote on bill to bar Trump from firing special counsel

Fri, 11/09/2018 - 2:45pm
U.S. Republican Senator Susan Collins said on Friday that she wants the Senate to vote on legislation to restrict President Donald Trump's ability to fire the special counsel probing Russia's meddling in the 2016 U.S. election and whether Trump's campaign colluded with Moscow.

White House adviser Navarro to Wall Street: Stay out of U.S.-China trade talks

Fri, 11/09/2018 - 2:11pm
White House adviser Peter Navarro on Friday lashed out at efforts by current and former Wall Street executives to urge the United States and China to end their trade dispute, calling them "unregistered foreign agents" who were trying to pressure President Donald Trump into a deal.

U.N. tells Washington to protect refugees after Trump limits asylum

Fri, 11/09/2018 - 2:08pm
The United States must make sure anyone fleeing violence or persecution can get protection "without obstruction", the U.N. refugee agency UNHCR said on Friday, hours after U.S. President Donald Trump signed an order limiting asylum rights.

Supreme Court justice Ginsburg released from hospital

Fri, 11/09/2018 - 2:00pm
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has been released from the hospital after breaking three ribs in a fall, a court spokeswoman said on Friday.

'Can't eat, can't sleep': Rohingya on Myanmar repatriation list

Fri, 11/09/2018 - 6:09am
For Nurul Amin, a Rohingya Muslim living in a refugee camp in Bangladesh, the days since learning he and his family were among a group of people set to potentially be repatriated to Myanmar have been among the most frightening since they fled their home.

North Korea postponed U.S. talks because 'they weren't ready': Haley

Fri, 11/09/2018 - 6:06am
North Korea postponed talks with the United States on Thursday "because they weren't ready," U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said as she urged Pyongyang to implement a June deal between the two countries.

SEC to review corporate democracy rules risking investor clash

Fri, 11/09/2018 - 6:03am
The U.S. securities regulator is set to review this month rules on corporate democracy, setting it up for a clash with investors who worry the agency will side with companies to diminish voting rights on charged issues like climate change and gun violence.

Myanmar authorities drop 'incitement' charges against journalists

Fri, 11/09/2018 - 5:41am
A Myanmar court dismissed on Friday a case against three senior journalists from the country’s largest private newspaper, after authorities in the city of Yangon agreed to drop the charges.

Exclusive: Mystery company named by murdered Maltese journalist is linked to power station developer

Fri, 11/09/2018 - 5:24am
In February 2017, the Maltese investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia wrote in her blog about a mystery company in Dubai called 17 Black Limited. She alleged it was connected to Maltese politicians, but offered no evidence.

Northern California wildfire leaves town in ruins, thousands flee

Fri, 11/09/2018 - 5:09am
A fast-moving wildfire advanced to the outskirts of the Northern California city of Chico early on Friday, forcing thousands to flee after it left the nearby town of Paradise in ruins.

FBI hopes to learn what drove ex-Marine to kill 12 in California bar

Fri, 11/09/2018 - 5:03am
The FBI is hoping to build a clear profile of a former U.S. Marine combat veteran who killed 12 people in a crowded Los Angeles area bar to discover a motive for the latest shooting massacre in the United States.

Hong Kong bars British editor from visiting city following visa ban

Fri, 11/09/2018 - 4:50am
Hong Kong barred the Asia news editor of the Financial Times from entering the city as a visitor, the newspaper said, after authorities refused to renew his work visa in October, raising questions about the city's commitment to free speech.