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Miley Cyrus, Neil Young lose homes in Malibu fire; Gaga visits shelter

Mon, 11/12/2018 - 4:36pm
Singers Miley Cyrus and Neil Young were among hundreds of people who lost their homes in wildfires that destroyed parts of the California seaside town of Malibu, where flames burned for a fourth day on Monday.

Paradise Lost: Grim search underway in incinerated California town

Mon, 11/12/2018 - 4:36pm
Experts in identifying human tissue joined California police and firefighters on Monday in sifting through the charred debris of homes destroyed in the most devastating wildfire in state history, searching for remains of hundreds of missing people.

Global stocks sell off as tech tumbles; dollar hits 16-month high

Mon, 11/12/2018 - 3:47pm
U.S. and European stocks fell sharply on Monday, with tech stocks in both regions getting hammered, while the U.S. dollar surged to its highest point in 16 months against a basket of currencies amid concern about European political risks.

Too close to call: U.S. federal, state elections still in flux

Mon, 11/12/2018 - 3:29pm
Democrats took control of the U.S. House of Representatives in the Nov. 6 elections and Republicans held onto a majority in the U.S. Senate, but a number of races remain undecided nearly a week later.

Screen superheroes lead tributes to Stan Lee

Mon, 11/12/2018 - 2:58pm
Comic book superhero creator Stan Lee, who died on Monday, got a superstar send off from Hollywood, where he was celebrated for creations like Spider-Man, Black Panther and the Hulk that made the careers of actors and directors alike.

Cable group urges antitrust probe of Comcast and Trump tweets support

Mon, 11/12/2018 - 2:49pm
President Donald Trump tweeted his support on Monday for a call by a cable industry group to investigate alleged anti-competitive practices by Comcast Corp, the world's biggest entertainment company.

Palestinians fire rockets, Israel bombs Hamas TV after botched Gaza raid

Mon, 11/12/2018 - 2:29pm
Palestinians in Gaza fired scores of rockets and mortar bombs into southern Israel on Monday and Israel launched retaliatory air strikes, a day after an Israeli incursion prompted deadly fighting in the enclave.

Israel bombs Hamas TV station in Gaza after warning calls, shots

Mon, 11/12/2018 - 1:58pm
Israeli warplanes bombed the studios of Hamas's television station in the Gaza Strip on Monday during a surge in cross-border fighting, Palestinian officials and witnesses said.

Apple shares drop on iPhone suppliers' warnings

Mon, 11/12/2018 - 1:23pm
Apple Inc shares fell to their lowest in more than three months on Monday as three suppliers issued warnings on results that pointed to weakness in iPhone sales.

'We all just trampled', California bar shooting survivor recalls

Mon, 11/12/2018 - 12:30pm
University freshman Cole Knapp was talking with friends inside the Borderline Bar and Grill in the Los Angeles suburb of Thousand Oaks when he saw a man dressed in black reach toward the counter by the door as if he was paying his cover charge.

City of San Francisco threatens court action over Trump's acting Attorney General

Mon, 11/12/2018 - 12:15pm
San Francisco's city attorney on Monday questioned the recent appointment of a new acting attorney general, saying in a letter to the U.S. Department of Justice that his office may take court action if the DOJ does not provide a legal justification for the designation.

French remarks on Khashoggi affair prompt Turkish anger

Mon, 11/12/2018 - 11:59am
Turkey reacted with fury on Monday after French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said President Tayyip Erdogan was playing a political game over sharing intelligence about the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Rohingya flee refugee camps in Bangladesh, as Myanmar prepares for first returnees

Mon, 11/12/2018 - 6:08am
Dozens of Rohingya Muslim families on a list of refugees set to be repatriated to Myanmar later this week have fled from camps in Bangladesh where they were living, a Rohingya leader said on Monday, even as Myanmar prepares to begin receiving them.

UK PM May stares into Brexit abyss as domestic opposition mounts

Mon, 11/12/2018 - 5:31am
By Guy Faulconbridge, Philip Blenkinsop and Gabriela Baczynska

U.S. movie theater chains fear Justice Department review may hit profits

Mon, 11/12/2018 - 5:13am
U.S. movie theater chains fear that a Justice Department review of little-known mid-century rules may result in studios getting free rein to force them to show unpopular movies in exchange for getting blockbuster releases, threatening their profits.

China calls for open world economy but work remains on landmark trade pact

Mon, 11/12/2018 - 4:59am
China will further open its economy in the face of rising protectionism, Premier Li Keqiang said as he arrived in Singapore on Monday for meetings with Asia-Pacific leaders that will focus on speeding up work on a major new trade pact.

Japan's SoftBank steps closer to transformation with mammoth mobile IPO

Mon, 11/12/2018 - 4:58am
SoftBank Group Corp has won approval to conduct a 2.4 trillion yen ($21.04 billion) initial public offering (IPO) of its domestic telecoms business, in a deal that will seal the group's transformation into a top global technology investor.

SoftBank seeks hard cash in Japan telco IPO

Mon, 11/12/2018 - 4:57am
SoftBank Group Corp has won approval to conduct a 2.4 trillion yen ($21.04 billion) initial public offering (IPO) of its Japanese telecoms business, in a deal that will seal the group's transformation into a top global technology investor.

'King dollar' benefits from European risks, growth fears

Mon, 11/12/2018 - 4:47am
The dollar surged to nearly 17-month highs on Monday against a basket of major currencies as investors sought out the liquid and high-yielding currency against a backdrop of global growth worry and rising political risk in Italy and Britain.

North Korea keeps undeclared missile bases up and running: U.S. think tank

Mon, 11/12/2018 - 4:40am
A U.S. think tank said on Monday it had identified at least 13 of an estimated 20 undeclared missile operating bases inside North Korea, underscoring the challenge for American negotiators hoping to persuade Pyongyang to give up its nuclear weapons and long-range missiles.