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Homeland Security secretary expected to leave

President Donald Trump has soured on Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen and she is expected to leave her job, perhaps as soon as this week, according to two people with …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 13, 2018, 2:19 p.m.

More U.S. kids get paralyzing illness, cause is still unknown

More children have been diagnosed with a mysterious paralyzing illness in recent weeks, and U.S. health officials said Tuesday that they still aren’t sure what’s causing it.


Court challenge to be filed over appointment of acting AG

Maryland is challenging the appointment of Matthew Whitaker as the new U.S. acting attorney general, arguing that President Donald Trump sidestepped the Constitution and the Justice Department’s own succession plan …


CNN sues White House to regain access for reporter Jim Acosta

CNN sued the Trump administration on behalf of reporter Jim Acosta on Tuesday, asking a court to restore Acosta’s White House press pass after President Donald Trump suspended it last …


Holding out slim hope as crews search for more fire dead

PARADISE, Calif. – More than a dozen coroner search and recovery teams looked for human remains from a Northern California wildfire that killed at least 42 – making it the …


Roger Stone associate expects to be charged in Mueller probe

Conservative conspiracy theorist Jerome Corsi, an associate of longtime Trump confidant Roger Stone, said Monday that he expects to face charges in the Russia investigation.


Zinke ‘100 percent confident’ he’ll be cleared in probes

BILLINGS, Mont. – U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke declared Monday he’s “100 percent confident” no wrongdoing will be found in pending ethics investigations that have stirred speculation he could get …


Democrat Kyrsten Sinema wins Arizona U.S. Senate seat

Democrat Kyrsten Sinema won Arizona’s open U.S. Senate seat Monday in a race that was among the most closely watched in the nation, beating Republican Rep. Martha McSally in the …


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 12, 2018, 9:15 p.m.

Stan Lee, creator of superheroes, dies at 95

Stan Lee’s name became synonymous with the company that would become Marvel Comics, which he joined as a teenage assistant and stayed with for much of his adult life.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 13, 2018, 12:10 a.m.

Holding out slim hope as crews search for more fire dead in Northern California

The blaze was part of an outbreak of wildfires on both ends of the state. Together, they were blamed for 44 deaths.


Devastation as deadly California blaze tallies grim stats

PARADISE, Calif. – As wildfires continued to rage on both ends of California, officials released another grim statistic: six more dead in a swath of Northern California wiped out by …


Harrowing escapes, heartbreaking loss in Northern California

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 …


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 10, 2018, 7:57 p.m.

New York City’s Rockefeller Center Christmas tree goes up

The Rockefeller Center Christmas tree is in place and will soon be strung with 50,000 lights as one of New York City’s star holiday attractions, a gift from a same-sex …


Sex abuse crisis tops agenda as U.S. Catholic bishops convene

As U.S. Catholic bishops gather for their national assembly next week, the clergy sex abuse crisis dominates their agenda amid calls from critics that church leaders finally bring about meaningful …


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 10, 2018, 3:09 p.m.

Recounts ordered in Florida Senate, governor races

The Florida secretary of state ordered recounts in the U.S. Senate and governor races on Saturday, an unprecedented review of two major contests in the state that took five weeks …


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 10, 2018, 10:37 p.m.

2 killed in Southern California fire that’s doubled in size

A wildfire that tore through Malibu mansions and working-class suburban homes in Southern California’s hills and canyons has killed two people and had more than doubled in size by Saturday.


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 10, 2018, 5:38 p.m.

Lime launches global recall of one of its scooter models over fears they can break apart

The fast-growing electronic scooter company Lime has decided to immediately remove one of the company’s brands from every city across the globe after determining the scooters could break apart while …


‘Magic’ campaign lands 17 black women on Houston courts

The Houston area’s courts are going to be a lot more diverse thanks to a group of 17 African-American women and their “magic.”


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 10, 2018, 4:15 p.m.

Afghan pilot writes touching letter to wife of slain mayor from Utah

When Maj. Brent Taylor, a reservist in the Army National Guard and the mayor of North Ogden, Utah, was killed here Nov. 3 in an insider attack, his friend and …


Trove of war posters discovered at New Hampshire library

One poster in a recently discovered trove vilifies the Nazis with a sword through a Bible and the words “This Is the Enemy.” Some encouraged self-sacrifice by promoting recycling, planting …


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 10, 2018, 10:36 p.m.

Death toll in Northern California wildfire rises to 23

The air thick with smoke from a ferocious wildfire that was still burning homes Saturday, residents who stayed behind to try to save their property or who managed to get …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 9, 2018, 10:38 p.m.

Federal judge blocks Keystone Pipeline XL in major blow to Trump administration, citing disregard of climate issues

A federal judge’s ruling this week blocking the controversial Keystone XL pipeline constitutes a rebuke of President Donald Trump, who signed an executive order days into his presidency restarting the …


Pipe bombs indictment carries potential life prison penalty

The Florida man accused of sending pipe bombs to prominent critics of President Donald Trump was indicted Friday on charges carrying a potential mandatory penalty of life in prison.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 9, 2018, 2:05 p.m.

Settlement reached in tight Arizona Senate vote count

Arizona Republicans and Democrats agreed Friday to give rural voters an extra chance to fix problems with their ballots in the count of the state’s tight Senate race.


Michelle Obama had miscarriage, used IVF to conceive girls

Michelle Obama says she felt alone after a miscarriage 20 years ago and she and Barack Obama underwent fertility treatments to conceive their two daughters, according to her upcoming memoir.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 9, 2018, 9:48 p.m.

Trump blames mental illness in California bar massacre

The gunman who killed 12 people at a country music bar in Southern California went on social media during the attack and posted about his mental state and whether people …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 9, 2018, 10:43 p.m.

At least 9 dead as fire incinerates N. California town

A fierce wildfire in Northern California incinerated most of a town of about 30,000 people with flames that moved so fast there was nothing firefighters could do, authorities said Friday. …


Colorado man pleads guilty to trespassing at Old Faithful

A 27-year-old Colorado man who walked dangerously close to Old Faithful geyser in September is banned from Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks for five years.


Trump says he’s not firing Interior Secretary Zinke, for now

President Donald Trump says he’s not firing Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, for now.


‘A surreal shock’: Las Vegas shooting survivors live through California massacre

When the first shots were fired at Borderline Bar & Grill, David Anderson immediately knew he was in the middle of a mass shooting. He had lived through one last …