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A search and rescue dog searches for human remains at the Camp Fire, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018, in Paradise, Calif. (AP Photo/John Locher)
November 17, 2018 - 2:13 pm
PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — President Donald Trump arrived in Northern California on Saturday to see firsthand the grief and devastation from the deadliest U.S. wildfire in a century amid confusion over how many people remain unaccounted for. Authorities confirmed a new death toll of 71 and say they...
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This photo provided by Montezuma police shows a train derailment on Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018 in Byromville, Ga. CSX Railroad said the cars derailed around 7 a.m. Saturday in Byromville, roughly 55 miles south of Macon. The exact number of cars involved is unclear. CSX says "several" cars derailed. The town's fire chief, Brett Walls, tells WMAZ-TV that between 15 and 30 cars fell from a bridge onto Georgia Highway 90. (Montezuma police via AP)
November 17, 2018 - 1:51 pm
BYROMVILLE, Ga. (AP) — CSX Railroad says an evacuation has been lifted in a small Georgia town where 30 train cars derailed, including some that tumbled from an overpass onto a highway. It happened around 7 a.m. Saturday in Byromville, roughly 55 miles south of Macon. CSX says in a news release...
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November 17, 2018 - 1:16 pm
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Florida is suing the nation's two largest drugstore chains, Walgreens and CVS, alleging they added to the state and national opioid crisis by overselling painkillers and not taking precautions to stop illegal sales. Attorney General Pam Bondi announced late Friday that...
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November 17, 2018 - 1:12 pm
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Prosecutors in Poland are seeking to have bail set for an Oscar-nominated American cinematographer after a court ordered his release from the jail where he was held for allegedly attacking paramedics. A spokeswoman for prosecutors in the city of Bydgoszcz, Agnieszka Adamska-...
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Demonstrators block a motorway exit to protest fuel tax, in Marseille, southern France, Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2018. France is bracing for a nationwide traffic mess as drivers plan to block roads to protest rising fuel taxes, in a new challenge to embattled President Emmanuel Macron. (AP Photo/Claude Paris)
November 17, 2018 - 12:40 pm
PARIS (AP) — One protester was killed and 106 others were injured at roadblocks set up around France on Saturday as citizens angry at rising fuel taxes rose up in a grassroots movement and posed a new challenge to President Emmanuel Macron. Police officers lobbed tear gas canisters at demonstrators...
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Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams makes remarks during a press conference at the Abrams Headquarters in Atlanta, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. Democrat Stacey Abrams says she will file a federal lawsuit to challenge the "gross mismanagement" of Georgia elections. Abrams made the comments in a Friday speech, shortly after she said she can't win the race, effectively ending her challenge to Republican Brian Kemp. (Alyssa Pointer/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)
November 17, 2018 - 11:49 am
ATLANTA (AP) — Republican Brian Kemp praised Democrat Stacey Abrams as a tough opponent and asked Georgia voters to unite behind him as the state's new governor Saturday, even as Abrams blamed Kemp for "gross mismanagement" of an election that she acknowledged she did not win. "I certainly...
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The Queensbridge Houses sit beneath the Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge, upper right, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018, in New York. Like most New York City housing projects, Queensbridge residents complain of poor conditions, lacking heat or hot water, or rats and roaches. The city has come under sharp criticism for the conditions of its public housing. Amazon is proposing to build a new headquarters nearby. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
November 17, 2018 - 11:46 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Residents of the New York City public housing complex near the spot where Amazon plans to put a new headquarters have mixed reactions to the global behemoth coming to the neighborhood. Some of those who live in the Queensbridge Houses in Long Island City doubt they will be able to...
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November 17, 2018 - 10:22 am
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Veteran Alabama law enforcement officer Mark Pettway grew up in a black neighborhood called "Dynamite Hill" because the Ku Klux Klan bombed so many houses there in the 1950s and '60s. Now, after becoming the first black person elected sheriff in Birmingham - on the same day...
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William Marx, points to projected images of the old congressional districts of Pennsylvania on top, and the new re-drawn districts on the bottom, while standing in the classroom where he teaches civics in Pittsburgh on Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. Marx was a plaintiff in the Pennsylvania lawsuit that successfully challenged the Republican-drawn congressional maps. Marx said he believes the new district boundaries resulted in "a more fair congressional representation of the will of the people in Pennsylvania." (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
November 17, 2018 - 10:04 am
The midterm elections have provided a case study on partisan gerrymandering that shows how the drawing of district boundaries can affect who's elected to Congress. Earlier this year, courts in Pennsylvania and North Carolina declared their congressional districts to be unconstitutional partisan...
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Demonstrators on Westminster Bridge in London, Saturday Nov. 17, 2018, for a protest group called 'Extinction Rebellion' to raise awareness of the dangers posed by climate change. Hundreds of protesters turned out in central London and blocked off the capital’s main bridges to demand the government take climate change seriously. (John Stillwell/PA via AP)
November 17, 2018 - 9:22 am
LONDON (AP) — Hundreds of protesters have turned out in central London and blocked off the capital's main bridges to demand the government take climate change seriously. A group called "Extinction Rebellion" encouraged sit-ins on the bridges Saturday as part of a coordinated week of action across...
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