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106,000 still without power in wildfire-weary California; Maria Fire breaks out in Ventura County
At least 10 wildfires are burning in California, with the newest Maria Fire developing in Ventura County. Here's what to know.        
(Tue, 05 Nov 2019 15:58:14 +0000)

'Unacceptable': 7-year-old girl shot while trick-or-treating, Chicago police say
A 7-year-old girl trick-or-treating in a bumblebee costume was critically injured by stray gunfire in a Chicago shooting on Halloween, police said.       
(Fri, 01 Nov 2019 17:03:18 +0000)

Halloween celebrated around the U.S.
From parades and sporting events to trick-or-treaters, Halloween celebrated around the U.S.        
(Fri, 01 Nov 2019 01:27:54 +0000)

Vegas police shoot, wound airport tarmac intruder
Las Vegas police shot an intruder who fought with officers before dawn Thursday on the tarmac outside a terminal at McCarran International Airport, including an officer who was knocked unconscious, authorities said. (Nov. 22)       
(Fri, 22 Nov 2019 07:30:46 +0000)

Trump pays respects to two killed in Afghanistan
US President Donald Trump paid respects Thursday to a pair of Army officers who were killed in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan. The president and first lady Melania Trump traveled to Delaware to meet with the officers' families. (Nov. 22)       
(Fri, 22 Nov 2019 05:11:00 +0000)

Today in History for November 22nd
On this date in 1963, President John F. Kennedy is assassinated and Texas Gov. John Connally is seriously wounded during a motorcade in Dallas. Suspect Lee Harvey Oswald is arrested. Lyndon B. Johnson becomes America's 36th president. (Nov. 22)       
(Fri, 22 Nov 2019 04:06:09 +0000)

Los Angeles auto show features electric vehicles
New electric vehicles and several new small SUVs are among the new models on display this week at the Los Angeles Auto Show. They include an all-electric Ford SUV that the automaker has branded as a Mustang. (Nov. 21)       
(Fri, 22 Nov 2019 01:35:48 +0000)

Slain Detroit police officer 'loved, loved, loved' his job
Detroit police Officer Rasheen McClain was shot and killed Wednesday night while responding to a 911 call about a break-in at a house.       
(Fri, 22 Nov 2019 00:57:18 +0000)

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(Fri, 04 Jan 2019 17:56:23 +0000)

Santa Clarita gunman used unregistered 'ghost gun' in Saugus High School shooting, sheriff says
An unregistered "ghost gun" was used in the deadly shooting at Saugus High School in Southern California last week, authorities said Thursday.        
(Fri, 22 Nov 2019 01:25:03 +0000)

Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss
President Donald Trump awarded the National Medal of Arts and National Humanities Medal to eight recipients.       
(Fri, 22 Nov 2019 01:14:57 +0000)

'Vile and stupid' tweets from IU professor won't get him fired. 'They'd lose in court'
Eric Rasmusen, a professor at Indiana University, is responding to criticism of his tweets expressing racist, sexist and homophobic views.       
(Thu, 21 Nov 2019 23:09:59 +0000)

House panel, NYC prosecutor urge Supreme Court to grant access to Trump's tax, financial records
A House committee and New York prosecutors urged the Supreme Court to uphold their access to President Trump's tax returns and financial records.        
(Fri, 22 Nov 2019 01:06:27 +0000)

Hospitals know how to protect mothers. They just aren't doing it.
Women giving birth are needlessly dying or suffering life-altering injuries because U.S. hospitals aren't following known safety measures, a USA TODAY investigation found.        
(Thu, 14 Nov 2019 19:13:55 +0000)

The day in pictures
A look at the day's best photographs from around the world.        
(Thu, 21 Nov 2019 12:56:53 +0000)

Buttigieg, Klobuchar meet with Sharpton's NAN
Several of the Democratic hopefuls for president joined Rev. Al Sharpton for a breakfast Thursday, hosted by Sharpton's own National Action Network. (Nov. 21)       
(Thu, 21 Nov 2019 22:51:12 +0000)

Israel's Netanyahu charged in corruption cases
Israel's attorney general has formally charged Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in a series of corruption cases, throwing the country's paralyzed political system into further disarray and threatening the long-time leader's grip on power. (Nov. 21)       
(Thu, 21 Nov 2019 22:46:07 +0000)

Police chief, mayor praise slain Detroit officer
Detroit police Chief James Craig says a gunman who fatally shot one officer and wounded another was trying "to bait" them as they searched a home for him (Nov. 21)       
(Thu, 21 Nov 2019 22:45:56 +0000)

Suit alleges McDonald's puts employees in danger
A group of employees from 13 McDonald's restaurants in Chicago has filed a lawsuit alleging that the company's drive for profits puts workers at "daily risk" of physical attack by dangerous customers. (Nov. 21)       
(Thu, 21 Nov 2019 22:40:50 +0000)

You elected them to write new laws. They're letting corporations do it instead.
An investigation by USA TODAY, The Arizona Republic and the Center for Public Integrity       
(Wed, 19 Jun 2019 22:56:53 +0000)

'Climate emergency' is Oxford Dictionary's word of the year
Oxford chose "climate emergency" as the word of the year from a short list of words that were all related to the environment.        
(Thu, 21 Nov 2019 22:36:39 +0000)

Biden speaks at an event in Atlanta after debate
Presidential candidate Joe Biden speaks on his chances in the race for the presidency, and the ongoing impeachment hearings. (Nov. 21)       
(Thu, 21 Nov 2019 22:35:50 +0000)

Presidential candidates phone, text Georgia voters
A day after the Democratic debate in Atlanta, presidential candidates sent text messages to over 300,000 people Thursday whose voter registrations could be canceled in Georgia. (Nov. 21)       
(Thu, 21 Nov 2019 22:31:08 +0000)

Associated Press top stories for November 20th
Former aide testifies Ukraine was "domestic political errand;" Israeli Prime Minister indicted on corruption charges.        
(Thu, 21 Nov 2019 22:04:22 +0000)

Hill decries partisan division during testimony
Former White House adviser Fiona Hill pushed back on questioning during impeachment hearing saying all of the witnesses had not only a legal obligation to come but a moral one as well. (Nov. 21)       
(Thu, 21 Nov 2019 21:56:22 +0000)

Another Epstein accuser files lawsuit
Teala Davies, who says she was sexually assaulted by Jeffrey Epstein, beginning when she was 17.        
(Thu, 21 Nov 2019 21:37:21 +0000)

Californians catch a break: Impact of latest power shutoff reduced; overdue rain may prevent fires
The latest preventive blackout in California was not as disruptive as expected because of improved weather conditions, and forecast rain would help.        
(Thu, 21 Nov 2019 21:51:52 +0000)

Hurricane season not over yet: Sebastien forecast to become rare November hurricane in Atlantic
Hurricane season isn't quite over. Tropical Storm Sebastien is forecast to strengthen into a hurricane Thursday or Friday.       
(Thu, 21 Nov 2019 21:23:57 +0000)

Fiona Hill says Giuliani remarks, 'incendiary'
A former National Security adviser says the president's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani had been making "incendiary" remarks on television about Ukraine. (Nov. 21)       
(Thu, 21 Nov 2019 20:36:33 +0000)

Hill: Ambassador on 'political errand' for Trump
In riveting testimony, former White House adviser Fiona Hill told lawmakers Ambassador Gordon Sondland carried out a "domestic political errand" for President Trump on Ukraine, operating outside of official diplomatic channels. (Nov. 21)       
(Thu, 21 Nov 2019 20:36:12 +0000)

Hitler's tophat and Nazi memorabilia are up for auction. Critics say it 'glorifies' Nazis
The European Jewish Association condemned the auction on the basis that it would be purchased by people looking to "glorify" Nazism.        
(Thu, 21 Nov 2019 20:17:53 +0000)

145 graves believed to be predominately black cemetery discovered beneath Florida high school
School officials at C. Leon King High School in Hillsborough County, Florida, said they believe they have found Ridgewood Cemetery on their grounds.        
(Thu, 21 Nov 2019 21:01:19 +0000)

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