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November 16, 2018 - 2:08 am
As the Florida machine recount ends and lawsuits fly, former Florida Secretary of State Katherine Harris says you 'can't change the law midstream.' Watch the latest video at
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November 16, 2018 - 1:40 am
More than 9,000 single family homes were destroyed in California's deadliest wildfire; Claudia Cowan reports from the ruins of Paradise. Watch the latest video at
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Photo: Sen. Jerry Moran
November 15, 2018 - 9:33 pm
U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.), a member of the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs on Thursday released the following statement after the Senate confirmed Kansan Michelle ‘Miki’ Bowman on a bipartisan 64-34 vote to serve on the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve...
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A sheriff's deputy recovers the remains of a Camp Fire victim from an overturned car in Paradise, Calif., on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)
November 15, 2018 - 8:41 pm
MAGALIA, Calif. (AP) — Ten years ago, as two wildfires advanced on Paradise, residents jumped into their vehicles to flee and got stuck in gridlock. That led authorities to devise a staggered evacuation plan — one that they used when fire came again last week. But Paradise's carefully laid plans...
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November 15, 2018 - 8:36 pm
The Senate has confirmed Michelle Bowman, a Kansas banking regulator, as a member of the Federal Reserve board. Bowman was approved on a 64-34 vote to fill the spot on the seven-member board reserved for someone with community banking experience. With her confirmation, President Donald Trump has...
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Tashi Nacario and Samantha Salas don masks to deal with the smoke from the Camp Fire that shrouds the state Capitol Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018, in Sacramento, Calif. Smoke from the blaze that burned through the Butte County city of Paradise is creating a health hazard that experts say could lead to an increase in serious health problems, especially for children and the elderly. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
November 15, 2018 - 8:13 pm
Smoke masks. Eye drops. No outdoor exercise. This is how Californians are trying to cope with wildfires choking the state, but experts say an increase in serious health problems may be almost inevitable for vulnerable residents as the disasters become more commonplace. Research suggests children,...
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November 15, 2018 - 7:37 pm
For the first time this year, a monthly survey of bankers in parts of 10 Plains and Western states indicates the regional rural economy is shrinking. The overall index of the Rural Mainstreet survey for November sank to 49.9, the first time it's dipped below 50 since January and down from October's...
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Shown is one of the cells that prisoners mounted a famous 1962 escape from, on Alcatraz Island Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018, in San Francisco. The FBI has created replicas of decoy heads used by prisoners to mount their infamous escape from Alcatraz. Authorities on Thursday unveiled 3D printed replicas of the decoys that inmates had constructed with soap, plaster and human hair to distract guards from their plan. Authorities say inmates Frank Morris and John and Clarence Anglin placed the decoys in their beds before climbing through the wall to escape the island prison in San Francisco Bay. The men were never found. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
November 15, 2018 - 7:04 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Half a century after a notorious prison escape from Alcatraz Island, the FBI has created replicas of decoy heads that inmates used to distract guards from a plan that still captivates researchers and tourists. Authorities on Thursday unveiled 3D-printed copies of the decoys...
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Suzanne Kaksonen, an evacuee of the Camp Fire, and her cockatoo Buddy camp at a makeshift shelter outside a Walmart store in Chico, Calif., on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018. Kaksonen lost her Paradise home in the blaze. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)
November 15, 2018 - 6:39 pm
CHICO, Calif. (AP) — Fire refugee Anna Goodnight sat on an overturned shopping cart Thursday morning in a Walmart parking lot as she ate scrambled eggs and tater tots while her husband drank a Budweiser. The couple was trying to put a good face on a weeklong ordeal that left them uncertain of the...
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FILE- In this Jun 7, 2013, file photo, the Facebook "like" symbol is illuminated on a sign outside the company's headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif. Facebook says it is making progress on deleting hate speech, graphic violence and other violations of its rules, including detecting them before they are seen by users. The company released its second report Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018, detailing how it enforces community standards banning hate, nudity and other content. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
November 15, 2018 - 6:36 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook said it's making progress on detecting hate speech, graphic violence and other violations of its rules, even before users see and report them. Facebook said that during the April-to-September period, it doubled the amount of hate speech it detected proactively, compared...
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