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Fri. 8:44 a.m.: Heroism, harrowing escapes as fire destroys California town

PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — A fast-moving wildfire that ravaged a Northern California town Thursday sent residents racing to escape on roads that turned into tunnels of fire as thick smoke darkened the daytime sky, wiping out what a Cal Fire official said was a couple of thousand ...

Fri. 8:38 a.m.: US immigration officials aim to restrict asylum at border

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration says it will deny asylum to migrants who enter the country illegally, invoking extraordinary presidential national security powers to tighten the border as caravans of Central Americans slowly approach the United States. The regulations will be ...

Fri. 8:32 a.m.: Medicare expands access to in-home support for seniors

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a harbinger of potentially big changes for Medicare, seniors in many states will be able to get additional services such as help with chores, safety devices and respite for caregivers next year through private "Medicare Advantage" insurance plans. The shift reflects a ...

Fri. 8:28 a.m.: Active shooter reported at North Carolina school

UPDATE: A county official says reports of an active shooter at a school in North Carolina turned out to be malfunctioning water heater. HERE'S THE ORIGINAL POST: HAMPSTEAD, N.C. (AP) — Authorities in North Carolina have responded to reports of an active shooter at a high school. Capt. ...

10:20 a.m.: Ginsburg, 85, hospitalized after fracturing 3 ribs in fall

WASHINGTON (AP) — Eighty-five-year-old Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg fractured three ribs in a fall in her office at the court and is in the hospital, the court said today. The court's oldest justice fell Wednesday evening, the court said. She went to George Washington University ...

Thu. 8:53 a.m.: 13 dead, including gunman, in shooting at California bar

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — A hooded gunman wearing all black opened fire at a country dance bar holding a weekly "college night" in Southern California, using a handgun and a smoke device to kill 12 people and sending hundreds fleeing, authorities said this morning. Terrified revelers ...

Thu. 8:48 a.m.: Fed is set to keep rates on hold before a hike later in year

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve appears on track to raise interest rates once more this year but will likely hold off on any action when its latest policy meeting ends today. Still, investors will be parsing the statement the Fed will issue after its meeting for any sign that it might ...

Thu. 8:46 a.m.: Iran oil minister says US waivers not enough

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's oil minister today predicted a painful time ahead for international oil customers as U.S. sanctions take hold, saying waivers that Washington granted to eight major oil-importing countries are not enough for market demands. Iranian state TV quoted the minster, ...

Thu. 8:44 a.m.: Norwegian frigate could sink after being rammed in harbor

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A Norwegian Navy frigate carrying a crew of 137 was rammed by a tanker while in a harbor on the country's west coast today, tearing a large hole in its side, the military said. Eight people on the KNM Helge Instad were slightly injured — two of whom were taken ...

Wed. 3:37 p.m.: Jeff Sessions resigns as attorney general at Trump’s request

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Jeff Sessions resigned today as the country's chief law enforcement officer after enduring more than a year of blistering and personal attacks over his recusal from the Russia investigation. Sessions announced his resignation in a letter to President Donald ...

Wed. 3:51 p.m.: US consumer borrowing up solid $10.9 billion in September

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans increased their borrowing by a solid amount in September. But the gain was less than half the big August surge as borrowing in the category that includes credit cards fell. Consumer borrowing rose by a seasonally adjusted $10.9 billion following a jump of $22.9 ...

Wed. 3:44 p.m.: Pakistani Christian woman transferred to capital

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A Christian woman acquitted by Pakistan's Supreme Court eight years after being sentenced to death for blasphemy was flown today night to a facility in the capital Islamabad from an undisclosed location for security reasons, two senior government officials said. Amid tight ...

Wed. 9:18 a.m.: Trump warns House Dems against starting investigations

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is warning Democrats against using their new majority in the House of Representatives to investigate his administration. He said in a tweet this morning that if they do, the Republican-controlled Senate may investigate Democrats. With the Democrats ...

Wed. 9:12 a.m.: Democrats gain governors’ seats, but GOP holds some states

(AP) Democrats tried Tuesday to fight their way back to power in state capitols across the country by reclaiming governor's seats in several key states, marking significant steps in their nationwide strategy to reverse years of Republican gains in state capitols. Still, their victories in ...

Wed. 8:58 a.m.: Wall Street looking at post-election gain

NEW YORK (AP) — Wall Street is set to open higher today after the U.S. midterm elections lived up to expectations, with the Democrats winning control of the House of Representatives and the Republicans keeping the Senate. The election results portend gridlock in Washington — but the stock ...

Wed. 8:52 a.m.: Grenade-shaped belt buckle halts trains in Madrid, Barcelona

MADRID (AP) — A hand grenade-shaped belt buckle in the suitcase of a train passenger triggered major disruptions today on rail services in Spain's two main cities, prompting station evacuations before police declared the incident a false alarm. An official with Spain's National Police said ...

Tues. 9:40 p.m.: DeWine takes significant lead over Cordray

WARREN - Republican Mike DeWine has taken a significant lead in the race for Ohio governor, leading his closest opponent, Democrat Richard Cordray. DeWine, currently serving as Ohio Attorney General, is carrying 52 percent of the vote. Cordray has about 45 percent of the vote, with just over ...

Tues. 9:35 p.m.: Sherrod Brown claims victory

WARREN - With just less than half of the state's votes tallied, Democratic U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, the incumbent has released a speech declaring victory over challenger Republican Jim Renacci. Brown is leading about 52 percent to 48 percent. "I drive a Jeep made by union workers in Toledo. ...

Tues. 9:20 p.m.: Liberty road levy passing by slim margin

LIBERTY - The 2.5-mill, 12-year replacement levy for Liberty Township roads is passing by a slim margin. Incomplete results have the issue passing by about 50 votes, or 52 percent in favor of the issue to 48 percent against.