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California wildfires have claimed 66 lives, with another 631 still missing

(PARADISE, Calif.) -- Search crews found seven more bodies in the burned out rubble of Paradise, California, on Thursday, and officials fear more deaths in the destructive blazes at both ends of the state that have now claimed 66 lives.The deadliest and most destructive of the two wildfires is the…... Read More

GoFundMe campaign to help homeless vet was 'predicated on a lie,' prosecutor says

(BURLINGTON COUNTY, N.J.) -- The "heartwarming tale" of a New Jersey couple helping drug-addicted homeless veteran Johnny Bobbitt was "predicated on a lie," designed to dupe thousands of people into contributing to a GoFundMe campaign, a prosecutor said Thursday.Bobbitt, and the couple, Kate McClure and Mark D'Amico, allegedly conspired to…... Read More

Nor'easter bringing many Northeast residents their first snowfall of the season

(NEW YORK) -- A Nor'easter is churning through the East Coast Thursday, bringing many Northeast cities their first snowfall of the season.The snow and ice have caused over 1,000 flights to be canceled.The winter weather will stay put through the evening, causing a treacherous rush hour commute home.Washington, D.C.The snow,…... Read More

Navy SEALs and Marines charged with murdering Green Beret in horrific hazing incident: Prosecutors

(WASHINGTON) -- Two SEALs from the Navy's elite Seal Team Six and two Marines have been charged with murder and involuntary manslaughter in the death of Army Green Beret Staff Sgt. Logan Melgar in Mali in June 2017. If the case moves to a court-martial, the four members of some…... Read More

'The ultimate sacrifice': Service to be held for officer slain in Thousand Oaks mass shooting

(THOUSAND OAKS, Calif.) -- Family and friends will gather Thursday to mourn the sergeant killed in the line of duty in the Thousand Oaks, California, mass shooting.Sgt. Ron Helus, a 29-year veteran of the Ventura County Sheriff's Department, was among the 12 people shot dead on Nov. 7 at the…... Read More

Michael Avenatti, Stormy Daniels' attorney, arrested for domestic violence: Police

(LOS ANGELES) -- Michael Avenatti, the attorney for adult film star Stormy Daniels, has been arrested for domestic violence, police said.The incident took place Tuesday and Avenatti was arrested Wednesday, police said.Avenatti was booked at 3:44 p.m. local time Wednesday on a charge of domestic violence with injuries, according to…... Read More

FBI investigating after US woman dies on cruise ship en route to Aruba

(NEW YORK) -- Authorities are investigating the death of an American woman on board a Princess Cruises ship on Tuesday.The 52-year-old woman, described only as a "female guest" on the Royal Princess from the U.S., died under unclear circumstances. The ship was on a seven-day cruise from Fort Lauderdale, Florida,…... Read More

Texas university launches discrimination probe after police called on black student

(SAN ANTONIO) -- Education officials in Texas launched an investigation into the possible discrimination of an African-American student after a white lecturer was recorded on a cellphone video having police remove her from a classroom -- allegedly, according to witnesses, for having her feet on the seat in front of…... Read More

Dramatic exchange of gunfire between sheriff’s deputy, suspect caught on video

(TONTITOWN, Ark.) -- An intense shootout between a sheriff’s deputy and a suspect in Arkansas was caught on video. Corporal Brett Thompson attempted to stop the driver of a green Saturn for a traffic violation on Nov. 11 near Tontitown, Arkansas, but the driver refused to pull over, according to…... Read More

'It's going to get worse': Officials fear many more deaths from California wildfires that have already claimed 59 lives

(LOS ANGELES) -- As search crews found another body Wednesday in a house burned by a massive Southern California wildfire, officials fear many more deaths in the destructive blazes at both ends of the state that have now claimed 59 lives.A victim who apparently perished in the Woolsey Fire was…... Read More

Mattis defends military's border support mission while visiting troops in Texas

(WASHINGTON) -- Defense Secretary James Mattis defended the deployment of thousands of active duty troops to the border with Mexico Wednesday, calling it "a moral and ethical mission to support our border patrolmen."While visiting with some of the soldiers deployed to the southern U.S. border, Mattis said "border security is…... Read More