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California fires kill at least 38 as winds fuel 'unwieldy beast'

Sat, 10/14/2017 - 3:57pm
SANTA ROSA, Calif. (Reuters) - Thousands more Californians evacuated their homes on Saturday as fierce wildfires spread due to constantly shifting winds, and officials expected the official death toll of 38 to rise with hundreds of people still missing.

Thousands flee as winds fuel 'unwieldy beast' California fires

Sat, 10/14/2017 - 2:28pm
SANTA ROSA, Calif. (Reuters) - Thousands more Californians evacuated their homes on Saturday as fierce wildfires spread due to constantly shifting winds, and officials expected the official death toll of 35 to rise with hundreds of people still missing.

Thousands more evacuated from 'unwieldy beast' California fires

Sat, 10/14/2017 - 12:03pm
SANTA ROSA, Calif. (Reuters) - Thousands more Californians evacuated their homes on Saturday as fierce wildfires spread due to constantly shifting winds, and officials expected the official death toll of 35 from the week of fires to rise with hundreds of people still missing.

Latino workers flee California wine country fires for shelters, beaches

Sat, 10/14/2017 - 6:21am
PETALUMA, Calif./SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - At the Sonoma-Marin Fairgrounds north of San Francisco, Spanish is the language that dominates many conversations about shelters, work and how to survive the California wine country wildfires, one of the deadliest fire events to strike the Golden State.

Fierce winds stir deadly California wildfires as teams search for victims

Sat, 10/14/2017 - 2:59am
SONOMA, Calif. (Reuters) - Fierce winds were expected to stir wildfires and test firefighters on Saturday in Northern California where the most lethal outbreak of wildfires in state history has killed 35 people and forced more than 90,000 residents from their homes.

Canadian says child killed, U.S. wife raped during Afghan kidnapping

Sat, 10/14/2017 - 12:32am
OTTAWA/TORONTO (Reuters) - A U.S.-Canadian couple freed in Pakistan this week, nearly five years after being abducted in Afghanistan, returned to Canada on Friday where the husband said one of his children had been murdered and his wife had been raped.

California wildfires rage as record death toll climbs to 35

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 10:48pm
SONOMA, Calif. (Reuters) - Fire officials in Northern California reported further headway on Friday against the most lethal outbreak of wildfires in state history, as the death toll rose to 35 and teams with cadaver dogs combed charred ruins for human remains.

Five arrested in Georgia, including two law enforcement officers, over 1983 murder

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 10:23pm
(Reuters) - A decades-old investigation in the U.S. state of Georgia into the murder of a black man in 1983 culminated in the arrest of five white people on Friday, including two law enforcement officers charged with hindering the probe, officials said.

Kidnapped U.S.-Canadian couple returns to Canada

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 9:27pm
TORONTO/OTTAWA (Reuters) - A kidnapped U.S.-Canadian couple freed in Pakistan this week, nearly five years after being abducted in neighboring Afghanistan, has returned to Canada, the Canadian government said on Friday.

Kidnapped U.S.-Canadian couple returns to Canada: Canada government

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 8:48pm
TORONTO (Reuters) - The kidnapped U.S.-Canadian couple freed in Pakistan this week, nearly five years after the couple was abducted in neighboring Afghanistan, has returned to Canada, a statement issued by Canadian government said on Friday.

California wildfires rage with record death toll expected to climb

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 7:52pm
SONOMA, Calif. (Reuters) - Fire officials reported further headway on Friday against devastating blazes in Northern California's wine country but said the death toll of 34, already a record for the state, would likely climb higher with more than 250 people missing.

U.S. states sue to block Trump Obamacare subsidies cut

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 5:45pm
WASHINGTON/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Eighteen U.S. states sued President Donald Trump's administration on Friday to stop him from scrapping a key component of Obamacare, subsidies to insurers that help millions of low-income people pay medical expenses, even as Trump invited Democratic leaders to negotiate a deal.

Race car driver Scott Tucker found guilty in U.S. payday lending case

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 5:37pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. jury on Friday convicted a race car driver who is also a Kansas businessman of crimes stemming from his online payday lending business, which prosecutors said made more $2 billion as it exploited millions of cash-strapped consumers.

Advocates for Americans held in Iran worried by Trump's hard line

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 5:28pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Advocates for Americans imprisoned by Iranian authorities said on Friday they were concerned the Trump administration's hard line on Iran would close off the chance for talks to secure the prisoners' release.

Las Vegas police say no delay in massacre response

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 4:59pm
(Reuters) - Las Vegas police presented a third version on Friday of the timeline of events for the Las Vegas gunman who killed 58 people and himself, saying they responded immediately to the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.

32 dead, hundreds missing as California wildfires rage

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 4:58pm
SONOMA, Calif. (Reuters) - Firefighters made headway on Friday against devastating wildfires in the heart of California's wine country but said the death toll of 32 was expected to rise with hundreds of people still missing.

Authorities capture Ohio man suspected in quadruple murders

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 2:58pm
(Reuters) - An Ohio man has been arrested in connection with the shooting deaths of four people in a rural area of the state this week after an extensive manhunt, the local sheriff said on Friday.

NFL not seeking mandate for players to stand during anthem

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 2:52pm
(Reuters) - The NFL said on Friday it has no plans to mandate players stand for the U.S. national anthem, but will rather present a possible solution on how to end the controversial protests when it meets with team owners next week.

House Speaker Ryan says 'more to come' for Puerto Rico aid

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 2:51pm
(Reuters) - U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan said on Friday that the federal government would provide more funding for Puerto Rico's long-term rebuilding, although he did not say when that funding would be approved.

Las Vegas police say no six-minute gap in massacre response

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 2:26pm
(Reuters) - Las Vegas police said Friday that there was no six-minute gap between when a gunman shot a security guard and opened fire on an outdoor concert two weeks ago, revising their previous timeline for the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history.

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