The race to count Florida’s votes got even messier on Sunday as Gov. Rick Scott’s campaign filed a handful of lawsuits seeking to give law enforcement custody of election equipment and prevent certain ballots from being included in official results. A recount began Saturday in the U.S. Senate race between Scott, a Republican, and Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson. Scott narrowly leads Nelson by about 0.15 percentage points, well within the state’s 0.25 percent threshold for a manual recount.
A quick-thinking man says he survived the raging wildfire tearing through Southern California by hiding in a creek with his dog. Matt Armbruster told CBS News that he first ignored official orders to evacuate his Agoura Hills home, which was located dangerously close to the rapidly spreading Woolsey Fire. Armbruster told the outlet that he stayed in the water for almost two hours as the fire burned around him, admitting he thought he would die there.
President Trump warned Democrats that it would be a “warlike posture” if they used their newfound House power to investigate him. The House of Representatives makes and passes federal laws, but can also serve as a check on the president. The House can begin impeachment proceedings with a majority vote.
A black security guard was shot dead by a police officer as he held down a suspect in a shooting at the bar where he worked. Jemel Roberson, 26, was working early Sunday at Manny’s Blue Room ― a bar in the predominantly black Chicago suburb of Robbins, Illinois ― when a patron who was part of a drunken group that had been kicked out returned with a gun at 4 a.m. and opened fire, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. Roberson, who was armed at the time, grabbed one of the men, held him down and waited for police, according to witnesses.
A photo of Wisconsin high school students appearing to give a Nazi salute went viral over the weekend, prompting the school district and local police to investigate. The photo appears to show dozens of male students from Baraboo High School, about 40 miles northwest of Madison, performing the Sieg Heil, a gesture used as a greeting in Nazi Germany. “This post has since been deleted, but i just want [Baraboo School District] to be aware of the disturbing actions that are represented in this photograph,” Sidey tweeted Sunday.
Starting Monday, November 12 through the 18, eBay will be matching - and beating - competitors' Black Friday Circular Deals, including Target, Walmart, Macy’s and Kohls. With many retailers releasing Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals earlier than usual, this deal is a major move to elevate the brand over its competition. “Pouring over Black Friday ads has become a pre-Thanksgiving pastime for many US shoppers.
At least 42 people are dead and 228 people still missing in the Camp fire, which left the town of Paradise and surrounding areas in ashes, Butte County Sheriff Kory Honea told reporters on Monday night. The fire, Honea said, is the deadliest single fire on wildlands in California’s history. California has been struggling to contain wildfires raging on both ends of the state.
The comments shed further light on the areas under scrutiny as investigators prepare to publish their preliminary report on Nov. 28 or 29, one month after the Lion Air Boeing 737 MAX dived into the Java Sea, killing all 189 on board. Now the investigation's focus appears to be expanding to the clarity of U.S.-approved procedures to help pilots prevent the 737 MAX over-reacting to such a data loss, and methods for training them. Dennis Tajer, a 737 captain and spokesman for Allied Pilots Association (APA), which represents American Airlines Group Inc pilots, said his union was informed after the crash about a new system Boeing had installed on 737 MAX jets that could command the plane's nose down in certain situations to prevent a stall.
A second high school coach of the gunman who killed 12 people at a Southern California bar recalled him on Sunday as volatile and intimidating, and said that repeated complaints to school administrators about his behavior failed to prompt any discipline. Evie Cluke coached Ian David Long on Newbury Park High School's track team in 2007 and 2008. Another time, he used his hand to mimic shooting her, Colell said, adding that she feared for herself whenever she was around him.
Affluent California neighborhood Calabasas evacuated as firefighters work to contain wildfire blaze.
Search teams were set to sift through the charred wreckage of Paradise, California, on Tuesday in the search of human remains as authorities investigated the cause of state’s deadliest ever wildfire. The “Camp Fire” blaze, still raging in northern California, has killed at least 42 people and left 228 others listed as missing.
The consensus on election night seemed clear: although Democrats regained the House of Representatives for the first time in eight years, no blue wave had materialised. The Democrats have now picked up at least 32 seats in the House and are on course for four more, in addition to flipping seven governorships and eight state legislative chambers. On Monday night, Democrat Kyrsten Sinema won Arizona’s Senate race, beating Martha McSally in a landmark victory to take the seat held by retiring Republican senator Jeff Flake.
At least 44 people have died from the raging wildfires consuming parts of California, making them the deadliest fire disaster in the state’s history. State officials say a prolonged drought created a “recipe for destruction,” especially for the town of Paradise, north of Sacramento. Fires have already burned over 110,000 acres and destroyed thousands of homes, including those owned by celebrities like Miley Cyrus and Gerard Butler.
Trump reportedly believes, without evidence, that the Puerto Rican government has been mishandling the relief funding and using it to pay off debt, according to the outlet’s Jonathan Swan. There is no evidence that the territory has been using any of its relief funds to pay off debt obligations, and the island’s leadership has actually argued against doing so, according to The Washington Post.
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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Monday that members of his country’s intelligence community had listened to Turkish audio recordings of the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Trudeau’s comments, made in Paris during a peace forum to honor the anniversary of World War I, were the first acknowledgment by the leader of a Western country of receiving the intelligence from Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan. “Canada has been fully briefed up on what Turkey had to share,” Trudeau said.
New progressive members of Congress posted photos on social media on Monday celebrating the diversity of the freshman class headed to Washington, D.C.Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez shared a photo of herself with fellow Democratic representative-elects Ilhan
A 94-year-old former SS concentration guard on trial on hundreds of counts of accessory to murder painted himself Tuesday as an unwilling participant in the Nazi machinery of death. Johann Rehbogen is accused of working as a guard at the Stutthof concentration camp east of Danzig, which is today the Polish city of Gdansk, from June 1942 to about early September 1944.
Israeli forces killed seven Palestinians in the Gaza Strip on Sunday in an undercover raid targeting a Hamas commander and air strikes that provided cover for the troops to escape back into Israel by car, Hamas said. Hamas said the incident began when assailants in a passing car opened fire on a group of its armed men, killing one of its commanders. Hamas gunmen gave chase as the car sped back towards the border with Israel, Hamas said in a statement.
Ancient Egyptians seem to have been "cat people," or at least cat mummy people. Researchers have dug up several mummified cats alongside about 100 wooden cat statues in a tomb complex near a pyramid built for the pharaoh Userkaf, who reigned from 2291 B.C. to 2289 B.C., the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities announced Nov. 10. The burials are located near the site of Saqqara in Egypt.
Even as online platforms tightened rules for political ads, digital spending set new records in the 2018 US midterm elections and appears poised for further growth in 2020. Digital media campaign spending rose 2,400 percent from the 2014 midterms to $1.8 billion, roughly 20 percent of the total $8.9 billion in ad spending, according to preliminary estimates from the research firm Borrell Associates. Online spending, much of it on social networks like Facebook, has been a significant factor in campaigns for a decade, but tighter rules imposed by digital giants in the wake of the 2016 election could have curbed some of that growth.
Firefighters struggled on Tuesday to contain the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in California history as a further 8,000 acres burned and search teams resumed sifting through charred wreckage in a hunt for human remains. The "Camp Fire," raging about 175 miles (280 km) north of San Francisco, has expanded to 125,000 acres (50,500 hectares), more than four times the area of the city, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire) said. The death toll remained at 42 people, the most on record from a California wildfire, and 228 individuals were listed as missing.
President Donald Trump left Twitter users indignant early Tuesday with a tweet taunting French President Emmanuel Macron about France’s role in World War I and World War II. Trump doubled down on his weekend criticism of Macron’s call for a European army
Between cramming for exams, tailgating at football games, studying late into the night, and switching majors again (and again), college kids have a lot of different lives to juggle. This holiday season, consider surprising your college kid with a something they can use at school and beyond, and that might make their next study session a bit easier. Whether it’s food storage containers so they can stock up on mom’s leftovers at home, a fun recurring subscription for late-night snacks, or a way for them to stream their favorite study jams, there are plenty of gifts you can give the college student in your life that’ll get them one step closer to graduation. With that in mind, we’ve rounded up some everyday essentials every college student not only wants, but needs this holiday season.
New York City hosted its annual Veterans Day Parade, the largest celebration of service in the nation, on Nov. 11. “America’s Parade” featured more than 20,000 participants, with 300 marching bands, floats, veterans’ groups and military units. Medal of Honor recipient Florent Groberg (U.S. Army, Afghanistan) was this year’s grand marshal.