California searches for 1,000 missing in its deadliest fire

Recovery teams with cadaver dogs pressed on with their search for more victims in a flame-ravaged northern California town on Friday as authorities sought clues to the fate of more than 1,000 people reported missing in the deadliest wildfire in state history.

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Abrams admits defeat in hard-fought Georgia governor race

Georgia Democrat Stacey Abrams admitted defeat in her effort to become the first black female U.S. governor on Friday, but said she planned to sue the state over voting problems and "gross mismanagement" of the election.

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U.S. prosecutors talking with accused Russian agent to resolve case

U.S. prosecutors and lawyers for accused Russian agent Maria Butina are engaging in negotiations, both sides said in a court filing on Friday, raising the possibility the case could be resolved with a plea deal.

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U.S. judge orders White House to restore press pass to CNN's Acosta

A U.S. judge on Friday ordered the White House to temporarily restore CNN correspondent Jim Acosta's press pass, which was revoked after a contentious news conference last week with President Donald Trump.

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'I brace myself': anxious search for the missing in California fire

Rose Farrell was an independent-minded 99-year-old determined to live by herself in Paradise, California. A caregiver checked on her daily and she relied on a walker, but still had her car in her driveway.

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Tally of missing in California's deadliest blaze surpasses 600

A search for victims of a catastrophic blaze that reduced a northern California town to ashes intensified on Thursday, as authorities expanded to 630 the number of those reported missing in the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in state history.

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PG&E shares surge 40 percent on report regulator wants to avoid bankruptcy from wildfire

PG&E Corp shares soared 40 percent in after-hours trade on Thursday following a report that a regulatory official told investors the agency does not want the utility to go into bankruptcy should it be found responsible for this month's deadly wildfire in northern California.

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Judge eases Reagan shooter Hinckley's release conditions

A federal judge on Friday eased travel and other restrictions on the activities of John Hinckley, who shot former U.S. President Ronald Reagan in a 1981 assassination attempt.

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Grim fiscal forecast awaits Illinois' new governor

Illinois' new governor faces a budget deficit that could triple in size, as well as a backlog of unpaid bills that could surpass the state's record high, according to a new five-year fiscal forecast from outgoing Governor Bruce Rauner.

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Eleventh child dies from viral outbreak at New Jersey facility

An 11th child has died in less than four weeks at a New Jersey rehabilitation center, one of 34 young patients with compromised immune systems to have been infected by a viral outbreak, state health officials said on Friday.

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California state senator says 'too soon' to speculate about utility legislation

California state Senator Bill Dodd said on Friday it was "too soon" to speculate about future legislation affecting utility PG&E's ability to recover costs related to potential liabilities from wildfires.

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Louisiana can enforce ban on strippers under 21: U.S. appeals court

A federal appeals court said Louisiana can enforce a law banning nude dancing in strip clubs by people under age 21, overturning an injunction against the ban and reversing its own ruling that the law might be unconstitutional.

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Top Kentucky court upholds state's 'right-to-work' law

The Kentucky Supreme Court has upheld the state's so-called “right-to-work” law, which makes it illegal to require workers to join unions and bars the collection of fees from private-sector workers who choose not to become union members.

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Still counting: Uncalled U.S. federal and state elections

Democrats took control of the U.S. House of Representatives in the Nov. 6 elections and Republicans held onto a majority in the U.S. Senate, but 11 federal and two state gubernatorial races remain undecided more than a week later.

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Trump threatens to return to court if journalists do not follow rules

U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday threatened to return to court if journalists do not follow White House rules, after a judge ordered the White House to restore a CNN reporter's access.

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White House will temporarily reinstate CNN reporter's access

The White House said on Friday it will temporarily reinstate access for CNN correspondent Jim Acosta, after a U.S. judge restored Acosta's press credentials for the time being, saying they had been revoked without due process.

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Kentucky supermarket murder suspect charged with federal hate crimes

A white man from Kentucky suspected of killing a black man and woman in a racially motivated shooting attack at a supermarket last month has been charged with federal hate crimes and firearm charges, according to federal officials.

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Hand recount ordered in Florida's divisive U.S. Senate race

Florida election officials on Thursday ordered a hand recount of ballots in the closely fought U.S. Senate race between Democratic incumbent Bill Nelson and his Republican challenger, Governor Rick Scott, after a machine recount showed them divided by a razor-thin margin.

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Forced out, Bolton aide Ricardel expresses admiration for Trump, Melania

Forced out of the White House in a feud with first lady Melania Trump, Mira Ricardel on Friday expressed admiration for U.S. President Donald Trump and his wife as a tumultuous week ended for the former deputy national security adviser.

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Labor unions file pension lawsuit against Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico violated a law meant to safeguard the pensions of its public-sector workers who have been unable to invest the more than $300 million they contributed to a new retirement plan, according to a lawsuit filed against the U.S. commonwealth's government and others by two labor unions on Thursday.

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  1. Abrams admits defeat in hard-fought Georgia governor race

    Georgia Democrat Stacey Abrams admitted defeat in her effort to become the first black female U.S. governor on Friday, but said she planned to sue the state over voting problems and "gross mismanagement" of the election.
  2. Trump says he 'easily' answered Russia probe questions

    President Donald Trump on Friday said he had "very easily" completed his written answers for Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russia's role in the 2016 U.S. election, but had not yet submitted them to Mueller's office.
  3. U.S. House Republican to subpoena ex-FBI head Comey, ex-AG Lynch

    The outgoing chairman of the U.S. House Judiciary Committee is planning to issue subpoenas compelling former FBI Director James Comey and former U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch to be deposed about their decision-making ahead of the 2016 U.S. presidential election, a House Democratic aide told Reuters on Friday.
  4. U.S. judge orders White House to restore press pass to CNN's Acosta

    A U.S. judge on Friday ordered the White House to temporarily restore CNN correspondent Jim Acosta's press pass, which was revoked after a contentious news conference last week with President Donald Trump.
  5. Ohio Democrat hints may take on Pelosi for powerful U.S. House speaker job

    Out of a small pool of party dissidents trying to stop fellow Democrat Nancy Pelosi from becoming speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives in January, only one has been bold enough to hint strongly that she might toss her own hat into the ring.
  6. Democratic candidate admits defeat in hard-fought Georgia governor's race

    Georgia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams said on Friday that her Republican opponent Brian Kemp would be officially declared the victor in the race, but she said her announcement was not a concession because that would acknowledge "an action as right."
  7. Trump's attorney general appointment challenged at Supreme Court

    The fight over President Donald Trump's appointment of Matthew Whitaker as acting attorney general has reached the U.S. Supreme Court, with lawyers in a pending gun rights case asking the justices on Friday to decide if the action was lawful.
  8. Supreme Court to hear census citizenship question dispute

    The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday said it would hear oral arguments in February concerning a challenge by a group of states to the contentious decision by President Donald Trump's administration to ask people taking part in the 2020 national census whether they are citizens.
  9. Ex-Trump campaign aide Papadopoulos asks to put off prison pending Mueller appeal

    George Papadopoulos, a former aide to Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign who pleaded guilty to lying to federal agents probing ties between the campaign and Russia, filed a motion on Friday seeking to postpone his sentence pending a separate case he hoped would lead to his conviction being overturned.
  10. House ethics panel censures two lawmakers in misconduct probes

    The U.S. House of Representatives' Ethics Committee on Friday censured one lawmaker for sexually harassing women and another for mishandling accusations of sexual misconduct against his chief of staff.
  11. Senate Judiciary chair Grassley's move leaves key opening

    Senator Chuck Grassley said on Friday he will relinquish his job as U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman next year, creating a coveted vacancy atop a panel that reviews judicial nominations and was among those examining Russia's role in U.S. elections.
  12. Trump says will make acting EPA head Wheeler permanent

    U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday he would nominate the acting head of the Environmental Protection Agency, Andrew Wheeler, to take on the position permanently.
  13. Top Kentucky court upholds state's 'right-to-work' law

    The Kentucky Supreme Court has upheld the state's so-called “right-to-work” law, which makes it illegal to require workers to join unions and bars the collection of fees from private-sector workers who choose not to become union members.
  14. Russians impersonating U.S. State Department aide in hacking campaign: researchers

    Hackers linked to the Russian government are impersonating U.S. State Department employees in an operation aimed at infecting computers of U.S. government agencies, think tanks and businesses, two cybersecurity firms told Reuters.
  15. Still counting: Uncalled U.S. federal and state elections

    Democrats took control of the U.S. House of Representatives in the Nov. 6 elections and Republicans held onto a majority in the U.S. Senate, but 11 federal and two state gubernatorial races remain undecided more than a week later.
  16. U.S. Senate bill vows to get tough on robocalls, up penalties

    Two U.S. senators on Friday unveiled bipartisan legislation to toughen penalties on robocalls, make it easier for regulators to crack down on unwanted calls and compel mobile phone providers to adopt call authentication technologies.
  17. Trump threatens to return to court if journalists do not follow rules

    U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday threatened to return to court if journalists do not follow White House rules, after a judge ordered the White House to restore a CNN reporter's access.
  18. White House will temporarily reinstate CNN reporter's access

    The White House said on Friday it will temporarily reinstate access for CNN correspondent Jim Acosta, after a U.S. judge restored Acosta's press credentials for the time being, saying they had been revoked without due process.
  19. Hand recount ordered in Florida's divisive U.S. Senate race

    Florida election officials on Thursday ordered a hand recount of ballots in the closely fought U.S. Senate race between Democratic incumbent Bill Nelson and his Republican challenger, Governor Rick Scott, after a machine recount showed them divided by a razor-thin margin.
  20. Forced out, Bolton aide Ricardel expresses admiration for Trump, Melania

    Forced out of the White House in a feud with first lady Melania Trump, Mira Ricardel on Friday expressed admiration for U.S. President Donald Trump and his wife as a tumultuous week ended for the former deputy national security adviser.