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  • Number of missing grows to more than 1,000 in California’s Camp Fire

    BUTTE COUNTY, Calif. — More than 1,000 people are unaccounted as California’s deadliest wildfire enters a second week. The death toll rose to 71 in the Camp Fire that started November 8 in Northern California. The list of people who are unaccounted for grew to 1,011 names, but that number may change once authorities follow up with families to confirm if they’ve heard from missing relatives, Butte County Sheriff and Coroner Kory Honea said Friday. In addition to the dozens […]

  • Here’s how to help victims of the California wildfires

    At least 63 people are now dead from a Northern California wildfire, and officials say they have a missing persons list with 631 names on it in an ever-evolving accounting of the victims of the nation’s deadliest wildfire in a century. The high number of missing people probably includes some who fled the blaze and don’t realize they’ve been reported missing, Butte County Sheriff Kory Honea said. He said he’s making the list public so people can see if they […]

  • Sucking your baby’s pacifier might protect them from allergies, study says

    Your baby’s pacifier falls on the floor. Before giving it back to your child, do you wash it in a sink or, perhaps reluctantly, clean it with your own saliva? Don’t feel too guilty if you chose the latter, because a new study suggests that a mother’s spit — and the bacteria in it — may help prevent allergies in young children. The research found lower levels of a troublesome, allergy-causing protein in babies whose mothers reported sucking on their […]

  • Man shouts ‘Heil Hitler! Heil Trump!’ during performance of ‘Fiddler on the Roof’

    A man caused a commotion in a Baltimore theater after yelling “Heil Hitler! Heil Trump!” during a performance of “Fiddler on the Roof.” The outburst comes at a time of a dramatic spike in anti-Semitic incidents in the United States and follows last month’s Pittsburgh synagogue shooting in which a gunman killed 11 worshippers. “Fiddler on the Roof” is an award-winning musical based on the “Tevye” stories by Sholem Aleichem, about a Jewish family facing persecution in Tsarist Russia. The incident happened Wednesday […]

  • Lawsuit: Dartmouth professors plied students with drinks and raped them

    Three former Dartmouth College professors turned the school’s Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences into a “21st Century Animal House,” where female students were subjected to rape and sexual harassment, a federal lawsuit alleges. Tenured professors Todd Heatherton, William Kelley, and Paul Whalen treated women as sex objects, the lawsuit from seven women claims. The men, who no longer are allowed on campus, coerced them into drinking and made the women feel as if their success depended on their willingness […]

  • Court filing cites charges against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange

    A pair of references to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in an unrelated court filing reveals US government efforts to charge him. In a filing unsealed last week, prosecutors for the Eastern District of Virginia included two references to charges against Assange while arguing to keep an unrelated case sealed for a different person charged with coercion and enticement of a minor. “Another procedure short of sealing will not adequately protect the needs of law enforcement at this time because, due […]

  • Kim Porter, former model and Diddy’s ex-girlfriend, dies at age 47

    LOS ANGELES — Model and actress Kim Porter, who shares three children with musician and entrepreneur Sean “Diddy” Combs, died Thursday, a representative of Combs told CNN. Porter was 47. “Sadly, I can confirm the passing of Kim Porter. I ask that you give the families privacy at this time,” Combs’ publicist Cyndi Berger said in a statement. No information about the cause of Porter’s death was released. Porter and Combs were a couple for more than a decade until […]

  • Iowa Powerball winner gives $500K to veterans group

    It’s the gift that keeps on giving. A woman who won nearly $350 million with a Powerball ticket has decided to give back to charitable organizations, including half a million dollars to a veterans group. Lerynne West, 51, of Redfield, Iowa, told Ellen DeGeneres that she used some of the money to found The Callum Foundation, a non-profit organization. It will provide grants to areas including “poverty and hunger, education, animal welfare, and veteran affairs,” according to the foundation website. […]

  • Carrie Underwood reveals her baby’s gender at the CMAs

    It’s going to be another boy for Carrie Underwood! The expectant country singer kicked off her opening musical monologue at the CMAs with a gender reveal. “Remember last time when I accidentally revealed the gender of your baby?” co-host Brad Paisley said. To which Underwood said, “I mean, who could ever forget #Bradblewit?” “Tonight we’re going to reveal something even more exciting,” Paisley said with a grin. “Who the father is … Mike [Fisher] we’re all rooting for you buddy. […]

  • May suffers setback as several UK government members resign over Brexit deal

    UK Prime Minister Theresa May was plunged into a deep political crisis on Thursday as she was hit by a wave of resignations over her Brexit plan. Two Cabinet ministers, two junior ministers and two parliamentary aides had quit by the time May stepped into the House of Commons to present the draft agreement approved by her Cabinet late on Wednesday. As May attempted to sell her deal to fractious lawmakers, it was unclear if she could even hold her […]