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  • California couple ‘adopted’ 93-year-old veteran after his town burned in wildfire

    CALIFORNIA – Tracy Grant was in a parking lot handing out hamburgers to evacuees from the devastating Camp Fire in Northern California when she encountered Lee Brundige. The 93-year-old World War II veteran had just fled his house in Paradise by driving his own car as the wildfire was approaching. “He called me the burger girl,” Grant says. “It took us about 24 hours to convince him to follow me home.” This was last Thursday in Oroville, about 11 miles south of […]

  • Fox News and other news outlets join CNN fight over press access to White House

    More than a dozen news outlets — from the Associated Press to USA Today, The Washington Post and Politico — are filing friend-of-the-court briefs to support CNN and Jim Acosta’s lawsuit against President Trump and several top aides. The most notable name on the list: Fox News. In fact, Fox went the furthest of any media company on Wednesday, issuing a statement that said: “Secret Service passes for working White House journalists should never be weaponized.” The statement came from […]

  • Scientists behind ocean warming study say errors were made

    Scientists behind a study that found the world’s oceans were warming faster than previously believed have said their work contained errors, which means they cannot reach conclusions with such certainty. The issues “do not invalidate the study’s methodology or the new insights into ocean biogeochemistry on which it is based,” said co-author Ralph Keeling, in a note added to the original news release on the study from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography. But they do mean the scientists must redo their calculations. The study, published […]

  • Netflix snags Cardi B, Chance and T.I. for music competition show

    Netflix is getting into the music competition business with some major star power. The streaming giant has announced that superstar rappers Cardi B, Chance the Rapper, and T.I. will search for the next breakout hip-hop star as part of “Rhythm + Flow,” Netflix’s first music competition show set to debut in 2019. The trio will serve as the main judges for the competition looking for unsigned, undiscovered talent. They will be joining forces with additional artists and industry VIPs who […]

  • Oil nosedives 7%, its biggest plunge in three years

    Crude oil prices are in free-fall as fears of a supply glut mount. US oil prices plummeted 7% to a one-year low of $55.69 a barrel on Tuesday. It was crude’s worst day since September 2015. The losses in the oil world have been staggering as worries deepen about excess supply. Crude is down 12 straight days, the longest losing streak since futures trading began in March 1983. “Bearish sentiment has seized control of the oil markets,” said Clay Seigle, managing director of oil at […]

  • Russia jammed GPS during major NATO military exercise with US troops

    The Russian military jammed GPS signals during a major NATO military exercise in Norway that involved thousands of US and NATO troops, the alliance said Wednesday, citing the Norwegian government. The NATO exercise, Trident Juncture, concluded Sunday and involved some 50,000 personnel. It was labeled the alliance’s largest exercise since the Cold War. Non-NATO members Finland and Sweden also participated in the exercise. A spokesperson for the Norwegian ministry of defense acknowledged the jamming to CNN, which it said took […]

  • 2018 midterms update: What has changed since election night

    The state of play in key races has shifted since election night almost one week ago, offering a different picture of where the balance of power will stand in Washington come January. Democrats have taken the lead in a handful of key House races while the margin in Florida’s senate race has narrowed, forcing a recount. A key US Senate race in Arizona was settled on Monday night — six days after Election Day — when Republican Rep. Martha McSally conceded to […]

  • Former Navy captain pleads guilty to ghostwriting ‘Fat Leonard’ emails

    A former US Navy captain has pleaded guilty to criminal conflict of interest charges after it emerged that he had provided secret public relations services for a defense contractor at the heart of the so-called “Fat Leonard” bribery scandal. Jeff Breslau is one of dozens accused or convicted in the Pacific-wide corruption scandal, the biggest in US Navy history. According to the US Department of Justice, the former officer, who retired with the rank of captain, received $65,000 from Leonard […]

  • Who is Mira Ricardel and why did Melania Trump want her fired?

    Mira Ricardel barely lasted seven months as deputy national security adviser before First Lady Melania Trump issued an unprecedented call for her dismissal and President Donald Trump moved to fire her. In those few months on the job, Ricardel generated a long list of enemies and developed a reputation for shouting at subordinates, plotting against White House officials she disliked and leaking stories about her administration opponents to the press. One source familiar with the situation said Ricardel’s firing is due in […]

  • Tide in a box is coming to Amazon for easier shipping

    Tide laundry detergent will soon be shipped in a shoe box, part of its parent company Procter & Gamble’s push to adapt to online deliveries. P&G rolled out the new “Tide Eco-Box” on Friday. It features a twist-to-open pour for the detergent, a pull-out stand, and a measuring cup. The liquid formula, which contains less water than normal Tide, comes in a sealed bag. The version uses 60% less plastic than shipping an equivalent 150 ounce bottle of Tide since […]

  • Draft Brexit deal reached more than two years since divisive vote

    British and European Union negotiators have agreed on a draft Brexit deal, UK Prime Minister Theresa May‘s office said Tuesday, more than two years after the country voted in a divisive referendum to withdraw from the bloc. May has called an emergency Cabinet meeting for Wednesday to discuss the draft deal, her office announced, after months of tortuous negotiations. Marathon talks this week had stretched late into the night. A Downing Street spokesman said the Cabinet would meet at 2 p.m. Wednesday to […]

  • Horse found ‘shivering uncontrollably’ after surviving Camp Fire in backyard pool

    PARADISE, Calif. – When Jeff Hill returned to his neighborhood in Paradise, California, after evacuating during the Camp fire, he came across a wayward horse — in a backyard swimming pool. The horse appeared to have jumped in to escape the flames, and was caught in the pool cover. He had been checking on a neighbor’s house to see if it was still standing when he discovered the horse, Hill wrote in a Facebook post. “We scrambled to unhook the […]