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McCain condemns ‘half-baked, spurious nationalism’ in speech

U.S. Sen. John McCain jabbed Monday night at unnamed pushers of isolationist politics, saying at his National Constitution Center Liberty Medal ceremony in Philadelphia that abandoning America’s role as an international leader is “unpatriotic.” Read More

‘A nuclear war may break out any moment,’ North Korea says

Updated on  October 16, 2017 at 4:43 pm
North Korea’s deputy U.N. ambassador warned Monday that the situation on the Korean Peninsula “has reached the touch-and-go point, and a nuclear war may break out any moment.” Read More

Fact-checking fake news on Facebook works — just too slowly

Updated on  October 16, 2017 at 2:15 pm
Facebook’s effort to limit the spread of fake news using outside fact-checkers appears to be having an effect — although that finding comes with a major caveat. Read More

Though off field, 5 college cheerleaders to protest anthem

Updated on  October 16, 2017 at 12:34 pm
Five cheerleaders at a college in Georgia say they’ll kneel in the stadium tunnel when the national anthem is played at Saturday’s homecoming game, moved off field by their university after an earlier protest. Read More

Army Sgt. Bergdahl pleads guilty to desertion, misbehavior

Updated on  October 16, 2017 at 9:24 am
Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, a Taliban captive for five years after abandoning his post in Afghanistan, could be sentenced to prison for life. Read More

Hopes and plans destroyed overnight by deadly wildfires

It was just another Sunday night. Sure, the wind was kicking up, but for hundreds of thousands of people in California’s wine country, their minds were on the week ahead: school and homework, jobs and email, dinner plans and movie nights. Read More

In Harvey Weinstein saga, young lives forever altered

Katherine Kendall was 23 and fresh out of acting school when she met him. A former ballet dancer working hard to launch herself as an actress, she had just landed a good agent and was juggling a schedule packed with auditions. Read More

California turns corner in battling wine country fires

Updated on  October 15, 2017 at 3:31 pm
With the winds dying down, fire officials said today they have apparently “turned a corner” against the wildfires that have devastated California wine country and other parts of the state over the past week, and thousands of people got the all-clear to return home. Read More

Hawaii aims to help heal Las Vegas, survivors of shooting

Updated on  October 15, 2017 at 1:21 pm
A group of former Hawaii residents who now make their homes in Las Vegas on Saturday joined others who still live in the islands to bring the city’s people a special lei. Read More

Family finds dog in wildfire aftermath

Updated on  October 14, 2017 at 6:43 pm
Jack Weaver and his brother-in-law Patrick Widen walked around police barricades, through a creek and up treacherous hilly roads to save Weaver’s mother from the grim task of recovering the body of the family’s beloved dog Izzy. Read More

Wildfires, now up to 100 miles wide, threaten more wineries

The California wildfires raced toward wineries and the historic town of Sonoma today, chasing hundreds more people from their homes and threatening to roll back firefighters’ modest gains against fires that stretched across a 100-mile swath of Northern California. Read More

Porn publisher offers up to $10 million for dirt on Trump

Pornography publisher Larry Flynt is offering “up to $10 million” to anyone who produces information that leads to President Donald Trump’s impeachment and removal from office. Read More

Gusty winds fan California wildfires, force more evacuations

Updated on  October 14, 2017 at 9:37 am
Rising winds fanned the California wildfires again Saturday, forcing hundreds more people to flee from their homes in the state’s fabled wine country and threatening to undo the efforts of crews who have spent days trying to corral the flames behind firebreaks. Read More

Dozens gravely wounded in Vegas face long road to recovery

Updated on  October 14, 2017 at 10:46 am
The bullets are still there. For the dozens of people who remain hospitalized in Las Vegas from the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history, the onslaught isn’t over. Read More