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US court filing hints at charges for WikiLeaks founder

Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 16th - 12:10am

The Justice Department inadvertently named Julian Assange in a court filing in an unrelated case, suggesting prosecutors have prepared charges against the WikiLeaks founder under seal.

Trump to award Presidential Medal of Freedom to donor's wife

Darlene Superville, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 15th - 11:14pm

Miriam Adelson is a doctor, philanthropist and humanitarian, but is perhaps best known as the wife of Sheldon Adelson, a Las Vegas casino magnate considered one of the nation's most powerful Republican donors. She gets to add a new title Friday when President Donald Trump honors her with the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

California GOP ponders way forward after stunning losses

Michael R. Blood, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 15th - 10:54pm

In a speech to fellow Republicans in May, U.S. Rep. Mimi Walters issued an ominous warning about the coming election — California Democrats, she said, were "coming for all of us."

Judge to announce ruling in CNN reporter's credential case

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 15th - 10:49pm

A judge is expected to announce Friday whether he will order the Trump administration to return the White House press credentials of CNN reporter Jim Acosta.

Fire death toll hits 63; sheriff says hundreds still missing

Kathleen Ronayne and Brian Melley, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 15th - 10:48pm

At least 63 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 missing after the nation's deadliest wildfire in a century.

Florida school massacre: Panel to look at medical response

Terry Spencer and David Fischer, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 15th - 10:44pm

For months, members of the panel investigating Florida's high school massacre have called the sheriff's deputy assigned to guard the campus "a coward" for hiding and not rushing inside in an attempt to stop the shooter.

Remembering the sweet life of a town wiped out by wildfire

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 15th - 10:39pm

Paradise, California, literally went up in smoke in the deadliest, most destructive wildfire in California history.

Remembering the sweet life of a town wiped out by wildfire

Martha Mendoza, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 15th - 10:34pm

There's a sweet legend about this town: On a blazing summer day in the 1850s, a lumber mill crew with wagon and ox took a break under a grove of tall evergreens. The air was cool, the pine needles fragrant.

AP source: Whitaker told Graham that Mueller probe to go on

Mary Clare Jalonick and Mike Balsamo, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 15th - 10:22pm

Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker has told Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham in a meeting that special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation will proceed, according to a person familiar with the meeting.

Trump backs criminal justice reform legislation that Sen. Mike Lee helped write

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted Nov 15th - 9:43pm

President Donald Trump has thrown his support behind bipartisan criminal justice reform legislation that Utah Sen. Mike Lee helped write.

Sheriff says seven more bodies found in wreckage of Northern California wildfire, bringing death toll to 63

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 15th - 7:34pm

Sheriff says seven more bodies found in wreckage of Northern California wildfire, bringing death toll to 63.

NYPD shakes up sex crime unit after Weinstein, staffing woes

Michael R. Sisak, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 15th - 6:57pm

The New York City Police Department is shaking up its embattled special victims division, where a top detective has twice been accused of interfering in the Harvey Weinstein investigation and a city watchdog says the staff is stretched too thin to properly review sexual assault cases.

Ex-death row inmate who beat sex trafficking case arrested

Jennifer Sinco Kelleher, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 15th - 6:52pm

A day after Isaiah McCoy, a former death row inmate from Delaware, walked out of a U.S. courthouse in Hawaii a free man when prosecutors dropped sex trafficking charges against him, he found himself again in handcuffs.

Son of Iranian-American detainee asks Tehran 'to show mercy'

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 15th - 6:47pm

The health of an Iranian-American dual national held in Tehran is rapidly deteriorating, his family and attorney warned Thursday as they appealed to Iranian authorities to allow him to leave for medical treatment.

How Democrats will rule: Roadmap drafted for House overhaul

Lisa Mascaro, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 15th - 6:12pm

House Democrats unveiled a draft rules package Thursday for how they would govern the chamber when they take over the majority in the new Congress next year.

Police: Boy finds gun under father's pillow, shoots himself

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 15th - 5:55pm

Police in Georgia say a 2-year-old boy who found a handgun under his father's pillow has died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Fire refugees camp in Walmart parking lot amid uncertainty

Kathleen Ronayne and Brian Melley, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 15th - 5:44pm

Fire refugee Anna Goodnight sat on an overturned shopping cart Thursday in a Walmart parking lot as she ate scrambled eggs and tater tots while her husband drank a Budweiser.

Police: 1 dead in wrong-way crash on Interstate 85

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 15th - 5:28pm

The North Carolina Highway Patrol says one person is dead after a crash involving a wrong-way driver on Interstate 85.

The Latest: Vegas-area water managers advance drought plan

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 15th - 5:22pm

The Latest on drought contingency plans being considered by states that rely on the Colorado River (all times local):

Man accused in newspaper shootings to face trial next June

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 15th - 5:12pm

A judge has set a June 2019 trial date for a man accused of fatally shooting five staff members of the Maryland newspaper Capital Gazette earlier this year.