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California wildfire rages toward scenic coastal communities

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SANTA BARBARA, Calif. A massive California wildfire that has already destroyed nearly 800 structures scorched another 56,000 acres on Sunday, making it the fifth largest such blaze in recorded state history, as it ran toward picturesque coastal cities.But fire officials said as darkness fell that with the hot, dry Santa Ana winds not as fierce as expected, crews had been successful in building some fire lines between the flames and the towns of Montecito and Carpinteria. | Video

Roy Moore campaign casts Alabama race as referendum on Trump

WASHINGTON The campaign of Roy Moore, the Republican candidate for U.S. senator in Alabama who has been accused of sexual misconduct, appealed on Sunday to President Donald Trump's supporters, saying a vote for Moore would be a vote for Trump's agenda. | Video

Politics, Election 2016, Dec 10 2017

Monsanto offers cash to U.S. farmers who use controversial chemical

CHICAGO Monsanto Co will give cash back to U.S. farmers who buy a weed killer that has been linked to widespread crop damage, offering an incentive to apply its product even as regulators in several U.S. states weigh restrictions on its use.

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Trump blasts San Francisco murder acquittal, 'Dreamer' effort

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday juxtaposed a high-profile murder case involving an illegal immigrant from Mexico with efforts in Congress to protect undocumented immigrants brought into the United States when they were children. | Video

Mexico Dec 10 2017

Trump attends civil rights museum opening; black leaders stay away

JACKSON, Miss. U.S. President Donald Trump flew to Mississippi on Saturday to attend the opening of a civil rights museum, but his visit was marred by the absence of top African-American leaders who stayed away in protest of his policies and record on race relations. | Video

Politics, Election 2016 Dec 10 2017

California's Getty museum survives wildfire, ready for quakes

Southern California's Getty Center, one of the world's wealthiest art institutions, said it had survived a wildfire tearing through Los Angeles thanks to a disaster plan that has it ready for earthquakes as well.

Court upholds conviction in 'Making of a Murderer' case

A federal appeals court on Friday upheld the murder conviction of a Wisconsin man in a case chronicled in the television documentary “Making of a Murderer," overturning a lower court judge who had tossed out the original guilty verdict. | Video

Dec 10 2017

Boston Herald files for bankruptcy protection to pursue sale

SAN FRANCISCO The parent company of the Boston Herald filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Friday and will look to sell the newspaper to Gatehouse Media LLC, a move that underscores the hard times facing traditional print journalism.

Dec 08 2017

U.S. top court blocks release of Trump 'Dreamer' immigrant documents

WASHINGTON The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday granted a request by President Donald Trump's administration to block the release of documents concerning his decision to end a program that shielded from deportation hundreds of thousands of young adults dubbed "Dreamers" brought into the country illegally as children.

Dec 08 2017

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