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California wildfires could leave behind toxic mess

Thursday  01:36,   19 october 2017
CBS News

Officials are urging people to stay inside, especially children and those with lung problems ."And also, when you're driving, make sure your AC is on re-circulate," said Alonso. "Protecting yourself from that, so your air filters are doing all the[...]

States file emergency motion to force continuation of ObamaCare payments

Thursday  01:36,   19 october 2017
The Hill

Multiple states have filed an emergency motion to force the Trump administration to continue making ObamaCare subsidy payments to insurers. Eighteen states and Washington, D.C., signed onto the motion for a temporary restraining order filed Tuesday[...]

Deputy encounters big bear doing some window shopping on Lake Tahoe street

Thursday  01:36,   19 october 2017
Tribune News Service

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - A Placer County Sheriff's Office deputy encountered a big bear sauntering down North Lake Boulevard in King's Beach, Lake Tahoe, on Tuesday night. "Hey, big boy. Don't be breaking into any of them[...]

Judge orders Trump administration to allow abortion for undocumented teen

Thursday  00:21,   19 october 2017
MSN

Lawyers for the government argued that the teenager, who crossed the border illegally, did not have the right to have an abortion.Lawyers for Attorney General Jeff Sessions signaled to U.S. District Judge Tanya S. Chutkan in Washington that the[...]

ACLU, North Carolina governor reach agreement in transgender bathroom lawsuit

Thursday  00:11,   19 october 2017
Reuters

Transgender people would be allowed to use public restrooms in North Carolina that match their gender identity under a consent decree filed on Wednesday that aims to resolve the federal lawsuit over the state's widely criticized bathroom law.[...]

Federal jury finds Boston terror suspect guilty

Thursday  00:02,   19 october 2017
The Boston Globe

<p>A federal jury convicted David Wright of all five terrorism-related charges he faced, which included plotting to kill Americans, including a conservative blogger, for ISIS and enlisting the support of his uncle, who was fatally shot by police[...]

Mississippi School to be Renamed After Obama

Wednesday  23:47,   18 october 2017
NBC News

An elementary school named after the president of the Confederacy will be renamed to honor the first black president of the United States. Davis Magnet International Baccalaureate Elementary in Jackson, which is named for Jefferson Davis, will be[...]

How the bipartisan health care proposal could affect you

Wednesday  23:36,   18 october 2017
USA TODAY SPORTS

WASHINGTON — The roller coaster ride that is Obamacare’s future continued this week with the latest version of a health care proposal, this one a bipartisan effort to make short-term fixes to the insurance marketplaces created by the Affordable Care [...]

In North Carolina, Republicans Stung by Court Rulings Aim to Change the Judges

Wednesday  23:02,   18 october 2017
The New York Times

Sweeping changes include introducing partisan ballots to judges’ races, the first state to do so in almost a century.Now lawmakers have seized on a solution: change the makeup of the courts they can[...]

A 5,000-mile-long ‘river in the sky’ targets the Pacific Northwest with heavy rain and snow

Wednesday  23:02,   18 october 2017
MSN

The cloud complex spans the Pacific from China to North America.Plainly spoken, it’s a train of rain on its way to Washington[...]

The Latest: Ex-Oklahoma cop on trial says he had to shoot

Wednesday  21:35,   18 october 2017
Associated Press

The Latest on the fourth murder trial of a white former Oklahoma police officer charged with killing his daughter's1[...]

Law firm asks: Does Facebook friendship disqualify judge?

Wednesday  21:17,   18 october 2017
Associated Press

Is a Facebook friendship a reason to disqualify a judge?A Florida law firm is asking the state Supreme Court if a judge should be disqualified from hearing a case because he's Facebook friends with an attorney appearing before him. The firm[...]

Death toll rises to 42 as containment increases in Northern California fires

Wednesday  20:36,   18 october 2017
Tribune News Service

Crews on Wednesday continued to increase containment of a cluster of deadly wildfires that have ravaged Northern California, while authorities announced the discovery of another fire victim -- a development that brought the fatality count to[...]

'A Ray of Light in This Darkness:' Six Miracle Puppies Born in California Wildfire Field Rescued by Good Samaritan

Wednesday  19:35,   18 october 2017
People

Incredible stories of animal heroes and harrowing rescues have emerged from the California wildfires, and this tale of six puppies born to a stray mama dog in a field the night the fires began is nothing short of a miracle.&nbsp;(Pictured) Fire[...]

Judge to rule on ex-Penn State coach Sandusky's bid for new trial

Wednesday  18:14,   18 october 2017
Reuters

A Pennsylvania judge is due to rule on Wednesday whether former Penn State University football coach Jerry Sandusky will receive a new trial on charges that he sexually assaulted pre-teen and teenaged boys for 15 years. Sandusky, 73, was convicted[...]