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At least 56 killed, more than 100 missing in California wildfire

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'Progress is being made' against California's deadliest wildfire

PARADISE, Calif. (Reuters) – The remains of eight more victims were found on Wednesday in and around a northern California town overrun by flames last week, raising the death toll to 56 in a wildfire disaster that ranks as the most lethal and destructive in the state’s history. Cal Fire firefighters comb through a house destroyed by the Camp Fire in Paradise, California, U.S., November 13...

Cadaver dogs lead grim search for victims in California fire

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Cadaver dogs lead grim search for victims in California fire

(Editor’s Note: Please be advised that this story contains details that may upset some readers) Trish Moutard, of Sacramento, searches for human remains with her cadaver dog, I.C., in a truck destroyed by the Camp Fire in Paradise, California, U.S., November 14, 2018. REUTERS/Terray Sylvester By Terray Sylvester PARADISE, Calif. (Reuters) – A shaggy male Australian shepherd named IC darted...

Deadly California wildfire leaves 100 people missing, mostly elderly

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'Progress is being made' against California's deadliest wildfire

PARADISE, Calif. (Reuters) – Fire crews in northern California seized on improved weather on Wednesday in their six-day-old battle to suppress the deadliest wildfire in state history as authorities reported at least 100 people still missing and National Guard troops arrived to help search for victims. Cal Fire firefighters comb through a house destroyed by the Camp Fire in Paradise...

Two killed, dozens injured in Mississippi bus crash

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Two West Virginia firefighters killed, three injured after truck flips

(Reuters) – Two people were killed and more than 40 others injured on Wednesday when a tour bus overturned on an icy roadway in northern Mississippi just across the state line from Memphis, Tennessee, officials said. The accident took place along Interstate 269 about 1:30 p.m. CST (1930 GMT). Two of the people hurt were sent to local trauma centers with critical injuries and a third was...

Chicago’s focus turns to pensions after budget approval

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Chicago's focus turns to pensions after budget approval

CHICAGO (Reuters) – The Chicago City Council on Wednesday gave overwhelming approval to the final budget proposed by Mayor Rahm Emanuel, who leaves office next year, and who said he will address looming pension funding challenges in December. FILE PHOTO: Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel speaks during an interview at City Hall in Chicago, Illinois, U.S. June 14, 2017. REUTERS/Joshua Lott/File...

‘Progress is being made’ against California’s deadliest wildfire

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'Progress is being made' against California's deadliest wildfire

PARADISE, Calif. (Reuters) – Fire crews in northern California seized on improved weather conditions on Wednesday in their six-day-old battle to suppress the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in state history as National Guard troops were called in to help search for victims. Cal Fire firefighters comb through a house destroyed by the Camp Fire in Paradise, California, U.S., November...

Citizenship query will not cause U.S. census undercount: official

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Two West Virginia firefighters killed, three injured after truck flips

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The U.S. Census Bureau’s top scientist on Wednesday insisted the bureau can get a full count of American residents during the 2020 census, despite the Trump administration’s addition of a question on citizenship. The agency’s chief scientist, John Abowd, made the comments in testimony in federal court in New York, where a group of U.S. states, cities and civil rights...

France says Trump should have shown ‘decency’ on Paris attacks anniversary

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France says Trump should have shown 'decency' on Paris attacks anniversary

By Michel Rose PARIS (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump, who attacked his French counterpart in a series of tweets on Tuesday, should have shown “common decency” instead since the country was mourning the anniversary of deadly attacks in Paris, a French government spokesman said. In five posts sent on the same day France marked the anniversary of the 2015 attacks that...

Israel defence minister quits after ceasefire, government in turmoil

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Israel defence minister quits after ceasefire, government in turmoil

Jerusalem (AFP) – Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman announced his resignation on Wednesday and called for early elections after a sharp disagreement over a Gaza ceasefire deal, throwing the government into turmoil. Lieberman also said his party was quitting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s coalition, leaving the premier with only a one-seat majority in parliament...

Possible witnesses against ‘El Chapo’ revealed at U.S. trial

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Possible witnesses against 'El Chapo' revealed at U.S. trial

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A defense lawyer for Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman on Wednesday named some of the former close associates of the Mexican drug lord — including his alleged head of operations in Central America — who will likely testify against him at a U.S. trial. Mexico’s top drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman is escorted as he arrives at Long Island MacArthur airport in...

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