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San Diego Veteran Ray Chavez, Nation’s Oldest Pearl Harbor Survivor, Dies at 106
In The News
San Diego Veteran Ray Chavez, Nation’s Oldest Pearl Harbor Survivor, Dies at 106

Ray Chavez, widely recognized as the oldest surviving veteran of the attack on Pearl Harbor, died Wednesday at the age of 106. Kathleen Chavez, who had been her father’s live-in caregiver for more than 20 years, said he passed... Read More

Trump Thanks Saudis for Low Oil Prices Amid Uproar Over Journalist’s Killing
Foreign Affairs
Trump Thanks Saudis for Low Oil Prices Amid Uproar Over Journalist’s Killing

President Donald Trump thanked Saudi Arabia for lower oil prices one day after announcing the U.S. won’t let the murder of a journalist jeopardize relations with the kingdom. “Oil prices getting lower. Great!” Trump said on... Read More

Organized Chaos: How Florida’s Clear-Cut 2018 Midterms Devolved Into a Recount Sequel
Florida
Organized Chaos: How Florida’s Clear-Cut 2018 Midterms Devolved Into a Recount Sequel

Pete Mitchell muted CNN at the Embassy Suites in downtown Orlando and trudged onto the stage overlooking a hushed ballroom, where the dour remnants of an audience gathered to celebrate Bill Nelson’s re-election to... Read More

HIV Drugs May Help Alzheimer’s, Says Study Proposing an Undiscovered Root Cause
Health
HIV Drugs May Help Alzheimer’s, Says Study Proposing an Undiscovered Root Cause

A major new study on Alzheimer’s disease provides previously unknown evidence of how the brain-robbing illness may originate. Moreover, it proposes that certain HIV drugs called reverse transcriptase inhibitors could immediately... Read More

Chief Justice Roberts Denounces Trump’s Criticism of Federal Jurist as ‘Obama Judge’
Supreme Court
Chief Justice Roberts Denounces Trump’s Criticism of Federal Jurist as ‘Obama Judge’

In an exceedingly rare personal rebuke of a president by the Supreme Court, Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. on Wednesday denounced President Donald Trump’s attack denigrating a California federal judge who had recently... Read More

Trump Submits Written Responses to Special Counsel Robert Mueller
White House
Trump Submits Written Responses to Special Counsel Robert Mueller

President Donald Trump finally turned over written answers to questions from Robert Mueller on Tuesday, the president’s legal team confirmed, ending months of back-and-forth negotiations and drawing the special counsel’s Russia investigation one step closer to an end. Read More

McAdams Declared Winner of House Race in Utah Over Rep. Mia Love
Utah
McAdams Declared Winner of House Race in Utah Over Rep. Mia Love

Democrat Ben McAdams defeated Republican Rep. Mia Love in Utah’s 4th Congressional District, according to the Associated Press. Read More

Tech-Driven Stock Market Plunge Raises Worries Long Rally Is Finally Over
Wall Street
Tech-Driven Stock Market Plunge Raises Worries Long Rally Is Finally Over

November 21, 2018 By Jim Puzzanghera WASHINGTON — There may not be an alert on your iPhone yet, but it looks as if the years-long stock market party might just be over. A recent plunge in share prices of U.S.... Read More

Possible Pelosi Challenger Marcia Fudge Backs Away From Speaker’s Race, Accepting Committee Assignment
Congress
Possible Pelosi Challenger Marcia Fudge Backs Away From Speaker’s Race, Accepting Committee Assignment

The only Democrat publicly considering a challenge to Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi for the House speakership abruptly announced Tuesday that she would support the California Democrat instead, after being given a new committee chairmanship. Read More

Brenda Snipes Submits Resignation as Broward Elections Supervisor
Elections
Brenda Snipes Submits Resignation as Broward Elections Supervisor

Just hours after finishing a tumultuous election recount, Broward Supervisor of Elections Brenda Snipes submitted her resignation, ending a 15-year tenure full of botched elections, legal disputes and blistering criticism. Read More

Pentagon Says Border Troops Only Authorized Through Mid-December
National Security
Pentagon Says Border Troops Only Authorized Through Mid-December

U.S. troops hastily deployed to the southern border with Mexico just ahead of the midterm elections are only authorized to remain in place for another month, and the Pentagon said it has no information on whether that deadline will ... Read More

Ivanka Trump Used Personal Account to Send Hundreds of Emails About Government Business
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Ivanka Trump Used Personal Account to Send Hundreds of Emails About Government Business

Ivanka Trump, in her capacity as a White House adviser, used a personal account to send hundreds of emails to other government officials last year, her attorney acknowledged Monday. Read More

Ron DeSantis Hire a Democrat? After Election, A Shift in Tone
Bipartisan
Ron DeSantis Hire a Democrat? After Election, A Shift in Tone

Upon winning the Florida governor’s race, Ron DeSantis had firmly established himself as an unyielding partisan who’s an ardent defender of President Donald Trump and a relentless prosecutor of his Democratic opponent, Andrew Gillum. Read More

Death Toll Rises as Rain Brings New Dangers to California's Burn Zones
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Death Toll Rises as Rain Brings New Dangers to California's Burn Zones

Their blue and white, three-bedroom home was hidden on a Concow vineyard. It was cheery and bright with potted plants outside and a hammock strung between two trees. Read More

Republican Rep. Valadao Clings to Slim Lead Over Challenger in California Race
2018 Midterms
Republican Rep. Valadao Clings to Slim Lead Over Challenger in California Race

The election-night lead that Rep. David Valadao established over his Democratic challenger T.J. Cox has fallen to 930 votes, raising Republican fears that the party could lose a seventh California congressional seat. Read More

Midterms Point to Reshaped Map for 2020 Presidential Campaign
2020 Elections
Midterms Point to Reshaped Map for 2020 Presidential Campaign

The midterm elections reshaped the 2020 presidential campaign landscape by taking some long-standing battlegrounds off the map while adding new swing states, presenting challenges for President Donald Trump and the... Read More

Incoming House Freshman Runs for Democratic Leadership Post
Congress
Incoming House Freshman Runs for Democratic Leadership Post

U.S. Rep.-elect Chrissy Houlahan of Pennsylvania is running for a position in the House Democratic leadership, arguing that the nearly 60 incoming freshmen should be represented as the caucus forms its messaging strategy... Read More

China ‘Has Taken the Gloves Off’ in Its Thefts of US Technology Secrets
China
China ‘Has Taken the Gloves Off’ in Its Thefts of US Technology Secrets

It was the great microchip heist — a stunning Chinese-backed effort that pilfered as much as $8.75 billion in patented American technology. U.S. officials say the theft took a year to pull off and involved commercial spies, a... Read More

Trump is Reluctant to Accept US Intelligence Reportedly Linking Saudi Crown Prince to Journalist’s Killing
Saudi Arabia
Trump is Reluctant to Accept US Intelligence Reportedly Linking Saudi Crown Prince to Journalist’s Killing

President Donald Trump, under increasing pressure from lawmakers to punish Saudi Arabia in the killing of prominent journalist-critic Jamal Khashoggi, sided Sunday with the kingdom’s de facto ruler, distancing himself from... Read More

Orange County Goes Blue, As Democrats Complete Historic Sweep of Its Seven Congressional Seats
California
Orange County Goes Blue, As Democrats Complete Historic Sweep of Its Seven Congressional Seats

Gil Cisneros defeated Republican Young Kim on Saturday in the last of Orange County’s undecided House races, giving Democrats a clean sweep of the state’s six most fiercely fought congressional contests and marking an... Read More

Georgia Certifies Election Results After Nearly Two Weeks of Drama
Georgia
Georgia Certifies Election Results After Nearly Two Weeks of Drama

Georgia’s top election official certified the state’s vote count Saturday, confirming Republican Brian Kemp’s victory in the race for governor against Democrat Stacey Abrams. Kemp led Abrams by 54,723 votes, a 1.4 percentage... Read More

What Started as a Tiny Brush Fire Became California’s Deadliest Wildfire
Featured
What Started as a Tiny Brush Fire Became California’s Deadliest Wildfire

Before there was a spark, there was the wind. On the morning of Nov. 8, as the sun rose over the isolated mountains in the Sierra Nevada, gale-force winds tore through the canyon. A fire outpost on the Feather River... Read More

White House
Trump Says He’ll Turn Over Answers to Questions by Special Counsel Next Week

President Donald Trump said Saturday that he will turn in written answers to questions from special counsel Robert Mueller next week. Trump was speaking as he left the White House for a trip to California. When asked if he... Read More

El Chapo’s Drug Cartel Paid $6 Million in Bribes to Current Mexico President Pena Nieto, Defense Lawyers Claim
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El Chapo’s Drug Cartel Paid $6 Million in Bribes to Current Mexico President Pena Nieto, Defense Lawyers Claim

A key witness at the trial of accused Mexican drug lord Joaquin (El Chapo) Guzman will testify that he paid $6 million in bribes to the country’s current president, lawyers said in Brooklyn Federal Court. Jesus Reynaldo (Ray)... Read More

After 181 Years of No Hats in Congress, Democrats Eye Exception for Religious Garb
Congress
After 181 Years of No Hats in Congress, Democrats Eye Exception for Religious Garb

Hats have been banned from the House chamber of the Capitol for nearly two centuries — 181 years, to be exact. Under a new proposal from Democrats, the rule would be relaxed to allow religious headwear, like a hijab or kippah. Read More

Florida Recount: 9 Things We Learned in 10 Days of Counting
Florida
Florida Recount: 9 Things We Learned in 10 Days of Counting

So what have we all learned so far in this traumatic, topsy-turvy election? Well, Broward and Palm Beach counties learned why they’re called “deadlines.” We learned that any voters who actually did get into a disguise and vote again — ... Read More

Supreme Court Will Hear Fast-Track Arguments in Census Case
Supreme Court
Supreme Court Will Hear Fast-Track Arguments in Census Case

The Supreme Court agreed to hear arguments early next year on lawsuits challenging the addition of a question about citizenship to the 2020 census, acting with unusual speed in a politically charged case. The justices will consider the Trump administration’s ... Read More

A Fourth Wave of Central Americans Arrive, And Tijuana Steps Up
Foreign Affairs
A Fourth Wave of Central Americans Arrive, And Tijuana Steps Up

Piles of blankets, mattresses, backpacks, tents, toys and baby strollers covered the grounds of a municipal sports complex on Thursday, where hundreds of Central Americans have sought shelter after a month on the road to reach the U.S. border. ... Read More

Off the Beaten Track, Some Thought They’d Found Refuge — Until a Fire Found Them in Its Path
In The News
Off the Beaten Track, Some Thought They’d Found Refuge — Until a Fire Found Them in Its Path

They were sleepy places: Paradise, Magalia, tiny Concow (population 710 at the last Census count). When flames swept through them last Thursday morning, many escaped down the narrow, winding roads that kept them tucked away, a little off the beaten track. ... Read More

Note to Democrats Pondering a Presidential Run: The Clock is Already Ticking
Presidential
Note to Democrats Pondering a Presidential Run: The Clock is Already Ticking

The presidential campaign clock may be ticking, but Bernie Sanders insists it doesn’t rattle him. “I am here in northern Vermont, and people just went through six months of an election, and they are not all that happy to ... Read More

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