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The death toll from wildfires raging in California rose to 31 after six more people were found killed in what is poised to become the deadliest wildfire in state history.
The grim task of recovering and identifying the victims of California's apocalyptic wildfires began yesterday as officials raised the death toll to 25, with more than 100 people unaccounted for.
Republicans and Democrats have warned US President Donald Trump against impeding the Russia investigation after attorney general Jeff Sessions was ousted in the immediate aftermath of the midterm elections.
House Democrats are prepared to open multiple investigations of President Donald Trump when they take control in January - but are wary of immediately pursuing impeachment.
The midterm elections painted a picture of a divided America, but it's not 50/50 - it's closer to 55-45, with an advantage to the Democrats.
If America's midterm elections were a referendum on President Donald Trump's performance so far, then this divided, polarised country delivered a predictably split result.
West Virginia: Donald Trump won West Virginia's 3rd district by 30 points. But it is the Democratic candidate running in the district, which has a long history of coal mining, that is gaining national attention.
US President Donald Trump faced greater restraints on his presidency after Democrats won control of the House of Representatives and pledged to hold the Republican accountable after a tumultuous two years in the White House.
US Attorney General Jeff Sessions was fired yesterday after unrelenting criticism from President Donald Trump over his recusal from an investigation into Russia's role in the 2016 presidential race.
US President Donald Trump yesterday went on an election-eve campaign blitz, holding three rallies targeting vulnerable Democrats in a bid to help the Republican party cling on to its majority in the Senate.
Stacey Abrams is hoping to make history as America's first black female governor. But to hear US President Donald Trump tell it, the Georgia Democrat is unqualified.
The weather in Washington DC is ugly; the flag on my neighbour's porch drips with rain. The TV is loud: everyone in news talks in capital letters nowadays. "THE MIDTERMS ARE ON AND IT'S A REFERENDUM ON TRUMP!" Fox says he's our last hope. MSNBC says he's the Antichrist. I wonder if Trump would be doing better if he wasn't Trump.
For Democrats, the midterm elections have been a beacon in the dark, a chance to re-emerge from the political wilderness and repudiate a president they view as a dangerous force.
A judge in the US has turned down a last-ditch effort by accused Mexican drug lord Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman to delay his trafficking trial, scheduled to begin next Monday in Brooklyn federal court.
The migrant caravan slowly advancing through southern Mexico is demanding the Mexican government help its 4,000 participants reach Mexico City even as a smaller group of Central Americans entered the country, presumably with the intention of joining it.
The mother of a toddler abducted in 1987 said yesterday she was stunned when she learned he had been found and overcome with emotion at finally being reunited with him 31 years later.
The man accused of the Pittsburgh synagogue massacre appeared briefly in federal court in a wheelchair and handcuffs yesterday, to face charges he killed 11 people in what is believed to be the deadliest attack on Jews in US history.
Yonsi Marilu had not heard about the threat from American President Donald Trump to shut the US border - but the news made little difference to her plans.
This is what was happening yesterday: "The Secret Service said Wednesday that it had intercepted packages containing 'potential explosive devices' addressed to former secretary of state Hillary Clinton in New York and former president Barack Obama in Washington.
Police intercepted suspected pipe bombs sent to former US president Barack Obama, former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, and other high-profile Democrats yesterday, in what New York officials described as an act of terrorism.
Lady Gaga has lashed out at Donald Trump after it emerged his administration had drawn up plans to change how gender is defined.
Barring a freak result, Rashida Tlaib is set to be the first Muslim woman in US Congress, and for this she has to thank the unlikely figure of Donald Trump. "Trump was a bit of a Bat-Signal for women in general of being engaged," she says, talking while out on the campaign trail in Detroit.
Donald Trump yesterday said he will "now begin cutting off, or substantially reducing, the massive foreign aid routinely given" to Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador, after they failed to halt the progress of a migrant "caravan", heading towards the US border.
Brazil's far-right election front-runner was accused of setting up a 'criminal network' with big businesses to spread fake news through WhatsApp.
What connects Brett Kavanaugh, Pocahontas and American health policy? The answer lies in the extraordinary way that Donald Trump's steamroller tactics have captured not just the Republican Party but reshaped the entire political battlefield in his own, populist image with less than a month before midterm elections.
Melania Trump's plane was forced to return to an airbase after a mechanical issue caused smoke to fill the cabin.
Saudi Arabia yesterday warned against threats to punish it over the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi last week, saying it would retaliate against any sanctions with tougher measures, as international criticism increased.
It was a bravura performance by a supercharged ego, lecturing America as he banged his fist on the Resolute desk in the Oval Office.
US President Donald Trump accused Democrats of using a "con game" to try scuttle Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination and disparaged the account of the second woman accusing Mr Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct.
Bill Cosby was sentenced to between three and 10 years in prison for his conviction for sexually assaulting a woman, capping the comedian's downfall from "America's Dad" to being branded a "sexually violent predator".
Christine Blasey Ford will testify in an open hearing on Thursday about what she says was a sexual assault by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh at a party decades ago.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo publicly warned administration staff yesterday that they needed to either work with the Trump agenda or leave their positions.
Bananas donated to a Texas prison turned out to have cocaine worth almost $18m (€15m) hidden inside the boxes.
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar will use his appearance at the Nelson Mandela Peace Summit in New York today to canvass African leaders to support Ireland's bid for seat at the UN Security Council.
Donald Trump's own deputy attorney general suggested secretly recording the president and discussed invoking the 25th Amendment to remove him from the White House, according to US media.
Hundreds of rescuers in the Philippines dug frantically with shovels and their bare hands yesterday in an attempt to save the lives of dozens of people buried by a landslide triggered at the weekend by Typhoon Mangkhut, the world's strongest storm of the year.
Former US secretary of state John Kerry is being criticised for comparing President Donald Trump to a teenage girl during an appearance on HBO's 'Real Time with Bill Maher'.
US President Donald Trump's administration has agreed to reconsider the asylum claims of 1,000 immigrant parents and children separated at the US border as part of a deal to settle lawsuits over his "zero-tolerance" immigration policy.
Hurricane Florence is churning towards the US east coast, prompting authorities to order more than a million people to evacuate the path of the extremely dangerous storm, which forecasters said could soon intensify.
Almost two decades have passed since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, but the sign on the wall as you walk into the CIA's Mission Centre for Counterterrorism still reads, "Today is September 12, 2001."
Kim Jong-un, the leader of nuclear-armed North Korea, has written to US President Donald Trump requesting a second meeting, according to the White House.
Donald Trump insisted yesterday he was the "exact opposite" of Bob Woodward's portrayal of him in a new book, as he railed against America's libel laws in a familiar attack on press freedom.
Syrian and allied Russian forces are preparing for an assault on the last-remaining rebel stronghold of Idlib.
Diplomats from more than 30 Western Hemisphere countries are meeting in Washington to discuss Venezuela's migrant crisis, with tens of thousands of desperate people fleeing the economically imploding oil state to nearby nations.
Donald Trump's most senior aides and appointees privately said he was "unhinged", an "idiot" and has the intellectual capacity of a "fifth-grader", according to an explosive new book.
Protesters have burned Nike merchandise after the brand announced Colin Kaepernick as a face of its new advertising campaign.
US President Donald Trump yesterday accused Google's search engine of promoting negative news articles and hiding "fair media" coverage of him, vowing to address the situation without providing evidence or giving details of action he might take.
A US judge overseeing the upcoming second trial of former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort has approved the prosecution's request to allow evidence about Manafort's lobbying activities in the 1980s but limited the scope of what it can show.
Donald Trump's approval ratings have climbed to levels not seen since before his botched attempt to repeal Obamacare, according to the 'Daily Telegraph's' poll tracker.
Donald Trump's long-time financial gatekeeper has taken immunity from prosecution to discuss what he knew about payments to the president's former lawyer Michael Cohen, numerous US media outlets reported yesterday.
JOHN McCAIN, the US senator and former Republican presidential nominee, has decided to discontinue his treatment for brain cancer.
Federal prosecutors have granted immunity to the executive in charge of the 'National Enquirer' amid a probe into hush-money payments made on behalf of Donald Trump, it was reported last night.
US President Donald Trump said in an interview yesterday that the US economy would collapse if he were impeached.
Michael Cohen, president Donald Trump's former personal lawyer and "fixer", pleaded guilty yesterday to campaign-finance violations and other charges.
The thickest sea ice in the Arctic has started to break up, opening waters north of Greenland that are normally frozen, experts have warned.
Melania Trump has warned about the "destructive and harmful" impact of using social media incorrectly - while her husband was busy settling scores with typically aggressive messages on Twitter.
Hundreds of US newspapers yesterday launched a co-ordinated defence of press freedom and a stinging rebuke of President Donald Trump for denouncing some media organisations as enemies of the American people.
For years, Omarosa Manigault Newman stood at Donald Trump's side, making her deeply unpopular with African-Americans who see her as a sell-out for aligning herself with a US president who has hurled one insult after another at black people.
US President Donald Trump has revoked former CIA director John Brennan's security clearance, accusing him of "erratic conduct and behaviour".
Paul Manafort had "a huge dumpster of hidden money" abroad, a prosecutor said yesterday, urging a jury to convict the former Trump campaign chief on financial fraud charges based more on a paper trail of evidence than the testimony of a former protégé.
Hundreds of Roman Catholic priests in Pennsylvania molested more than 1,000 children - and possibly many more - since the 1950s, and senior church officials, including a man who is now the archbishop of Washington DC, systematically covered up the abuse, according to a grand jury report released yesterday.
President Donald Trump has backed boycotting US motorcycle manufacturer Harley Davidson, the latest salvo in a dispute between the company and Mr Trump over tariffs on steel.
On the one-year anniversary of the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, and the killing of Heather Heyer, an anti-Nazi protester allegedly mowed down by a white nationalist, US President Donald Trump reminded us he is incapable of treating white nationalism as a singular evil - or of offending his white-grievance-obsessed base.
Around 20 demonstrators who were going to join a white nationalist rally walked through the heart of Washington yesterday, cordoned by rows of police officers and outnumbered by hundreds of taunting counter protesters.
A former aide to US President Donald Trump has revealed that she secretly recorded her sacking by John Kelly, the chief of staff, in the high-security White House situation room.
American authorities are seeking to learn what drove an airline worker to steal an empty plane from Seattle's airport in a security scare that caused fighter jets to be scrambled and ended only when it crashed.
US President Donald Trump has declared a "major disaster" in California and ordered federal funding to be made available to help recovery efforts in areas affected by wildfire.
A fast-growing California wildfire killed a second firefighter yesterday as high winds drove it towards the city of Redding, prompting mass evacuations and threatening some 5,000 homes and businesses.
In Roseanne Barr’s first TV interview since her ABC sitcom was cancelled for a racist tweet, the comedian apologised for her “ill-worded” post and insisted she isn’t a bigot.
Donald Trump has denied explosive claims by his former lawyer that he knew about a meeting between his son and a Russian promising to share damaging information about his rival candidate Hillary Clinton before the 2016 US election.
A New York judge congratulated Donald Trump Jr and his estranged wife Vanessa yesterday for resolving child custody issues as they proceed toward divorce.
A multi-millionaire heiress to the Seagram liquor empire has been arrested and charged with running a criminal enterprise, as part of proceedings against members of the Nxivm "sex cult".
Ivanka Trump has announced that she is closing her namesake fashion brand. "After 17 months in Washington, I do not know when or if I will ever return to the business," she said yesterday. "So making this decision now is the only fair outcome for my team and partners."
A man who fired a handgun into restaurants and cafes in Toronto, killing a 10-year-old girl and an 18-year-old woman, suffered from psychosis and depression, his family claimed last night.
US President Donald Trump has escalated his sabre-rattling against Iran, raising the prospect of conflict and warning that threats against the United States would result in "historic consequences".
President Donald Trump's former chief strategist has announced he is launching a new foundation aimed at supporting right-wing populist causes in Europe.
Police in Los Angeles arrested a man who took hostages and barricaded himself inside a Trader Joe's grocery store, ending a three-hour standoff during which he fatally shot a woman.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani yesterday cautioned US President Donald Trump about pursuing hostile policies against Tehran, saying "America should know... war with Iran is the mother of all wars," but he did not rule out peace between the two countries, either.
US President Donald Trump yesterday accused the FBI of spying on his presidential campaign after the release of top secret surveillance warrant applications accusing his former foreign policy adviser of conspiring with Russia.
A mother who lost nine relatives in a tourist boat accident in the US has recalled her sister-in-law's last words.
Nine of the 17 people who drowned when an amphibious "duck boat" carrying 31 people capsized in stormy weather in Missouri were from the same family.
An alleged Russian spy offered sex in exchange for a job and was praised by her Kremlin handler for having "upstaged" Anna Chapman, the former spy who was expelled from America in 2010, according to a new court filing.
A Canadian park ranger who survived a mauling by a grizzly bear that ripped off part of his scalp and half of his ear says he feels "blessed to be alive".
The future of America's abortion law is on the line as a ferocious battle looms over Donald Trump's latest nominee to sit on the US Supreme Court.
Scientists in Argentina have discovered the earliest-known "giant" dinosaur, revealing the evolution of gigantism began around 30 million years earlier than previously thought.
One of the 33 Chilean miners rescued after 70 days underground in 2010 says the trapped Thai schoolchildren can survive by staying positive.
As you would expect from documents meant to codify lofty ideals, constitutions around the world make repeated reference to "dignity."
The Trump administration has offered little indication of how it will reunite thousands of children separated from their families under the US president's immigration policies, heightening concern that the government could fail to comply with a federal judge's order to expedite the process.
US Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy is to retire, letting President Donald Trump nominate a successor who could create the most conservative court in generations.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has expressed hope that yesterday's visit to Moscow by US leader Donald Trump's national security adviser will help improve bilateral ties amid tensions between Moscow and the West.
The clock is ticking for the Trump administration after a federal judge ordered the thousands of migrant children and parents who were forcibly separated at the Mexican border to be reunited within 30 days, and sooner for youngsters under five.
The Trump administration has begun dismantling the sanctions relief granted to Iran under the 2015 nuclear deal, following the US president's withdrawal from the international accord.
Diego Maradona's role as a paid ambassador for Fifa came under scrutiny yesterday following his boorish behaviour during Argentina's defeat of Nigeria on Tuesday.
The US Democratic Party's internal divisions were laid bare when establishment congressman Joe Crowley was ousted by a 28-year-old far-left political novice.
Donald Trump has hit back at Robert De Niro, calling him a "very low IQ individual", after the Oscar-winning actor's expletive-laden attack on the US president on live TV.
It's set to be the most acrimonious world summit in years, with President Donald Trump facing off against six other leaders in need of a standard-bearer.
US president Donald Trump's comments, made as he was departing for the annual G7 summit in Canada, have the potential to further upend talks with other leaders here. US intelligence officials believe Russia interfered in the 2016 election, and part of this year's G7 summit was supposed to focus on protecting democracies from foreign meddling.
The death toll from the eruption of Guatemala's Fuego Volcano rose to 62 last night, with rescuers expecting to find more bodies.
US President Donald Trump has reacted to US TV network ABC's decision to cancel Roseanne Barr's sitcom after she compared former Barack Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett to an ape.
Donald Trump has accused the FBI of being involved in a scandal he branded "Spygate" following its reported use of a retired Cambridge University professor to glean information about whether his presidential campaign colluded with Russia.