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Boy who survived Paradise Hills murder-suicide fighting for his life, family members say

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SAN DIEGO -- The 9-year-old boy who survived a murder-suicide in the Paradise Hills community that left his parents and three brothers dead is fighting for his life, family members said.

The child's father is suspected of shooting his children and their mother in the boy's home Saturday morning, police said.

Officers found the parents and a 3-...Read more

Democrats seek to tie Trump personally to Ukraine wrongdoing; GOP says impeachment case is 'crumbling'

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WASHINGTON -- Democratic lawmakers on Sunday laid out their road map heading into the second week of public impeachment hearings against President Trump: continue to bolster an abuse-of-power case against him by tying Trump directly to demands that a vulnerable ally carry out criminal investigations for the president's personal political benefit...Read more

Northern California to see elevated chance of Public Safety Power Shutoff, PG&E says

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- PG&E customers should be wary of a possible power shutoff later in the week, as the utility forecast an elevated chance of pre-planned blackouts on Wednesday and Thursday.

In its seven-day weather forecast, Pacific Gas and Electric Co. said parts of Northern California may see hazardous wildfire conditions, resulting in an...Read more

President Trump uses Twitter to plug new book by Joe Ricketts, patriarch of family that owns Chicago Cubs

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CHICAGO -- Since its release Nov. 5, there hadn't been much buzz about Chicago Cubs owner Joe Ricketts' new book, "The Harder You Work the Luckier You Get: An Entrepreneur's Memoir."

Enter President Donald Trump, who took the opportunity to cheerlead for the book on Sunday -- on social media, of course.

Trump, who previously took to Twitter to...Read more

Klobuchar vies with surging Buttigieg for Iowa moderates

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There's a Midwestern Democrat running for president who's surging in Iowa right now with a plain-spoken appeal and a moderate message of inclusion.

Unfortunately for Minnesota's Amy Klobuchar, that candidate is Indiana's Pete Buttigieg.

The mayor of South Bend shot to the top of a Des Moines Register/CNN/Mediacom Iowa Poll released over the ...Read more

Report: PR adviser quit before Prince Andrew's 'car crash' interview

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LONDON -- A public relations adviser to Britain's Prince Andrew urged him not to go ahead with a BBC interview on his links to late financier and convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, broadcaster ITV said on Sunday.

Jason Stein confirmed to ITV News that Andrew overruled his advice not to grant the interview, saying he later left his role at ...Read more

Iran warns of strong response to fuel price protests

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TEHRAN -- Nationwide protests in Iran against fuel price rises have resulted in more than 1,000 arrests and at least two deaths, according to media reports, as Iranian authorities warned of a strong response.

Protesters took to the streets of major cities across the country on Saturday in response to moves by the government to ration fuel and ...Read more

Where the impeachment case stands as Democrats prepare to bring a barrage of new witnesses

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WASHINGTON -- Democrats this week enter a do-or-die phase of their impeachment inquiry following a week of public testimony, as they summon a flurry of witnesses they hope will convince the public that President Trump should be impeached for pressing a foreign government to launch criminal investigations for his political benefit.

The hearings ...Read more

Saugus High School, where Calif. shooting occurred, will remain closed until Dec. 2

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LOS ANGELES -- Saugus High School, where two students were fatally shot and three others wounded last week, will remain closed until Dec. 2, the William S. Hart Union School District announced.

Students of the Santa Clarita campus will be allowed to retrieve their belongings from 10 a.m. to noon on Tuesday, the district said on its website.

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Trump tells North Korea's Kim that Biden isn't a 'rabid dog'

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WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump addressed Kim Jong Un on Twitter, saying that Democrat Joe Biden isn't a "rabid dog" as recently dubbed by state media in Pyongyang, but urging North Korea to "act quickly" to sign a nuclear deal with the U.S.

Trump's tweet on Sunday came hours after North Korea ruled out any denuclearization talks with the ...Read more

Hong Kong braces for more disruption as violence escalates

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HONG KONG -- Hong Kong police and protesters hardened their battle lines over the weekend as violent clashes showed no signs of abating, leaving the city bracing for a second week of upheaval that risks disrupting pending elections.

The weekend saw pitched battles with demonstrators launching bricks, Molotov cocktails and steel balls at police,...Read more

Santa Clarita shooting: Some fear active shooter training at schools can bring its own form of trauma

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LOS ANGELES -- When gunfire erupted in the Saugus High School quad Thursday morning, students had mere seconds to react. They sprinted and threw themselves in a ditch for cover. They hid in closets, locked and barricaded doors with desks. And some readied for a possible fight, arming themselves with scissors or a fire extinguisher.

The range of...Read more

Gov. Edwards tops Trump-backed candidate to win reelection in Louisiana

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WASHINGTON -- Democrat John Bel Edwards won reelection as governor of Louisiana on Saturday, dealing a blow to President Donald Trump who campaigned in the state in recent weeks to support Republican challenger Eddie Rispone.

Edwards won with 51% of the votes, according to a results portal on the Louisiana secretary of state's website.

The ...Read more

Pelosi says Trump has chance to testify to impeachment panel

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WASHINGTON -- House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Donald Trump can make his case directly to the Intelligence Committee, but she vowed to protect the whistleblower whose complaint triggered the impeachment inquiry of the president's actions with Ukraine.

"The president could come right before the committee and talk, speak all the truth that he ...Read more

He dropped f-bombs in a nasty letter to a judge and got jailed for it. What about his free speech rights?

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- The letter ripped the judge as "incompetent" and "unfit to serve," with expletives added for emphasis.

And it got Derrick Jenkins thrown in Palm Beach County Jail for 30 days as part of a six-month probation sentence. You can't publicly curse the judge and get away with it, Jenkins found out the hard way.

But now he's ...Read more

The shifting Democratic presidential primary is on full display at California party convention

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LOS ANGELES -- The shifting Democratic presidential primary was on full display in California on Saturday, with the newest candidate making his first appearance in front of a large group of voters and a home-state senator arguing that her campaign remains vibrant despite plummeting in the polls.

The main draw for many of the 12 White House ...Read more

$20 million in damages after fire engulfs 2 luxury yachts in Fort Lauderdale, firefighters say

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- More than 60 Broward firefighters spent about four hours early Saturday morning battling two luxury yacht fires that caused nearly $20 million in damage.

At around 4:30 a.m., Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue rushed to Universal Marine Center.

When firefighters arrived, the boats were completely engulfed and smoke could be ...Read more

Iran protests over soaring gas prices turn violent

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TEHRAN -- Demonstrations over the Iranian government's sudden decision to raise basic gasoline prices by as much as 50% took a violent turn Saturday when security forces clashed with people in several cities across Iran.

Thousands took to the streets for a second day to show heightened frustration over what they say is the country's crumbling ...Read more

Chinese soldiers join cleanup outside Hong Kong Baptist University

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HONG KONG -- Dozens of Chinese soldiers left their barracks in Hong Kong on Saturday to help clear barricades at a nearby university where violent protests have taken place in recent days.

People's Liberation Army (PLA) soldiers were seen assisting a group of bystanders as they cleared bricks and roadblocks set up by protesters near the Hong ...Read more

Former White House adviser says Ukraine aid was tied to probe

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WASHINGTON -- A former top White House adviser told House impeachment investigators Ukrainians were advised Sept. 1 that U.S. military aid was being withheld until their president announced an investigation of a company that had hired former Vice President Joe Biden's son.

Tim Morrison, a former senior director of European and Russian affairs ...Read more