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43 dead in New Delhi factory fire, probe ordered

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NEW DELHI -- At least 43 people have died in a fire in a factory in the Indian capital New Delhi on Sunday, police said.

Most of the dead were workers who were sleeping on various floors of the four-story building located in a narrow lane of the Anaj Mandi area, Delhi Police spokesman MS Randhawa said.

"More than 60 people were taken out, 43 ...Read more

Israel 'never had a better friend in the White House,' Trump says in South Florida

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MIAMI--With Democrats drawing up articles of impeachment on Capitol Hill, a brash and confident President Donald Trump took a day trip to South Florida Saturday, where in separate events he helped the Republican Party of Florida raise millions of dollars and declared himself the greatest friend Israel has ever had in the White House.

Trump, ...Read more

North Korea says it conducted 'very important test,' state media reports

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SEOUL, South Korea -- Pyongyang has carried out "a very important test" at the Sohae Launch Facility, North Korean state news agency KCNA said on Sunday.

The agency said that the country's Academy of the National Defense Science reported the success of the test, carried out on Saturday afternoon, to the Central Committee of the Workers' Party ...Read more

AOC, Sanders say I told you so, as Amazon, Facebook move to NYC

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NEW YORK -- Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York and presidential candidate Bernie Sanders are taking a victory lap after Inc. and other technology giants leased millions of square feet of office space in New York City -- without the billions of dollars in government support that Amazon tried to negotiate earlier this ...Read more

North Korea says it conducted 'very important' test

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SEOUL, South Korea -- North Korea carried out a "very important test" at its Sohae satellite launch site, the official Korean Central News Agency said.

A state-run defense science institute, which carried out the test on Saturday afternoon, reported its "successful outcome" to the ruling party's central committee, KCNA said in a statement ...Read more

PG&E settlement of $13.5 billion brings some relief, more uncertainty to California fire victims

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It's been a long, painful road for the victims of some of California's worst fires: the Camp fire of 2018, the Tubbs fire of 2017, the Butte fire of 2015.

On Friday, there came an announcement that many anticipated: In a settlement, PG&E agreed to pay $13.5 billion to victims of wildfires ignited by its power lines.

But the news brought little...Read more

Another wet weekend unfolds as storms linger across California

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LOS ANGELES--Californians saw another soggy start to the weekend as a lingering storm prompted concerns about mudslides in Sonoma County burn areas.

Southern California will see intermittent showers though the weekend from what the National Weather Service described as a weak storm. The snow level will be at 7,000 feet. Most areas will be less ...Read more

Americans say foreign policy knowledge is vital, still flunk quiz

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SAN FRANCISCO -- Americans overwhelmingly agree that knowledge about geography and foreign policy is important in their lives. You wouldn't know it by looking at their test scores.

The Council on Foreign Relations and the National Geographic Society commissioned Gallup to survey 2,500 Americans for their thoughts and aptitude on international ...Read more

Editorial: We've seen enough. Trump should be impeached

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The House of Representatives' inquiry into President Donald Trump's actions on Ukraine is not yet complete, but the evidence produced over the last two months is more than sufficient to persuade us that he should be impeached. Witness after witness testified that the president held up desperately needed, congressionally approved aid to Ukraine ...Read more

Someone ate the $120,000 banana at Art Basel. Yes, really

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MIAMI -- Someone ate a really expensive snack at Art Basel Saturday afternoon -- to the tune of $120,000.

For one banana.

By now you have probably heard of the now world-famous banana duct-taped to Emmanuel Perrotin's outer gallery wall at Art Basel Miami Beach. The piece that sold to an art collector for $120,000.

The $120,000 banana -- a ...Read more

Trump says Giuliani will file a report on findings from Ukraine

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WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump said that his personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, plans to prepare a report for the U.S. Justice Department and Congress about allegations of misconduct the former New York mayor says he uncovered during a recent trip to Ukraine.

Trump said Giuliani, a central figure in the impeachment investigation into ...Read more

House Democrats review new trade agreement from White House, Mexico

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WASHINGTON -- Negotiations on the stalled U.S.-Mexico-Canada free trade agreement reached a crucial phase on Saturday as the Trump administration sent House Speaker Nancy Pelosi a proposal for changes to the deal for review.

The plan was worked out during marathon talks this week between U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and top ...Read more

Tesla on auto-pilot collides with Connecticut state police cruiser

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HARTFORD, Conn. -- A Tesla in auto-pilot mode collided with a Connecticut state police cruiser early Saturday morning as the trooper was assisting a disabled motor vehicle in the center lane of Interstate 95.

According to police, a pair of troopers responded to a disabled vehicle in the left center lane of northbound I-95 near exit 15 in ...Read more

Report will clear FBI of misdeeds in Russia investigation

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WASHINGTON -- The Justice Department's internal watchdog has determined that political bias did not influence the federal investigation of potential links between Russia and the Trump campaign in 2016, according to people familiar with the matter, countering White House claims of deliberate partisan influence.

Inspector General Michael Horowitz...Read more

Cory Booker will likely miss the December presidential debate, but says he's not quitting

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MANCHESTER, Iowa -- Cory Booker says he's not leaving the presidential race.

But the New Jersey senator is facing questions about his viability. He is almost certain to miss the December Democratic debate after months of failing to move his poll numbers, and with another candidate who seemed to have vast potential, Sen. Kamala Harris, quitting ...Read more

Tributes mount to 3 soldiers killed in Guard helicopter crash

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ST. CLOUD, Minn. -- The Minnesota National Guard on Saturday identified the three soldiers who died when their Black Hawk helicopter crashed this week in a snowy Stearns County farm field.

The three were Chief Warrant Officer 2 Charles Nord, 30; Chief Warrant Officer 2 James A. Rogers Jr., 28, and Sgt. Kort M. Plantenberg, 28. All three ...Read more

Netanyahu suggests direct election for prime minister as way out of deadlock

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TEL AVIV, Israel -- With no sign of an end to Israel's political stalemate, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Saturday proposed that he and his main challenger, Benny Gantz, go head-to-head in a runoff vote.

Neither Netanyahu's right-wing Likud party nor Gantz's centrist Blue and White party has been able to form a coalition government after...Read more

North Korea's UN envoy says denuclearization off table

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NEW YORK -- Denuclearization is off the negotiating table with the U.S., North Korea's ambassador to the United Nations said Saturday in a strongly worded statement that also criticized European Union member nations for playing "the role of pet dog" to Washington.

Ambassador Kim Song said that the "sustained and substantial dialogue" sought by ...Read more

House panel defends impeachment evidence after Trump complaints

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WASHINGTON -- The House Judiciary Committee defended the process to build a case for impeachment against Donald Trump, dismissing the president's complaint about a lack of firsthand evidence and his claim to exert sweeping powers.

The 55-page majority staff report reviews the historical record on impeachment as envisioned by the drafters of the...Read more

12-year-old girl and 11-year-old boy charged with involuntary manslaughter in fatal Charlotte school fight

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- A 12-year-old girl and an 11-year-old boy were charged with involuntary manslaughter after another 11-year-old boy was hit by a vehicle near a Charlotte middle school Thursday night.

The boy died at a hospital after a driver hit him about 6:25 p.m. at Rama Road and Cabotwood Lane, outside McClintock Middle School in southeast...Read more