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Deadly California wildfire leaves 100 people missing, mostly elderly

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. Read More


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Trump aide Ricardel forced out after showdown with first lady

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Mira Ricardel, the White House deputy national security adviser, was forced out of her job on Wednesday after President Donald Trump's wife, Melania, said Ricardel did not deserve the honor of working for her husband. More »


Michael Avenatti arrested in Los Angeles on suspicion of domestic violence

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Attorney Michael Avenatti, who represents adult film star Stormy Daniels in her legal battles with U.S. President Donald Trump, was arrested in Los Angeles on Wednesday on suspicion of domestic violence, a police spokesman said. More »


California, New Jersey Republicans concedes, Utah representative sues

(Reuters) - A Republican U.S. representative of Utah who is trailing her Democratic challenger filed a lawsuit on Wednesday seeking to halt vote counting while two incumbent Republican congressmen in California and New Jersey conceded, more than a week after the U.S. midterm elections. More »


After cabinet backing, May girds for Brexit battle in UK parliament

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May won the backing of her senior ministers for a draft European Union divorce deal on Wednesday, freeing her to tackle the much more perilous struggle of getting parliament to approve the agreement. More »


Exclusive: China sends written response to U.S. trade reform demands - U.S. government sources

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - China has delivered a written response to U.S. demands for wide-ranging trade reforms, three U.S. government sources said on Wednesday, a move that could trigger negotiations to bring an end to a withering trade war between the world's top economies. More »


Jury clears J&J of liability in California talc cancer case

(Reuters) - A California jury on Wednesday cleared Johnson & Johnson of liability in a case involving a woman who alleged that the company's talc-based products, including its baby powder, contain asbestos and caused her cancer, the company said. More »


U.S. Senate's Flake takes a stand on protecting Mueller probe

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A lone Republican lawmaker on Wednesday vowed to block judicial nominations in the U.S. Senate until Republican leader Mitch McConnell agrees to hold a vote on a measure to protect a probe into Russia's role in the 2016 presidential election. More »


Trump endorses U.S. House prison reform bill

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump endorsed a bipartisan U.S. House bill on Wednesday intended to reform the federal prison system and help inmates prepare for life after release, but the legislation faces an uncertain future in the Senate. More »


'Not enough room': migrant flows strain Mexican border shelters

TIJUANA, Mexico (Reuters) - The arrival in the Mexican border city of Tijuana of the first few hundred travelers from migrant caravans is stretching to the limit shelters already overflowing with other people, and sparking signs of friction among the population. More »


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