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Chanchenda Hou, and Da Heng, hold up a victims' boot with bullet holes in it after the Halloween themed birthday party hosted at their home ended with 3 dead and 9 injured. (Brittany Murray/The Orange County Register via AP)
Associated Press
November 01, 2019 - 5:35 pm
ORINDA, Calif. (AP) — Four people were killed and at least four injured at a Halloween party shooting at a Northern California home rented by a woman who falsely claimed she wanted the Airbnb so her asthmatic family members could escape wildfire smoke, officials and a person with knowledge of the...
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Lynda and Michael Behrens look at their crushed Lexus after an Oak tree from their backyard snapped and landed on both the car and front porch on Green Village Road, Friday, Nov. 1, 2019, in Madison, N.J. The borough was hit by high winds on heavy rain late the night before. (AP Photo/Rich Schultz)
Associated Press
November 01, 2019 - 2:29 pm
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Storms that began on Halloween killed at least two people, caused flooding, downed trees and power lines and damaged homes across the Northeast on Friday. By Friday afternoon, the number of people without power in the Northeast was starting to creep down, but still more than...
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In this Oct. 2, 2019 photo, carpenters work on a construction site in North Andover, Mass. On Friday, Nov. 1, the Commerce Department reports on U.S. construction spending in September. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
Associated Press
November 01, 2019 - 7:08 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. construction spending rose 0.5% in September, boosted by government and private residential projects. The Commerce Department said Friday that government construction rose 1.5% last month, powered by state and local building. The September increase comes as the previous...
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Justo and Bernadette Laos show a photo of the home they rented that was destroyed by the Kincade Fire near Geyserville, Calif., Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019. The fire started last week near the town of Geyserville in Sonoma County north of San Francisco. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
Associated Press
October 31, 2019 - 7:54 pm
WINDSOR, Calif. (AP) — Lynn Darst and her husband were camped out in their motor home on the edge of their seats for four days wondering if their house would survive yet another wildfire menacing Sonoma County. Flames had come close to their neighborhood of spacious homes surrounded by vineyards...
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Trick-or-treaters walk past a crime scene in the 3700 block of West 26th Street, where a 7-year-old girl was shot while trick-or-treating Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019, in Chicago. A 7-year-old girl out trick-or-treating in a bumblebee outfit was critically injured Thursday night during a shooting on Chicago's West Side. (John J. Kim/Chicago Tribune via AP)
Associated Press
October 31, 2019 - 6:41 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — A 7-year-old girl out trick-or-treating in a bumblebee costume was critically injured Thursday night after being struck by apparent stray gunfire, police said. The girl, who was shot in the upper chest area, was taken to Stroger Hospital in critical condition, according to Fire...
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FILE - In this April 11, 2018, file photo Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies before a House Energy and Commerce hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. Twitter's ban on political advertising is ratcheting up the pressure on Facebook and Zuckerberg to follow suit. Zuckerberg doubled down on Facebook’s approach in a call with analysts Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019, he reiterated Facebook’s stance that “political speech is important." (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
Associated Press
October 31, 2019 - 1:47 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Twitter's ban on political advertising is ratcheting up pressure on Facebook and Mark Zuckerberg to follow suit. But so far, that doesn't appear likely to happen. Facebook's policy is to accept paid political ads without fact-checking them or censoring them, even if they...
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Mayor Lori Lightfoot speaks about the Chicago Teachers Union strike during a press conference at City Hall, Thursday morning, Oct. 31, 2019. (Ashlee Rezin Garcia/Chicago Sun-Times via AP)
Associated Press
October 31, 2019 - 11:47 am
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago teachers and the nation's third-largest school district reached a labor contract deal on Thursday, ending a strike that canceled 11 days of classes for more than 300,000 students. Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced that the district had reached a deal with the Chicago Teachers...
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A firefighter sprays water as flames from the Hillside fire consume a residence in San Bernardino, Calif., on Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019. The blaze, which ignited during red flag fire danger warnings, destroyed multiple residences. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)
Associated Press
October 31, 2019 - 7:37 am
SIMI VALLEY, Calif. (AP) — Strong winds fanned new fires in Southern California on Thursday, burning homes and forcing residents to flee in a repeat of a frightening scenario already faced by tens of thousands across the state. The latest blazes erupted in the heavily populated inland region east...
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Associated Press
October 31, 2019 - 6:54 am
Democrats rammed a package of ground rules for their impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump through a sharply divided House Thursday, the chamber's first formal vote in a fight that could stretch into the 2020 election year.
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FILE - In this Sept. 5, 2018, file photo Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey testifies before the House Energy and Commerce Committee in Washington. "While internet advertising is incredibly powerful and very effective for commercial advertisers, that power brings significant risks to politics, where it can be used to influence votes to affect the lives of millions," Dorsey said Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019, in a series of tweets announcing Twitters new policy of banning all political advertising from its service. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)
Associated Press
October 30, 2019 - 11:37 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Twitter announced an end Wednesday to political campaign and issue ads on its service, calling it an important step in reducing the flow of election-related misinformation. But some of its users might face an unintended consequence or two. Among those potentially affected could...
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