Joe Allen and his 3-year-old daughter Olivia were escaping the Camp Fire in Paradise, Calif., when they hit some traffic and were surrounded by flames. The father made sure his daughter felt safe in the car.
During a brief media availability outside the White House, the president gave more fodder to fans who enjoy watching him scrap with journalists.
Trump said "nobody manipulated" a video distributed by White House press secretary Sarah Sanders that showed Acosta resisting an intern's attempt to take a microphone from him during a news conference on Friday. A video expert had told The Associated Press that the video appeared doctored to speed up Acosta's arm movement and make his gesture more threatening; the White House used that encounter to justify pulling Acosta's credentials.
"It wasn't doctored," the president said. "They gave a close-up view. That's not doctoring."
Abba Shapiro, an independent video producer hired by The Associated Press to compare the footage tweeted by Shapiro with the AP's coverage of the news conference, said the alteration made was "too precise to be an accident."
Paris, the City of Light, always was the grandest prize of World War I, either to conquer or defend.
So it is only fitting that when victors and vanquished meet to mark the centennial of the armistice this weekend, the biggest ceremony should be on the famed Champs-Elysees at the Arc de Triomphe.
About 60 leaders will mark the cease-fire that came on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918.
Such was the symbolic importance of the French capital that victorious U.S. Gen. John J. Pershing said it was his "desire that every man in the American Expeditionary Forces should be given the opportunity to visit Paris before returning to the United States."
With its youthful vibe and eclectic mix of culture, a small Massachusetts city seems a logical site for the nation's first legal recreational marijuana sales east of Colorado.
An existing medical marijuana dispensary in Northampton -- nestled in Massachusetts' scenic Pioneer Valley -- plans to open its doors within days to anyone 21 or older looking for products ranging from pre-rolled joints to cannabis-infused edibles, creams, lotions and cooking oils. A second store in the small town of Leicester could also open at or around the same time, while dozens of other retail applicants await final licensing approval from state regulators.
The initial openings come two full years after Massachusetts residents backed legalization, a vote hailed by a burgeoning cannabis industry eager to expand its geographic base beyond the several western U.S. states where recreational marijuana is sold.
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A growing sex-abuse problem in Olympic sports has led to a steady stream of congressional hearings and a three-year grant worth $2.2 million.
Yet not a penny of those federal funds can be used to fight the actual problem: investigating or resolving more than 800 open cases, many brought by victims themselves.
That leaves an ever-growing backlog for the U.S. Center for SafeSport, the organization that opened 20 months ago to investigate sex-abuse complaints in Olympic sports.
Firefighters are battling two massive wildfires in Southern California Friday. The Woolsey fire burned down homes in Ventura and is threatening thousands more. The Hill fire, burning several miles away,...
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Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is home from the hospital Friday, just over a day after fracturing three ribs in a fall in her office at the court, the court said.
The court said Friday that Ginsburg, 85, "is doing well and plans to work from home today."
The court's oldest justice fell Wednesday evening, according to the court. She called Supreme Court police to take her to George Washington University Hospital in Washington early Thursday after experiencing discomfort overnight, court spokeswoman Kathy Arberg said.
A 27-year-old man who survived last year's deadly Las Vegas massacre was among those killed in Wednesday night’s Borderline Bar & Grill shooting, his family confirmed.
It was College Country Night, a weekly event at Borderline, where students from local colleges such as Pepperdine, Cal Lutheran, Moorpark and Cal State Channel Islands were regulars.
Telemachus Orfanos loved to go to the popular Western-style bar and go line dancing. He was among more than 100 people inside the venue when a gunman dressed all in black opened fire around 11:15 p.m., killing 12 people and injuring a dozen others.
Protests in major U.S. cities have drawn crowds of thousands calling for the protection of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into potential coordination between Russia and President Donald Trump's campaign. Organizers oppose Trump's appointment of Matthew Whitaker to replace Jeff Sessions as attorney general after the president forced Sessions to resign Wednesday. Whitaker could now be the official to oversee the Russia probe, which he has criticized in the past.
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About 900 Central American migrants headed out of Mexico City on Friday to embark on the longest and most dangerous leg of their journey to the U.S. border, while thousands more were waiting one more day at a massive improvised shelter.
The group that got a head start bundled their few possessions and started off, taking a subway to the north part of the city and then hiking down an expressway with a police escort.
For many, it was the first time they had ever been in a metro system, and they had little knowledge of the city or the 1,740 mile (2,800 kilometer) route to Tijuana that lay ahead of them.
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In a harbinger of potentially big changes for Medicare, seniors in many states will be able to get additional services such as help with chores, safety devices and respite for caregivers next year through private "Medicare Advantage" insurance plans.
The shift reflects a growing recognition that simple help at home can have a meaningful impact on patients' well-being — and reduce some costs for taxpayers. A couple of hundred dollars to install grab bars in the shower can prevent a fall leading to a broken hip, a life-changing injury.
The newly covered services are similar to what people might need if they required long-term care, said Howard Gleckman, a senior researcher at the nonpartisan Urban Institute think tank.
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Two people were found dead as a pair of wildfires stretched from inland canyons to the Pacific in Southern California on Saturday, leaving people sifting through the remains of both mansions and modest homes for anything they had left.
The two bodies were found severely burned inside a car on a long residential driveway in Malibu, Los Angeles County sheriff's Chief John Benedict said. The home is on a winding stretch of Mulholland Highway with steep panoramic views, where on Saturday the roadway was littered with rocks, a few large boulders and fallen power lines, some of them still on fire. Most of the surrounding structures were leveled.
Tension continues to build in Florida as the possibility of a recount continues to loom over key races: the Florida Governor's seat, the Florida Senate seat and the seat for agriculture commissioner.
By noon on Saturday, all 67 election supervisors were to send unofficial electoral results to Secretary of State Ken Detzner. Detzner is then expected to review those results and decide whether any races are in need of an automatic recount. That decision will be made at 2 p.m.
An automatic machine recount is ordered if races are within .5%. A hand recount is ordered if the margins are within .25%.
No one is left in Paradise. Abandoned, charred vehicles clutter the main... View gallery »
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A federal judge in Montana has blocked construction of the $8 billion Keystone XL Pipeline to allow more time to study the project's potential environmental impact.
U.S. District Judge Brian Morris' order on Thursday came as Calgary-based TransCanada was preparing to build the first stages of the oil pipeline in northern Montana, The Great Falls Tribune reports. Environmental groups had sued TransCanada and The U.S. Department of State in federal court in Great Falls.
Morris says the government's analysis didn't fully study the cumulative effects of greenhouse gas emissions, the effects of current oil prices on the pipeline's viability or include updated modeling of potential oil spills.