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A Copperfield's Bookstore customer reads a book via a skylight on Monday, Oct. 15, 2018, in Calistoga, Calif. Northern California's biggest utility has taken the unprecedented step of cutting electricity for tens of thousands of customers in an attempt to prevent wildfires amid rising winds and official warnings on Monday of extreme fire danger. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
California utilities shut off power amid wildfire concernsConcerned about downed power lines sparking wildfires, two major California utilities took the rare step of cutting power to customers amid high winds
The Associated Press2 hours ago
In this Monday, Oct. 15, 2018 photo, Congresswoman Jackie Speier (D-CA) poses for a portrait in New York. Soon after the #MeToo movement began a year ago Speier spoke out. "I wanted women in Congress to know they can come and talk to me and they would be safe and I would have their backs," she said. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
1 year after MeToo, survivors reflect on their disclosuresOne year after the #MeToo hashtag set Twitter ablaze, survivors who shared their stories in the past year reflect what the movement means to them.
The Associated Press2 hours ago
In this Oct. 1, 2018 photo, Christin Evans, owner of The Booksmith, carries her dog Joey Pistachio as she crosses Ashbury Street along Haight Street in San Francisco. A measure on San Francisco's Nov. 6 ballot would levy an extra tax on hundreds of the city's wealthiest companies to raise $300 million for homelessness and mental health services. It's the latest battle between big business and social services advocates who say that companies such as Amazon, Google and Salesforce can afford to help solve severe inequities caused by business success. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
Salesforce vs. Twitter in San Francisco homeless tax fightA Nov. 6 ballot measure to tax San Francisco's wealthiest businesses for the homeless has pitted two of the city's tech titans against each other
The Associated Press2 hours ago
FILE- In this Sept. 12, 2018, file photo Health & Human Services Secretary Alex Azar speaks during an interview with The Associated Press in New York.  In a move announced Monday, Oct. 14, by the industry's largest trade group dozens of drugmakers will start disclosing the prices for U.S. prescription drugs advertised on TV. Azar responded that the industry's announcement is a "small step in the right direction" but the government's plan "will go further." (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
The Latest: US wants drugmakers to put prices in TV adsFederal government wants drugmakers to disclose list price of prescription drugs in TV commercials
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Chuan Milford, left, cries while she thanks Florida National Guard soldiers for loading up her car with food and water at an aid distribution point in the wake of Hurricane Michael in Panama City, Fla., Monday, Oct. 15, 2018. Milford and her husband, John, right, lost their home to the storm. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
Families search for the missing in the hurricane's aftermathFive days after Hurricane Michael slammed into the Florida Panhandle, people are struggling to locate friends and loved ones who haven't been heard from
The Associated Press3 hours ago
In this Oct. 8, 2018 photo, U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke announces a ban on mining claims north of Yellowstone National Park as K.C. Walsh, left, president of Simms Fishing Products, listens near Emigrant, Mont. The Trump administration is considering using West Coast military bases or other federal properties as transit points for shipments of U.S. coal and natural gas to Asia as officials seek to bolster the domestic energy industry and circumvent environmental opposition to fossil fuel exports, according to Zinke and two Republican lawmakers. (AP Photo/Matthew Brown)
West Coast military installations eyed for US fuel exportsThe Trump administration is considering using West Coast federal properties including military installations as transit points for shipments of U.S. coal and natural gas to Asia
The Associated Press3 hours ago
A sign for a Sears department store is displayed in Willow Grove, Pa., Monday, Oct. 15, 2018. Sears filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Monday, buckling under its massive debt load and staggering losses. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Girdles and socket wrenches: Sears was the Amazon of its dayHow the might have fallen: Sears, which was the Amazon of its day, files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy
The Associated Press3 hours ago
FILE - In this Oct. 1, 2018, file photo, officials in Georgia works at the scene where dozens of cows escaped when a tractor-trailer transporting them overturned on a busy junction north of Atlanta. Officials say a cow who managed to hoof it for two weeks on the lam after the tractor-trailer overturned on a busy interstate junction north of Atlanta has been caught. (John Spink /Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP, File)
Cattle roundup over: Last cow caught weeks after truck crashAuthorities say last escaped cow on the lam after a tractor-trailer overturned two weeks ago near Atlanta has been captured in some woods
The Associated Press3 hours ago
FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Burleigh County Sheriff's Department in Bismarck, N.D. shows Lavrick Willocks, of Jamaica. Willocks, the mastermind of a a Jamaican lottery scam that defrauded at least 95 of mostly elderly Americans out of millions of dollars, was sentenced Monday, Oct. 15, 2018, in federal court in Bismarck, N.D., to six years in federal prison. (Burleigh County Sheriff's Department via AP, File)
Man said to be Jamaican lottery scam kingpin gets 6 yearsA Jamaican man who authorities said masterminded a lottery scam that defrauded at least 95 mostly elderly Americans out of more than $5.8 million has been sentenced to six years in federal prison
The Associated Press3 hours ago
FILE - In this March 7, 2017 file photo, rowers paddle down the Charles River past the campus of Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass. A lawsuit alleging racial discrimination against Asian American applicants in Harvard's admissions process is heading to trial in Boston's federal court on Monday, Oct. 15, 2018. Harvard denies any discrimination, saying it considers race as one of many factors when considering applicants. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
Harvard: Race can only help, never harm, applicants' chancesA group suing Harvard University says the school uses a loosely defined "personal rating" to discriminate against Asian-Americans who apply to the school
The Associated Press3 hours ago
FILE - In a Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2008 file photo, Lam Luong is escorted into Mobile County District Court Judge Charles McKnight's court room at Mobile Government Plaza in Mobile, Ala. Lam Luong, convicted of killing four children by throwing them off a bridge, had his death sentence reduced by a judge Monday, Oct. 15, 2018 to life imprisonment, after tests showed he had an IQ of 51. (Bill Starling/Press-Register via AP)
Death sentence vacated for man who threw children off bridgeA man convicted of killed four children by throwing them from an Alabama bridge has had his death sentence reduced to life imprisonment after tests showed he had an IQ of 51
The Associated Press5 hours ago
FILE - This March 1, 1959, file photo shows a Sears building in downtown Houston. Sears has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Monday, Oct. 15, 2018, buckling under its massive debt load and staggering losses. The company once dominated the American landscape, but whether a smaller Sears can be viable remains in question. (Houston Chronicle via AP, File)
Sears files for Chapter 11 amid plunging sales, massive debtSears has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, buckling under its massive debt load and staggering losses
The Associated Press7 hours ago
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