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Trump threatens to withhold California fire aid, citing state’s ‘gross mismanagement’ of forests

Just hours after President Trump issued an emergency declaration to provide funds to help firefighters in California as they battle at least three major wildfires across the state, the president threatened to withhold the federal payments — citing the state’s “gross mismanagement” of its forests. Tweeting from Paris early Saturday, Trump wrote that “there is no reason for these massive, deadly […]
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5:58 PM GMT+0000 / November 10, 2018

California bar shooting victims include police officer, aspiring Army service member

A police officer who talked to his wife just before rushing into the bar to save lives and a 22-year-old set to join the Army were among the people killed inside a popular California bar Wednesday night. At least 12 people were killed when a gunman walked into Borderline Bar & Grill in Thousand Oaks, California, threw […]
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6:06 PM GMT+0000 / November 9, 2018

California bar shooting leaves 12 dead, including sheriff’s sergeant, police say

Ian David Long, 28, was identified by police Thursday morning as the gunman who killed 12 people in a California bar shooting the night before. He was known to law enforcement after police were called to his home in April. Long, who was in the U.S. Marines Corp, was wearing black and armed with a .45-caliber […]
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3:36 PM GMT+0000 / November 8, 2018

Asian, Muslim and Latino immigrants across U.S. helped Trump and GOP win

Adryana Aldeen hovered outside a Dallas polling station Tuesday with a sign that read, “Pete Sessions for Congress” and a T-shirt that said, “Latinas for Abbott” – promoting both the incumbent Republican U.S. Congressman from the Dallas suburbs and the incumbent Republican governor of Texas. Aldeen, who immigrated from Mexico three decades ago, wasn’t letting President […]
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4:37 PM GMT+0000 / November 7, 2018

Emmanuel Macron: Six held in ‘attack’ plot against French president

Six people have been arrested in France on suspicion of planning to carry out a “violent” attack on President Emmanuel Macron, officials say. The individuals, reported to be five men and a woman, were picked up by the French security services in Brittany, north-east and south-east France. An investigation is now taking place into a […]
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5:48 PM GMT+0000 / November 6, 2018

Iran sanctions: Rouhani defiant as US re-imposes measures

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani has vowed to “break” swingeing sanctions re-imposed by the US targeting core parts of the economy. The Trump administration is restoring all sanctions lifted under the 2015 nuclear deal in a bid to pressure Iran. They will hit oil exports, shipping and banks, and make it difficult to do business with […]
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4:04 PM GMT+0000 / November 5, 2018

Uber launches US subscription service in five cities

Taxi-hailing firm Uber has launched a membership scheme dubbed Ride Pass, for passengers in five US cities. The deal allows passengers to avoid price surging, when costs rise at rush hour and other in-demand times. The fixed-fare plan costs $24.99 (£19) a month in Los Angeles and $14.99 in Austin, Denver, Miami, and Orlando. Uber […]
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12:03 PM GMT+0000 / November 4, 2018