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An aggressive wildfire in Southern California seared its way through dry vegetation Friday and spread quickly, destroying dozens of homes as tens of thousands of residents scrambled to get out of its way, authorities said.

By STEFANIE DAZIO and BRIAN MELLEY, Associated Press October 11, 2019
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The lights were back on Friday for many of the nearly 2 million Northern California residents who lost electricity when the state's largest utility switched it off this week in an effort to prevent wildfires, as the first death linked to the outages was reported — a man who relied on oxygen.

By OLGA R. RODRIGUEZ, Associated Press October 11, 2019
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Businessmen with ties to Rudy Giuliani lobbied a U.S. congressman in 2018 for help ousting the American ambassador to Ukraine around the same time they committed to raising money for the lawmaker.

By MICHAEL BIESECKER, DESMOND BUTLER and BRYAN SLODYSKO, Associated Press October 11, 2019
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A federal appeals court ruled Friday that President Donald Trump's financial records must be turned over to the House of Representatives.

By MARK SHERMAN and JESSICA GRESKO, Associated Press October 11, 2019
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A wildfire is raging along the northern border of Los Angeles as powerful Santa Ana winds sweep Southern California.

October 11, 2019
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A powerful typhoon is forecast to bring up to 80 centimeters (30 inches) of rain and damaging winds to the Tokyo area and Japan's Pacific coast this weekend, and the government is warning residents to stockpile necessities and leave high-risk places before it's too dangerous.

By MARI YAMAGUCHI, Associated Press October 11, 2019
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Even as the winds gusted dangerously as forecast, California's biggest utility faced hostility and second-guessing Thursday for shutting off electricity to millions of people to prevent its equipment from sparking wildfires.

By Associated Press October 10, 2019
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The U.S. will hand over to Iraqi authorities nearly 50 Islamic State members who were transferred from Syria in recent days, two Iraqi intelligence officials said Thursday.

October 10, 2019
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Turkey pressed its assault against U.S.-allied Kurdish forces in northern Syria on Thursday for a second day.

By Associated Press October 10, 2019
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Millions of retirees will get a modest 1.6% cost-of-living increase from Social Security in 2020, an uptick with potential political consequences in an election year when Democrats are pushing more generous inflation protection.

By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR, Associated Press October 10, 2019
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The acting director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement on Thursday criticized a judge's ruling barring his agency from relying solely on databases that have at times led to the wrongful detention of American citizens.

By KEVIN FREKING and NOMAAN MERCHANT, Associated Press October 10, 2019
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Ukraine's president insisted Thursday that he faced "no blackmail" from President Donald Trump in their phone call that led to an impeachment inquiry, distancing himself from the U.S. political drama and trying to claw back his own credibility.

By YURAS KARMANAU, ANGELA CHARLTON and LYNN BERRY, Associated Press October 10, 2019
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Two Florida businessmen tied to President Donald Trump's lawyer and the Ukraine investigation were charged Thursday with federal campaign finance violations. The charges relate to a $325,000 donation to a group supporting Trump's re-election.

By MICHAEL BIESECKER, MICHAEL BALSAMO, LARRY NEUMEISTER and ERIC TUCKER, Associated Press October 10, 2019
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"Sesame Street" is taking a new step to try to help kids navigate life in America — it's tackling the opioid crisis. Sesame Workshop is exploring the backstory of Karli, a bright green, yellow-haired friend of Elmo's whose mother is battling addiction. The initiative is part of the Sesame Street in Communities resources available online.

By MARK KENNEDY Associated Press October 9, 2019
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A plea from uranium mining companies and nuclear power plant operators for tax breaks and other federal financial boosts is going before President Donald Trump, as his administration studies reviving the U.S. uranium industry in the name of national security.

By Associated Press October 9, 2019
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Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden said Wednesday for the first time that President Donald Trump must be impeached for abusing the powers of his office to help his own reelection.

By BILL BARROW and HUNTER WOODALL Associated Press October 9, 2019
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California's biggest utility cut power to more than a million people Wednesday for what could be days on end in the most sweeping effort in state history to prevent wildfires caused by windblown power lines.

By BRIAN MELLEY and TERENCE CHEA Associated Press October 9, 2019
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When on Wednesday Turkey attacked the Kurds, America's longtime battlefield allies, U.S. troops had evacuated from harm's way.

By Associated Press October 9, 2019
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California's biggest utility shut off electricity to more than a million people Wednesday for what could be days on end, in the most sweeping effort in state history to prevent wildfires caused by windblown power lines.

By OLGA R. RODRIGUEZ and JANIE HAR, Associated Press October 9, 2019
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President Donald Trump lashed out Wednesday over sharp criticism of his decision to pull back U.S. troops from northeastern Syria, insisting he is focused on the "BIG PICTURE" that doesn't include American involvement in "stupid endless wars" in the Middle East.

By DARLENE SUPERVILLE and ROBERT BURNS, Associated Press October 9, 2019
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The U.S. Constitution gives the House "the sole power of impeachment" — but it confers that authority without an instruction manual.

By JONATHAN LEMIRE, JIM MUSTIAN and MIKE BALSAMO, Associated Press October 9, 2019
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China demanded Washington lift sanctions on Chinese tech companies and warned Wednesday it will "resolutely safeguard" the country's interests.

By Associated Press October 9, 2019
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Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said Tuesday that U.S. job growth since early last year was not as robust as thought, a hint that the Fed may be ready to keep cutting interest rates to support the economy.

By Associated Press October 8, 2019
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A seemingly divided Supreme Court struggled Tuesday over whether a landmark civil rights law protects LGBT people from discrimination in employment.

By Associated Press October 8, 2019
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President Donald Trump intensified his fight with Congress Tuesday over the Democrats' impeachment investigation, as the administration blocked a U.S. diplomat from testifying behind closed doors about the president's dealings with Ukraine. House committee chairmen said they would subpoena the envoy to force him to appear.

By MARY CLARE JALONICK and ERIC TUCKER, Associated Press October 8, 2019

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