Death toll rises to 48 as California Camp Fire rages on

The death toll rose to 48 people on Tuesday as the most devastating fire in California’s history raged on. The Camp fire in Butte County destroyed more than 130,000 acres since last week, burning thousands of homes in the town of Paradise. The remains of six more victims were found on Tuesday, Butte County Sheriff Kory Honea said. Forensic teams with cadaver dogs continue to comb through the charred landscape in Paradise. Earlier in the day, Sheriff Honea has listed 228 people as missing. More than 50,000 area residents remained…

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Democrats flip another House seat as race called in California

The Democrats flipped another House seat in California’s 10th District on Tuesday as votes were counted after the Veterans Day holiday. Democrat Josh Harder pulled off the upset victory over incumbent Republican Jeff Denham as thousands of votes were counted in the week after Election Day. Election workers had Monday off for the holiday. Harder, a former venture capitalist, slammed Denham for his votes supporting President Trump’s tax plan and eliminating Obamacare. Denham was first elected to the seat in 2010. Share this: Copyrighted By nypost.com. Source

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Families describe terrifying search for loved ones in fire-ravaged California

Dozens of families are frantically searching for loved ones missing in the massive wildfire in Northern California, including many who lived in the now-decimated town of Paradise. Teresa Moniz pressed her hand against her head Tuesday as she scanned a list of missing persons in a church in neighboring Chico and then added to it in writing, “Albert Moniz aka Pete,” the name of her husband, who is disabled. When the Camp Fire blaze reached Paradise on Thursday, Moniz said, she was in nearby Magalia while her husband was at…

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Passengers carjack Lyft driver, joyride ends in fiery fatal crash

Two passengers allegedly stole a Lyft driver’s vehicle in Minnesota and took it for fatal, 1 a.m. joyride — clocking in at 112 mph at one point — before crashing into some trees, cops said. The carjackers, described as two adult males, both died from their injuries, according to St. Cloud Police. They had gotten picked up by a 46-year-old Lyft driver from the area on Tuesday morning and driven around for a few minutes before eventually setting upon him. “The victim indicated he responded to a ride request,” cops…

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Parkland students: We told school about alleged shooter’s threats

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Two students told investigators they reported the Florida high school shooting suspect to an administrator for making threats but felt they were not taken seriously, a commission investigating the massacre was told Tuesday. Pinellas County sheriff’s Detective Chris Lyons told the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Commission that 30 people knew suspect Nikolas Cruz made threats and racist remarks, committed animal cruelty and engaged in odd behavior in the years before the February shooting that left 17 dead, but few reported it to police…

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Trump picks retired general for ambassador to Saudi Arabia

WASHINGTON — A retired four-star general is President Donald Trump’s pick to be U.S. ambassador to Saudi Arabia, filling a key diplomatic vacancy at a time when U.S.-Saudi relations are being tested by the slaying of a journalist critical of the Saudi royal family. Trump announced Tuesday that he is nominating John Abizaid, the longest-serving commander of the U.S. Central Command, to lead the U.S. Embassy in Riyadh. It’s a post that has been empty since former ambassador Joseph Westphal left in January 2017. If confirmed by the Senate, Abizaid…

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Surreal spy games return in the second season of ‘Patriot’

The flip side to an acquired taste like “Patriot” is that one person’s television gold is someone else’s disposable tin. But if your personal tastes run to off-kilter comedy, then this weird, atmospheric spy caper, back for Season 2 on Amazon, is right up your alley: Think of a series mixing the offbeat sensibilities of the Coen Brothers with the quirky darkness of David Lynch. Created by Steve Conrad (“The Pursuit of Happyness”), the show’s eight-episode second season ostensibly follows the main arc of Season 1: the efforts of dour…

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Beloved giraffe euthanized after long battle with joint disease: zoo

OMAHA, Neb. — Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium has announced the death of a one of its two male giraffes. The zoo said Tuesday that Sam the giraffe was euthanized because of a degenerative joint disease that had progressed after several years of treatment. Sam’s condition was being tracked through X-rays, as well as behavioral and other indicators, the zoo says, and “concern for the animal’s welfare required humane euthanasia.” The 17-year-old giraffe was born in 2001 at the zoo. There is now one male and nine female giraffes…

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Wagner family arrested after gruesome Rhoden family massacre in Ohio

An Ohio family of four was arrested in connection to the horrific massacre of eight members of another family more than two years ago, according to officials. Authorities announced Tuesday that the Wagner family was arrested for allegedly killing eight members of the Rhoden family execution-style in April 2016 at four different Pike County homes, according to the Cincinnati Enquirer. The suspects were identified as George “Billy” Wagner, 47, his wife Angela Wagner, 48, and their sons, George Wagner IV, 27, and Edward “Jake” Wagner, 26. Investigators discovered marijuana growing…

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Do those viral humping exercises really work?

This workout wants to “hump … you up!” A Chinese man was mocked Monday after a video of him doing pelvic thrusts in the gym — while attached to a contraption — went viral. And just last week, a clip of pro golfer Justin Thomas sweating in a similarly erotic motion circulated on Twitter. So is this suggestive movement a real exercise, or simply glorified sexercise? According to Kirk Adams, director of fitness at Golf & Body NYC, it’s an advanced version of a classic gym-rat move. “It’s basically an…

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