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Massive Thomas Fire Threatens Santa Barbara County

California Wildfire Triggers New Wave of Evacuations

New evacuations were called as surging winds drove an enormous wildfire toward a wealthy enclave in the coastal foothills northwest of Los Angeles. The mandatory evacuations around Montecito and neighboring Summerland came as winds raged

Spain Homicide Suspect

Spain Arrests Suspect Wanted in Italy for Killings

Spanish authorities on Friday arrested a homicide suspect wanted for months by Italy after three people were killed a day earlier in Spain, including two Civil Guards. Norbert Feher, a 36 year-old from Serbia, was arrested near Cantavieja

SoftBank Is Said To Seek Uber Stock At $48 Billion Valuation

Uber Driver Accused of Raping 16-Year-Old Girl

A Georgia Uber driver has been arrested on charges of raping a heavily intoxicated 16-year-old passenger, and authorities fear there may be other victims. Abdoulie Jagne, 58, drove a 16-year-old girl to an apartment complex outside Atlanta

Los Angeles Dodgers v Arizona Diamondbacks

President Trump Calls Wife of Hospitalized John McCain

President Donald Trump has called the wife of John McCain as the Arizona senator is hospitalized for cancer treatments. The White House said Trump called Cindy McCain on Friday to send his best wishes and check on her and her husband

ODD Cow Wanders Interstate

Cow Escapes Live Nativity Scene Twice

Stormy, a 7-year-old brown and white Hereford, was back munching hay at Old First Reformed Church of Christ by 7:15 a.m. after two sets of adventures on snowy downtown streets

Romania King's Funeral

Romanians Pay Respects During King Michael's Funeral

Tens of thousands of Romanians joined European royals to pay their respects to King Michael who was given a state funeral on Saturday. Michael, who ruled Romania twice before being forced to abdicate by the communists in 1947, died at age 96

6.5 Earthquake Hits Indonesia's Java Island

Deadly 6.5-Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Indonesia

A strong earthquake shook Indonesia's densely populated Java island on Friday night, killing two people and severely damaging dozens of homes near the epicenter. The magnitude 6.5 quake was felt across the island