CHICO, Calif | Latest: Sheriff: List of missing after fire drops to 1,000

CHICO, Calif.  — The Latest on California’s wildfires (all times local): 8 p.m. A Northern California sheriff says the list of names of those unaccounted for after a deadly wildfire has dropped to around 1,000. Butte County Sheriff Kory Honea says that’s about 300 less than what was posted at the start of Sunday. Authorities … Continue reading CHICO, Calif | Latest: Sheriff: List of missing after fire drops to 1,000

CHICO, Calif | Searchers in California wildfire step up efforts; 77 dead

CHICO, Calif. — Volunteers in white coveralls, hard hats and masks poked through ash and debris Sunday, searching for the remains of victims of the devastating Northern California wildfire before rains forecast this week complicate their efforts. While the predicted downpours could help tamp down blazes that have killed 77 people so far, they also … Continue reading CHICO, Calif | Searchers in California wildfire step up efforts; 77 dead

CHICO, Calif | The Latest: California wildfire death toll rises to 77

CHICO, Calif.— The Latest on California’s wildfires (all times local): 7:25 p.m. Authorities say one more set of human remains was found Sunday, bringing the total number killed in a devastating California wildfire to 77. A state incident report released Sunday evening says the flames destroyed more than 10,500 homes. Over a thousand names remain … Continue reading CHICO, Calif | The Latest: California wildfire death toll rises to 77

SAN ANTONIO | Aldridge, DeRozan help Spurs extend Warriors’ skid, 104-92

SAN ANTONIO — LaMarcus Aldridge had 24 points and 18 rebounds as the San Antonio Spurs fended off a late rally to beat short-handed Golden State 104-92 on Sunday night, extending the Warriors’ skid to three games. Kevin Durant scored 26 points and Klay Thompson had 25 for Golden State, which is 2-5 since an … Continue reading SAN ANTONIO | Aldridge, DeRozan help Spurs extend Warriors’ skid, 104-92

HONG KONG | Hong Kong starts trial for 9 accused in 2014 Occupy protests

HONG KONG — Three leaders of Hong Kong’s 2014 pro-democracy protests and six others are being tried for their involvement in the “Occupy Central” movement that paralyzed the city’s financial district for more than two months. The trial for the nine defendants opened Monday. They include two professors and a pastor who spearheaded the campaign … Continue reading HONG KONG | Hong Kong starts trial for 9 accused in 2014 Occupy protests

TALLAHASSEE, Fla | The Latest: Report: Embattled election official to resign

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The Latest on Florida’s election recount (all times local): 9:15 p.m. A local media report says an embattled county elections official in Florida will be resigning early next year. The South Florida Sun-Sentinel reported late Sunday that Broward County Supervisor of Elections Brenda Snipes had turned in her resignation letter earlier in … Continue reading TALLAHASSEE, Fla | The Latest: Report: Embattled election official to resign

TOKYO | Asian shares mostly up cheered by Wall Street buying spree

TOKYO  — Asian shares were mostly higher Monday after a buying spree on Wall Street kept up investor optimism into a new week, despite continuing worries about trade tensions. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 rose 0.5 percent to 21,784.87, while Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 fell 0.7 percent to 5,693.30 in early trading. South Korea’s Kospi … Continue reading TOKYO | Asian shares mostly up cheered by Wall Street buying spree