MAGALIA, Calif | The Latest: Firefighter on California blaze struck by car

MAGALIA, Calif. — The Latest on wildfires in California (all times local): 10:20 p.m. An out-of-state firefighter battling a massive Southern California blaze has been struck by a truck. But authorities say his injuries aren’t life-threatening. KIRO-TV in Seattle reports that 46-year-old Terry Geiselman of Gig Harbor, a lieutenant with South Kitsap Fire & Rescue, … Continue reading MAGALIA, Calif | The Latest: Firefighter on California blaze struck by car

Justin Tucker repeats as AP’s best kicker

Justin Tucker stunned everyone with a miss. The Baltimore Ravens’ two-time All-Pro kicker is so good that nobody could believe it when he sliced a game-tying extra point wide right in a 24-23 loss to the Saints last month. It was Tucker’s first career miss after nailing 222 straight. Despite the shank, Tucker was voted … Continue reading Justin Tucker repeats as AP’s best kicker

WASHINGTON | Trump to award Presidential Medal of Freedom to donor’s wife

WASHINGTON — Miriam Adelson is a doctor, philanthropist and humanitarian, but is perhaps best known as the wife of Sheldon Adelson, a Las Vegas casino magnate considered one of the nation’s most powerful Republican donors. She gets to add a new title Friday when President Donald Trump honors her with the Presidential Medal of Freedom. … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump to award Presidential Medal of Freedom to donor’s wife

SUNRISE, Fla | Florida school massacre: Panel to look at medical response

SUNRISE, Fla.— For months, members of the panel investigating Florida’s high school massacre have called the sheriff’s deputy assigned to guard the campus “a coward” for hiding and not rushing inside in an attempt to stop the shooter. Given an opportunity to confront his critics Thursday, now-retired Broward Sheriff’s Deputy Scot Peterson sent his attorney … Continue reading SUNRISE, Fla | Florida school massacre: Panel to look at medical response

LOS ANGELES | California GOP ponders way forward after stunning losses

LOS ANGELES — In a speech to fellow Republicans in May, U.S. Rep. Mimi Walters issued an ominous warning about the coming election — California Democrats, she said, were “coming for all of us.” She was right. The congresswoman’s stunning defeat Thursday in the heart of Orange County, once a nationally known Republican stronghold, extended … Continue reading LOS ANGELES | California GOP ponders way forward after stunning losses

NEW YORK | Beloved toy store FAO Schwarz makes its comeback

NEW YORK— Three years after it closed its beloved toy store on Fifth Avenue, FAO Schwarz is making a return to New York. A new FAO opens Friday in Manhattan’s Rockefeller Center, about 10 blocks from its former home near Central Park. For more than 150 years, FAO Schwarz was known in New York City … Continue reading NEW YORK | Beloved toy store FAO Schwarz makes its comeback

CHICO, Calif | Fire death toll hits 63; sheriff says hundreds still missing

CHICO, Calif.— At least 63 are now dead from a Northern California wildfire, and officials say they have a missing persons list with 631 names on it in an ever-evolving accounting of the missing after the nation’s deadliest wildfire in a century. The high number of missing people probably includes some who fled the blaze … Continue reading CHICO, Calif | Fire death toll hits 63; sheriff says hundreds still missing

NEW YORK | Iowa and UConn upset ranked foes Oregon and Syracuse

NEW YORK — Unranked teams made a statement at the 2K Classic. Jordan Bohannon scored 16 points to lead Iowa to a 77-69 upset of No. 13 Oregon in the second semifinal of the 2K Classic on Thursday night. Luka Garza added 12, and Ryan Kriener finished with 11. The Hawkeyes (3-0) will play UConn … Continue reading NEW YORK | Iowa and UConn upset ranked foes Oregon and Syracuse