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BILLINGS, Mont. | Zinke ‘100 percent confident’ he’ll be cleared in probes

BILLINGS, Mont. — U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke declared Monday he’s “100 percent confident” no wrongdoing will be found in pending ethics investigations that have stirred speculation he could get ousted from President Donald Trump’s Cabinet. The former Montana congressman and Navy SEAL faces a number of probes by Interior’s inspector general, including one involving … Continue reading BILLINGS, Mont. | Zinke ‘100 percent confident’ he’ll be cleared in probes

SACRAMENTO, Calif. | Fires put pressure on California utilities despite new law

SACRAMENTO, Calif.— California utilities again are facing severe financial pressures from the possibility that their equipment sparked catastrophic wildfires, including two that are now burning at either end of the state. The pressure comes even though Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation in September giving utilities some relief beginning next year. The law made it easier … Continue reading SACRAMENTO, Calif. | Fires put pressure on California utilities despite new law

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. | Eagle Scout, aspiring lawyer, father killed in bar attack

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. — One was a veteran police officer who didn’t hesitate to run toward danger. Another was an art student who worked with children at her church. Others were a Navy veteran, an a cappella singer who worked as a caregiver, and a security guard with a “big personality” who was known for … Continue reading THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. | Eagle Scout, aspiring lawyer, father killed in bar attack

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. | Officer killed in California bar shooting described as hero

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif.  — Friends are remembering sheriff’s sergeant who was killed trying to stop a shooting rampage at a California bar as a “cop’s cop” who didn’t hesitate to run toward danger. Ventura County sheriff’s Sgt. Ron Helus died of gunshot wounds he suffered trying to stop gunman Ian David Long, who authorities say … Continue reading THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. | Officer killed in California bar shooting described as hero

WASHINGTON | Democrats retake the House, setting up divided government

WASHINGTON— The Democrats took back the House with a surge of fresh new candidates and an outpouring of voter enthusiasm Tuesday, breaking the GOP’s monopoly on power in Washington and setting the stage for a multitude of investigations of President Donald Trump that could engulf his administration over the next two years. Ending eight years … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Democrats retake the House, setting up divided government

WASHINGTON | Battle for the House tests Trump, GOP hold on Congress

WASHINGTON— The battle for the House is a fight to the finish, as Democrats try to flip the majority in a referendum on President Donald Trump and Republican control of Congress. Midterm elections are typically difficult for the party in power, and GOP incumbents had been on defense in races across the country as control … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Battle for the House tests Trump, GOP hold on Congress

WASHINGTON | Trump presidency faces high stakes in midterm elections

WASHINGTON  — President Donald Trump has been acting like a candidate on the ballot this week, staging daily double-header rallies and blasting out ads for Republicans up for election on Tuesday. Given the stakes for his presidency, he might as well be. A knot of investigations. Partisan gridlock. A warning shot for his re-election bid. … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump presidency faces high stakes in midterm elections