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  • Camp Fire Search Efforts Intensify with More Than 600 People Reported Missing

    CALIFORNIA — As the death toll from the Camp Fire rose to 63 people and the number of people missing spiked to more than 600, rescue workers searching for human remains in the wreckage hope hundreds of people who are still unaccounted for after the blaze are still alive. “A lot of people are displaced, and a lot of people don’t know we’re looking for them,” Butte County Sheriff and Coroner Kory Honea said late Thursday. The dramatic rise in […]

  • Roy Clark, ‘Hee Haw’ Host, Dies at 85

    Roy Clark, a country music star and former host of the long-running TV series “Hee Haw,” died Thursday, his publicist told CNN. He was 85. Clark died of complications from pneumonia at his home in Tulsa, Oklahoma, according to publicist Sandy Brokaw. Raised in Washington D.C., the guitarist and banjo player began his musical career as a young teen. He made his first appearance at the Grand Ole Opry at age 17. Band gigs led to television appearances on “The […]

  • Authorities Are Asking for DNA Samples From Relatives of the Missing in California’s Camp Fire

    Hundreds of rescue personnel dressed in white overalls are sifting through smoldering rubble and mangled cars, searching for human remains in California’s deadliest and most destructive wildfire. The Camp Fire has killed at least 56 people in Northern California’s Butte County and turned the hard-hit town of Paradise into ash and debris. At least two other people have been killed in another major wildfire in Southern California, putting the state’s death toll at 58 since the two blazes began last […]

  • A California Couple ‘Adopted’ a 93-Year-Old Veteran After His Town Burned to the Ground

    Tracy Grant was in a parking lot handing out hamburgers to evacuees from the devastating Camp Fire in Northern California when she encountered Lee Brundige. The 93-year-old World War II veteran had just fled his house in Paradise by driving his own car as the wildfire was approaching. “He called me the burger girl,” Grant says. “It took us about 24 hours to convince him to follow me home.” This was last Thursday in Oroville, about 11 miles south of […]

  • Death Toll Rises to 50 From California Wildfires, 48 From Camp Fire Alone

    The number of people killed in wildfires burning in California has risen to 50 — including 48 from northern California’s Camp Fire, already the most destructive and deadly blaze in state history. As firefighters battle that fire Wednesday in Butte County north of Sacramento, authorities fear more human remains will be found as searchers comb through rubble and ashes in Paradise, the ravaged town of about 27,000 residents. “I want to tell you, though, this is a very, very difficult […]

  • Horse Found ‘Shivering Uncontrollably’ After Surviving Camp Fire in Backyard Pool

    PARADISE, Calif. – When Jeff Hill returned to his neighborhood in Paradise, California, after evacuating during the Camp fire, he came across a wayward horse — in a backyard swimming pool. The horse appeared to have jumped in to escape the flames, and was caught in the pool cover. He had been checking on a neighbor’s house to see if it was still standing when he discovered the horse, Hill wrote in a Facebook post. “We scrambled to unhook the […]

  • Petco to Stop Selling Food with Artificial Ingredients

    Petco is raising the bar when it comes to our pets’ health. The pet store chain announced Tuesday it will stop selling pet food and treats with artificial ingredients. According to the company, that’s a first for any major pet food retailer. Petco’s CEO said they aim to set a new standard and the goal is better health and wellness for the beloved animals in our homes. So starting in January, Petco will begin to remove from store shelves all […]

  • Vatican orders US bishops to delay taking action on sexual abuse crisis

    The Vatican has told the US Conference of Catholic Bishops to delay voting on measures to hold bishops accountable for failing to protect children from sexual abuse, the president of the conference said in a surprise announcement Monday morning. In announcing the decision to his fellow bishops, Cardinal Daniel DiNardo said he was disappointed by the Vatican’s interference, which he said he learned of on Sunday afternoon. “At the insistence of the Holy See, we will not be voting on […]

  • Marvel Comics Co-Creator Stan Lee Dead at 95

    Stan Lee, the colorful Marvel Comics patriarch who helped usher in a new era of superhero storytelling — and saw his creations become a giant influence in the movie business — has died. He was 95. Kirk Schneck, an attorney for Lee’s daughter, tells CNN the comic giant died was taken by ambulance from his home on Monday morning to Cedar’s Sinai Medical Center, where he later died. The cause of death is not yet known, according to Schneck. Lee […]

  • 10 Ways to Honor Veterans Beyond Veterans Day

    Every year on November 11, Americans honor the 19.6 million active and former US service members who have gone to war. Veterans Day is marked by parades, speeches and solemn ceremonies offering a nation’s appreciation. Here are ways to go beyond saying “thanks for your service” and truly make a difference in a veteran’s life — on this day and throughout the year. Volunteer This online tool identifies volunteer opportunities at local VA offices. You can also join the Volunteer […]

  • New Cholesterol Guidelines Offer a More Personalized Approach

    New cholesterol guidelines recommend a more personalized approach in risk assessments, a returned focus on LDL target levels and new drug options for those at highest risk for cardiovascular disease. The guidelines were announced Saturday during the American Heart Association’s annual scientific conference. The recommendations, set out by the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology, also discussed the value of using coronary artery calcium scores for some patients and expanded the age range for treatment. “High cholesterol […]

  • ‘I’m Not Giving up Hope:’ Search for the Missing Continues in California Wildfires

    CALIFORNIA — As deadly wildfires that have claimed at least 31 lives continue to scorch California, officials are trying to help people find hundreds of missing loved ones. Many of the missing are from Butte County, where the most destructive fire in state history is burning. Some 228 people remain unaccounted for in the Camp fire, county Sheriff and Coroner Kory Honea told reporters Sunday evening. Meanwhile, 107 people previously deemed missing have been found, some in shelters, he said. […]