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In this photo provided by the Santa Barbara County Fire Department, with smoke obscuring the sun in the distance, a Coulson C-130 Air Tanker turns in to make a drop on a hillside near Toro Canyon Road in Carpinteria, Calif., Monday, Dec. 11, 2017. Ash fell like snow and heavy smoke had residents gasping for air Monday as a wildfire exploded in size, becoming the fifth largest in state history. (Mike Eliason/Santa Barbara County Fire Department via AP)
December 11, 2017 - 9:33 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ash fell like snow and heavy smoke had residents gasping for air Monday as a huge Southern California wildfire exploded in size again, becoming the fifth largest in state history and driving celebrities from a wealthy hillside enclave. Tens of thousands have fled their homes as...
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FILE - In this March 27, 2008 file photo, the Pentagon is seen in this aerial view in Washington. A Pentagon official tells The Associated Press that transgender people can enlist in the military beginning Jan. 1, despite President Donald Trump's opposition. The new policy reflects growing legal pressure on the issue. Potential transgender recruits will have to overcome a lengthy and strict set of physical, medical and mental conditions that make it possible, although difficult, for them to join the armed services. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)
December 11, 2017 - 8:29 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Transgender recruits will be allowed to enlist in the military beginning Jan. 1, the Pentagon said Monday, as President Donald Trump's ordered ban suffered more legal setbacks. The new policy reflects the difficult hurdles the federal government would have to cross to enforce...
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This undated photo provided by the New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission shows Akayed Ullah, the suspect in the explosion near New York's Times Square on Monday, Dec. 11, 2017. Ullah is suspected of strapping a pipe bomb to his body and setting off the crude device in a passageway under 42nd Street between Seventh and Eighth Avenues, injuring himself and a few others. (New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission via AP)
December 11, 2017 - 6:05 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A would-be suicide bomber inspired by Islamic State extremists strapped on a crude pipe bomb, slipped unnoticed into the nation's busiest subway system and set the device off at rush hour Monday in a scenario that New York has dreaded for years, authorities said. In the end, the...
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Law enforcement officials work following an explosion near New York's Times Square on Monday, Dec. 11, 2017. Police said a man with a pipe bomb strapped to his body set off the crude device in a passageway under 42nd Street between Seventh and Eighth Avenues. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)
December 11, 2017 - 5:20 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on an explosion in a New York City subway passageway (all times local): 6:15 p.m. Law enforcement officials say a pipe bomb that exploded in a crowded New York City subway passageway was ignited with a Christmas light, matches and a nine-volt battery. The officials say...
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Sharon Stone, left, and Alfre Woodard appear at the nominations for the 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton hotel on Monday, Dec. 11, 2017, in Beverly Hills, Calif. The 75th annual Golden Globe Awards will be held on Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
December 11, 2017 - 7:55 am
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Nominees for the 75th annual Golden Globe Awards, announced Thursday in Beverly Hills, California, by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association: MOTION PICTURES —Picture, Drama: "Call Me By Your Name," ''Dunkirk," ''The Post," The Shape of Water" and "Three Billboards...
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USA TODAY
December 11, 2017 - 7:03 am
An explosion has been reported in Manhattan. New York City Police tell CBS News Radio of an incident at the Port Authority Bus Terminal with train lines now shut down and some street closures near Times Square. WCBS Radio reports one person taken into custody. CBS News says one person was...
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Baltimore Ravens running back Javorius Allen (37) scores during the second half of an NFL football game against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Pittsburgh, Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
December 10, 2017 - 11:14 pm
The Latest on Week 14 of the NFL season: (all times local): 12:10 a.m. The Pittsburgh Steelers are AFC North champions after a wild 39-38 victory over the division rival Baltimore Ravens. Pittsburgh blew an early two-touchdown lead and trailed by 11 points going into the fourth quarter before...
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FILE - In this June 3, 2017, file photo, former Detroit Tigers pitcher Jack Morris watches a baseball game between the Tigers and the Chicago White Sox in Detroit. Former Tigers teammates Morris and Alan Trammell were elected to the baseball Hall of Fame on Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017, completing the journey from Motown to Cooperstown. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
December 10, 2017 - 7:10 pm
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Fittingly, Jack Morris reached the Hall of Fame in extra innings. Morris was elected to the Hall by its Modern Era committee on Sunday along with former Detroit Tigers teammate Alan Trammell, completing a joint journey from Motown to Cooperstown. The big-game pitcher...
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A general view of atmosphere at the Los Angeles premiere of "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" at the Shrine Auditorium on Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
December 10, 2017 - 10:23 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — There were cheers, gasps, droid photo opportunities, casino games and more than a few standing ovations at the jam-packed world premiere of "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" Saturday night in Los Angeles, which many are already praising online. Rian Johnson, the writer and director of...
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Sharonda Fields, who said she was abused while working at a Georgia restaurant last year, is photographed at her attorney's office in Atlanta, Monday, Dec. 4, 2017. "I was absolutely humiliated. It was degrading, I felt embarrassed, said Fields. "I just felt like nothing happened when those guys talked to me that way and especially when the staff and the managers knew what was going on it made me feel like dirt." As new allegations of sexual harassment are levied against famous people in the worlds of entertainment, news and politics day after day, stories like Fields' are quietly playing out in restaurant, bars and hotels across the country. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
December 10, 2017 - 9:08 am
CHICAGO (AP) — Allegations of sexual misconduct against famous figures and politicians are getting all the headlines but in restaurants, bars and hotels across the country, women are routinely subjected to the same kind of abuse. Attorneys, experts and the workers themselves say that verbal and...
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