More Than 1,000 People Now Listed As Missing In California's Deadliest Fire

Updated at 10:28 p.m. ET More than 1,000 people are listed as missing in the wake of the Northern California wildfire known as the Camp Fire, authorities say. It's a number that has ballooned rapidly and is expected to continue to fluctuate. The Butte County Sheriff's Office had said on Thursday evening there were 631 people unaccounted for. However, that number may include people who escaped to safety and do not realize they are being searched for. The death toll also rose after eight sets...

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After The Fire, The Town Of Paradise Lies In An Ashy Quiet

Days after the flames swept through Paradise, dense smoke still hangs over this town whose residents are mostly gone. They fled to nearby towns along traffic-choked roads leading away from the small California community that was popular with retirees. Some residents didn't make it out. Authorities say at least 56 people died in the Northern California wildfire known as the Camp Fire, which has burned through at least 215 square miles of land and consumed Paradise. Others are still missing,...

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Longtime Inland Empire journalist and KVCR contributor Cassie MacDuff and KVCR's Ken Vincent review some of the Inland Empire's top news stories this week, including:

1. Inland Empire Congressional Races
2. Inland Empire Assembly Races
3. Mid Term results for Riverside County Sheriff
4. San Bernardino Mayor's Race
5. Other Local Races and Results


Fighting Fires From the Air In California

Nov 16, 2018
Bob Moffitt / Capital Public Radio

For all of the work they do on the ground, firefighters often can use a little help from above in the form of water and fire retardant drops. Capital Public Radio's Bob Moffitt tells us about the people who work to help fight fire from the air.

In Part 1 of our occasional series on the long-established culture of gang violence in the city of San Bernardino, KVCR's Trisha Ahmed speaks with a couple of locals who live amid the violence - and have some spot-on insight into how it's perpetuated.

More than 300 people attended the Eleventh Annual Homeless Summit yesterday (Wednesday) at the Ontario Airport Hotel.  Though San Bernardino County saw a drop in chronic homelessness over the past year, some care providers say there's a lot of work to do.  KVCR's Danielle Fox has more.

In-home caregivers are in the middle of a contract fight with the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors.  KVCR's Benjamin Purper has more.

Victoria Ruiz is an in-home care provider for her daughter Andrea, who has cerebral palsy.

Because Andrea has seizures throughout the night, Victoria is always on call.

Amtrak has announced it will close it's reservations call center in Riverside, laying off hundreds of employees.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

Report: California Makes Progress Helping Foster Youth

Nov 15, 2018

California's teenage foster youth are doing better than the national avereage in several important ways, according to a new report.  KVCR's Benjamin Purper has more.

Capital Public Radio

Outgoing California Governor Jerry Brown and Governor-Elect Gavin Newsom held a media availability yesterday (Tuesday) after meeting in private at the state's Capitol.  The two discussed a lot but on the top of the list was the deadly wildfires current spreading throughout the state.  Capital Public Radio's Nadine Sebai reports.

President Trump claimed in a recent tweet 'there is no reason' for California's deadly fires other than poor 'forest management.'  Capital Public Radio's PolitiFact reporter Chris Nichols fact-checked that claim.

California's most selective public colleges still admit far too few black and Latino students, according to a new report that will be released today (Wednesday).  More from KVCR's Isel Cuapio.


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Missing Argentine Submarine Found In Deep Ocean Ravine

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An Argentine submarine has been found about half a mile below the ocean's surface, almost a year after it disappeared with 44 crew members on board.

Ocean Infinity, a Houston-based company, sent mini-submarines to scour the ocean floor for the submarine, and were on the last day of their search when they received notification of a 60-meter long geological formation in a deep ocean ravine, about 700 miles east of the Argentine city of Puerto Madryn. Photo images revealed it to be the submarine, the ARA San Juan.

This week was one of the most chaotic in British politics in recent decades. After more than a year of negotiations, Prime Minister Theresa May presented a Brexit withdrawal agreement from the European Union that seemed to unite British politicians across the spectrum in their hatred for it.

The "Sitcom King" is back with a series where both the situation and comedy are unexpected.

Chuck Lorre, the mind behind huge hits that include Two and a Half Men, Mike & Molly, and The Big Bang Theory, has created a series for Netflix. It's set in Hollywood, but is really about the biggest show of all: growing old.

For the first time since women have been allowed to apply, a female soldier is one step closer to becoming a member of the Green Berets.

The Army opened its special operations jobs to women in 2016 but none has ever made it past the initial Special Forces Assessment and Selection process, a 24-day program designed to push soldiers to the brink of mental and physical exhaustion.

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Saudis Deny Reported CIA Conclusion That Crown Prince Ordered Khashoggi Assassination

Updated at 2:45 p.m. ET The CIA has concluded that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ordered the killing of outspoken Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, according to media reports. Washington Post journalist Shane Harris, who was part of the team that broke the story on Friday, told NPR's Weekend Edition that the CIA drew its conclusion from "a number of different streams of intelligence." Saudi officials have denied that the crown prince had any role in Khashoggi's death. And a brother...

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Local Police Can't Detain Immigrants For ICE, NY Court Finds

An appellate court in Brooklyn ruled Wednesday that local police officers in New York state can't hold immigrants in custody beyond their release date solely to turn them over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement without a judicial warrant. The case involved Susai Francis, an Indian national living on Long Island who overstayed a visa in the 1990s. After an arrest in Nassau County in June 2017, for driving under the influence, he was transferred to Suffolk County to complete a different...

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Recession Indicators, Pt 1

We've been pulling out of a recession for so long now that a lot of people are wondering whether we're on the brink of going back in. There's no easy way to tell, but there's an Indicator the Conference Board uses, called the Leading Economic Index. It's kind of like the dashboard on a car, with ten dials and gauges flickering away that the Conference Board economists use to tell how the economy is doing overall, and whether we're running into trouble (it is the dismal science, after all)....

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Migrant Kids Survive Hardship To Reunite With Parents. Then What?

For nearly a month, the two sisters — then ages 17 and 12 — traveled by road from their home in El Salvador to the southern border of the United States. They had no parent or relatives with them on that difficult journey in the fall of 2016 — just a group of strangers and their smugglers. Ericka and her younger sister Angeles started out in multiple cars, Ericka remembers. "In Mexico, it was buses. And we changed buses very often." (NPR is using only the sisters' middle names to protect their...

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Federal Investigators Pinpoint What Caused String Of Gas Explosions In Mass.

On an afternoon last September, a string of explosions suddenly hit Merrimack Valley, Mass. At least five homes were destroyed and a person was killed. More than 20 others were injured. Federal investigators say they have now pinpointed what caused the sudden explosions on Sept. 13 — a natural gas company field engineer made a major mistake in the plans he developed for construction work that happened earlier that day, resulting in a disastrous chain reaction. After the incident, authorities...

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Politics From NPR

Opinion: Amazon Deal In New York Creates Some Unlikely Allies

In these days of polarized politics, there was a small sign of a coalition this week. Voices that range — and it's quite a range — on the left from the newly-elected Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, a democratic socialist, to labor unions and local Democratic Queens leaders to The Wall Street Journal 's conservative editorial page and Tucker Carlson of Fox News denounced the deal New York City and state struck with Amazon to locate one of its headquarters in the borough of Queens....

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Education From NPR

DeVos Announces New Rules On Campus Sexual Assault; New Bill Tries To Simplify Financial Aid

You're reading NPR's weekly roundup of education news. New rules on college campus sexual assault and harassment In an overhaul to Title IX, the Department of Education proposed new regulations on Friday for schools dealing with allegations of sexual assault and harassment. The draft rules narrow the definition of sexual harassment and bolster the rights of accused students . Victims' rights groups say that the rules discourage students from reporting harassment and assault – and they make it...

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Arts, Culture, And Media From NPR

'Authenticity Is My Rebellion': Viola Davis On 'Widows,' Steve McQueen And Legacy

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William Goldman, Writer Behind 'Butch Cassidy,' 'Princess Bride,' Dies At 87

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