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Mercy Hospital Chicago Shooting: Mourning 3 innocent victims, including CPD Officer Samuel Jimenez

Mercy Hospital Chicago Shooting: Mourning 3 innocent victims, including CPD Officer Samuel Jimenez

CHICAGO (WLS) — Flags are flying at half-staff in Chicago Tuesday as the city remembers the innocent victims killed in the shooting at Mercy Hospital. Officer Samuel Jimenez was one of three people killed by a gunman, who also died, police said. The 28-year-old officer who ran into the line of fire to save others […]

Special counsel Robert Mueller's team defends legitimacy of his appointment

Special counsel Robert Mueller's team defends legitimacy of his appointment

Special counsel Robert S. Mueller III is investigating Russian interference in the 2016 presidential campaign. (Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images) The elevation of Matthew G. Whitaker to acting attorney general does not affect special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s eligibility to lead the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, Mueller’s team said in a […]

Facing suspension by governor, Broward's election chief calls it quits

Facing suspension by governor, Broward's election chief calls it quits

Snipes sent her letter of resignation to state officials in Tallahassee just as the recount ended. | Getty Images Facing the likelihood of an embarrassing removal from office, Broward County’s much-maligned election supervisor, Brenda Snipes, announced Sunday she will resign following a string of controversies plaguing her office before and since Election Day. Snipes sent […]

Trump visits fire ravaged California

Trump visits fire ravaged California

Brown, for his part, thanked Trump for putting a spotlight on the tragedies, and Newsom praised him for issuing major disaster and emergency declarations, which will provide federal funding to cover up to 75% of California’s cost to remove debris, conduct emergency activities and provide transitional sheltering. The Trump administration also has issued three grants […]

Both sides suggest new recounts in Broward's second day of manual recounting

Both sides suggest new recounts in Broward's second day of manual recounting

Broward County’s second day of manual recounting for the agriculture commissioner race was studded with requests for new recounts from both parties, though none appear to be likely to succeed. First, the volunteer counting process came to a halt just over an hour after it began Saturday morning, when lawyers from both political parties pointed […]

The Latest: People at shelters fall ill, are hospitalized

The Latest: People at shelters fall ill, are hospitalized

CHICO, Calif. — The Latest on California’s wildfires (all times local): 4 p.m. At least 25 people have been hospitalized due to an outbreak of norovirus at shelters housing people who evacuated from a massive wildfire in Northern California. Butte County public health spokeswoman Lisa Almaguer says the number of sick people keeps growing as […]

California's Largest Utility Had Asked to Hike Customers' Bills Over Wildfires

California's Largest Utility Had Asked to Hike Customers' Bills Over Wildfires

(SACRAMENTO, Calif.) — A utility facing severe financial pressure amid speculation its equipment may have sparked a deadly Northern California wildfire asked U.S. energy regulators last month for permission to raise its customers’ monthly bills to harden its system against wildfires and deliver a sizable increase in profits to shareholders. In an October filing with […]

Democratic gains erasing House GOP in California

Democratic gains erasing House GOP in California

A slow-moving blue wave is on the verge of washing away the House Republicans’ California delegation — a once-strong faction of the GOP that rivaled the powerful Texas delegation. Democrats have flipped four GOP seats in the Golden State thus far, while two other races in red districts are still too close to call. If […]

Authorities look for missing St. Louis ballet dancer after her car was found in park

Authorities look for missing St. Louis ballet dancer after her car was found in park

ST. LOUIS, Mo. — Authorities are looking for a missing ballet dancer after her car was found at a northeast Missouri lake. A state park ranger found Raffaella Stroik’s vehicle in a boat ramp parking lot Monday in Mark Twain State Park, according to authorities.  A Missouri state trooper checked the area the next morning and […]

Peter Strauss Ranch destroyed by Woolsey fire shows intensity of fire

Peter Strauss Ranch destroyed by Woolsey fire shows intensity of fire

It’s a quintessential Southern California rescue effort involving a yacht, a billionaire and surfers. Howard Leight, a winery owner, has lent his yacht to volunteers who are delivering donated supplies to victims of the Woolsey fire. On Tuesday morning, several people loaded the 150-foot Leight Star with water bottles, snacks, dog food, gas and other necessities before […]

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