• 10 Things to Know for Today

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

  • Today in History

    Today in History

  • Remembering the sweet life of a town wiped out by wildfire

    PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — There’s a sweet legend about this town: On a blazing summer day in the 1850s, a lumber mill crew with wagon and ox took a break under a grove of tall evergreens. The air was cool, the pine needles fragrant.

  • The Latest: At least 55,000 ballots in Senate hand recount

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on Florida’s election recount (all times local):

  • Northern California fire death toll at 56; 130 missing

    MAGALIA, Calif. (AP) — At least 63 are now dead from a Northern California wildfire, and officials say they have a missing persons list with 631 names on it in an ever-evolving accounting of the missing after the nation’s deadliest wildfire in a century.

  • The Latest: New wildfire burning in Southern California

    MAGALIA, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on wildfires in California (all times local):

  • AP News in Brief at 12:09 a.m. EST

    California town’s wildfire evacuation plan raises questions

  • FBI re-creates decoy heads Alcatraz inmates used in escape

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Half a century after a notorious prison escape from Alcatraz Island, the FBI has created replicas of decoy heads that inmates used to distract guards from a plan that still captivates researchers and tourists.

  • Bitter battle for Florida Senate seat goes to hand recount

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida’s acrimonious battle for the U.S. Senate headed Thursday to a legally required hand recount after an initial review by ballot-counting machines showed Republican Gov. Rick Scott and Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson separated by less than 13,000 votes.

  • Farm animals may soon get new features through gene editing

    OAKFIELD, N.Y. (AP) — Cows that can withstand hotter temperatures. Cows born without pesky horns. Pigs that never reach puberty.