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October 20, 2017 6:42 PM Some Santa Rosa Fire Victims Allowed to Return to See What’s Left of Their Homes

Sheriff fires back at ICE officials over statement on undocumented immigrant SANTA ROSA, Calif.—City officials today began allowing residents of some neighborhoods destroyed by wildfires last week to see what is left of their homes, as a cool, drenching rain helped firefighters gain better control over blazes that have consumed 7,700 structures and left at least 15

October 20, 2017 3:09 PM Kissing Tree focuses on community, independence

On the banks of the Hill Country, Kissing Tree is the first baby-boomer-centric community by Brookfield Residential, and one of the first of its kind in San Marcos. Kissing Tree is custom built with a focus on community that's balanced with independence. Built specifically for the energy and attitude of the baby boomer generation, Kissing Tree is a place 13

October 20, 2017 10:42 AM Poland: Man sets self on fire, has note blaming ruling party

WARSAW, Poland – Warsaw police are questioning witnesses and reviewing street surveillance videos after a man set himself on fire in the city's center. Police spokesman Robert Koniuszy said Friday the 54-year-old man was in serious condition at a hospital. He says the man was from outside Warsaw. Polish news portal Wyborcza.pl reports that the man distributed 18

October 20, 2017 10:39 AM Austrian Election Winner Sebastian Kurz Prepares for Talks With Far Right

Young center-right leader vows to support EU but plans coalition with Freedom Party, which the bloc once spurned The 31-year-old Austrian who won his country’s parliamentary elections this week by poaching votes from far-right nationalists now faces the test of figuring out how to govern with them. Austria’s head of state on Friday formally invited Sebastian 16

October 20, 2017 9:11 AM Lebanon's parliament passes first budget since 2005

BEIRUT – Lebanon's parliament has approved the country's first budget in 12 years after government failed to do so amid past political crises. The budget was approved late Thursday after three days of discussions by parliament. Sixty-one legislators voted in favor, eight abstained and four voted against. Some politicians had demanded that an audit be conducted 14

October 20, 2017 4:28 AM Federal judge refuses to erase Joe Arpaio’s conviction despite Trump pardon

A federal judge on Thursday shot down former sheriff Joe Arpaio’s bid to sweep his criminal record clean. Arpaio, the controversial former lawman in Arizona’s Maricopa County, was granted a pardon by President Trump on Aug. 25. He had been found guilty of criminal contempt of a federal court order after a five-day bench trial earlier this year and faced 15

October 20, 2017 4:01 AM Obama Attacks Tactics of Republican Candidate for Governor in Virginia

Yet while Mr. Murphy is comfortably ahead, Mr. Northam is locked in a competitive race. A former chairman of the Republican National Committee and a Washington establishment fixture, Mr. Gillespie has turned to more hard-line tactics in an effort to win over both swing voters and Mr. Trump’s supporters. While Virginia is increasingly Democratic — Mr. Obama 30

October 19, 2017 10:01 PM Pentagon investigating troubling questions after deadly Niger ambush

Defense Secretary James N. Mattis, troubled by a lack of information two weeks after an ambush on a special operations patrol in Niger left four U.S. soldiers dead, is demanding a timeline of what is known about the attack, as a team of investigators sent to West Africa begins its work. The growing list of unanswered questions and inability to construct 15

October 19, 2017 8:48 PM John Kelly’s fiery defense of Trump’s shot at Obama and Gold Star phone call, annotated

White House Chief of Staff John F. Kelly stood up for his boss, President Trump, during a media briefing on Thursday, telling reporters that he is the one who told Trump that previous presidents typically did not call the families of fallen troops and hailing Trump as “brave” for being willing to do so. Obama administration alumni have hammered Trump 16

October 19, 2017 5:04 PM CMA Awards 2017: Who are the country music performers and nominees?

Country music singer Miranda Lambert is nominated for five CMA Awards this year. The 51st Annual CMA Awards will take place on Nov. 8. (Reuters) Country music stars will compete for honors at the 51st Annual CMA Awards next month in Nashville, Tenn. Singers Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood will co-host this year's event. It's their tenth time emceeing 23