The California Democrat played down concerns about the more than one dozen members of her party demanding fresh leadership.
Tow truck operators loaded up the vehicle and transported it to a city lot. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported that a mother had been pulled over on suspicion of drunken driving and taken into custody; a 10-month-old child was taken out of the minivan before it was removed from the road. But, apparently, no one noticed a 4-year-old girl who was still inside the van.
WASHINGTON - A rare, two-headed snake that was found a few months ago in a suburban Virginia yard has died. Experts said it wasn't immediately clear what caused the snake to die, but snake keepers who specialize in caring for bicephalous snakes said it was "particularly challenged because of how far down the spine was fused." The copperhead was about six to eight inches long and was about two or three weeks old when it was found. It first showed up in September in a yard in Woodbridge, about 23 miles south of here.
Michael Avenatti, the brash lawyer and cable news fixture who came to prominence after he sued President Donald Trump on behalf of an adult-film star, was arrested Wednesday in Los Angeles on suspicion of domestic violence, police said. The Los Angeles Police Department said he was booked on a felony domestic violence charge, with a $50,000 bail. "This is an ongoing investigation and we will provide more details as they become available," the department wrote on Twitter. The incident happened Tuesday, said LAPD spokesman Jeff Lee.
The new Senate package includes lowering mandatory minimum sentences for drug felonies, including reducing the "three-strikes" penalty from life behind bars to 25 years.
Police in Milton, W. Va., had calls about suspicious-acting raccoons twice in as many days.
Toyota has offered to replace Allyn Pierce's truck after hearing of his rescue efforts in the Camp Fire.
The Santa Monica Mountains, a vast expanse of forest, hiking trails and movie-filming sites in Southern California have been blackened by the Woolsey Fire. As of Tuesday, Nov. 13, state officials said, at least 83 percent of the 24,000 acres of federal parkland in the range had burned. The charred landscape was also the habitat for what is arguably the country's most studied and most imperiled population of mountain lions, whose fates remain unclear.
WASHINGTON - With last week's midterms largely in the rearview mirror, leadership elections are the order of the day on Capitol Hill. In morning meetings, both Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., won the votes to keep their posts next year. House Republicans - who will become the minority party in that chamber in January - convene in the afternoon. Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., is seeking to fend off a conservative challenge from Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, for minority leader next year.
A disputatious reporter seeks access to the White House but is blocked by Secret Service. Debate ensues over the journalist's tactics and whether he presents a physical threat more menacing than the pummeling that issues from his pen, or his microphone. The government doesn't offer a clear account and is sued on First Amendment grounds.