LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Toronto Maple Leafs have one of the fastest teams in hockey. The Los Angeles Kings do not. And when the Leafs hit the Staples Center ice in full flight, the Kings were caught a bit flat-footed. Nazem Kadri scored two power-play goals and John Tavares had a goal and two assists in the Maple Leafs’ 5-1 victory Tuesday night. Morgan Rielly and Andreas Johnsson also scored in the Leafs’ fourth win in five games overall and their seventh win in eight road games this season. Frederik Andersen made 22 saves as Toronto’s burgeoning powerhouse swept its two-game season series with NHL-worst Los Angeles by a combined 9-2. “We were moving our feet from the start,” said Toronto’s Mitch Marner, who had two assists despite needing a few stitches after Alex Iafallo’s stick hit him in the mouth in the second period. “We drew penalties with our speed. That’s something we haven’t done (much) this year. Our whole team came out ready to play, and we made it hard on their (defense).” Toronto opened a three-game California road swing with another dominant performance, leading 2-0 just 6:12 in and getting 11 shots on net before Los Angeles got its first. The Maple Leafs scored three power-play goals and continued their impressive start to the season despite the continued absence of holdout William Nylander and star Auston Matthews, who missed his seventh straight game with a shoulder injury. Kadri said the Leafs dominated “by being fast. I think that’s the identity of our team, and we wanted to use it to our advantage.” Tavares scored a goal in his third consecutive game, connecting on the power play in the first period for his 11th goal of the season. The star forward already has 22 points in 18 games during his debut season with his hometown team. “(Tavares) has been great,” said Rielly, who leads all NHL defensemen with 23 points after getting a goal and an assist. “We’re 18 games in, and he’s been outstanding. He’s been a leader. He’s been a 200-foot player. He’s been putting the puck in the net.” Adrian Kempe scored for the Kings, who have lost three straight while scoring just two combined goals since winning their debut under interim coach Willie Desjardins last week. The NHL’s lowest-scoring team went 3-4-0 on a seven-game homestand. “We’ve got to pull our stuff together here quickly and win some games,” Los Angeles captain Anze Kopitar said. “We’ve been talking for a while now. If we don’t get our minds to it and actually get it done on the ice, it doesn’t mean anything.” Johnsson’s goal early in the second period put Toronto up 4-1 and chased Peter Budaj, who stopped 15 shots. He was replaced by Cal Petersen, who stopped 15 shots in his NHL debut. The Kings are down to their top two AHL goalies after Jack Campbell joined Jonathan Quick on injured reserve this week with torn meniscuses in their knees. “I was a little surprised” to get put in the game, Petersen said. “I didn’t hear the coach right away. It was an exciting moment, and I got to face a shot right away, which helped. I was just trying not to make it bigger than it is.” But even LA’s normally sturdy penalty-killing units struggled against Toronto, giving up multiple power-play goals for only the second time this season. Kempe ended his 12-game goalless streak with a first-period deflection, but Rielly put Toronto up 3-1 early in the second after two Leafs converged on Kings defenseman Drew Doughty and forced a turnover. Johnsson then scored after four Kings stood and watched while Travis Dermott skated the puck from the point to the net for a pass. Kadri connected again late in the second period for his fourth goal in four games and his seventh in nine games. NOTES: Dermott scored his first point since Toronto’s season opener. … Kings D Dion Phaneuf took the shot that Kempe deflected for a goal, allowing the former Toronto defenseman to score his first point in 17 games this season. … Kempe scored just his second goal in his last 50 games. … The 24-year-old Petersen, who once started 90 consecutive games for Notre Dame, is the 71st goalie in Kings franchise history and the 13th to make his first appearance for the club in relief. UP NEXT Maple Leafs: At San Jose on Thursday. Kings: At Chicago on Friday. (© Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)
First-time candidate Josh Harder defeated four-term Republican U.S. Rep. Jeff Denham Tuesday in California’s farm belt, giving Democrats their fourth pickup of a GOP House seat in California.
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The death toll from the California wildfires has climbed to 31, while more than 220 people remain unaccounted for Monday.
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(CNN) — Ximena Barreto, a far-right political pundit who was appointed in December to a communications post at the Department of Health and Human Services, resigned on Friday, an HHS official confirmed to CNN . Barreto was placed on leave in April following reports from CNN and Media Matters that she spread conspiracies and made anti-Muslim comments. After issuing a public apology, she returned to work but was moved from her job as a deputy director of communications. Barreto’s resignation was first reported by Politico . Last month, Mediaite reported additional inflammatory tweets from Barreto including that she tweeted in June, after her public apology, that CNN’s story on her tweets was “a smear.” Liberal watchdog Media Matters has reported that Barreto called Islam “a cult” and pushed the false Pizzagate conspiracy theory, which alleged that Hillary Clinton was part of a child-sex ring based in part at a Washington, DC, pizza restaurant. A subsequent KFile review of her Twitter account “RepublicanChick” found that Barreto also repeatedly used the hashtag #BanIslam and twice shared conspiracy theories about the death of Democratic National Committee staffer Seth Rich. Barreto also shared a conspiracy theory that French President Emmanuel Macron was controlled by the Rothschild family and that Clinton and former President Barack Obama were controlled by investor and Democratic mega-donor George Soros. Both the Rothschilds and Soros are frequent targets of anti-Semitic conspiracy theories. Before joining HHS Barreto did work for Donald Trump’s campaign in California during the 2016 election. A copy of Barreto’s résumé , obtained by CNN last month through a Freedom of Information Act request, also showed she listed as qualifications for the communications job her previous work for a conspiratorial website and a YouTube show she co-hosted on which she made anti-Muslim comments. — Andrew Kaczynski The-CNN-Wire ( & © 2018 Cable News Network, Inc., a Time Warner Company. All rights reserved.)
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REDDING, CA (CBSNewYork/CBSNews) – The Carr Fire in Northern California has now claimed five lives, including a woman and her two great grandchildren. At 80,000 acres, it’s the largest of more than 20 wildfires burning across the state. A Cal Fire firefighter mops up hot spots after the Carr Fire moved through the area on July 28, 2018 in Redding, California. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) “We’re by no means out of the woods. We have areas that are still threatened, still evacuated,” said Jonathan Cox, of Cal Fire. “We’re really at the mercy of some of these high winds.” Officials say the strong winds picked up, fanning the flames overnight, and the fire grew by 35 percent. More From CBS News Some 37,000 residents have fled the fire zone. But other homeowners vowed to stay put as long as possible. “I check it every once and a while and take a look to see if I can see anything active going on,” homeowner Martin Clark said. Firefighters were also battling triple-digit heat, making it much harder to get the flames under control. “It takes a lot of effort to pull your body through 110-degree weather and do the job that we’re supposed to be doing,” said Marc Ellsworth, with Eldorado Hotshots. It was a heart-wrenching scene for families caught off guard by the fast-moving fire. “I miss home, and I’m hoping that no one else loses their house or their life,” one woman said. The wildfires have chewed through more than 160,000 acres.
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More than 80 wildfires in 13 states have forced tens of thousands of people to flee their homes to safety. At least three firefighters have been killed and several people are missing in California. Carter Evans reports.
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SANTA MONICA (CBSLA) – Actor Ving Rhames said he was held at gunpoint by police at his own Santa Monica home two years ago when he was mistaken by neighbors for a robber. The Santa Monica Police Department said Saturday that the incident was one of two which prompted the department to launch its “Meet Your Neighbors” program. FILE — Actor Ving Rhames poses during the ‘Soldiers of Fortune’ photocall, on the roof of Ukraine hotel on July 18, 2012, in Moscow, Russia. (Getty Images) Neighbors allegedly called 911 to report two black people, one of which being Rhames, had supposedly broke into residences that turned out to be their own. Rhames for the first time publicly discussed the incident Friday to a radio audience. Rhames, appearing on Sirius XM’s “The Clay Cane” show, said that he was watching ESPN when he heard knocking at his door. “I open the door, there’s a red dot pointed at my face from a nine millimeter,” Rhames said. He was ordered to put his hands in the air, adding that there were at least four officers and a police dog at his house. The incident occurred at 1:52 a.m. on July 29, 2016 when several neighbors reported that “a black male was seen entering a residence and did not live there,” police said in a statement. “As officers were assessing the residence, they encountered the resident at the front door. Officers recognized the resident and the situation was quickly deescalated with no use of force occurring. The resident was identified as Ving Rhames.” Lt. Saul Rodriguez also said a similar occurred September 6, 2015, and involved Fay Wells, a black woman who had locked herself out of her apartment. Wells, who earned an MBA from Dartmouth University, and was a vice president of strategy at a company at the time, wrote about the incident in the Washington Post. In the piece, Wells wrote that she called for a locksmith and once inside her apartment heard a man’s voice and what sounded like a small dog whimpering outside. “I imagined a loiterer and opened the door to move him along. I was surprised to see a large dog halfway up the staircase to my door. I stepped back inside, closed the door and locked it. I heard barking. I approached my front window and loudly asked what was going on. Peering through my blinds I saw a gun. “A man stood at the bottom of the stairs, pointing it at me. I stepped back and heard ‘Come outside with your hands up.”‘ Wells said she later learned that the Santa Monica Police Department had dispatched 19 officers after one of her neighbors reported a burglary at her apartment. Hence, the police department launched a city-wide “Meet Your Neighbors” program on Jan. 30, 2017, according to a department news statement. “The key to this event is simple engagement and community building through a coffee date or ice cream social, for example,” the statement said. “Our challenge to the community is to step out of their comfort zone and get to know the people on their block — their neighbors.” Jacqueline Seabrooks, the first female black patrol officer for the Santa Monica Police Department in 1982, and California’s first black woman to serve as police chief for a municipality when she became chief of the Inglewood Police Department in 2007, began her tenure as Santa Monica’s police chief in 2012, retiring Sept. 30, 2017. (©2018 CBS Local Media, a division of CBS Radio Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Wire services contributed to this report.)
A wildfire that has killed two people is threatening thousands of homes in Northern California. More than 35,000 people have been forced to evacuate. CBS News correspondent Carter Evans reports from Redding, California.
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SHASTA COUNTY, CA (CBSNews) – The Carr fire in Northern California exploded overnight. Homes were still on fire Friday morning after a night of devastation in Shasta County, California. The sun burned through a haze of smoke, revealing blackened cars and the charred rubble of houses. “Devastating, homes were exploding, cars were exploding,” said Shasta County resident Tom Mahan. More From CBS News Mahan ran into a burning neighborhood to help save the home of his friend, firefighter Donovan Lee. “First thing that I seen was an RV trying to come out with all the evacuees. It was – you could tell he was driving frantic. And as he entered the intersection, he actually hit a sheriff squad car and drug it about 200 feet,” said Mahan. “It was pretty intense,” said Lee. Lee did save his home, hosing it down as flames surrounded him. “There were a couple of times when I was thinking oh maybe this wasn’t a good idea,” said Lee. “It just kind of makes me feel a little sick,” said Shasta County resident Judy Hein. Hein lost the home she lived in for 18 years. She had enough time to gather some belongings. “You need your important papers and you need this, but you just don’t want to stop there,” said Hein. The fire killed one firefighter, who was operating a bulldozer, and one from the city of Redding. Thousands have been evacuated and dozens of buildings were destroyed. Eighty-eight wildfires are reportedly burning right now around the country.
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