This combination of photos provided by the National Park Service show Rachel Nguyen, left, and Joseph Orbeso, as they were seeking the public's help in locating them. Southern California authorities say the deaths of Nguyen, and Orbeso.

Murder-suicide seen in desert deaths of California couple

A young couple whose disappearance in the blazing summer heat of Joshua Tree National Park launched an urgent search died in a murder-suicide, Southern California authorities said Friday. Two bodies discovered Sunday in a remote canyon were identified as Orange County residents Rachel Nguyen, 20, and Joseph Orbeso, 22, the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department said in a statement.

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FILE - In this April 2014 file image frame grab from video, provided by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), a test at the FAAs technical center in Atlantic City, N.J.

US: Laptops in checked bags pose fire, explosion risk

The U.S. government is urging the world airline community to ban large, personal electronic devices like laptops from checked luggage because of the potential for a catastrophic fire.

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In this image provided by the U.S. Army, a carry team of soldiers from the 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), carry the transfer case during a casualty return for Staff Sgt.

Kelly defends Trump's call to war widow, raps congresswoman

White House chief of staff John Kelly delivered an extraordinary denunciation of a Democratic congresswoman Thursday, accusing her of politicizing what he called a "sacred" presidential effort to console the grieving loved ones of a slain soldier.

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President Donald Trump, right, sitting next to Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., left, speaks during a meeting with members of the Senate Finance Committee and members of the President's economic team in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington.

Corporations to keep tax break lost by millions of Americans

Millions of Americans would lose a prized tax break under President Donald Trump's sweeping revamp of the tax code, but corporations would get to keep it.

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FILE- In this Oct. 29, 2009, file photo, President Barack Obama, center, salutes as an Army carry team carries the transfer case containing the remains of Sgt. Dale R. Griffin of Terre Haute, Ind., during a dignified transfer event at Dover Air Force Base

Trump to call families of slain soldiers, questions Obama

President Donald Trump on Tuesday will call the families of four soldiers killed this month in Niger, the White House says, as Trump again casts doubt on whether his predecessor appropriately consoled the families of military personnel who died in war.

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President Donald Trump waves after signing an executive order on health care in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017, in Washington.

Trump's 'Obamacare' move jolts health care, political worlds

President Donald Trump's abrupt move to cut off federal payments to insurers jolted America's health care and political worlds alike, threatening to boost premiums for millions, disrupt insurance markets and shove Republicans into a renewed civil war over their efforts to shred "Obamacare."

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President Donald Trump.

Trump, unlikely religious favorite, hails Christian values

President Donald Trump's evolution from twice-divorced casino owner viewed warily by Christian conservatives to evangelical favorite defending religious liberty was on full display Friday as he promised conservatives a return to traditional American values, including restoring "Merry Christmas" to the national discourse.

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President Donald Trump stands behind and in front of members of a Marine honor guard as he greets Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Sophie Gregoire Trudeau as they arrive at the White House in Washington.

Pentagon has no plans to boost size of nuclear arsenal

The Pentagon has no current plans to increase the size of the U.S. nuclear arsenal. In fact, it can barely sustain the existing force, which is decades old and is in some respects almost decrepit.

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White House Chief of Staff John Kelly.

Kelly: N. Korea threat 'manageable'; hopes diplomacy works

White House Chief of Staff John Kelly said Thursday the North Korean nuclear and missile threat is "manageable" for now but the isolated nation can't be allowed to develop the ability to strike the U.S. homeland.

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FILE - In this May 4, 2016 file photo, Secretary of State John Kerry, left, speaks with Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz at the State Department in Washington.

Dems who opposed Iran nuke deal urge Trump to keep pact

Several congressional Democrats who split with President Barack Obama to oppose the nuclear agreement with Iran are now urging President Donald Trump to uphold the international accord, arguing that robust enforcement is the best way to counter Tehran's malign behavior in the Middle East.

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A pair of Napa County firemen walk through the remains of the Signorello Estate winery Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017, in Napa, Calif.

A cigarette, a car backfire: Small sparks can make big fires

A carelessly discarded cigarette, a downed power line, a car's backfire or a chainsaw's pull. Just about anything could have started any one of the wildfires now tearing through Northern California, authorities said.

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This aerial image shows a neighborhood that was destroyed by a wildfire in Santa Rosa, Calif., Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017.

Wildfires leave chimneys, charred appliances in their wake

The flames that raced across California wine country left little more than smoldering ashes and eye-stinging smoke in their wake. House after house is gone, with only brick chimneys and charred laundry machines to mark sites that were once family homes.

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FILE - In this Oct. 3, 2017, file photo, investigators work among thousands of personal items at a festival grounds across the street from the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. Friends and relatives of the victims and other concert-goers who su

People start collecting items lost during Vegas shooting

They came quietly, in a steady stream looking for purses, wallets and cellphones. One person searched for a treasured wedding bracelet.

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Firefighters drive through the Coffey Park area of Santa Rosa, Calif., looking for hotspots on Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017.

Hundreds more firefighters deploy to fight California blazes

Hundreds more firefighters and law enforcement officials headed Tuesday to Northern California to battle wildfires that have killed at least 13 people, including a 100-year-old man and his 98-year-old wife who were unable to escape their burning home.

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Waves caused by Hurricane Nate pound the Okaloosa Island Fishing Pier on Sunday, Oct. 8, 2017, in Fort Walton Beach, Fla.

Nate remnants drench Northeast; most power back on in South

Remnants of Hurricane Nate buffeted the U.S. Northeast with wind and rain Monday while power crews restored most electrical service on the Gulf Coast and an overdue cruise ship delayed by the storm finally headed into port.

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Two women hug as they watch houses burn in Santa Rosa, Calif., Monday, Oct. 9, 2017.

Wind-whipped wildfires sweep through California wine country

More than a dozen wildfires whipped by powerful winds swept through California wine country Monday, destroying at least 1,500 homes and businesses and sending an estimated 20,000 people on a headlong flight to safety through smoke and flames.

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A mourner hugs family members during a memorial service for Jack Beaton at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church in Bakersfield, Calif., on Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017.

Wife at funeral: 'I knew every day that he would protect me'

Jack Beaton felt equally comfortable gripping a pair of barbecue tongs surrounded by friends or swinging his roofer's hammer on a hot day at work. He died a hero shielding his wife from a gunman in the nation's deadliest mass shooting in modern history.

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St. Charles Parish, La., resident Jarmar Gross, right, holds a bag as a prison trustee fills it with sand at the West Bank Bridge Park in Luling as preparations continue for Hurricane Nate on Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017.

Hurricane Nate speeds toward US Gulf Coast landfall

Hurricane Nate pelted the central Gulf Coast with wind and rain Saturday as the fast-moving storm headed for an evening landfall somewhere along the coasts of southeastern Louisiana or Mississippi, threatening to inundate homes and businesses in vulnerable low-lying areas.

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Ragne Domaas, of Norway, makes a heart symbol with her hands as her friend takes a photo Friday, Oct. 6, 2017, at Las Vegas' famous sign near a makeshift memorial for victims of a mass shooting in Las Vegas.

FBI begins removing belongings left after Las Vegas shooting

Nearly a week after the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history, federal agents on Saturday started hauling away the piles of backpacks, purses, baby strollers and lawn chairs left behind when frantic concert-goers scrambled to escape raining bullets from a gunman who was shooting from his high-rise hotel suite.

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President Donald Trump speaks about the U.S. role in the Paris climate change accord in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington.

EPA moves to rescind Obama plan to slow global warming

The Trump administration intends to roll back the centerpiece of former President Barack Obama's efforts to slow global warming, seeking to ease restrictions on greenhouse gas emissions from coal-fired power plants.

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Guam has 167,000 people, meaning there is about one stray dog for every seven residents.

Guam struggles to deal with island's 25,000 stray dogs

Guam residents could be required to spay their pet dogs and permanently identify them with microchips as part of a plan to reduce the island's population of about 25,000 stray dogs.

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