Firefighter dies in California wildfires: A.M. News Links

December 15, 2017

Firefighter dies in California wildfires: A.M. News Links

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Fire engineer dies as California’s Thomas Fire keeps burning (CNN)

Paul Ryan eyeing the exits? Speculation mounts over speaker’s future, as source dismisses ‘gossip’ (Fox News)

Vladimir Putin suggests U.S. is manipulating key whistleblower on Russian doping (Washington Post)

National news

Obstacles emerge as GOP races to tax finish (The Hill)

Trump literally cuts the red tape on regulations (CNN)

Senator: Comey’s remarks on Clinton probe heavily edited (Associated Press)

John McCain described as increasingly frail, Senate sources say (CNN)

Blake Farenthold, Texas lawmaker accused in sexual harassment suit, won’t seek re-election (USA Today)

Dan Johnson, Kentucky lawmaker who killed himself, claimed he raised woman from the dead (NBC News)

Charge upgraded against suspect in Charlottesville rally killing (CNN)

Five years after Sandy Hook, the legislative landscape on guns is .?.?. confusing (Washington Post)

Michigan police probe remains of 3 children found in Montana (Associated Press)

World news

In first, U.S. presents its evidence of Iran weaponry from Yemen (Reuters)

Hopeful to succeed Netanyahu eyes Israeli-Saudi alliance against Iran (Fox News)

Nazareth cancels Christmas celebrations over Trump’s Israel decision (Fox News)

Second phase of Brexit talks will be harder than first: EU’s Juncker (Reuters)

U.S. F-22s intercept Russian jets over Syria, fire warning flares (CNN)

Australian Catholic leaders reject key calls by child abuse inquiry (CNN)

Four children killed, 11 injured after train hits French school bus (Associated Press)

Japan expands unilateral sanctions against North Korea (BBC)

Indonesia sentences gay club workers to 2-3 years in prison (Associated Press)