SANTA ROSA, CALIF. (AP) - "THIS IS JUST PURE DEVASTATION." THAT'S HOW KEN PIMLOTT, CHIEF OF THE CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF FORESTRY AND FIRE PROTECTION DESCRIBES THE DAMAGE CAUSED BY WILDFIRES THAT RACED THROUGH THE WINE COUNTRY OF NAPA AND SONOMA COUNTIES AND THE COASTAL BEAUTY OF MENDOCINO FARTHER NORTH. IN SOME TORCHED NEIGHBORHOODS, FIRE HYDRANTS STILL HAVE HOSES ATTACHED, APPARENTLY ABANDONED BY FIREFIGHTERS WHO HAD TO FLEE FOR THEIR LIVES.

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - AUTHORITIES SAY THE RISK REMAINS "EXTREME FOR NEW STARTS" AS SOME 17 MAJOR WILDFIRES BURN NORTH OF SAN FRANCISCO. FIRE OFFICIALS SAY THEY'RE LOOKING INTO WHAT STARTED THOSE FIRES, BUT IT COULD HAVE BEEN JUST ABOUT ANYTHING, SUCH AS A DISCARDED CIGARETTE OR A CHAINSAW'S PULL. THE MAJOR BLAZES ARE SPREAD OVER A 200-MILE REGION AND NONE HAS BEEN CONTAINED. THEY'VE LEFT AT LEAST 17 PEOPLE DEAD.

WASHINGTON (AP) - PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP IS CHARGING THAT CONGRESSIONAL DEMOCRATS "WANT MASSIVE TAX INCREASES & SOFT, CRIME PRODUCING BORDERS." IN A SERIES OF TWEETS POSTED EARLY WEDNESDAY, THE PRESIDENT SAID THAT REPUBLICANS, INSTEAD, ADVOCATE "THE BIGGEST TAX CUT IN HISTORY & THE WALL." TRUMP WAS REFERRING TO THE SOUTHERN BORDER WALL THAT HE'S PUSHED SINCE HE FIRST ANNOUNCED FOR PRESIDENT AND HAS AGGRESSIVELY SOUGHT SINCE HIS INAUGURATION .

UNDATED (AP) - THE LAS VEGAS HOTEL WHERE A MAN SHOT AND KILLED 58 CONCERTGOERS FROM HIS 32ND-FLOOR HOTEL ROOM SAYS THE COMPANY DOUBTS THAT STEPHEN PADDOCK SHOT A HOTEL SECURITY GUARD BEFORE THE SHOOTING RAMPAGE. LAST WEEK POLICE HAS SAID THEY BELIEVED THAT PADDOCK ENDED HIS HAIL OF FIRE ON THE CROWD IN ORDER TO SHOOT THROUGH HIS HOTEL ROOM DOOR AND WOUND THE UNARMED GUARD. A SPOKESWOMAN FOR MGM RESORTS INTERNATIONAL SAYS, "WE CANNOT BE CERTAIN ABOUT THE MOST RECENT TIMELINE."

MADRID (AP) - SPANISH NEWS REPORTS SAY THE NATIONAL COURT IS SUMMONING FOR FURTHER QUESTIONING TWO SENIOR OFFICERS OF CATALONIA'S REGIONAL POLICE FORCE AND THE LEADERS OF TWO PRO-INDEPENDENCE CIVIC GROUPS IN CONNECTION WITH THE REFERENDUM. THE PRIVATE NEWS AGENCY EUROPA PRESS AND OTHER MEDIA OUTLETS SAY THE FOUR ARE TO APPEAR OCT. 16 BEFORE INVESTIGATIVE MAGISTRATE CARMEN LAMELA AT THE COURT IN MADRID ON SUSPICION OF SEDITION.
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A MAN WHO ENJOYED SEVERAL APPEARANCES ON THE HISTORY CHANNEL SHOW "AX MEN" NOW STANDS ACCUSED OF SEXUALLY ASSAULTING A TEENAGE GIRL.

LEVI ZITTERKOPF HAS PLEADED NOT GUILTY TO ONE CHARGE OF FIRST-DEGREE SEXUAL ASSAULT.

HIS TRIAL IS SCHEDULED TO BEGIN ON NOVEMBER 27TH IN NATRONA COUNTY DISTRICT COURT.

COURT DOCUMENTS SAY IN AUGUST 2016, THE VICTIM TOLD INVESTIGATORS SHE AND HER FAMILY MOVED INTO A HOME AND SHE MET ZITTERKOPF, WHO WAS ALREADY LIVING THERE.

ZITTERKOPF ALLEGEDLY TRIED TO KISS THE VICTIM NUMEROUS TIMES ON THE LIPS AND NECK.

EACH TIME, THE VICTIM WOULD REPORTEDLY PUSH HIM AWAY AND TELL HIM SHE HAD A BOYFRIEND.

THE VICTIM SAID ZITTERKOPF CONTINUED HIS ATTEMPTS AND IN ONE INSTANCE, HELD ONTO HER AND GAVE HER A HICKEY WITHOUT HER CONSENT.

THE VICTIM ALSO DESCRIBED AN INCIDENT WHERE ZITTERKOPF PINNED HER TO A COUCH AND TOOK HER PANTS OFF.

RESULTS OF A SEX ASSAULT KIT CONDUCTED ON THE VICTIM AT WYOMING MEDICAL CENTER, WERE CONSISTENT WITH THE VICTIM'S STATEMENT ABOUT ZITTERKOPF USING FORCE TO PIN HER TO THE COUCH, AND FORCEFULLY ASSAULT HER.

CASPER POLICE DETECTIVES SAY WHEN THEY INTERVIEWED ZITTERKOPF HE STARTED AVOIDED QUESTIONS AND STOPPED PAYING ATTENTION WHEN ASKED ABOUT THE COUCH, WHERE THE ALLEGED ASSAULT OCCURRED.

ZITTERKOPF CLAIMED HE DOES NOT KNOW THE VICTIM AND HAS NEVER SEEN HER.

COURT DOCUMENTS SAY THE DETECTIVE BELIEVED ZITTERKOPF WAS NOT TELLING THE TRUTH.

ZITTERKOPF IS FREE ON $25,000 BOND AWAITING TRIAL, AND COULD FACE UP TO 50 YEARS IN PRISON, IF CONVICTED.
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AUTHORITIES SAY A WYOMING MAN HAS BEEN KILLED IN A COLLISION BETWEEN HIS VEHICLE AND A SEMITRAILER IN WESTERN NEBRASKA.

THE CRASH WAS REPORTED A LITTLE AFTER 7:30 P.M. SATURDAY, JUST NORTH OF ANGORA ON U.S. HIGHWAY 385. THE NEBRASKA STATE PATROL SAYS 22-YEAR-OLD BRAXTON FULLER WAS HEADED NORTH WHEN HIS VEHICLE STRUCK THE SOUTHBOUND SEMI. FULLER WAS PRONOUNCED DEAD AT THE SCENE. HE LIVED IN CASPER, WYOMING.

THE TRUCKER SUFFERED MINOR INJURIES. THE PATROL IDENTIFIED HIM AS 75-YEAR-OLD BERNIE WYNNE, WHO LIVES IN SCOTTSBLUFF.