Need 2 Know: California Fires Death Toll, Remembering Stan Lee

November 13, 2018

These are the headlines you Need 2 Know.

  • California Fires Latest: At least 44 people have died in California wildfires. Forty-two of the victims died in the "Camp" fire, the deadliest blaze in California’s history that’s burned more than 7,000 structures and more than 100,000 acres. Winds and dry conditions have led officials to warn it could take weeks to contain the fires across the state. Read more here.

  • Wildlife Impact: Eight mountain lions have survived fires in Santa Monica. Officials with the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area made the determination thanks to GPS collars the mountain lions wear. The fate of another five along with four bobcats remains unclear. Read more here.

  • Stan Lee Dead: Stan Lee, the co-creator of Marvel Comics, is dead at 95. Lee was behind many of the most popular superhero franchises of the last half-century, including Spider-Man, Iron Man and X-Men. He pioneered the concept in pop culture of heroes who were societal outcasts and suffered from the self-doubts of regular people. Read more here.

  • El Chapo Trial: The trial of Joaquín Guzmán, a.k.a El Chapo, begins today in New York, nearly two years after the notorious drug lord was extradited to the U.S. following two successful jailbreaks in Mexico. The trial will take place under unprecedented security, with snipers on rooftops and marshals moving the defendant between Manhattan, where he is jailed, to the courtroom in Brooklyn via undisclosed means. Read more here.

  • Arizona Senate: Kyrsten Sinema will become the first female senator of Arizona and the first Democrat to win a senate race there in 30 years. Her opponent, Rep. Martha McSally, conceded the race after the margin became insurmountable in the nearly week-long vote count. Sinema takes over the seat of Republican Sen. Jeff Flake. Read more here.

  • Dow Drop: The stock market plunged Monday as anxiety over the growth outlook for big tech companies like Apple sparked a broad sell-off. The Dow lost 600 points, the latest rout in a volatile autumn. See more here.

  • Amazon Decision: Amazon is expected to make the results of its ‘HQ2’ search official today with an announcement that it will split 50,000 high-tech jobs between Long Island City in Queens, N.Y., and Crystal City, in Arlington, Va. Read more here.

  • Tide In a Box: You will soon be able to get your detergent delivered to your door in a shoebox. Procter & Gamble is launching a Tide “eco-box,” designed with online deliveries in mind. The new product uses significantly less plastic than a traditional bottle ー and social media users also noticed it looks an awful lot like a box of wine. See it here.

  • Love: Pain, allergic reactions and high blood pressure can all benefit from one thing: falling in love. According to research, pain dropped when people looked at photos of a loved one, likely due to increased dopamine. Thirty minutes of kissing has been found to decrease production of histamine which triggers allergy symptoms. Read more here.

  • 'Toy Story 4': The trailer for "Toy Story 4" has been released and there’s a new character on the horizon: Forky. Pixar says Forky is an “actual spork-turned-craft-project.” In the clip, he can be heard yelling that he’s not a toy. Watch the trailer here.

  • Celine Dion: Celine Dion is venturing into retail. The singer is launching a kids’ clothing line called ‘Celinununu’ that appears to be gender neutral. She made the announcement via a video where she’s seen being handcuffed, saying “It’s okay, it’s okay, I’m Celine Dion.” Watch it here.

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