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Dead in cars and homes: Northern California fire toll at 42

PARADISE, Calif. — The dead were found in burned-out cars, in the smoldering ruins of their homes, or next to their vehicles, apparently overcome by smoke and flames before they could jump in behind the wheel and escape. In some cases, there were only charred fragments of bone, so small that coroner’s investigators used a wire basket to sift and sort them.

Stan Lee, creator of a galaxy of Marvel superheroes, dies

LOS ANGELES — Stan Lee, the creative dynamo who revolutionized the comic book and helped make billions for Hollywood by introducing human frailties in Marvel superheroes such as Spider-Man, the Fantastic Four and the Incredible Hulk, died Monday. He was 95.

What the hell happened to Brazil?

NEW YORK — I think I can now take some time off from the U.S. political crisis to talk about events elsewhere. So, what the hell happened to Brazil?

Obituaries for November 13

Rose Audrey Kailiahi Kamakea Anderson, 80, of Waimea died Oct. 7 at home. Born in Honolulu, she was a retired custodian supervisor at Waimea Elementary and Intermediate School, waitress at the former Edelweiss restaurant, housekeeper at the Ilikai and Mauna Kea Beach hotels, member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Waimea 2nd Ward and Waimea Red Hat Society. Visitation 8-9:30 a.m. Saturday (Nov. 17) at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Waimea. Memorial service at 10 a.m. Casual attire. Survived by daughter, Kaiulani Cindy Anderson Kanoa of Springville, Utah; son, Andy Keola Anderson of Waimea; brother, Leroy (Barbara) Paahao of Honolulu; 11 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandson; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Let’s Talk Food: Happenings around town

The KTA Super Stores Kona Coffee Recipe Contest is slated for 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 11 at Hawaii Community College’s Palamanui campus, 73-4255 Ane Keohokalole Highway in Kailua Kona. You can get to it from Kaiminani Drive, which is the street that runs perpendicular to Queen Kahumanu Highway that feeds into homes in Kona Palisades.

Death toll rises to 29 in California wildfire

As relatives desperately searched shelters for missing loved ones on Sunday, crews searching the smoking ruins of Paradise and outlying areas found six more bodies, raising the death toll to 29, matching the deadliest wildfire in California history.

Relief is yet to come

It wasn’t a blue trickle, but nor was it a tsunami. Rather, the midterm elections brought a gentle, purplish wave of mostly center-leaning Democrats whose profiles suggest a welcome infusion of professionalism and balance to a disorderly House.