Wildfires, Corker, Vegas: 5 things that happened Tuesday

A chimney stands above remains of a home destroyed by fires in Kenwood, Calif., Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Looking to get caught up on the news, fast? Here are the five most newsworthy things that happened Tuesday, covered by the Sinclair stations you trust every day.

1. Wildfires continue to decimate California

The death toll has risen to at least 15 and is expected to climb higher as fast-spreading wildfires rip through California wine country.

2. Trump's feud with Corker grows

President Donald Trump escalated recent personal attacks against Sen. Bob Corker, belittling the lawmaker by assigning him the demeaning nickname "Liddle Bob" after Corker likened the White House to a daycare.

3. Vegas investigators are still stumped

Investigators, who are still without a motive for the gunman who killed 58 last week in Las Vegas, have now said a hotel security guard was shot by the killer six minutes before the massacre began, rather than after it was over — leading to speculation about whether some deaths could have been prevented.

4. Puerto Rico still in peril

With 43 now dead and 16 percent still without electricity, communities in the mainland U.S. are pulling together to send supplies to the island still reeling afer Hurricane Maria left it decimated three weeks ago.

5. Weinstein allegations continue to mount

Angelina Jolie and Gwyneth Paltrow became the most recent women to come forward against Harvey Weinstein, whose decades of alleged sexual abuse continue to come to light.

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