These are the headlines you Need 2 Know.

  • Wildfires: At least 31 people have died in two raging California wildfires while the whereabouts of more than 200 people remain unknown. The ‘Camp’ fire in the north has burned down more than 6700 homes and businesses in the town of Paradise and is responsible for 29 deaths. At least two have died in the ‘Woolsey’ fire in southern California. Read more here.

  • Trump Response: The head of the California firefighters’ union ripped President Trump for threatening to withhold federal funding because the state’s forest management is “so poor.” Trump’s claim that California’s water policy is to blame for worsening fires has been largely refuted by experts. Read more here.

  • WWI Anniversary: World leaders gathered in Paris over the weekend to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the armistice that ended World War I. The French president warned his counterparts that “old demons are resurfacing” in the world and rejected nationalism as ”a betrayal of patriotism.” President Trump visited a cemetery but stirred controversy by canceling another visit due to bad weather, despite other leaders attending. Read more here.

  • Recounts: Machine recounts are underway in Florida, where the governor and Senate races remain up in the air. One Palm Beach official said it will be “impossible” to finish the recount by Thursday’s deadline. Gov. Rick Scott, who is currently leading in the senate race, filed lawsuits to give law enforcement custody of election equipment. Read more here.

  • Health: New studies have disappointing results for those who regularly take fish oil or vitamin D: the supplements apparently don’t prevent heart disease or cancer despite long-held beliefs that they do. There is good news: fish oil was found to lower the risk of a heart attack by 28 percent. Read more here.

  • Medal of Freedom: Elvis Presley and Babe Ruth are among the seven people to be awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom on Friday. The recipients, named by President Trump over the weekend, also include late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia and Senator Orrin Hatch. Read more here.

  • Singles’ Day: The Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba had a record-breaking ‘Singles’ Day’ on Sunday with over $30 billion in sales. That’s more than online sales in the U.S. on Black Friday and Cyber Monday combined. Despite the big number, the shopping event--formed ten years ago to celebrate single people--saw its growth rate plunge from last year. Read more here.

  • NBA Moves: Minnesota Timberwolves all-star shooting guard Jimmy Butler was traded to the Philadelphia 76ers in a blockbuster deal that will give the Sixers a third superstar. Meanwhile, the Houston Rockets are reportedly in the process of cutting veteran all-star and future Hall of Famer Carmelo Anthony from the roster after he struggled in the first 10 games of the season. Read more here.

  • SNL: Pete Davidson apologized to surprise SNL guest Lt. Com. Dan Crenshaw, who was just elected to Congress, after making fun of his appearance in a widely panned bit. Crenshaw, who lost an eye while deployed, accepted the apology and got his own digs at Davidson: he played an Ariana Grande ringtone and described Davidson as looking like “if the meth from Breaking Bad is a person.” He also delivered a poignant message about unity and Veterans Day. Watch here.

  • Aerosmith Scare: Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry collapsed right after performing at a Billy Joel concert. Perry was reportedly gasping for air in his dressing room and was rushed to the hospital. He’d reportedly been having breathing issues for several weeks. Read more here.

  • Cookie Caper: An Ohio mom is under arrest for allegedly refusing to pay a $1600 Girl Scout cookie bill. In a Facebook post, police say “that’s the way the cookie crumbles.” Read more here.

Cheddar's Hena Doba gets into the latest.

Subscribe to the Need 2 Know newsletter here.