• A plume of smoke rises into the air from the Rocky fire near Clearlake, California on August 2, 2015. The fire grew rapidly overnight.
    August 3, 2015  

    A major wildfire continued to burn in Northern California for a sixth straight day, despite some relief from lower temperatures and higher humidity. The fire has already consumed more than 60,000 acres, including two dozen homes, and put at least 12,000 people under evacuation warnings. Jeffrey Brown looks at how California is coping with a dangerous fire season during a record drought. Continue reading

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    June 1, 2015  

    In our news wrap Monday, much of Texas saw clear skies for the first time since deadly storms began Memorial Day weekend, though areas remained flooded. At least 31 deaths are tied to the severe weather. Also, Secretary of State John Kerry was flown to Boston after he broke his leg in France. A State Department spokeswoman said the injury would not affect this month’s Iran nuclear talks. Continue reading

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    May 28, 2015  

    In our news wrap Thursday, former Illinois Rep. Dennis Hastert was charged with evading currency rules and lying to the FBI. He allegedly withdrew nearly a million dollars in cash in a way that the bank wouldn’t have to report the transactions. Also, local officials in Central Texas fear more rain could threaten search efforts for eight flood victims who have been missing since Memorial Day weekend. Continue reading

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    May 28, 2015  

    Even for a nation that’s accustomed to heat waves, near-record temperatures in India have made daily life miserable and worse: more that 1,400 people have died so far. It’s been particularly tough for poorer regions of the country, where electrical fans and air conditioning are out of reach for some. William Brangham gets an update from TIME magazine’s Nikhil Kumar. Continue reading

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    May 27, 2015  

    In our news wrap Wednesday, an extreme heat wave in India is predicted to go on for at least another week. More than 1,100 people have died in the past month and hospitals have been flooded with heat stroke victims. Also, the Islamic State set off a wave of suicide attacks against Iraqi army targets. At least 17 troops were killed outside Fallujah. Continue reading

  • Flood Waters Threaten To Break Dam Outside Of Dallas
    May 27, 2015  

    The streets of Houston are still flooded after an onslaught of severe storms, and the city is bracing for more rain in the coming days. Officials say six people have died in Houston from the flooding so far. Judy Woodruff learns more from Molly Hennessy-Fiske of the Los Angeles Times about how the already-saturated state is coping. Continue reading

  • A boy called Samuel kicks a ball as his father Phillip searches through the ruins of their home which was destroyed by Cyclone Pam in Port Vila, Vanuatu, in the South Pacific Ocean on March 16, 2015. Photo by Dave Hunt/Pool/Reuters
    March 16, 2015   BY Larisa Epatko 

    Cyclone Pam, with winds of more than 185 mph, flattened homes, washed out roads and knocked out power to the South Pacific islands of Vanuatu over the weekend, and relief organizations were rushing to respond on Monday. Continue reading

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    January 26, 2015  

    With a nor’easter threatening to dump up to 3 feet of snow in certain areas, five governors declared states of emergency in anticipation of the potentially historic storm. The NewsHour’s Megan Thompson reports. Continue reading

  • Years after the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, researchers found an increase in the fertility rate. Above, The family of a victim looks out to sea on the 10th anniversary of the Indian Ocean tsunami in Pereliya December 26, 2014. Photo by REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte.
    December 26, 2014   BY Simone Pathe 

    Years after the Indian Ocean tsunami that struck Indonesia on Dec. 26, 2004, researchers noted a higher than expected fertility rate, particularly among the communities that had experienced the most mortality. They took a closer look to see who was and was not having more children. Continue reading

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    July 16, 2014  

    California is now in the third year of its worst drought since the 1970s. Despite a drought emergency, consumption actually rose in May. But under new rules starting August 1, people who waste water on lawns and car washing could be fined up to $500 a day. Judy Woodruff talks to Craig Miller of KQED and Timothy Quinn of the Association of California Water Agencies about the new measures. Continue reading

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