In our news wrap Monday, some New York City schools will close Tuesday in areas where COVID-19 infections are on the rise. Gov. Andrew Cuomo issued an order affecting 100 public and 200 private schools, citing a lack of testing…
By Jocelyn Gecker, Associated Press
Deadly wildfires in California have burned more than 4 million acres (6,250 square miles) this year — more than double the previous record for the most land burned in a single year in the state.
In our news wrap Friday, the U.S. Treasury Department imposed sanctions on eight Belarusian officials for their roles in the country’s disputed presidential election -- and the violent crackdown that followed. The move came soon after the European Union had…
By Stephanie Sy
Wildfires are again devastating Northern California’s wine country, with dozens of homes and thousands of acres burning this week alone. More than 8,000 wildfires have raged across the state this season, destroying over 7,000 buildings and nearly 5,800 square miles.
By Olga R. Rodriguez, Terry Chea, Associated Press
The Glass Fire has scorched more than 66 square miles (170 square kilometers) and destroyed about 95 structures. It's the fourth major fire in three years in the Napa-Sonoma area.
By Janie Har, Associated Press
The Glass Fire tripled in size Monday and the San Jose Mercury News says some two dozen homes have burned.
By Isabella Isaacs-Thomas and Associated Press
The latest inferno began with the Glass Fire at 3:50 a.m. Sunday, and two subsequent fires merged with it, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.
By Stefanie Dazio, Associated Press
The destruction wrought by a wind-driven wildfire in the mountains northeast of Los Angeles approached 156 square miles (404 square kilometers) Sunday, burning structures, homes and a nature center in a famed Southern California wildlife sanctuary in foothill desert communities.
By Associated Press
A firefighter has died battling a wildfire in California that officials say was sparked by a device used to reveal a baby's gender.
The wildfire disaster in the American West is highlighting a major political difference between President Trump and Joe Biden: their perspectives on climate change. While scientists increasingly warn that climate change is driving extreme weather events like the western fires…
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