California utility company Pacific Gas & Electric is cutting power to customers for the fourth time this month, as wildfires rage and high winds persist. The measure aims to keep downed power lines from sparking new blazes. Many residents have…
By Stephanie Sy
The power is still out across a wide swath of Northern California. Officials from utility company PG&E are conducting a planned blackout to reduce the risk of wildfire from high winds mixing with dry weather. But anger is building among…
The Amazon is the world’s largest rainforest and a critical line of defense against climate change. But it’s been steadily deforested since the 1970s, with nearly 20 percent of its land area wiped out. This year, pervasive forest fires destroyed…
By Amna Nawaz, Mike Fritz
In our news wrap Tuesday, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will call for a new general election after losing a showdown vote to opponents of leaving the European Union without a formal deal. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn lashed out at…
By Vicky Stein
Here’s a look at some of the numbers that define the fires burning in the Amazon.
By Scott Denning, The Conversation
There are many reasons to be appalled by this year’s Amazon fires, but depleting Earth’s oxygen supply is not one of them.
By Paul Elias, Associated Press
Derick Almena and Max Harris have been in jail since they were charged with involuntary manslaughter in June 2017, six months after people at an electronic music show struggled to escape the so-called Ghost Ship warehouse in Oakland.
By Thomas Adamson, Associated Press
Firefighters put out the inferno that claimed Notre Dame's spire and roof, but spared its bell towers.
By Lori Hinnant, Samuel Petrequin, Associated Press
A catastrophic fire engulfed the upper reaches of Paris' soaring Notre Dame Cathedral as it was undergoing renovations Monday, threatening one of the greatest architectural treasures of the Western world as tourists and Parisians looked on aghast from the streets…
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