In our news wrap Thursday, the fast-moving fire just 60 miles east of Los Angeles flared even more; 1500 firefighters are battling flames only 4 percent contained. The inferno has charred nearly 50 square miles since Tuesday and forced 82,000…
In our news wrap Wednesday, Turkey announced plans to release nearly 40,000 prison inmates to clear space for a similar number detained over last month’s coup attempt. Depending on their remaining sentences, prisoners may qualify for early release, although the…
Two runners in the women’s 5,000-meter race helped each other finish Tuesday after one stumbled, knocking down the other.
In our news wrap Tuesday, Louisiana flooding called "unprecedented" grew worse, with 8 known dead and some 40,000 homes impacted. In California, crews have gained ground on the massive wildfire north of San Francisco; officials say the blaze is around…
By Larisa Epatko
The women’s 400 meter race at the Rio Olympics on Monday took an unusual turn when the Bahamas’ Shaunae Miller dove over the finish line to ensure the gold.
In our news wrap Monday, on the second night of protests in Milwaukee, an 18-year-old was shot and seriously injured. The protests were in response to the fatal shooting of Sylville Smith, a black man authorities say was carrying a…
By Andi Wang, Omar Etman
Katie Ledecky beat the second-place finisher, Jazz Carlin from Great Britain, by 11.38 seconds.
By PBS NewsHour
In our news wrap Thursday, U.S.-backed militias achieved new progress in capturing the Islamic State’s last stronghold in Libya. Forces say they have now liberated 70 percent of Sirte. Also, the Australian government suggested asylum seekers complaining of sexual abuse…
By Andrew Sherman
When people from all over the world come together, it is time to consider what actions can be taken locally to make a difference.
By Larisa Epatko
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