Fires in New South Wales state have claimed three lives, destroyed more than 150 homes and razed more than 1 million hectares (3,800 square miles) of forest and farmland since Friday.
By Rod McGuirk, Associated Press
Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed received the Nobel Peace Prize this week for his work lifting the country’s state of emergency, granting amnesty to thousands of political prisoners and increasing the role of women in political life. But his most…
Southern California residents remain on edge a day after a 7.1-magnitude earthquake struck outside the city of Ridgecrest, the strongest tremor in the region in nearly 20 years. The quake came after another tremor hit the area Thursday, leaving thousands…
By PBS NewsHour
When you want results in a polarized Washington, sometimes it pays to simply leave the professionals alone to do their jobs.
By Andrew Taylor, Associated Press
In our news wrap Friday, Gov. Jerry Brown declared emergencies late Thursday in Orange and Riverside Counties, where some 20,000 people have been evacuated and more than 1,000 firefighters are on the scene. Also, Senate confirmation hearings will begin Sept.
By Michael D. Regan
The declaration would allow Ethiopian security forces to crack down on demonstrations, ban some publications from distributing material, and establish a special court for people who break those rules.
By PBS NewsHour
In Florida, a state of emergency is underway as more than 100 wildfires burn in and across all corners of the state. And since February, more than 7,000 acres have burned across the state, as Florida copes with rising temperatures…
Early Friday morning, Hurricane Hermine hit Florida’s Big Bend region on the Gulf Coast, causing major damage and a state of emergency for more than 50 counties. Climate Central’s Sean Sublette joins William Brangham to consider what Hermine tells us…
The second large-scale fire in California this week is raging through the southern part of the state, and the fatal flooding in Louisiana is worsening. Combined with the fact that this past July was the planet’s single hottest month recorded,…
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