Nation Jul 02

Firefighters make progress against California forest fires

Three big wildfires have burned about 60 square miles of land in the Mount Shasta region as of early Friday. Damage is reported at the Salt Fire, which prompted evacuations in the unincorporated community of Lakehead north of the city…

Nation May 21

Federal investigation reveals little oversight of U.S. chemical plants

WASHINGTON — The government has no way of fully knowing which U.S. chemical facilities stock ammonium nitrate, the substance that exploded last year at a Texas fertilizer plant and killed 14 people, congressional investigators say. Outdated federal policies, poor information…