PARADISE, Calif. (Reuters) – The deadliest and most destructive wildfire in California history has burned a further 8,000 acres and remained only 30 percent contained, California fire officials said on Tuesday as search teams resumed sifting through charred wreckage in a hunt for human remains. The “Camp Fire,” raging about 175 miles (280 km) north
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (Reuters) – Mourners returned on Monday to the scene of a shooting rampage at a bar in the Los Angeles suburb of Thousand Oaks, where a Chicago-area carpenter erected wooden crosses dedicated to each of the 12 victims. FILE PHOTO: Wooden crosses with names of the victims of the Borderline Bar and
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday urged Florida election officials to abandon recount efforts, declare his fellow Republicans the winners and, without evidence, cast doubt on vote tallies as state officials scrambled to review more than 8 million ballots by a Thursday deadline. Leads by the Republican candidates in two key contested
PARADISE, Calif. (Reuters) – Crews faced hot dry “devil winds” as they battled two giant wildfires raging at opposite ends of California on Sunday, including a blaze in the north that is now one of the deadliest and most destructive in the state’s history. The Camp Fire burns near Big Bend, California, U.S., November 10,
PARADISE, Calif. (Reuters) – The charred remains of fourteen more victims have been found in and around a Northern California town overrun by flames from a massive wildfire, officials said on Saturday, raising the death toll to 23. The bodies were recovered in and around Paradise, California, a mountain community some 90 miles (145 km)
FILE PHOTO – Street banners line Elvis Presley boulevard near Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee, May 28, 2015. REUTERS/Mike Blake WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump will award the 2018 Presidential Medal of Freedom to Elvis Presley, George Herman “Babe” Ruth, Jr. and five other individuals, the White House said in a statement on Saturday.
PARADISE, Calif. (Reuters) – Three fast-moving wildfires burned in California on Friday morning, including one that spurred the evacuation of 75,000 homes near a city that was still reeling from a mass shooting. Voluntary evacuations of 75,000 homes were called for because of the Woolsey Fire that affected parts of Thousand Oaks in Ventura County
PARADISE, Calif. (Reuters) – A fast-moving wildfire roared through a Northern California town on Thursday, with deaths reported as it burned a hospital, hundreds of homes and sent tens of thousands of people fleeing flames in cars and on foot, authorities said. Vehicles are seen during evacuation from Paradise to Chico, in Butte County, California,
U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg applauds after new Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh announces that he is the first justice on the court to ever hire a staff of entirely female clerks as he addresses public swearing-in ceremonies in the East Room of the White House in Washington, U.S., October 8, 2018. REUTERS/Jim
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump forced out his attorney general on Wednesday and threatened to fight back if Democrats use their new majority in the U.S. House of Representatives to launch investigations into his administration and finances. Trump came out swinging a day after his Republicans lost control of the House, and followed through
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Donald Trump faced greater restraints on his presidency after Democrats won control of the U.S. House of Representatives and pledged to hold the Republican accountable after a tumultuous two years in the White House. Trump and his fellow Republicans expanded their control of the U.S. Senate in Tuesday’s midterm elections, following a
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Democrats struck early in the battle for the U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday, but faced an uphill climb to capture the Senate after Republican Mike Braun knocked off incumbent Democrat Joe Donnelly in Indiana. Most of the races that will decide the balance of power in Congress and shape the future
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – After a divisive campaign marked by fierce clashes over race, immigration and other cultural issues, Americans will cast votes on Tuesday to determine the balance of power in the U.S. Congress and shape the future of Donald Trump’s presidency. A voting booth is seen as voting opens for the midterm election at
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Two U.S. senators on Monday called on the Department of Defense and one of its largest landlords to fix housing hazards documented by Reuters at military bases nationwide, including a Marine compound in southern California. Recently constructed military housing is shown on base at Camp Pendleton, California, U.S. August 30, 2018.
NEW YORK (Reuters) – The trial of extradited Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman is set to begin on Monday in federal court in Brooklyn, where he is facing drug trafficking and conspiracy charges. The United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York, where Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman’s trial will be
(Reuters) – Hispanics are more interested in voting this year than in the last U.S. congressional midterm elections in 2014 and their enthusiasm outpaces that of all U.S. adults, according to a Reuters/Ipsos national tracking poll released on Sunday. Volunteer Bea Nevarez stands for a portrait during door-to-door canvassing in Tucson, Arizona, U.S., October 31,