California wildfires reduces years-long dreams to embers
SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — Jose Garnica worked for more than two decades to build up his dream home that was reduced to ashes in a matter of minutes by the deadly firestorm striking Northern California….
A cigarette, a car backfire: Small sparks can make big fires
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A carelessly discarded cigarette, a downed power line, a car's backfire or a chainsaw's pull. Just about anything could have started any one of the wildfires now tearing through Northern California, authorities said….
Hotel questions revised timeline of Las Vegas massacre
A day after authorities revised the timeline of events on the night of the Las Vegas mass shooting, the hotel where the gunman was staying is casting doubt on the changes….
Paltrow and Jolie accounts may have sealed Weinstein’s fate
LOS ANGELES (AP) — They waited years to speak, but two of Hollywood's most powerful women might have helped seal the fate of Harvey Weinstein….
Puerto Ricans leave for US mainland as storm woes linger
MIAMI (AP) — Lourdes Rodriguez fled Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria filled her home in the northern town of Vega Baja with mud, ruining mattresses and other belongings. She thought it would be a short stay with her daughter in Florida, but three weeks later there's still no power or water back home….
The Latest: Rajoy to deliver statement on Catalonia
MADRID (AP) — The Latest on the crisis over Catalonia's independence bid (all times local):…
Video of fatal attack on Kim Jong Nam shown at women’s trial
SHAH ALAM, Malaysia (AP) — Security video footage showing the estranged half brother of North Korea's leader being attacked at a Malaysian airport and the two suspects hurrying away afterward were presented at their murder trial on Wednesday….
AP PHOTOS: A Rohingya boy’s struggle to reach Bangladesh
TEKNAF, Bangladesh (AP) — Yosar Hossein struggles as he walks along muddy paths and flooded creeks in Bangladesh, carrying his baby sister on his back. Barefoot and still wearing his school uniform, the 7-year-old is among more than a half million Rohingya Muslims fleeing violence in neighboring Myanmar….
US misses World Cup because of numerous defensive breakdowns
COUVA, Trinidad (AP) — Standing in the stadium tunnel near the U.S. locker room after the Collapse in Covina, captain Michael Bradley was asked over and over what went wrong….
Critics say Trump birth control rule ignores science
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration's new birth control rule is raising questions among some doctors and researchers, who say it overlooks known benefits of contraception while selectively citing data that raise doubts about effectiveness and safety….