Carr Fire moved faster than evacuation orders

REDDING, Calif. — The Carr Fire swept into the edge of this city without mercy, … Read more

Thousands stranded as floods submerge southern Indian state

TRIVANDRUM, India — Thousands of stranded people were waiting to be rescued and officials pleaded … Read more

California Gov. Brown grants pardons

SACRAMENTO, Calif. —California Gov. Jerry Brown announced that he had issued pardons to 36 people, … Read more

Report details effects of stripped-down U.S. Embassy in Havana

MIAMI — Since the United States withdrew all but a bare-bones staff from its embassy … Read more

ER treats opioids like an emergency

OAKLAND, Calif. — Every year, thousands of people addicted to opioids show up at hospital … Read more

Former United Nations leader Kofi Annan dies

Annan’s tenure was marked by global turmoil

Kofi Annan, the soft-spoken and patrician diplomat from Ghana who became the seventh secretary-general of … Read more

Company gives look into where astronauts may live on missions

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. — A massive cylindrical habitat may one day house as many … Read more

Around the world

Bishop: I have ‘profound remorse’ — A Pennsylvania bishop named in a grand jury report … Read more

Citing costs, Trump retreats from massive military parade in capital

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Friday officially surrendered his order for a huge military … Read more

Funding for Syria reconstruction ends

The State Department is sharply stopping funding to rebuild parts of Syria it took back … Read more

Today in history, and birthdays

It’s Saturday, Aug. 18, the 230th day of 2018. There are 135 days left in the year.

Highlight: In 1920, the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, guaranteeing all American women’s right to … Read more

Overdose victims aid police in search for K2 suspects

HARTFORD, Conn. — The K2 victims had a chance to help themselves, and some of … Read more

Jill Janus sang for metal band Huntress

PORTLAND — Jill Janus, lead singer of the heavy metal band Huntress, has died at … Read more

Aretha Franklin, Queen of Soul, dies at 76

Aretha Franklin, universally acclaimed as the “Queen of Soul” and one of America’s greatest singers … Read more

For weddings, this $1B weekend takes the cake

This Saturday is the most popular wedding day of the year, according to data released … Read more

Bodies of missing wife and daughters found in Colorado

FREDERICK, Colo. — After his pregnant wife and two daughters disappeared, Christopher Watts stood on … Read more

Trump gearing up to strip more security clearances

President Donald Trump has told advisers he is eager to strip more security clearances as … Read more

Today in history, and birthdays

It’s Friday, Aug. 17, the 229th day of 2018. There are 136 days left in the year.

Highlight: In 1943, the Allied conquest of Sicily during World War II was completed as … Read more

From hardship to stardom and ‘Respect’

Aretha Franklin’s music is tinged with a confident power — most notable in the way … Read more

National business briefing

FDA approves generic EpiPen U.S. health officials approved a new generic version of EpiPen, the … Read more

Atal Bihari Vajpayee was prime minister of India

Former Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, a Hindu nationalist who set off a nuclear … Read more

Ex-CIA director loses security clearance

Trump sites John Brennan’s ‘erratic’ behavior, online statements

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump revoked the security clearance of John Brennan, the former CIA … Read more

Today in history, and birthdays

It’s Thursday, Aug. 16, the 228th day of 2018. There are 137 days left in the year.

Highlight: In 1987, 156 people were killed when Northwest Airlines Flight 255 crashed while trying … Read more

Around the world

Prosecution: Manafort lies at heart of case — Paul Manafort lied to keep himself flush … Read more

Terrorist attacks have quietly declined around the world for 3 consecutive years

In the middle of London’s rush hour on Tuesday, a man crashed his car into … Read more

Why do elephants have a low rate of cancer?

Scientists believe a ‘zombie gene’ may be responsible

Maybe it’s the elephant’s genes that never forget. In addition to having great memories, elephants … Read more

Publisher John Calder championed edgy authors

John Calder, who championed avant-garde authors and battled censorship, died. He was 91. Alessandro Gallenzi … Read more

Meet the crew that aims to find pets after fires

SAN DIEGO — Kenneth Bettencourt used to search for missing people and investigate homicides. These … Read more

Around the world

Omarosa says Trump trying to silence her — Former White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman … Read more

Italy bridge collapse leaves 26 dead

GENOA, Italy — A bridge in the heart of Genoa collapsed on Tuesday, killing 26 … Read more

Dems go for diversity, GOP for Trump choices

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Democrats embraced diversity Tuesday in a primary night of firsts, while … Read more

In Trump era, rare act of denaturalizing U.S. citizens gets a new focus

LOS ANGELES — Working a Saturday shift in the stuffy Immigration and Naturalization Services office … Read more

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