Firearms-related deaths and injuries increased 70 percent in parts of California in the weeks after gun shows in neighboring Nevada, which has fewer regulations on such events, a University of California, Berkeley study released on Monday found.
Fierce winds stirred wildfires and tested firefighters on Saturday in Northern California where the most lethal outbreak of wildfires in state history has killed 35 people and forced more than 90,000 residents from their homes.
More than 200 fire engines and firefighting crews from around the United States were being rushed to California on Wednesday to help battle infernos, which have left at least 23 people dead and thousands homeless.
More than a dozen wildfires raged across Northern California on Tuesday morning, with the biggest ones scorching the state's famous wine country, killing at least 11 people and burning more than 1,500 homes and businesses, authorities said.
The US state of California will announce a lawsuit that will challenge President Donald Trump’s proposal to build a wall at the US-Mexico border, a project the state’s attorney general has called “medieval.”
Florida allowed some residents to return on Tuesday to areas hammered by Hurricane Irma’s high winds and storm surge, while the death toll rose in the second major hurricane to hit the United States this year.
California on Monday sued the administration of President Donald Trump, challenging as unconstitutional the president’s plan to rescind a program to protect young immigrants brought to the country illegally from deportation.
A pair of California wildfires have quickly spread, threatening hundreds of homes and forcing evacuations at a popular lakeside campground and a summer camp where flames temporarily trapped children and counselors, a fire official said.