‘Total destruction’: Volunteers sift through ashes of Northern California wildfire

More than one of the searchers told of the strange duality in the work—wanting to be thorough and find what is to be found, but dreading what that might be.At one home, crew member Adena Sherburn suddenly startled. A small hand reached up through the ash. A step closer and she relaxed. The hand belonged … Read more

Migrants unpopular in Tijuana, Mexico

Workers reinforce the security on the US side of the border fence with Mexico, as seen from Playas de Tijuana, Mexico, on November 15, 2018.Pedro Pardo / AFP – Getty ImagesTijuana’s conservative mayor, Juan Manuel Gastelum, has complained bitterly about the influx, local news outlets have asked who organized the caravan and social media platforms … Read more

‘SNL’ parodies Fox News trying to explain away blue midterm wave

Breaking News EmailsGet breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings.Nov. 18, 2018 / 5:59 AM GMTBy Phil HelselMore fake news about the midterm blues. “Saturday Night Live” took to the airwaves to poke fun at conspiracy theories about voter fraud following the midterms, using a parody of … Read more

Gillum officially concedes Florida governor race, congratulates DeSantis

Democrat Andrew Gillum, Mayor of Tallahassee, Florida and nominee for the Governorship in Florida, gives his concession speech with his wife R. Jai, his Lieutenant Governor runningmate Chris King and his wife Kristen, in Tallahassee, Florida on Nov. 6, 2018.Dan Anderson / EPABreaking News EmailsGet breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories … Read more

Pacific summit ends with no communique as China, U.S. differ

Vice President Mike Pence speaks to the media while standing next to a traditional mask display, at the end of meetings at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit on Sunday.SAEED KHAN / AFP – Getty Images Pence professed respect for Xi and China but also harshly criticized the world’s No. 2 economy for intellectual property … Read more

As Florence drenches Carolinas, threat persists

Three boys play in floodwaters after Hurricane Florence tore through New Bern, North Carolina, on Sept. 15, 2018.Jim Lo Scalzo / EPABreaking News EmailsGet breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings.Florence was downgraded to a tropical depression on Sunday as it continued its slog west over the … Read more

Manafort knows Trump’s deepest secrets. And now he works for Mueller.

What Manafort’s plea deal could mean for TrumpSep.15.201806:05WASHINGTON — The decision by President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman to admit his guilt and cooperate with prosecutors could be a game-changer for special counsel Robert Mueller, while dramatically ratcheting up the pressure on the president.It wasn’t only Trump critics who were offering that assessment of Paul … Read more

Relentless rain threatens North Carolina agricultural town

Breaking News EmailsGet breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings.BURGAW, N.C. — More than a day after Florence’s eye passed through southeastern North Carolina, a slower, and potentially more destructive threat emerged: pounding rains and a storm surge that pushed rivers over their banks, overflowing into small … Read more

Border agent suspected in serial murder case

Law enforcement officers gather near the scene where the body of a woman was found near Interstate 35 north of Laredo, Texas on Sept. 15, 2018. A U.S. Border Patrol agent suspected of killing four women was arrested early Saturday after a fifth woman who had been abducted managed to escape from him and notify … Read more

Massachusetts gas explosions were not intentional, feds say

Breaking News EmailsGet breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings.Federal investigators said Saturday there doesn’t appear to be “anything intentional” behind the series of gas explosions that killed a teenager, injured 25 people and burned or damaged about six dozen homes in the Boston suburbs.Robert Sumwalt, chairman … Read more