A wind-whipped wildfire raged on Wednesday into a wealthy Southern California neighborhood, destroying at least six homes, threatening hundreds more and scorching a building at a winery owned by billionaire media mogul Rupert Murdoch.
More than a thousand firefighters were struggling to contain a wind-whipped brush fire in the US state of California on Tuesday that has left at least one person dead, sent thousands fleeing, and was choking the area with thick black smoke.
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.