Fire suppression activities are seen at the Happy Camp complex fire in the Klamath National Forest, California September 14, 2014.

Wildfires Rage in California Drought, Hundreds Forced to Flee

Crews were battling about a dozen major wildfires across California on Tuesday that have forced thousands of people to flee, damaged or destroyed more than 100 buildings, and charred thousands of acres of drought-stricken forest.
California Wildfires 2014 - Happy Camp

11 California Wildfires Force Thousands to Evacuate

Each year, California is struck with a wave of wildfires that challenge the state's firefighters to no end. This year is no different - except that the recent spate of wildfires is "the most destructive on record."
Arab League Secretary-General Nabil al-Araby (L) and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry shake hands before a meeting in Cairo September 13, 2014.

U.S. Sees Middle East Help Fighting IS, Britain Cautious After Beheading

Washington said countries in the Middle East had offered to join air strikes against Islamic State militants andAustralia said it would send troops, but Britain held back even after the group beheaded a British hostage and threatened to kill another.

Top Republicans Back Obama's Plan to Fight Islamic State

The Republican leader of the U.S. House of Representatives voiced support on Thursday for President Barack Obama's expanded campaign against Islamic State militants, but members of his party questioned whether the plan was forceful enough.
Remember September 11 Victims

Obama, Victims' Families Pause to Remember September 11 Victims

Politicians, dignitaries and victims' relatives were gathering in New York, Washington and Pennsylvania on Thursday to commemorate the nearly 3,000 people killed in al Qaeda's attack on the United States 13 years ago on Sept. 11.
President Barack Obama meets with Congressional leaders

Ahead of Speech, Obama Briefs Congress on Islamic State Strategy

President Barack Obama told leaders of Congress on Tuesday that he did not need for them to authorize his strategy to fight Islamic State, ahead of a speech to Americans that may herald expanded operations against the group in Iraq and perhaps Syria.
President Barack Obama

Obama to Press Congress for Action on Islamic State

President Barack Obama, senior cabinet officials and his defense and intelligence chiefs will meet with U.S. lawmakers this week and next as the administration seeks support for an offensive against Islamic State militants.
Apple Store Queue

iPhone 6 Release Date, Specs & Price: Queue at NYC Store Already Packed

Although Apple has not uttered a word about the hotly anticipated iPhone 6, many have already assumed the device will be released on September 19.

Latinos Furious at Obama on Immigration Delay, Vow More Pressure

Hispanic lawmakers and immigration advocates harshly criticized President Barack Obama's decision to delay executive action on immigration and vowed to keep pressuring him to make bold changes.
Respiratory ailment

Rare Respiratory Virus Affects Thousands of Kids in US; How to Protect Your Kid From the Outbreak?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention believes that the virus responsible for the infection of over 900 children in at least 10 US states is caused by the human enterovirus 68, which is the relative of the virus that causes the common cold. The Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services has issued an advisory for parents to keep their children away from the unpleasant effects of the virus.
Giant Shrimp

Giant Shrimp, 18-Inches Long Caught in Florida

Two fishermen were in for a literally huge surprise when they pulled in an unusually large shrimp while fishing from a Fort Pierce dock.
Same-sex marriage

Florida Officials Seek to Appeal Ruling Against Gay Marriage Ban

Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi on Thursday filed a notice of an appeal in federal court on Thursday challenging a ruling last month by a U.S. district judge that declared the state's gay marriage ban unconstitutional.

5-Year-Old Found 'Tumbling Fast' Inside High-Speed Washing Machine

A 5-year-old girl had to be airlifted to a hospital Tuesday after she was found trapped in a washing machine that was running on high speed.
Iraqi Shiite militia fighters hold the Islamic State flag as they celebrate after breaking the siege of Amerli by Islamic State militants, September 1, 2014.

Obama Says Will 'Degrade and Destroy' Islamic State

The United States plans to fight Islamic State until it is no longer a force in the Middle East and will seek justice for the killing of American journalist Steven Sotloff, President Barack Obama said on Wednesday.
Steven Sotloff

Steven Sotloff Beheading Video: He was a Miami Heat Fan & 4 Other Facts About the US Journalist

We have since known much about Foley in the wake of his death at the hands of ISIS members. This time, let's get to know Steven Sotloff and perhaps understand how he came to be ISIS' most recent victim.
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