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.
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."
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.
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.
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 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, 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.
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.
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.
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.
Two fishermen were in for a literally huge surprise when they pulled in an unusually large shrimp while fishing from a Fort Pierce dock.
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.
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.
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.
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.