After criticism, Feinstein to step down as top Judiciary Dem

WASHINGTON (AP) — California Sen. Dianne Feinstein said Monday she will step down from her role as the top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee, giving up the powerful spot after public criticis...

More than 100 displaced after fire ravages California town

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A week before Thanksgiving, more than 100 residents were displaced Thursday by a wind-whipped wildfire that ravaged a remote mountain community in California and killed one person, ...

Northern California utility finds latest CEO in Michigan

SAN RAMON, Calif. (AP) — Embattled Northern California utility PG&E Corp. has lured away the top executive at Michigan's largest power provider to steer its effort to restore a reputation tarnishe...

Wildfire destroys multiple Reno homes; hundreds threatened

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A fast-moving wildfire driven by strong winds destroyed or damaged about 12 homes and buildings in a Reno neighborhood and forced the evacuation of hundreds more on the edge of the S...

Wildfire destroys multiple Reno homes; hundreds threatened

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A fast-moving wildfire driven by strong winds destroyed several homes in a Reno neighborhood Tuesday and forced the evacuation of hundreds more on the edge of the Sierra Nevada footh...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Wednesday, Nov. 11, the 316th day of 2020. There are 50 days left in the year. Today is Veterans Day. Today’s Highlight in History: ...

Business Highlights

___ Pfizer says COVID-19 vaccine is looking 90% effective NEW YORK (AP) — Pfizer says an early peek at its vaccine data suggests the shots may be 90% effective at p...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Monday, Nov. 9, the 314th day of 2020. There are 52 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Nov. 9, 1...

Australia wildfires probe recommends climate risk forecasts

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — An investigation into Australia’s catastrophic wildfire season on Friday recommended greater efforts to forecast the impacts of climate change on specific parts of the count...

Walton's Bike for Humanity ride to support wildfire relief

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Basketball Hall of Famer and noted cyclist Bill Walton is bringing back his Bike for Humanity global initiative on Saturday to raise money for wildfire relief efforts in California an...

Calmer California winds help firefighters beat back 2 blazes

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Calmer weather on Wednesday allowed firefighters to beat back twin blazes that drove nearly 100,000 Southern California residents from their homes amid fierce winds and extremely dr...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Wednesday, Oct. 28, the 302nd day of 2020. There are 64 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Oct. ...

AP PHOTOS: Wind-whipped wildfires clobber California again

IRVINE, Calif. (AP) — Wildfires roared through hills in Southern California, pushed by the region's whipping Santa Ana winds that often fuel flames in October. The fires, driven by l...

Big power shutoffs in California as winds boost fire danger

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Large swaths of California had no electricity Monday as utilities tried to prevent the chance of their equipment sparking wildfires while the fire-weary state was buffeted by powe...

Colorado wildfires drag on later than normal, break records

DENVER (AP) — Orange skies, winds gusting up to 70 mph, smoke tornadoes and hazardous air. While it could be an apocalyptic scene out of a movie, it's become the reality of Colorado's wildfire season....