‘Pure devastation’: At least 17 dead as California wildfires continue to spread

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‘Pure devastation’: At least 17 dead as California wildfires continue to spread
SANTA ROSA, Calif. — A series of historically deadly Northern California wildfires regained momentum Wednesday as winds whipped back up, pushing blazes through parched hills and vineyards and prompting more evacuations from an arc of flames that has killed at least 17 people, destroyed more than 2,000 buildings and battered the region’s renowned wine-growing industry. Officials ordered a

Trump suggests challenging NBC’s broadcast license

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Trump suggests challenging NBC’s broadcast license
President Donald Trump has regularly complained about coverage he views as unfairly critical, labeling stories, reporters and entire outlets “fake news.” | Alex Brandon/AP His tweet follows a story by NBC News Wednesday that the president calls ‘pure fiction, made up to demean.’ By LOUIS NELSON and MARGARET HARDING MCGILL 10/11/2017 10:37 AM EDT Updated

Toll from Northern California firestorms sharply rise: 2000 structures destroyed, at least 17 dead

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The toll from Northern California’s ranging wildfires continued to grow Tuesday evening as officials said the fires destroyed up to 2,000 structures and killed at least 17 people. The devastating losses establish firestorms among the most destructive in California history. The estimated losses of homes, businesses and other buildings jumped from 1,500 to 2,000, and

More Women Allege Misconduct By Harvey Weinstein, Including Sexual Assault

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More Women Allege Misconduct By Harvey Weinstein, Including Sexual Assault
New allegations of sexual harassment and assault by Harvey Weinstein emerged on Tuesday, two days after he was ousted from the Weinstein Company. Weinstein is pictured here in April at the Tribeca Film Festival. Charles Sykes/Charles Sykes/Invision/AP hide caption toggle caption Charles Sykes/Charles Sykes/Invision/AP New allegations of sexual harassment and assault by Harvey Weinstein emerged

Catalan president stops short of declaring independence, calls for further dialogue with Spain

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Catalan president stops short of declaring independence, calls for further dialogue with Spain
MADRID — In a long-awaited speech, Catalan regional president Carles Puigdemont affirmed on Tuesday the right of Catalonia to be an independent country. But he notably stopped short of declaring the region an independent polity, calling for further dialogue with the Spanish government. By suspending the secession process, Puigdemont signaled an overture to critics and