Lighter winds help crews gain on California wildfires
SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) -- Crews trying to corral the California wildfires made progress Monday as authorities reported the first death from the firefighting effort - a driver who was killed when his truck overturned on a winding mountain road....
Trump voters in storm-ravaged county confront climate change
PORT ARTHUR, Texas (AP) -- The church was empty, except for the piano too heavy for one man to move. It had been 21 days since the greatest storm Wayne Christopher had ever seen dumped a year's worth of rain on his town, drowning this church where he was baptized, met his high school sweetheart and later married her....
Capital murder charges filed in Muslim teen's death
FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) -- A northern Virginia man accused of killing a 17-year-old Muslim girl as she walked back to her mosque is now facing a possible death penalty after an indictment Monday charging him with capital murder and rape....
NYC 'remains a target,' FBI says after bombing conviction
NEW YORK (AP) -- The swift conviction Monday of a New Jersey man in a mostly botched bombing mission in Manhattan last summer was labeled a victory against terrorism by law enforcement officials, but they urged continued vigilance....
Driver of deadly immigrant smuggling run pleads guilty
SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- The driver of a semitrailer packed with at least 39 immigrants, 10 of whom died, has pleaded guilty to making the deadly smuggling run....
Harvey Weinstein movie mogul and cofounder of Miramax Productions was fired by his company's board of directors after news broke of his decades-long sexual abuse of women including three separate allegations of rape. Many Hollywood reviewers say Weinstein's behavior is not an isolated instance, but another example of the casting couch culture and sex abuse endured by actresses and actors for decades. Some critics are calling for the Justice Department to launch an investigation into the apparent sex abuse epidemic in the entertainment industry.
Should health care providers be allowed to refuse contraception coverage to their employees?