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Mendocino Complex fire now largest in California history, capping destructive year

Mendocino Complex fire now largest in California history, capping destructive year

There are 18 large wildfires burning across California, scarring a combined 559,000 acres, officials have said. In Redding, the Carr fire has claimed seven lives and more than 1,000 homes while growing to 163,207 acres in size, making the deadly blaze now the 12th largest wildfire in state history, Cal Fire officials said in a […]

34 Shot, 5 Fatally, in Overnight Chicago Shootings

34 Shot, 5 Fatally, in Overnight Chicago Shootings

What to Know At least five people were killed out of a total of 34 people in overnight shootings in Chicago—the youngest being an 11-year-old Police say 4 or 5 mass shootings occurred in the Gresham, Lawndale & West Humboldt Park neighborhoods The Chicago Police Department held a press conference around 2 p.m. Sunday to […]

Metro Board Chairman: 'Unite The Right' Rallygoers Won't Get Private Metro Cars

Metro Board Chairman: 'Unite The Right' Rallygoers Won't Get Private Metro Cars

Metro Board Chairman: ‘Unite The Right’ Rallygoers Won’t Get Private Metro Cars  WAMU 88.5 DC’s Metro will not run separate trains for ‘Unite the Right’ rallygoers: Report  Washington Examiner Full coverage Source link

Protesters rally at NRA headquarters in Fairfax, Virginia

Protesters rally at NRA headquarters in Fairfax, Virginia

Last Updated Aug 4, 2018 3:54 PM EDT Advocates of stricter gun control measures protested outside the National Rifle Association’s headquarters in Northern Virginia on Saturday, pushing for, among other things, the revocation of the heavyweight group’s tax-exempt status. The “National March on the NRA” was supported by activists from March for Our Lives and […]

Man Is Arrested After Taunting Bison at Yellowstone, Park Officials Say

Man Is Arrested After Taunting Bison at Yellowstone, Park Officials Say

Why did the bison cross the road? Apparently to get away from the belligerent human who was taunting it. After a video of a man harassing a bison at Yellowstone National Park went viral— and after a disturbance at another national park more than 300 miles away — rangers arrested him. It was the man’s […]

Potential College Lake Dam failure spurs evacuations in Lynchburg, Virginia

Potential College Lake Dam failure spurs evacuations in Lynchburg, Virginia

Potential College Lake Dam failure spurs evacuations in Lynchburg, Virginia  AccuWeather.com Officials in Virginia fear dam will collapse as heavy rain forces evacuations  CNN Lynchburg, Virginia could be under 17 feet of water in 7 minutes if dam fails  CBS News Full coverage Source link

2 news trucks attacked at Detroit crash scene

2 news trucks attacked at Detroit crash scene

Buy Photo File: Detroit police cruiser(Photo: Robin Buckson, The Detroit News)Buy Photo Two news trucks, one from WXYZ-TV, and one from WWJ-AM, were attacked Thursday as reporters from those outlets did live shots from the site of a fatal hit-and-run crash on Detroit’s west side. The crash took place Wednesday at 11:50 p.m. at Dexter […]

Court strikes down Trump push to cut 'sanctuary city' funds

Court strikes down Trump push to cut 'sanctuary city' funds

by Sudhin Thanawala | AP August 1 at 6:55 PM SAN FRANCISCO — A divided U.S. appeals court on Wednesday struck down a key part of President Donald Trump’s contentious effort to crack down on cities and states that limit cooperation with immigration officials, saying an executive order threatening to cut funding for “sanctuary cities” was unconstitutional. […]

Trump Advisers Urge Raising Additional China Tariffs to 25%

Trump Advisers Urge Raising Additional China Tariffs to 25%

As Washington and Beijing struggle to break a trade impasse, some administration advisers are urging President Trump to raise the stakes with a sharp increase in the level of tariffs proposed for $200 billion in Chinese imports targeted for punitive measures. Trump administration advisers are debating measures that might bring Chinese negotiators to the table. […]

Liberal Dems lay groundwork to push Medicare for All

Liberal Dems lay groundwork to push Medicare for All

Liberal Dems lay groundwork to push Medicare for All  The Hill ‘Medicare for All’ Could Cost $32.6 Trillion, George Mason Study Says  TIME Koch-backed study finds ‘Medicare for All’ would save US trillions  ThinkProgress The Costs of a National Single-Payer Healthcare System | Mercatus Center  Mercatus Center Opinion: Bernie Sanders, the shareholder activist  MarketWatch Full coverage Source link