‘Total destruction’: Volunteers sift through ashes of Northern California wildfire

More than one of the searchers told of the strange duality in the work—wanting to be thorough and find what is to be found, but dreading what that might be.At one home, crew member Adena Sherburn suddenly startled. A small hand reached up through the ash. A step closer and she relaxed. The hand belonged … Read more

Migrants unpopular in Tijuana, Mexico

Workers reinforce the security on the US side of the border fence with Mexico, as seen from Playas de Tijuana, Mexico, on November 15, 2018.Pedro Pardo / AFP – Getty ImagesTijuana’s conservative mayor, Juan Manuel Gastelum, has complained bitterly about the influx, local news outlets have asked who organized the caravan and social media platforms … Read more

‘SNL’ parodies Fox News trying to explain away blue midterm wave

Breaking News EmailsGet breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings.Nov. 18, 2018 / 5:59 AM GMTBy Phil HelselMore fake news about the midterm blues. “Saturday Night Live” took to the airwaves to poke fun at conspiracy theories about voter fraud following the midterms, using a parody of … Read more

Gillum officially concedes Florida governor race, congratulates DeSantis

Democrat Andrew Gillum, Mayor of Tallahassee, Florida and nominee for the Governorship in Florida, gives his concession speech with his wife R. Jai, his Lieutenant Governor runningmate Chris King and his wife Kristen, in Tallahassee, Florida on Nov. 6, 2018.Dan Anderson / EPABreaking News EmailsGet breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories … Read more

Pacific summit ends with no communique as China, U.S. differ

Vice President Mike Pence speaks to the media while standing next to a traditional mask display, at the end of meetings at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit on Sunday.SAEED KHAN / AFP – Getty Images Pence professed respect for Xi and China but also harshly criticized the world’s No. 2 economy for intellectual property … Read more

Typhoon Mangkhut: Deadly typhoon takes aim at south China

Asia Asia Typhoon Mangkhut: Deadly typhoon takes aim at south China Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionFlash floods and landslides have led to fatalities in the PhilippinesHeavy rain and strong winds are lashing the south coast of China as Typhoon Mangkhut closes in.Authorities in the heavily populated province of Guangdong have issued … Read more

Storm Florence: ‘Epic’ amounts of rain unloaded on Carolinas

Storm Florence: ‘Epic’ amounts of rain unloaded on Carolinas EPA Image caption Tropical storm Florence is continuing to unload inches, and even feet, of rain in places US east coast communities face “epic amounts of rainfall” from tropical storm Florence, which has been linked to at least 12 deaths.It has caused catastrophic flooding since arriving … Read more

Deadly ‘shark attack’ at Massachusetts beach

Deadly ‘shark attack’ at Massachusetts beach Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Wellfleet police say the man was pronounced dead at Cape Cod hospital on Saturday A man in his 20s has died after being injured in a suspected shark attack in the US state of Massachusetts. The incident happened at Newcomb Hollow Beach around … Read more

Pussy Riot’s Pyotr Verzilov flown to Germany for treatment

Pussy Riot’s Pyotr Verzilov flown to Germany for treatment Image copyright Reuters Image caption Pyotr Verzilov was one of those jailed for invading the World Cup final pitch Pyotr Verzilov, an activist with Russian protest group Pussy Riot, has been flown to Berlin for specialist medical treatment following a suspected poisoning in Moscow.He reportedly fell … Read more

Expert warns Florence floodwaters may carry venomous snakes into homes

People in areas affected by Hurricane Florence, which was downgraded to a tropical storm on Friday, have been cautioned to look out for venomous snakes lurking in the storm’s floodwaters. Thad Bowman, public relations director at Alligator Adventure zoo in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, told the Myrtle Beach Online that flooding caused by Florence will originate in coastal regions populated by … Read more