| Sep 16, 2014
| 7:26 PM
After a hot and dry summer, residents here said they had become dulled to the smell of smoke from wildfires.
But Tiffany DeVault had a bad feeling right away when the familiar scent filled the air Monday afternoon, and asked her husband, Troy, to come...
| Sep 8, 2014
| 12:45 PM
After an unusually high number of fire deaths this year, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and Fire Chief Ralph Terrazas announced new initiatives Monday to prevent dangerous fires.
Terrazas announced that the fire department is launching a pilot...
| Sep 11, 2014
Thursday's Pictures in the News begins in New York, where memorial observances held at the site of the World Trade Center. This year marks the 13th anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks that killed nearly 3,000 people at the World Trade...
| Sep 16, 2014
| 2:21 AM
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Crews were battling about a dozen major wildfires across California on Tuesday that have forced thousands of people to flee, damaged or destroyed more than 100 buildings, and charred thousands of acres of drought-stricken forest....
| Sep 15, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Though deeply concerned about the effects of illegal immigration on California, state voters broadly support a path to legalization for the nation's 12 million unauthorized residents, according to a new poll.
Across major demographic and partisan...
| Sep 15, 2014
| 2:10 PM
A Monday house fire in Suffolk that started in the kitchen displaced four people, a city spokeswoman said.
About 2 p.m., crews were called to a home in the 4300 block of Nansemond Parkway, where they saw smoke showing from the eaves of a one-story brick...
| Sep 14, 2014
| 2:00 PM
A Suffolk woman was unhurt after leaping from a second-story apartment to escape a fire raging inside.
At 6:32 a.m. Sunday, seven minutes after an emergency phone call, Suffolk Fire & Rescue and Police responded to an apartment fire at Nansemond...
| Sep 13, 2014
Each week we bring you the very best in visual journalism. This week marked the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks that killed nearly 3,000 people at the World Trade Center, Pentagon and on Flight 93....
| Sep 18, 2014
| 5:00 PM
Chandler Howard spent the first 11 years of his life in a public housing project in Stratford on the Bridgeport line. He was drafted into the military and, at age 18, found himself in Vietnam with an M16 in his hands, in the back of a helicopter. When...
| Aug 22, 2014
| 4:35 PM
WASHINGTON With the crisis in Iraq, four countries are now experiencing severe humanitarian emergencies involving the displacement of millions of people, something experts and relief groups say hasn't been seen in decades.
Iraq, Syria, the Central...
| Aug 28, 2014
| 6:16 PM
Several residents were left displaced after a Thursday morning fire tore through their Allentown building.
City fire Capt. John Christopher said the fire at 130 N. 12th Street was deemed accidental by fire investigators. He said the fire started just...