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A California fire sparked by a gender reveal party has grown to nearly 10,000 acres

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A fire sparked by a pyrotechnic device used during a gender reveal party has grown to nearly 10,000 acres since Saturday. The El Dorado Fire in San Bernardino County has scorched 9,671 acres and was only 7% containe...

Imprisoned nearly 40 years, a Michigan man is freed after a witness recanted her story

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Walter Forbes was a young college student in 1982 when he stepped between two groups fighting outside a bar in his small Michigan town. One of the men, Dennis Hall, retaliated the next day, shooting Forbes four time...

19 families buy nearly 97 acres of land in Georgia to create a city safe for Black people

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"Welcome to Freedom!" exclaims real estate agent Ashley Scott as she surveys the nearly 97 acres of land that she and a group of 19 Black families purchased in August. "I'm hoping that it will be a thriving safe hav...

Trump to hold first entirely indoor rally in nearly three months

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President Donald Trump is expected to rally thousands of supporters indoors on Sunday for the first time in nearly three months. The campaign rally in Henderson, Nevada -- which will be held inside a facility of Xtr...

Biden campaign grows more diverse with people of color making up nearly half of staff

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Joe Biden's presidential campaign grew more diverse in its staffing over the summer months with people of color now making up nearly half of the campaign's full-time staff and women on the campaign growing in their ...

Nearly 70,000 people under mandatory evacuation orders as two new wildfires in Southern California spread rapidly

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Mandatory evacuations have been ordered for approximately 70,000 residents in Orange County, California, as firefighters continue to battle two new wildfires -- the Silverado Fire and Blue Ridge Fire -- which grew t...

Mnuchin says he was personally involved in securing nearly $4 million for 9/11 first responders health program

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Washington Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin said Thursday he was "personally engaged" in the move to refund nearly $ 4 million previously withheld from the health care program assisting September 11 first responders...

Jeff Bezos announces nearly $800 million in grants to 16 groups fighting climate change

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Amazon founder Jeff Bezos announced Monday that he will give $ 791 million in grants as part of his Bezos Earth Fund to 16 organizations that are working to protect the environment. The fund is part of the CEO's $ ...

Nearly 100 whales die in mass stranding in New Zealand

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Nearly 100 pilot whales have died in a mass stranding on the Chatham Islands, New Zealand's Department of Conservation said Wednesday. Some 97 whales and three dolphins died in the stranding, which conservation depa...

This relentless Atlantic hurricane season has put nearly every mile of coastline from Texas to Maine on alert

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People along nearly every mile of coastline from Texas to Maine have been put on alert this Atlantic hurricane season, as 12 of 29 storms made landfall in the United States in this record-setting year. "Every mile o...

Athens’ first mosque in nearly 200 years opens for Friday prayers

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After years of delays caused by red tape, cutbacks and opposition from religious and political factions, the first government-funded mosque in Athens since 1833 opened its doors to worshipers on Friday. Hundreds of ...

2 new California wildfires burn nearly 10,000 acres in a day and force evacuations

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Two new wildfires grew by nearly 10,000 acres in a day in California, where more than 3.6 million acres have burned this year. Fueled by dry conditions and high winds, the Zogg Fire in Shasta County and the Glass Fi...

Brian May ‘nearly lost’ his life after heart attack

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Queen guitarist Brian May has said he is "grateful" to be alive after suffering a heart attack, a stomach hemorrhage and other health complications this year. In May, the musician revealed that he suffered from a h...

Notre Dame president tests positive for Covid-19 nearly a week after attending SCOTUS announcement with no mask

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The president of Notre Dame has tested positive for Covid-19 nearly a week after he attended a White House event where he was spotted without a mask. Fr. John Jenkins tested positive and is now isolated with mild sy...

Nearly 15,000 Covid-19 deaths have been recorded in New York nursing homes and adult care facilities, data shows

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The New York State Department of Health is continuing to release data shedding more light on Covid-19 deaths among residents in the state's long-term care facilities, after a state Supreme Court judge ordered the de...

Upstate New York driver gets stuck in car for 10 hours after snow plow covers him with nearly 4 feet of snow

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A 58-year-old driver from Upstate New York was rescued by police after he was stuck in his car for more than 10 hours during the snowstorm that swept through New York. Kevin Kresen from Candor, New York, west of Bin...

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