California's seemingly endless cycle of wildfires is prompting authorities to make plans to set more "controlled burns" to thin forests choked with dead trees and withered underbrush that serves as kindling to feed monster blazes that force entire communities to flee, destroy homes and take lives.
A new fight is simmering over General Electric's legacy of toxic pollution as the company seeks to close the books on a $1.7 billion cleanup of the upper Hudson River.
Southern Californians already dealing with destructive wildfires were warned of extreme fire potential early Thursday, but conditions turned out to be less dire than predicted.
In an American West that has a love-hate relationship with the federal government's ownership of a checkerboard of parks, monuments, forest and desert in states from Washington to New Mexico, Utah stands out.
Cliven Bundy, the 71-year-old rancher who sparked a national debate over states’ rights, refused a federal judge’s offer to be released during his ongoing trial on Wednesday.
Archaeologists are surveying an abandoned Nashville baseball stadium for hints of unmarked graves of slaves and free black men who died building the nearby fort.
Alabama authorities are searching for the person who committed a "sickening'" and "disturbing" crime after a pelican was discovered dead, with black electrical tape bound around its beak and rope wrapped around a wing and its feet.
The Latest on California wildfires (all times local): 7:50 a.m.
Authorities say cooler temperatures and light rainfall expected Thursday will be a "welcome sight."
The Latest on California wildfires (all times local): 6:30 a.m.
The Latest on California wildfires (all times local): 6:15 a.m.
The Latest on California wildfires (all times local): 7:20 a.m.
The Latest on wildfires in California (all times local): 6:10 a.m.
A man exonerated in a killing for which he spent 15 years in prison has reached a $9 million settlement with investigators in northern Illinois.
A Pennsylvania farm where George Washington's troops narrowly escaped the British during the Revolutionary War is getting historic protection.
The explosive expansion of Houston subdivisions into prairies far to the west helped make the city affordable for the average 345 people who moved there each day, but it also paved over thousands of acres that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers had intended for a reservoir and other flood-control projects to help against deluges like the ones from Harvey.
Fire officials say a wildfire burning near the Northern California town of Oroville has destroyed 20 homes.
The Latest on wildfires burning across the western United States (all times local): 11:30 a.m.
Although Tennessee's top forestry official says he regrets the loss of lives and property from last year's wildfires, he argues that firefighters did as much as they could to contain the blaze.
Investigators are refusing to say how they know gunshots sparked a wildfire that destroyed dozens of homes near Yosemite National Park.
An Arizona man wanted to go on an adventure and visit a new town up north, but he ended up getting lost and stuck in the desert for just about 72 hours.
Fire investigators say gunfire caused a wildfire near Yosemite National Park that destroyed 131 structures, including 63 homes, last month.
The Latest on the wildfires burning in the west (all times local): 7:30 a.m.
The Latest on wildfires burning in the west (all times local): 8:15 p.m.