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Despite fires, California wine is doing just fine – for now

If you're worried that wildfires might have created shortages of Northern California's 2019 cabernet sauvignon, or even just imparted it with an undesirable smoky flavor, you can relax. The wine is just fine. For now.

Watchdog: FEMA wrongly released personal data of victims

The Federal Emergency Management Agency wrongly released to a contractor the personal information of 2.3 million survivors of devastating 2017 hurricanes and wildfires.

Government climate report warns of worsening US disasters

By SETH BORENSTEIN, AP Science Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — As California's catastrophic wildfires recede and people rebuild after two hurricanes, a massive new federal report...
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School bus driver hailed a hero for rescuing 22 students from raging fire

A remarkable story of a school bus driver's heroism is emerging from the devastating fire in Paradise, California.
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Rain could hamper search for victims of California wildfire

It's been 12 days since Christina Taft started the frantic search for her mother Victoria, who refused to evacuate their Paradise home as flames neared, and six days since she gave authorities a cheek swab to identify remains that are likely her mother's.

Deadly fire leveled Paradise, California, in less than a day

No one is left in Paradise. Abandoned, charred vehicles clutter the main thoroughfare, evidence of the panicked evacuation a day earlier as a wildfire tore through the Northern California community.
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Battling 18 blazes, California may face worst fire season

The largest wildfire ever recorded in California needed just 11 days to blacken an area nearly the size of Los Angeles — and it's only one of many enormous blazes that could make this the worst fire season in state history.

California wind, and fire danger, hits unprecedented high

Southern California has felt yellow wind, orange wind, and red wind. But never purple wind. Until now.

Gusty winds fan California wildfires, force more evacuations

Rising winds fanned the Northern California wildfires again Saturday, forcing hundreds more people to flee from their homes in the state's fabled wine country and destroying more buildings.

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