A homeowner died over the weekend trying to save his home against what officials describe as the worst wildfire in state history, a blaze that has burned about 375 square miles and destroyed at least 150 homes.
Smoke hung like a cataract obscuring the pale-blue sky. It was hard to breathe Monday, hard to see, hard to envision a workable way forward.
The increasingly costly and divisive border crisis is pushing federal investigators to crack down on money-laundering schemes they say are being used to smuggle thousands of Central American children into the United States.
Throughout American history, Congress has often been at odds with the president. But so far, the legislative body has not turned to the third government branch ? the judiciary ? with a lawsuit claiming the chief executive violated the Constitution.
Director of National Intelligence James R. Clapper said Tuesday that the work of the intelligence community has been made more difficult in the last year by a "perfect storm" of events.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry announced plans Monday to deploy as many as 1,000 National Guard troops to the state?s border with Mexico, faulting federal officials for ?empty promises? in dealing with an influx of Central American children and families.
Wednesday's Pictures in the News begins in Ukraine, where soldiers carry a coffin with the remains of a victim of the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crash to a military plane during a ceremony at the airport in Kharkiv. The first plane carrying bodies from down