Tens of thousands of Californians are facing months, if not longer, without permanent housing.
Officials say more than 1,200 people are unaccounted for, but the true death toll remains unknown.
As authorities grapple with the deadliest wildfire in history, law enforcement on Thursday was led on a high-speed chase ending in a deadly shooting.
More than 600 remain unaccounted for, an ever-changing list of names amid the frenzy of new and canceled missing persons reports.
The Democratic gains mark a significant turnaround for a party that has been losing clout in state legislatures for nearly a decade.
In Florida, Democrat Andrew Gillum was defeated in his bid to become the state’s first black governor in one of the nation’s most closely watched races.
Contests that the party had hoped to put away remain toss-ups, even as Democrats run strongly in states where they now serve as chief executives.
Authorities charged Robert Bowers in a 44-count indictment, including federal hate crimes, in the shooting that left 11 people dead at a Pittsburgh synagogue.
The mayor, citing security and family wishes, says the president should postpone his trip until after the victims are buried.
Erie, Pa. has received 93 inches of snow in December so far, making it snowiest month in the city's history.