As hundreds of thousands of federal workers fretted Friday about how they will pay bills amid the government shutdown, the missed paychecks turned out to be particularly cruel for nearly three dozen employees at one obscure government agency. Their checks slipped right through their hands, or at least through their bank accounts.
Many residents move to northern California for the trees. But as wildfires become deadlier, many are facing a choice: cut the trees or move out.
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.
Erie, Pa. has received 93 inches of snow in December so far, making it snowiest month in the city's history.