Brian Melley, The Associated Press

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The Associated Press

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Recent articles by Brian:

Crews battling California fires head to devastated areas

BERRY CREEK, Calif. (AP) - Smoke from massive wildfires that painted California skies orange was also helping crews corral the deadliest blaze of the year, but despite the progress there was concern that the death toll could mount as crews reach devastated areas. Nine people, including a 16-year-old boy, have been confirmed dead since lightning-caused fires that started weeks ago fused into a… → Read More

Depression to strengthen in Gulf; TS Paulette to intensify

A third tropical storm — Rene — is not expected to strengthen and does not pose any threat to land. → Read More

Crews head to devastated areas as California wildfires continue

Smoke from massive wildfires that painted California skies orange was also helping crews corral the deadliest blaze of the year, but despite the progress there was concern that the death toll could mount as crews reach devastated areas. → Read More

Iran executes man whose case drew international attention

The case of 27-year-old Navid Afkari has drawn the attention of a social media campaign that portrays him and his brothers as victims targeted over participating in protests against Iran's Shiite theocracy in 2018. → Read More

Crews battling California fires head to devastated areas

Smoke from massive wildfires that painted skies throughout California orange is helping crews struggling to surround the deadliest blaze of the year → Read More

Crews battling California fires head to devastated areas

BERRY CREEK, Calif. (AP) — Smoke from massive wildfires that painted California skies orange was also helping crews corral the deadliest blaze of the year, but despite the progress there was concern that the death toll could mount as crews reach devastated areas. Nine people, including a 16-year-old boy, have been confirmed dead since lightning-caused fires that started weeks ago fused into a… → Read More

Crews battling California fires head to devastated areas

Smoke from massive wildfires that painted skies throughout California orange is helping crews struggling to surround the deadliest blaze of the year → Read More

Autopsy report: Naya Rivera called for help as she drowned

Authorities had previously said that Rivera had drowned accidentally after putting the boy, Josey Hollis Dorsey, back on the boat at Lake Piru northwest of Los Angeles on July 8, but had not mentioned her shouting for help. → Read More

Autopsy report: Naya Rivera called for help as she drowned

Authorities had previously said that Rivera had drowned accidentally after putting the boy, Josey Hollis Dorsey, back on the boat at Lake Piru northwest of Los Angeles on July 8, but had not mentioned her shouting for help. → Read More

'There was no fighting this fire,' California survivor says

BERRY CREEK, Calif. (AP) — John Sykes built his life around his cabin in the dense woods of Northern California. He raised his two children there, expanded it and improved it over time and made it resilient to all kinds of disaster except fire. So when the winds started howling Tuesday and the skies became so dark from smoke that he had to turn on his lights at midday, he didn't hesitate to… → Read More

10 dead as California fire becomes deadliest of year

GRIDLEY, Calif. (AP) - The terrible toll of California's wildfires became more evident as a mother confirmed her 16-year-old son was among those killed when an inferno tore through several hamlets in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada this week. Jessica Williams, who earlier pleaded for her missing son Josiah to call her, told CBS13 Sacramento that DNA confirmed the teen's death. "He was alone,… → Read More

10 dead, 16 missing as California wildfires rage

``It's a historic season on top of a historic season that replaced a historic season. We just keep setting new precedents, and then we keep destroying them." → Read More

16-year-old boy among those killed in North Complex Fire, California's deadliest blaze of year

The North Complex fire near the small city of Oroville that exploded in wind-driven flames earlier in the week was advancing more slowly Friday after the winds eased and smoke from the blaze shaded the area and lowered the temperature, allowing firefighters to make progress, authorities said. → Read More

16-year-old boy among those killed in North Complex Fire, California's deadliest blaze of year

The North Complex fire near the small city of Oroville that exploded in wind-driven flames earlier in the week was advancing more slowly Friday after the winds eased and smoke from the blaze shaded the area and lowered the temperature, allowing firefighters to make progress, authorities said. → Read More

Couple dies from COVID-19 holding hands, within four minutes of each other in Rowan Co., N.C.

A couple, married for 48 years, died from COVID-19 within four minutes of each other while holding hands in the hospital. → Read More

Couple dies from COVID-19 holding hands, within four minutes of each other in Rowan Co., N.C.

A couple, married for 48 years, died from COVID-19 within four minutes of each other while holding hands in the hospital. → Read More

In a year of restrictions, virus changes Sept. 11, too

The coronavirus pandemic is changing commemorations of the Sept. 11 terror attacks. → Read More

‘Evacuate now:’ Wildfires grow in Oregon as 500K flee

People evacuated statewide because of fires had climbed to an estimated 500,000 — more than 10 percent of the 4.2 million people in the state, the Oregon Office of Emergency Management reported late Thursday. → Read More

10 dead as California fire becomes deadliest of year

GRIDLEY, Calif. (AP) — A Northern California wildfire that destroyed a foothill hamlet has become the state's deadliest blaze of the year with 10 → Read More

'There was no fighting this fire,' survivor says as California blaze becomes deadliest of year

At least 10 have died, including a 16-year-old who couldn't escape the flames from the North Complex fire near Oroville. Searchers are looking for 16 missing people. → Read More