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Lighter winds aid firefighters working to contain California blazes

Officials say they are increasingly optimistic that the fires are gradually being extinguished, with two of the largest about 70 percent contained.

California Wildfires

Evacuations for new Northern California blaze

Northern California firefighters are battling a fire that sprang up overnight in the southern Bay Area Santa Cruz mountains, prompting evacuation orders.

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Remembering the victims of the Northern California wildfires

At least 40 people have died in the deadliest week of wildfires in California history. Here's a look at some of the old and young who were killed in the blaze.

276 killed in deadliest single attack in Somalia's history

The death toll could rise after a truck bomb exploded on a crowded street near key government ministries in Mogadishu.

California finally turns a corner in battling wine country fires

The winds that have been fanning the deadliest and most destructive wildfires in state history haven't kick up as much as feared.

Mendocino County to let people back into their homes

Evacuation orders are being lifted on Sunday, but residents should be prepared to leave if conditions change.

Pictures of Santa Rosa — Ground Zero for California fire devastation

"From a distance you could just see red. And hear nothing but explosions," says one resident. Fire destroyed thousands of homes in the neighborhood.

Firefighters stop flames from advancing into Sonoma

About 100,000 people remain under evacuation orders. Plans are in the works to allow some of them to return home.

Life goes on in Santa Rosa, devastated by fire

Inside the Russian River Brewing Co., the fires are all anyone can talk about. Outside, ash continues falling from overcast skies.

Twitter CEO vows to police sexual harassment, hate, violence

He says new rules will be announced next week. Will they tame the torrent of online insults?

This Friday the 13th, may we be as lucky as the passengers of flight 666 to HEL

They landed safely in Helsinki, on the last-ever Friday 13th Flight 666 that Finnair plans to operate. It turns out even people who don't believe in superstitions can be infected by fearfulness.

Trump calls Iran nuclear deal 'unacceptable,' but leaves US in for now

President Trump announces he will not recertify the Iran nuclear deal on Friday, ahead of Sunday's deadline. The deal is still in effect, but the president is pushing for a new strategy.

Trump names pick for Homeland Security post

Trump said Thursday that Kirstjen Nielsen will need "no on the job training" and will be "ready on Day One." She is his choice to replace John Kelly, who is now Trump's chief of staff.

Las Vegas shooting victims search for their heroes of the night

Facebook pages have been set up to reunite people with the strangers who helped them. One victim's father says he'd like to "give that feeling that you really mattered to somebody. To us."

US woman and family freed after 5 years in captivity in Afghanistan

Caitlan Coleman, her Canadian husband and their children had been held by an extremist group in Afghanistan since 2012. Pakistan's military says it secured their release.

Here are the 2017 MacArthur 'genius' grant winners

Southern California honorees Viet Thanh Nguyen, Yuval Sharon, Njideka Akunyili Crosby and Stefan Savage are among the 24 winners of this year's fellowship, which recognizes "extraordinarily talented and creative individuals."