California Air National Guard crews battling the huge blaze have taken some amazing videos as they pass over the flames and smoke.
Administration sources tell the wire service that the U.S. expects to formally declare Tuesday that President Bashar Assad's regime has used chemical weapons to kill hundreds of Syrians. Then, word about the U.S. response likely to quickly follow, the wire service says.
If Kansas farmers keep pumping water out of the High Plains aquifer as they have in the past, the amount of water they can extract will start to fall in just 10 years or so, scientists predict. That will cause big changes in the agricultural economy. But reducing water use now could help delay and ease that disruption.
Known for its sparkling turquoise waters and white sand, Spain's Mediterranean beaches are developing a new reputation — for a growing number of jellyfish. Scientists blame overfishing and, possibly, climate change for the spike in stinging invertebrates.
Clarence Jones played an integral but mostly unseen role in the 1963 March on Washington. As Martin Luther King Jr.'s legal adviser, Jones assisted in drafting King's landmark speech, and drew from a recent event in Birmingham, Ala., to craft one of the speech's signature lines.
Legend has it that an innkeeper caught a glimpse of the goddess of love in her bedroom and then rushed to his kitchen to create an egg pasta inspired by Venus' belly button. Today the art of making tortellini is endangered, but several groups are devising creative ways to preserve the tradition.
The night-time shot shows the fire, which has burned an area the size of Chicago, looking as bright as San Francisco.
Despite a more permissive internal policy, the Obama administration asked a court to leave in place a ruling that gives reporters little protection from testifying against their sources
The thorny issue of what to do about Syria makes President Obama's coming fiscal fights with congressional Republicans seem easy by comparison.
The 1963 March on Washington was a pivotal moment in the civil rights movement. And the city those protesters marched on 50 years ago was very different from the Washington of today.
If the U.S. and its allies decide to launch an attack on Syria, the speech could, ultimately, prove a pivotal moment.
Jan Scannell is a 32-year-old former accountant with a dream: to establish a national holiday in South Africa like July 4 called Braai Day. Braai is a South African barbecue of meat or vegetables over wood embers.
Lee Baca, 71, is facing calls to step down and not seek another term. His department is at the center of a federal probe into widespread allegations of prisoner abuse.
The threat of furloughs loomed large early in 2013, when mandatory budget cuts seemed certain to force federal workers to skip anywhere from 10 to 22 days of work without pay. A new tally by Federal News Radio shows that many agencies took fewer than half the days they predicted.
Dengue fever was commonplace in Florida until the 1930s. Air conditioning, window screens and better mosquito control helped break the dengue cycle. Now the mosquito-borne illness is back.
There are way more veterinarians than there is work for them to do, according to a recent survey by the American Veterinary Medical Association, as the nation's veterinary schools continue to crank out graduates.
Germany's Der Spiegel reported that the U.S. intercepted the communications of U.N. diplomats and bugged the European Union diplomatic missions in New York and Washington.
The recent deaths of two more extreme sports enthusiasts who were trying to "fly" past mountains has brought new attention to a very dangerous sport.
The bans stem from a incident in which an American athlete tampered with the skates of a Canadian competitor. A panel found coach Jae Su Chun "reated an atmosphere which led to the tampering action."
For today's Sandwich Monday, we eat our way through a hot dog cookoff, and so far, we have lived to tell about it.