Conditions 'typical of the 1930s Dust Bowl' paired with dry thunderstorms elevate wildfire fears in the Southwest
It's what the Southwest has been hoping for: rain. But the chance of showers and thunderstorms over the next few days will not provide the parched region the relief it's looking for, and it could actually make the wildfire situation worse.
California's historic drought is causing drinking water to taste like dirt. Officials say, 'just add lemon'
Something is off about Sacramento's water. It smells and tastes a little "earthy," residents are saying -- an effect of compounding climatechange crises: extreme heat, little to no precipitation and a historic drought that has gripped the region for the better part of a decade.
Opinion: Where another Trump presidency could take America
"It's a fragile time for our democracy," said US Rep. Eric Swalwell, disclosing earlier this month that the Department of Justice had secretly seized his communications records in 2017, when he was on a congressional committee investigating then-president Donald Trump's ties to Russia.
Suspected shoplifter from viral video at San Francisco Walgreens arrested
A man suspected of brazenly shoplifting items at a Walgreens in San Francisco last week was arrested while carrying out another such theft on Saturday morning, according to police, and is accused of a spree of similar crimes.
We spent two nights on patrol with the NYPD. Here's what they told us about spiking crime in the city
The New York Police Department's 46th Precinct, covering the South Bronx, was once known as the most dangerous square mile in America. Though not near the rate of the early 1990s, crime in New York City is spiking once again. Shooting incidents this May were up 73% compared to the same period last year, according to the NYPD.
A boat captain found a 95-year-old message in a bottle in Michigan. The internet helped track down the writer's daughter
Boat captain Jennifer Dowker runs shipwreck tours all summer long, so she knows that there are all sorts of secrets hidden under the surface of Michigan's waterways, but she was still shocked to find a message in a bottle written in 1926.
Extreme drought and deforestation are priming the Amazon rainforest for a terrible fire season
Scientists are on high alert that the Amazon is careening toward a destructive fire season. Parts of Brazil and its typically lush rainforest are parched by drought and loaded with fire-kindling fuel after a surge of deforestation in 2020.