California’s governor has warned that deadly and destructive wildfires in winter are “the new normal”.
President Donald Trump has paid tribute to the leaders and foot soldiers of the civil rights movement whose sacrifices helped make the United States a fairer and more just country.
Deep water salvage experts are being deployed to search for a transport aircraft that crashed in the western Pacific last month, killing three sailors, the US navy said.
Americans must be vigilant in their defence of democracy or risk following the path of Nazi Germany in the 1930s, former US president Barack Obama has said.
Wildfires in southern California killed a woman as they destroyed more than 500 buildings, killed dozens of horses and forced hundreds of thousands of people to evacuate.
Approximately 25 race horses were killed when a wildfire engulfed about eight barns at a training centre in north-east San Diego County, the California Horse Racing Board said.
The largest and most destructive of the wildfires plaguing southern California has destroyed more than 430 homes and buildings northeast of Los Angeles, officials said.
US senator Al Franken has announced he will resign from Congress in the coming weeks following a wave of sexual misconduct allegations and the collapse of support from his Democratic colleagues.
Donald Trump’s decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel was met with fierce condemnation from leaders around the world.
Clashes between Palestinian protesters and Israeli troops have erupted across the West Bank while demonstrators in Gaza burned Israeli and US flags after Donald Trump moved to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.