2 killed, evacuations mount as destructive Carr Fire blazes into Redding, California

The Carr Fire burning in Northern California exploded in size and turned deadly, as it reached the western outskirts of Redding, California, on Thursday night. Late Thursday, a bulldozer operator was killed while working to clear vegetation in the path of the blaze, according to a statement from Cal Fire.

ISIS May Be Waning, but Global Threats of Terrorism Continue to Spread

WASHINGTON – In Germany and France, the authorities thwarted terrorists’ plots to attack with the deadly poison ricin. In eastern Syria, the Islamic State continued its retreat under stepped-up assaults by Kurdish militia and Iraqi pilots. And extremists in Yemen, Somalia and Libya were targeted by American airstrikes.

Yosemite fire: Park’s air pollution now worse than Beijing’s due to heavy smoke

A major wildfire burning on the western edge of Yosemite National Park has generated so much smoke that air pollution levels in Yosemite Valley are worse than in Beijing, one of the world’s most polluted cities. At the height of summer tourist season, choking levels of soot have exceeded U.S.

Scientists Study Eyes of Hurricanes to Predict Their Intensity

There have been many improvements in how weather experts predict the path of hurricanes, powerful storms that form in the ocean. However, forecasters still struggle when trying to estimate one quality of a coming storm: its intensity. Intensity measurements would help people prepare for flooding and deadly winds, like those of Hurricane Maria last year.

Iran’s Rouhani warns Trump ‘don’t play with the lion’s tail’: agency

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday cautioned the U.S. President Donald Trump about pursuing hostile policies against Tehran, saying “America should know … war with Iran is the mother of all wars,” the semi-official ISNA news agency reported.

Yosemite wildfire doubles in size, could ‘become a major threat’

CLOSE A deadly California wildfire more than doubled in size and raged through more than 14 square miles of brush and forest Monday, blanketing much of Yosemite National Park in smoke and forcing closure of a major access road at the height of tourist season.

Severe storms continue across the Midwest and dangerous heat grips the South and Southwest

The same storm system that brought severe weather including tornadoes and catastrophic damage across the Midwest pushes East. We could see more of the same today, spreading across the Ohio River Valley southward through Tennessee and the Mid-Mississippi River Valley. Large hail, damaging winds, flooding, and tornadoes are possible.

FBI director calls China ‘the broadest, most significant’ threat to the US and says its espionage is active in all 50 states

source Screenshot/Aspen Security Forum FBI Director Christopher Wray has described China as “the broadest, most challenging, most significant threat we face as a country.” Wray’s comments come after a week of controversy surrounding President Donald Trump’s response to Russian election meddling.

The Latest: Woman transported to Honolulu after lava injury

HONOLULU (AP) – The Latest on lava injuring tour boat passengers off Hawaii (all times local): 3:40 p.m. A woman who was seriously injured when molten rock crashed through the roof of her tour boat off Hawaii has been transported to Honolulu for further treatment.

Refugees and Iranian threat: Crisis in the Golan creates instability

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