Swastika vandalism hit high-profile targets in both New York and California this week

Swastika vandalism hit high-profile targets in both New York and California this week

Wednesday morning when she arrived at Columbia University for work, Jewish Professor Elizabeth Midlarsky was met with two swastikas and the slur “yid” spray painted in red on her office walls. The following day, and on the other side of the country in southwest Los Angeles, someone spray-painted white swastikas across a section of the…
The Paradise fire is catastrophic. And the wildfire threat to California is only growing.

The Paradise fire is catastrophic. And the wildfire threat to California is only growing.

PARADISE, CALIFORNIA — Brook Jenkins moved to the town of Paradise to escape a rough neighborhood in nearby Chico and raise her three children in an idyllic small town, filled with trees. Paradise isn’t next to a forest; it’s in a forest. Trees run between houses like gargantuan picket fences. “It was peaceful up there,”…
Why the Camp Fire in Northern California is so severe

Why the Camp Fire in Northern California is so severe

The Camp Fire in northern California is now the state’s deadliest and most destructive wildfire on record, causing at least 42 deaths and destroying more than 7,600 buildings. Since igniting last Thursday, the blaze has scorched more than 125,000 acres, an area more than four times the size of San Francisco. Almost the entire town…
Deadly wildfires are still threatening northern and southern California

Deadly wildfires are still threatening northern and southern California

The Camp Fire burning near Chico, California is now the most destructive (and tied for deadliest) fire in state history. And it’s just one of several major infernos that have been raging in the Golden State as late-season winds have picked up and spread walls of flames. The Woolsey Fire in southern California has taken…
How To Help The Victims Of The California Wildfires

How To Help The Victims Of The California Wildfires

Camp Fire, in the northern part of the state, has destroyed more than 6,700 structures and killed at least nine people, making it California's most destructive wildfire. The blaze also consumed most of Paradise, a town north of Sacramento. In Southern California, firefighters estimate that more than the 250,000 people have been forced to evacuate…
Deadly wildfires are spreading in northern and southern California

Deadly wildfires are spreading in northern and southern California

The Camp Fire burning near Chico, California is now the single most destructive fire in state history. And it’s just one of three major infernos raging in the Golden State this weekend as late-season winds pick up and spread walls of flames. The Woolsey Fire and Hill Fire in southern California are also threatening lives…
The Camp Fire is now the most destructive blaze in California history

The Camp Fire is now the most destructive blaze in California history

The Camp Fire burning near Chico, California is now the single most destructive fire in state history. It’s one of several massive infernos that are again raging in the Golden State as late-season winds pick up speed and spread walls of flames. As of Saturday morning, a major fire is raging in the northern part…
12 Dead After Gunman Opens Fire In California Bar

12 Dead After Gunman Opens Fire In California Bar

The White House confirmed it had been briefed about the situation. President Donald Trump addressed the shooting on Twitter, writing: " I have been fully briefed on the terrible shooting in California. Law Enforcement and First Responders, together with the FBI, are on scene. 13 people, at this time, have been reported dead." [Editor's note:…
Vox Sentences: Lights out in Northern California

Vox Sentences: Lights out in Northern California

Vox Sentences is your daily digest for what’s happening in the world. Sign up for the Vox Sentences newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox Monday through Friday, or view the Vox Sentences archive for past editions. PG&E shuts off the power in Northern California to prevent fires; some 13 million people risk starvation in Yemen…

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