For the thousands of Floridians who live in the shadow of the 80-year-old dike that surrounds Lake Okeechobee, there is always a back-of-the-mind fear that the earthen barrier might fail — a twitch that gets ticked up a notch when its water level reaches near-record levels like now.
The Latest on how most of the at least 42 people who died in Northern California wildfires were senior citizens, (all times local): 12:15 p.m.
The Latest on California wildfires (all times local): 7:50 a.m.
Authorities say cooler temperatures and light rainfall expected Thursday will be a "welcome sight."
Some had just celebrated marriages of half a century or longer.
Some had just celebrated marriages of half a century or longer. They spent their time volunteering and playing with grandchildren. A few had lived through both world wars.
The number of people missing in the deadliest and most destructive series of wildfires in California history peaked at more than 2,000 in the hardest hit county but now stands at 50, with authorities believing nearly all of them will be found alive.
The Latest on California wildfires (all times local): 6:30 a.m.
A Florida couple was evacuated from their mobile home after a large sinkhole opened up at an intersection just in front of their house.
The many thousands who lost their houses, condos and apartments in wildfires burning in Northern California will have to find a new place to live in one of the toughest housing markets in the nation.
The Latest on a wildfire burning in mountains near Los Angeles (all times local): 6:45 p.m. Firefighters have managed to partially corral a wildfire near Los Angeles that forced the evacuation of an historic observatory.
Outside one of the first shops to reopen for business on an empty central square in California wine country, clerk Rhiannon Lorenzini swept the sidewalks as the sky cleared of ash more than a week after the state's deadliest group of wildfires ignited.
A dozen aircraft dropped water and fire retardant as crews worked in steep terrain Tuesday to battle a blaze near an historic observatory and communications towers on Mount Wilson northeast of Los Angeles.
The Latest on California wildfires (all times local): 6:15 a.m.
A week after fleeing wildfires, tens of thousands of Californians are drifting back into their neighborhoods.
The U.S. Coast Guard reportedly ended the search Monday night for a man who was missing after an explosion Sunday on an oil platform on Lake Pontchartrain in Louisiana.
At first there was no hint of distress in the 911 calls, no sense of panic.
The Latest on California wildfires (all times local): 7:20 a.m.
Smoke from the wildfires north of San Francisco has sank air quality level in the Bay Area to the same unhealthy level as some of China's smog-choked cities, sending people to emergency rooms, forcing schools to close and people to wear masks when they step outside.
They are trying to find lost loved ones, to sift through the remains of lost homes, to count, identify and mourn the dozens of dead — all while the fires rage on.