The California fire is unusually intense and unpredictable. But between climate change and the impact of decades of poor management, such wildfires may be the new normal.
On Wednesday, California made its last payment on debt incurred in 2004 by Proposition 57, which sought to deal with the state's fiscal crisis. NPR's Arun Rath talks to John Myers of KQED for more.
Donald Trump's invitation to speak at the Red State Gathering in Atlanta was revoked after he made disparaging comments about Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly, who challenged him in a debate this week.
A year ago, after a white police officer shot an unarmed black youth in Ferguson, Mo., the phrase "Hands up, don't shoot" became a rallying cry. While it has become a mantra, some call it a lie.
It's the third state to cut funds to the women's health organization over a series of sting videos. NPR's Linda Wertheimer speaks to correspondent Jennifer Ludden.
Jurors spared the death penalty for James Holmes, the man convicted of killing 12 and injuring 70 in the Aurora, Colo., theater shooting. Holmes will serve life without the possibility of parole.
Pre-dawn school start times are unhealthy and must change, says the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Haitians vote on Sunday in legislative elections. The nation has been without lawmakers since parliament was disbanded in January, and the vote is more than three years overdue.
Much of the focus in this week's Republican debate was on Donald Trump. But the debate was just important to a handful of underdog candidates, who have been struggling to get noticed.
At the height of the housing bubble, Atlanta was adding tens of thousands of homes a year, but then the bottom fell out. Now, there's building once again, but some residents are feeling left out.