• 1 missing, after oil rig explodes on Louisiana lake

    KENNER, La. (AP) — Rescuers were searching for one person after an oil rig exploded on Lake Pontchartrain in Louisiana, injuring seven others.

  • Somalia truck bombing toll over 300 as funerals begin

    MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — More than 300 people are dead after the truck bombing in Somalia’s capital and scores of others remain missing, authorities said Monday, as the fragile Horn of Africa nation reeled from one of the world’s worst attacks in years.

  • In Harvey-hit county, some in GOP newly confront the climate

    PORT ARTHUR, Texas (AP) — The church was empty, except for the piano too heavy for one man to move. It had been 21 days since the greatest storm Wayne Christopher had ever seen dumped a year’s worth of rain on his town, drowning this church where he was baptized, met his high school sweetheart and later married her.

  • Texans hit hard by Hurricane Harvey rethink climate change

    PORT ARTHUR, Texas (AP) — Jefferson County, Texas, was drowned by more than 60 inches of rain during Hurricane Harvey, which left wide swaths of the county in ruins. Last November, Jefferson flipped from voting Democratic in presidential elections to instead back Donald Trump, who has dismissed the concept of climate change as a hoax and has worked to undo regulations meant to mitigate its damage.

  • More than just wine country is burning in California

    REDWOOD VALLEY, Calif. (AP) — Mendocino County is 70 miles north of California’s fabled wine country of Napa and Sonoma counties, now under siege from wildfires. But it’s a world away in mood, attitude and, especially, prominence.

  • US, states struggle to pay spiraling cost of fighting fires

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The long and brutal 2017 wildfire season is stressing the state and federal agencies that have to pay for the army of ground crews and machinery required to fight them.

  • 231 killed in deadliest single attack in Somalia’s history

    MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — The most powerful bomb blast ever witnessed in Somalia’s capital killed at least 231 people with more than 275 injured, a senator said Sunday, making it the deadliest single attack in this Horn of Africa nation. The toll could continue to rise.

  • Hopes and plans destroyed overnight by deadly wildfires

    SONOMA, Calif. (AP) — It was just another Sunday night. Sure, the wind was kicking up, but for hundreds of thousands of people in California’s wine country, their minds were on the week ahead: school and homework, jobs and email, dinner plans and movie nights.

  • New Mexico State Police: Mimbres man dies in rollover crash

    MIMBRES, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico State Police say a Mimbres man has died after a rollover crash in Grant County.

  • The Latest: Official says progress being made on wildfires

    SONOMA, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on California’s wildfires (all times local):