• The Latest: Number of fire evacuees drops by more than half

    SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on California wildfires (all times local):

  • Lighter winds help crews gain on California wildfires

    SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — Tom and Catherine Andrews live on the edge of devastation.

    Updated: 8:00 pm

  • 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.

  • Pavlyuchenkova overcomes bad weather to win in Hong Kong

    HONG KONG (AP) — Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova of Russia won her third WTA singles title of the year on Sunday, beating Daria Gavrilova of Australia 5-7, 6-3, 7-6 (3) in the Hong Kong Open final.

  • AP analysis: FEMA rejects appeals worth $1.2B over a decade

    As U.S. communities ravaged by this year’s series of intense hurricanes and wildfires clear debris and begin to rebuild, many are counting on the federal government to help cover their costs. They could be in for a frustrating surprise.

  • Winds expected to drive next wave of deadly California fires

    SONOMA, Calif. (AP) — Teams with cadaver dogs began a grim search Thursday for more dead in parts of California wine country devastated by wildfires, resorting in some cases to serial numbers stamped on medical implants to identify remains that turned up in the charred ruins.

  • Hundreds missing amid California fires; loved ones go online

    SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — Friends and relatives desperately checked hospitals and shelters and pleaded on social media for help finding loved ones missing amid California’s wildfires, with hundreds of people unaccounted for Wednesday.

  • The Latest: Officials: Death toll in California blazes at 18

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

  • Puerto Ricans leave for US mainland as storm woes linger

    MIAMI (AP) — Lourdes Rodriguez fled Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria filled her home in the northern town of Vega Baja with mud, ruining mattresses and other belongings. She thought it would be a short stay with her daughter in Florida, but three weeks later there’s still no power or water back home.