12 Nov 2018

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Paradise Lost: Grim search underway in incinerated California town

Paradise Lost: Grim search underway in incinerated California townUniversity anthropologists, trained in spotting bone fragments and other blackened body parts, systematically mined the ash and detritus of buildings wiped out when a wildfire swept through the town of Paradise, 100 miles north of Sacramento, on Thursday. For friends and relatives of the 228 people unaccounted for in and around the town of 26,000 residents, the wait has been excruciating, knowing that the remains of some of the dead may never be recovered. "In some cases, the fire burned so intensely that it burned everything to the ground, and in some cases it melted the metal," Butte County Sheriff Kory Honea told reporters on Sunday.


12 Nov 2018 8:42pm GMT

Authorities search for missing in wind-whipped California wildfires

Authorities search for missing in wind-whipped California wildfiresThe raging blaze in northern California known as the Camp Fire, the state's most destructive on record, had left at least 228 people missing as of early Monday, according to Kory Honea, sheriff of Butte County, site of the fire. Winds of up to 40 miles per hour (64 km per hour) were expected to continue in southern California through Tuesday, heightening the risk of fresh blazes ignited by scattered embers, while the winds were forecast to begin diminishing later on Monday at the site of the Camp Fire. The wildfires flared in two new locations on Monday morning in southern California, officials said.


12 Nov 2018 8:38pm GMT

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California wildfires kill more than 30, with more devastation to come

The most destructive wildfire in California history is nowhere near done with its catastrophic rampage.

12 Nov 2018 8:24pm GMT

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U.S. bishops delay action on clergy abuse at Vatican's request

U.S. bishops delay action on clergy abuse at Vatican's requestThe Catholic Church worldwide is reeling from crises involving sexual abuse of minors, deeply damaging confidence in the Church in the United States, Chile, Australia, Ireland and elsewhere. Cardinal DiNardo of Galveston-Houston said the Congregation for Bishops in Rome had sent a letter asking U.S. bishops to wait until after the Vatican-convened global meeting on sex abuse takes place in February.


12 Nov 2018 8:19pm GMT

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Miley Cyrus, Neil Young, Gerard Butler among those who have lost their homes

The deadly wildfires ripping through California have forced hundreds of thousands of residents to evacuate, including some celebrities whose homes have been lost to the blazes.

12 Nov 2018 1:30pm GMT

Meteorologist debunks Trump on wildfires

CNN meteorologist Tom Sater pushes back on President Trump's tweet alleging "poor forest management" is to blame for the California wildfires.

12 Nov 2018 3:46am GMT