More than 13,000 people have been urged to flee their homes as firefighters battled a massive Northern California wildfire that has grown to more than 101 square miles, despite cooler weather and higher humidity
Homicide rates are spiking in cities across the U.S., after falling since the 1960s. New research and recent crime data paint a bleak picture for Americans' safety, and it has violence prevention scholars trying to figure out what led to the changes—and when
Delta, United and American Airlines have announced that they will no longer allow shipments of carcasses and body parts of lions, leopards, elephants, rhinoceroses and buffalo following global outrage over the death of Cecil the lion
Sandra Bland's family will file a federal lawsuit over the 28-year-old's death in police custody, according to the family's attorney. The lawsuit will target the trooper who arrested Bland "and others responsible for [her] death"
The famous Muppet couple announced that they have ended their decades-long relationship, just a month before The Muppets TV reboot premieres on ABC. The couple will continue to work together on television
U.S.-led air strikes targeting ISIS in Iraq and Syria have likely killed at least 459 civilians over the past year, a report by an independent monitoring group said. It said the strikes have killed more than 15,000 militants
The "Voters First" forum in New Hampshire featured 2 rounds of questioning of 14 candidates, almost entirely geared to each candidates' strengths and stump-speeches — but party leaders will be happy with the event for prioritizing policy over pageantry
Senate Democrats blocked a proposal to defund Planned Parenthood. The Republican proposal failed to reach a 60-vote threshold needed to overcome a filibuster in a 53-46 vote that fell mostly along party lines
The actress took on the role of U.N. goodwill ambassador in the summer of 2014 and spoke at the U.N. that September, launching the HeForShe campaign. The campaign's goal is to motivate men and boys to push to end gender inequality
Youths are growing increasingly open in their calls for violence, frustrated by the police crackdown since the military ousted President Mohammed Morsi in 2013. Some want to avenge friends and family killed or abused by police
The Mormon church is taking another step in its push to be more transparent, and is releasing more historical documents that shed light on how Joseph Smith formed the religion
Jessica Alba has responded to claims that her eco-friendly Honest Company's sunscreen isn't effective, saying they are "taking every precaution to ensure that your product experience will keep you healthy and happy"