Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Wall Street rose as gains in the technology and consumer sectors helped extend Friday’s rally. Photograph: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

European shares slipped on Monday as investors remained nervous about the euro-zone economy, Brexit and the US government shutdown. DUBLIN Dublin’s (...)

Santa Rosa resident Phil Rush looks at the remains of his home destroyed by wildfire. Photograph:  Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images

Firefighters began to gain ground on Thursday against the spread of wildfires that have killed at least 24 people in Northern California and left hund(...)

The main building at Paras Vinyards burns in the Mount Veeder area of Napa in California. Photograph: Jogn Edelson/AFP/Getty Images

Strong, dry winds may fan new wildfire outbreaks on Wednesday in California’s wine country, where blazes have killed at least 21 people and destroyed (...)