A firefighter is silhouetted by a burning home along Pacific Coast Highway during the Woolsey Fire in California in November 2018. File photograph: AFP

Pacific Gas & Electric pleaded guilty on Tuesday to 84 counts of involuntary manslaughter stemming from a devastating 2018 wildfire in northern Ca(...)

A Ventura County Fire truck battles the Easy Fire a short distance from the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library near Simi Valley, north of Los Angeles, California. Photograph: John Cetrino/EPA

A new wildfire has erupted in wind-whipped southern California, forcing the evacuation of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and nearby homes, as (...)

There are so many things that can be measured these days which makes it easier than ever to focus on metrics rather than judgments.

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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 (...)