Bourbon Street in New Orleans earlier this week. Photograph: Jonathan Bachman/Reuters

Yanti Turang, an emergency room nurse at a New Orleans hospital, walked out into the car park in full protective gear early this month to meet a woman(...)

A Delta Airlines jet empties its fuel tanks as it makes an emergency landing at Los Angeles International Airport, seen from Ocean View Elementary School in Whittier, California,  in this still video image obtained by Reuters.

An airliner with engine trouble dumped jet fuel that fell on dozens of schoolchildren while the plane made an emergency return to Los Angeles Internat(...)

Democratic congresswoman Katie Hill announced her resignation on Sunday and followed up with the video statement in which she condemned ‘my abusive husband and the brutality of hateful political operatives’. Photograph:    Zach Gibson/Getty Images

The Democratic congresswoman Katie Hill, who has quit amid allegations of an inappropriate sexual relationship with a member of her staff, released an(...)

Rick Shaw bartends using light from a lantern at the Town Square Sports Bar in Sonoma, California, on Wednesday. photograph:  Brittany Hosea-Small/AFP

Electricity was shut off to nearly 750,000 California homes and workplaces on Wednesday as Pacific Gas and Electric Co (PG&E) imposed a string of (...)

Felicity Huffman and William H. Macy at a gala for the Atlantic Theater Company in New York, March 6, 2017. When the actress was implicated in the college admissions scandal, it stunned people in her acting circles and at the prestigious high school her older daughter attends. Photograph: Deidre Schoo/The New York Times

Felicity Huffman hated the myth of the perfect mother. “She should go the way of the dinosaur, extinct,” Huffman wrote in exasperation a few years ago(...)

A house is consumed by wildfire, as seen   from a helicopter, in the Calabasas section of Los Angeles. Photograph: Mark J Terrill/AP Photo

A wildfire that tore through Malibu mansions and working-class suburban homes in southern California has killed two people and more than doubled in si(...)

Vanessa Marquez as Nurse Wendy Goldman in ER. Photograph: Alice S. Hall/NBCU/Getty Images

Vanessa Marquez, a former actor on the television show ER, was shot and killed by police during a welfare check at her home in South Pasadena, Califor(...)

Fire fighters attack the Thomas Fire’s north flank with backfires as they continue to fight a massive wildfire north of Los Angeles, near Ojai , California. Photograph: Gene Blevins/Reuters

Firefighters hope to gain further control on Tuesday of a wildfire, the fifth-largest in California’s history, as relentless wind gusts and bone-dry (...)

Volunteers rescue horses at a stable during the ‘Lilac fire’ in Bonsall, California, on Thursday. Photograph: Sandy Huffaker/AFP/Getty Images

Firefighters on Friday battled an expanding front of southern California wildfires that have raged for five days and destroyed at least 500 structure(...)

A wearable sensor patch made by Proteus Digital Health is part of the Abilify digital pill study. Photograph: Proteus Digital Health

For the first time, the Food and Drug Administration has approved a digital pill — a medication embedded with a sensor that can tell doctors whether, (...)

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