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, (...)

Hillary Clinton’s lead in the popular vote is only going to grow as counting of votes in the US presidential election continues. Photograph: Doug Mills/New York Times
US election facts that may surprise
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  • November 24, 2016, 12:48

The US presidential election has given rise to a wide range of responses and opinions. But some aspects of it are rooted in fact – not open to interpr(...)

Brad Pitt at the UK premiere of the film ‘Allied’ in Leicester Square. Photograph:  Adrian Dennis/AFP/Getty Images

Movie star Brad Pitt will not face any charges stemming from an incident on a private plane in which he was reported to have lost his temper in front(...)

Asuza (top right on map) is about 40km northeast of Los Angeles. File photograph: Google Street View

One person was killed and at least three were wounded in gunfire on Tuesday near a polling station in the Southern California town of Azusa, promptin(...)

For some American voters, it’s a case of Hobson’s choice, so should they abstain from voting? Photograph: Todd Heisler/The New York Times

Last week, in their endorsement of Hillary Clinton, the Denver Post wrote, “a president Hillary Clinton on her worst day would be so superior to a pre(...)

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