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(...)

Flames from a wildfire advance down a hillside near the Springs of Life Church in Casitas Springs, California. Photograph: Noah Berger/AP

More than 1,000 firefighters battled an unrelenting wildfire on Wednesday that threatened more than 12,000 homes in and around Ventura in south Califo(...)

A shooting spree in northern California ended at Rancho Tehama School. Photograph: Google Maps

Five people have died in a shooting spree that ended at a school in a remote area of rural northern California with children among the wounded. Law e(...)

Mourners at a candlelight vigil at the University of Nevada Las Vegas  for the victims of Sunday night’s massacre in Las Vegas, in which 59 people were killed and more than 500 injured.  Photograph: Eugene Garcia/EPA

Anthony Luca was one of the lucky ones. The 30-year-old Las Vegas native was watching country music star Jason Aldean take the stage at the Harvest 91(...)

Ahmed Mohamed, a 14-year-old student from Irving, Texas, on Capitol Hill in Washington DC on October 20th. Photograph: Michael Reynolds/EPA

Lawyers for a 14-year-old Muslim boy arrested after taking a home made clock to his Texas school say he was publicly mistreated and deserves 15 millio(...)

One drawing features a wheel that may have been used to teach multiplication tables. Photograph: Oklahoma City Public Schools

Workers renovating a school in Oklahoma City recently uncovered blackboards sporting colourful pictures and lessons that have been hidden from view fo(...)

A police officer walks to his vehicle after a shooting at Sparks Middle School  in Sparks, Nevada, today. Photograph: David Calvert/Getty Images

A teacher was shot dead and two students were wounded when a student opened fire at a middle school in the northern Nevada city of Sparks today before(...)