The Latest: Dry winds to persist in California fire areas

LOS ANGELES – The Latest on California wildfires (all times local): 12:30 p.m. Forecasters say gusty, dry Santa Ana winds will continue in Southern California for at least another day in areas where crews are battling wildfires, including one that is threatening a seaside city. The National Weather Service has extended red flag warnings until […]

Rutgers announces punishment for professor accused of making anti-Semitic remarks

Professor Michael Chikindas. (Rutgers University) A Rutgers University professor accused of posting anti-Semitic rants on his Facebook page will lose his role as a director and no longer will be allowed to teach required classes, the school announced. Michael Chikindas, a professor in the food science department, reportedly posted dozens of anti-Jewish and anti-Israel comments […]

Billion-dollar climate disasters drain the nation

A cluster of particularly destructive natural disasters in 2017 has pockmarked the nation with devastation. Numbers for Hurricanes Irma, Harvey and Maria have yet to be finalized, and 2017 is already on track to reach the record for the most billion-dollar climate disasters in the nation’s history, according to an October report from the National […]

The Internet Celebrates The First Snow Of The Season

Enlarge this image The first snow of the season didn’t keep New Yorkers out of Madison Square Park. Parts of the Deep South also saw an unusual early snowfall. Stephanie Keith/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Stephanie Keith/Getty Images The first snow of the season didn’t keep New Yorkers out of Madison Square Park. Parts […]