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BASE CAMP DONNA, Texas (Reuters) – U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis defended the deployment of thousands of troops to the border with Mexico as he traveled there on Wednesday, saying the mission was “absolutely legal” and justified, and that it was improving military readiness. U.S. Marines with 7th Engineer Support Battalion, Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board opened an investigative hearing on Wednesday into the fatal engine explosion on a Southwest Airlines (LUV.N) Boeing 737 that killed one passenger. FILE PHOTO: U.S. NTSB investigators are on scene examining damage to the engine of the Southwest Airlines plane in this image released from Philadelphia,
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PARADISE, Calif. (Reuters) – The search for remains of victims in the charred ruins of the northern California town of Paradise was set to expand on Wednesday, while firefighters stepped up efforts to contain the state’s deadliest-ever wildfire. Cal Fire firefighters comb through a house destroyed by the Camp Fire in Paradise, California, U.S., November
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PARADISE, Calif. (Reuters) – The remains of six more fire victims were found on Tuesday in a northern California town overrun by flames last week, raising the death toll to 48 in the most lethal and destructive wildfire in California’s history. The latest fatality count was announced by Butte County Sheriff Kory Honea after forensic
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The incoming Democratic chairman of the U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee intends to investigate President Donald Trump’s impact on the integrity of the Justice Department and the FBI, according to a letter sent to top federal law enforcement officials on Tuesday. FILE PHOTO: U.S. House Democrat Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) and Judy
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(Reuters) – Paradise, California had long prepared for wildfires but only in its worst nightmares did it imagine the kind of “megafire” that last week destroyed most of the town and is becoming a common occurrence in the state. The burnt wreckage of a vehicle and debris are seen in the aftermath of the Woolsey
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