Separate wildfires were ripping through northern and southern California Friday, forcing tens of thousands from their homes and prompting officials to declare a state of emergency. The fast-moving Camp Fire advanced to the outskirts of the northern California city of Chico early on Friday after it left the nearby town of Paradise in ruins.Read More →

Republican Brian Kemp resigned Thursday as Georgia’s secretary of state, a day after his campaign said he’s captured enough votes to become governor despite his rival’s refusal to concede. Stacey Abrams’s campaign immediately responded by refusing to accept Kemp’s declaration of victory in the race and demanding that state officialsRead More →

The resignation of U.S. attorney general Jeff Sessions could significantly curtail — or perhaps even end — the Russia investigation, experts say, as it will now be overseen by a replacement who has publicly expressed his skepticism about the probe. “[This] will effectively bring the investigation to a halt,” said William Yeomans, who served 26 years at theRead More →

Polls in eight states closed, including Virginia, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina 35 of 100 Senate seats in play All 435 House of Representative seats contested 36 gubernatorial elections being decided The first polls have closed in tonight’s midterm elections across the United States, as long lines and malfunctioning machines marredRead More →