Smoke chokes US West Coast as wildfire deaths keep climbing

“We’ll just keep working and keep your head up and thank God everybody got out,” Coble said. “There are other people that lost their family. Just be thankful for what you did get out with.”

Trump’s Mideast deals tout ‘peace’ where there was never war

The region’s main conflict pits Israel and the Gulf Arab countries against Iran and its proxies. In the long term, many believe the biggest threat to Israel’s survival as a Jewish-majority and democratic state is the conflict with the Palestinians, who may soon outnumber Jews in the territory between the Mediterranean Sea and the Jordan […]

Be it on God, guns or Greta, social media offers neat solutions for our messy feelings

When we experience a background hum of unfocused emotion, be it anxiety, sadness, fear, anger, we unconsciously look for something to attach it to. Social media is brilliant at supplying us with issues to which attach our free-floating feelings. We often look for nice, preformed boxes into which we can dump our inchoate feelings, we […]

Spectators set for return to Australian cricket – with minimal cheering

CloseDeputy Editor Andrew arrived at ESPNcricinfo via Manchester and Cape Town, after finding the assistant editor at a weak moment as he watched England’s batting collapse in the Newlands Test. Andrew began his cricket writing as a freelance covering Lancashire during 2004 when they were relegated in the County Championship. In fact, they were top […]

Boris Johnson’s fiancée Carrie Symonds says Sir David Attenborough’s show warning of mass extinction of wildlife left her in TEARS – as she pleads: ‘Everyone should watch this, it’s time to act’

Now, I feel I must bear witness not only to the wonders I have seen, but to the devastation that has occurred in my lifetime – whole ecosystems destroyed, habitats swallowed up by farming and living space as populations grow, species all but wiped out. My testimony is a first-person narrative of how human growth […]

Smoke Advisory In Effect, Unhealthy Air Quality Declared For Parts Of Southern California

Central Los Angeles Northwest Coastal LA County Southwest Coastal LA County South Coastal LA Southeast LA County West San Fernando Valley East San Fernando Valley West San Gabriel Valley East San Gabriel Valley Pomona-Walnut Valley South San Gabriel Valley South Central Los Angeles County Santa Clarita Valley San Gabriel Mountains Irritation from the wildfire smoke […]

Film Review: Ricky Staub’s ‘Concrete Cowboy’ Starring Idris Elba & Caleb McLaughlin

It almost goes without saying that entry-level work at this operation consists of shoveling the you-know-what, which is exactly what the skinny New York kid does until winning his first stripes. A man in a wheelchair shows Cole the ropes and warns him about local gangstas, and soon the newcomer begins to develop a regard […]

Friends hold ‘a sprinkle of hope’ after 11 days at sea for missing man

After completing a trip, Mainprize, from Avalon on Sydney’s northern beaches, would set off to explore: cycling around the Middle East or exploring Mongolia. He also worked as a wilderness guide in Tasmania and the Northern Territory, and had plans to get a master’s degree in teaching.

World’s most beautiful scenes in Agora’s Travel photo contest

British photographer Lee Mumford used his drone to snap this stunning image of a train trundling through Sri Lanka’s epic landscape. He said: ‘I wanted to visit the beautiful country of Sri Lanka to see the iconic blue trains trundling through the lush countryside. I booked my accommodation, which had the perfect location to photograph […]

Fires raise fight over climate change before Trump’s visit

Forest management, which includes tree thinning and brush clearing, is costly, labor-intensive work that is effective in reducing fuel for wildfires. Millions of dollars are spent on such reduction efforts every year in Western states though many argue more needs to be done. The efforts can also be undercut when homeowners in rural areas don’t […]