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Firefighters search for victims in the rubble of a home burnt by the Valley Fire in Middletown

Gains made in fighting California wildfires as some residents return

Gains made in fighting California wildfires as some residents return

Firefighters search for victims in the rubble of a home burnt by the Valley Fire in Middletown, California, September 14, 2015. Firefighters gained ground on Saturday against two major wildfires that have destroyed more than 1,000 homes in Northern California, even as people evacuated a week ago from fire-ravaged Middletown returned home, officials said.

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Why some Muslims don’t want Ahmed Mohamed’s blackness to be ignored

Ahmed Mohamed is now a 14-year-old with a national following and a long list of powerful people on his calling card. After he was arrested for bringing a homemade clock to school to impress his teachers, the ninth-grader has become symbolic of the worst -skeletons in America’s closet: growing hysteria and over-criminalization in American schools,

Residents wait on a street outside their houses after an earthquake hit Chile's central zone,  in Santiago

Powerful quake off Chile slams waves into coastal towns; eight killed

Residents wait on a street outside their houses after an earthquake hit Chile’s central zone, in Santiago, Chile, September 16, 2015. Strong aftershocks rippled through Chile on Thursday after a magnitude 8.3 earthquake that killed at least eight people and slammed powerful waves into coastal towns, forcing more than a million people from their homes.

Gallery employee Maddy Adeane poses with Andy Warhol's "Ten Portraits of Jews of the Twentieth Century" (1980)  at the Dulwich Picture Gallery in London

Thief replaced nine Warhol prints with fakes: Los Angeles police

Gallery employee Maddy Adeane poses with Andy Warhol’s ”Ten Portraits of Jews of the Twentieth Century” (1980) at the Dulwich Picture Gallery in London June 19, 2012. Nine original Andy Warhol prints were quietly stolen from a Los Angeles movie business and replaced with fakes in an art heist that went undetected for years, police

A cameraman surveys homes and vehicles destroyed by the Valley Fire in Middletown, California

Thousands flee California wildfire as homes go up in flames

A cameraman surveys homes and vehicles destroyed by the Valley Fire in Middletown, California September 13, 2015. A swiftly spreading wildfire destroyed hundreds of homes and forced thousands of residents to flee as it roared unchecked through the northern California village of Middletown and nearby communities, fire officials said on Sunday.

The remains of the Kings Canyon Lodge after being burnt by the so-called "Rough Fire" in the Sequoia National Forest, California

Heat wave is burden for firefighters tackling California wildfires

The remains of the Kings Canyon Lodge after being burnt by the so-called ”Rough Fire” in the Sequoia National Forest, California, August 21, 2015. A heat wave baking much of California posed difficulties for crews battling several major wildfires across the state on Wednesday, the largest threatening dozens of homes near Kings Canyon National Park

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