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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.

Gay rights supporters celebrate outside the U.S. Supreme Court building in Washington

Supreme Court rules in favor of gay marriage nationwide

. Gay rights supporters celebrate after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the U.S. Constitution provides same-sex couples the right to marry, outside the Supreme Court building in Washington, June 26, 2015. The Supreme Court ruled on Friday that the U.S. Constitution provides same-sex couples the right to marry, handing a historic triumph to the

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