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Thousands Evacuated from Central California Homes as Wildfires Blaze Across West U.S.

A 25,000-acre wildfire in central California, one of three dozen major blazes burning across the U.S. West, threatened hundreds of homes and businesses on Wednesday after forcing the evacuation of about 5,000 residents. (more…)

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Child Welfare Investigator Found in 1984 That Seattle Mayor Ed Murray Sexually Abused Foster Son

An Oregon child-welfare investigator concluded that Ed Murray sexually abused his foster son in the early 1980s, leading state officials to assert that “under no circumstances should Mr. Murray be certified” as a foster parent in the future, according to public records obtained by The Seattle Times. (more…)

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Trump Hosts Two Chibok Girls at White House in Unannounced Photo Op

The White House usually picks a photo of the day. On June 28, the image they chose showed two girls from Nigeria who were abducted in 2014 by Boko Haram but managed to escape: Joy Bishara and Lydia Pogu. They're flanked by President Donald Trump and his daughter, Ivanka Trump.

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FBI Agent Charged With Lying About Deadly Confrontation With Oregon Antigovernment Protester

A member of the F.B.I.’s elite Hostage Rescue Team involved in a deadly confrontation last year with a prominent antigovernment protester in Oregon has been indicted on charges of lying and obstruction, according to federal court documents. (more…)

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Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler speaks during a news conference in January. (Don Ryan/AP)

Portland Mayor Asks Federal Government to Ban Free-speech and Anti-sharia Rallies Following Tragic Stabbings

The mayor of Portland, Ore., is calling on federal authorities to cancel a pair of upcoming rallies organized by conservative groups, saying the city was still “in shock” after two men were fatally stabbed on a commuter train Friday while fending off a man shouting anti-Muslim slurs. (more…)

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Mother Praises Men Who Died Defending Her Daughter From Attack

The mother of one of the girls who was the target of a hate-filled rant against Muslims on a Portland train has said she is overwhelmed with gratitude and sadness for the strangers who were stabbed to death when they came to her daughter's defense. (more…)

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