Washington Under Pressure to Ease North Korean Sanctions

Washington faces mounting pressure from China, Russia and South Korea, as well as humanitarian groups, to ease sanctions on North Korea as the Trump administration’s denuclearization talks with Pyongyang have hit a snag. Washington’s talks with Pyongyang stalled last week when North Korea abruptly canceled a scheduled meeting with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo amid …

Experts Blame Multiple Causes for California Fires

Two devastating wildfires have ravaged parts of California, and the death toll Thursday reached 66, officials said. Experts suggest many causes for the fires, from population growth to equipment failures to climate change. They say this year’s deadly blazes may point to worse to come. Jennifer Balch, director of Earth Lab at the University of …