Study: 2014 Napa quake may be linked to groundwater changes
New research suggests the magnitude 6.0 earthquake that rocked California wine country in August 2014 may have been caused by an expansion of Earth's crust due to seasonally receding groundwater under the Napa and Sonoma valleys.
New wildfire erupts near Colorado ski resorts, houses
Extreme fire danger is shutting down a sprawling forest that includes some of Colorado's most stunning mountains, a rare tactic also being used in neighboring states as the U.S. Southwest struggles with severe drought.
Pope begins purge in Chilean church over sex abuse scandal
Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of the bishop at the center of Chile's clerical sex abuse scandal and two others as he launches the purge of a church that has imploded under an avalanche of accusations of abuse and cover-up.