Photo of a fire near Clear Range, south of the Australian capital, Canberra

Wildfire Creates State of Emergency in Australian Capital

CANBERRA, Australia — The Australian capital region declared a state of emergency on Friday because of an out-of-control forest fire burning erratically to its south. “The state of emergency sets a clear expectation for our community that we need you to be ...
Photo of LA County firefighters battle the Saddleridge fire

Wildfire Rages on LA’s Northern Edge, Thousands Evacuated

LOS ANGELES — A wildfire raged out of control along the northern edge of Los Angeles early Friday, forcing thousands of people from their homes as firefighters battled flames from the air and on the ground. The blaze erupted late Thursday along the northern...

Schools Turn to Technology to Reduce Toll During Shootings

LOS ANGELES — Efforts to combat school shootings are starting to shift from preventing the violence to reducing the number of victims through technology that speeds up law enforcement's response and quickly alerts teachers and students to danger. "We can im...
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Some Polls Show Parents’ Growing Fears of Dangers at School

The deadly attack at Columbine High School in 1999 seemed to usher in a new era of school shootings. Two decades later, polls consistently capture growing fears among American parents that their children face imminent danger whenever they go to school. Thos...