Photo of Heather Melton sitting by the grave of her late husband, Sonny Melton

For Route 91 Survivors, ‘Country Strong’ Means Community

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — They have the date 10-1-2017 tattooed on their bodies and have memorial walls of pictures in their homes. One woman made a bracelet out of her Route 91 Harvest festival wristband, while many others can be spotted at concerts wearing shirts t...
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Russia Blames Israel for Plane Shot Down by Syrian Missile

MOSCOW — A Russian reconnaissance aircraft was shot down by a Syrian missile over the Mediterranean Sea, killing all 15 people on board, the Russian Defense Ministry said Tuesday. It blamed Israel for the crash, saying the plane was caught in the crossfire as ...
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Competitor: No One Deserves to Die Over Playing a Video Game

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Marquis Williams and Taylor Poindexter at first thought they heard a balloon popping. When the loud bangs kept coming, the Chicago couple and fellow video gamers attending a weekend tournament recognized them as gunfire and began scramblin...
Photo of a fire crew keeping an eye on an advancing wildfire in SLO

Still Raging: Largest Wildfire in California History Grows

LAKEPORT — Wildfires tearing through trees and brush, rampaging up hillsides and incinerating neighborhoods: The places and names change, but the devastation is showing signs of becoming the new normal in California. Twin fires in Northern California being ...