Smoke has reached Europe
As wildfires continue to decimate the West Coast of the United States, Portland has now been deemed to have the worst air quality on the planet.
Portland has the worst air quality on planet as wildfire smoke blankets US West Coast
Time magazine’s latest cover marked an approaching milestone in the coronavirus pandemic – 200,000 related deaths in the US – with the headline ‘An American Failure’ and an illustration within a black border for only the second time in its history.
Time cover marks approaching 200,000 US COVID-19 deaths milestone: ‘An American Failure’
A ball python in a Missouri zoo has laid several eggs, puzzling zookeepers. According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the 62-year-old female ball python at the St. Louis Zoo has laid eggs despite not having been anywhere near a male in 15 years. What makes this incident especially puzzling is the fact that ball pythons usually begin laying eggs when they are four to six years old, and stop well before their 60s.
Python lays eggs at US zoo even though she had not been near a male in 15 years
Joe Biden branded President Donald Trump a “climate arsonist” on Monday for refusing to acknowledge global warming’s role in deadly wildfires sweeping the Western United States, while Trump blamed lax forestry and declared, “I don’t think science knows.”
Trump, Biden clash over US wildfires as campaign turns to climate change
The postcard, faded and weathered, has a postmark dated Oct. 29, 1920, and a green stamp of George Washington, priced one cent.
Dated 1920, a postcard finally gets delivered
Beijing will impose "reciprocal restrictions" on all American diplomats on Chinese soil in response to curbs on its embassy personnel in the US, China's Foreign Ministry said Friday.
Beijing to impose restrictions on all US diplomats in China
Thousands of Trump supporters, the vast majority of them forgoing face masks, packed inside a manufacturing plant on Sunday night in a Las Vegas suburb, where President Donald Trump brashly ignored a state directive limiting indoor gatherings to under 50 people.
Trump, fans defy coronavirus directive at packed Nevada indoor rally
An Anchorage dentist captured on video extracting a patient's tooth as he rode a hoverboard was sentenced to 12 years for Medicaid fraud and other crimes.
Hoverboard-riding dentist sentenced to 12 years for Medicaid fraud in US
A change in the weather – with winds easing and humidity rising – helped firefighters battling massive blazes in the US state of Oregon that have taken a deadly toll from one end of the state to the other.
Dozens still missing in Oregon as weather helps fire fight
Fourteen-year-old Ruben Navarrete learned how to drive the hard way — heading down a steep narrow road at night with giant flames leaping behind him.
California teen learns to drive while escaping wildfire

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