New fires break out in California as wine country fires dim


SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — As fire crews gain on wildfires burning for more than a week in Northern California's wine country, new fires broke out in other parts of the state, including northeast of Los Angeles.

  • Written by By SUDHIN THANAWALA and TERRY CHEA , Associated Press

Spain: Top court officially rules Catalan referendum illegal


BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Spain's top court on Tuesday officially ruled that Catalonia's disputed independence referendum was illegal because a regional law that backed it was against Spain's constitution.

  • Written by By ARITZ PARRA and CIARAN GILES , Associated Press

Women ID as assault, harassment victims with 'me too' tweets

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Thousands of women are identifying themselves as victims of sexual harassment or assault following a call to action propelled by actress Alyssa Milano in the wake of Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein's downfall over of allegations of sexual misconduct spanning decades.



Scientists witness huge cosmic crash, find origins of gold

WASHINGTON (AP) — It was a faint signal, but it told of one of the most violent acts in the universe, and it would soon reveal secrets of the cosmos, including how gold was created.


  • Written by By SETH BORENSTEIN , AP Science Writer

Trump, McConnell insist they're together for GOP agenda


WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell pledged Monday to work together on the GOP goal if overhauling federal taxes, proclaiming that despite reports to the contrary their relationship is just fine.

  • Written by By ERICA WERNER and JILL COLVIN , Associated Press