Irma strengthens into Category 5 hurricane, nears Caribbean

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Hurricane Irma grew into a dangerous Category 5 storm, the most powerful seen in the Atlantic in over a decade, and roared toward islands in the northeast Caribbean Tuesday on a path that could eventually take it to the United States.


  • Written by By DANICA COTO , Associated Press

Wind-whipped wildfires bear down on Glacier, Yosemite parks

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Firefighters across the U.S. West struggled with wind-driven flames, hot temperatures and dry conditions even after the unofficial end to a summer of devastating wildfires, including those bearing down on two popular national parks.

  • Written by By MATT VOLZ and SUDHIN THANAWALA , Associated Press