Cooler temperatures and lighter winds are helping hundreds of firefighters combat a 3,000-acre wildfire that has blackened rugged terrain in the Los Padres National Forest.
Firefighters battling a 9,000-acre in northwestern Wisconsin have contained the massive blaze.
Officials awaited daybreak to fully assess the scope of the destruction left in the wake of a deadly tornado in Granbury.
The fire marshal's office and ATF are leading the probe into what sparked a fire at West Fertilizer and what caused ammonium nitrate to explode.
Officials report a tornado caused "multiple fatalities" as it tore through two neighborhoods of a North Texas town.
An internal review says federal weather forecasts for Superstorm Sandy were exceptionally accurate last fall.
The Washington Monument is now covered in scaffolding from top to bottom.
Firefighters are working to contain a smoky wildfire in northwestern Wisconsin that has consumed 8,700 acres, destroyed nearly 50 structures and forced dozens from their homes.
Scientists say small lava flows have been detected on two restless volcanoes in Alaska.
Workers are set to begin demolishing perhaps the most famous symbol of Superstorm Sandy's devastation along New Jersey's shoreline.