Myanmar Buddhist monks call on military junta to end violence as protests rage – National

The most powerful group of Buddhist monks in Myanmar called on the junta to end violence against protesters and accused an “armed minority” of torture and killing innocent civilians following last month’s coup, media reported on Wednesday. In its most forthright condemnation of the military’s bloody crackdown on pro-democracy demonstrations, the government-appointed body also […]

Greta Thunberg mocks Trump’s election rage: ‘Chill, Donald, chill!’ – National

Climate activist Greta Thunberg pounced on U.S. President Donald Trump‘s fading election hopes on Thursday, urging him to “chill” in the midst of a Twitter rant about ballot counting. The Swedish teenager retweeted Trump’s “STOP THE COUNT!” cry on Thursday, while hurling one of his own insults back at him. Read more: Trump supporter […]

Tens of thousands forced from their homes as California wildfires rage – National

Crews tried to beat back two out-of-control wildfires in Southern California on Tuesday that have kept tens of thousands of people out of their homes even as another round of dangerous fire weather raises the risk for flames erupting across the state. Fierce winds that drove twin fires through brushy hills near cities in […]

Portland protesters overturn Roosevelt, Lincoln statues in ‘rage’ towards Columbus Day – National

PORTLAND, Ore. — Protesters in Portland overturned statues of former Presidents Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln and vandalized the Oregon Historical Society in a declaration of “rage” toward Columbus Day. Protest organizers dubbed the event “Indigenous Peoples Day of Rage,” in response to Monday’s federal holiday named after 15th-century Italian explorer Christopher Columbus, a […]

Goal of Trump book ‘Rage’ to portray ‘the best obtainable version of truth’: Woodward – National

“I hope you’re recording this, so you get it down,” Bob Woodward says, nary a hint of irony in his voice. Indeed, relying solely on notes for a conversation with the celebrated Washington Post reporter and editor would border on journalistic malpractice, considering the starring role audio tapes have played in Woodward’s 49-year career. […]

10 dead, 16 missing as California wildfires rage

The terrible toll of California’s wildfires became more evident as a mother confirmed her 16-year-old son was among those killed when an inferno tore through several hamlets in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada this week. Jessica Williams, who earlier pleaded for her missing son Josiah to call her, told CBS13 Sacramento that DNA […]