Dressed in flame-resistant clothes, heavy boots and carrying my two cameras, I spent a few minutes walking around and surveying the scene before starting to shoot photos.
Calmer weather allowed crews to increase containment on wildfires after a three-week siege of gusts fanned blazes across California.
A 7-year-old girl out trick-or-treating in a bumblebee costume was critically injured after being struck by apparent stray gunfire in Chicago.
A clash of storm fronts that began on Halloween created havoc that caused flooding, knocked over trees, downed power lines and damaged homes.
Tens of thousands of people were ordered to flee in the middle of the night, sending a surge of people to the roads, clogging highways and filling shelters.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday honored the 39 victims who died in a container as the truck driver made his first court appearance after being charged with manslaughter and conspiracy.
Firefighters battled destructive wildfires in Northern California wine country and on the wealthy west side of Los Angeles on Monday.
A suicidal man who had doused himself in a flammable liquid caught fire and was severely burned when a police officer fired a stun gun at him.
Fentanyl is driving drug overdose deaths in the U.S. overall, but in nearly half of the country, it's a different story. Meth is the bigger killer, a new government report shows.