Fires Rage Across Southern California

Fierce, fast-moving wildfires continue to burn across Southern California, shutting down one of the busiest highways in the U.S. on Wednesday, destroying hundreds of buildings, and forcing tens of thousands of residents to flee. Read the story from the Los Angeles Times.

» MORE: Fire crews fight to protect Ojai as Thomas fire explodes to 90,000 acres


#MeToo is ‘Person of the Year’

Time named “The Silence Breakers” as the magazine’s “Person of the Year” for 2017, honoring the people behind the #MeToo movement for creating awareness of sexual harassment and assault. Read the story from NPR.

» MORE: Six women sue Harvey Weinstein, and his ex-assistant makes new accusations

» MORE: John Oliver went in on Dustin Hoffman over harassment allegations during a panel discussion

House Expands Gun Rights

The House of Representatives passed a bill expanding gun owners’ right to legally carry concealed firearms. Read the story from The AP.

Putin Will Run Again

Russian President Vladimir Putin announced he is seeking a fourth term in office. A win would keep in the Kremlin through 2024. Read the story from NPR.


Australia Says ‘Yes’ to Same-Sex Marriage

Australia’s Parliament has voted to approve same-sex marriage. Read the story from NPR.