August 14, 2022

Emerald Fire: Laguna Beach blaze prompts evacuations, highway shutdown in California

A wildfire south of Los Angeles Thursday has prompted the city of Laguna Beach to issue evacuation orders, shut down schools and close a key roadway in the area.  The blaze, which is being called the Emerald Fire, was reported around 4 a.m. local time and currently spans at least 145 acres, according to the […]

Southern California Fire Shuts Highway, Forces Evacuations

SOLVANG, Calif.—Evacuation orders were expanded Tuesday for a growing wildfire driven by intense winds that has shut down a key Southern California highway for more than a day. At least 200 firefighters battled the Alisal Fire, which had scorched 12.5 square miles coastal Santa Barbara County and remained completely uncontained…

Adam Schiff: Evacuations in Afghanistan Likely Not Over by August 31, Airport Terror Threat ‘Very Real’

On Monday, House Intelligence Committee Chair Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) relayed some sobering news about the situation in Afghanistan when he told reporters that evacuations will likely extend past the August 31 deadline, during which time airport security will remain hostile. Speaking to reporters on Capitol Hill following a classified intel briefing, Schiff said that it’s…