The fatality count in Northern California—at least 56—is the worst since a 1918 Minnesota blaze, experts say.
By 1898, a great land empire had been forged through brutal conquest. Now the American gaze turned to foreign lands.
Populism and progressivism were fueled by idealistic dreams, but in the end they were dragged down by self-interest and racism.
For Native Americans, the white man's tale of noble settlement of an empty frontier in the second half of the 19th century masked a genocide.
The violence of the Pakistan-India conflict induces acute mental health problems among these women and others. Only two psychiatric facilities exist for a population of 7 million.
After many thousands of Northerners died in a war aimed in part at freeing the slaves, white America lacked the will to follow through.
In 1861-65, Americans waged a war among themselves that remains the bloodiest in U.S. history. It began as a fight to preserve the Union but morphed into an abolitionist war to free 4 million men, women and children from bondage.
Firefighters and museum workers race to save historical relics. President Michel Temer laments, "Two hundred years of work, investigation and knowledge have been lost."
Demands for the outright end of slavery stayed on the fringe as the nation tumbled toward civil war.