Critical fire weather Sunday as Thomas fire burns above Santa Barbara and eastward in Ventura County
A brush fire exploded on December 4 into a fierce wildfire burning over 420 square miles from Santa Paula to the hills above Santa Barbara. Fire officials have updated evacuation maps for Ventura County and Santa Barbara County . Over 8,500 firefighters are on the scene battling the blaze, with containment now at 40 percent.
From the airwaves of conservative media to the hearing rooms of the House of Representatives, Republican allies of the White House are attacking the Department of Justice investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. GOP voices are accusing the team assembled by special counsel Robert Mueller of bias against President Trump — and they're appearing to set the stage for some action. Senior Justice Department officials are defending the investigation, which has...