A brush fire exploded on December 4 into a fierce wildfire burning just under 400 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 8,300 firefighters are on the scene battling the blaze, with containment now at 40 percent.
Updated at 6:25 p.m. ET Congressional Republicans released a final draft of their tax bill Friday. With newfound support from two wavering senators, lawmakers appear to be on track to pass the measure and deliver it to President Trump for his signature by Christmas. Votes in the House and Senate are expected next week. "I know everyone's lives will be better off under tax reform," said Rep. Kevin Brady, R-Texas, who played a lead role in crafting the bill as chairman of the House Ways and...