New evacuations ordered in Santa Barbara County as Thomas fire grows to more than 200,000 acres

Santa Barbara County was under siege from the Thomas fire Sunday as fire crews fought to keep the destructive blaze from the region’s picturesque beach communities. Authorities said the out-of-control blaze had scorched more than 200,000 acres by Sunday ...

Today in Entertainment: 'Star Wars' premiere honors Carrie Fisher's spirit; Josh Homme apologizes for kicking photographer

Saturday night’s highly anticipated world premiere of “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” was the talk of the Twitterverse last night with those privileged enough to see it taking to social media to share their thoughts. Los Angeles Times reporter Jen Yamato ...

Southern California fires live updates: New evacuation orders issued for Carpinteria and Montecito as Thomas fire again rages out of control

Saturday on Wrightwood Road in Bonsall was a time for sifting — sifting through memories, through tears, through ashes. When the Lilac fire blew through here Thursday afternoon, it burned down at least seven houses on this hilly street, and it would have ...

How the GOP's plans would affect the tax returns of a grad student, a single renter, married renters and middle-class homeowners

Republican tax plans are working their way through Congress. If the House and Senate can agree on a final bill, will you owe more or less? The answer, of course, is it depends. It depends on how much you make, but also on other factors, such as whether you ...

The pundits were wrong about Assad and the Islamic State. As usual, they're not willing to admit it

The Islamic State is a shadow of its former self. In 2014, the extremist group seemed to make substantial inroads in achieving its stated goal of a caliphate. It boasted tens of thousands of fighters and territorial control over an area roughly the size of ...