A powerful snowstorm hit the US Midwest, blocking roads and causing hundreds of flight cancellations that threatened travel plans for many people who intended to fly or drive to Thanksgiving feasts this week.
Two winter storms lumbering across parts of the United States disrupt travel plans of millions of Americans on the move for the Thanksgiving holiday.
More than 180,000 people have been ordered to evacuate their homes in Sonoma County north of San Francisco because of the wind-fueled "Kincade Fire."
The state's largest utility, Pacific Gas & Electric Co., warned that more widespread blackouts this weekend were expected to shut power across much of the San Francisco Bay Area. It would be the third major outage this month.
Gunman Santino William Legan killed at least three people at a garlic festival in northern California. It was the latest in a long list of mass shootings in the US.
The small city of Guerneville north of San Francisco "is officially an island," with the overflowing Russian River forecast to hit its highest level in about 25 years, the Sonoma County Sheriff's Office said in a statement.
The death toll from the California wildfire rose to 77 while a vigil to honour the victims was held in Paradise city.
The state-wide death toll from both the Camp and Woolsey fires rose to at least 60 as the Camp Fire grew overnight from 5,000 acres to 135,000 acres.
Thousands of firefighters battle blazes in northern and southern California as body recovery teams search remains of houses and charred cars for victims of "deadliest" wildfire in California's history.
Additional remains of people killed by northern California wildfire, also known as the Camp Fire, recovered, making it the deadliest wildland blaze in state's history, Sheriff Kory Honea says.
At least five search teams were working in Paradise, a town of 27,000 that was largely incinerated on Thursday, and surrounding Northern California communities.
The blaze has killed at least 11 people among them five were found in vehicles that were torched by the flames of a ferocious wildfire.
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