There have been four mountain lion attacks on children in California over the past 16 months.
Evacuation orders and warnings are in place for thousands of residents in foothill and desert areas.
It was also the first time a Greek letter named storm made landfall in the continental U.S.
The Bobcat Fire in Los Angeles County has grown to at least 142 square miles, authorities said.
Beta was brewing in the Gulf of Mexico, 205 miles southeast of Galveston, Texas, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said Sunday morning.
As the East Coast gets drenched and the drier West Coast is ablaze, climate change may not be the only factor.
Be kind to yourself in this nightmare and set the pressure aside.
After 21 storms so far this year, scientists were forced to begin using the Greek alphabet for only the second time since the 1950s.
Indigenous groups have condemned the proposal, slamming it as showing "total disregard" for their rights.
Behold the beautiful landscapes of North America.