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California wildfire destroys 10 houses, 22 other structures

A firefighter lights a backfire to prevent the King Fire from spreading in Fresh Pond, CaliforniaBy Kevin Murphy (Reuters) - Ten houses and 22 outbuildings have been destroyed in a wildfire that swept through parts of the Sierra Nevada mountains in California over the past week and continues to burn, a fire official said on Sunday. No residents of the homes were hurt, said Tom Piranio, a spokesman for the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. Firefighters were only recently able to enter the burned areas to tally the structural damage caused by the King Fire, he added. About 12,000 homes have been evacuated since the blaze began on Sept. 13, Piranio said. ...



New York climate march draws hundreds of thousands

Protesters walk though Times Square as they take part in the "People's Climate March" down 6th Ave. in the Manhattan borough of New YorkBy Barbara Goldberg and Natasja Sheriff NEW YORK (Reuters) - An international day of action on climate change brought hundreds of thousands of people onto the streets of New York City on Sunday, easily exceeding organizers' hopes for the largest protest on the issue in history. Organizers estimated that some 310,000 people, including United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, former U.S. ...



Retrial to proceed for Florida man who shot teens

By Susan Cooper Eastman JACKSONVILLE Fla. (Reuters) - Jury selection is due to begin on Monday in the north Florida retrial of a white, middle-aged man charged with killing an unarmed black teenager during a dispute about loud rap music. A Jacksonville jury previously deadlocked on a charge of first-degree murder for Michael Dunn, 47, who claimed to be acting in self-defense in the shooting death. Dunn, a software engineer, fired 10 rounds at an SUV carrying four black teens listening to music in a Jacksonville gas station parking lot in November 2012, killing 17-year-old Jordan Davis. ...


Police say rifle carried by ambush suspect found

CANADENSIS, Pa. (AP) ? Nine days after a gunman went on a deadly ambush at a state police barracks, authorities said Sunday they have recovered one of the weapons he was carrying and believe they are hot on his trail as he travels on foot through rugged forests in northeastern Pennsylvania.


Milwaukee fraternity president faces drug charges

MILWAUKEE (AP) ? The president of a University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee fraternity being investigated after a party there left several people hospitalized and with memory lapses is facing unrelated drug charges.


Relatives: Vet arrested at White House needs help

MIDLAND, Texas (AP) ? An Iraq war veteran accused of scaling a fence and making it into the White House before the Secret Service stopped him posed no threat to anyone and needs counseling instead of prosecution, members of his family said Sunday.


PHOTOS: Deadly tour bus crash in Delaware

PHOTOS: Deadly tour bus crash in DelawareA tour bus overturned in Delaware, leaving one person dead and dozens injured.



California authorities capture 5th jail escapee

This undated booking photo provided by the Madera, Calif., County Jail shows Roel Soliz, 29. Soliz is one of five inmates who escaped from the jail in the Central Valley city of Madera, Calif., late Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. The five were being held on various charges including attempted murder and armed robbery. It's unclear how the men, who are believed to be gang members, escaped from the jail. Authorities say all five men should be considered armed and dangerous. (AP Photo/Madera County Jail)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) ? A fifth man who escaped a Central California correctional facility has been captured, authorities said Sunday.



1 dead, dozens injured when tour bus overturns in New Castle County

1 dead, dozens injured when tour bus overturns in New Castle CountyOne person is dead and dozens of injuries have been reported after a tour bus overturned in New Castle County, Delaware.



Del. authorities: Bus overturns, at least 1 dead

Passengers from a tour bus are treated for injuries near the overturned bus at the Tybouts Corner on ramp from southbound Del. 1 to Red Lion Road. Officials at the scene reported one fatality and several injuries from the crash the 4:20 p.m. crash on Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014, in Bear, Del. (AP Photo/The Wilmington News-Journal, John J. Jankowski)BEAR, Del. (AP) ? A bus carrying dozens of people crashed and overturned in Delaware, leaving one woman dead and several other people injured, authorities said.