Searchers look for bodies in California’s charred ruins

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At least 26 people have died and at least 3,500 homes and businesses have been destroyed by the blazes, which were well on their way to becoming the deadliest and most destructive in California history.

Condemned Ohio killer of teen asks board to spare his life

Death row prisoner Alva Campbell uses a walker, relies on an external colostomy bag, requires four breathing treatments a day for asthma and emphysema and may have lung cancer, the lawyers said in a filing with the Ohio Parole Board.

Ohio hands out fines over fish kills caused by farm manure

State officials say the manure spills killed close to 67,000 fish — including minnows and sunfish — in creeks in Williams, Allen and Hardin counties. They say the biggest spill killed 37,000 fish near Delphos in early August.

Hotel questions revised timeline of Las Vegas massacre

Police said earlier this week that they believe Stephen Paddock shot a hotel security guard through the door of his high-rise hotel suite six minutes before he unleashed a barrage of bullets into a crowd at a musical performance below.

Wildfires leave chimneys, charred appliances in their wake

The wildfires burned so hot that windows and tire rims melted off cars, leaving many vehicles resting on their steel axles. In one driveway, the glass backboard of a basketball hoop melted, dripped and solidified like a mangled icicle.

Court: Counties can restrict the location of gun stores

The ruling by an 11-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a California county’s ordinance banning new gun stores within 500 feet of schools, day-care centers, residential areas, liquor stores and other gun shops.

Navy relieves of duties top officers of wrecked US warship

The cause of the Aug. 21 collision is still under investigation but the U.S. Navy described it as preventable. The Navy statement said Cmdr. Alfredo J. Sanchez and the ship’s executive officer, Cmdr. Jessie L. Sanchez, were reassigned.

US misses World Cup for 1st time since 1986, loses at Trinidad

Needing only a tie and confident of victory against the world’s 99th-ranked team, the U.S. was eliminated from World Cup contention with a 2-1 loss to Trinidad and Tobago that ended a run of seven straight American appearances at soccer’s showcase.