BANNING, Calif. (AP) — Residents who had been trapped by a wildfire in Southern California have made it out safely. Both ends of a highway were blocked by flames Wednesday night, forcing some residents and deputies helping them to take shelter in their homes. Fire officials say those people have now been evacuated safely. The nearly 8-square-mile fire in Riverside County has burned some homes and three people have been injured.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has canceled his face-to-face summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Efforts to reboot U.S.-Russian relations crashed, after Russia decided to grant asylum to American espionage suspect Edward Snowden. There also are extreme differences between both countries over the civil war in Syria. U.S. and Russian foreign and defense ministers will sit down in Washington later this week.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Family, friends and co-workers are searching through neighborhoods for a Northern California woman who disappeared Sunday after reportedly telling her teenage daughter she was meeting with someone who found her missing dog. Sandra Coke had said she would be back in 30 minutes. But the Oakland woman hasn't been seen since. Coke works as an investigator for the federal public defender's office.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Powerball officials say there are three winning tickets in Wednesday night $448 million jackpot. One ticket was sold in Minnesota and two in New Jersey. The winning numbers are 05, 25, 30, 58, 59 and Powerball 32.
MIAMI (AP) — Forecasters say Hurricane Henriette (hen-ree-EHT') is expected to weaken as it moves across the Pacific, far from land. Henriette was last tracked more than 1,200 miles east of Hilo, Hawaii, with maximum sustained winds near 85 mph. The National Hurricane Center in Miami says Henriette is expected to weaken as it moves over cooler waters.
Created: Thu, 08 Aug 2013 02:14:56 EST
Updated: Thu, 08 Aug 2013 02:14:56 EST