BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Sheriff's deputies Friday expanded evacuation orders to 1,600 homes near the Idaho mountain resort community of Sun Valley. Fire managers say the fire grew rapidly Friday because of wind gusts topping out at 30 mph, low humidity and tinder-dry ground fuels. Additional manpower is being brought in help the 600 state and federal firefighters battling the blaze.
CEBU, Philippines (AP) — Divers at the Philippines port of Cebu (say-boo) are retrieving bodies from a ferry that sank overnight after colliding with a cargo vessel. Hundreds of the more than 800 people aboard were rescued. But at least 28 people were killed and more than 200 are missing. Hundreds of passengers jumped into the ocean as the ferry started to sink. But others were asleep.
CAIRO (AP) — A call for daily rallies in Egypt by supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood could signal more violent protests and bloodshed. Security officials say at least 82 people were killed across the country on Friday. Supporters of President Mohammed Morsi shot it out with armed vigilantes in some neighborhoods. Including Wednesday's bloody assault on Morsi supporters, the death toll now exceeds 700 for the week.
MIAMI (AP) — Erin has gotten a second wind. The storm system has regained tropical storm status as it swirls through the eastern Atlantic. It still poses no threat to land. The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami says the storm is expected to change little in strength over the next two days.
SEATTLE (AP) — More than a quarter-million people are expected to attend Seattle's Hempfest this weekend, a three-day marijuana festival. Vendor stands are selling items such as colorful glass pipes and bongs. Some visitors are passing joints back and forth. A police spokesman says officers plan to pass out nacho-cheese flavored chips. The snacks will be in bags with labels detailing the state's new marijuana law.
Created: Sat, 17 Aug 2013 01:14:45 EST
Updated: Sat, 17 Aug 2013 01:14:45 EST