CULPEPER, Va. (AP) — A family of five, including three children, was found shot to death inside their home in a quiet area of north-central Virginia, and police would not say Monday whether they're seeking a suspect in the case.
MOUNT BALDY, Calif. (AP) — The person found dead in a car that was swept into a flooded creek after thunderstorms caused mountain mudslides in Southern California has been identified as a 48-year-old Los Angeles County man.
Russia's threatened ban on U.S. poultry imports, the latest move in a sanctions skirmish over Moscow's support of rebels in Ukraine, has agriculture companies alert to the risks of a conflict that's already roiled trading of crops ranging from soy, beef and fruit to California pistachios. Moscow has struck back against trade sanctions following the downing of a Malaysian jetliner last month by imposing food restrictions, and would add U.S. chickens to Ukrainian soy and other products Russia has blocked since it seized Crimea earlier this year: Australian beef, Latvian and Lithuanian pork, Moldovan fruit and Ukrainian juice. Sanderson Farms Inc, the third-largest poultry producer in the U.S., is among American agricultural companies preparing to respond if Russia carries out plans, reported in Russian media this week, to restrict imports of U.S. poultry. Russia is "using foreign trade as a political football" by threatening to limit poultry imports, Sanderson's Chief Financial Officer Mike Cockrell said.
MOUNT BALDY, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say it could be several hours before roads are cleared and crews are able to reach about 2,500 people stranded after thunderstorms caused mountain mudslides in Southern California.
BURNEY, Calif. (AP) — Firefighters were focusing on two wildfires near each other in Northern California that have burned through more than 100 square miles of terrain — one of which was menacing a small town and prompted the evacuation of a long-term care hospital.