Winds in the West are helping stoke wildfires sweeping across the Northern Rocky Mountains, Pacific Northwest and elsewhere, posing problems for firefighters trying to contain the flames fed by drought.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Beanstalks will grow, animals will walk upright, oceans will part, a forgetful fish will remember her family, and toys will fall in love in Disney and Pixar Animation's upcoming films.
Kayla Mueller, the U.S. aid worker killed this year while being held hostage by Islamic State militants, was raped repeatedly by the group's leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, while in captivity in Syria, U.S. officials said on Friday. Mueller was 26 at the time of her death and would have turned 27 on Friday.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Recently discovered medical files further dispute a St. Louis woman's allegations that her baby was stolen from a hospital here five decades ago and a federal investigation into the case has now been closed.
WASHINGTON (AP) — American hostage Kayla Mueller was repeatedly forced to have sex with Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the Islamic State group, U.S. intelligence officials told her family in June.
By Eric M. Johnson and Curtis Skinner SEATTLE/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - More than a thousand residents in north-central Washington state fled their homes on Friday after a cluster of wildfires erupted around the town of Chelan, while fierce blazes blackened a swath of the drought-stricken U.S. West, officials said. Firefighters were also dealing with wildfires in Idaho, Oregon, and Montana, while crews battling a wildfire near California's celebrated wine region north of San Francisco managed to draw containment lines around more than half of a 24,555-acre (9,940-hectare) blaze that forced about 150 people from their homes.