L.A.’s Afternoon News: Maggie McKay and Michael Shappee

A structure burns along Highway 41 in Oakhurst, Calif., Monday, Aug. 18, 2014. One of several wildfires burning across California prompted the evacuation of hundreds of people in a central California foothill community near Yosemite National Park, authorities said. (AP Photo/The Fresno Bee, Eric Paul Zamora)

Wildfire near Yosemite threatens 500 structures

  OAKHURST, Calif. (AP) — Firefighters from throughout California were being dispatched Tuesday to protect homes threatened by an out-of-control wildfire burning in the foothills near Yosemite National Park, the second fire around the park [...]

08/19/2014

Woman shoots grandson; thought he was an intruder

  TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A grandmother shot and critically wounded her 7-year-old grandson early Tuesday after mistaking him for an intruder who had broken into her home, the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office said. Linda [...]

08/19/2014

In this photo taken Monday, Aug. 4, 2014, a technician from Access TV, a new Somali satellite television company offering world news, local news and sports, adjusts a receiver box for a customer inside the company's headquarters in Mogadishu, Somalia. The TV business is booming in Somalia, in part because of fears by people of gathering in public places like movie theaters, hotels and restaurants that are targeted for deadly attacks by the al-Qaida-linked militant group al-Shabab. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh)

Somalia TV sales grow as many avoid public places

  MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Inside the small office, the line of sweating clients waiting to renew their satellite TV subscriptions keeps growing. Technicians crimp wires and test signal strength of boxes while others go [...]

08/19/2014

President Barack Obama speaks in the James Brady Press Briefing Room in the White House in Washington, Monday, Aug. 18, 2014. Taking a two-day break from summer vacation, Obama met with top advisers at the White House to review developments in Iraq and in racially charged Ferguson, Mo., two trouble spots where Obama has ordered his administration to intervene. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Obama: Iraq has regained control of Mosul dam

  WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama hailed the recapture of Mosul dam Monday as a “major step forward” as a barrage of U.S. airstrikes helped Kurdish and Iraqi forces score the biggest victory of [...]

08/18/2014

A member of the Missouri Highway Patrol talks on a radio Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Ferguson, Mo. The Aug. 9 shooting of Michael Brown by police has touched off rancorous protests in Ferguson, a St. Louis suburb where police have used riot gear and tear gas. Gov. Jay Nixon ordered the National Guard to help restore order Monday while lifting a midnight-to-5 a.m. curfew that had been in place for two days.  (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Pathologist: Brown may have had his hands raised

  FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — An unarmed 18-year-old whose fatal shooting by police has sparked a week of protests in suburban St. Louis suffered a bullet wound to his right arm that may indicate his [...]

08/18/2014

President Barack Obama speaks in the James Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House in Washington, Monday, Aug. 18, 2014. Taking a two-day break from summer vacation, Obama met with top advisers at the White House to review developments in Iraq and in racially charged Ferguson, Mo., two trouble spots where Obama has ordered his administration to intervene. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Obama: Time to review local police militarization

  WASHINGTON (AP) — Calling for a sharp separation between the nation’s armed forces and local police, President Barack Obama on Monday urged a re-examination of programs that have equipped civilian law enforcement departments with [...]

08/18/2014

FILE - These are file photos showing, from left, Phil Simms, Jim Nantz, and Washington Redskins NFL football team owner Daniel Snyder. CBS lead analyst Phil Simms is considering referring to the Redskins only as "Washington" when he broadcasts the team's game against the Giants next month. Simms isn't taking sides in the debate over whether Washington's nickname is offensive or racist. But he adds he is sensitive to the complaints about the name, and his instincts now are to not use "Redskins" in his announcing. His broadcast partner, Jim Nantz, says it is not his job "to take a stance." CBS is allowing its announcers to decide on their own whether to call the team the Redskins. (AP Photo/File)

Simms, Dungy likely not to use ‘Redskins’ on TV

  NEW YORK (AP) — Two influential NFL voices — including CBS lead analyst Phil Simms, who will handle Washington’s Week 4 game — said Monday they likely won’t use the term “Redskins” when discussing [...]

08/18/2014

FILE - This Nov. 6, 2011 file photo shows earthquake damage in Sparks, Okla. on Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011 after two earthquakes hit the area in less than 24 hours. Man-made earthquakes, a side effect of some high-tech energy drilling, cause less shaking and in general are about 16 times weaker than natural earthquakes with the same magnitude, a new federal study found. People feeling the ground move from induced quakes _ those that are not natural, but triggered by injections of wastewater deep underground_ report significantly less shaking than those who experience more normal earthquakes of the same magnitude, according to a study by U.S. Geological Survey geophysicist Susan Hough. However within 6 miles of the fault, artificial and natural quakes feel pretty much the same, she said. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)

Less shake from artificial quakes, fed study says

  WASHINGTON (AP) — Man-made earthquakes, a side effect of some high-tech energy drilling, cause less shaking and in general are about 16 times weaker than natural earthquakes with the same magnitude, a new federal [...]

08/18/2014

Navy divers confirm sunken wreck is USS Houston

  PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (AP) — Divers from the U.S. and Indonesian navies have confirmed that a sunken vessel in the Java Sea is the World War II wreck of the cruiser USS Houston. The [...]

08/18/2014

This undated photo released by the San Bernardino County, Calif., Sheriff's Department shows Erin Corwin. The body of the missing, pregnant wife of a U.S. Marine has been found deep in an abandoned mine shaft in Southern California, where her husband had been stationed. Sheriff John McMahon said Monday, Aug. 18, 2014  that the remains of Corwin, 20, were found Saturday, Aug. 16, and were identified by dental records Sunday. Her alleged lover and former neighbor, Christopher Brandon Lee, 24, was arrested at 9 p.m. Sunday at a traffic stop in Anchorage, Alaska, on an extradition warrant out of California. (AP Photo/San Bernardino County Sheriff)

Body of Marine’s missing wife found in mine shaft

  SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — The body of the missing, pregnant wife of a U.S. Marine has been found deep in an abandoned mine shaft in Southern California, where her husband had been stationed, [...]

08/18/2014

This image released by Paramount Pictures shows characters, from left, Raphael, Michelangelo, Leonardo, and Donatello in a scene from "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles." (AP Photo/Paramount Pictures, Industrial Light &  Magic)

‘Ninja Turtles’ kicks out box-office competition

  NEW YORK (AP) — The reptile reboot “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” held off a trio of new challengers at the weekend box office. The Paramount Pictures release took in $28.5 million in its second [...]

08/18/2014

His 101st birthday present? Another day at work

  EAST HANOVER, N.J. (AP) — Herman “Hy” Goldman turned 101 this weekend and won’t quit after 73 years working at the same New Jersey job. Goldman still shows up four days a week at [...]

08/18/2014

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