'Terrifying' California wildfire burns 500-plus structures

A wildfire that roared into a Northern California city claimed two lives as thousands of people scrambled to escape before the walls of flames descended from forested hills onto their neighborhoods, leaving at least 500 structures destroyed in its wake
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'Terrifying' tornados of flame burn California city; 2 dead

A wildfire that roared with little warning into a Northern California city claimed two lives as thousands of people scrambled to escape before the walls of flames descended from forested hills onto their neighborhoods, officials said Friday
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2 children, great-grandmother perish in California wildfire

Massive Northern California fire claims lives of two young children and their great-grandmother, bringing death count to 5
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California wildfires claim more lives; crews make progress

Thousands more are fleeing their homes after wildfires surged near a small lake town in Northern California while farther north firefighters made progress in a battle against a deadly blaze
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Deadly Northern California wildfire rages largely unchecked

Fire crews are facing many uncertainties as they struggle to corral a deadly blaze in Northern California that has left thousands of dazed evacuees struggling to keep their emotions in check while trying to take care of themselves and their pets
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Heat radiates across Southwest; Death Valley hottest

Scorching heat is radiating across the U.S. Southwest, setting new record highs in California's Death Valley, Thermal and Palm Springs in a week that forecasters say could prove to be the region's hottest this year
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Home once owned by Howard Hughes sells for $1.35M

A home once owned by billionaire Howard Hughes has sold for $1.35 million
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Hope grows as deadly Northern California blaze slows down

The deadly Northern California wildfire that has forced tens of thousands of people to flee their homes slowed down after days of explosive growth, giving officials hope even as they announced the discovery of a sixth victim
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Man breaks legs jumping border wall in California

A man attempting to enter the United States illegally has fallen from a new 30-foot (9.1-meter) high wall in California, breaking both his legs
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Man testified he chopped up wife's body to keep his children

A man charged after investigators found him and two young children in a Kansas storage shed with bags of his wife's remains says he cut up her body to protect his family
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Massive Northern California fire gets even bigger

Massive Northern California fire gets even bigger, and while firefighters make progress new communities come under threat
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Northern California wildfire raging into its fourth day

A deadly Northern California wildfire has destroyed more than 500 buildings and is threatening thousands more as it rages into its fourth day.
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Southern California thunderstorms bring flash-flood warnings

Thunderstorms are again dumping heavy rain in some mountain and desert areas of Southern California
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The Latest: New highs set in Death Valley, Palm Springs

New record highs have been set in Death Valley and Palm Springs as a heat wave stretches across the Southwest. The National Weather Service said the high of 127 set in California's Death Valley on Tuesday broke the previous record of 126 set in 1906.
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The Latest: California thunderstorms bring debris flows

Mudslides, debris flows and flash flooding are occurring in Southern California mountains and deserts as thunderstorms move through the region
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The Latest: California urges people to conserve energy

The operator of California's electrical grid is calling for voluntary conservation of power due to high temperatures in most of the West, reduced electricity, tight natural gas supplies in the Southern California area and high wildfire risk
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The Latest: California wildfire destroys over 650 homes

Authorities say a massive blaze in Northern California has destroyed more than 650 homes since it broke out July 23
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The Latest: Central Texas reports all-time record highs

Record heat has settled deep in the heart of Texas as temperatures in some Central Texas cities set all-time record highs
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The Latest: Firefighter near Yosemite struck by tree, dies

Authorities say a firefighter killed battling a massive blaze near California's Yosemite National Park was struck by a falling tree
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Uncontained wildfire destroys 500 structures in California

In the small California community of Keswick, only a handful of homes remain
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US Southwest swelters with temperatures up to 120 degrees

Parts of southern Arizona have been placed on an excessive heat warning with temperatures expected to approach 120 degrees this week
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US Southwest swelters with temps up to 120 forecast

Parts of southern Arizona have been placed on an excessive heat warning with temperatures expected to approach 120 degrees this week
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Wildfire destroys 500 structures, nearly levels community

In the small California community of Keswick, only a handful of homes remain
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