Hotter weather expected near blaze that killed 1
BIG SUR, Calif. (AP) — California crews contended with hotter temperatures and lower humidity Thursday near scenic Big Sur where a wildfire has destroyed 34 homes and killed a bulldozer driver working to contain the massive blaze.
1 dead, 8 hurt when car plows into Los Angeles house
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Police searched Thursday for the driver of a car that plowed into the front of a Los Angeles house where a group of mostly elderly people were holding a Bible study and prayer meeting, leaving one person dead and eight injured, authorities said.
Feds: Woman busted at LAX had $160K worth of meth
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Federal authorities say a woman arrested at Los Angeles International Airport is suspected of trying to smuggle about $160,000 worth of crystal meth into the country from Mexico.
AP Newsbreak: US oil, gas applications could drop 40 percent
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — U.S. officials announced plans Thursday to speed up the permitting process for oil and gas drilling on federal lands to reduce delays, as applications were projected to be down 40 percent in coming years versus their historical average amid an ongoing price slump.