New Evacuations As Huge Southern California Fire Flares Up

CHRISTOPHER WEBER, Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — A powerful flare-up on the western edge of Southern California’s largest and most destructive wildfire sent residents fleeing Sunday, as wind-fanned flames churned through old-growth brush in canyons and along hillsides toward coastal towns. Crews with help from a fleet water-dropping planes and helicopters saved homes as unpredictable…

Snow Slows Or Shuts Down Much Of Normally Sunny Deep South

By JONATHAN LANDRUM Jr., Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) — An unusually heavy December snowfall across much of the Deep South tapered off Saturday, icy road conditions were still a threat and thousands remained without electricity throughout the region. Forecasters warned that moisture on the roadways could freeze overnight and cause black ice to form. The National…