A raging wildfire burning near Los Angeles has torched more than 33,000 acres and is belching out smoke and ash that is traveling as far away as Las Vegas. The choking smoke, driven by high winds and triple digit temps, has firefighters struggling to contain the inferno, fire officials said late Sunday.
1,673 firefighters continue to battle the blaze which is burning in the Angeles National Forest just north of the city. High temperatures and wind whipping through canyons has prevented firefighters from getting even close to any sort of containment.
About 20,000 people have been ordered to leave their homes, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department. Continue reading
Although clouded by the attacks in Paris, the second Democratic debate will take place tonight at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, on Nov. 14.
It will air from 9pm to 11pm ET on CBS. Pre-debate coverage will begin at 8pm ET.
Time: 9pm to 11pm EST
Where to watch/listen:
On TV: CBS television affiliates or on CBSN streaming on Apple TV,Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV and Xbox One Continue reading
A Los Angeles County firefighter was stabbed by an unidentified person while tending to a patient inside a hospital emergency room.
The incident occurred at White Memorial Medical Center in Boyle Heights Tuesday night.
Authorities say a separate patient pulled out a knife and stabbed the firefighter, who sustained non-life-threatening injuries, Continue reading
Fallout stemming from a major arrest has gotten country singer Billy Currington fired from NASCAR‘s upcoming motor Speedway race!
Charlotte Motor Speedway officially replaced the disgraced country singer, as the pre-race act before next month’s NASCAR All-Star race posting this message on thier website!
Country music star and double-platinum-selling singer-songwriter Josh Turner will perform a pre-race concert before the green flag waves on the 29th annual NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race on May 18 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, replacing Billy Currington, who was originally scheduled to perform.
Currington was charged Thursday with making terroristic threats and abuse of an elderly person. He was released from a Georgia jail after posting a $27,700 bond.
Each of the charges is a felony punishable by one to five years in prison.
Charlotte Motor Speedway President Marcus Smith said Friday that double-platinum singer-songwriter Josh Turner will perform the pre-race concert before the May 18 race. Smith cited Currington’s arrest for the change.
Currington’s hits include “Pretty Good At Drinkin’ Beer,” ”That’s How Country Boys Roll” and “People Are Crazy,” but now he’ll be doing nothing but crying in his beer..
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BEIJING China: Surgeons finally got around to removing a 4-inch rusty knife from the noggin of a dude, after four long years.
Although Li Fuyan, 30, complained of bad headaches and breathing problems, doctors had been unable to locate the cause until now. Li said he was involved in a mugging four years ago and got struck in the jaw. The blow to the head was actually a stabbing and the blade broke off in Li’s skull.
Amazingly Li did not realize he had the knife lodged in his person. Doctors say Li is expected to make a full recovery and is resting comfortably.