California wildfire shows explosive growth

    PLACERVILLE, Calif. (AP) — An out-of-control wildfire that has forced nearly 2,800 people from their homes in Northern California showed explosive growth, consuming tens of thousands of additional acres, fire officials said Thursday.

    Border Patrol to test wearing cameras

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the Border Patrol's parent agency says a test of body-worn cameras for agents will begin next month as part of an effort to improve accountability and transparency.

    Witness: 21 killed by Mexico army had surrendered

    ARCELIA, Mexico (AP) — A woman says she saw Mexican soldiers shoot and kill her 15-year-old daughter after a confrontation with a suspected drug gang, even though the teenager was lying wounded on the ground.

    Scots decide future amid excitement, apprehension

    EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) — For some, it's a day they have dreamed of for decades. For others, the time has finally come to make up their minds about the future — both for themselves and for the United Kingdom.

    Slain trooper eulogized as impeccable officer

    SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) — Cpl. Bryon Dickson was an impeccable officer who put his family first and could always be counted on for advice and support, his friends and colleagues said at the slain state trooper's funeral Thursday.

    Report: Progress 'modest' on upping embassy safety

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department has made limited progress in boosting the number of Marine security guards at high-threat diplomatic posts around the world.