national news

Wildfires Head Toward Tahoe National ForestHotter temperatures and erratic winds are expected after a cooler, wet weekend.

2014-09-22 10:06:01 -0600

Two US F-15C's flank a Canadian F-18 as they take part in a flypast over the NATO summit at the Celtic Manor Resort in Newport, South Wales, on September 5, 2014BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Australia's defense minister David Johnston said on Monday during a visit to Baghdad that his country's fighter jets will play a part in U.S.-led air strikes on Islamic State positions in Iraq. Johnston told reporters that up to eight Super Hornet aircraft will participate in a U.S.-led coalition "delivering air strikes to degrade, disrupt and ultimately seek to destroy ISIL (Islamic State)". Australian Special Forces will be serving as advisers to Iraqi forces, Johnston said after a meeting with Iraq's Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi. ...

2014-09-22 10:12:37 -0600

In this Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014 photo, Jeff Butzinger of Belleville, Ill., and other volunteers carefully unroll a 200-foot bratwurst before it is cooked in downtown Belleville during the Belleville Bicentennial celebration. About 120 pounds of meat were used to make the giant brat. (AP Photo/Belleville News-Democrat, Steve Nagy)BELLEVILLE, Ill. (AP) — Residents in the southwest Illinois city of Belleville celebrated its 200th birthday with a 200-foot bratwurst, complete with a 200-foot bun.

2014-09-22 09:42:56 -0600