Fire roars into California town, wiping out 100-plus homes

LOWER LAKE, Calif. (AP) — A wind-whipped wildfire roared through a Northern California town threatened by a devastating blaze a year ago, wiping out more than 100 homes and businesses and forcing thousands of people to flee, authorities said Monday.

  • Written by SUDHIN THANAWALA, Associated Press KRISTIN J. BENDER, Associated Press

Milwaukee leaders blame outsiders for violence

MILWAUKEE (AP) — City leaders blamed outside agitators Monday after a second straight night of violence wracked Milwaukee's mostly black north side in protest at the fatal shooting of a black man by police.

  • Written by TODD RICHMOND, Associated Press

Thousands hunker down after Louisiana floods; 6 killed

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Thousands of people in southern Louisiana hunkered down in shelters Monday, forced out of their homes by intense flooding that took many people by surprise.

  • Written by MICHAEL KUNZELMAN, Associated Press MELINDA DESLATTE, Associated Press