Tropical Storm Isaac gained fresh muscle Sunday

ATLANTA – By MATT SEDENSKYAssociated Press KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) – Tropical Storm Isaac gained fresh muscle Sunday as it bore down on the Florida Keys, with forecasters warning it could grow into a dangerous Category 2 hurricane as it nears the northern Gulf Coast. Isaac drew new strength early Sunday during a warm-water crossing […]

Firefighters in Northern California are making progress in containing a huge wildfire

By HAVEN DALEY and TERRY COLLINS Associated Press MANTON, Calif. (AP) – Firefighters in Northern California are making progress in containing a huge wildfire that has burned dozens of homes and other structures in remote, densely forested terrain. The Ponderosa Fire, which has scorched about 38 square miles, was 50 percent contained Wednesday morning, according […]