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 […]

Authorities say three suspects are in custody in Cherokee County

Authorities say three suspects are in custody following a home invasion and chase in Cherokee County on Monday. HOLLY SPRINGS, Ga. – Authorities say three suspects are in custody following a home invasion and chase in Cherokee County on Monday. Police say the armed intruders burst into a home on Amylou Circle in the Riverside […]

The jobs-and-economy election suddenly seems all about Medicare

By By CHARLES BABINGTON and BEN FELLER Associated Press SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) – The jobs-and-economy election suddenly seems all about Medicare – for now, at least. Republican Mitt Romney is embracing a topic his party usually approaches gingerly. He is taking a calculated risk that voters’ worries about federal deficits and the Democrats’ health care […]