Weary hikers among 148 saved from wildfire near Yosemite are seen stepping off National Guard helicopter as rescuers attempt to reach 65 others still trapped – while 25 blazes torch a record two million acres across California

‘The wildfire situation throughout California is dangerous and must be taken seriously,’ Moore told AP. ‘Existing fires are displaying extreme fire behavior, new fire starts are likely, weather conditions are worsening, and we simply do not have enough resources to fully fight and contain every fire.’  

More than 200 people trapped by the raging Creek wildfire near Mammoth Pool Reservoir are rescued by California National Guard’s helicopters – as state warns of blackouts amid blazes and record-breaking heatwave

Smoke from both the #DolanFire in Big Sur and the much larger #CreekFire in the Sierra will continue to travel over our area today, which will only complicate air quality conditions. For more information on PM concentrations in the Bay Area, please refer to @AirDistrict #CaWx pic.twitter.com/3STz991Npe

California Creek Fire Map, Update As ‘Phenomenal Amount’ of Sierra National Forest Burned

Eight U.S. National Forests in California have been temporarily closed, while restrictions were announced for several others, due to the “threat of unprecedented and dangerous fire conditions with a combination of extreme heat, significant wind events, dry conditions,” the USDA Forest Service said.

Biden: ‘I hope I don’t take the bait’ in debate with Trump

The Trump campaign in particular has targeted Biden’s son Hunter for his ties to Chinese and Ukranian companies. And Biden has grown visibly angry at events in recent days about Trump’s reported comments calling fallen Marines “suckers” and “losers,” speaking about his son Beau, who served in the Delaware Army National Guard. Beau Biden died […]

Army’s most senior officer rejects Donald Trump’s claim that generals pursue war to enrich defense firms saying troops are ONLY sent to fight as ‘a last resort’

Most of the military budget goes nowhere near the ‘industrial’ part of the complex, with the majority spent on pay and benefits, including veterans affairs, reflecting the cost both of professional armed forces and the ongoing care of those who served in earlier eras of mass mobilization and the most recent post-2001 conflicts. 

France train attack hero Alek Skarlatos signs up for Dancing With The Stars

The show, which is launching into its 21st season, will see a new cast of celebrity contestants, including Real Housewives of Atlanta’s Kim Zolciak-Biermann and Braxton Family Values star Tamar Braxton hit the dancefloor along with controversial celebrity chef Paula Deen.

‘Parliament Will Stand Firmly Behind Soldiers Guarding Our Borders’: PM Modi Praises Indian Army

“Our soldiers are standing firm at the borders with a lot of courage, passion, and a strong resolve to protect their motherland. They are standing on difficult heights and in a few days, will weather snow. In the same manner, I am confident Parliament will send a message, in one voice, that it stands firmly […]

Army, ITBP start joint exercise along China border in Himachal Pradesh

China’s building a road on no man’s land between the two countries came to fore after villagers of Kunnu-Charang in Kinnaur informed the local administration and border patrol in June. China has speeded up road construction along the border in the Tango and Yamrang regions that lie opposite the Chitkul and Charang villages on the […]

Fact Check: CNN, Kamala Harris Claim Trump ‘Tear-Gassed Peaceful Protesters’

Over the past three days, rioters outside the White House have violently clashed with Secret Service officers, torn down barricades, assaulted journalists (including Breitbart News reporter Matthew Perdie), vandalized historic buildings and monuments, and lit multiple fires, including one that caused damage to the historic St. John’s Episcopal Church, opposite the White House.

California Wildfires: Live Updates Sept. 8-9

6:11 a.m. ‘Vast majority’ of PG&E customers to have power restored by late Wednesday: Pacific Gas & Electric Co. said it plans to restore power to most of its customers affected by recent planned outages by the end of the day Wednesday. But first, some 3,000 PG&E workers must inspect nearly 11,000 miles of power […]