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Soberanes Fire Upates: Homes Destroyed as Wildfire in Big Sur Continues to Grow

As of Sunday evening the Soberanes Fire has grown to 11,000 acres and is 5% contained. Six homes have been destroyed along with two outbuildings. Click here for the latest evacuation orders and advisories. SUNDAY UPDATE 3: The Monterey County Sheriff’s Office has expanded the mandatory evacuation order as the Soberanes Fire continues to spread. The following areas are now under a mandatory evacuation order: Rocky Creek and Old Coast Road, Bixby Creek Road from Highway 1 south to Middle Road....
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Doug McKnight

Twenty homes have been destroyed in the Soberanes Fire which continues to burn near Carmel Highlands and in Big Sur.  As of Monday, the fire has grown to nearly 15,000 acres and is still just 5% contained.  

Doug McKnight

The Soberanes Fire continues to burn out of control southeast of Carmel Highlands in Big Sur.  As of Monday morning, the fire has grown to 11,000 acres and is 5% contained.   Six homes have been destroyed and the number of evacuation orders have grown. 

Tim LaHaye, evangelical pastor and co-author of the best-selling Left Behind novels, has died at the age of 90.

LaHaye was a prominent Christian leader, a successful megachurch pastor, the author of scores of nonfiction books and the founder of The Institute for Creation Research as well as several schools.

But he is best-known for Left Behind, the wildly popular series of novels imagining Jesus' return to Earth in the modern era. LaHaye conceived the idea for the series, which he co-wrote with novelist Jerry B. Jenkins.

From the get-go, Michelle Obama was the reluctant political spouse.

She was apparently "not thrilled from the very beginning about Barack Obama's political career," going back to when he was an Illinois state senator, according to Peter Slevin, the author of a biography about Michelle Obama.

Michael Jordan is condemning violence against both African-Americans and police. His forceful and emotional statement, released by ESPN's The Undefeated, is a marked change for the NBA legend.

Jordan has been famously apolitical during his career – first as a Hall of Fame basketball player for the Chicago Bulls and more recently as an owner of the Charlotte Hornets – avoiding public statements on politics and civil rights, when other athletes have spoken out.

The first day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia erupted into chaos Monday afternoon amid controversy over leaked emails from the party's organizing committee.

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A 12-year-old boy named Strazh hangs from the monkey bars, staring at the ground. The other kids in the park in San Francisco aren't interested in him. And he's not interested in them.

"I just like to play by myself," he says.

Strazh has autism. Today is a good day. But on most others, Strazh has meltdowns. Something frustrates him and he can't control his emotions.

"I sometimes end up screaming," he says. "And I end up yelling and screaming."

The water supply for communities in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan is threatened by an oil spill that dumped an estimated 66,000 gallons of heavy oil, along with natural gas used to dilute it, into a major river.

The pipeline that broke is owned by Husky Energy Inc. The site of last Thursday's leak is within 1,000 feet of the North Saskatchewan River.

Verizon is buying Yahoo for $4.8 billion, acquiring its "core Internet assets" — search, email, finance, news, sports, Tumblr, Flickr — in essence writing the final chapter of one of the longest-running Internet companies.

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