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Fire burns 3,000 acres in Calif. national forest

Cooler temperatures and lighter winds are helping hundreds of firefighters combat a 3,000-acre wildfire that has blackened rugged terrain in the Los Padres National Forest. The fire that broke out Wednesday quickly charred 3,000 acres…

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Wash. state woman spots stolen car in drive-thru

A Washington woman whose car was stolen from her apartment complex saw the stolen SUV hours later — in the drive-thru of the McDonald’s restaurant where she works. The Tri-City Herald reports ( ) Virginia…

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Ash plumes rise from remote Alaska volcano

Steam and ash clouds are occasionally rising to 20,000 feet from an active Alaska volcano. The Alaska Volcano Observatory says in a release that an ash plume was reported rising from Pavlof Volcano on Tuesday…