Residents flee Gulf Coast

By REBECCA SANTANA, JEFF MARTIN and SETH BORENSTEIN Associated Press

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Gulf Coast braced Sunday for a potentially devastating hit from twin hurricanes as two dangerous storms swirled toward the U.S from the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean. Officials feared a history-making onslaught of life-threatening winds and flooding along the coast, stretching from Texas to Alabama. Continue reading “Residents flee Gulf Coast”

Massive California wildfires rage on

By MARTHA MENDOZA and FRANK BAKER Associated Press

SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif. (AP) — Three massive wildfires chewed through parched Northern California landscape Sunday as firefighters raced to dig breaks and make other preparations ahead of a frightening weather system packing high winds and more of the lightning that sparked the huge blazes and scores of other fires around the state, putting nearly a quarter-million people under evacuation orders and warnings. Continue reading “Massive California wildfires rage on”