Calming winds Friday gave firefighters a chance to gain ground against a huge wildfire in coastal mountains northwest of Los Angeles but the blaze continued to surge west, endangering thousands of homes, as forecasts called for a renewal of gusty winds.
Lawmakers in Peru initiated proceedings Friday to oust President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, who refuses to resign after being accused of failing to disclose decade-old payments from a Brazilian company embroiled in Latin America's biggest corruption scandal.
Rep. Dan Johnson, a Republican state legislator in Kentucky facing sexual assault allegations, has died in an apparent suicide. Johnson was accused of of assaulting a teenage girl in 2013. Police investigated but closed the case and did not file charges.
Kentucky lawmaker dead in apparent suicide
The annual Geminid meteor shower has arrived
Watch this incredible, dangerous smoke plume created by massive California wildfires
California firefighters battle to contain Thomas Fire