Rich McKay

California's Oak Fire Spreads Uncontained Toward Yosemite

Firefighters deployed air tankers, bulldozers and hand crews to battle a fast-moving wildfire just west of Yosemite National Park on Sunday that suddenly and unpredictably grew into one of the largest fires of the year, forcing thousands of evacuations.

Thousands Evacuated As California's Oak Fire Grows Quickly

Fueled by extreme heat and tinder dry forests and underbrush, a wildfire just west of Yosemite National Park spread overnight, quickly turning into one of the largest fires of the year and forcing thousands of residents to be evacuated from their homes, fire officials said.

U.S. Southern Baptist Convention Tackles Sex Abuse At Annual Assembly

With applause and a few shouts of approval, the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) on Wednesday voted to issue a formal apology to survivors of sex abuse, as the thousands of delegates gathered wound down the annual assembly weeks after a scathing report found the church had mishandled abuse claims and mistreated victims.

Third Possible Case Of Monkeypox Found In The U.S

Health authorities said they may have found a third case of the monkeypox virus in the United States and are running tests on a patient in South Florida to confirm if the person has contracted the disease, which is staging a rare outbreak outside of Africa.