• Coal towns hit by layoffs to get job grants from US gov’t

    HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Communities in nine U.S. states that have been hard-hit by coal layoffs are being promised more than 3,000 jobs in several industries through a multimillion-dollar federal grant.

  • Rockies recall former closer Estevez, put Oberg on DL

    MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Colorado Rockies have recalled right-handed reliever Carlos Estevez from Triple-A Albuquerque and placed right-hander Scott Oberg on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to Aug. 20, with axillary artery thrombosis in his right arm.

  • A wildfire flares up near Cajon Boulevard in Devore, Calif., Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016. (David Pardo/The Daily Press via AP)

    Crews make major gains against Southern California wildfire

    SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — Lisa Gregory has kept a close eye on the weather since fleeing her home in the woods as a wildfire advanced in Southern California. She doesn’t know when she can return or whether her house was still standing.