Thousands of firefighters battle fast-spreading wildfire near Los Angeles
More than 1,600 firefighters battled on Monday to contain a fast-spreading wildfire that has forced hundreds of evacuations in the drought-parched canyons north of Los Angeles, destroying 18 homes, killing at least one person and closing a highway. It was threatening a string of small communities near Santa Clarita, just outside the Angeles National Forest, the Los Angeles county sheriff's department said. "This is the fifth year of an ongoing drought, so we have very extreme fire behavior," the fire department chief, Daryl Osby told a Sunday news conference.
Two dead, 14-16 wounded in shooting at Florida nightclub: police
(Reuters) - At least two people were killed and 14 to 16 wounded in a shooting at a nightclub in Fort Myers, Florida early on Monday, police said. The shooting took place in the parking lot of Club Blu just after 12:30 a.m. ET and police found "several victims suffering from gunshot wounds," the Fort Myers Police Department said in a statement. Local television reported that the club was hosting a "teen night." The shooting comes six weeks after a massacre at a nightclub in the Florida city of Orlando, in which a lone gunman killed 49 people in the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history.
Dallas police job applications surge after fatal ambush attacks
By Lisa Maria Garza DALLAS (Reuters) - The Dallas Police Department, which was struggling to recruit officers, has seen a surge in job applications after the ambush shooting this month that killed five officers and brought global attention to the Texas city, officials said on Friday. During the 12 days following the July 7 shooting, the department said it got 467 job applications, a 344 percent increase compared with the 136 in a similar period in June. That is an average of 38.9 requests per day to become a police recruit compared with an average of 11.3 submissions a day for 12 days in June. Potential officers in the north Texas region have often opted for departments in fast-growing cities surrounding Dallas where starting pay is typically higher than in Dallas.
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Authorities: 2 killed, 17 shot at Florida nightclub
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) ? Authorities say two people have been killed and more than a dozen shot at a nightclub in Fort Myers, Florida.
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