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Firefighters begin to gain ground against rash of San Diego wildfires

By Marty Graham SAN DIEGO (Reuters) – Several thousand suburban San Diego residents forced to flee a wildfire threatening their community were allowed to return home on Friday as firefighters gained ground against a swarm of blazes burning in and around California’s second-largest city. The conflagrations, which marked an intense,…

125,000 people flee their homes as wildfires rage through southern California

By Marty Graham SAN DIEGO (Reuters) – California firefighters were battling wind-whipped wildfires on Friday, as some 125,000 people fled their homes in the San Diego area and police arrested at least two people on arson-related charges. The cluster of fires comes as California enters its peak fire season amid…

Beaten Iraqi woman dies in California

LOS ANGELES — An Iraqi woman brutally beaten in her southern California home in an apparently racially-motivated attack has died in hospital, US media reported. Shaima Alawadi, 32 and a mother of five, died after she had been taken off life support Saturday at a hospital in San Diego County,…

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