FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — There's more violence in Ferguson, Missouri, but this time it entered someone's home, where a 9-year-old girl studying on her mother's bed was struck and killed by a bullet. Police say someone fired into the home killing Jamyla Bolden Tuesday, but they're not sure if the house was targeted or the shots were random. The girl's mother was struck in the leg.
TWISP, Wash. (AP) — Nearly 29,000 firefighters are battling some 100 large blazes across the West, including Idaho, Oregon, Montana and California. Yesterday, the bodies of three firefighters killed in north-central Washington were removed from the scene. Each man was taken out in an individual ambulance, escorted by more than a dozen fire and police vehicles with lights flashing. Firefighters along the route held their hands and helmets over their hearts. They were killed when their vehicle crashed Wednesday and flames driven by shifting winds overtook them.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Crews in a coastal Alaska town continue to search for the body of the last man believed buried by a landslide. Two bodies have been recovered in or near a home that was under construction. The men were at the site Tuesday, when in heavy rain, six landslides swept over Sitka.
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korea is firing warlike rhetoric at its southern neighbor, following yesterday's artillery exchange. North Korea's Kim Jong Un has declared his frontline troops in a "quasi-state of war" and ordered them to prepare for battle.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — An explosion at a downtown Los Angeles building has sent two people to the hospital. Fire officials say the blast happened last night, in an underground part of a 19-story building on Wilshire Boulevard. A fire broke out but was quickly extinguished.