A firefighter walks through trees putting out sot fires on private property along Highway 41 just outside of Oakhurst, Calif., Monday, Aug. 18, 2014. One of several wildfires burning across California prompted the evacuation of hundreds of people in a central California foothill community near Yosemite National Park, authorities said. (AP Photo/The Fresno Bee, Eric Paul Zamora)

Wildfire near Yosemite forces evacuations

MARIPOSA, Calif. (AP) — An evacuation order for 300 homes near Yosemite National Park remained in effect as firefighters battled a wildfire …

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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. Shelling moves closer to Ukrainia…

In this June 15, 2010 file photo, a member of Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal's staff wearing a glove reaches into thick oil on the surface of the northern regions of Barataria Bay in Plaquemines Parish, La. U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier ruled Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014, in New Orleans, La., that BP acted recklessly and bears most of the responsibility for the oil spill. The ruling exposes BP to about $18 million in civil fines under the Clean Water Act. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)

Ruling against BP could mean $18B in fines

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — BP could be looking at close to $18 billion in additional fines over the nation’s worst offshore oil spill after a federa…