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Wildfire rages close to Yosemite National Park

A blaze burning in foothills west of Yosemite National Park destroyed dozens of structures and forced thousands to flee Gold Rush-era towns but fire crews have been able to stop it from reaching a threatened community on the foothills of the Sierra Nevada.
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He's back: Ryan Seacrest to host new American Idol

ABC's American Idol revival is bringing back one of the original stars: Ryan Seacrest.
Seacrest confirmed the long rumoured news on his morning show Live with Kelly and Ryan on Thursday after teasing the announcement via social media.
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Police seek to ID man accused of sexually assaulting boy at subway station

Toronto police are asking for help in identifying a man they say sexually assaulted a seven-year-old boy at a west-end subway station.
Police say a woman reported that her son was sexually assaulted from behind while they were on the escalator at Ossington station Wednesday evening.
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Cop suspended, defence lawyers say video shows drugs planted

BALTIMORE -- A Baltimore officer's police powers have been suspended after defence attorneys released a body camera video that they said shows an officer planting drugs.
Police Commissioner Kevin Davis said at a news conference Wednesday that two other officers were put on non-public-contact administrative duty.
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For 1st time, over half of people with HIV taking AIDS drugs

For the first time in the global AIDS epidemic that has spanned four decades and killed 35 million people, more than half of all those infected with HIV are on drugs to treat the virus, the United Nations said in a report released Thursday.
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Western Michigan woman convicted of murder in parrot case

WHITE CLOUD, Mich. - A jury has convicted a western Michigan woman of first-degree murder in the shooting death of her husband in a crime apparently witnessed by the man's pet parrot.
The Newaygo County jury deliberated about eight hours before finding 49-year-old Glenna Duram guilty Wednesday of killing 46-year-old Martin Duram.
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Burundi robotics team missing after competition in DC

WASHINGTON -- Six teenage members of the Burundi robotics team were reported missing after competing in an international competition this week in Washington.
Police tweeted missing person fliers Wednesday asking for help finding the teens last seen in the area of the FIRST Global Challenge around the time of Tuesday's final matches.
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10-year-old boy trips over 1.2M-year-old fossil in desert

LAS CRUCES, N.M. -- A boy's misstep on a family hike in New Mexico has given the world a prehistoric wonder.
Ten-year-old Jude Sparks was on a desert hike in Las Cruces in November when he tripped over what turned out to be the fossilized tusk of a 1.2 million-year-old elephant-like creature, called a stegomastodon.
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Florida house where O.J. Simpson lived listed for $1.3 million

MIAMI -- What happened to the Florida home where O.J. Simpson lived with his children after his acquittal in the death of his ex-wife and her friend?
The 4,148 square-foot (385 sq. meter) home is currently on the market for nearly $1.3 million.
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Investigators are trying to piece together the final hours of Marissa Shen, a 13-year-old girl whose body was found in a park in Burnaby, B.C.
Burnaby RCMP are treating the case as a homicide, although they’re still waiting for autopsy results to determine a cause of death.
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Google delivers a Street View tour of the International Space Station

Google Street View is ready to take you inside the International Space Station.
Starting at 9 a.m. ET today, the mapping service will allow anyone to move through the modules of the space station using Google Maps or Google Earth.
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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is refusing to say what he knew — and when he knew it — about a dismissed, non-felony charge against his choice for Governor General.
Julie Payette is calling the six-year-old incident a case of an "unfounded" allegation for which she was "immediately cleared" without any prosecution.
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