Thousands of firefighters tried to shield coastal communities from one of the biggest wildfires in California's history as a funeral procession was held in honour of one of their colleagues who was killed battling the flames.
Three people died and two were injured when a small plane carrying them home from a cheerleading competition nosedived into two houses in southern California and sparked a major fire, authorities and witnesses have said.
P-22, a six-year-old male mountain-lion living in Southern California, became a minor celebrity when he was photographed walking past an American cultural icon; the famous Hollywood sign, with its 15m high lettering, in the Santa Monica Mountains. He has also sheltered under a house and broken into Los Angeles Zoo where he may have dismembered a koala, writes
Even as England flop at another tournament, nobody can question the might and reach of its Premier League. But is the league’s global dominance healthy? Is the MLS is better equipped to live in its shadow than the League of Ireland?