A large tornado that the National Weather Service said was on the ground for about 90 minutes damaged or destroyed as many as 25 homes in a rural area of northern Kansas and came within a mile of hitting a small town.
Some worry that police might be overrun or that the city has not stockpiled enough water to hydrate the masses in the mid-summer heat. Others oppose new restrictions that will be placed on demonstrators.
Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders are in a virtual tie two weeks ahead of the primary election in California, with Sanders eliminating the modest advantage she held two months ago, according to a new statewide poll released late Wednesday.
California is so heavily Democratic that no Republican has carried the state since George H.W. Bush in 1988. Yet Donald Trump, buoyed by a rise in national polls and seizing on manufacturing losses in the state, said Wednesday, “We’re going to make a big, big play for California.”
California red-legged frogs and Western pond turtles – both missing from most of Yosemite Natonal Park for decades – are also being reintroduced under a partnership with the San Francisco Zoo & Gardens.
Wrestler Hulk Hogan had a heavyweight in his corner in his legal battle with Gawker: A billionaire Silicon Valley investor who made it his mission to destroy the online gossip site after it outed him as being gay.
The former owner of a horse adopted by former “Daily Show” host Jon Stewart and his wife at their animal sanctuary says the horse was used for children’s finger-painting parties, not shot by paintballs as originally reported by the SPCA.