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California’s largest wildfire surges overnight

A fast-growing California wildfire that has already forced thousands to flee their homes and shut down a large national park surged overnight into Saturday, as fatigued firefighters battled gusting winds. The blaze in Mendocino County, about 90 miles (145 km) north of San Francisco, had spread to cover a total …

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Scattered protests in Iran as U.S. sanctions loom

Sporadic protests were taking place in cities in Iran for a fourth day, with demonstrators attacking a Shi’ite seminary west of Tehran, according to Iranian news agencies and social media on Saturday, as Iranians brace for a return of U.S. sanctions. Hundreds have rallied in cities across the country, including …

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