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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Wildfires burned out of control Saturday in mountains north of Los Angeles and near Big Sur on California's scenic Central Coast, posing a threat to some 1,300 homes and a sanctuary for exotic animals which was being evacuated, authorities said.
Ben Ainslie thrust Britain's America's Cup campaign into serious contention for the 35th Cup in 2017 when Landrover BAR dominated racing on the first day of the World Series in Portsmouth on Saturday. Winning two out of the three races, both in light winds, Ainslie showed audacity and opportunism in his tactics and familiarity with the Solent race track, where his team trains on a daily basis, to seize consecutive victories in the second and third races. "Morale is really high on board after today's performance but the French also had a fantastic day," said the British team's wing trimmer Paul Campbell-James.