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MIDDLETOWN, Calif. (AP) — A predictable but painful summertime ritual played out in half a dozen resort communities near California's largest freshwater lake on Tuesday as an erratic, week-old wildfire that has wiped out dozens of buildings continued to threaten nearly 7,000 more.
By Wayne Cole SYDNEY (Reuters) - Asian share markets were in a mixed mood on Wednesday as the mounting risks of a hike in U.S. interest rates as early as next month lifted the dollar and bond yields, pressuring currencies across the region. Moves were mostly minor with Japan's Nikkei up 0.2 percent and South Korea's KOSPI off 0.1 percent. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan slipped 0.5 percent.