LOS ANGELES (AP) — Flames raced down a steep hillside "like a freight train," leaving smoldering remains of homes and forcing thousands to flee the wildfire churning through tinder-dry canyons in Southern California, authorities said Sunday.
The game at Staples Center, home of the NBA's Los Angeles Lakers and Los Angeles Clippers, was a preview of the teams' scheduled August 6 clash in Rio de Janeiro, in the first-round opener for each. Kevin Durant, the erstwhile Oklahoma City Thunder star who rocked the NBA with his recent decision to depart for rivals Golden State via free agency, came off the bench to lead the USA with 19 points. "We should have won, but the way we won was excellent," said US coach Mike Krzyzewski.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Democratic National Convention gets underway in Philadelphia on Monday with much bigger demonstrations than the Republican convention and much higher temperatures, as the region copes with an oppressive heat wave.