Thousands evacuate to escape a wildfire in Northern California.
Five people are injured after a car veers out of control during a charity race at the Missouri State Fair.
62-year old long distance swimmer Diana Nyad is facing rough water and jellyfish in her attempt to be the first person to cross the 166 kilometers between Cuba and Florida without a shark cage.
Firefighters rescue a man who fell into a well in California and was stuck for 24 hours.
Movie director Tony Scott, director of such Hollywood blockbusters as "Top Gun," "Days of Thunder" and "Beverly Hills Cop II," has died after jumping from a Los Angeles County Bridge.