|Scots decide whether to declare independence|
|Matt Bai: Mark Sanford's oversharing problem|
|Obama, Ukraine president to meet at White House|
|Wildfire in California's Sierra Nevada menaces 2,000 homes|
By Alex Dobuzinskis and Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Fire crews in California's rugged Sierra Nevada battled to gain the upper hand on Wednesday against a blaze that threatened at least 2,000 homes and has displaced hundreds of residents as flames roared for a fifth day through dry timber and brush west of Lake Tahoe. The so-called King Fire, the most menacing of 11 major wildfires raging across the drought-parched state, has scorched nearly 28,000 acres (11,331 hectares) of state land and the El Dorado National Forest since it erupted Saturday, fire officials said. ...
|Chinese hacked U.S. military contractors: Senate panel|
By Ros Krasny WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Hackers associated with the Chinese government have repeatedly infiltrated the computer systems of U.S. airlines, technology companies and other contractors involved in the movement of U.S. troops and military equipment, a U.S. Senate panel has found. The Senate Armed Services Committee's year-long probe, concluded in March but made public on Wednesday, found the military's U.S. Transportation Command, or Transcom, was aware of only two out of at least 20 such cyber intrusions within a single year. ...
|Pakistani woman embraced by Islamic State seeks to drop U.S. legal appeal|
|S.C. dad feared 5 slain kids would kill him: warrant|
|Survivors tell of Europe's deadliest migrant shipwreck|
|House approves arms, training for Syrian rebels|
|Dog that went missing in New York found 2 years later in Florida|
|School district police stock up free military gear|
|Netanyahu rival shocks Israel with sudden plan to quit cabinet|
Israel's interior minister, seen as a rival and potential successor to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, announced on Wednesday he was quitting the government, in a move that stunned the political right. Gideon Sa'ar, 47, widely viewed as a favorite to one day challenge Netanyahu for the leadership of the ruling Likud, told party faithful that he would step down from both the cabinet and parliament after the Jewish New Year later this month.