Out of control blazes threaten more than 2,000 homes while smoke reduces the sun to an orange disk.
The teenager suspected of killing nine people was obsessed with mass shootings and apparently acted alone, officials say.
The "Sand Fire" has nearly tripled in size in less than a day and is only 10 percent contained.
Sen. Tim Kaine called Hillary Clinton his soulmate on Saturday, in his first appearance as her vice presidential pick.
In 2014, Clinton's new running mate asked his colleagues to put political risk aside and vote on Obama's escalating war.
Described as calm and shy, he had 300 bullets in his backpack when he began shooting.
Americans increasingly favor tougher laws, but they also say change is unlikely to happen anytime soon, a survey shows.
The service for Matthew Gerald began a somber period of mourning for three Louisiana officers killed by a gunman.
Elite German police have launched a manhunt for at least three gunman believed to be armed with long guns.