FROM Patric Hedlund
Day Fire Defies Firefighters More than 4000 firefighters are eating and sleeping in tent cities as they try to control one of the biggest and longest-burning brush fires in California history. The Day Fire , in Ventura County's Los Padres National Forest, has been burning since Labor Day. More than 159,000 acres have been charred and 18 structures destroyed. There've been no deaths or injuries, but the cost of fighting the fire is $53 million and it's still only 43% contained.
Future of the Palestinians as Trump welcomes Abbas President Trump says there's "no reason there can't be peace" between Israel and the Palestinians… but the first step will have to be unity between the West Bank and Gaza. Are the Palestinian Authority and Hamas any closer to speaking with one voice?
Trump, the GOP and the rule of law Conservatives — and some Republicans — are criticizing the President for "the mess he made" in firing FBI Director James Comey. We hear about a potential successor, the possibility of "obstruction of justice" and the constitutional separation of powers.