An explosive wildfire is raging in the hills north of Los Angeles, burning through an estimated 10,000 acres a day.
Officers later ended the siege in the town of Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray, police said.
John Kerry's Russian counterpart, Sergey Lavrov, gave a surprisingly direct response when asked by a reporter if Moscow was behind the DNC email leak.
Little relief is in sight as a brutal heat wave continues to grip much of the country.
The suspect in the stabbing deaths of 19 people at a facility for the disabled in Japan was hospitalized earlier this year after writing a letter saying "all disabled should cease to exist/"