September 12, 2011 Among today's top stories: U.S. stock futures point down; biggest of Texas wildfires 50 percent contained; another of Gadhafi's sons shows up in Niger.
U.S. Forestry Service firefighter Samantha McKelvy worked Thursday to put out a hot spot near Bastrop, Texas.
September 9, 2011 There has been progress in containing the blazes, which have now destroyed more than 1,600 homes. An airtanker that can drop 11,000 gallons of fire retardant is to start flying today.
The remains of their burned home in the background, Gaye Jaco (front) hugged her stepdaughter Jennifer Leaver on Tuesday in Bastrop, Texas.
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September 7, 2011 Two bodies have been found in hard-hit Bastrop County. So far, about 1,000 homes have been destroyed in the state. One fire that torched 11 homes may have been due to arson.
September 6, 2011 In the first hour of Talk of the Nation, wildfires in Texas, and reviving home economics class. In the second hour, poet Philip Schultz talks about his memoir, My Dyslexia, and linguist Ben Zimmer talks about the evolving use of the term "ground zero'.
Firefighters at a blaze on Highway 71 near Smithville, Texas, on Monday.
September 6, 2011 In the rain-starved state, there are at least 57 big fires burning. Right now, there just aren't enough firefighters and aircraft to battle them all.
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March 3, 2011 Libya uses child mercenaries; Egypt Prime Minister quits; US airman attacked in Germany; Texas wildfire burns 70 houses; NFL labor talks
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