Colorado Fire Is State's Most Destructive : The Two-Way Boulder fire is Colo.'s most destructive; North Ossetia suicide bombing; Philippines police may have shot kidnapped tourists

Colorado Fire Is State's Most Destructive


At least 135 homes are destroyed in the Fourmile Canyon fire near Boulder and the blaze is just 10% contained. Four people are missing and at least 7,100 acres are burned. Some 3,500 people are out of their homes but people in five subdivisions can return today. Boulder County Sheriff Joe Pelle warned this could change and people may be asked to leave again immediately. Some 500 firefighters are battling flames but the terrain is so rugged and so much dry brush and dead trees ready to catch fire that progress is slow.

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Russian investigators examine the blast site near a market in Vladikavkaz on September 9, 2010. STR/Getty hide caption

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Reports say a suicide bomber set off his device in the central market of Vladikavkaz, North Ossetia. More than 100 people are hurt. Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has dispatched his special envoy to the region. Six years ago this month, insurgents took over a school in nearby Beslan with 1,100 people inside. After three days, they blew themselves up, killing 331 people, more than half of them children. Seven hundred people were hurt.


A Hong Kong police forensic team, working in a Philippines police lab, examines the damaged tourist bus in the deadly hijacking on Aug. 23. Noel Celis/Associated Press hide caption

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Philippines Justice Secretary Leila de Lima says Filipino commandos may have shot a tour guide and seven Hong Kong tourists who died in a bus hijacking last month. A former police officer, fired for corruption, abducted the tour bus in a bid to get his job back. He was shot to death when officers stormed the parked bus, fearing he'd started shooting the passengers. They may also have hit the passengers, according to initial ballistics tests. De Lima says officials are waiting for more results to learn if the officers' shots led to the hostages' deaths. The botched raid has infuriated Hong Kong leaders and the Chinese government is demanding a full investigation.