A California wildfire that has scorched an area bigger than the size of Chicago near Yosemite National Park was 20 percent contained, but the raging blaze was expected to move farther into the park ... more 
A California wildfire that has scorched an area bigger than the size of Chicago near Yosemite National Park was 20 percent contained, but the raging blaze was expected to move farther into the park and threaten a reservoir that provides most of San Francisco's water. The Vermont Yankee nuclear reactor, one of the oldest nuclear plants in the country and the subject of heated battles over the decades, will close late next year, the company that owns it announced, less than two weeks after winning a protracted legal fight against the State of Vermont to keep it open. France's top administrative court issued a temporary injunction suspending a government ban on sales of some Daimler cars in a row over coolant, and ordered authorities to resume registrations of the vehicles. France has held up the sale of thousands of Mercedes Benz cars since June, after Germany's Daimler chose not to equip them with a new, more environmentally friendly coolant that Daimler deems unsafe. less 
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Tue, Aug 27, 2013 2:00 PM EDT