With Texas being one of the few bright spots in the U.S. economy, Houston is where the action is. Builders and global oil companies, from Phillips 66 to Exxon Mobil Corp, are looking past previous busts and are now spending billions on gleaming new buildings.
The raging wildfire burning through a remote section of Yosemite National Park has gained strength, threatening nearby communities as well as water and electrical resources for San Francisco.
Nick Mora made sure that California would play for the Little League World Series championship. Mora allowed just two hits and smacked a three-run homer, and Chula Vista beat Westport, Connecticut., 12-1 in the U.S. title game.