South Carolina's Supreme Court has settled a standoff between Republican Gov. Nikki Haley and the state Legislature. The Legislature won, but the battle seems to be only heating up. Just as the Legislature was wrapping up its regular session earlier this month, Haley ordered the Legislature to return to session. In return, the Senate president pro tempore filed a lawsuit with the state Supreme Court, saying Haley's order violated the separation of powers. The court sided with the Legislature.
The biggest fire — called the Wallow Fire — has grown to 640 square miles — that's more than half the size of Rhode Island. Firefighters in eastern Arizona say winds have died down a bit. The blaze is about 5 percent contained. So far, 29 homes have been destroyed.