- Associated Press - Thursday, September 18, 2014

Your daily look at late-breaking California news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

1. FOREST FIRE

More than 2,000 homes threatened as huge swaths of timber burn 60 miles east of Sacramento in South Fork of the American River.

2. INFERNO’S AFTERMATH

Damage assessments after fast-moving wildfire counts 110 homes destroyed, 90 damaged in city of Weed at foot of Mount Shasta.

3. HEAT WAVE BREAKS

Siege of triple-digit weather breaks as low-pressure system brings significant cooling to Southern California.

4. SCHOOL POLICE MILITARIZATION

Los Angeles Unified School District to remove three grenade launchers acquired from U.S. military because they “are not essential life-saving items within the scope, duties and mission” of its police force.

5. SPORTS CAR FOUND

1967 Jaguar XKE found on cargo ship outbound from Port of Long Beach 46 years after it was stolen from Manhattan lawyer.

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