California Wildfire Doubles in Size

The raging wildfire in California doubled in size today and has charred 105,000 acres. Firefighters are currently attempting to protect Mount Wilson from the fire, a historic area that houses world-famous telescopes and transmission equipment, Reuters.

Two members of the UN/African Union (Unamid) peacekeeping force have been kidnapped in Darfur. The man and woman were abducted in the town of Zalingei and their nationalities are not yet known, BBC News.

An eighth victim has died in Brunswick, Georgia after a mass murder at a mobile home on Saturday. A ninth person is in critical condition and police say they have no suspects, AJC.

Disney has announced they are buying comic book giant Marvel for about $4 billion in cash and stock, AP.

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