Fayetteville's American Legion post battled back from brink

FAYETTEVILLE — The American Legion, like other veterans organizations, has watched membership rolls shrink locally and nationally with the dwindling population of World War II, Korean and Vietnam war veterans, but the Fayetteville post is bucking that trend, officials say. The Fayetteville post had fallen on hard times a few years ago. The building needed …

Tens of thousands flee fast-moving Northern California fire

PARADISE, Calif. — Tens of thousands of people were ordered to evacuate a fast-moving wildfire that exploded in size Thursday, threatening several Northern California communities and forcing panicked residents to race to help neighbors who had to drive through walls of flames to escape. It was not immediately known if there were injuries or fatalities. …

Names and faces

• Decades before they would serve together on the Supreme Court, William Rehnquist and Sandra Day O’Connor were engaged in a different type of courtship. Both attended Stanford University’s law school in California — they regularly shared notes and eventually became a couple. Although Sandra Day eventually broke up with Rehnquist and married a different …