{FD} Southern California’s Thomas Fire faces calmer winds, aggressive attack by fire crews

One of the biggest wildfires in California’s history continues to threaten coastal communities Monday as fire crews hope to take advantage of a two-day window of calmer winds before potentially dangerous gusts return at mid-week.

{FD} Power outage at Atlanta airport causes ‘pandemonium,’ grounds flights

A complete power outage at the nation’s busiest airport, the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, grounded flights Sunday afternoon, threatening to cause a holiday travel nightmare for fliers across the country just over a week before Christmas.

{FD} Georgia girl, 13, disfigured, bathed in peroxide, forced to eat cat food by step-dad, cops say

A Georgia man beat his 13-year-old step-daughter, forced her to eat cat food, made her bathe in peroxide and required her to complete cruel tasks as punishment during years of torture during which she was often made to attend school in urine-soaked clothes, authorities said.

{FD} Georgia girl, 13, disfigured, bathed in peroxide, forced to eat cat food by stepfather, cops say

A Georgia man beat his 13-year-old step-daughter, forced her to eat cat food, made her bathe in peroxide and required her to complete cruel tasks as punishment during years of torture during which she was often made to attend school in urine-soaked clothes, authorities said.

{FD} Illegal immigrant, 24, took teen across state lines for sex, feds say

A 24-year-old illegal immigrant spent several weeks trying to romantically pursue a 15-year-old Texas girl, eventually kidnapping the teen — a distant relative — at her birthday party and taking her to Georgia for sex, prosecutors say.