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Wildfire burns closer to resorts

HAILEY — Fire crews on Saturday faced another challenging day battling a wildfire burning closer to two posh Idaho resort communities, while other fires raged on in the West. In Utah, several homes were destroyed when fire raced through Willow Springs Friday. As of early Saturday, officials said that blaze had burned more than 50 square miles. It was estimated at 20 percent contained. Idaho’s Beaver Creek Fire grew to 144 square miles. Overnight, flames moved closer to homes in the mountains near Hailey and Ketchum, and the Sun Valley Resort. Officials ordered 1,600 homes evacuated.


Bus line ordered shut for 2d time

NEW YORK — A bus line that stranded 53 passengers at a Virginia truck stop for 24 hours has been closed by federal officials. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration shut All Nations Coach after discovering it was a reincarnation of another company shut a year earlier for safety violations and failing to pay fines. The agency said All Nations had the same owners, drivers, managers, and vehicles as the previously closed Tichy Express. The inquiry was already underway when an All Nations bus traveling from Charlotte, N.C., to New York broke down on I-95 last month. A replacement bus didn’t arrive until the following night. Owner Aryana Dilla said she did everything she could to help the passengers, and only balked at sending another bus because she thought it would be quicker to fix the bus.


Judge rules on safe sex in adult films

LOS ANGELES — A federal judge has upheld as constitutional a Los Angeles County law requiring adult film performers to wear condoms. Friday’s ruling is a setback to porn producers who sued to block the start of the Safer Sex in the Adult Film Industry Act. Judge Dean Pregerson wrote that the AIDS Healthcare Foundation presented sufficient evidence of the health risks the measure seeks to reduce.