The state has already sustained fire damage not normally seen until deep into the hot summer months. Fire departments and homeowners are now trying to prepare land and property for what's expected to be a long and destructive summer.
The court ruled Monday that police can routinely take DNA samples from people who are arrested but not yet convicted of a crime. The ruling compared DNA sampling to photographing and fingerprinting suspects when they are booked.
The Treasury Department's inspector general for tax administration releases another report on the IRS on Tuesday, an audit on spending at more than 200 IRS conferences over a three-year period. The IRS is the focus of three House committee hearings this week.
Cooler weather helped firefighters gain ground on a huge blaze that has scorched more than 45 square miles northwest of Los Angeles. Firefighters were able to double containment of the Powerhouse wildfire, which had been fueled by dry brush and windy conditions over the weekend.
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