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Frenchman Tirole wins Nobel economics prize

Jean Tirole's work is credited with helping drive the deregulation of industries in developed economies in the 1980s and 1990s, when many sectors were dominated by state-owned companies or monopolies.

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California firefighters gain on blazes

The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection reported Saturday that firefighters have contained 55 percent of the blaze that consumed 459 acres in the communities of Applegate and Wiemar.

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