Canada forest fire forces evacuations

KELOWNA, British Columbia - Firefighters and air tankers in southern British Columbia continue to battle a forest fire that has forced the evacuation of 11,000 residents.

The British Columbia Forest Service said that the fires, which sparked over the weekend, did not spread overnight but officials are still struggling to contain the blaze.

US turns up pressure on Honduras coup government

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras - The United States is turning up pressure on the Honduran government installed by a coup - and the businessmen who support it - warning that they will face severe sanctions if ousted President Manuel Zelaya is not restored to power.

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton called interim President Roberto Micheletti to say there would be serious consequences if his government ignores international mediation for Zelaya's return.

Her call on Sunday came as talks mediated by Costa Rican President Oscar Arias stalled due to the refusal of Micheletti's delegates to accept demands for Zelaya's return.

July deadliest month for US in Afghanistan

KABUL - Four more Americans were killed Monday when a roadside bomb exploded in eastern Afghanistan, NATO said, making July the deadliest month ever for U.S. troops in this war.

A NATO statement did not give nationalities, but U.S. spokesman Lt. Robert Carr confirmed that all four were Americans. Their deaths bring to 55 the number of international service members killed in July, also the deadliest month for NATO forces.

Iraqis restrict US operations in Baghdad

BAGHDAD - The Iraqi military has turned down requests from American forces to move unescorted through Baghdad and conduct a raid since the transition of responsibility for urban security at the end of last month, an Iraqi military commander said Monday.

U.S. combat troops withdrew from urban areas on June 30 under a security agreement with Iraq that requires all U.S. troops to be out of the country by the end of 2011.