Firefighters struggle to contain California wildfires, at least 17 people dead

Seventeen people have died in at least 22 wildfires that have burned 170,000 acres in Northern California, officials said Wednesday, as firefighters brace for a change of winds to exacerbate one of the deadliest outbreaks of wildfires in that state’s history. Officials with the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection said 11 people died in…