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Crews report some progress against huge California wildfire

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MIDDLETOWN, Calif. (AP) — Firefighters are reporting some progress against a Northern California wildfire that has charred more than 100 squ... Full Story

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  • Crews report some progress against huge California wildfire
    Crews report some progress against huge California wildfire

    MIDDLETOWN, Calif. (AP) — Firefighters are reporting some progress against a Northern California wildfire that has charred more than 100 square miles of terrain, destroying buildings, threatening many others and sending thousands of residents fleeing.

  • Relatives of Colorado theater shooting victims to testify
    Relatives of Colorado theater shooting victims to testify

    CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — Mary Theresa Hoover moved out of the home where her son grew up because it was too hard to live there without him. Sandy Phillips and her husband no longer celebrate Thanksgiving because it falls so near her daughter's Nov. 27 birthday.

  • Victim advocates decry Milwaukee archdiocese settlement plan
    Victim advocates decry Milwaukee archdiocese settlement plan

    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Milwaukee would pay $21 million to more than 300 victims of clergy abuse in a settlement plan decried by advocates for those abused by clergy as paltry but praised by the archbishop as a "rebirth."

  • Hiroshima bombing order offers glimpse into fateful day
    Hiroshima bombing order offers glimpse into fateful day

    BOSTON (AP) — It's just a few cryptic notations on a badly yellowed sheet of paper, but it changed the course of world history.

  • Q&A on Blagojevich: What's next after request for rehearing
    Q&A on Blagojevich: What's next after request for rehearing

    CHICAGO (AP) — Imprisoned former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich has asked the full 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to rehear his appeal. A three-judge panel of the court in July threw out five of 18 corruption counts and ordered that the Chicago Democrat be resentenced. But if the full court rehears the case and tosses more counts, Blagojevich's chances of shaving significant time off his 14-yea...

  • Boston mayor wants ban on chewing tobacco at ballparks
    Boston mayor wants ban on chewing tobacco at ballparks

    BOSTON (AP) — From iconic Fenway Park to little league fields in Southie, Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh wants to ban the use of snuff and chewing tobacco in sports venues across the city.

  • Truck driver wins Dem nomination for Mississippi governor
    Truck driver wins Dem nomination for Mississippi governor

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Republican Gov. Phil Bryant has $2.8 million in his campaign fund, and his Democratic challenger in the November election is a truck driver who reported spending no money so far and who said he didn't even vote in Tuesday's primary.

  • Authorities hunt for man who fired near troops at base
    Authorities hunt for man who fired near troops at base

    HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — Law enforcement officials are on the lookout for a man who fired gunshots from a pickup near two troops standing guard at a military facility in southern Mississippi.

  • Court appearance for Memphis police shooting suspect

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — An ex-convict charged with fatally shooting a police officer who interrupted a drug deal on a Memphis street has a court appearance scheduled for Wednesday, the same day a memorial service is set for the slain officer.

  • Half of blacks say police have treated them unfairly
    Half of blacks say police have treated them unfairly

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A majority of blacks in the United States — more than 3 out of 5 — say they or a family member have personal experience with being treated unfairly by the police, and their race is the reason why.

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