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ENTIAT, Wash. (AP) — Several hundred firefighters worked Friday to contain a fire that has burned grass and brush across nearly 32 square miles in central Washington.The blaze threatened more than 200 homes and damaged a few outbuildings in Chel ...more

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UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Palestinians and their international supporters are discussing a U.N. draft resolution that would condemn all violence against civilians in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and call for "an immediate, durable and fully respect ...more

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HAVANA (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin began a six-day Latin American tour aimed at boosting trade and ties in the region with a stop Friday in Cuba, a key Soviet ally during the Cold War that has backed Moscow in its dispute with the West over ...more

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UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Sponsors of a U.N. resolution that would authorize cross-border delivery of humanitarian aid to Syrians in desperate need of food and medicine finalized the text ahead of a Security Council vote expected on Monday.The final ...more

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WASHINGTON (AP) — An internal District of Columbia police report on the response to the Washington Navy Yard shooting says officers were hindered because they couldn't access live surveillance-camera footage of the shooter.Military contractor Aa ...more

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TREMONTON, Utah (AP) — Authorities arrested a 47-year-old Utah man Thursday that they say had been plotting to kill police officers and blow up a police station with the hope the attacks would cause an uprising against the government.FBI agents ...more

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CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland hasn't had this much good news since the first time LeBron James came to town.First there was the arrival of Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Johnny Manziel in May's NFL draft. Then on Tuesday, the national Republica ...more

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Attorneys on Friday asked U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to step in on behalf of hundreds of same-sex couples who were wed before a federal appeals court stayed an order striking down Indiana's gay marriage ban.The letter ...more

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — More than 1,000 gay and lesbian couples who married in Utah after the state same-sex marriage ban was overturned could get benefits in 10 days after a favorable ruling from a federal appeals court.Five months after the ban ...more

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DENVER (AP) — Dozens more gay couples received marriage licenses in Colorado on Friday as a third county began granting them in the midst of a legal fight to resolve the issue for good.Pueblo County, the latest in the state to give marriage lice ...more