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WEED, Calif. (AP) — Officials say more than 2,000 homes are threatened and huge swaths of timberland have been destroyed by an out-of-control wildfire in Northern California.State fire officials say the blaze east of Sacramento was threatening 2 ...more

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Forty-six years ago Ivan Schneider, successful Manhattan lawyer, bought himself the Jaguar convertible that would feature in a most unusual tale of unrequited love.It was the first (and "prettiest") of many luxury cars he woul ...more

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CHICAGO (AP) — Nik Wallenda is all about spectacle, a showman who crossed Niagara Falls and an Arizona gorge on a high wire and now has his sights on Chicago's iconic skyscrapers — partly because of the city's reputation for being windy.Never mi ...more

AP News - 36 mins ago

NEW YORK (AP) — Iran's foreign minister is ruling out cooperating with the United States in helping Iraq fight Islamic State militants and warning that the terrorist group poses a much broader global threat that needs new thinking to eradicate.M ...more

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia trial lawyer Thomas R. Kline has amassed a fortune during a long career representing people harmed in unusual, and unusually tragic, ways.His clients include a 4-year-old who lost a foot on a subway escalator, Vi ...more

AP News - 49 mins ago

BOSTON (AP) — Suffolk Downs, New England's only thoroughbred horse racing track, has told its workers it will close by year's end because Mohegan Sun did not win a Massachusetts casino license.Chip Tuttle, the track's chief operating officer, sa ...more

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CHICAGO (AP) — Editors and reporters meeting in Chicago raised concerns Wednesday about what they described as a lack of access and transparency undermining journalists' work, several blaming the current White House for setting standards for secrecy th ...more

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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday:1. US CONGRESS OKS PLAN TO ARM, TRAIN SYRIAN REBELSThe 273-156 vote crosses party lines to an unusual degree in a Congress marked by ...more

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — First lady Michelle Obama visited with young patients at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis on Wednesday, telling them she was inspired by their focus and courage as they battle life-threatening diseases.Mrs. ...more

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NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL is under pressure from sponsors, fans and lawmakers for its handling of domestic violence allegations against several players. At issue is whether the league is acting swiftly enough to investigate or discipline players.H ...more