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POLLOCK PINES, Calif. (AP) — As an expanding wildfire in Northern California kept nearly 3,000 people from their homes, teams sought to find out how many structured had already been lost to the huge blaze, authorities said.While officials confir ...more

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is applauding the power-sharing deal signed by Afghanistan's two presidential candidates.The agreement resolves a drawn-out dispute that threatened to plunge Afghanistan into political turmoil while com ...more

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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — It's show time at Mars.NASA's Maven spacecraft is on track to reach the red planet late Sunday night following a journey spanning 10 months and 442 million miles.If all goes well, the robotic explorer will slip ...more

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Four of five inmates were caught Saturday night, a day after their escape from a central California jail, authorities said. The fifth man remained at large.A pair of special sheriff's units caught the four men about 24 hours ...more

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BEAVER DAM, Wis. (AP) — Sprint car driver Scott Semmelmann was killed in a wreck during practice for a race Saturday night at Beaver Dam Raceway.Beaver Dam Raceway general manager Carolyn Mueller and Bumper to Bumper IRA Outlaw Sprint Car Series ...more

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POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) — An armed man surrendered Saturday night following an 18-hour standoff on the Fort Hall Indian Reservation in southeast Idaho, authorities said.There were no reports of any injuries as a result of the confrontation, which ...more

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SPARTA, Ky. (AP) — Brendan Gaughan surged past rookies Chase Elliott and Ty Dillon in a wild three-wide run after a final restart for a hard-earned victory in Saturday night's 300-mile Nationwide Series race at Kentucky Speedway.Elliott and Dill ...more

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BEAVER DAM, Wis. (AP) — Sprint car driver Scott Semmelmann killed in wreck during practice at Wisconsin dirt track. ...more

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POLLOCK PINES, Calif. (AP) — Assessment teams sought Saturday to find out just how many structures have been damaged or destroyed by a massive wildfire that threatens thousands of homes in Northern California.While officials confirmed that sever ...more

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As the leader of two American dioceses, Roman Catholic Bishop Blase Cupich has staked out a firm position in the middle of the road.He has spoken out against same-sex marriage and against conservative hostility toward gay rights advocates. He ha ...more