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Week-old wildfire wreaks havoc on California vacation spot

A predictable but painful summertime ritual played out in half a dozen resort communities near California's largest...

Kerry urges peaceful resolution to South China Sea disputes

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says he's hopeful that China and its smaller neighbors can come to an effective resolution to territorial disputes in the South China Sea. Read more »

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Obama calls for more female and minority entrepreneurs

President Barack Obama says underrepresentation of women and minorities among the nation's startups is hurting business. Read more »

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Apple slump deepens on iPhone, China concerns

Apple is slumping as the usually high-flying tech stock struggles with the burden of raised expectations. Read more »

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Despite rhetoric, border security less urgent in 2015

In the weeks leading up to Thursday's first debate of the 2016 presidential race, Republican candidates have sought to distinguish themselves from each other — and President Barack Obama... Read more »

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How much more does the CEO make? You may find out

CEOs make a lot more than the average working Joe or Jane. And in the near future, Americans will find out how big the disparity actually is within publicly traded companies. Read more »

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Kermit and Miss Piggy split, but team up on ABC comedy

Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy, who have been on-again, off-again over the years, have now called it quits. But they're vowing to remain professional on their new prime-time comedy, "The Muppets,"... Read more »

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Detective describes unraveling encounter in which man killed

An Albuquerque police detective has testified that an officer charged in the shooting death of a homeless man said the encounter unraveled when the man held two knives and took a defensive stance. Read more »

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Debate field is set: Trump, Bush in; Santorum, Fiorina out

Billionaire businessman Donald Trump has scored the top spot for Thursday night's leadoff debate of the 2016 presidential race, joined by former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker... Read more »

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GOP-led council to vote on Planned Parenthood contract

The fight over funding for Planned Parenthood is coming to New Hampshire on Wednesday, just days after the U.S. Senate blocked a Republican effort to stop sending federal money to the organization. Read more »

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Germany's top prosecutor fired over treason probe

A treason investigation against two German journalists claimed its first casualty Tuesday — the country's top prosecutor who ordered the probe. Read more »

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Debate line-up illustrates power of Fox News in GOP campaign

Iowa and New Hampshire are still on the horizon — but first there's the Fox primary, and the buildup to this week's first Republican presidential debate shows that the influence of Fox News... Read more »

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Toronto nightclub shooting leaves at least 2 dead, 3 wounded

A shooting that started at a Toronto nightclub event hosted by rapper Drake and then spilled outside onto the streets left at least two people dead and three others wounded, police said. It wasn't... Read more »

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Sandra Bland's family sues state trooper, wants answers

The family of a black woman found dead in a Texas jail three days after a confrontation with a white state trooper filed a wrongful-death lawsuit Tuesday against the officer and other officials,... Read more »

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Over-the-counter drug literacy a must for tweens and teens

There's so much for parents to talk about with teens heading off to college for the first time. Read more »

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After deadly attack, Israel arrests extremist in crackdown

Israeli authorities kicked off a promised crackdown on Jewish extremists following last week's deadly arson attack on a Palestinian family, arresting a high-profile activist accused of leading a... Read more »

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Officials probing New Hampshire tent collapse that killed 2

New Hampshire's fire marshal said Tuesday it's not clear why a circus operator proceeded with a show minutes after the National Weather Service put out a severe storm warning. Winds of 60 mph winds... Read more »

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Kerry talks trade in Singapore before regional security meet

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is in Singapore to talk up an Asia trade agreement that has hit snags in final negotiations. Read more »

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Venezuela ruling party games Twitter for political gain

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's approval ratings may be languishing below 30 percent, but on Twitter he's as popular as Pope Francis — or so it would seem. Read more »

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Fall 2015 décor is all about the mix

re looking to update your home decor this fall, you'll find new furniture profiles, accents and textures galore, in everything from rugs to wall coverings to ceramics and bedding. Read more »

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Home inventories can help in case of natural disaster

Wild weather has become more common with climate change, the experts say, and homeowners can prepare for natural disasters by making home inventories — detailed lists of household belongings... Read more »

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Yemen pro-government troops retake rebel-held base in south

Yemen's pro-government troops fought pockets of resistance outside a key military base in the country's south Tuesday, a day after they seized it from Shiite rebels, military officials said. Read more »

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It's a wrap: decorating with throws and blankets

If you're not up for big projects like repainting the walls or adding insulation to the attic this fall, consider stocking up on throw blankets for an easy, low-commitment way to change the look of... Read more »

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Drone drops drugs in Ohio prison yard, spurring inmate fight

A drone dropped a package of drugs into a prison yard while inmates were outside, sparking a fight, prison officials said. Read more »

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Concern over lion hunting rises in South Africa

Debate is intensifying in South Africa over the practice of hunting captive-bred lions. Read more »

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APNewsBreak: North Korean ship pursued for seizure in case

Winning a lawsuit against North Korea is rare. Collecting millions of dollars in damages from the isolated country? Pretty much impossible. But an Israel-based civil rights group thinks it has... Read more »

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