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Firefighters battling California blaze face hot, dry conditions on Tuesday


Firefighters in drought-hit California who are battling a 50-square-mile wildfire could be hampered by triple-digit heat, wind gusts up to 30 mph and low humidity on Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service.

Many U.S. states, cities, missing chance of lifetime to borrow

NEW YORK/SAN FRANCISCO The 1923 middle school building in Oregon's Corbett School District is so old that horses and trailers were used to dig the basement. It floods every winter, the building has no sprinkler system, and there is asbestos and lead paint in some spots.

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Suspects sought in Florida nightclub shooting that left two teens dead

FORT MYERS, Fla. Florida police said on Monday they had taken three people into custody but were searching for additional suspects in connection with a shooting outside a nightclub just after midnight that left two teenagers dead and more than a dozen people wounded. | Video

Jul 25 2016

Behind Democrats' email leak, U.S. experts see a Russian subplot

WASHINGTON If the Russian government is behind the theft and release of embarrassing emails from the Democratic Party, as U.S. officials have suggested, it may reflect less a love of Donald Trump or enmity for Hillary Clinton than a desire to discredit the U.S. political system. | Video

New York City police upgrade gear after Texas, Louisiana shootings

The New York City Police Department has acquired $7 million in military-style protective equipment for patrol officers in response to recent shooting attacks on police in Baton Rouge and Dallas earlier this month, officials said on Monday.

Jul 25 2016

One of New York City's busiest subway lines to shut for 18 months

NEW YORK One of New York City's busiest subway lines will cease running between Manhattan and Brooklyn for 18 months starting in 2019, transit officials said on Monday, creating a massive service disruption in an already overtaxed system.

Jul 25 2016

Michael Jordan speaks against both police killings, targeting of police

CHICAGO Basketball legend Michael Jordan spoke out on police violence on Monday and announced two $1 million grants, to civil rights group NAACP's Legal Defense Fund and to a group that works on improving police relations with communities.

Sports Jul 25 2016

Washington State football players investigated for assault: reports

SEATTLE At least six Washington State University football players were being investigated for assault after a fight at a weekend party left two students hospitalized, the Spokesman-Review newspaper reported on Monday.

Jul 25 2016

Man shot by Chicago police officers wants cops fired

CHICAGO A man who was shot by Chicago police last year said on Monday he wants the officers fired from the department, days after the city's law enforcement watchdog issued a rare finding that the shooting was unjustified.

Jul 25 2016

Texas cemetery agrees to halt decades-long segregation

SAN ANTONIO A Texas cemetery has agreed to end its segregationist policy of only burying white people after it was sued for discrimination by a woman who claimed the operators refused to bury her Hispanic husband, court papers showed on Monday.

Jul 25 2016

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