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Fire crews battle to halt spread of Montana blaze, largest in the U.S.


More than 600 firefighters in Montana on Tuesday battled to halt the spread of the biggest wildfire in the United States after it torched buildings, raced through forests and drove scores of people from their homes.

U.S. judge halts deportation of more than 1,400 Iraqi nationals

DETROIT A federal judge in Michigan halted on Monday the deportation of more than 1,400 Iraqi nationals from the United States, the latest legal victory for the Iraqi nationals facing deportation in a closely watched case.

Trump gives Boy Scouts at jamboree a taste of Washington politics

GLEN JEAN, West Virginia After another challenging day in Washington, President Donald Trump flew to West Virginia to a field full of 40,000 chanting and cheering Boy Scouts, telling them he was happy to leave Washington behind. | Video

Politics, Election 2016, 9:48am EDT

VW executive charged in emissions probe to plead guilty: court

A Volkswagen AG executive charged in the automaker's diesel emissions scandal plans to plead guilty on August 4 in U.S. District Court in Detroit, a court spokesman said Tuesday.

Environment 11:48am EDT

NBC beats defamation appeal over 'bomb' segment on 'Today'

NEW YORK A federal appeals court on Tuesday said NBC News did not defame an Oregon sporting goods company by characterizing its exploding rifle targets as "bombs" in a report on the "Today" show.

Television, 11:20am EDT

U.S. allows fast processing again for some H-1B visa applications

The U.S. government said on Monday it would resume fast processing of H-1B visas requested by institutions of higher education and nonprofit and governmental research organizations, while leaving in place a longer approval time for companies that use the visas.

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Justin Bieber apologizes for abandoning tour, says needs rest

LOS ANGELES Pop star Justin Bieber has apologized to his fans for the sudden cancellation of the remainder of his world tour, saying he needed some rest after being on the road for two years.

Entertainment, People, Music, 11:49am EDT

'Pharma bro' Shkreli says he will not testify in securities fraud trial

Martin Shkreli, the pharmaceutical entrepreneur vilified as the "pharma bro" for raising the price of a life-saving drug by 5,000 percent, said on Monday in federal court that he would not testify in his securities fraud trial.

Jul 24 2017

Trucker in Texas denies knowing immigrants were in stifling tractor trailer

SAN ANTONIO, Texas The truck driver accused of smuggling at least 100 illegal immigrants inside a sweltering tractor-trailer, 10 of whom died, has said he was unaware of the human cargo he was hauling until he took a rest stop in Texas, court papers showed on Monday. | Video

Jul 24 2017

Durst kicked man in face at party before wife disappeared: testimony

LOS ANGELES Real estate scion Robert Durst, whose ties to three slayings were portrayed in the HBO series "The Jinx," kicked a man in the face without provocation in 1981, breaking a bone, the man testified on Monday ahead of a highly anticipated murder trial.

Jul 24 2017

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