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Debate stage drama: Republican presidential candidates await top 10 announcement
WASHINGTON (AP) - They crowded the stage in New Hampshire for a debate-style faceoff. But the jam-packed Republican field will be narrowed considerably for the first formal debate of the 2016 primary season later in the week. On Tuesday, Fox News announces which 10 presidential hopefuls can participate and the exclusive club will feature notable omissions.


Massive California wildfire jumps containment line; evacuees settling in emergency shelters
MIDDLETOWN, Calif. (AP) - As firefighters battled a massive Northern California wild land blaze threatening numerous homes, some of the 13,000 people urged to flee their residences were spending what may be just one of many nights in evacuation shelters. The blaze that has charred nearly 97 square miles of brush and timber, jumped a highway Monday that had served as a containment line. Its rapid growth caught firefighters off guard and shocked residents.


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Israel arrests Jewish extremist after West Bank arson that killed a Palestinian toddler
JERUSALEM (AP) - Israel said Tuesday it was interrogating the suspected head of a Jewish extremist group in the first arrest of an Israeli suspect following last week's arson attack in the West Bank that killed a Palestinian toddler and wounded his brother and parents. According to the Shin Bet security agency, 23-year-old Meir Ettinger was arrested late Monday for "involvement in an extremist Jewish organization."


To restore economy, Greece must focus on the basics: stability, investment and simpler laws
ATHENS, Greece (AP) - After so much pain, Greece must now figure out how to get its economy back on its feet. The scale of the country's financial problems is mind boggling - a full quarter of the economy evaporated in the past six years and business activity is now plummeting further. Government cuts needed to qualify for a new bailout will hurt incomes for years to come.


Both sides see gains after Senate derails Republican bill halting Planned Parenthood funds
WASHINGTON (AP) - In the aftermath of the Senate's derailing of Republican legislation halting federal dollars for Planned Parenthood, one thing seems clear: Many on both sides think they can ring up gains from the battle. Within minutes of Monday's Senate vote, abortion-rights groups were releasing TV ads attacking GOP supporters of the measure for stomping on women's health care needs. Conservatives were accusing Democrats of voting to protect taxpayer funds for an organization whose campaign contributions tilt lopsidedly to Democratic candidates.


At Hiroshima's bomb dome, victim finds it hard to look; researcher finds it hard to look away
HIROSHIMA, Japan (AP) - The crumbling brick and concrete walls of the Atomic Bomb Dome, as it is known today, rise above the Motoyasu River. The bomb so devastated Hiroshima that there are few other reminders of the city that was here seven decades ago. "I didn't want to see this place for a long time," said Kimie Mihara, a fragile but straight-backed 89-year-old. She walked slowly around the fenced-off ruin, now roofless save for the dome's skeleton.


Officials probe New Hampshire circus tent collapse that killed father, daughter; 22 injured
LANCASTER, N.H. (AP) - Safety officials in New Hampshire are investigating the collapse of a circus tent during a severe storm that killed a father and daughter and injured about 22 others. "We all this morning have heavy hearts," Gov. Maggie Hassan told WMUR-TV early Tuesday. "We lost two lives - a father and a daughter - at an event that was supposed to be fun."


APNewsBreak: Records show deaths of wingsuit BASE jumpers killed in Yosemite remain a mystery
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - World-famous wingsuit flier Dean Potter had strapped his iPhone to the back of his head and hit record before jumping from a cliff in Yosemite National Park in what was to be an exhilarating flight through a V-shaped rocky formation - a route that left little margin for error. Potter set the phone at this position to capture a video of his partner, Graham Hunt, behind and above him as the pair leaped off the granite diving board at Taft Point, 3,500 feet above the valley.


Consumers enjoying lower energy costs amid rout in prices of fossil fuels
NEW YORK (AP) - These days it seems whatever can be burned to power a car, heat a home, make electricity or ship people and goods around the globe is being sold at bargain basement prices. Prices for coal, natural gas, oil and the fuels made from crude such as gasoline and diesel are all far less expensive than they have been in recent years.

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