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The Latest: California wildfire 20 percent contained
LOWER LAKE, Calif. (AP) -- The latest on wildfires burning in California (all times local):...

Week-old wildfire wreaks havoc on California vacation spot
MIDDLETOWN, Calif. (AP) -- A predictable but painful summertime ritual played out in half a dozen resort communities near California's largest freshwater lake on Tuesday as an erratic, week-old wildfire that has wiped out dozens of buildings continued to threaten nearly 7,000 more....

Officials probing New Hampshire tent collapse that killed 2
LANCASTER, N.H. (AP) -- It's unclear why after a widespread warning of impending severe weather a circus put on its planned show in a tent that ended up collapsing in a storm, killing a spectator and his 8-year-old daughter, the state fire marshal said Tuesday....

Sheriff: 1 man fires in vicinity of soldiers in Mississippi
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) -- Authorities searched Tuesday for a man who fired gunshots from a vehicle in the vicinity of soldiers at a military facility in Mississippi, although no one was reported wounded, a sheriff said....

Shackling video ignites debate on school discipline
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- The boy sat in a chair, the sound of his whimpering interrupted briefly by the clank of metal handcuffs closing around his arms....

Friends: Slain officer was strong, but avoided confrontation
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- Slain police officer Sean Bolton's physical strength and powerful, melon-sized hands served him well in tight situations, like when he subdued two suspects at one time. Still, friends say he avoided confrontation whenever possible, and dedicated his life to protecting others....

Boston mayor wants ban on chewing tobacco at ballparks
BOSTON (AP) -- From iconic Fenway Park to little league fields in Southie, Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh wants to ban the use of snuff and chewing tobacco in sports venues across the city....

Historian Robert Conquest, Soviet regime expert, dies at 98
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- British-born historian Robert Conquest, whose influential works on Soviet history shed light on the terror during the Stalin era, has died. He was 98....

Sandra Bland's family sues state trooper, wants answers
HOUSTON (AP) -- 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, saying it was a last resort after being unable to get enough information about the case....

Hiroshima bombing order offers glimpse into fateful day
BOSTON (AP) -- It's just a few cryptic notations on a badly yellowed sheet of paper, but it changed the course of world history....

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Triple homicide investigated as ritualistic killing

The Latest: California wildfire 20 percent contained

Week-old wildfire wreaks havoc on California vacation spot

Officials probing New Hampshire tent collapse that killed 2

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