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Firefighter killed, hundreds flee as California blazes burn
LOWER LAKE, Calif. (AP) -- Blazes raging in forests and woodlands across California have taken the life of a firefighter and forced hundreds of people to flee their homes as crews continue to battle the flames from the air and the ground....

Telemundo interviews Bush on wide range of topics
MIAMI (AP) -- In his first Spanish-language television network interview since launching his 2016 presidential campaign, Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush fielded questions ranging from the upcoming presidential debate to Donald Trump, from Latin American foreign policy to his favorite music, and whether he had ever experienced discrimination....

Chief insists officer fatally shot teen in self-defense
SENECA, S.C. (AP) -- A South Carolina police chief says he will not release the name of an officer who fatally shot a 19-year-old man in a Hardee's parking lot, insisting the officer acted in self-defense....

Feds: Action taken to fix mistakenly awarded work permits
HOUSTON (AP) -- Problems have been fixed that led to about 2,100 work permits being mistakenly awarded under President Barack Obama's executive immigration action after a federal judge in Texas had put the plan on hold, the Justice Department said in newly filed court documents....

Q&A on possible extradition for dentist who killed lion
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Zimbabwe has called for an American dentist who killed a lion that was lured out of a national park and caused international outrage to be extradited and face as-yet filed charges. But it isn't clear whether Walter James Palmer, a 55-year-old from Minnesota, can be extradited or, if so, can fight having to go back to the African nation. Palmer has said he relied on his guides to ensure the hunt was legal....

Families struggle 10 years after Ohio Marines killed in Iraq
CINCINNATI (AP) -- Some people look surprised and tell him they just can't believe it's been 10 years already. For Keith Wightman, time hasn't passed quickly at all....

Oklahoma suburb searching for answers after fatal stabbings
BROKEN ARROW, Okla. (AP) -- In the dim of morning, there isn't much to see at the house on Magnolia Court. Garage door's up. There's a Corvette parked inside and a burgundy GMC Yukon XL parked behind it in the driveway....

CDC's top modeler makes estimates and courts controversy
ATLANTA (AP) -- Last fall, when Martin Meltzer calculated that 1.4 million people might contract Ebola in West Africa, the world paid attention....

Some Midwest farmers' crops falter in record rains
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Weeks of record rainfalls drenched Don Lamb's cornfields this summer, drowning some plants and leaving others yellowed, 2 feet tall and capable of producing little, if any, grain....

Tourists flock to gawk at massive highway bridge projects
ON THE ST. CROIX RIVER, Minn. (AP) -- Jockeying for a rail spot on the third-floor deck of a St. Croix River paddlewheel boat starts an hour before departure. Up there are prime views of the towering piers, protruding concrete segments and barges full of heavy equipment - all elements of one of the biggest, most expensive bridge projects the Upper Midwest has seen....

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