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Drought hits Northeastern US, could last months
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- At Lavoie's Farm in New Hampshire, beans and corn haven't broken through the ground yet and fields of strawberries are stunted....

Baton Rouge to continue to mourn officers slain in ambush
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- The city of Baton Rouge will continue to memorialize officers slain in a shoot-out outside a convenience store just a week ago with funeral services planned Monday for police officer Montrell Jackson....

AP Poll: Support grows among Americans for stricter gun laws
Americans increasingly favor tougher gun laws by margins that have grown wider after a steady drumbeat of shootings in recent months, but they also are pessimistic that change will happen anytime soon, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll....

Crash kills Nebraska punter, Michigan State former punter
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) -- A sheriff's department official says Nebraska punter Sam Foltz and former Michigan State punter Mike Sadler have died in a car crash in Wisconsin after coaching at a kicking clinic. Louisiana State's kicker was injured in the crash....

2 years after Ferguson, recriminations roil governor's race
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- It has been two years since a white police officer fatally shot black teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, touching off days of rioting, but the political repercussions from the incident have only intensified, fanned by a governor's race in which all four Republican candidates are pledging an aggressive law-and-order approach....

A look at the AP-Gfk poll on American attitudes about guns
A new poll shows that Americans generally support some of the most often-proposed limits on gun ownership, including universal background checks and banning semi-automatic weapons such as the AR-15....

Airbnb sues hometown San Francisco over rental regulation
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- San Francisco wants people who rent out their homes through Airbnb and other online platforms to follow some rules, and it wants the platforms to advertise only those rule-abiding listings - or face steep fines....

Southern California fire destroys 18 home; dozens at risk
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A massive wildfire destroyed at least 18 homes and threatened 1,500 more Sunday as flames churned through tinder-dry canyons north of Los Angeles where authorities found a burned body in a neighborhood....

Thousands hit Philadelphia's steamy streets to protest DNC
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Thousands of demonstrators are taking to Philadelphia's sweltering streets Sunday, chanting and beating drums in the first major protests ahead of the Democratic National Convention, as the city wilts during a heat wave....

The Latest: 3 hurt in Virginia shooting, suspect sought
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- The Latest on a shooting in Virginia that left three people injured early Sunday (all times local):...

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Thousands hit Philadelphia's steamy streets to protest DNC

Southern California fire destroys 18 home; dozens at risk

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Democrats will meet in a city of great economic inequality

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