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Obama declares Washington wildfire emergency
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- Wetter, cooler weather has helped firefighters make progress in their efforts to get the largest wildfire in Washington state's history under control.... 7/23/2014 11:42 AM

Lawyer: Nazi war suspect dies as extradition OK'd
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- An 89-year-old Nazi war crimes suspect has died, the night before a judge ruled that he should be extradited to Germany to face trial, his lawyer said Wednesday.... 7/23/2014 1:14 PM

Porch shooter's lawyer says he feared for his life
DETROIT (AP) -- A suburban Detroit man who killed an unarmed woman on his porch was rocked out of sleep by a series of "boom, boom, boom" pounding sounds outside his home, causing him to grab a shotgun, open the front door and fire, a defense lawyer told jurors during opening statements Wednesday.... 7/23/2014 1:34 PM

Head of troubled CDC anthrax lab has resigned
NEW YORK (AP) -- The head of the government lab that potentially exposed workers to live anthrax has resigned, an agency spokesman said Wednesday.... 7/23/2014 1:29 PM

Arrest linked to gun used after Boston bombings
BOSTON (AP) -- It has been one of the lingering questions since the dramatic manhunt that gripped the Boston area in the days after the marathon bombings: Where did the suspects get the gun that authorities say they used to kill a university police officer?... 7/23/2014 10:08 AM

Seniors share homes for cost saving, companionship
NEW YORK (AP) -- It's not exactly "The Golden Girls," but for Marcia Rosenfeld, it'll do.... 7/23/2014 9:27 AM

Arizona high court delays planned execution
FLORENCE, Ariz. (AP) -- Arizona's highest court on Wednesday temporarily halted the execution of a condemned inmate so it could consider a last-minute appeal.... 7/23/2014 1:50 PM

Flight bans show skittishness over trouble spots
When U.S. and European airlines quickly canceled flights to Israel on Tuesday, they showed both a skittishness and a new sense of urgency in dealing with global trouble spots following last week's downing of a passenger plane over Ukraine.... 7/23/2014 7:25 AM

APNewsBreak: Medicaid enrollees strain Oregon
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Low-income Oregon residents were supposed to be big winners after the state expanded Medicaid under the federal health care overhaul and created a new system to improve the care they received.... 7/23/2014 1:31 PM

With GOP runoff over, Perdue and Nunn face off
ATLANTA (AP) -- Within hours of David Perdue's GOP Senate nomination, he and Democrat Michelle Nunn launched the real battle for Georgia's open Senate seat with attack ads in a matchup that could help settle control of the Senate.... 7/23/2014 1:35 PM