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Crews report some progress against huge California wildfire
MIDDLETOWN, Calif. (AP) -- Firefighters are reporting some progress against a Northern California wildfire that has charred more than 100 square miles of terrain, destroying buildings, threatening many others and sending thousands of residents fleeing.... 8/5/2015 10:11 AM

Relatives of Colorado theater shooting victims to testify
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) -- Mary Theresa Hoover moved out of the home where her son grew up because it was too hard to live there without him. Sandy Phillips and her husband no longer celebrate Thanksgiving because it falls so near her daughter's Nov. 27 birthday.... 8/5/2015 7:22 AM

Victim advocates decry Milwaukee archdiocese settlement plan
MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Milwaukee would pay $21 million to more than 300 victims of clergy abuse in a settlement plan decried by advocates for those abused by clergy as paltry but praised by the archbishop as a "rebirth."... 8/5/2015 5:33 AM

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.... 8/5/2015 6:11 AM

Q&A on Blagojevich: What's next after request for rehearing
CHICAGO (AP) -- Imprisoned former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich has asked the full 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to rehear his appeal. A three-judge panel of the court in July threw out five of 18 corruption counts and ordered that the Chicago Democrat be resentenced. But if the full court rehears the case and tosses more counts, Blagojevich's chances of shaving significant time off his 14-year prison term would improve.... 8/5/2015 5:43 AM

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.... 8/5/2015 4:17 AM

Truck driver wins Dem nomination for Mississippi governor
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) -- Mississippi Republican Gov. Phil Bryant has $2.8 million in his campaign fund, and his Democratic challenger in the November election is a truck driver who reported spending no money so far and who said he didn't even vote in Tuesday's primary.... 8/5/2015 9:33 AM

Official: Courthouse shooting suspect faced assault charge
CANTON, Miss. (AP) -- A Mississippi prosecutor said he plans to further examine an earlier felony arrest of the man accused in a Mississippi courthouse shooting.... 8/5/2015 10:35 AM

Court appearance for Memphis police shooting suspect
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- An ex-convict charged with fatally shooting a police officer who interrupted a drug deal on a Memphis street has a court appearance scheduled for Wednesday, the same day a memorial service is set for the slain officer.... 8/5/2015 8:58 AM

Half of blacks say police have treated them unfairly
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A majority of blacks in the United States - more than 3 out of 5 - say they or a family member have personal experience with being treated unfairly by the police, and their race is the reason why.... 8/5/2015 7:19 AM

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