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Cooler weather helps crews battling California wildfire
LOWER LAKE, Calif. (AP) -- Firefighters were working aggressively to regain control after a raging Northern California fire jumped a highway that had served as a containment line for the massive blaze - one of 20 wildfires burning in California.... 8/4/2015 3:22 AM

Fire sale on stuff that burns: Oil, natural gas, coal down
NEW YORK (AP) -- These days it seems whatever can be burned to power a car, heat a home, make electricity or ship people and goods around the globe is being sold at bargain basement prices.... 8/4/2015 4:54 AM

New Hampshire officials probing tent collapse that killed 2
LANCASTER, N.H. (AP) -- Safety officials in New Hampshire worked through the night investigating the collapse of a circus tent during a severe storm that killed two spectators and injured at least 22 other people.... 8/4/2015 5:43 AM

Rugged California area searched in manhunt for gunman
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A manhunt linked to a killing, kidnapping and the wounding of two deputies is focused in a rugged, five-square-mile California area.... 8/4/2015 7:33 AM

Last push begins to sentence Colorado shooter to death
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) -- The jury in the Colorado theater shooting trial will hear even more heart-wrenching testimony from those who lost loved ones in the attack, as prosecutors begin their final push to have James Holmes sentenced to death.... 8/4/2015 7:32 AM

Drought could hurt endangered fish caught in water fight
DIXON, Calif. (AP) -- California's historic drought could wipe out a tiny, endangered fish that's played an outsized role in the state's water wars.... 8/4/2015 5:22 AM

APNewsBreak: Officials puzzled over Yosemite jumpers' deaths
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) -- World-famous wingsuit flier Dean Potter had strapped his iPhone to the back of his head and hit record before jumping from a cliff in Yosemite National Park in what was to be an exhilarating flight through a V-shaped rocky formation - a route that left little margin for error.... 8/4/2015 7:23 AM

Mormon church to release more documents from founder
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- The Mormon church is taking another step in its push to be more transparent, and is releasing more historical documents that shed light on how Joseph Smith formed the religion.... 8/4/2015 7:45 AM

Q&A: A look Obama's climate change plan and impact on states
HELENA, Mont. (AP) -- President Barack Obama unveiled the final regulations in his plan that will cut carbon dioxide emissions nationwide 32 percent by 2030. Obama touted it as a bold step to slow climate change, while opponents said it was federal overreach that will raise prices for electricity consumers. Here's what you need to know about the impact of the new plan on the states:... 8/4/2015 7:30 AM

Baltimore homicide uptick: Anti-crime partnership launched
BALTIMORE (AP) -- Baltimore police and civic leaders launched a partnership Monday with five federal agencies that will embed their special agents with city homicide detectives, bidding to quell an upswing in homicides and other violent crime in that city.... 8/4/2015 1:37 AM



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