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Wildfire raging north of San Francisco threatens homes
LOWER LAKE, Calif. (AP) -- Wildfires blazing in several Western states Sunday chewed up forests and threatened homes but were most numerous in Northern California where dozens are raging and setting off evacuations.... 8/3/2015 5:33 AM

Year later, AP reporter recalls origins of Ferguson movement
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- EDITOR'S NOTE - A year ago, most Americans had never heard of the St. Louis suburb called Ferguson. But after a white police officer fatally shot a black 18-year-old in the street, the name of the middle-class community became virtually a household word. From the first hours after Michael Brown's death, Associated Press reporter Jim Salter watched as a neighborhood protest launched a national movement.... 8/3/2015 5:24 AM

Ferguson spurs 40 new state measures; activists want more
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- When a white Ferguson policeman fatally shot a black 18-year-old nearly a year ago, the St. Louis suburb erupted in violent protests and the nation took notice. Since then, legislators in almost every state have proposed changes to the way police interact with the public.... 8/3/2015 5:03 AM

Some Americans refuse to give up on Confederate flag
HANOVER, Pa. (AP) -- Many Americans assumed the Confederate flag was retired for good after governors in South Carolina and Alabama removed it from their statehouses this summer and presidential candidates from both parties declared it too divisive for official display.... 8/2/2015 6:45 PM

Zimbabwe accuses 2nd American of illegally hunting lion
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) -- Zimbabwe has accused a Pennsylvania doctor of illegally killing a lion in April, as it seeks to extradite a Minnesota dentist who killed a well-known lion named Cecil in July.... 8/3/2015 6:09 AM

AP-GfK poll: Americans favor farmers & food during drought
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- When water gets scarce and the government slaps restrictions on its use, who should be first in line at the spigot? Farmers, according to an Associated Press-GfK poll.... 8/3/2015 7:13 AM

Police ID suspect in killing of officer; manhunt underway
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- Tennessee police officials on Sunday identified a suspect in the fatal shooting of a Memphis police officer, and an intense search for the man is underway.... 8/3/2015 3:19 AM

Kerry in Qatar to ease Arab concerns about Iran nuke deal
DOHA, Qatar (AP) -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is in Qatar talks with Arab officials whose countries are wary of the nuclear deal world powers have struck with Iran.... 8/3/2015 12:13 AM

Bobby Brown's sister vows family feud is just beginning
ALPHARETTA, Ga. (AP) -- Bobby Brown's sister vowed the family feud was "far from over" between their family and the late Whitney Houston's kin during the memorial service for her niece, Bobbi Kristina Brown.... 8/2/2015 11:23 PM

Man killed when storm slams tent down on crowd near Chicago
CHICAGO (AP) -- A man was killed and more than a dozen injured on Sunday when a tent where people had sought shelter during a brief storm blew off its moorings and collapsed on some of the crowd at a festival in a Chicago suburb.... 8/3/2015 5:01 AM



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