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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 7:50 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

Authorities hunt for man who fired near troops at base
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) -- Law enforcement officials are on the lookout for a man who fired gunshots from a pickup near two troops standing guard at a military facility in southern Mississippi.... 8/5/2015 8:36 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

AP-NORC Poll: Things to know on views of race and police
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A new survey by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research has found a vast gulf between black and white Americans in how they view police officers. Things to know about Americans' opinions and experiences with policing:... 8/5/2015 7:20 AM

Historian Robert Conquest, Soviet regime expert, dies at 98
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- British-born historian Robert Conquest, whose influential works on Soviet history shed light on the terror during the Stalin era, has died. He was 98.... 8/5/2015 6:20 AM

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