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Washington state wildfire victims return to burned homes

June 30, 2015

WENATCHEE, Wash. (AP) — Tom Bryant watched the central Washington state wildfire advance up a hillside toward his home, then turned to tell his wife it was time to evacuate. more »»

Experts: California vaccine bill would prevent new outbreaks

June 30, 2015

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — If California's strict school vaccine bill becomes law, experts believe it could help prevent another outbreak like the one that occurred at Disneyland. more »»

Coal industry scores a win but fate of plants still in air

June 30, 2015

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Coal companies and their supporters scored a courtroom victory with a U.S. more »»

Game-changer: Vegas moves toward arcade-style video gambling

June 30, 2015

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Bragging rights are usually the only reward at the end of a well-played video game. more »»

Pre-Civil War baseball team card going on the auction block

June 30, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) — For decades, a circa 1860s Brooklyn Atlantics team baseball card was tucked away, first inside a secret drawer of a bedroom set and then between the pages of a photo album. more »»

Oklahoma, Florida move quickly to resume lethal injections

June 30, 2015

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma and Florida moved quickly to resume lethal injections after the U.S. more »»

Openly transgender swimmer at Harvard believed to be a 1st

June 30, 2015

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Schuyler Bailar was a star recruit for the women's swimming team at Harvard University, a tough competitor with a shot at winning title. more »»

Fire chief says blaze destroys historic stadium in Oregon

June 30, 2015

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — A spectacular fire destroyed Eugene's historic Civic Stadium on Monday evening and prompted the temporary evacuation of a two-block area, the fire chief said. more »»

Puerto Rico wants bondholders to postpone debt payments

June 30, 2015

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The governor has called on creditors to postpone bond payments and restructure the U.S. more »»

Rand Paul meets with Cliven Bundy on Nevada campaign stop

June 30, 2015

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Sen. more »»

Early, weighty choices in 'Frontline' doc 'Growing Up Trans'

June 30, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) — "Growing Up Trans" explores the transgender phenomenon as younger people than ever (and their parents) now experience it: a frontier of possibilities and unknowns, and a minefield... more »»

A world apart: 2 women with birthdates in 1800s still alive

June 30, 2015

When Susannah Mushatt Jones and Emma Morano were born in 1899, there was not yet world war or penicillin, and electricity was still considered a marvel. more »»

Trooper had the law on his side when he shot unarmed escapee

June 29, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) — A state trooper had the law on his side when he shot unarmed prison escapee David Sweat, apparently in the back, as the convicted killer ran toward a forest near the Canadian... more »»

Recent spike in shark attacks reported off Carolinas coast

June 29, 2015

Shark experts have a not-so-reassuring explanation for a recent spate of attacks along on the coast of the Carolinas: It's mainly because so many people are getting in the water. more »»

Indian tribe recognition process overhauled

June 29, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — Some Indian tribes may have a clearer path toward federal recognition under a new Obama administration rule that relaxes some requirements and speeds decision-making, potentiall... more »»



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