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Western wildfires: Flames plague hot, dry Washington region

July 1, 2015

New flames ignited in drought-stricken Washington state, not far from where a destructive wildfire reduced homes to rubble. Crews also are battling blazes in California and Nevada. more »»

Confederate emblems 'treason,' says head of rights group

July 1, 2015

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The national president of a civil-rights group says Confederate symbols represent "treason" and should be removed from public objects, including the Mississippi state flag. more »»

New security measures in place at NY prison after escape

July 1, 2015

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A range of new security measures are being put in place at a maximum-security New York prison to close gaps exploited by two inmates who escaped last month. more »»

FACT CHECK: When Chris Christie tells it like it isn't

July 1, 2015

EDITOR'S NOTE _ An occasional look at political claims that take shortcuts with the facts or don't tell the full... more »»

Pom-pom pay: California bill gives cheerleaders minimum wage

July 1, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — They boost their teams from the sidelines and promote them by appearing in calendars and at fan events, but some sports cheerleaders say they are still not considered team... more »»

Thousands gather in Portland as Oregon eases into legal weed

July 1, 2015

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon began easing into an era of legal marijuana Wednesday after an early morning pot celebration at the center of Portland. more »»

Study offers clue to link between swine flu shot, narcolepsy

July 1, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — One vaccine used in Europe during the 2009 swine flu pandemic was linked to rare cases of a baffling side effect — the sleep disorder narcolepsy. more »»

Photos, social media now allowed on White House tours

July 1, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — Want to take a picture inside the White House Blue Room? Well, it's now OK to pull out your cellphone or camera and press "shoot. more »»

Want a national day? Check a website in North Dakota

July 1, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) — To most Americans, July 4 is Independence Day. But on Marlo Anderson's calendar, it's also Caesar Salad Day and Barbecued Spareribs Day. more »»

Episcopalians to vote on allowing gay marriage in churches

July 1, 2015

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Episcopalians were set to vote Wednesday on allowing religious weddings for gay couples, just days after the U.S. Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage nationwide. more »»

White House allows photos, social media on public tours

July 1, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — Want to take a picture inside the White House Blue Room? Well, it's now OK to pull out your cellphone or camera and press "shoot. more »»

Trade schools have to find grads jobs, or lose financial aid

July 1, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — Exotic dancers hired as admissions counselors. Recruiters told to seek out "impatient" individuals who have "few people in their lives who care about them. more »»

Why the gov't let many trade schools become diploma mills

July 1, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — How did trade schools go from being mom-and-pop shops that trained mechanics and hair stylists to making billions on Wall Street? And if the industry is as predatory as the... more »»

Source: Fire at black church in South Carolina wasn't arson

July 1, 2015

GREELEYVILLE, S.C. (AP) — A fire that destroyed a black church that 20 years ago was a target of the Ku Klux Klan was not the work of an arsonist, a federal law enforcement source said Wednesday. more »»

Source: Fire at South Carolina black church wasn't arson

July 1, 2015

GRELLEYVILLE, S.C. (AP) — A fire that destroyed a black church in South Carolina was not the work of an arsonist, a federal law enforcement source said Wednesda. more »»

White House to allow photos, social media on public tours

July 1, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says visitors can now take photos or use social media during public tours of the building. more »»

Another black church in South Carolina burns; cause unknown

July 1, 2015

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Twenty years after the Ku Klux Klan burned it down, a South Carolina black church, north of Charleston, has caught fire again and authorities were trying to determine why. more »»

A look at wildfire hotspots around the West

July 1, 2015

People returned to find their homes reduced to rubble following a destructive wildfire in Washington state, while crews battled blazes in California and Nevada. more »»

 
 
 

 

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