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Residents pick through charred remains of Washington homes
WENATCHEE, Wash. (AP) -- Tom Bryant watched a wildfire charge up a hillside toward his home, then turned and told his wife it was time to go....

Convicted killer thought fellow escapee was slowing him down
PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (AP) -- Two convicted killers who staged a complicated prison break together and then spent more than two weeks roaming in thick New York woods finally split up when one man decided his companion was slowing him down, going their separate ways a few days before one was shot and the other captured, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said....

Experts: California vaccine bill would prevent new outbreaks
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....

Game-changer: Vegas moves toward arcade-style video gambling
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Bragging rights are usually the only reward at the end of a well-played video game. But what if high scores came with cash, too?...

Texas abortion providers study whether clinics could reopen
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Abortion providers cheered a move by the U.S. Supreme Court to temporarily block part of a Texas law that would have closed more than half the state's 19 remaining abortion clinics. Now they are studying whether it could also allow them to reopen some previously shuttered facilities and whether that would even be feasible....

Will latest inflammatory comments tarnish Trump's brand?
NEW YORK (AP) -- Is Donald Trump's business empire as Teflon-coated as his hair appears to be?...

Coal industry scores a win but fate of plants still in air
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) -- Coal companies and their supporters scored a courtroom victory with a U.S. Supreme Court decision that said the Obama administration failed to take potential costs into account when it decided to regulate toxic emissions from many power plants....

Openly transgender swimmer at Harvard believed to be a 1st
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 titles. But Bailar is opting to forgo such honors to join the men's team instead, competing as the first openly transgender swimmer in the NCAA....

Fire chief says blaze destroys historic stadium in Oregon
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....

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

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