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Sanders urges fans to rally behind Clinton as DNC heats up
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Sen. Bernie Sanders urged supporters to rally behind Hillary Clinton at the Democratic convention, but ardent followers who marched for hours in punishing heat Monday and planned to do so again seemed intent on keeping his upstart campaign alive....

Die-hard Sanders' backers divided on backing Clinton
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Bernie Sanders tried to calm tensions among his delegates Monday at the Democratic National Convention but some weren't in a listening mood, seething over a lengthy primary campaign and a damaging email disclosure....

Mom: Warning didn't keep slain son safe at Florida nightclub
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) -- Stephanie White clutched a stack of photos while sitting in a chair in her home. The television was on, loud, and turned to the local news. A story came on about the mass shooting at a nightclub that took her baby's life....

Los Angeles police officer wounded in city housing project
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Authorities say a Los Angeles police officer was shot and wounded late Monday night at a city housing project....

Wish granted: Six-year-old boy will be garbage man for a day
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- Ethan Dean will be living his dream on Tuesday....

Judge set to decide on $15B Volkswagen settlement
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- A $15 billion settlement over Volkswagen's diesel emissions cheating scandal faced a critical test, as a federal judge decided whether to grant it preliminary approval....

Hot, hard days ahead for firefighters on California blaze
SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (AP) -- Most of the roughly 20,000 evacuees forced out by a wildfire have been cleared to go home, but firefighters still had huge work ahead in taming a massive wildfire northwest of Los Angeles....

Former Oregon lumber town rides digital wave to a comeback
PRINEVILLE, Oregon (AP) -- It was not long ago that Crook County had five major lumber mills. Timber was king, and the rural Oregon county was the nation's top producer of ponderosa lumber....

Black-footed ferrets return to where they held out in wild
MEETEETSE, Wyo. (AP) -- Long gone from these parts, black-footed ferrets still appear on Meeteetse's town logo, in a bronze sculpture downtown and even on coffee mugs from a downtown restaurant, remembered for when the nocturnal weasels made their last stand in the nearby sagebrush hills....

Shutting down 'shark finning': US fishermen promise a fight
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) -- American fishermen are digging in for a fight over a proposal to shut down the vestiges of the U.S. harvest of shark fins, prized for soup and traditional medicine in Asia, and send a message to the rest of the world....

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