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Progress reported on 2 California wildfires that prompted evacuations

SHINGLE SPRINGS, Calif. - Fire crews gained ground Tuesday on two of the largest wildfires in California, lifting evacuation orders for about half the homes in the path of a blaze in Yosemite National Park and redeploying firefighters...

posted: July 30,2014

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As war rages tank shells hit UN school in Gaza, killing 15, Palestinian health official says

Several Israeli tank shells slammed into a crowded U.N. school used as shelter for refugees in the Gaza war early on Wednesday, killing at least 15 people and wounding 90, a Palestinian health official and a U.N. official said....

Ticket me Elmo? NYC mulls law for costumed characters demanding tips for photos with tourists

NEW YORK, N.Y. - New York City officials are turning up the heat on Elmo, Cookie Monster and Statues of Liberty impersonators Times Square costumed characters who often demand money for posing in photos with tourists....

China announces probe into ex-security czar, showing President Xi Jinping's firm grip on power

BEIJING, China - China's ruling Communist Party announced an investigation into a feared ex-security chief, demonstrating President Xi Jinping's firm grip on power and breaking a longstanding taboo against publicly targeting the country's...

Body of young stowaway found in landing gear compartment of US Air Force plane in Germany

WASHINGTON - The body of a young stowaway was found inside a compartment near the wheel well of an Air Force cargo plane that had landed in Germany, U.S. military officials said Tuesday, triggering questions about the security of an...

Chinese state media report heavy casualties in attack in northwestern Xinjiang region

BEIJING, China - A mob armed with knives and axes rampaged through part of China's volatile northwestern region of Xinjiang and police responded with gunfire, leaving dozens of people dead in the latest violence blamed Islamic militants,...

NCAA settles head-injury suit; agrees to $70M testing fund, implement common concussion rules

CHICAGO - The NCAA agreed on Tuesday to help athletes with head injuries in a proposed settlement of a class-action lawsuit that college sports' governing body touted as a major step forward but that critics say doesn't go nearly far...

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