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Wildfires send children fleeing from California summer camps

AP Photo/Noah Berger SANTA MARIA, Calif. (AP) — A pair of Santa Barbara County wildfires quickly spread Saturday, threatening hundreds of homes and forcing evacuations at a popular lakeside campground and a summer camp where flames temporarily trapped children and...

LEADING OFF: All-Stars Kluber, Fulmer match up before break

Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw, left, talks with Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Zack Greinke prior to a baseball game, Thursday, July 6, 2017, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) A look at what’s happening all around the majors Sunday: ___ ALL-STAR...

Utah man celebrates 100th birthday by hitting the slopes

SNOWBIRD, Utah (AP) — A Utah man celebrated his 100th birthday by doing what he loves most: Skiing. Snowbird Ski Resort took advantage of lingering snow to groom a short run for George Jedenoff to cruise down Wednesday before he was given a cake and plaque with one of his...

Dr. Spencer Johnson, author of self-help best-seller, dies

ENCINITAS, Calif. (AP) — Dr. Spencer Johnson, whose book “Who Moved My Cheese?” sold 25 million copies and became a business and self-help phenomenon, has died. Johnson’s executive assistant Nancy Casey said Saturday that he died Monday of complications...

Iraq says forces are ‘tens of meters’ from retaking Mosul

An Iraqi army soldier walks on a damaged street as Iraqi forces continue their advance against Islamic State militants in the Old City of Mosul, Iraq, Saturday, July 8, 2017. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana) MOSUL, Iraq (AP) — Iraqi commanders said Saturday their forces are...

Report: Trump son, son-in-law met with Kremlin-linked lawyer

FILE – In this Monday, June 5, 2017 file photo, senior adviser to President Donald Trump Jared Kushner, right, and Ivanka Trump, the daughter of President Donald Trump, sit in the front row in East Room of the White House in Washington. Donald Trump’s eldest son,...

State election officials worry about 2018 election security

AP Photo/Darron Cummings INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — State election officials voiced doubt Saturday that adequate security measures can be adopted before 2018 elections to safeguard against the possibility of a foreign government interfering in U.S. elections. That’s...

Spencer Johnson, author of self-help best-seller, dies at 78

ENCINITAS, Calif. (AP) — Spencer Johnson, whose book “Who Moved My Cheese” sold 25 million copies and became a business and self-help phenomenon, has died. He was 78. Johnson’s executive assistant Nancy Casey said Saturday that he died Monday of...

Pyeongchang Olympics are icy path to warmer Korean relations

FILE – In this Feb 12, 2010 file photo, North Korea’s Song Chol Ri carries the flag during the opening ceremony for the Vancouver 2010 Olympics in Vancouver, Canada. Seven months ahead of the Pyeongchang Olympics, many in South Korea, including new liberal President...

Ups and downs in 2 Koreas’ sports diplomacy over the years

FILE – In this Feb. 10, 2006 file photo, Korea flag-bearers Bora Lee and Jong-In Lee, carrying a unification flag, lead their teams into the stadium during the 2006 Winter Olympics opening ceremony in Turin, Italy. The two Koreas continued their joint march tradition at the...