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‘Funnel of fire’ destroys homes in Washington

Emma Franco, views her destroyed mobile home on Friday, July 18, 2014, after several homes were destroyed in Pateros, Wash., along South Dawson Street near Warren Street on Thursday evening. Tens of thousands of acres are burning in four major fires around the state, destroying...

Iran nuke talks to be extended for 4 months

VIENNA (AP) — Iran and six powers on Saturday extended nuclear talks until Nov. 24, in recognition that their differences were too big to reach a deal by the informal deadline of Sunday. The decision was expected, with much of Friday spent on debating not obstacles...
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Credible probe sought in downing of Malaysian jet

A woman walks past a body covered with a plastic sheet near the site of a crashed Malaysia Airlines passenger plane near the village of Rozsypne, Ukraine, eastern Ukraine Friday, July 18, 2014. Rescue workers, policemen and even off-duty coal miners were combing a sprawling area...
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Israel pushes in Gaza, expanding ground operation

Palestinian medics treat a wounded girl at the emergency room of the Shifa hospital in Gaza City, northern Gaza Strip, early Friday, July 18, 2014. The heavy thud of tank shells, often just seconds apart, echoed across the Gaza Strip early Friday as thousands of Israeli soldiers...
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US appeals court tosses Oklahoma gay marriage ban

File – In the April 17, 2014, photo plaintiffs challenging Oklahoma’s gay marriage ban Sharon Baldwin, left, and her partner Mary Bishop leave court following a hearing at the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver, Thursday, April 17, 2014. The three-judge...
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Mayor says NYC man’s arrest, death ‘troubling’

Jewel Miller, seated left, is comforted by a friend as she and her three-month-old daughter Legacy sit next to a memorial scene for Legacy’s father, Eric Garner, on Friday, July 18, 2014. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is promising a full investigation into the death of...
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1 in 5 of Gaza dead are children

Palestinian mourners gather around the bodies of three siblings of the Abu Musallam family during their funeral in Beit Lahiya, northern Gaza Strip, Friday, July 18, 2014. Ismail Abu Musallam said three of his children: Ahmed, 11; Walaa, 14, and Mohammed, 16, were in bed when an...

FDA Warns Against Powdered Caffeine

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers to avoid pure powdered caffeine sold on the Internet after the death of an Ohio teen. Even a teaspoon of the powder could be lethal — it is equivalent to 25 cups of coffee. Eighteen-year-old Logan Stiner of...

Ohioan Charged In Death Of Former Boxing Champion

CLEVELAND (AP) — A Cleveland woman is charged with aggravated vehicular homicide in the death of a former national boxing champion who was flung off the hood of the woman’s car and was run over by a different vehicle. Twenty-three-year-old Sandie Sanderson is jailed under a...

Indians Recall RHP Chen-Change Lee From Minors

DETROIT (AP) — The Cleveland Indians have recalled right-hander Chen-Chang Lee from Triple A-Columbus, bolstering their bullpen going into a series against the AL Central-leading Detroit Tigers. The move was made before the four-game series opener Friday night, filling the roster...