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Wind-driven wildfire in California desert

Wind-driven wildfire in California desert

Authorities say evacuations near a small, wind-fueled brush fire in Southern California have been called off. The Desert Sun of Palm Springs quotes local officials as saying residents of 20 homes were told to evacuate, ...

Cause sought for train derailment outside municipal building

Cause sought for train derailment outside municipal building

Authorities are looking for the cause of a train derailment outside an eastern Pennsylvania city's municipal building.Police said the Delaware-Lackawanna Railroad train carrying lumber and sand used for fracking derailed at about noon Tuesday in ...

Fallen firefighter-marine honored in New York

Fallen firefighter-marine honored in New York

New York City firefighters on Tuesday honored Christopher Slutman, a 15-year FDNY member who was among three American service members killed by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan on Monday.

Lawmakers to honor victims of Pittsburgh synagogue massacre

Lawmakers to honor victims of Pittsburgh synagogue massacre

Victims of the Pittsburgh synagogue attack that killed 11 people last year will be remembered during a memorial service in the Pennsylvania Capitol.The unusual joint session Wednesday will bring together the House and the Senate ...

Republican state senator criticized for comments on slavery

Republican state senator criticized for comments on slavery

A Republican state senator from Oregon said on Tuesday that the designation of slaves as three-fifths of a person was not racist, drawing condemnation from at least two black lawmakers.Sen. Dennis Linthicum, from Klamath Falls ...

Eying Supreme Court, abortion foes promote tough state bans

Eying Supreme Court, abortion foes promote tough state bans

Emboldened by the new conservative majority on the Supreme Court, anti-abortion lawmakers and activists in numerous states are pushing near-total bans on the procedure in a deliberate frontal attack on Roe v. Wade.Mississippi and Kentucky ...

Update: Pentagon IDs 3 Marines killed in Afghanistan

Update: Pentagon IDs 3 Marines killed in Afghanistan

The Latest on the Taliban attack on U.S. service members in Afghanistan (all times local):7:15 a.m. WednesdayThe Pentagon has released the identities of three Marines killed in a roadside bombing of an American convoy in ...