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More Than 1,000 Homes Torched In California Wildfires

UPPER LAKE, Calif. — A massive wildfire in Northern California has torched more than 1,000 homes in and around the city of Redding, authorities said Wednesday as some evacuees were allowed to return home and new blazes exploded in what has become an endless summer of flame in the Golden ...

Facebook Removes Page, Angers Protest Organizers

SILVER SPRING, Md. — Facebook stunned and angered organizers of a protest against white supremacists when it disabled their Washington event’s page this week, saying it and others had been created by “bad actors” misusing the social media platform. The company said the page — one of ...

Mexico Plane Hit Sudden, Violent Storm Before Crash

DURANGO, Mexico (AP) — It began with a strong burst of wind and pounding hail that pummeled the Aeromexico jetliner minutes after takeoff in northern Mexico then sent it smashing belly-down onto a field near the runway. Frightened passengers scrambled to flee as flames and blinding black ...

U.S. Slaps On Turkey Sanctions

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States slapped sanctions on two Turkish officials on Wednesday over a detained American pastor who is being tried on espionage and terror-related charges. Turkey vowed retaliation “without delay,” warning it would harm relations between the two allies. ...

Trump Praised As ‘Pro-Black’

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump was lauded by inner-city pastors, including one who said he may go down as the “most pro-black president” in recent history, during a White House roundtable on Wednesday that was focused on efforts to reform the prison system. Trump told the group, ...

U.S. Suggests China Import Tax

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is proposing raising planned taxes on $200 billion worth of Chinese imports to 25 percent from 10 percent, turning up the pressure on Beijing in a trade war between the world’s two biggest economies. The United States has already imposed 25 percent ...

Giuliani Predicts Midterm Election

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — Donald Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani said Wednesday the upcoming midterm elections will be a referendum on impeaching the president. “I say this not in my role as a lawyer but as a concerned citizen and Republican,” he said. “This election is going to be about ...

Manhattan Won’t Prosecute Pot Smoking, Low-Level Possession

NEW YORK (AP) — Caught in the city with a doobie or a dime bag? The consequences you’ll face vary from borough to borough. In Manhattan, as of Wednesday, prosecutors are no longer taking people to court for smoking pot in public or possessing small amounts of weed. But those kinds of ...

Dozier, Archer Among 15 Swaps On Deadline Day

For Brian Dozier, getting traded meant a dash to the airport and a long trip to Dodger Stadium. For Jake Diekman, it was a lot easier — he simply rode the bullpen cart from one clubhouse to the other at Chase Field. Chris Archer, Jonathan Schoop and a bunch of relievers moved on deadline ...

Users Share Player Tweets To Expose ‘Toxic’ Culture

A pair of Twitter users whose posts exposing offensive tweets by baseball players went viral over the weekend say their aim was not malicious but to give fans a fuller picture of who they’re cheering for, and to expose the sport’s “toxic” culture. In exclusive interviews with The ...

Nats Overpower Mets, 25-4; Pirates Edge Cubs, 5-4

WASHINGTON (AP) — In the highest-scoring game in franchise history, Daniel Murphy hit two early home runs and the Washington Nationals kept pouring it on against emergency reliever Jose Reyes and the New York Mets in a 25-4 rout Tuesday night. Trea Turner, who apologized before the game to ...

Family Is Divided In Two By Predator

DEAR ABBY: A number of years ago, it came out that my brother-in-law had raped and molested his two daughters and two granddaughters. It tore our family apart. Although my sister said she intended to divorce him, she never did. She also didn’t report it — so he was never convicted of the ...

Tapering Is Best When Stopping Heartburn Meds

DEAR DR. ROACH: I am a 61-year-old woman in fairly good health except that I have been taking prescription omeprazole once a day for heartburn for at least 10 years, if not more. I’ve read articles that say this isn’t good to take long term, like I’ve been doing. When I’ve tried to stop ...

Horoscopes

People say that it is possible to create your own happiness, and yet there’s no recipe for this, because the ingredients just aren’t universal. The best we can do is gather some of what’s readily available and combine it to see what happens. Think of it as an experiment, and one that is ...

Today In History

Today is Wednesday, Aug. 1, the 213th day of 2018. There are 152 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On August 1, 1966, Charles Joseph Whitman, 25, went on an armed rampage at the University of Texas in Austin that killed 14 people, most of whom were shot by Whitman while ...

Dear Abby

DEAR ABBY: I am a child care provider working with infants. Two of us work in the nursery and share responsibilities. One baby has become extremely attached to me, to the point that I can’t take a break or go to lunch without him screaming until I return. I feel guilty taking lunch breaks ...

LeBron Leaves Lasting Gift, Akron ‘Always Home’

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — LeBron James stood on a stage near one of the streets he walked as a troubled kid and looked out at thousands of faces. He felt connected to every one of them. While his 3-year-old daughter, Zhuri, played at his feet, James watched as his mother, Gloria, raised a flag in ...

Osuna, Giles Move As Trade Deadeline Nears

Closers Roberto Osuna and Ken Giles switched spots. Adam Warren and Zach Duke moved into the Seattle bullpen. And Lance Lynn got a new look in pinstripes. A day before the deadline to make trades without waivers, there were a flurry of deals Monday. Hoping they could improve their bullpen ...

Swihart Doubles In 13th, Sox Edge Phillies

BOSTON (AP) — Blake Swihart doubled into the Red Sox bullpen to score Eduardo Nunez in the 13th inning and Boston beat the Philadelphia Phillies 2-1 on Monday night to move a season-high six games ahead of the New York Yankees in the AL East. Hector Velazquez (7-0) pitched a scoreless ...

Motorcyclist Held After Fleeing Police

A Jamestown man was held pending arraignment after fleeing police on a motorcycle Tuesday. Joey A. Weise, 38, was facing a host of charges after officers with the Jamestown Police Department observed the operator of a blue-colored motorcycle commit a traffic violation around 4:40 p.m. on ...