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Crews Make Progress Battling Southern California Wildfire

Crews Make Progress Battling Southern California Wildfire

By MARCIO SANCHEZ and AMANDA LEE MYERS , Associated Press LAKE ELSINORE, Calif. (AP) — Firefighters made significant progress trying to tamp down a wildfire that threatened homes and has been raging for days south of Los Angeles, officials said Saturday. Aircraft have been making flight after flight, dumping water and bright pink retardant to…

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President Trump Monitoring Stolen Plan Situation

President Trump Monitoring Stolen Plan Situation

SEATAC, Wash. (AP) — President Donald Trump has been briefed on the man who stole a plane from Sea-Tac International Airport in Seattle before crashing it into a small, nearby island. Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Saturday morning Trump is monitoring the situation. He’s currently at his New Jersey golf club. She commended the…

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Questions Raised About Timing Of New Mexico Compound Search

Questions Raised About Timing Of New Mexico Compound Search

By STEPHEN R. GROVES and MORGAN LEE , Associated Press AMALIA, N.M. (AP) — A property owner questioned Friday why authorities did not search a squalid New Mexico compound sooner for a missing boy, saying he told them in late spring that he had met the child’s father at the site and that the man…

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Hearings For Supreme Court Nominee To Start September 4th

Hearings For Supreme Court Nominee To Start September 4th

By LISA MASCARO and MARK SHERMAN , Associated Pres WASHINGTON (AP) — Confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh will begin the day after Labor Day, Republicans announced Friday over Democratic objections that they are rushing the process without properly delving into his background. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said he hopes to have…

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Compound Suspect’s Father Recalls him As High-Strung, Not Radical

Compound Suspect’s Father Recalls him As High-Strung, Not Radical

By STEPHEN R. GROVES and MORGAN LEE , Associated Press TAOS, N.M. (AP) — At a remote New Mexico outpost, Siraj Ibn Wahhaj and others who came to the area with him last year were by local authorities’ accounts “extremist of the muslim belief” who trained youth to use fire arms and carry out future…

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