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Deadly fire shuts down key route to Yosemite National Park
MARIPOSA, Calif. (AP) A wildfire that killed a California firefighter grew quickly and forced the closure of a key route into Yosemite National Park as crews contended with sweltering conditions Sunday, authorities said.
Jul 16 4:39AM AP

Woman survived 7 days after driving off California cliff
MORRO BAY, Calif. (AP) A couple on a camping trip found a missing Oregon woman who had survived for nearly a week after her car went over a cliff in coastal California, authorities said.
Jul 16 4:37AM AP

EU official urges Trump, Putin not to destroy global order
BEIJING (AP) A senior European Union official on Monday urged President Donald Trump, Russian President Vladimir Putin and China to work with Europe to avoid trade wars and prevent conflict and chaos.
Jul 16 4:30AM AP

US firm tried to enlist ambassadors to help Russian company
WASHINGTON (AP) A U.S. lobbying firm sought to recruit the ambassadors of France, Germany and several other countries to demonstrate international support for severing Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska's control of Rusal, the aluminum manufacturing giant sanctioned by Washington.
Jul 16 4:28AM AP

Survey of economists: US sales and employment likely to grow
DETROIT (AP) Most U.S. business economists expect corporate sales to grow over the next three months and hiring and pay to rise with them.
Jul 16 4:23AM AP

Jared Kushner's family firm accused of pushing out tenants
NEW YORK (AP) The hammering and drilling began just months after Jared Kushner's family real estate firm bought a converted warehouse apartment building in the hip, Williamsburg section of Brooklyn.
Jul 16 4:18AM AP

Futures Game a showcase of potential Machado trade chips
WASHINGTON (AP) Touki Toussaint was about to settle down for his pregame nap when Atlanta Braves director of player development Dom Chiti called.
Jul 16 4:14AM AP

Amid investigations and tensions, Trump-Putin going 1-on-1
HELSINKI (AP) With rattled world capitals watching, President Donald Trump and Russia's Vladimir Putin are ready to go one-on-one in a summit that plays out against a backdrop of fraying Western alliances, a new peak in the investigation into Russian election meddling and fears that Moscow's aggression may go unpunished.
Jul 16 4:08AM AP

US, North Korea hold 'productive' talks on war remains
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) U.S. and North Korean officials held "productive" talks Sunday to discuss the return of U.
Jul 15 4:07PM AP

Commission learning what caused and didn't cause massacre
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) The state commission investigating the Florida high school massacre is learning about what happened before, during and after the shooting, but perhaps even more importantly what didn't happen.
Jul 15 4:06PM AP

US trade, immigration and biofuel policies hit farmers hard
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) Even before the specter of a trade war with China and other countries threatened to cost them billions of dollars, American farmers were feeling the squeeze from fluctuating crop prices and other factors that have halved their overall income in recent years.
Jul 15 4:06PM AP

Trump sets expectations low for Helsinki summit with Putin
GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) President Donald Trump is setting expectations low for his high-stakes summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin, assuring that "nothing bad ...
Jul 15 4:05PM AP

Program to help Missouri families with home down payment
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) A program could help hundreds of Missouri families with a down payment on their homes.
Jul 15 4:03PM AP

City of Salem promises to spruce up witch trials memorial
SALEM, Mass. (AP) A city in Massachusetts is promising to spruce up its witch trials memorial that some people have complained is already starting to look shabby just a year after it was unveiled.
Jul 15 4:02PM AP

AP Explains: Immigrants in US military throughout history
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) Some immigrant U.
Jul 15 4:01PM AP

Chicago police: Video shows fatal officer involved shooting
CHICAGO (AP) Footage from body cameras and surveillance cameras shows that a man who was shot and killed by a Chicago police officer was armed with what appears to be a handgun, a department spokesman said Sunday.
Jul 15 3:55PM AP

Brewers place Villar on 10-day DL with thumb injury
PITTSBURGH (AP) The Milwaukee Brewers placed infielder Jonathan Villar on the 10-day disabled list Sunday with a right thumb strain.
Jul 15 3:51PM AP

AP Interview: Croatian leader says Trump, Putin key to peace
MOSCOW (AP) Croatia's president hopes her American and Russian counterparts show "responsibility" and remember they are the guarantors of the world's stability when they hold their first summit on Monday and remember.
Jul 15 3:48PM AP

Cease-fire holds after day of intense Israel-Hamas fighting
JERUSALEM (AP) The Israeli military lifted its restrictions along the Gaza border area on Sunday, indicating it had accepted an Egyptian-mediated cease-fire ending a 24-hour round of fighting with Hamas militants that had threatened to devolve into all-out war.
Jul 15 9:12AM AP

Protests in southern Iraq to demand better services, jobs
BAGHDAD (AP) Iraqis demanding better public services and jobs took to the streets again on Sunday in the southern oil-rich province of Basra, as authorities put security forces on high alert and blocked internet on the sixth day of protests in the country's Shiite heartland.
Jul 15 9:04AM AP