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  • Forest Service spends a record $243M last week on wildfires

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service spent a record $243 million last week battling forest fires around the country, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said Thursday. The agency has spent all the money Congress provided…

  • The Latest: Court orders Guatemala ex-leader jailed

    GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — The latest on the resignation of Guatemalan President Otto Perez Molina (all times local): 5:00 p.m. Judge Miguel Angel Galvez is ordering police officers to escort former President Otto Perez Molina…

  • 2 dead after small plane crashes into California driveway

    SANTEE, Calif. (AP) — A small plane grazed the roof of a California home and crashed in a driveway Thursday, killing two people onboard, authorities said. Nobody on the ground was hurt. The single-engine Piper…

  • Apple, Google bring smartphone functions to car dashboards

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Playing deejay with voice commands will get easier for more Americans this fall as some best-selling cars get updated with software that integrates smartphones into the dashboard. With the 2016 model…

  • ACLU wants feds to withhold funds from LAPD for body cameras

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Police Department’s effort to equip officers with body cameras has run up against an unlikely obstacle — the ACLU of Southern California. The civil liberties organization sent a…

  • Trio charged with running $54M green-energy Ponzi scheme

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Three people were charged Thursday with running a $54 million Ponzi scheme built on promises of a green energy technology that would turn trash into fuel and “carbon-negative” housing developments, neither of…

  • Mandel remembered as architect of modern Maryland

    PIKESVILLE, Md. (AP) — Maryland politicians from both parties remembered former Gov. Marvin Mandel on Thursday for his lasting innovations to state government and his quiet but highly effective talent for politics. Gov. Larry Hogan,…

  • The Latest: Woman who filed false report released on bond

    FOX LAKE, Ill. (AP) — The latest on the fatal shooting of a police officer in northern Illinois (all times local): 5:30 p.m. A woman who falsely told police she spotted suspects wanted in the…

  • Column: Wait, Goodell got it wrong again? Roger that!

    The day is coming when NFL owners won’t have enough faith in Roger Goodell’s judgment to let him order lunch. At his current pace, that won’t take long. Counting Thursday’s ruling in the so-called “Deflategate”…

  • AC too high? Italy’s Errani laments cold US Open locker room

    NEW YORK (AP) — Sara Errani figures she knows the real culprit for the dizziness, sore throat and general weakness that nearly cost her a match at the U.S. Open on Thursday: air conditioning. Yes,…

  • New federal requirements on cellphone surveillance

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal law enforcement officials will be routinely required to get a search warrant before using secretive and intrusive cellphone-tracking technology under a new Justice Department policy announced Thursday. The policy represents the…

  • Business expert picked as next University of Iowa president

    IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The University of Iowa’s governing board on Thursday named a corporate management expert with little higher education experience as the school’s next president, an unusual choice meant to shake up…

  • Northwest League

    North Division W L Pct. GB yz-Everett (Mariners) 20 14 .588 — x-Tri-City (Padres) 16 18 .471 4 Vancouver (Blue Jays) 15 19 .441 5 Spokane (Rangers) 14 20 .412 6 South Division W L…

  • Afroman fined, ordered to get counseling for punching fan

    BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — Rap artist Afroman has been given a suspended six-month jail sentence, fined $330 and ordered to undergo anger management and impulse behavior counseling for punching a woman who jumped on a…

  • Sotheby’s to auction art collection of billionaire Taubman

    NEW YORK (AP) — The art collection of a billionaire developer and former chairman of Sotheby’s, which includes works from Picasso, de Kooning and Rothko, is coming up for sale, the auction house said Thursday.…