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'Like a freight train': California wildfire guts 18 homes

Christopher Weber, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 24th - 4:10pm

Flames raced down a steep hillside "like a freight train," leaving smoldering remains of homes and warnings that more communities should be ready to flee the wildfire churning through tinder-dry canyons in Southern California, authorities said Sunday.

The Latest: Colbert brings 'Hunger Games' spoof to DNC

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 24th - 4:01pm

The Latest on demonstrations around Philadelphia ahead of the Democratic National Convention (all times local):

Deputies: Lost wallet leads to 3 drug possession arrests

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 24th - 4:01pm

South Louisiana authorities say a lost wallet landed three Utah men in jail on drug charges.

CDC to award Indiana $766,000 to help battle Zika virus

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 24th - 4:01pm

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says it will award $766,000 to Indiana to fight the Zika virus.

Teenage girl stabbed by unknown assailant at Sparks Marina

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 24th - 4:01pm

A teenage girl was stabbed at Sparks Marina after getting into an altercation.

Wyoming Vet Lab getting biohazard facility to test wildlife

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 24th - 4:01pm

Work is underway at the Wyoming State Veterinary Laboratory to add a biohazard facility that will focus on the nasty diseases found in some Wyoming wildlife, like the plague and rabies.

Deputies: Lost wallet leads to 3 drug possession arrests

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 24th - 4:01pm

South Louisiana authorities say a lost wallet landed three Utah men in jail on drug charges.

Georgia news anchor falls to death from NC waterfall

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 24th - 3:50pm

Officials say a Georgia news anchor fell about 160 feet to her death after being swept over the top of a North Carolina waterfall.

Correction: Police Shootings-White Sympathy story

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 24th - 3:50pm

In a story July 23 about white sympathy for black civil rights issues, The Associated Press erroneously reported the involvement of Ohio mother Lisa Vahey. She is seeking changes at her daughter's high school, not her son's.

Firefighters near Idaho City helped by cooler temperatures

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 24th - 3:31pm

A wildfire burning north of Idaho City expanded to about 5.4 square miles by Sunday afternoon.

The Latest: Additional fire evacuations ordered amid winds

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 24th - 3:30pm

The Latest on California wildfires (all times local):

Gas prices drop 7 cents to $2.22 a gallon

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 24th - 3:26pm

The average price of gasoline has dropped 7 cents over the past three weeks to $2.22 a gallon for regular grade.

Chicago schools with high lead levels not totals 99

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 24th - 3:01pm

Chicago Public School officials say testing has found high levels of lead in the water of 99 of the district's schools.

National investigators to aid in disappearance of Boone man

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 24th - 3:01pm

Officials say investigators from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children are assisting in the search for a college student who disappeared from a North Carolina mountain town in April.

'Star Trek Beyond' soars with $59.6M at weekend box office

Sandy Cohen, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 24th - 2:49pm

"Star Trek Beyond" has landed atop the weekend box office.

Hacked emails complicate Democratic National Convention; DNC chair resigns

Ken Thomas and Catherine Lucey, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 24th - 2:31pm

Democratic National Committee chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz says she will step down at end of party's convention after Democratic officials on Sunday were weighing whether the party's chairwoman should leave her position due to the publication of hacked emails suggesting favoritism in the primary for Hillary Clinton.

16-year-old girl is 1 of 3 charged in Florida man's death

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 24th - 2:31pm

A 16-year-old Southwest Florida girl is back in the state after being charged in the death of a former neighbor.

UConn won't add ticket surcharge this football season

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 24th - 2:31pm

The University of Connecticut will not be adding a surcharge to tickets for the upcoming football and basketball seasons, according to the school's athletic director.

Monmouth officials say West Nile Virus evident in county

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 24th - 2:31pm

Monmouth County officials say they've found evidence of mosquitoes carrying West Nile Virus in the county.