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RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — At the Rio Olympics, the women's gymnastics team event is over, and here is the final result: Americans Simone Biles, Gabby Douglas, Laurie Hernandez, Madison Kocian (KOH'-shun) and Aly Raisman (AL'-ee RAYS'-mihn) won the gold, and won big, with a score of 184.897. That was more than eight points higher than silver medalist Russia. China got the bronze.

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Donald Trump said today that Second Amendment advocates might find a way to stop Hillary Clinton from rolling back gun rights if she's elected. That set off a political firestorm as Democrats quickly accused Trump of encouraging violence against his opponent. The Trump campaign was equally quick to dispute that interpretation, saying he was simply touting the "amazing spirit" of Second Amendment supporters.

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal jury has found California's largest utility guilty of obstructing investigators following a deadly gas line explosion six years ago. The jury returned its verdict against Pacific Gas & Electric Co. The explosion in the San Francisco area killed eight people and destroyed 38 homes. During the investigation that followed, prosecutors say, PG&E misled federal officials about the standard it was using to identify high-risk pipelines.

LAKE ARROWHEAD, Calif. (AP) — A wildfire threatening homes in Southern California's rugged San Bernardino Mountains has grown to nearly 11 square miles. Mandatory and voluntary evacuations cover 5,300 homes in the fire area between mountain communities around Lake Arrowhead and the high desert city of Hesperia to the north. Schools in Hesperia were closed as a precaution because of the fire's movement.

CHICAGO (AP) — A federal judge has refused to lighten the prison sentence of former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich (bluh-GOY'-uh-vitch). The 59-year-old Democrat had originally been sentenced to 14 years for corruption. He was eligible for resentencing after an appeals court last year threw out several convictions related to his alleged attempt to sell or trade an appointment to President Barack Obama's old Senate seat.

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