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SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Donald Trump is calling President Barack Obama "the founder of ISIS." The charge came during a rally outside Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The Republican presidential nominee in the past has accused his opponent, Democrat Hillary Clinton, of founding the militant group. As he shifted the blame to Obama on Wednesday, Trump said "crooked Hillary Clinton" was actually the group's co-founder.

NEW YORK (AP) — Police say a man who climbed partway up the facade of Trump Tower in New York City had posted a video online saying he did it because he wanted "a private audience" with Donald Trump. In the video, the unidentified 20-year-old Virginia man says he wanted to "discuss an important matter" with Trump. The climber was pulled into an open window on the building's 21st floor three hours into the stunt. Police say he was taken to a hospital to be evaluated.

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California officials say a hot tub's faulty wiring is to blame for one of the state's most destructive wildfires, a blaze that killed four people and destroyed more than 1,300 homes last September. The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection released a detailed report into the cause of the 120-square-mile wildfire about 90 miles north of San Francisco.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two rare one-cent coins from the earliest days of the U.S. Mint have sold for a pretty penny. The coins, both dating to 1792, sold for a combined total of $869,500 at the auction held Wednesday in Anaheim, California. One of them, known as the "Birch Cent," sold for $517,000. The other, known as the "Silver Center Cent," went for $352,500.

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Katie Ledecky has led the United States to a gold medal in the women's 4x200-meter freestyle relay, her third gold medal of the Rio Olympics. Australia claims the silver and Canada takes the bronze.

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