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7,000 rescued in Louisiana...4 homes burned, 500 evacuated in Northern California...Milwaukee sheriff seeks National Guard help



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BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana officials say at least 7,000 people have been rescued so far due to widespread flooding in the state, and more than 5,000 are in shelters. Gov. John Bel Edwards says the storm has "subsided in its intensity" but he is encouraging people to not go out and "sightsee." He says water is continuing to rise in some areas even though the sun is shining.

LOWER LAKE, Calif. (AP) — Officials say a wildfire racing through dry vegetation in Northern California has destroyed four homes and forced the evacuation of 500 others. Fire officials say the 2-square-mile blaze burning south of the town of Lower Lake doubled in size overnight and is just 5 percent contained.

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee County sheriff is asking for help from the National Guard after violence broke out in Milwaukee in response to a police shooting. Sheriff David Clarke says a repeat of last night's violence on the city's north side cannot be allowed. He says he has consulted with Gov. Scott Walker. The violence erupted a few hours after a police officer shot and killed a man who police said was fleeing from a traffic stop and was armed with a handgun.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump is tweeting more complaints against the news media. He says media reports don't show the crowd size at his rallies and put "false meaning" into the words he uses. He called the media "disgusting" and dismissed a New York Times story today about his struggling campaign as "fiction."

PAWTUCKET, R.I. (AP) — A candidate trying to unseat the incumbent mayor of Rhode Island's fourth-biggest city isn't a Democrat or Republican. He declares himself a member of the "Sick of Scandals" movement, and state election officials are allowing him to include the phrase on the ballot next to his name. John Arcaro says he has a party platform that corruption-weary Pawtucket residents can get behind. Independent candidates who don't belong to a registered party in Rhode Island can declare a political principle. It's included on the ballot if it's no more than three words.

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