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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Progress is being made against one big California wildfire while another burns out of control. More evacuations are being lifted as firefighters gain ground on a wildfire that decimated a town north of San Francisco. A man accused of starting that fire faces 14 counts of arson for fires over the past year. The second fire, about 60 miles east of Los Angeles, has charred 47-square miles near Cajon (kuh-HOHN') Pass. One fire official says some homes have been devastated.

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — An elderly woman is apparently the latest casualty of the deadly and devastating flooding in southern Louisiana. State officials say at least 13 people have been killed by flooding that started on Friday with off-the-chart rains. State and federal officials say more than 40,000 homes have been damaged and more than 30,000 people have had to be rescued. Flooded and abandoned homes are still being searched.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump has been given his first national security briefing. It happened today at an FBI office in New York. His campaign said that New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn also attended the briefing. It isn't clear whether Hillary Clinton has been given an intelligence briefing.

ATLANTA (AP) — A 22-year-old Atlanta man has been convicted of murder and sentenced to life plus five years in prison in connection with the 2014 killing of a man over a PlayStation 4 game console. Prosecutors say Nathaniel Vivian fatally shot a man he planned to rob after a sale of the console arranged through Craigslist.

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The United States Olympic Committee says American swimmers Jack Conger and Gunnar Bentz have been removed from their flight to the U.S. by Brazilian authorities. Officials want to question the swimmers and American Steve Lochte about a robbery they said took place at the Rio Olympics. Lochte has already left Brazil. The USOC says it's cooperating with Brazilian authorities.

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