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LOS ANGELES (AP) — An army of firefighters battling a ferocious wildfire 60 miles east of Los Angeles have their work cut out for them. The blaze has burned about 40 square miles and is just 4 percent contained. More than 34,000 homes and some 82,000 people remain under evacuation orders. However, fire officials estimate that up to half have refused to leave. At least a dozen buildings have burned.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Homeland Security Secretary Jeh (jay) Johnson will visit Louisiana on Thursday to review the government's response to the widespread flooding. A spokeswoman says President Barack Obama, has directed the head of FEMA to use all available resources to assist in the response and recovery. More than 70,000 people have registered for individual assistance and more than 9,000 have filed flood insurance claims. There have been at least 13 deaths.

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian authorities who question a reported robbery by members of the U.S. Olympic swim team have forced two members off a flight bound for the U.S. The U.S. Olympic Committee says Jack Conger and Gunnar Bentz were detained. They were in a group with gold medal winner Ryan Lochte (LAHK'-tee), who says a robber put a gun to his head. He has already left the country.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite a shakeup in Donald Trump's campaign organization, Paul Manafort retains the title of campaign chairman. Two longtime GOP conservative strategists are taking the post of CEO and campaign manager. Meanwhile, the Associated Press has learned that Manafort helped a pro-Russian governing party in Ukraine secretly send at least $2.2 million in payments to a pair of Washington lobbying firms in 2012. And he did so in a way that served to hide the Ukrainian party's efforts to affect U.S. policy.

CLEVELAND (AP) — As Hillary Clinton sees it, Donald Trump's decision to shake up his campaign staff will have little impact on his controversial political message. Clinton says: "There is no new Donald Trump." She told supporters at a rally in Cleveland that Trump "can hire and fire anyone he wants." But, she said, "he is still the same man."

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Cisco Systems says it will lay off 5,500 employees this summer. That's about 7 percent of Cisco's roughly 74,000 workers. Cisco's business has been hurt as more of its corporate customers rely on remote data centers for their computing needs instead of online networks maintained on their own premises.

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