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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A federal court in Wisconsin has rejected an attempt by pro-Donald Trump groups to stop a recount of the state's presidential vote, saying there's no harm in allowing it to continue. Two pro-Trump political action committees and a Wisconsin voter sought to stop the recount, arguing that it was an unconstitutional violation of the constitutional rights of people who had voted for Trump.

GATLINBURG, Tenn. (AP) — Residents and business owners in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, got their first look today at this week's wildfire destruction. Many walked around the once-bustling tourist city in a daze, sobbing. The death toll stands at 13. Sevier County Mayor Larry Waters is defending the response to the wildfires that spread rapidly Monday, saying it was not the time for "Monday morning quarterbacking."

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — At the moment when shooters unleashed terror on San Bernardino, California, a year ago, county employees remembered their fallen colleagues in silence this morning. A bell rang 14 times in memory of each person slain in the terror attack that also wounded 22 others at the Inland Regional Center. Investigators say the attackers, a married couple, were inspired by the Islamic State group.

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Rescue workers have pulled a woman, injured but alive, from the rubble of a building that collapsed today in South Dakota's largest city. Crews continue searching for a second person believed to be trapped under the debris of the brick building in downtown Sioux Falls. Rescue workers also pulled the woman's dog — alive — from the rubble of the building where she lived.

NEW YORK (AP) — The chef who has been credited with inventing General Tso's chicken — a world-famous Chinese food staple that is not served in China — has died. He was 98. His son says Chef Peng Chang-kuei (chang-KWAY') died Wednesday in Taipei, the capital of Taiwan. Peng is said to have created the dish in the 1950s and brought it to New York 40 years ago.

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