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A day without women ... Wildfires still a threat in middle America ... Lady Liberty temporarily loses her glow

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Organizers of January's Women's March are calling for women to take today off and not spend money to show their economic strength and impact on American society. Today is called "A Day Without a Woman." And it's the first major action by organizers since the nationwide marches held the day after President Donald Trump's inauguration.

HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) — Fire officials say reduced winds should make it easier to battle wildfires in four states in the Midwest, but that the blazes will still be moving today. Powerful wind gusts yesterday fanned the wildfires in Kansas, Colorado, Oklahoma and Texas, killing six people and destroying hundreds of square miles of land. Conditions are also ripe for fires in Iowa, Missouri and Nebraska, following powerful thunderstorms overnight.

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Gunmen have stormed a military hospital in Afghanistan in a section in Kabul that's home to a number of embassies. A Defense Ministry spokesman says an unknown number of gunmen entered the Sardar Mohammad Daud Khan Hospital after an explosion and gunfire. The Ministry says the attackers are on the second and third floors of the hospital and that a gunbattle is underway.

BERLIN (AP) — Police in Germany say they haven't found any evidence of a second crime following the murder of a 9-year-old boy. Police in Bochum say that someone claiming to be 19-year-old Marcel Hesse boasted online that he had tortured and killed a woman after slaying his young neighbor. Police say Hesse used the darknet to post photos of himself next to the boy's body.

NEW YORK (AP) — For several hours last night, Lady Liberty didn't shine so brightly. The famed The Statue of Liberty was temporarily in the dark during what a spokesman calls an "unplanned outage." WCBS-TV reports the statue was dark except for the crown and torch. The lights returned shortly before midnight.

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