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Thousands flee as flames race across dry rural California

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 11:54pm

Wind-driven wildfires destroyed buildings and threatened hundreds of others as they raced across dry brush in rural Northern California.

Mattis focusing on strategic security issues in China talks

Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 10:52pm

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis laid out plans for a less contentious, more open dialogue with Chinese leaders as he travels to Asia, less than a month after he slammed Beijing at an international conference for its militarization of islands in the South China Sea.

Trump tweets, hard-right voters hamper GOP immigration push

Alan Fram, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 10:34pm

Republican apprehension over President Donald Trump's next tweet and fear of riling conservative voters are undermining GOP leaders' election-year struggle to shove an immigration bill through the House this week, leaving their prospects dubious.

GOP immigration push hampered by Trump, hard-right voters

Alan Fram, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 10:24pm

Republican apprehension over President Donald Trump's next tweet and fear of riling conservative voters are undermining GOP leaders' election-year struggle to shove an immigration bill through the House this week, leaving prospects dubious.

Trump lends support to McMaster in South Carolina runoff

Meg Kinnard, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 10:16pm

President Donald Trump's effort to bend the Republican Party to his will faces its next test Tuesday, when South Carolina voters choose between two GOP gubernatorial candidates who both claim to be Trump acolytes.

Trump says people from Mexico 'invade' US

Darlene Superville, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 10:06pm

President Donald Trump compares people entering the U.S. from Mexico to invaders and says they should be immediately sent back without appearing before a judge.

Teen uses sign language to help blind and deaf man on flight

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 8:43pm

A teenager is being credited with coming to the aid of a blind and deaf man during a flight from Boston to Portland, Oregon.

Mattis seeks less contentious visit with Chinese

Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 7:22pm

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis laid out plans for a less contentious, more open dialogue with Chinese leaders as he travels to Asia, less than a month after he slammed Beijing at an international conference for its militarization of islands in the South China Sea.

Reunification prospects unclear for freed immigrant parents

Colleen Long, Will Weissert and John L. Mone, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 7:09pm

A Texas charitable organization says 32 immigrant parents separated from their children after crossing the U.S.-Mexico border were freed into its care Sunday, but they don't know where their kids are or when they might see them again despite government assurances that family reunification would be well organized.

Pentagon says 2 bases to house immigrants

Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 7:04pm

The Pentagon is preparing to build temporary camps for immigrants at two military bases, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Sunday.

'Ready, fire, aim' - critics see pattern to Trump's approach

Ken Thomas and Darlene Superville, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 6:38pm

Maybe it's not so easy after all. President Donald Trump's struggles to push immigration legislation through Congress and his about-face on breaking up immigrant families are putting a spotlight on his competence in carrying out his policies.

New flu vaccine only a little better than traditional shot

Mike Stobbe, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 6:33pm

A newer kind of flu vaccine only worked a little bit better in seniors this past winter than traditional shots, the government reported Wednesday.

Trump wants those who 'invade' sent right back

Darlene Superville, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 6:16pm

President Donald Trump on Sunday compared people entering the U.S. from Mexico to invaders and said they should be immediately sent back without appearing before a judge.

What's that extra in my online cart? Soon, maybe a sales tax

Joseph Pisani, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 5:58pm

Attention shoppers: You may soon be paying more taxes on what you put in your online cart.

People angry over Sanders slam the wrong Red Hen

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 5:19pm

People have been flooding a Red Hen restaurant with angry calls and negative reviews since White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was told to leave — but they've got the wrong Red Hen.

'Gunshots and horror': San Diego shootout wounds 2 officers

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 5:04pm

A man opened fire on police and firefighters at a San Diego condominium, wounding two officers and sending bullets into nearby units before he was found dead, authorities said Sunday.

Man finds rattlesnake under hood while trying to start car

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 4:51pm

An upstate New York man trying to jump-start his car was greeted by an unusual sound coming from his engine — the rattle of a venomous timber rattlesnake.

1 dead in boating accident in southwest Wyoming

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 4:30pm

A boating accident in southwest Wyoming has claimed the life of a Utah man.

US restaurants host refugee chefs who offer a taste of home

Lorin Eleni Gill, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 4:15pm

At San Francisco's Tawla restaurant, Muna Anaee powdered her hands with flour and gently broke off a piece of golden dough to prepare bread eaten in Iraq, the country she fled with her family.

The Latest: Group: 'No magic bullet' to family reunification

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 3:56pm

The Latest on the separation of immigrant children from their parents (all times local):