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  • California wildfires burn amid high risk of brutal blazes

    LOS ANGELES - Firefighters struggling to contain three wildfires near Los Angeles faced another challenging day Saturday as forecasters warned that the risk of new fires was high with temperatures expected to spike and humidity levels to drop across California.
  • 'Do something:' Harris' rapid rise driven by call to action

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Hours before Kamala Harris took the stage for the first time as Joe Biden's vice-presidential pick, she received a text message from a childhood classmate with photos from their school days.
  • Officer minimized role in Floyd's death to investigators

    A former Minneapolis police officer involved in George Floyd's arrest told investigators that he was focused on crowd control and minimized his role in the actions that led to Floyd's death, video of the interview shows.
  • Venezuelans brave open sea on tubes, fishing for survival

    LA GUAIRA, Venezuela - The biggest fear is a fishhook puncturing the inner tube that keeps them afloat far from shore. Then come sharks grabbing their catch and maybe biting their legs. And the current that threatens to pull them out to sea.
  • Gunmen kill son of legendary Mexico drug capo Amado Carrillo

    MEXICO CITY - Prosecutors in northern Mexico say that gunmen have killed a son of legendary drug lord Amado Carrillo Fuentes.
  • Fear, language barriers hinder immigrant contact-tracing

    Only a handful of contact tracers working to slow COVID-19 in 125 communities near Chicago speak Spanish, despite significant Hispanic populations. Churches and advocacy groups in the Houston area are trying to convince immigrants to co-operate when health officials call. And in California, immigrants are being trained as contact tracers to ease mistrust.
  • Iran threatens 'dangerous future' for UAE after Israel deal

    TEHRAN, Iran - Iran’s powerful Revolutionary Guard vowed Saturday there would be dangerous consequences for the United Arab Emirates after it announced a historic deal with Israel to open up diplomatic relations.
  • Texas testing drops as schools reopen, prepare for football

    SAN ANTONIO - Anyone can get a coronavirus test at the CentroMed clinic in San Antonio, but on a recent day, the drive-thru was empty. Finally two masked people in a maroon SUV pulled straight on through with no wait.
  • Heeding mom, Tennessee lawmaker helped women gain the vote

    One hundred years ago this month, women in the United States were guaranteed the right to vote with ratification of the 19th Amendment — secured by a 24-year-old Tennessee legislator's decisive vote, cast at the bidding of his mother.
  • New push on training officers how to stop abuse in own ranks

    HARTFORD, Conn. - Despite policies on the books for years that require officers across the United States to stop colleagues from using excessive force, there has been little or no effort to teach officers how to intervene, law enforcement officials and experts say.

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