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  • Warmer weather expected around California wildfire

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    HAPPY CAMP, Calif. (AP) — Crews battling a wildfire in a far Northern California forest that has led to the evacuation of 250 homes are bracing for warmer, dryer weather. Fire spokesman Dave Schmitt says temperatures near the blaze in the Klamath National Forest are expected to be...

  • Atlantic City's Revel starts closing after 2 years

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The most spectacular and costly failure in Atlantic City's 36-year history of casino gambling began to play out Monday when the $2.4 billion Revel Casino Hotel emptied its hotel. Its casino will close early Tuesday morning. Revel is shutting down a little...

  • A look at the issues around a new Wisconsin casino

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republican Gov. Scott Walker has put off a decision on whether to approve the Menominee Nation's plans for a new off-reservation casino in Kenosha until after the November election. It's a politically charged issue that puts Walker in a tight spot: If he approves...

  • Key moments give fuel to Minnesota campaign themes

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Several upcoming events on the calendar could help energize campaigns for Minnesota governor and legislative offices. They'll drive the messages voters will hear from candidates and their allies over the next two months. For Democrats, back-to-school week brings...

  • Lightning kills boy swimming in Pennsylvania creek

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    PEACH BOTTOM, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say a lightning strike has killed a boy who was swimming in a central Pennsylvania creek. Lancaster Newspapers (http://bit.ly/W3i4Lr) reports that three boys were swimming in the Conowingo Creek in Fulton Township when a storm moved through Sunday...

  • NATO plans high-readiness force to counter Russia

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO leaders this week will be asked to approve creation of a high-readiness force and the stockpiling of military equipment and supplies in Eastern Europe to help protect member nations there against potential Russian aggression, the alliance's secretary general said...

  • Five things to know about Delaware's election

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    DOVER, Del. (AP) — Here are five things to know about campaigns, candidates and politics in Delaware as voters prepare for the Sept. 9 primary contest and Nov. 4 general election: BIDEN TIME Attorney General Beau Biden isn't running for re-election, having set his sights instead on...

  • Md. looks to rebound from low primary turnout

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Democrats and Republicans were equally unenthusiastic about voting in June's primary, a fact that has the gubernatorial campaigns of Democratic Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown and Republican Larry Hogan focusing on boosting turnout in November. For both parties,...

  • 5 Things to know about the 2014 Utah election

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah's statewide and national races haven't the same drama and punch since a highly anticipated rematch in Utah's 4th Congressional District between Republican Mia Love and U.S. Rep. Jim Matheson deflated in December when the Democratic incumbent decided against...

  • 5 things to know about Louisiana's election

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Here are five things to know about Louisiana's Nov. 4 ballot, which includes all six U.S. House seats and a heavily watched battle for the U.S. Senate: LAST ELECTION IN THE COUNTRY Louisiana has a unique "jungle primary" system in which all candidates,...

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