• Fire that threatened homes in California is fully contained

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    VACAVILLE, Calif. (AP) — A wildfire that might have been started by fireworks and burned more than 320 acres while threatening homes in the California city of Vacaville was 100 percent contained Sunday, officials said. The fire started Saturday night and embers were quickly spread by...

  • Trial to examine retaliation charge against Arizona sheriff

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    PHOENIX (AP) — The sheriff of metro Phoenix has long been known for jailing inmates in tents and pink underwear and cracking down on illegal immigration. But an upcoming trial will force Sheriff Joe Arpaio to answer for a pattern of behavior that his critics have long found deeply...

  • On 9th day, Kerry says Iran nuke talks could go either way

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    VIENNA (AP) — Nine days into marathon nuclear talks, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday said the diplomatic efforts "could go either way," cutting off all potential pathways for an Iranian atomic bomb or ending without an agreement that American officials have sometimes...

  • In Trinidad, joint unit of police, soldiers to combat gangs

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad (AP) — Trinidad and Tobago's leader has created a combined national security force to combat gang violence in a crime-troubled community. Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar says the initiative dubbed "Operation Restore" will join together police officers and...

  • World Series of Poker's championship event starts in Vegas

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — The bluffing and betting began this afternoon for thousands of poker players in Las Vegas risking $10,000 each in hopes of winning several million dollars and being crowned the next champion of the World Series of Poker's Main Event. The days-long Texas Hold 'Em...

  • 'Trombone Shorty' takes main stage at Essence Festival

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — He's no stranger to huge audiences and national exposure, but Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews says his upcoming performance at the Essence Festival is a dream come true. Andrews, known for high-energy shows with his band Orleans Avenue, regularly plays to big crowds....

  • 'Terminator,' 'Magic Mike' fizzle at July 4th box office

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — July 4th went off like a dud at the box office. Anticipated new releases "Magic Mike XXL" and "Terminator Genisys" fizzled, leaving the popular holdovers "Jurassic World" and "Inside Out" to top the holiday weekend. Despite the brawny enticements of Channing Tatum and...

  • Boy, 8, drowns n Arizona river on Fourth holiday

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    CAMP VERDE, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities say an 8-year-old boy who was being carried by a relative in a central Arizona river drowned Saturday. The Yavapai County Sheriff's Office says the drowning occurred around 4:30 p.m. in the Verde River at a recreation area, southeast of Camp Verde....

  • World heritage status for The Alamo, Japan industrial sites

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    BONN, Germany (AP) — The United States has succeeded in its bid to "Remember the Alamo," after the U.N. cultural body approved its status as a world heritage site Sunday. The Alamo was one of five Spanish Roman Catholic sites, known as the San Antonio Missions, to receive the coveted...

  • Pair of lions kept as pets by Gaza family arrive in Jordan

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Two young lions that had been kept as pets in a Gaza refugee camp traveled Sunday to Jordan where their final destination will be a wildlife sanctuary. A Gaza family had bought the lions as cubs from a local zoo that was damaged in last year's war between...

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