Tourists flee Washington town as wildfire threatens homes

CHELAN, Wash. (AP) — Many tourists have fled this scenic lakeside town in the Cascade Mountain range that counts on money from summer visitors after wildfires burned dozens of homes and continued to threaten many more.

  • Written by NICHOLAS K. GERANIOS, Associated Press TED S. WARREN, Associated Press

Networks, stars to raise awareness for education

NEW YORK (AP) — The four largest broadcast networks will simultaneously air a fundraising special for education next month featuring Stephen Colbert, Scarlett Johansson and other celebrity entertainers.

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Israeli opposition leader fears new Palestinian uprising

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Israel's opposition leader is calling on the government to work with the Palestinian Authority to prevent what he says could be a third Palestinian uprising.

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Rush-hour Bangkok bombing at busy shrine kills 18, hurts 117

BANGKOK (AP) — A bomb exploded Monday within a central Bangkok shrine that is among the city's most popular tourist spots, killing at least 18 people and injuring more than 100 across a hectic intersection surrounded by five-star hotels and upscale shopping malls.

  • Written by JERRY HARMER, Associated Press ANUSONADISAI NATTASUDA, Associated Press