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Massive blazes across dry West drain firefighting resources

CHELAN, Wash. (AP) — Wildfires are putting such a strain on the nation's firefighting resources that authorities have activated the military and sought international help to beat back scores of blazes burning uncontrolled throughout the dry West.

Last Updated on Thursday, 20 August 2015

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Scientists find how obesity gene works, a clue to treatment

Scientists have finally figured out how the key gene tied to obesity makes people fat, a major discovery that could open the door to an entirely new approach to the problem beyond diet and exercise.

Last Updated on Thursday, 20 August 2015

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Protests in St. Louis after police shooting of suspect, 18

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Officers arrested at least nine people and deployed tear gas amid protests in St. Louis over the death of a black 18-year-old who was fatally shot by police after he pointed a gun at them, the city's police chief said.

Last Updated on Thursday, 20 August 2015

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Poll: Majority in US wants gov't to curb prescription costs

WASHINGTON (AP) — Regardless of political affiliation, Americans strongly support government action to control prescription drug costs, according to a poll released Thursday.

Last Updated on Thursday, 20 August 2015

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Report on Iran side deal angers GOP, House Dems claims votes

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican opposition to President Barack Obama's nuclear deal is flaring over revelations of a secret side agreement involving Iranian inspections. But House Democrats are shrugging off the report and claiming they have the votes to back up Obama anyway.

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Alaska landslide debris too unstable to search for 3 buried

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Authorities haven't begun clearing tons of logs and mud to search for three men believed buried by a landslide because the debris that crashed into a southeast Alaska town remained too unstable Wednesday and poses a danger.

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Prosecutor: Ex-Subway pitchman paid kids for sex on NY trips

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Longtime Subway pitchman Jared Fogle capitalized on his business trips to New York City to arrange trysts with minors in luxury hotels, federal prosecutors said in charging the Indiana man in a case that also documented his acceptance of child pornography from a close associate.

Last Updated on Thursday, 20 August 2015

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Television networks looking back at Katrina

NEW YORK (AP) — ABC's Robin Roberts and Fox News Channel's Shepard Smith, who anchor specials this weekend about the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina's devastating Gulf Coast landfall, both had reasons to avoid the topic.

Last Updated on Thursday, 20 August 2015

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