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Hundreds evacuate from 2 California wildfires

OAKHURST, Calif. (AP) — Two out-of-control wildfires in California forced hundreds of residents to flee from their homes on Sunday, including one near a lakeside resort town that has burned 21 structures, authorities said.

Last Updated on Monday, 15 September 2014

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Civil War officer's heroism earns Medal of Honor

WASHINGTON (AP) — After an act of Congress and years of lobbying by descendants and admirers, a Union Army officer who made the ultimate sacrifice more than 150 years ago will be recognized for his heroism when President Barack Obama grants him the nation's highest commendation for battlefield valor.

Last Updated on Monday, 15 September 2014

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A Scottish 'Yes' also means exit from EU, NATO

BRUSSELS (AP) — If Scottish voters this week say Yes to independence, not only will they tear up the map of Great Britain, they'll shake the twin pillars of Western Europe's postwar prosperity and security — the European Union and the U.S.-led NATO defense alliance.

Last Updated on Monday, 15 September 2014

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Iran rejects global strategy against extremists

PARIS (AP) — As diplomats from around the world sought a global strategy to fight Islamic State extremists, Iran ruled out working with any international coalition, saying it had rejected American requests for cooperation against the militants.

Last Updated on Monday, 15 September 2014

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Scottish independence could mean messy divorce

LONDON (AP) — How do you divorce after a 300-year union? It's complicated, and there is a deadline.

Last Updated on Sunday, 14 September 2014

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US threatened Yahoo with huge fine over emails

WASHINGTON (AP) — Yahoo's free email service could have cost the company an extra quarter of a million dollars a day.

Last Updated on Sunday, 14 September 2014

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Video shows slaying of British aid worker

BEIRUT (AP) — Islamic State extremists released a video showing the beheading of British aid worker David Haines, who was abducted in Syria last year, and British Prime Minister David Cameron late Saturday condemned his slaying as "an act of pure evil."

Last Updated on Sunday, 14 September 2014

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N. Korea sentences US man to 6 years of hard labor

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korea's Supreme Court on Sunday sentenced a 24-year-old American man to six years of hard labor for entering the country illegally and trying to commit espionage.

Last Updated on Sunday, 14 September 2014

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