In dry, windy West, crews target flames in several states

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) — Growing wildfires stoked by windy, dry conditions have destroyed buildings and forced evacuations in California, Washington, Montana and elsewhere.


North Korean submarine missile launch shows improved ability

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A ballistic missile fired from a North Korean submarine on Wednesday flew about 500 kilometers (310 miles), the longest distance achieved by the North for such a weapon, Seoul officials said, putting all of South Korea, and possibly parts of Japan, within its striking distance.

  • Written by HYUNG-JIN KIM, Associated Press

Trump's evolving immigration plan compared to Clinton, Obama

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump's new line on immigration — "fair, but firm" — is leaving both Republicans and Democrats with the same question: Is the famously hard-line GOP nominee softening his approach?

  • Written by JOSH LEDERMAN, Associated Press

Many donors to Clinton Foundation met with her at State

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than half the people outside the government who met with Hillary Clinton while she was secretary of state gave money — either personally or through companies or groups — to the Clinton Foundation. It's an extraordinary proportion indicating her possible ethics challenges if elected president.

  • Written by STEPHEN BRAUN, Associated Press EILEEN SULLIVAN, Associated Press

Scores sagging for high school grads taking ACT college test

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly two-thirds of this year's high school graduates took the ACT college entrance exam, and their scores suggest that many remain unprepared for the rigors of college-level coursework.

  • Written by JENNIFER C. KERR, Associated Press