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Wenatchee, Wash. • From just across the Wenatchee River, Dominick Bonny watched a whole neighborhood in his central Washington town burn as a wildfire destroyed two dozen homes and forced hundreds to flee. “With the wind blowing away from us, …

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  • Supporters of keeping the Confederate battle flag flying at a Confederate monument at the South Carolina Statehouse wave flags during a rally in front of the statehouse in Columbia, S.C., on Saturday, June 27, 2015. Gov. Nikki Haley and a number of other state leaders have called for the removal of the flag following the shooting deaths of nine black parishioners in a church in Charleston.  (AP Photo/Bruce Smith) Survey: Confederate flag push reaches key milestone in SC
    Columbia, S.C. • A survey of South Carolina legislators shows there is enough support to remove the Confederate flag from Statehouse grounds if all su...
    Updated Jun 29 2015 04:21 pm   |     |   Share
  • WikiLeaks says NSA spied on French business
    Paris • WikiLeaks has released documents that it says show that the U.S. National Security Agency eavesdropped on France’s top finance officials and h...
    Updated Jun 29 2015 02:42 pm   |     |   Share
  • Transgender immigration detainees may be housed by identity
    Santa Ana, Calif. • Immigration authorities may start housing transgender detainees based on the gender they identify with following criticism about d...
    Updated Jun 29 2015 02:39 pm   |     |   Share
  • Bush recalls removing Confederate flag from Florida Capitol
    West Columbia, S.C. • Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush wants voters to know he’s on the side of those calling for the Confederate flag to co...
    Updated Jun 29 2015 02:27 pm   |     |   Share

  • Opponents of a measure requiring nearly all California school children to be vaccinated gathered on the west steps of the Capitol after lawmakers approved the bill,  in Sacramento, Calif., Thursday, June 25, 2015.  The bill, SB277 co-authored by state Sen. Richard Pan, D-Sacramento and Ben Allen D-Santa Monica was approved by the Assembly. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli) California passes strict school vaccine bill
    Sacramento, Calif. • California lawmakers on Monday sent the governor a contentious bill that would impose one of the strictest school vaccination law...
    Updated Jun 29 2015 07:48 pm   |     |   Share
  • FILE - In this June 19, 2015 file photo, kayaker Chris Cooper paddles across a flooded area at Detweiller Golf Course as Dewey Banks fishes for catfish in flood waters from the Illinois River in Peoria, Ill. Significant flooding in June was reported in parts of Michigan, Illinois, Indiana and Missouri and more rain forecast this week furthers worries that already serious flooding won't go away anytime soon. (David Zalaznik/Journal Star via AP, File) Unrelenting rain leads to more flooding in Midwest
    St. Louis • A wet June turned worse after strong weekend storms drenched the Midwest, strengthening worries that already-serious flooding won’t go awa...
    Updated Jun 29 2015 12:00 pm   |     |   Share
  • Survey: Sibling punches aren’t only assaults US kids face
    Chicago • Getting punched by your brother or sister is sometimes a painful rite of passage, but many U.S. kids also experience other types of assaults...
    Updated Jun 29 2015 11:57 am   |     |   Share
  • FILE - This Dec. 13, 2010, file photo shows CMS Energy Corp.'s B.C. Cobb Plant in Muskegon, Mich. The week of Monday, June 29, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court is expected to rule on a challenge by Michigan and 20 other states to new U.S. Environmental Protection Agency regulations of mercury and other toxic air pollutants at coal fired power plants. live. (Jeffrey Ball, The Muskegon Chronicle via AP) Justices rule against EPA on mercury limits
    Washington • The Supreme Court ruled Monday against the Obama administration’s attempt to limit power plant emissions of mercury and other hazardous a...
    Updated Jun 29 2015 09:47 pm   |     |   Share
  • Car bomb in Cairo kills Egypt’s top prosecutor
    Cairo • A car bomb killed Egypt’s top prosecutor on Monday, ripping through his convoy in a Cairo neighborhood, in the first assassination of a top of...
    Updated Jun 29 2015 08:42 am   |     |   Share
  • Members of left wing parties burn a European Union flag during a protest in the northern Greek port city of Thessaloniki, Sunday, June 28, 2015.Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras says the Bank of Greece has recommended that banks remain closed and restrictions be imposed on transactions, after the European Central Bank didn't increase the amount of emergency liquidity the lenders can access from the central bank. (AP Photo/Giannis Papanikos) The Latest: Greek opposition calls for debate ahead of vote
    Berlin • The latest news on Greece’s financial woes as it closes its banks and limits money withdrawals (all times local): ——— 4:20 p.m. Greek conserv...
    Updated Jun 29 2015 08:36 am   |     |   Share
  • Supreme Court will re-hear Texas affirmative action
    Washington • The Supreme Court said Monday it will dive back into the fight over the use of race in admissions at the University of Texas, a decision ...
    Updated Jun 29 2015 08:36 am   |     |   Share
  • A vehicle parked near the Supreme Court in Washington, has signage that says Justices uphold use of drug implicated in botched executions
    Washington • The Supreme Court upheld the use of a controversial drug in lethal injection executions Monday, as two dissenting justices said for the f...
    Updated Jun 29 2015 08:33 am   |     |   Share
  • FILE - In this Friday June 26, 2015, file photo, a man holds a U.S. and a rainbow flag outside the Supreme Court in Washington after the court legalized gay marriage nationwide. After the decision, religious conservatives are focusing on preserving their right to object. Their concerns are for the thousands of faith-based charities, colleges and hospitals that want to hire, fire, serve and set policy according to their religious beliefs, notably that gay relationships are morally wrong. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin) Religious liberty is rallying cry after gay marriage ruling
    New York • Now that same-sex marriage is legal nationwide, religious conservatives are focusing on preserving their right to object. Their concerns ar...
    Updated Jun 29 2015 08:33 am   |     |   Share
  • Moab dinosaur tracks found vandalized
    Grand Junction, Colo. • Authorities are looking for a vandal after a set of dinosaur tracks northeast of Moab was found filled with plaster. The Grand...
    Updated Jun 29 2015 06:46 pm   |     |   Share
  • Republican presidential candidate, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla. speaks during a town hall meeting, Thursday, June 25, 2015, in Exeter, N.H. (AP Photo/Jim Cole) Court decisions a challenge for GOP
    Washington • For the second time in two days, the Supreme Court struck at the heart of the Republican Party platform. Yet the response to Friday’s rul...
    Updated Jun 27 2015 09:30 pm   |     |   Share
  • FILE - This April 28, 2015, artist rendering shows Tennessee Associate Solicitor General Joseph Walen arguing before the Supreme Court hearing on same-sex marriage in Washington. Justices, from left are, Sonia Sotomayor, Stephen Breyer, Clarence Thomas, Antonin Scalia, Chief Justice John Roberts, Anthony Kennedy, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Samuel Alito Jr., and Elena Kagan. The Supreme Court’s four liberal justices have been in the majority in virtually all the year’s biggest cases. They have found a fifth vote to form a majority in Kennedy and more surprisingly, Roberts. homas was even their partner in one 5-4 ruling.(AP Photo/Dana Verkouteren, File) Liberal justices prevail in high-profile Supreme Court cases
    Washington • The Supreme Court term that is nearing its end shows how silence can signal success. With a notable paucity of dissents and not a single ...
    Updated Jun 27 2015 10:57 am   |     |   Share
  • Police surround the flagpole flying the Confederate battle flag at a Confederate monument  at the Statehouse in Columbia, S.C., on Saturday, June, 27, 2015 as Bree Newsome of Charlotte, N.C. climbs the pole to remove the banner. She was taken into custody when she came down. The flag was raised again by capitol workers about 45 minutes later.  (AP Photo/Bruce Smith) Woman removes Confederate flag in front of SC statehouse
    Columbia, S.C. •The Confederate flag was temporarily removed from the front of the South Carolina Statehouse on Saturday when a woman climbed the flag...
    Updated Jun 27 2015 05:23 pm   |     |   Share
  • Alta defends snowboarding ban at appeals court
    Salt Lake City • One of the last ski resorts in the country to prohibit snowboarding is defending itself at a federal appeals court from a lawsuit cal...
    Updated Jun 27 2015 12:30 pm   |     |   Share
  • Floating convenience store opens at Lake Powell
    Page, Ariz. • A new floating convenience store has opened on Lake Powell. The National Park Service said Friday the store and snack bar is ready to se...
    Updated Jun 27 2015 12:27 pm   |     |   Share
  • Airlines to boost service to Jackson Hole
    Jackson, Wyo. • Several commercial airlines plan to add flights into Jackson Hole Airport next winter. If the plans come to fruition, there may be as ...
    Updated Jun 27 2015 12:27 pm   |     |   Share
  • Idaho new laws include official state amphibian
    Boise, Idaho • Summer in Idaho brings not only plenty of outdoor cookouts and floats down the river, but also state laws ready to go into effect. July...
    Updated Jun 27 2015 12:12 pm   |     |   Share