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ROSEAU, Dominica (AP) " Rescue crews fanned across Dominica late Thursday to search for missing and injured people after Tropical Storm Erika pummeled the eastern Caribbean island, unleashing landslides and killing at least four people.

Updated at 10:35 PM

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) " Pressure grew Thursday on Guatemalan President Otto Perez Molina to resign as business and government offices closed, protesters marched by the thousands and the attorney general's office urged him to step down "to prevent...

Updated at 10:26 PM

ROANOKE, Va. (AP) " The latest on the on-air killing of two TV station employees in Virginia (all times local):

Updated at 10:10 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) " Amgen Inc. has won federal approval for the second medicine in a new class of pricey biotech drugs that reduce artery-clogging cholesterol more than older statin drugs that have been used for decades.

Updated at 9:59 PM

NEW ORLEANS (AP) " Visiting residents on tidy porch stoops and sampling the fried chicken at a corner restaurant, President Barack Obama held out the people of New Orleans on Thursday as an extraordinary example of renewal and resilience 10 years...

Updated at 9:52 PM

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) " The federal government plans to spend more than $200 million over the next three years on programs to protect greater sage grouse in Western states " regardless of whether the bird receives federal protections, U.S. Agriculture...

Updated at 9:45 PM

SACRAMENTO — Californians exceeded the statewide conservation mandate for the second month in a row in July and reduced water consumption by 31.3 percent, according to a report released Thursday by the State Water Resources Control...

Updated at 9:33 PM

CHELAN, Wash. (AP) " Firefighters were holding their own Thursday against the largest wildfire on record in Washington state, even as rising temperatures and increased winds stoked the flames.

Updated at 8:59 PM

It's alive! ... Er, awakened!Star Wars: The Force Awakens comes out in just a few...

Updated at 8:51 PM

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) " Pacific walrus have come ashore on the northwest coast of Alaska in what has become an annual sign of the effects of climate change.

Updated at 8:47 PM

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) " For the second straight month, Californians exceeded hefty water conservation mandates during the relentless drought without the state imposing fines, officials said Thursday.

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