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GOLETA, Calif. (AP) " A California wildfire that forced the evacuation of campgrounds and ranches devoured additional thousands of acres Friday and rising winds could stoke the flames racing through rugged canyons toward the Pacific Ocean, fire officials said. The blaze " which shut down U.S. 101, the state's major coastal highway, for two nights in a row " had consumed 9 square miles of heavy brush. The fire was 20 percent contained but so-called "sundowner" winds that rush down...

Updated at 12:04 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) " House Speaker Paul Ryan says Republican lawmakers should follow their conscience in deciding whether or not to support Donald Trump, the GOP's presumptive nominee for president. The Wisconsin Republican told NBC's "Meet...

Updated at 10:39 PM

CARLSBAD CAVERNS NATIONAL PARK, N.M. (AP) " Eyes wide open and head tilted upward, President Barack Obama appeared awed Friday as he toured an underground cave at a national park in New Mexico " part of a family vacation that's also designed to...

Updated at 10:28 PM

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) " "Orlando Strong" banners hung from porches and bridges, hotel workers wore purple T-shirts with "Orlando United" on them and shock gave way to grief in this tourist city as more families buried their loved ones...

Updated at 10:08 PM

BIRSTALL, England (AP) " British police on Saturday charged a reclusive gardener with murder and other offenses in the slaying of a popular Labour Party lawmaker, Jo Cox, as evidence emerged the 52-year-old had decades-old ties to a neo-Nazi...

Updated at 8:51 PM

SAN ANTONIO (AP) " U.S. Housing Secretary Julian Castro said Friday he isn't being vetted as a potential running mate for Democrat Hillary Clinton and continued to maintain that he is unlikely to be offered the job. But the 41-year-old...

Updated at 8:46 PM

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) " The effort to come up with a way to manage bison at Grand Canyon National Park has taken a turn back in time " thousands of years " to determine the massive animals' roots. A new National Park Service report declares...

Updated at 8:46 PM

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) " The effort to come up with a way to manage bison at Grand Canyon National Park has taken a turn back in time " thousands of years " to determine the massive animals' roots. A new National Park Service report declares...

Updated at 8:46 PM

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) " The effort to come up with a way to manage bison at Grand Canyon National Park has taken a turn back in time " thousands of years " to determine the massive animals' roots. A new National Park Service report declares...

Updated at 8:39 PM

ANACONDA, Mont. (AP) " A Montana legislator can stay in office after a jury found he took illegal corporate contributions from an anti-union organization during his 2010 primary election campaign, a judge ruled Friday. Instead, Republican...

Updated at 8:35 PM

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) " "Orlando Strong" banners hung from porches and bridges, hotel workers wore purple T-shirts with "Orlando United" on them and shock gave way to grief in this tourist city as more families buried their loved ones...

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