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Fire damage to mill another blow to timber town

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WEED, Calif. (AP) — Besides destroying or damaging scores of homes and other structures, a fast-moving wildfire struck a blow at the economi... Full Story

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  • Fire damage to mill another blow to timber town
    Fire damage to mill another blow to timber town

    WEED, Calif. (AP) — Besides destroying or damaging scores of homes and other structures, a fast-moving wildfire struck a blow at the economic vitals of this struggling Northern California timber town, knocking its last wood products mill offline for an undetermined amount of time.

  • Big break in ambush probe: suspect's abandoned SUV
    Big break in ambush probe: suspect's abandoned SUV

    BLOOMING GROVE, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say a heavily armed survivalist with a vendetta against law enforcement is the suspect in an ambush that killed one Pennsylvania State Police trooper and wounded another in a heavily forested region of northeastern Pennsylvania.

  • 2014 MacArthur 'genius grant' winners unveiled
    2014 MacArthur 'genius grant' winners unveiled

    CHICAGO (AP) — A professor whose research is helping a California police department improve its strained relationship with the black community and a lawyer who advocates for victims of domestic abuse are among the 21 winners of this year's MacArthur Foundation "genius grants."

  • Hospitals struggled during Sandy, report says
    Hospitals struggled during Sandy, report says

    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — When Superstorm Sandy slammed into the Northeast nearly two years ago, hospitals found themselves dealing with surges in patients, lost power supplies and employees who couldn't get to work — problems that a new federal report finds they were not prepared to handle.

  • Minneapolis-St. Paul 1 site of anti-terror program
    Minneapolis-St. Paul 1 site of anti-terror program

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul will participate in a Department of Justice pilot program designed to engage at-risk communities and stop extremists from recruiting Americans to join terror organizations overseas, U.S. Attorney Andy Luger said Tuesday.

  • Arizona gets ready for second Pacific storm blast
    Arizona gets ready for second Pacific storm blast

    PHOENIX (AP) — The remnants of Tropical Storm Odile barreled toward Arizona on Wednesday and threatened to swamp some areas with 5 inches of rain in the second blast of hurricane-related weather to hit the desert region in the last two weeks.

  • APNewsBreak: 'Easy Rider' bike going to auction
    APNewsBreak: 'Easy Rider' bike going to auction

    NEW YORK (AP) — The customized Captain America chopper Peter Fonda rode in "Easy Rider" has come to symbolize the counterculture of the 1960s. Now it's for sale.

  • Cops: No past reason to enter remains-filled home
    Cops: No past reason to enter remains-filled home

    BLACKSTONE, Mass. (AP) — Police responded to several calls in recent years from a home where the remains of three infants were found last week but never had reason to check conditions inside the home, according to police logs released Tuesday.

  • Woman in wildfire's path lost almost everything
    Woman in wildfire's path lost almost everything

    WEED, Calif. (AP) — Kate Stonecypher awoke Monday and thought about wearing boots to work but decided on sneakers instead.

  • NASA picks Boeing and SpaceX to ferry astronauts
    NASA picks Boeing and SpaceX to ferry astronauts

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA is a giant step closer to launching Americans again from U.S. soil.

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