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Deadly California blaze near Big Sur traced to unattended campfire

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Higher humidity and lower temperatures on Monday he. The wildfire was deterred Sunday from burning the tribal town that had evacuated hundreds of residents. Cal Fire Chief Richard Lopez told KSBW the "devastating" wildfire would have been preventable if people followed state park rules, especially in remote areas. Read More »

Turkey raids scientific council in latest post-coup crackdown

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The most senior European official to visit Turkey since last month's attempted coup has urged Turkey to act according to the rule of law. The Turkish government, and Erdogan in particular, has been angered by what they say is a delay in the extradition of Gulen from the US, and the issue has strained relations between the two North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies. Read More »

Travelers Championship Golf Betting Tips

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It looks as if the double major victor is doing all the things that he needs to, to perform well this week. He just didn't know there wasn't a Team USA. The Pat Mayo Hour covers the entire scope of the Fantasy sports landscape from Football to Reality TV, daily and yearly leagues and everything in between. Read More »

Koster: Missouri governor race a 'gut check'

Republican Eric Greitens gathered strong local support, as he did statewide, carrying Nodaway County with 1,693 of the 3,234 GOP votes cast for governor. He ran unsuccessfully for U.S. Senate in 2012, losing to Todd Aiken. Greitens, 42, of St. Louis, won in most areas across the state, with a final lead over second-place-finisher Brunner of about 10 percentage points. Read More »

Courts strike blows to GOP voter restrictions in 3 states

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Do you think the voter ID ruling in North Carolina was the right thing to do? In a stinging rebuke, the North Carolina ruling went beyond finding that its provisions merely disenfranchised voters, opining that the effort was the legislature's deliberate intent in a state that had been largely subject to federal oversight under Voting Rights Act provisions that have since been struck down by the U.S. Read More »

GOP frustrations with Trump mount, but endorsements stand

Still, some Republicans are quietly considering the arcane mechanics of what would happen to the party's ticket if Trump was to leave the presidential race. Trump's vice presidential running mate Mike Pence meanwhile contradicted Trump in an interview with Fox News and revealed that he had urged the billionaire to back Ryan. Read More »

Zika outbreak prompts travel warning for area of Miami

The CDC has issued a new advisory that says pregnant women should not travel a Zika-stricken part of Miami, and pregnant women who live there should take steps to prevent mosquito bites and sexual spread of the virus. They also continue to issue precautions, especially for pregnant women. However, Zika infection during pregnancy can cause a serious birth defect of the brain called microcephaly and other severe foetal birth defects. Read More »

Trump at Virginia rally: 'Get the baby out of here'

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As of right now, it's unclear whether the mother and crying baby were actually escorted out of the event. "I hear that baby cry, I like it", Trump said at a campaign event here as a baby could be heard crying in the audience. A woman tries to get her baby kissed by Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump at a January 26 Iowa rally. He later tweeted, "First Trump attacked the Hotel Roanoke". Read More »

Trump says Russia-Clinton emails remark was sarcasm

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Today Trump says it was all a joke. Given a chance moments later to reconsider his remarks, Trump doubled down: "If Russia or China or any other country has those emails ... 'Russia, if you're listening, I hope you're able to find the 30,000 emails that are missing, ' Trump , the Republican presidential nominee, told reporters. Read More »

Trump gifted Purple Heart, says he 'always wanted' one

After saying how much he liked babies, the child was heard again, prompting Trump to change course: "Actually, I was only kidding - get the baby out of here". Army captain, according to NBC reporter Katy Tur, who covered the campaign event. Trump received four draft deferments for education and one for a medical injury. Read More »

NTSB Investigation Continues into Texas Hot Air Balloon Crash

They include cell phones, one iPad, and three cameras. Officials originally said that everyone who was riding in the balloon appeared to be dead, but they couldn't confirm the exact toll. But he said it had yet to be determined whether the fire started before or after it struck the wires. Margaret Wylie, who lives a quarter-mile from the site, said she heard popping sounds and saw what looked "like a fireball going up". Read More »

Can Donald Trump win? 'Anything is possible,' Barack Obama says

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The president spoke for almost an hour as he delivered blow after blow against Trump. "This Trump guy is a really cool guy". Clinton and Democrats, he says, have "not done anything to prevent another attack". The question now is: How much will the first lady campaign for the newly minted Democratic nominee? Top campaign officials have previously suggested that the goal of the hack was to benefit GOP rival Donald Trump's campaign. Read More »

Ivanka Trump markets her look after RNC speech

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Trump, who polls as low as 34 percent among women, hired women on construction sites before it was commonplace, has more female than male executives and would introduce equal pay, she said. But again, there is nothing about subsidized childcare in the Republican platform. "This is pretty novel, other than her father trying to sell Trump Steaks himself in his prior television appearance", said Robert Kelner, a partner at the law firm Covington & Burling. Read More »

Voters not showing much pride in Clinton, Trump

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Scott Wagner, an alternate delegate to the Republican National Convention. In the most recent Pennsylvania poll posted to RealClearPolitics before Thursday, conducted by NBC News/The Wall Street Journal , Clinton was found to hold the same 9-point advantage over Trump. Read More »

Toya Wright's 2 Brothers Shot & Killed In New Orleans

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According to reports , Wright received the news about her brothers being killed when she was on stage during an event and understandably stormed off. Wright, 32, seemed to confirm the news with a somber Instagram post a few hours later. Wright learned of her brothers' untimely deaths while on stage at a venue in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and understandably "stormed off". Read More »

Texans star WR DeAndre Hopkins not at training camp

The Texans can fine Hopkins $40,000 for every day of training camp he misses. Hopkins had a breakout season in 2015, setting career high's in receptions (111), receiving yards (1,521 - third in the NFL) and touchdowns (11). Now he's watching players like Travis Benjamin , Mohamed Sanu , and Marvin Jones make two-to-three times as much money and it's got to be hard to stomach. Read More »

President Obama evokes Reagan as Democrats woo GOP voters

But Elmets was speaking to an audience beyond the hall. There are some who will say I'm supporting Hillary Clinton because she's a woman. He said the rhetoric at the GOP convention in Cleveland "wasn't particularly Republican, and it sure wasn't conservative". Read More »

Clinton accepts nomination casting herself as a unifier

She says "It Takes a Village" envisions a country in which people work together to make "our nation better and stronger". "Some people just don't know what to make of me", she said, before explaining how she grew up, describing her grandfather who worked in a Scranton lace mill and her mother, Dorothy, who was abandoned by her parents and ended up working as a house maid at age 14. Read More »

Hillary Clinton dares you to Trump yourself

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Cruz spoke during prime time on Wednesday night at the convention, but did not endorse Trump. "Real change is only going to come from someone outside the system", she said in her speech. When Cruz delivered his speech to Team Trump, they were put in an awkward position. Cruz made it all about himself and not about our nation. Cruz delegate Stan Kapp, 52, said he heard everything he needed from Trump. Read More »

Comedy Central Lawyers: Stephen Colbert Can't Be 'Colbert' on CBS

We're talking about " Stephen Colbert ", wearer of frameless glasses and host of Comedy Central's The Colbert Report . "So it is with a heavy heart that I announce that, thanks to corporate lawyers, the character of " Stephen Colbert , ' host of The Colbert Report , will never be seen again". Read More »

Michigan state workers charged in Flint water crisis

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Charged are Michigan Department of Health and Human Services workers Nancy Peeler, Corinne Miller and Robert Scott, and Michigan Department of Environmental Quality employees Leanne Smith; Adam Rosenthal and Patrick Cook, according to testimony this morning in Flint's district court. Read More »

The best moments from Hillary Clinton's DNC speech

In a sign of how she might try to restructure the American economy, Ms. Clinton said: "Wall Street, corporations, and the super-rich are going to start paying their fair share of taxes". "You know what I wanted to do". "I think they just need a little time, but they were there, too", he said. "He's the only one that gets it", Trump was quoted by ABC as saying. Read More »

Appeals court: N. Carolina voter ID law discriminatory

Appeals Court for the Fourth Circuit said the state legislature targeted African-Americans "with nearly surgical precision". The North Carolina and Texas laws were enacted following the Supreme Court's ruling in 2013 striking down part of the Voting Rights Act that required states with a history of discrimination to get federal permission before changing voting procedures. Read More »

SABMiller board likes AB InBev's better offer

Shares of Anheuser Busch InBev (BUD) are rising 2.29% to $128.91 today after SABMiller's (SBMRY) board backed AB InBev's higher takeover offer of almost $104 billion, or $45 per share, paving the way for a merger between the two breweries. Read More »

Chris Sale back with White Sox after jersey tirade

A story as weird as the misadventure that Chris Sale got into over the weekend deserves a follow-up, and we're here to deliver it to you. "It was over the line". It's understandable that Sale wants to put winning first, but that's still no excuse to cut up the uniforms. Still, manager Robin Ventura said he expects the usual Sale (14-3, 3.18 ERA) for the 8:05 p.m. Read More »

Obama's presidential library finds a home

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Jackson Park beat out rival Washington Park, another South Side green space rumored to have been in the running for the institution. However, the source told the Post, the formal announcement is to come in the next several days. The 500-acre park, located at 6401 S. Stony Island Ave., apparently won out over the alternative site of Washington Park. It also abuts the gentrifying corridors surrounding the University of Chicago campus. Read More »

Alaska party spokesman: No plant in Sanders camp

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The hacked internal communications were mostly boring stuff, but key messages confirmed a bias toward the Hillary Clinton campaign among Schultz and her DNC staff. The scandal is an unwanted distraction as the Democratic Party tries to paint itself as paint itself as unified at the four-day convention. "Wow, the Republican Convention went so smoothly compared to the Dems total mess", he wrote on Twitter. Read More »