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This photo taken Friday, Aug. 10, 2018 near Lakeport, Calif. shows dirt paths created by bulldozers in an effort to contain part of the largest wildfire on record in California. Firefighters are battling the largest wildfire on record in California, while foresters and other experts are working to repair the damage. Crews are smoothing out dirt roads and replacing fences to mitigate the damage caused not by flames but by the firefighters racing to extinguish them. They seek to restore private lands, protect the environment and water supply, and prevent erosion.(AP Photo/Jonathan J. Cooper)
August 15, 2018 - 4:13 pm
LAKEPORT, Calif. (AP) — Jack Hattendorf steers his road grader back and forth across a dirt path cutting through blackened earth. With each pass, he smooths and tamps down the soil to remake a dirt road that fire crews tore apart days earlier to stop flames that would become part of the largest...
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People dress in historical military costumes during an Armed Forces Day parade in Warsaw, Poland, Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018. Poland's President Andrzej Duda voiced in a speech, that he hopes for a permanent U.S. military presence in his country. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
August 15, 2018 - 1:33 pm
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's president voiced hope for a permanent U.S. military presence in his country, speaking as the nation put on a large military parade on its Armed Forces Day holiday Wednesday replete with tanks and people marching in historic uniforms. Poland is fearful of Russia's...
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Park Ranger Alex Martinez passes maps out and directs visitors at the Highway 140 gate as Yosemite National Park reopens in California, Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018. The nearly three-week closure was the result of a wildfire. (AP Photo/Gary Kazanjian)
August 14, 2018 - 6:55 pm
Hikers and nature lovers returned to Yosemite National Park's scenic valley Tuesday after a rare 20-day closure because of smoke from wildfires. Some said they didn't mind the hazy air that obscured scenic vistas; others came prepared with eye drops and face masks. Park officials also advised...
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August 14, 2018 - 3:29 pm
Royal Bank of Scotland will pay a $4.9 billion fine to settle allegations it misrepresented the types of mortgages it sold to investors during the housing bubble that ultimately led to the 2008 financial crisis. The Justice Department said in a statement Tuesday that the penalty is the largest it...
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August 14, 2018 - 1:48 pm
RENO, Nev. (AP) — A federal judge has thrown out a defamation suit a Western art collector filed against a prestigious auction house and the owner of a Reno gallery who claimed an early 20th century cowboy painting he sold for $750,000 was a fake. The judge in Reno dismissed the lawsuit last week...
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File - In this June 12, 1939 file photo, these baseball stars were pictured as they attended the dedication and their induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y. Front row; Eddie Collins, Babe Ruth, Connie Mack, Cy Young; Rear row left to right; Hans Wagner, Grover Cleveland Alexander, Tris Speaker, Napoleon Lajoie, George Sisler and Walter Johnson. A baseball with the signatures of Babe Ruth, Ty Cobb, Honus Wagner and eight other legends of the game has sold for more than $600,000. The players all signed the ball on the same day in 1939, when they had gathered to become the first class to enter the Baseball Hall of Fame. SCP Auctions said Monday, Aug. 13, 2018, that it has sold for just over $623,000. That crushes the previous record of $345,000 for a signed ball, set in 2013. (AP Photo/File)
August 14, 2018 - 2:02 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — How could a baseball artifact possibly top a ball signed by both Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig? How about a ball signed by Babe Ruth, Honus Wagner, Ty Cobb, Cy Young, Tris Speaker, George Sisler, Walter Johnson, Connie Mack, Nap Lajoie, Eddie Collins and Pete Alexander, on the day...
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This image shows a Western Union Telegram dated Dec. 23, 1943, announcing that United States Marine Corps Private Emil Ragucci was killed in action during World War II. Decades after his death in the South Pacific Battle of Tarawa, Ragucci's remains are scheduled to return home to Philadelphia on Monday, Aug. 13, 2018. (Courtesy of the Ragucci family via AP)
August 13, 2018 - 3:04 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — For nearly 70 years, Dominic Ragucci believed the remains of his brother Emil had been swept out to sea during a World War II battle on a Pacific atoll. But on Monday, Dominic, 86, and his brother Victor, 91, stood on a tarmac in Philadelphia to greet Emil's remains as he...
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Riot police use a water canon during a charge to clear the square during protests outside the government headquarters, in Bucharest, Romania, Friday, Aug. 10, 2018. Romanians who live abroad are staging an anti-government protest calling on the left-wing government to resign and an early election.(AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
August 13, 2018 - 1:05 pm
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Israel's embassy on Monday protested to the Romanian government after four Israeli tourists were allegedly dragged out of a taxi and beaten by riot police in Bucharest during a violent anti-corruption protest. The embassy described the Friday night attack as "unacceptable...
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Navy experts in explosives are retrieving three World War II-era bombs from the Baltic Sea bed in the vacation resort of Kolobrzeg, Poland, on Monday, 13 August 2018. Some 2,200 people had to be evacuated to all allow for the removal of the bombs that were taken to a test range for controlled detonation.(AP Photo/Sekcja Prasowa 8.Flotylla Obrony Wybrzeża)
August 13, 2018 - 11:22 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — More than 2,000 people were evacuated Monday while Polish navy experts removed three World War II bombs from the Baltic Sea bed at the vacation resort of Kolobrzeg. The spokesman for the local navy unit, Jacek Kwiatkowski, said the bombs were hoisted out of the sea and onto a...
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Two police officers work at the scene the day after an oceanside boardwalk collapsed during a nighttime concert in Vigo, Spain, Monday, Aug. 13, 2018. Authorities say the oceanside boardwalk collapsed around midnight Sunday at the closing event of a three-day festival, injuring 313 people, five of them seriously. (AP Photo/Lalo R. Villar)
August 13, 2018 - 6:54 am
MADRID (AP) — An oceanside boardwalk collapsed during a nighttime concert in the Spanish city of Vigo, injuring 313 people, five of them seriously, authorities said Monday. Many young people were on the port's wooden boardwalk when it gave way around midnight Sunday at the closing event of a three-...
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