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Crews make progress on huge California wildfire

Cooler, wet weather helped firefighters make progress on a huge Northern California wildfire that destroyed nearly three‑dozen structures, forced the...

Yemen Shiite rebels rout Islamist-allied general

Heavily armed Yemeni Shiite militiamen took over the headquarters and house of a powerful army general allied to Sunni Islamists on Monday and set up...

US existing home sales fall in August

Fewer Americans bought homes in August, as investors retreated from real estate and first‑time buyers remained scarce.

Germany organizing conference on refugee crisis

Germany's Foreign Ministry says it is organizing an international conference on the refugee crisis resulting from the conflicts in Syria and Iraq.

Apple sells more than 10 million iPhones in debut weekend

Apple Inc. sold a record of more than 10 million iPhones in the weekend debut of two new models, as consumers flocked to stores and Web shops to buy...

Khodorkovsky challenges Putin as opposition stages march

Mikhail Khodorkovsky, the one‑time oil tycoon who spent a decade in President Vladimir Putin’s prisons, staked a claim to the leadership of...

Tesco starts accounting probe after profit forecast inflated

Tesco Plc, Britain’s biggest grocer, started a probe of accounting practices and asked its U. K. chief to step aside during an investigation after...

Kevin Bacon turns six degrees to $70,000 as schools pay for stars

Hundreds of University of South Florida screaming students rose as the 56-year‑old actor took the...