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Drought-stricken West braces as wildfire season flares up

Drought-stricken West braces as wildfire season flares upSAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Thousands fled their homes as major wildfires encroached on a charred area of Northern California still recovering from severe blazes in recent years, sparking concern the state may be in for another destructive series of wildfires this summer.



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West Virginia Supreme Court justice charged with fraud

West Virginia Supreme Court justice charged with fraudLoughry, 47, who was elected in 2012, was charged with using a government vehicle and credit card on personal trips, submitting mileage claims for reimbursement for a government vehicle he used and making unlawful personal use of a historically significant desk, U.S. Attorney Mike Stuart said in a statement issued by his office in Charleston. The indictment also accused him of trying to obstruct the grand jury investigation by seeking to influence the testimony of a Supreme Court employee.



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'Like Dominoes.' Brushfire Destroys Homes in Utah Tourist Town as Wildfires Menace U.S. West

'Like Dominoes.' Brushfire Destroys Homes in Utah Tourist Town as Wildfires Menace U.S. WestMore than 3,000 people in Colorado and Wyoming have fled multiple wildfires



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West Bank Palestinians urge Abbas to ease sanctions on Gaza Strip

West Bank Palestinians urge Abbas to ease sanctions on Gaza StripBy Ali Sawafta and Nidal al-Mughrabi RAMALLAH/GAZA (Reuters) – Palestinian security forces on Wednesday used tear gas and batons against protesters calling on President Mahmoud Abbas to end financial sanctions on their fellow Palestinians in Gaza. Hundreds of protesters in the West Bank city of Ramallah faced down forces loyal to Abbas, who had banned such rallies earlier in the day. Abbas’s Western-backed Palestinian Authority (PA) has sought to use financial measures to isolate its chief rival Hamas, the Islamist movement which controls Gaza.



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'Like Dominoes.' Brushfire Destroys Homes in Utah Tourist Town as Wildfires Menace U.S. West

'Like Dominoes.' Brushfire Destroys Homes in Utah Tourist Town as Wildfires Menace U.S. WestA fast-moving brush fire destroyed eight homes in the Utah tourist town of Moab, while more than 3,000 people in Colorado and Wyoming fled multiple wildfires scorching the drought-stricken U.S. West on Wednesday.



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Donald Trump tells Kim Kardashian West she and Kanye West are 'boosting his approval with black voters'

Donald Trump tells Kim Kardashian West she and Kanye West are 'boosting his approval with black voters'Donald Trump reportedly used his meeting with Kim Kardashian West to tell her she and her husband, musician Kanye West, were boosting his popularity among black voters. The reality TV star met with the US president, senior advisor Jared Kushner and other White House officials to discuss prison reform last week. While both Mr Trump and Kardashian West said the meeting had gone well after it finished, they did not release full details about what had been discussed.



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Correction: West Coast Volcanoes-Q&A story

Correction: West Coast Volcanoes-Q&A storySPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — In a story May 12 about West Coast volcanoes, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Hawaii was part of the "Ring of Fire," a Pacific Ocean area prone to earthquakes and volcanic eruptions due to subducting tectonic plates, and that the eruption of Kilauea had experts eyeing volcanoes on the U.S. West Coast. Experts say Hawaii is a volcanic hotspot, where persistent sources of heat from within the earth sustain volcanic activity, and separate from the Ring of Fire.



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Ex-Convict Don Blankenship Loses To Patrick Morrisey In West Virginia Senate Race

Ex-Convict Don Blankenship Loses To Patrick Morrisey In West Virginia Senate RacePatrick Morrisey is President Donald Trump's new man in West Virginia.



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Coal baron Blankenship goes down hard in West Virginia, and other primary news

Coal baron Blankenship goes down hard in West Virginia, and other primary newsIn N.C., an incumbent lost to a challenger, and in W.Va.’s Republican Senate primary, one of the losers became the object of a mocking Photoshop image from Sen. Mitch McConnell. Here’s an update on those results and others.



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Don Blankenship faces off in West Virginia primary

Don Blankenship faces off in West Virginia primaryThe colorful ex-convict just might pull off a win for a chance to face Senator Joe Manchin in the general election.



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