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Californians brace for emotional toll from wildfires
SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) -- A week after fleeing wildfires, tens of thousands of Californians are drifting back into their neighborhoods....

911 calls on nursing home dying: 'Oh my God, this is crazy'
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) -- At first there was no hint of distress in the 911 calls, no sense of a crisis unfolding. But newly released emergency calls from a sweltering Florida nursing home that lost its air conditioning to Hurricane Irma showed staffers becoming increasingly agitated by a disaster that would eventually claim 14 elderly lives....

Trump returns favor by campaigning for an early supporter
GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) -- President Donald Trump waded back into Southern politics Monday, showering praise on one of his earliest supporters, South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster....

Trump raises possibility of withdrawing drug czar nominee
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump on Monday raised the possibility of withdrawing his nomination of Republican Rep. Tom Marino to be the nation's drug czar following reports that the lawmaker played a key role in passing a bill weakening federal authority to stop companies from distributing opioids....

Bergdahl guilty pleas leave room for drama at sentencing
FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) -- Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's guilty plea to charges of endangering comrades in Afghanistan has set up a dramatic sentencing hearing that could land him in prison for life....

Authorities suspend search for missing worker after blast
KENNER, La. (AP) -- Authorities have suspended the search Monday for a Texas man who disappeared when an oil and gas platform exploded on a lake near New Orleans. Seven people were injured in the Sunday night blast and fire, including three who were in critical condition, authorities said....

Las Vegans help after tragedy with garden, free services
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- The day after a gunman opened fire on a country music festival from a high-rise Las Vegas hotel, a local landscaper was at City Hall with an idea for remembering the 58 people killed in the deadliest shooting in modern U.S. history....

Minnesota Somalis mourn, pray for those impacted by bombing
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Members of Minnesota's large Somali community said Monday they are heartbroken and grieving but searching for ways to help after the weekend bombing in Somalia that killed more than 300 people....

Trump's claim about predecessors, fallen troops disputed
WASHINGTON (AP) -- For U.S. presidents, meeting the families of military personnel killed in war is about as wrenching as the presidency gets. President Donald Trump's suggestion Monday that his predecessors fell short in that duty brought a visceral reaction from those who witnessed those grieving encounters....

NYC 'remains a target,' FBI says after bombing conviction
NEW YORK (AP) -- The swift conviction Monday of a New Jersey man in a mostly botched bombing mission in Manhattan last summer was labeled a victory against terrorism by law enforcement officials, but they urged continued vigilance....

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