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Watch VideoWeather Gives Washington Firefighters Hope

Weather Gives Washington Firefighters Hope

Calmer winds and cooler temperatures helped firefighters go on the offensive Monday against a destructive wildfire that has charred hundreds of square miles in Washington state and is the largest in state history. (July 22) Full Story

Watch VideoVeteran Creates Job During High Unemployment

Veteran Creates Job During High Unemployment

As combat operations in Afghanistan wind down, tens of thousands of service members face a daunting reality - an unemployment rate for veterans that is higher than the national average. One Army veteran turned a hobby into an opportunity. (July 22) Full Story

Entertainment Video News

Watch VideoCooper, Pratt at All-star 'Galaxy' Premiere

Cooper, Pratt at All-star 'Galaxy' Premiere

It wasn't quite the Oscars, but the "Guardians of the Galaxy" unveiling, set on the same site as the annual Academy Awards arrivals, was bigger than the average movie premiere with Bradley Cooper, Chris Pratt and Zoe Saldana walking the carpet. (July 22) Full Story

Watch VideoShawn Mendes Jumps From Vine to the Music Charts

Shawn Mendes Jumps From Vine to the Music Charts

Six seconds isn't a long time, but Vine superstar Shawn Mendes made the time count when posting cover songs on the social media platform. The Canadian teen is now signed by Island Records with a single, 'Life of the Party,' on the Billboard chart and a fo Full Story

National

Man accused of enslaving woman to be sentenced

Man accused of enslaving woman to be sentenced

CLEVELAND (AP) — A man convicted of enslaving a mentally disabled woman in northeast Ohio could receive life in prison when he's sentenced Tuesday in federal court in Youngstown. Full Story

Health

HIV pills show more promise to prevent infection

HIV pills show more promise to prevent infection

There is more good news about HIV treatment pills used to prevent infection in people at high risk of getting the AIDS virus: Follow-up from a landmark study that proved the drug works now shows that it does not encourage risky sex and is effective even if people skip some doses. Full Story

World

Israeli soldier missing as Gaza fighting rages on

Israeli soldier missing as Gaza fighting rages on

JERUSALEM (AP) — An Israeli soldier is missing following a deadly battle in the Gaza Strip, a defense official said Tuesday, as Israeli airstrikes pummeled a wide range of locations along the coastal area and diplomatic efforts intensified to end the two week war that has killed more than 600 Palestinians and 29 Israelis. Full Story

Sports

Hunter, Jackson power Tigers past D-Backs 4-3

Hunter, Jackson power Tigers past D-Backs 4-3

PHOENIX (AP) — Torii Hunter and Austin Jackson homered, Justin Verlander moved into third place on Detroit's career strikeout list and the Tigers opened their interleague series in Arizona by beating the Diamondbacks 4-3 on Monday night. Full Story

Politics

2008 law unexpectedly at center of border debate

2008 law unexpectedly at center of border debate

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Dianne Feinstein recalls turning on her television and seeing a young Chinese girl crying before a judge, without even an interpreter to help her after surviving a harrowing journey to the U.S. Full Story

Finance

US home sales increase 2.6 percent in June

US home sales increase 2.6 percent in June

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sales of previously owned homes rose for a third straight month in June, pushing activity to the highest level in eight months and providing evidence that housing is regaining lost momentum. Full Story

Science & Tech

Genetic mapping triggers new hope on schizophrenia

Genetic mapping triggers new hope on schizophrenia

WASHINGTON (AP) — Scientists have linked more than 100 spots in our DNA to the risk of developing schizophrenia, casting light on the mystery of what makes the disease tick. Full Story

Strange

Black-and-white stripes are the new orange

Black-and-white stripes are the new orange

SAGINAW, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan sheriff says he's trading his inmates' orange jumpsuits for black-and-white stripes, in part due to pop culture. Full Story