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McIlroy on top of the world again

Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, poses with the championship trophy after winning the Bridgestone Invitational golf tournament, Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014, in Akron, Ohio. McIlroy won with a final round 66 to beat Sergio Garcia by two strokes. (AP Photo/Phil Long) Rory McIlroy, of...
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Crews clear mudslides caused by California storms

MOUNT BALDY, Calif. (AP) — About 2,500 people were stranded early Monday after thunderstorms caused mountain mudslides in Southern California, while one person was found dead in a flooded creek, authorities said. Mud, rocks and debris several feet deep blocked roads in the...
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Destructive wildfires blacken parts of California

BURNEY, Calif. (AP) — Firefighters were focusing on two wildfires near each other in Northern California that have burned through more than 100 square miles of terrain — one of which was menacing a small town and prompted the evacuation of a long-term care hospital. The Shasta...
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For Michael Phelps, there’s no place like home

In this July 31, 2014 photo, Michael Phelps pauses before a training session at Meadowbrook Aquatic and Fitness Center in Baltimore. This is where Phelps put in most of the work to become the most decorated athlete in Olympic history. This is where he’s looking to add to...

Toledo mayor: Water ban is lifted

TOLEDO (AP) — Toledo Mayor D. Michael Collins says that the water ban in place this weekend has been lifted, and that drinking water is safe. Toledo warned residents not to use city water early Saturday after tests at one treatment plant showed readings for microcystin above the...
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Man who shot NYC choke video held on gun charge

Gwen Carr hugs Ramsey Orta at the funeral for Carr’s son Eric Garner, on Wednesday, July 23, 2014, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. Garner died in police custody after an officer placed him in an apparent chokehold. Orta shot video of the incident. (AP Photo/New York...

Few roles for Hispanics in top Hollywood movies

A new study shows that less than 5 percent of actors in top Hollywood films are Hispanic, and that Latinas are more likely than women of any other ethnicity to appear partially or totally naked on screen. The study of the top 100 grossing films in 2013, by the University of...
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Thousands stranded after California storms; 1 dead

An official of Forest Home Christian Conference Center in Forest Falls, Calif., inspects damage on the property following thunderstorms on Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014. About 1,500 residents of Oak Glen, and another 1,000 residents of Forest Falls in the San Bernardino Mountains were...
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Ailing ‘Ghostbusters’ artist gives bird to cancer

In this July 16, 2014 photo, Artist Michael Gross, who is battling cancer, sits in his studio between one of his paintings and one of his photos on his computer screen in Oceanside, Calif. Gross has decided to use his art and the work of other artist to raise money in his fight...
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Toledo mayor keeps water advisory in place for now

AAA Aug. 4, 2014 7:48 AM ETToledo mayor keeps water advisory in place for now Collin O’Mara, president and CEO of the National Wildlife Federation, gestures as he talks about algae near the City of Toledo water intake crib, Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014, in Lake Erie, about 2.5...