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JERUSALEM | Gaza militants accept cease-fire; No word from Israel

JERUSALEM  — Hamas and other Gaza militant groups said Tuesday they have accepted an Egyptian-brokered cease-fire after launching hundreds of rockets into Israel over the past 24 hours and weathering a wave of punishing Israeli airstrikes. There was no immediate word from Israel on whether it had accepted a deal to halt the heaviest exchange … Continue reading JERUSALEM | Gaza militants accept cease-fire; No word from Israel

CAMARILLO SPRINGS, Calif. | The Latest: Wildfire triggers evacuation order for Malibu

CAMARILLO SPRINGS, Calif. — The Latest on Southern California wildfires (all times local): 7:25 a.m. A raging Southern California wildfire has triggered a mandatory evacuation order for the entire beachside city of Malibu. The fire broke out Thursday northwest of Los Angeles and roared southward, jumping the U.S. 101 freeway early Friday and sweeping into … Continue reading CAMARILLO SPRINGS, Calif. | The Latest: Wildfire triggers evacuation order for Malibu

ATLANTA | The Latest: Abrams campaign says it will fight on

ATLANTA  — The Latest on the race for Georgia governor (all times local): 12:25 p.m. Stacey Abrams’ campaign says it will continue to fight to get all outstanding votes counted in the Georgia governor’s race and won’t accept former Secretary of State Brian Kemp’s declaration of victory. At a news conference Thursday, Abrams’ campaign chairwoman … Continue reading ATLANTA | The Latest: Abrams campaign says it will fight on

ORLANDO, Fla | Florida governor warns storm could have winds of 100 mph

ORLANDO, Fla. — Florida Gov. Rick Scott on Sunday warned that a tropical storm headed for the Florida Panhandle could become a Category 2 hurricane with winds up to 100 miles per hour by the time it makes landfall in the middle of the week. Scott issued an order for a state of emergency for … Continue reading ORLANDO, Fla | Florida governor warns storm could have winds of 100 mph

JUNEAU, Alaska | Alaska governor declares emergency for native languages

JUNEAU, Alaska — Gov. Bill Walker has declared an emergency for Alaska Native languages, aiming to promote and preserve all 20 recognized indigenous languages in the state. The order signed this week directs the state education commissioner to work with partners to promote indigenous languages in public education, KTOO Public Media in Juneau reported . … Continue reading JUNEAU, Alaska | Alaska governor declares emergency for native languages

MANHATTAN, Kan. | Over 300 people evacuated from flooded Kansas college town

MANHATTAN, Kan.  — Residents in five Kansas counties were recovering after heavy rain hit the area during the Labor Day holiday weekend, as forecasters call for more rain this week. The heavy rains caused Wildcat Creek to burst its banks and flood the Kansas college town of Manhattan, forcing more than 300 people to evacuate … Continue reading MANHATTAN, Kan. | Over 300 people evacuated from flooded Kansas college town

WASHINGTON | Preliminary US-Mexico trade deal leaves trail of uncertainty

WASHINGTON— President Donald Trump’s declaration of victory Monday in reaching a preliminary deal with Mexico to replace the North American Free Trade Agreement raised at least as many questions as it answered. Can Canada, the third member country in NAFTA and America’s No. 2 trading partner, be coaxed or coerced into a new pact? If … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Preliminary US-Mexico trade deal leaves trail of uncertainty

HARARE, Zimbabwe | Zimbabwe court to rule Friday on opposition’s vote challenge

HARARE, Zimbabwe  — Zimbabwe’s Constitutional Court said it will rule on Friday after hearing the main opposition party’s challenge to the results of last month’s presidential election, the first without longtime leader Robert Mugabe on the ballot. Police barricaded streets in the capital, Harare, on Wednesday amid high tensions over the case which will decide … Continue reading HARARE, Zimbabwe | Zimbabwe court to rule Friday on opposition’s vote challenge