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Wildfire prompts evacuation of hundreds of Washington state homes

Wildfires stoked by high winds and dry, hot weather threatened homes and businesses across parts of Washington state.

cable

Comcast cancelation nightmare goes viral

Ever tried to cancel your cable? Hopefully you had a better experience than this guy. Hear the outrageous phone call!

veterans

Report: VA needs $17.6B to clear wait times

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs needs billions in additional funding, the embattled agency's acting chief says.

fdny

FDNY calendar features first female firefighter

The Calendar of Heroes celebrates the 150th anniversary of the fire department and honors its first woman with Miss March.

Computers

House moves to maintain ban on taxing Internet access

A bill that would keep Internet connections from being taxed is heading to the Senate.

hillary

WATCH: Jon Stewart to Hillary Clinton: ‘You’ve declared already’

Hillary Clinton has faced relentless speculation over her White House aspirations, but it took "Daily Show" host Jon Stewart a matter of minutes to conclude she was campaign-ready.

transportation

House passes $10.9B transportation funding, Obama touts ‘talking’ cars

The U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed an extension of transportation funding, to avert cutbacks in money for road, bridge and transit projects.

tocco

Tocco, believed to be longest-serving U.S. mob boss, dead

Jack Tocco, believed to be the last living person with first-hand knowledge of the death of Jimmy Hoffa, has died at 87.

immigration

U.S. says deportation of children a warning to illegal migrants

The White House says that Central Americans trying to cross the U.S. border should know "they will not be welcome to this country."

immigration

Arizona town protests arrival of undocumented migrants

Waving flags and playing patriotic music, protesters demonstrated against the arrival of undocumented immigrants at a processing center.

coachman

Alice Coachman, first black woman to win Olympic gold, dead

The sports legend was the first African-American to earn an endorsement deal in 1952, when she signed on to promote Coca-Cola.

retail

Retail sales, manufacturing show firming economy

From employment to manufacturing, the economy appears to be firing on nearly all cylinders.

microsoft

Microsoft expected to announce job cuts

The restructuring may end up being the biggest in Microsoft history, topping the 5,800 jobs cut in 2009.

obama

Obama tells China he wants ‘constructive management’ of differences

U.S. President Barack Obama told Chinese President Xi Jinping on Monday he wants U.S.-Chinese relations defined by more cooperation.

california

Could California become six states?

A long-shot effort to break California into six separate states got a boost when supporters announced they have signatures to place it on the ballot.

This undated image provided by the U.S. Army shows Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. U.S. officials say the only American soldier held prisoner in Afghanistan has been freed and is in U.S. custody. The officials say Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's (boh BURG'-dahl) release was part of a negotiation that includes the release of five Afghan detainees held in the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

Former POW Bergdahl transitioning to active duty

Bergdahl, who was released in May after five years as a Taliban prisoner of war in Afghanistan, is returning to active duty.

barber

The most expensive men’s haircut in America

Find out which city has the highest-priced haircuts in the U.S.

online

Web companies press FCC for net neutrality

Major U.S. companies are urging regulators to restrict the ability of Internet providers to strike deals for faster delivery of some web traffic.

citibank

Citi to pay $7B to settle federal investigation

Citigroup will pay $7 billion to settle a government investigation into mortgage-backed securities the bank sold in the run-up to the 2008 financial crisis.

mccain

Republicans balk at White House border funds request

Leading Republican lawmakers balked at supporting a spending request aimed at bolstering the U.S. border with Mexico.

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