Sept. 14, 2015 06:43 AM
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1. NORTHERN CALIFORNIA FIRE DESTROYS 400 HOMES, BUSINESSES

The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection confirms one fatality in the blaze north of San Francisco.


2. WHY RANCHERS LOSE LIVESTOCK, RANGELAND

Wildfires decimate the Northwest's rural regions as hundreds of cattle perish, grazing lands are lost and hay stacks and barns go up in flames.


3. WHAT EU IS DOING TO ADDRESS REFUGEE CRISIS

European Union interior ministers convene to discuss distributing 160,000 refugees over the next two years, a day after Germany temporarily reintroduced checks at its border with Austria to stem the flow of those fleeing war and persecution.


4. EGYPTIAN FORCES KILL MEXICAN TOURISTS

A military-police force was pursuing "terrorist elements" in Egypt's southwestern desert and mistakenly fired on four cars that turned out to be carrying a tourist group.


5. PRESSURE GROWS ON GOP HOPEFULS

Donald Trump's Republican rivals are preparing for a televised debate by sharpening their attacks on the billionaire who has dominated the contest.


6. HOW WALKER HOPES TO BOOST STRUGGLING CAMPAIGN

The Republican presidential candidate will call for restrictions on organized labor in the U.S., seeking to replicate nationwide his successful effort as Wisconsin's governor to curb the power of unions.


7. ALL EYES ON KENTUCKY CLERK

Kim Davis is expected to return to work on Monday after a judge jailed her for refusing to grant marriage licenses to same-sex couples.


8. TALL CORN CROPS POSE ROAD HAZARD

Some roads are so sheltered by the towering plants that motorists can't see each other until just before they collide, with potentially deadly results.


9. MISS GEORGIA WINS MISS AMERICA PAGEANT

Betty Cantrell rides an opera performance to the title in Atlantic City's Boardwalk Hall, besting 51 other competitors in the nationally televised contest.


10. DJOKOVIC BEATS FEDERER FOR 2ND U.S. OPEN TITLE

"I have a tremendous respect for Roger and what his game is presenting to me and to any other player," says the winner.


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