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California crews hold wildfire in check, letting more residents go home

California crews hold wildfire in check, letting more residents go homeCalifornia authorities battling a massive wildfire near Yosemite National Park lifted evacuation orders on Sunday for more local residents but said firefighters may need almost two more weeks to contain the blaze fully. The Detwiler Fire is 40 percent contained, unchanged from Saturday, after burning 76,000 acres (30,700 hectares) and 130 structures, including 63 homes, since it broke out on Monday, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, known as Cal Fire. Evacuation orders were lifted as of 12 p.m. PST for much of the historic gold rush era town of Coulterville and nearby areas as firefighters completed firelines to contain the blaze, Cal Fire said in a statement....

Doctor whose dog bit off girl's ear under fire again

HADDONFIELD, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey doctor whose dog bit off a young girl's ear in 2009 is facing allegations that his new dogs are terrorizing the neighborhood in a leafy suburb of Philadelphia....

Two Jordanians die in shooting at Israeli embassy in Amman: security source

By Suleiman Al-Khalidi AMMAN (Reuters) - Two Jordanians died from wounds inflicted during a shooting on Sunday in the compound of the heavily-guarded Israeli embassy that also wounded an Israeli, police and a security source said. Police said earlier that the two Jordanians worked for a furniture firm and entered the embassy compound before the shooting to do repairs. Israel has imposed a ban on reporting the incident and has made no public comment....

Erdogan in the Gulf seeking to ease Qatar crisis

Erdogan in the Gulf seeking to ease Qatar crisisPresident Recep Tayyip Erdogan Sunday began a key trip to the Gulf aimed at defusing the standoff over Turkey's ally Qatar, saying no one had an interest in prolonging the crisis. Erdogan, whose country has come to Qatar's aid in the dispute, had talks in Jeddah with King Salman who hailed the Turkish leader's "efforts in the fight against terrorism and its financing," Saudi state news agency SPA reported....

US student freed after week in Chinese detention

US student freed after week in Chinese detentionBILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — An American college student is free following a weeklong detention for allegedly injuring a taxi driver who was roughing up his mother during a fare dispute, in a case that drew objections over the student's treatment from U.S. lawmakers....

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