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Sleepy Hollow Fire sparks online traffic

On Sunday, June 28, around 7 p.m. I got onto my phone and started scrolling through my email and checking Facebook, prepping myself for the week. Knowing that there was a fire across the river, I noticed that the updates on The Wenatchee World website and Facebook page were closer together, and I could feel a pit in my stomach beginning to grow.

Fireworks spark blaze that destroys car

VANCOUVER — Fireworks caused a blaze that destroyed one car, damaged another and nearly spread to a nearby apartment complex, fire officials said.

Rivals Pakistan, India to start process of joining China security bloc

BEIJING -- Nuclear-armed rivals Pakistan and India will start the process of joining a security bloc led by China and Russia at a summit in Russia later this week, a senior Chinese diplomat said on Monday, the first time the grouping has expanded since it was set up in 2001.

Islamic State takes Syrian ground after air strikes

BEIRUT — Islamic State fighters stormed a Syrian town held by Kurdish-led forces near Raqqa city on Monday, part of a wider offensive by the militants two days after their de facto capital was hit by some of the heaviest U.S.-led air strikes in the conflict.

Woman accused of leaving baby held on $500K bail

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- A Maryland woman accused of abandoning her 6-week-old daughter on a roadside and in a car seat carrier was in custody on $500,000 bail on Monday, police said.

Greek finance minister quits after thunderous ‘No’

ATHENS/FRANKFURT -- Greece's combative finance minister resigned on Monday, removing one major obstacle to any deal to keep Athens in the euro zone after Greeks voted resoundingly to back the government in rejecting the austerity terms of a bailout.

Interim clerk named after predecessor exits

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- A Tennessee county on Monday named a temporary county clerk after the person in the position resigned rather than issue same-sex marriage licenses that she said violated her religious beliefs.

Man arrested for planning attack on church

AUSTIN, Texas -- A 19-year-old Texas man has been arrested on suspicion of plotting a mass murder at a church where he had been kicked out of a youth ministry due to his erratic behavior, police documents made available on Monday showed.

Iran demands end to U.N. missile sanctions

VIENNA — A dispute over U.N. sanctions on Iran’s ballistic missile program and a broader arms embargo were among issues holding up a nuclear deal between Tehran and six world powers on Monday, the day before their latest self-imposed deadline.

Fight against militancy leads to battle over freedoms

LONDON — A decade after four Britons in London carried out the first suicide bombings by Islamist militants in Western Europe, Britain is planning new anti-terror laws that critics say are an assault on freedoms and will not work.

Four teachers among six charged for promoting ISIL

JERUSALEM -- Israel’s Shin Bet undercover internal security agency and police said on Monday they had arrested and charged six Arab citizens, including four school teachers, with supporting and spreading the ideology of Islamic State.

Chicago’s Fourth of July rituals: fireworks, gun deaths

CHICAGO — Late in the evening on July 4 a haze of smoke from backyard fireworks hung over Chicago. Like kids all over the city, 7-year-old Amari Brown stood on the sidewalk enjoying the show - until the staccato burst of explosives turned into gunfire.

South Carolina legislature debates removing Confederate flag

CHARLESTON, S.C. — South Carolina lawmakers on Monday began an emotional debate over legislation to remove the Confederate battle flag that flies at the state capitol in Columbia and has long been denounced by its critics as a symbol of slavery.

Idaho wildfire destroys upscale homes in resort area

SALMON, Idaho -- A fast-moving wildfire in Idaho that destroyed several upscale homes and forced 200 residents to flee prompted the governor on Monday to declare a disaster emergency that would free up federal funds to help fight the blaze.

PUD extends, expands moratorium on data mining businesses

WENATCHEE — Chelan County PUD commissioners Monday extended the utility’s moratorium on new applications to supply electricity to energy-intense data-mining businesses and closed a loophole that was allowing data miners to apply anyway.