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Power outages still possible even in repaired areas

FIRE ZONES — Power outages can happen even in areas where crews have repaired fire damage, PUD officials say, if fire managers request that areas be de-energized for firefighter safety.
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Bicyclist steals Japanese maple from Jiffy Lube

WENATCHEE — In the wee hours of Aug. 12, a bicycle-riding thief rode to the Jiffy Lube on South Mission Street, dug up a 2-year-old Japanese maple from a small flower bed there and rode off with it on his bike.

Carlton Complex is still the largest, single fire in state history

The Okanogan County Complex fires have burned more acreage than last summer's Carlton Complex, but they have not claimed the designation as the state's largest wildfire. The Carlton Complex, which started as four fires that merged into one massive fire, maintains that distinction.
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Fires continue to grow, but not as fast

The good news on North Central Washington's many fire fronts is that no more structures burned, more help is arriving and winds have been fairly calm for the last few days.

White House aims to boost home renewable energy use

WASHINGTON -- The White House on Monday expanded its push for greater renewable energy adoption, announcing fresh financial incentives for solar panels, smart grid technology and other alternative energies for homeowners and builders.

Protests over draft Nepal charter turn violent, 9 dead

KATHMANDU -- At least nine people were killed in Nepal on Monday when demonstrators attacked police with spears, knives, axes and scythes during a protest against proposals for administrative reform in the Himalayan country.

South Korea talks tough amid heightened tensions with North

SEOUL — South Korean President Park Geun-hye demanded on Monday that North Korea apologize over recent landmine blasts, even as the bitter rivals held marathon talks to defuse tensions that have brought the peninsula back to the brink of armed conflict.

Victims sob at movie gunman’s sentencing

CENTENNIAL, Colo. -- Sobbing victims told how the Colorado movie massacre gunman wrecked their lives, testifying on Monday as a three-day hearing began at which James Holmes will be formally sentenced to life in prison with no parole.

U.K.: Iran sanctions could be lifted in 2016

TEHRAN — International sanctions on Iran could start to be lifted as early as spring next year, Britain’s foreign minister said on Monday, as Tehran and the West rebuild their ties and potentially open up billions of dollars of trade deals.

White supremacist warned after statement on hatred

KANSAS CITY -- A Missouri white supremacist charged with murdering three people outside two Kansas City-area Jewish centers was warned not to focus on his hatred of Jews to defend himself as opening arguments in the case got underway Monday.