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Leavenworth to host mock emergency Wednesday

LEAVENWORTH — Several agencies will be involved in a mock train derailment in the city of Leavenworth on Wednesday as a training to improve emergency responses.

Sasquatch! attendees exercise the right to rock and vote

GEORGE — Concertgoers will be able to kill two birds with one stone at the Sasquatch! Festival this weekend. In between head bobbing and selfie snapping, they will have the chance to register to vote.

Ivan the gorilla to be honored with sculpture

SEATTLE — A likeness of Ivan the gorilla is coming to Tacoma in the form of a life-size bronze sculpture. And his own ashes are added to each pour that will form the finished piece.

Wildfire evacuation orders lifted at all work camps

CALGARY — Authorities in Canada lifted evacuation orders on Monday for all work camps and some additional oil facilities that had been shuttered when a massive wildfire threatened the nation’s energy hub, a significant step for companies eager to restart production.

Virginia gov. under FBI probe over campaign donations

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Virginia’s Democratic governor, Terry McAuliffe, is under investigation by the FBI and the U.S. Justice Department over campaign fundraising, CNN reported on Monday, citing U.S. officials briefed on the probe.

Taliban chief killed due to threat to US troops

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. forces killed Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour in an air strike last week because he was engaged in plotting that posed “specific, imminent threats” to U.S. and coalition troops in Afghanistan, the Pentagon said on Monday.

Pa. court won’t halt Cosby hearing

PHILADELPHIA — Bill Cosby’s sexual assault case will proceed on a path toward trial as scheduled, after the Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Monday rejected his latest attempt to delay it.

Democrats give Sanders say in party platform

NEW YORK — The Democratic Party said on Monday it will give U.S. presidential contender Bernie Sanders a prominent say in writing its platform this year, a gesture that could ease tensions between Sanders’ camp and party leaders, whom Sanders has accused of favoring rival Hillary Clinton.

States on Zika’s frontline see big gaps in funding

In Mississippi, a small team of entomologists has begun the first survey of mosquito populations in decades. Experts do not believe the kind of mosquitoes most likely to carry the Zika virus are active in the state, but they cannot know for sure.

Bank of America mortgage penalty is voided

NEW YORK — An appeals court on Monday threw out a jury’s finding that Bank of America Corp was liable for mortgage fraud leading up to the 2008 financial crisis, voiding a $1.27 billion penalty and dealing the U.S. Department of Justice a major setback.

Justices rule against Republicans in black voters case

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Supreme Court on Monday left in place a lower court’s ruling that Virginia’s Republican-led legislature unlawfully considered race when drawing U.S. congressional districts by packing black voters into one of them in a move opponents said diluted black electoral clout.

U.S. lifts arms ban on Vietnam

HANOI — The United States announced a complete end to its arms embargo on Vietnam on Monday, a historic step that draws a line under the two countries’ old enmity and underscores their shared concerns about China’s growing military clout.

Greece to begin evacuating migrants at border

ATHENS — Greece will begin in the coming days to evacuate a makeshift camp on its northern border with Macedonia where thousands of migrants and refugees have been stranded in dire conditions for months, the government said on Monday.

Baltimore police officer acquitted in Freddie Gray death

BALTIMORE — Baltimore police officer Edward Nero was acquitted on Monday of all charges in the 2015 death of black detainee Freddie Gray, an incident that triggered rioting and protests and fueled the Black Lives Matter movement.

Bombs kill over 140 on Syrian coast

BEIRUT — Bomb blasts killed scores of people in Jableh and Tartous on Syria’s Mediterranean coast on Monday and wounded many others in the government-controlled territory that hosts Russian military bases, monitors and state media said.

U.N. envoy launches $4 billion fund for schools in war zones

ISTANBUL — A crisis fund has been launched to raise $3.8 billion to help millions of children missing out on school because of war or natural disasters, U.N. special envoy Gordon Brown announced on Monday at the first ever World Humanitarian Summit.