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TWISP, Wash. (AP) — Mud slides and flash floods triggered by heavy rain falling on wildfire-scarred areas of north-central Washington damaged some homes, blocked portions of at least three highways and stranded motorists, officials say.
There were no reports of injuries Thursday night.
TWISP, Wash. (AP) — A north-central Washington area hit hard by recent wildfires was battered by thunderstorms that caused flash flooding and mudslides, damaging roadways and homes and stranding some motorists, authorities said.
By late Thursday night, the rain was easing, Okanogan County Sheriff Frank Rogers said. There were no reports of injuries.
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
<pp_img type="node" title="Grand Teton-Search" caption="This undated photo provided by the Grand Teton National Park shows Twenty-three-year-old Aleksandr Sagiev, who was expected back at his job in a grocery store at Dornan's resort within the Grand Teton National Park on Monday, Aug. 18, 2014. He was last seen at the complex's pizza restaurant the day before.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Toby Massey, a photographer and photo editor who directed coverage of presidents and political conventions as well as natural disasters, the space program and sporting events during a 38-year career with The Associated Press, died Thursday. He was 80.
SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say they’ve identified the couple whose selfie was snapped with a Southern California burglary victim’s phone.
Los Angeles County sheriff’s Deputy Joshua Dubin says Thursday that a man came forward and is working with detectives. The woman also has been identified.
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — The fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old by a white police officer has opened a debate over what level of force is appropriate when law enforcement confronts a citizen perceived to be a threat.
Here is a look at some of the issues involved when officers must decide whether to use force, deadly or otherwise: