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Verizon strike possible as contract deadline looms
WASHINGTON (AP) â€” Verizon workers in nine states could walk off the job as soon as early Sunday if union negotiators don't reach an agreement over benefits with the wireless carrier.
Firefighter killed, hundreds flee as California blazes burn
LOWER LAKE, Calif. (AP) â€” Blazes raging in forests and woodlands across California have taken the life of a firefighter and forced hundreds of people to flee their homes as an army of firefighters continue to battle them from the air and the ground.
Sailing body to test for viruses in Rio Olympic venue
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) â€” The governing body of world sailing says it will start doing its own independent testing for viruses in Rio's Olympic waters after an Associated Press investigation showed a serious health risk to athletes competing in venues rife with raw sewage.