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Firefighters douse flames from an outbuilding next to a structure that burned on Cedar Drive in Oakhurst, Calif., Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, as two raging wildfires in the state forced hundreds of people to evacuate their homes. The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection said flames damaged or destroyed 21 structures. The Fresno Bee reports one neighborhood was hit especially hard, with several homes turned to ash and smoldering embers. (AP Photo/The Fresno Bee, Mark Crosse)
Northern California wildfire burns 100 homesNorthern California wildfire destroys or damages 100 homes; 1,500 evacuated
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NATO and Afghan security forces inspect the site of a suicide attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. A Taliban suicide car bomber targeted a foreign convoy just a couple hundred yards (meters) from the U.S. Embassy in a blast that rattled nearby neighborhoods, a police official said. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)
Afghan suicide bomber kills 3 foreign troopsTaliban suicide bomber kills 3 foreign troops in strike on convoy near US Embassy in Kabul
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A woman clears the broken glass at a damaged agricultural institute in the village of Novosvitlivka, eastern Ukraine, Monday, Sept. 15, 2014. The village was severely damaged during fighting between government troops and the separatist rebels that eventually took control there in late August. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)
Ukraine village hopes for chance to rebuildBadly damaged village puts rebuilding ahead of casting blame in Ukraine's conflict
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Pakistan warplanes kill 20 militants in northwestPakistani warplanes target 3 militant hideouts in Taliban stronghold in northwest, killing 20
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File- This Nov. 20, 2013, shows defendant Jojo John appearing during his arraignment hearing at the Rockland County Courthouse in New City, N.Y. John pleaded guilty in June to vehicular manslaughter and admitted that he was drunk at the time. He's expected to be sentenced Tuesday to two years behind bars.  (AP Photo/The Journal News, Ricky Flores, Pool,File)
NY boat crash: Criminal case ends, lawsuits awaitHudson River crash that killed bride-to-be: Criminal case ending, lawsuits pending
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The Los Angeles Angels celebrate their team's 8-1 win against the Seattle Mariners in a baseball game Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
Angels clinch playoff spot, beat Mariners 8-1Los Angeles Angels clinch first playoff spot since 2009, beating Seattle Mariners 8-1
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Chinese President Xi Jinping, center, sits with other members of the delegation during official talks with the Maldives government in Male, Maldives, Monday, Sept. 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Fayaz Moosa)
Xi's India visit highlights changing power dynamicChinese President Xi's India visit highlights changing power dynamics among Asian nations
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In this Aug. 29, 2014 photo, a woman arranges pots at a workshop in Twante, southwest of Yangon, Myanmar. For generations, the Myanmar town of Twante has been known for its thriving pottery industry. Even today, residents can be seen sitting on wooden stools beneath the thatched roofs of their homes, placing lumps of soft clay onto wheels and shaping it with the gentle press of their fingertips into pots for cooking, storing water, preserving fish or flowers.(AP Photo/Khin Maung Win)
A look at Myanmar's struggling clay pot industryMyanmar's once-thriving clay pot industry struggles amid rapid changes, modernization
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Mom charged in son's 1991 murder is due in courtFlorida mom charged in son's 1991 murder due to make initial appearance in New Jersey court
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  • 'Meatless Mondays' met with opposition in SA school districts

    The Dripping Springs Independent School District west of Austin, for example, is part of a pilot program in Hays County that only offers meatless food in its cafeterias on Mondays. It's part of an effort by a group that says going meatless will encourage healthy and environmentally conscientious eating. KSAT-TV San Antonio, Mon, Sep 15 2014 @ 07:01 PM
  • Kim-Soo Karate owner charged with possession of child pornography, sexual performance of a child

    On Monday September 8, 2014, Richard Dale Griffin, owner of Kim-Soo Karate located in Wimberley, Texas, surrendered himself to the Hays County Sheriff's Office on two arrest warrants for Possession of Child Pornography and Sexual Performance of a Child. Both of these charges are second-degree felonies. Austin American-Statesman, Tue, Sep 9 2014 @ 07:50 PM
  • Meat-free Monday lunches draws ire from official

    Texas Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples is raising objections to a school district pilot program that encourages kids to eat meatless lunches once a week. The program at the Drippings Springs School District offers meat-free lunch options on Mondays to students in its three elementary schools. Norwalk Citizen News, Tue, Sep 9 2014 @ 11:33 AM
  • San Marcos investigates elevated lead readings in water

    The City of San Marcos is looking into elevated lead readings found in water samples near the Hays County Government Center. The city began sampling water near the center in response to water quality problems reported in the building earlier this month. KXAN-TV Austin, Wed, Sep 10 2014 @ 10:59 PM
  • 3 people arrested on narcotics warrant

    From the Hays County sheriff's office: On Thursday, August 28, 2014 Hays County Narcotics Task Force, assisted by Hays County SWAT Team served a search warrant for narcotics at 902 Rolling Hills Drive in Wimberley, Texas. All suspects were taken into custody without any injuries to suspects or officers. Austin American-Statesman, Tue, Sep 9 2014 @ 02:59 PM
  • Dating affordable in San Marcos

    College romance is never easy, and when you combine the desire to impress a crush with a dwindling bank account it is nearly impossible. Take your passion for Tinder to the next level with this collection of fun and inexpensive date ideas that will melt the hearts of even the most bitter of graduating seniors. The University Star, Mon, Sep 15 2014 @ 11:32 PM
  • a Developers hot on San Marcos

    From left, Casey Kopecky of The Weitzman Group, developer R.W. McDonald IV and Kevin Burke, San Marcos economic and development projects coordinator, inside the shell of the new 'Guadalupe Station' project. Developers from Austin and San Antonio are converging on the city, which is home to the growing Texas State University. Business Journal, Fri, Sep 12 2014 @ 06:45 AM
  • San Marcos police investigate attempted kidnapping

    San Marcos police are investigating an attempted kidnapping that occurred Sunday evening at a local store and are asking the public's assistance in identifying the suspect. On Sept. Austin American-Statesman, Thu, Sep 11 2014 @ 05:20 PM
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