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Wildfires threaten homes in Idaho, Washington, California and Oregon

<b>(CNN) —</b> Wildfires ravaged four Western states Sunday, with scores of homes and cabins lost, and many more menaced by flames.<p>In Idaho, the Soda Fire has covered 283,686 acres in Owyhee County, in the southeast corner of the state. The fire was 25% contained with 860 people working to bring it under …

What’s Lurking in Europe’s Freshwater?

Changing Planet<p><b>By Kt Miller</b>, <b></b><i>ASC Microplastics Adventurer</i><p>As Mose drove, I could see a large stream running along the side of the road on the way to the airport in Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia.<p>“When you see a good spot, can we pull over and get another water sample from that stream?” I …

UK police: 9 arrested over London's Hatton Garden heist

<b>London (CNN) —</b> Nine men have been arrested in connection with the so-called Hatton Garden heist, last month's theft of gems and cash from a safe deposit company in the heart of London's jewelry district, the Metropolitan Police said Tuesday.<p>Seven suspects, aged from 48 to 76, were detained on …

News Industry

Bell: Roger Goodell in no-win situation as Deflategate arbitrator

SAN FRANCISCO — With NFL owners converging for league meetings that begin Tuesday — against the backdrop of the overblown drama that is Deflategate — this is another good week for Roger Goodell to demonstrate why he's being paid the big bucks.<p>All eyes will be on the commish, both in public glimpses …

NFL

A Definitive Ranking Of The Best (And Worst) Bagel Flavors

Photo credit: Creatas Images via Getty Images<p>When it comes to bagels, there are a few truths everyone has to accept. First, it's really hard to get a decent bagel outside of New York or Montreal -- despite the fact that it is scientifically possible. And two, not all bagel flavors are created equal.<p>…

Reports of the demise of men have been greatly exaggerated

Scientific scare stories like to remind men that they are all but obsolete, but they are merely a reflection of the age we live in, says Chris Moss<p>You don’t have to look very far to find useless men. Any high street on a Saturday will turn up isolated males standing outside women’s fashion stores …

Top Apple analyst Gene Munster forced to confront the reality that there will be no Apple television

On Monday evening, Daisuke Wakabayashi of The Wall Street Journal reported Apple had iced plans for a television set over a year ago.<p>Apple reportedly explored releasing a TV set but decided it couldn't deliver enough breakthrough features at a price that made sense. It disbanded the team it had …

Tim Cook

FTC sues four cancer charities over $187 million scam

The Federal Trade Commission has accused four cancer charities of defrauding well-meaning donors for over $187 million. Today, the FTC and law enforcement groups from all 50 states have filed a complaint against the Cancer Fund of America, Cancer Support Services, Children’s Cancer Fund of America, …

Cuba Prisoner Swap: Mystery Surrounds Unnamed 53

HAVANA — Cuba's most prominent dissidents say they have been kept in the dark by U.S. officials over a list of 53 political prisoners who will be released from jail as part of a deal to end decades of hostility between the United States and Cuba. For years, dissident leaders have told the United …

Weak climate deal salvaged at U.N. talks in Peru

LIMA, Peru — Nearly 200 countries salvaged a weak climate agreement Sunday in which each nation pledged to come up with a plan to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions.<p>But, delegates to the United Nations talks delayed decisions on other measures that could have a significant impact on global warming.<p>…