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WASHINGTON — The top watchdog at the Environmental Protection Agency is stepping down amid ongoing probes of the agency’s leadership. EPA inspector general Arthur A. Elkins Jr. says in a statement that he’s leaving the agency for an unspecified job outside of government. By Ellen Knickmeyer. SENT: 220 words, national lines.
— WYOMING WILDFIRES — A wildfire in western Wyoming has forced more evacuations of rural subdivisions, and the dry, windy weather conditions conducive to fire growth are expected to continue through Wednesday. About a half dozen fires are burning in the Bridger-Teton National Forest.
— LAB SCHOOL PROPOSAL — A University of Wyoming task force is proposing moving its demonstration school out of the College of Education and constructing a new building on campus for it.
— CONSTRUCTION ZONE DEATH — A 42-year-old Wyoming man whose pickup truck ran out of gas was struck and killed while trying to flag down help in a construction zone on Interstate 25 in eastern Wyoming.
— WYOMING GOVERNOR-HAYNES — Wyoming is no longer seeking legal action in determining if a former Republican candidate for governor lives in the state.
LOS ANGELES — Winner of his last five decisions, Clayton Kershaw starts for the Los Angeles Dodgers against fellow lefty Kyle Freeland and the Colorado Rockies. The teams are battling for the NL West lead. By Beth Harris. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Begins 8 p.m.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Broncos coach Vance Joseph is criticizing his team’s conservative defensive play against the Oakland Raiders but takes responsibility rather than blaming defensive coordinator Joe Woods. The Broncos kept giving the Raiders eight-yard cushions and quarterback Derek Carr repeatedly threw quick strikes to those wide-open targets as he set a franchise record by completing 90.6 percent of his passes — 29 of 32 for 288 yards in Oakland’s 20-19 loss in Denver on Sunday. By Pro Football Writer Arnie Stapleton. SENT: 630 words. AP Photos.
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