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TOP STORIES:

WESTERN WILDFIRES

LOS ANGELES — Firefighters toiled in stifling heat Saturday on the lines of destructive wildfires across the U.S. West, making progress against some blazes while struggling to tame others that have forced evacuations of hundreds of homes. By John Antczak. SENT: 750 words, photos, video.

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WESTERN WILDFIRES-THE LATEST

COLORADO WILDFIRES-THE LATEST: Fire crews in southern Wyoming have contained 90 percent of a wildfire that's been burning in the Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest since June 10.

EPA-STATE OF PLAY

WASHINGTON — Taking over from an ambitious predecessor known for seeking out the rich, powerful and conservative, the Environmental Protection Agency's newly named acting chief has promised to reach out to anxious staffers throughout the demoralized agency and to lawmakers of both political parties. By Ellen Knickmeyer. SENT: 730 words, photos.

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MISSISSIPPI FUGITIVE-SIGHTINGS — Federal authorities say a Mississippi man sought in the killing of his wife has been seen recently in southern Wyoming and northern Utah.

SPORTS:

BBO--ROCKIES-MARINERS

SEATTLE — Winners of four straight, the Colorado Rockies continue their interleague series with the Seattle Mariners on Saturday. James Paxton started for Seattle, trying to improve to 9-2 on the season. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos.

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