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Wildfires drive residents from homes in Washington state and Canada

Wildfires drive residents from homes in Washington state and Canada

(CNN) -- A spate of wildfires is driving hundreds of people from their homes in Washington state and across the border in Canada, officials said.
Cities of the future? Indian PM pushes plan for 100 'smart cities'

Cities of the future? Indian PM pushes plan for 100 'smart cities'

In an ambitious plan to upgrade urban India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi says he will build 100 "smart cities" -- cities outfitted with high-tech communication capabilities -- across the country.
ISIS threatens Iraqi Christians in Mosul: Convert, pay taxes or die

ISIS threatens Iraqi Christians in Mosul: Convert, pay taxes or die

Extremists occupying large swaths of Iraq and Syria have issued a threat to Iraqi Christians in the city of Mosul to accept Islam, pay extra taxes to Islamic Sharia courts or face "death by the sword."
Israeli tanks roll into Gaza; Hamas warns of 'heavy price'

Israeli tanks roll into Gaza; Hamas warns of 'heavy price'

Deadly clashes broke out after Israeli tanks drove into Gaza and launched a ground operation that further escalates the conflict with Hamas.
Accusations, blame fly as investigators seek answers in MH17 crash

Accusations, blame fly as investigators seek answers in MH17 crash

Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk on Friday blasted the "terrorists" he blamed for shooting down Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over Ukraine a day earlier, with 298 people aboard.
Airlines' annoying fees add up to $31.5 billion

Airlines' annoying fees add up to $31.5 billion

Flyers hate paying those bag-check and cup-of-coffee fees. But airlines love collecting them.
Russian hackers placed 'digital bomb' in Nasdaq - report

Russian hackers placed 'digital bomb' in Nasdaq - report

Russian hackers managed to slip a "digital bomb" into the Nasdaq -- one with the potential to sabotage the stock market's computers and wreak havoc on the U.S. economy.
Fear returns to stock market

Fear returns to stock market

Investors were hit with a flurry of geopolitical concerns Thursday, sending a key measure of market volatility to the highest level in three months.
Google's money machine is going strong

Google's money machine is going strong

Hey, turns out this "Google" craze might be here to stay.
FedEx indicted for shipping drugs sold online

FedEx indicted for shipping drugs sold online

FedEx was indicted Thursday for allegedly shipping prescription drugs from illegal online pharmacies to dealers and addicts , according to documents filed in federal court.

Stockton bank robbery

Stockton police now say the suspects in Wednesday's bank robbery and deadly hostage drama had ties to one of the city's most notorious gangs.

Waitress accused of drugging customers

Dish Society is a trendy new restaurant in the 5700 block of San Felipe, not far from The Galleria area.

Microsoft layoffs

Clouds had been on the horizon in recent days for Microsoft and today, the storm arrived. Microsoft announced they will be cutting up to 18 thousand jobs around the country over the next year.

Report: Egypt court hands down tough sentences in sexual assault cases

 An Egyptian court has given nine men sentences ranging from 20 years to life in prison for sexually assaulting women near Cairo's Tahrir Square, according to state run newspaper al-Ahram.