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TWISP, Wash. — About 300 homes — twice as many as previously estimated — have burned in the largest recorded wildfire in Washington state history, a county sheriff said Friday.

MYRTLE CREEK, Ore. — Police say a toddler crashed a Jeep into an Oregon home, then ran back to his home to watch cartoons.

JERUSALEM — The Israeli military says a 12-hour humanitarian cease-fire in Gaza will start Saturday morning.

UNITED NATIONS — Britain's U.N. ambassador says there may be "an extremely short" humanitarian pause in the conflict in Gaza between Israel and Hamas on Saturday lasting several hours.

ABUJA, Nigeria — West Africa's current Ebola outbreak has spread to a fourth country, after an ill Liberian man vomited, had diarrhea and a high fever on an airplane to Nigeria.

JERUSALEM — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Friday that more work was needed to reach a deal between Israel and Hamas for a seven-day truce in the Gaza war. Israel's defense minister warned that the military may soon broaden its ground operation "significantly."

PHILADELPHIA — Two men forced a woman into her sport utility vehicle at gunpoint and drove off but soon lost control of it and plowed into a group of people selling fruit at a street corner to raise money for their church, killing two young boys and their teenage sister, police said.

UPDATE: A suspected case of animal neglect in Chattanooga has sparked outrage among hundreds of local animal lovers.

KIEV, Ukraine — Russia is launching artillery attacks from its soil on Ukrainian troops and preparing to move heavier weaponry across the border, the U.S. and Ukraine charged Friday in what appeared to be an ominous escalation of the crisis.

Randy White, Republican candidate for sheriff in Monroe County, Tenn., could face charges after a POST Commission ruling that he didn’t meet requirements for police certification.

Conservative former Pennsylvania U.S. Senator Rick Santorum today announced his endorsement of Weston Wamp in his race for the Republican nomination for Congress from Tennessee’s Third District.

A 27-year-old Chattanooga man was arrested Thursday after he admitted to raping a two-and-a-half-year-old girl.

A DeKalb County, Ala., man has been arrested after a short vehicle chase and scuffle and charged in connection with a home invasion and two stabbings in Cherokee County, a news release states.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — The no-kill shelter operated by the SPCA of Bradley County has stopped accepting animals and Director Bobbi Anderson said its contract with the county needs to be renegotiated.

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