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Firefighters work on a brush fire in Silverado Canyon in Orange County, Calif. on Friday, Sept. 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Orange County Register, Sam Gangwer)

Northern California wildfire burns 100 homes

Associated Press

A fire driven by fierce winds raced through a small town near the Oregon border on Monday, burning a church to the ground, damaging or destroying 100 homes and prompting evacuation orders for at least 1,500 people, authorities said.

FILE - In this Jan. 15, 2014 file photo, a Los Angeles Police officer wears an on-body camera during a demonstration for media in Los Angeles. The fatal police shooting of the unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Mo. has prompted calls for more officers to wear so-called "body cameras," simple, lapel-mounted gadgets that record the interactions between the public and law enforcement. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)

White House backs use of body cameras by police

- Associated Press

Requiring police officers to wear body cameras is one potential solution for bridging deep mistrust between law enforcement and the public, the White House said, weighing in on a national debate sparked by the shooting of an unarmed black man last month in Ferguson, Missouri.

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Travelers look at departure boards at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport in Roissy, near Paris, Monday, Sept. 15, 2014. At least half of Air France flights around the world were canceled Monday as pilots kicked off a weeklong strike, angry that the airline is shifting jobs and operations to a low-cost carrier to better keep up with competition. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

Air France strike amid Europe's low-cost shakeup

- Associated Press

Air France canceled at least half its flights around the world on Monday as pilots began a weeklong strike, highlighting the trouble Europe's flagship airlines face in keeping up with low-cost competitors.

FILE - In this Sept. 18, 2011 file photo, Amtrak's Empire Builder rounds a turn near East Glacier Park, Mont. The U.S. Bureau of Land Management says it made a mistake giving active railroads too much discretion on what can be built on 200-foot-wide rights-of-way crossing thousands of miles of public land in 11 western states.  (AP Photo/Flathead Beacon, Justin Franz, File)

Vermont rail upgrade grant rejected by feds

- Associated Press

A Vermont Transportation Agency official said Monday he was disappointed the state didn't get a federal grant that would have helped complete an upgrade to the rail system between Rutland and Burlington, but officials remain committed to restoring passenger rail service to the route.

Atlanta airport closing runway for maintenance

Associated Press

Officials say they're closing the northernmost runway at the world's busiest airport until mid-October for maintenance, but it shouldn't have a negative impact on passengers.