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Crews battle wildfires threatening homes in Pacific Northwest

SEATTLE/ PORTLAND, Oregon (Reuters) - Firefighters in Washington state and Oregon were grappling on Wednesday with blazes that have blackened more than 200 square miles of terrain across the Pacific Northwest, forcing hundreds of residents to flee their homes. Full story

Spain mourns train crash victims in official Mass

SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA, Spain (Reuters) - Mourners packed a memorial service on Monday for the 79 people who died in the country's worst rail disaster in decades, as investigators prepared to analyze information from the train's data recording device, or "black box." Full story

How High Can Plum Creek Earnings Grow?

The timber company has seen big price swings in lumber prices, but Plum Creek earnings are still poised to grow. Full story

Detroit area's battle with blight may be key to survival

DETROIT (Reuters) - If you want to tackle Detroit's thousands of abandoned homes and trash-strewn and overgrown lots, there are few better places to start than in Brightmoor in the northwestern corner of the city. Full story

At least 45 die in Spain train derailment

   There are reports of as many as 100 people wounded and at least 45 dead in a train derailment in northwestern Spain. NBC’s Brian Williams reports.

Seattle set to open camp amid major hype

RENTON, Wash. (AP) Pete Carroll is used to the glare. It was part of the deal coaching at USC. When his Seattle Seahawks begin training camp this week, they'll feel the glare of a spotlight that's never shined through the clouds this bright in the Pacific Northwest. They aren't ... Full story

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Two bombs exploded near separate mosques killing at least 18 people in a remote area of northwestern Pakistan. NBCNews.com's Dara Brown reports.

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SPAIN OUTA picture taken on July 24, 2013 shows wounded train driver Francisco Jose Garzon Amo evacuated by two men after the train accident near the city of Santiago de Compostela. The focus of a probe into a horrific train derailment in northwestern Spain that killed at least 80 people, on July

Relatives of the victims of the July 24, 2013 train crash arrive to attend a funeral in the victims' memory, at the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela
Relatives of the victims of the July 24, 2013 train crash arrive to attend a funeral in the victims' memory, at the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela

Relatives of the victims of the July 24, 2013 train crash arrive to attend a funeral in the victims' memory, at the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, northwestern Spain, July 29, 2013. Spain was to hold a memorial service for the 79 people who died in the country's worst rail disaster in decades,

A police car leaves the courthouse with Francisco Garzon in Santiago de Compostela, northwestern Spain
A police car leaves the courthouse with Francisco Garzon in Santiago de Compostela, northwestern Spain

A police car leaves the courthouse with Francisco Garzon in Santiago de Compostela, northwestern Spain, July 29, 2013. Garzon, the driver of a Spanish train that derailed killing 79 people, is released from police custody but still faces charges. REUTERS/Miguel Vidal (SPAIN - Tags: DISASTER TRANSPOR