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    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on wildlife bills pending in the New Mexico Legislature (all times local):

  • IS attacks Pakistan shrine, killing at least 39

    KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — An Islamic State suicide bomber struck inside a famed shrine in southern Pakistan on Thursday, killing at least 75 people in the deadliest attack in the country in more than two years.

  • Life near Oroville Dam now shadowed by fears and concerns

    OROVILLE, Calif. (AP) — Northern California residents, who had spent days at evacuation shelters, were allowed to return to their homes but many stayed only long enough to pack valuables before fleeing an approaching storm that will test recently repaired spillways at the nation’s tallest dam. Authorities say the immediate danger has passed for the nearly 200,000 people living downstream of the Oroville Dam. They said the Lake Oroville water level was 26 feet below the emergency spillway by Wednesday night. But new storms are forecast to hit Oroville, which is about 70 miles north of Sacramento, and not everyone is sticking around to find out if the repairs hold. Here’s what residents say about living below the dam:

  • 10 snowmobilers die in thinly frozen lakes in mild Northeast

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Ten snowmobilers have died in thinly frozen lakes across the Northeast during this mild winter.

  • NBA, Pelicans and All-Stars to assist tornado victims

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The NBA, the NBA Players Association and the New Orleans Pelicans have adjusted their All-Star weekend community service initiatives to include victims of last week’s tornados in the New Orleans area.

  • New Zealand wildfires prompt hundreds of evacuations

    WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Firefighters in New Zealand’s second-largest city were able to halt a wildfire’s advance on suburban homes Thursday after it burned down 11 houses in the hill suburbs and forced hundreds of people to evacuate.

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    OROVILLE, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on problems with an emergency spillway at the nation’s tallest dam (all times local):

  • Semi blows over, crushes patrol car on Wyoming highway

    ELK MOUNTAIN, Wyo. (AP) — Dramatic video of a tractor-trailer toppling onto a Wyoming Highway Patrol car shows just how windy it can get on the high plains.

  • Reinhardt University plans vigil for ex-NFLer Quentin Moses

    WALESKA, Ga. (AP) — Reinhardt University is planning a vigil for Quentin Moses, a former NFL linebacker who was as an assistant football coach for the school when he died in a house fire over the weekend.