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Today is Monday, Sept. 22, the 265th day of 2014. There are 100 days left in the year. Autumn arrives at 10:29 p.m. Eastern time.
32 structures destroyed in California wildfire

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Light rain and cooler temperatures helped firefighters makes advances Sunday against a huge Northern California wildfire that has destroyed nearly three-dozen structures.
Blasts in China's Xinjiang kill two, injure 'many': govt

Chinese paramilitary police stand guard along a street in Urumqi, the capital of Xinjiang, on May 23, 2014Two people were killed and "many" injured by multiple explosions in China's Xinjiang, the local government said Monday.



Japan's Hagino takes it easy at Asian Games

Japan's Kosuke Hagino competes in the 200m individual medley heats at the Asian Games in Incheon on September 22, 2014Japan's Kosuke Hagino followed his shock 200 metres freestyle gold with a leisurely swim in his signature 200m medley heats at the Asian Games on Monday.



NASA's MAVEN spacecraft enters Mars orbit

Scientists hope the Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) probe will uncover clues as to how Mars became a dry, barren planetWashington (AFP) - NASA's MAVEN spacecraft began orbiting Mars on Sunday, on a mission to study how the Red Planet's climate changed over time from warm and wet to cold and dry.





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