No more evacuations...More mass convictions in Egypt...Chrome may stay home

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Updated: Sun, 18 May 2014 05:15:12 EST

SAN MARCOS, Calif. (AP) — With the help of ocean breezes and lower temperatures, firefighters have been able to gain the upper hand on the remaining fires burning near San Diego. And that's allowed authorities to lift the rest of the evacuation orders. But Gov. Jerry Brown says this is only the beginning. He told ABC's "This Week" that California is gearing up for what could be the worst wildfire season ever for the drought-stricken region.

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt has carried out its latest mass trials ahead of this month's presidential elections. A pair of courts convicted 170 suspected supporters of toppled President Mohammed Morsi on charges related to violent attacks last year. In recent months, hundreds of people who were identified by prosecutors as Morsi supporters have been sentenced to death or imprisonment.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Tuesday's high-profile primary elections may extend a streak of sorts for tea party Republicans: losing individual races but winning the larger ideological war by tugging the GOP rightward. Tea party-endorsed candidates are struggling in Georgia, Kentucky and Idaho. But in each state, "establishment" Republican candidates have emphasized their conservative credentials — thus narrowing the party's philosophical differences. Georgia, Kentucky and Oregon have closely watched Republican contests for Senate.

BALTIMORE (AP) — He's won the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness, so is the next stop the Belmont for California Chrome? Not necessarily. His trainer is leaving open the possibility that the colt will abandon his bid to win the Triple Crown if horse racing officials in New York don't allow California Chrome to wear a nasal strip to help his breathing during the race. So far, those officials say no such request has been made.

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese fans of Paul McCartney have been disappointed for a second day. The 71-year-old former Beatle had to cancel another concert in Tokyo, as well as the makeup performance for the one that was scrubbed yesterday, because he's still sick with a virus. The tour website says McCartney is looking at rescheduling options.

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