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LOWER LAKE, Calif. (AP) — Cooler, wetter weather helped crews make inroads Monday against a massive Northern California wildfire that tore through two dozen homes, threatened thousands more and forced 12,000 people to flee the flames.
The Boston Symphony Orchestra on Monday extended the contract of young Latvian conductor Andris Nelsons, hailing the warm reaction to his performances in his first year. The orchestra announced a new eight-year deal with the 36-year-old music director, replacing an initial five-year duration. The contract extends Nelsons' tenure through 2022 but includes a so-called evergreen clause, meaning it will be continually renewed unless otherwise decided.