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Los Angeles International Airport expansion OK’d

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Los Angeles International Airport is expanding again. Airport commissioners approved the first phase of a new terminal that eventually will add up to 29 new gates, built with wide-bodies jets in [...]

07/23/2014

This Monday, July 21, 2014, photo released by the Half Moon Bay Review shows emergency crew workers and volunteers working to rescue a man at Francis State Beach in Half Moon Bay, Calif. Authorities say a young man has died after a hole he dug on a Northern California beach collapsed and trapped him in the sand for at least five minutes. (AP Photo/Half Moon Bay Review, Dean Coppola) MANDATORY CREDIT DEAN COPPOLA/HALF MOON BAY REVIEW

Man dies in California after beach hole collapses

HALF MOON BAY, Calif. (AP) — A young man died after a hole he dug on a Northern California beach collapsed and trapped him in the sand for at least five minutes, authorities said Tuesday. [...]

07/23/2014

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Bob Costantini: Israel would like to lift the US flight ban

The ban on U-S flights into Israel is still in place this morning, with the Israeli government saying the U-S airlines are overreaching. The FAA called for a ban after a rocket fired from Gaza [...]

07/23/2014

A view of the E. Barrett Prettyman Federal Courthouse that houses the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, on Tuesday, July 22, 2014, in Washington.  Obama's health care law is enmeshed in another big legal battle after two federal appeals courts issued contradictory rulings on a key financing issue within hours of each other Tuesday.  (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

Dueling rulings: Courts split on health law clash

WASHINGTON (AP) – Two federal appeals courts issued conflicting rulings Tuesday in a dispute involving crucial financing for President Barack Obama’s health care law. A three-judge panel of the appeals court in Washington said the [...]

07/23/2014

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Son of British singer Adele wins privacy case

LONDON (AP) — British singer Adele’s toddler son has won a five-figure sum in damages after paparazzi photographed private family moments. Adele’s lawyer Jenny Afia said Wednesday that the Grammy-winning performer was adamant her son [...]

07/23/2014

New York City Police officers stand at the base of a white flag flying atop the west tower of New York's Brooklyn Bridge, Tuesday, July 22, 2014. Someone replaced two American flags on the bridge with mysterious white flags. The white flags, international symbols of surrender, fluttered from poles on the stone supports that hold cables above the bridge connecting Brooklyn and Manhattan. An entity called Bike Lobby tweeted Tuesday that it hoisted the flags to signal “surrender of the Brooklyn Bridge bicycle path to pedestrians.”  (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Police probing switch of flags on Brooklyn Bridge

NEW YORK (AP) — Police are searching for four or five people they believe scaled to the top of the Brooklyn Bridge’s two towers in the dead of night, disabled lights illuminating two large American [...]

07/23/2014

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AP source: Thieves got into 1K StubHub accounts

NEW YORK (AP) — Cyber thieves got into more than 1,000 StubHub customers’ accounts and fraudulently bought tickets for events through the online ticket reseller, a law enforcement official and the company said. Arrests were [...]

07/23/2014

President Barack Obama waves from Air Force One before departure at Andrews Air Force Base in Md., on Tuesday, July 22, 2014, en route to Seattle in a three-day West Coast trip includes at least five fundraising events in Seattle, San Francisco and Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

Police tell motorists places to avoid during Presidential visit

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – The Los Angeles Police Department advised drivers to avoid an area near Los Angeles’ border with Beverly Hills and portions of Hancock Park today because of President Barack Obama’s visit. Specific [...]

07/23/2014

FILE - In this June 15, 2009, file photo, Richard Parsons, then Chairman of Citigroup, speaks at Time Warner's headquarters in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

CEO: Sterling staying on a ‘disaster’ for Clippers

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Coach Doc Rivers has said he’ll resign from the Los Angeles Clippers if Donald Sterling remains owner, the team’s interim CEO testified, saying such a move would be a “disaster” for [...]

07/23/2014

Dutch cargo plane crew members wait as Ukrainian honor guards load a coffin with the body of a Malaysian Airlines plane passenger in Kharkiv airport, Ukraine, Wednesday, July 23, 2014. (AP Photo/ Sergei Chuzavkov)

Bodies of Malaysia jet victims leave Ukraine

KHARKIV, Ukraine (AP) – Two military aircraft carrying the first bodies of victims of the Malaysia Airlines crash left the embattled plains of eastern Ukraine Wednesday, while British investigators began work on a pair of [...]

07/23/2014

President Barack Obama applauds those who serve in Iraq and Afghanistan as he deliverers the commencement address to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point's Class of 2014, in West Point, N.Y., Wednesday, May 28, 2014.  (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

President Obama is back in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – President Barack Obama is scheduled to arrive aboard Air Force One at Los Angeles International Airport this afternoon for a planned 24 1/2-hour visit to conduct two political fundraisers and speak [...]

07/23/2014

FILE - In this file photo made Jan. 21, 2010, a passenger walks past a Delta Airlines 747 aircraft in McNamara Terminal at Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport in Romulus, Mich. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

3 US airlines scrap Israel flights over missile fear

Two U.S. airlines cancelled all flights to Israel until further notice, after a rocket landed near Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion Airport, while another cancelled only its Tel Aviv service. Delta Air Lines and United Airlines [...]

07/22/2014