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Family: Brain-dead Texas woman off life support

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A brain-dead, pregnant Texas woman’s body was removed from life support Sunday, as the hospital keeping her on machines against her family’s wishes acceded to a judge’s ruling that it […]

01/26/2014

California Governor Jerry Brown

Calif. high court asked to take up high-speed rail

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown’s administration on Friday petitioned the California Supreme Court to overturn two lower-court rulings that have stalled progress on the state’s high-speed rail project, one of the nation’s most […]

01/25/2014

This Nov. 20, 2011 file photo shows Selena Gomez during arrivals to the 2011 American Music Awards, in Los Angeles. Los Angeles police have arrested a 19-year-old man on suspicion of trespassing at the home of singer-actress Selena Gomez. Officials said a family member called 911 Saturday Jan. 25, 2014, after seeing an intruder on the property in the Tarzana area. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, file)

Suspected intruder arrested at Selena Gomez’s home

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles police have arrested a 19-year-old man on suspicion of trespassing at the home of singer-actress Selena Gomez. Officer Rosario Herrera says a family member called 911 Saturday morning after […]

01/25/2014

This image provided by the U.S. Air Force shows Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Welsh, right, and Tech. Sgt. Justin Richie, a 341st Maintenance Operations Squadron team trainer, riding in a work cage on Nov. 20, 2012, inside the T-9 maintenance trainer at Malmstrom Air Force Base, Mont. In taking a deep look at trouble inside U.S. nuclear forces, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is searching for the root causes of recent Air Force missteps but also for ways to make the nuclear warrior’s job more attractive when the military has turned its attention away from such weapons. (AP Photo/U.S. Air Force, Beau Wade)

Hagel seeks root cause of nuke missile problems

WASHINGTON (AP) — In taking a deep look at trouble inside U.S. nuclear forces, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is searching for the root causes of recent Air Force missteps but also for ways to make […]

01/25/2014

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Foreign travelers up at LAX last year

LOS ANGELES (AP) – A record 17.9 million foreign travelers passed through Los Angeles International Airport last year as the economy improved. Airport officials say it’s the largest international passenger volume since 2005 when the […]

01/25/2014

Ernest and Lynne Machado, parents of Marlise Munoz, arrive to hear a judge's ruling in their daughters life or death case at the Tim Curry Criminal Justice Center, Friday, Jan. 24, 2014 in Fort Worth, Texas. Marlise Munoz is brain dead and on life support with their unborn grandchild at John Peter Smith Hospital. The judge has sided with the family of Marlise Munoz and ordered John Peter Smith Hospital to declare the pregnant woman dead and withdraw life support by 5 p.m. Monday. (AP Photo/The Dallas Morning News, Tom Fox)

Hospital: No decision on order to end life support

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A spokeswoman for a Texas hospital says it won’t say Saturday whether it plans to appeal a judge’s order to take a pregnant brain-dead woman off of life support. J.R. […]

01/25/2014

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Michaels Stores investigating possible data breach

IRVING, Texas (AP) — Michaels Stores says it is investigating a possible company data security breach that may have affected its customers’ payment card information. The Irving, Texas, company said Saturday that it launched the […]

01/25/2014

Abortion opponents (AP Photo)

Anti-abortion activists march in San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Thousands of abortion opponents marched Saturday through downtown San Francisco for the 10th annual “Walk for Life West Coast.” The protesters rallied at Civic Center Plaza in front of City Hall […]

01/25/2014

In this Monday, Dec. 30, 2013 file photo an ambulance leaves the site of an explosion after a bomb blast tore through the trolleybus, background, in the city of Volgograd. A series of unexplained killings in southern Russia involving booby-trapped bombs has further heightened security fears ahead of next month's Winter Olympics in Sochi. A spokesman for Russia's main investigative agency, said in a statement that no motive had yet been found for killings on Wednesday Jan. 8, 2014 on the outskirts of Pyatigorsk, which is the center of an administrative district created in 2010 to coordinate efforts to combat the insurgency. (AP Photo/Denis Tyrin, File)

Russian Islamic video threatens Sochi Olympics

MOSCOW (AP) — An Islamic militant group in Russia’s North Caucasus claimed responsibility Sunday for twin suicide bombings in the southern city of Volgograd last month and posted a video threatening to strike the 2014 […]

01/19/2014

From left, FBI Director James Comey, CIA Director John Brennan, and Director of National Intelligence James Clapper sit together in the front row before President Barack Obama spoke about National Security Agency (NSA) surveillance, Friday, Jan. 17, 2014, at the Justice Department in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Lawmakers say Obama surveillance idea won’t work

WASHINGTON (AP) — A chief element of President Barack Obama’s attempt to overhaul U.S. surveillance will not work, leaders of Congress’ intelligence committees said Sunday, pushing back against the idea that the government should cede […]

01/19/2014

Miles Scott, dressed as Batkid, right, walks with Batman before saving a damsel in distress in San Francisco, Friday, Nov. 15, 2013.   (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Philanthropists pay bills for SF ‘Batkid’ fantasy

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The city of San Francisco is being rescued from paying the cost of staging the “Batkid” fantasy that captured the nation’s imagination. Philanthropists John and Marcia Goldman are picking up the […]

01/19/2014

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New Calif. law squeezes recyclable collectors

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A new California law that tightens the state’s recycling redemption rules is squeezing people who cash in bottles and plastic to make ends meet. The Los Angeles Times reports that, as […]

01/19/2014

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