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In this Dec. 16, 2013 photo, a fire burns the hillside in the Big Sur, Calif., region. (AP Photo/The Californian, Travis Geske)

Weather to help crews battling Big Sur blaze

  BIG SUR, Calif. (AP) — Firefighters were expected to get some help Wednesday from the weather as they battle an unusual late fall wildfire that has destroyed more than a dozen homes and forced […]

12/18/2013

A Cal Fire helicopter. (AP Photo/Nic Coury)

Unusual late fall fire still burning in Big Sur

BIG SUR, Calif. (AP) — An unusual late fall wildfire fueled by drought conditions destroyed 15 homes and forced about 100 people to flee the forested mountains of the scenic Big Sur region overlooking the […]

12/17/2013

Firefighting aircraft

Big Sur fire growth small, 5 percent containment

BIG SUR, Calif. (AP) — Officials say a wildfire in the Big Sur area of California grew only slightly overnight, and crews were able to establish some containment lines around it. The fire in the Pfeiffer Ridge […]

12/17/2013

This is a  1979  file image of Skylab, at the end of its mission in 1979 when it crashed back to Earth. (AP Photo/NASA, FILE)

Satellite hits Atlantic — but what about next one?

BERLIN (AP) — This time it splashed down in the Atlantic Ocean — but what about next time? The European Space Agency says one of its research satellites re-entered the Earth’s atmosphere early Monday on […]

11/11/2013

Passengers evacuate the Los Angeles International Airport on Friday Nov. 1, 2013, after shots were fired prompting authorities to evacuate a terminal and stop flights headed for the city from taking off from other airports. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

Fliers delayed after Los Angeles airport shooting

Thousands of fliers across the U.S. were delayed Friday after a shooting at Los Angeles International Airport closed parts of the airport. A prolonged shutdown at the nation’s third largest airport will be particularly troublesome […]

11/01/2013

(AP Photo)

Growing backlash to government surveillance

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) – From Silicon Valley to the South Pacific, counterattacks to revelations of widespread National Security Agency surveillance are taking shape, from a surge of new encrypted email programs to technology that […]

10/12/2013

(Dawn Steel, AP Photo)

Mansion once owned by Columbia Pictures chief for sale

BEVERLY HILLS (CNS) – A 10.2-acre compound once owned by the late Columbia Pictures chief Dawn Steel has been listed for $34.5 million, the listing agent announced today. The estate offers a commanding view that […]

09/30/2013

Adak, Alaska shown on Google Maps.

Woman attempting solo row reaches Alaska

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A 28-year-old British adventurer became the first woman to row solo across the North Pacific Ocean Monday, arriving in Adak in Alaska’s Aleutians after 150 days and 3,750 miles at sea. […]

09/24/2013

A blobfish from a YouTube screen grab.

Blobfish wins ‘Uglies Animal Alive’ title

The blobfish, a deepwater dweller that looks like a melted head, has won the title of Ugliest Animal Alive, by popular vote. The Ugly Animal Preservation Society, which champions “aesthetically challenged” endangered species everywhere, ran […]

09/12/2013

Strong quake hits Indonesia; no tsunami threat

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A strong earthquake struck off eastern Indonesia on Sunday, causing panic among residents in East Timor, but there were no immediate reports of injuries or damage and there was no danger […]

09/01/2013

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