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This photo provided by NBC shows James Avery as Philip Banks from season 2 of the TV series, "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air." (AP Photo/NBC, Paul Drinkwater)

James Avery of ‘Fresh Prince’ fame dead at 68

NEW YORK (AP) — James Avery, the bulky character actor who laid down the law at home and on the job as the Honorable Philip Banks in “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,” has died. Avery’s […]

01/01/2014

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

Top 10 gifts of 2013 show rebound in philanthropy

WASHINGTON (AP) — Philanthropy made a comeback in large donations in 2013 with the nation’s wealthiest donors giving more than $3.4 billion to charity, according to a new tally of the top 10 gifts of […]

01/01/2014

Ex-UC San Diego dean dies on African vacation

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Officials say a dean at the University of California, San Diego who was about to start a new position as a chief executive at the University of Southern California has died […]

09/02/2013

This May 1, 2012 file photo shows Daniel Chong at a news conference where he discussed his detention by the DEA in San Diego.  (AP Photo/U-T San Diego, K.C. Alfred)

Student left in DEA cell to get $4 million from US

SAN DIEGO (AP) — An attorney for the man who was abandoned in a Drug Enforcement Administration holding cell for four days without food or water says his client has agreed to settle claims for […]

07/30/2013

Sand dunes on northern edge of Sahara desert.

Dust from Africa affects snowfall in California

LOS ANGELES (AP) — One of the driest spots on Earth — the Sahara desert — is increasingly responsible for snow and rain half a world away in the western U.S., a new study released Thursday found.

02/28/2013