Wednesday

Firefighters work the scene where a fire engulfed several apartment units in the Cedar Riverside neighborhood, in Minneapolis, Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Star Tribune, McKenna Ewen)

14 taken to hospitals after Minneapolis fire

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A billowing fire engulfed a three-story building with several apartments near downtown Minneapolis early Wednesday, sending more than a dozen people to hospitals with injuries — some critical — ranging from burns […]

01/01/2014

(Photo: San Diego State University)

SDSU bans smoking on campus

SAN DIEGO (AP) — San Diego State University has eliminated the remaining 12 designated smoking areas on campus, adopting a no-tobacco policy. U-T San Diego reports the university will be smoke-free when students return for […]

12/30/2013

Covered-California-eAlert

California health enrollment still skews older

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — New figures show older Californians are continuing to enroll in the state’s health exchange at a higher rate than younger residents. Covered California said Thursday that more than 109,000 people signed […]

12/12/2013

Historic slaughterhouse settlement is reached

Settlement reached in Calif. slaughterhouse probe

CHINO, Calif. (AP) – Several California slaughterhouses and meat-packing facilities have agreed to a multimillion-dollar settlement after allegations of inhumane treatment at their facilities led to a massive beef recall that included meat sold to […]

11/27/2013

(AP File Photo)

2 Inglewood officers hurt in confrontation

INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Inglewood police say an officer has been hit by gunfire and another injured in a confrontation with a barricaded gunman who may be holding a hostage. Officers were called to a […]

11/27/2013

A man sleeps at the Los Angeles International Airport on Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013, in Los Angeles. More than 43 million people are to travel over the long holiday weekend, according to AAA. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Storms upending some holiday travel on East Coast

CHICAGO (AP) — Bands of ice, sleet and rain were upending some holiday travel plans as millions of Americans took to the roads, skies and rails Wednesday for Thanksgiving, but the wintry mix was not […]

11/27/2013

UC, nurses reach tentative labor pact

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The University of California has reached a tentative labor agreement with unionized nurses at its medical and student-health facilities. The preliminary deal avoids a possible one-day walkout by the nurses that […]

11/17/2013

In key shift, US oil production tops net imports

WASHINGTON (AP) — For the first month in nearly two decades, the U.S. in October extracted more oil from the ground than it imported overseas. It’s an important milestone for a nation seeking desperately to […]

11/13/2013

Sesame Street character Big Bird

Big Bird, Elmo to encourage kids to eat produce

WASHINGTON (AP) — A trip down the grocery store produce aisle could soon feel like a stroll down “Sesame Street.” Under an agreement being announced Wednesday by Michelle Obama, the nonprofit organization behind the popular […]

10/30/2013

A row of new 2013 Ford Fusions are on display at an automobile dealership in Zelienople, Pa. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)

Washington budget fight hurts auto sales

DETROIT (AP) — Auto sales tailed off last week, and some dealers and experts are pointing the finger at bickering politicians in Washington. Data collected by J.D. Power and Associates show that sales fell in […]

10/16/2013

This 2010 artist's rendering depicts NASA's Juno spacecraft with Jupiter in the background. (AP Photo/NASA/JPL, File)

NASA spacecraft enters safe mode after Earth flyby

LOS ANGELES (AP) — NASA says its Jupiter-bound spacecraft is in safe mode soon after it used Earth as a gravity slingshot to hurtle toward the outer solar system. The Jet Propulsion Laboratory said Wednesday […]

10/09/2013

A member of the Afghan National Army displays an Afghan flag from a porthole in a C-130 transport aircraft at the Afghan Air Force Base, Kabul, Afghanistan, Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)

Afghans take delivery of US transport planes

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan took delivery on Wednesday of two C-130 transport aircraft from the United States, part of an effort to give the country’s military the ability to better fight insurgents around the […]

10/09/2013

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