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Gov Jerry Brown

Poll: Californians OK with Brown ahead of election, want more state action on climate change

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A new poll shows that Gov. Jerry Brown has a record high 54 percent approval rating with California voters before he heads into a likely re-election campaign next year. But the […]

07/31/2013

In this photo taken on Wednesday July 24 2013, train driver Francisco Jose Garzon Amo is helped by two men as he is evacuated from the site of a train accident in Santiago de Compostela, Spain. (AP Photo/La Voz de Galicia/Xoan Soler)

Spain train driver suspected of negligent homicide

SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA, Spain (AP) — Spain’s interior minister announced Saturday that the driver whose speeding train crashed, killing 78 people, is now being held on suspicion of negligent homicide. Minister of Interior Jorge Fernandez […]

07/27/2013

A replacement water pipe sits at the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission site where workers are removing dirt from around a defective water main in District Heights, Md., Wednesday, July 17, 2013. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

200,000 outside Washington forced to cut water use

OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of people in suburban Washington are sweating through a punishing heat wave under orders to avoid long showers, turn off sprinklers and think twice about flushing the […]

07/17/2013

Ben Bernanke

Stocks surge after Bernanke allays stimulus fear

NEW YORK (AP) — Call it the Bernanke Boost. The stock market, which has been marching higher for a week, got extra fuel Thursday after the Federal Reserve chairman said the central bank will keep […]

07/11/2013

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First death from California heat wave reported

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) – A 77-year-old man was found dead in his mobile home amid triple-digit temperatures in California’s San Joaquin Valley in the first reported death blamed on a weeklong statewide heat wave, authorities […]

07/04/2013

Egypt: Interim president sworn in amid crackdown

CAIRO (AP) – The chief justice of Egypt’s Supreme Constitutional Court was sworn in Thursday as the nation’s interim president, taking over hours after the military ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi, while the army launched […]

07/04/2013

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Heat wave breaks temperature record in California

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) – California’s San Joaquin Valley is set to reach the highest temperatures in a weeklong heat wave, with other parts of the state also facing a 7th day of scorching weather. The […]

07/03/2013

Stocks down

Stocks stabilize after two-day selloff

NEW YORK (AP) — Although stocks have been lower for much of the day, the declines are nothing like the ones that were seen yesterday and Wednesday. The market has been relatively stable today, as […]

06/21/2013

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LA County deputies seize fireworks

INDUSTRY, Calif. (AP) — About 3,000 pounds of illegal fireworks have been seized by Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies. A Sheriff’s Department statement says the seizure was made Wednesday evening after deputies saw three men […]

06/20/2013

James J. "Whitey" Bulger, alleged racketeer, booking photograph obtained by WBUR 90.9 - NPR Radio Boston. (AP Photo)

Bulger, Gandolfini: Mob makes headlines this week

The death in Italy of James Gandolfini, who played Mafia boss Tony Soprano on the popular HBO show “The Sopranos,” was part of an unusual convergence of mob-related news making headlines this week. Here’s a […]

06/19/2013

Rescue workers at site of building collapse, Philadelphia. (AP Photo)

Inspector in Philadelphia collapse commits suicide

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia officials have identified an inspector who fatally shot himself a week after a building collapse that killed six people as a dedicated 16-year veteran of the Department of Licenses and Inspections. […]

06/13/2013

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Bus, truck collide in downtown LA

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A bus and a flatbed tow truck have collided in downtown Los Angeles, sending the truck into a convenience store. Fire Department spokeswoman Katherine Main says the collision before dawn Wednesday […]

06/12/2013

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