Wednesday

Smoke from the Silver Fire in Banning, Calif., blankets downtown Palm Springs, Calif.,Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013. (AP Photo/The Desert Sun, Michael Snyder)

3 hurt in Silver Fire, some can’t evacuate

BANNING, Calif. (AP) — Residents and sheriff’s deputies were left without an escape route and stuck inside an evacuation area Wednesday night as a huge and growing Southern California wildfire left three people injured and […]

08/07/2013

Supporters of Egypt's ousted President Mohammed Morsi hold pictures of him and chant slogans during a protest at Nasr City, where protesters have installed their camp and hold their daily rally, in Cairo, Egypt, Friday, July 26, 2013. Arabic writing reads, "Egypt, Mohammed Morsi, and Sissi, you thief, where is my vote?" (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)

Egypt says diplomacy has failed to resolve crisis

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s military-backed interim leadership proclaimed Wednesday that a crackdown against two protest sites is inevitable, saying that nearly two weeks of foreign diplomatic efforts to peacefully resolve its standoff with the Muslim […]

08/07/2013

Onlookers watch as black smoke billows from the international arrival unit  of Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi, Kenya, Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013. (AP Photo/Segeni Ngethe)

Inferno roars through E. Africa’s largest airport

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A small fire at Kenya’s main airport swelled into a roaring inferno Wednesday that destroyed part of East Africa’s largest aviation hub and hampered air travel across the continent. Firefighters were […]

08/07/2013

Austrian skateboarder Andreas Sabitzer, 30, performs a trick in the Malecon in Havana, Cuba.(AP Photo/Franklin Reyes)

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday: 1. FORT HOOD DEFENDANT ADMITS HE WAS THE SHOOTER With his life hanging in the balance, the Army […]

08/07/2013

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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