BEIRUT (AP) - As deadly clashes raged on the edge of Damascus, international inspectors left their hotel on Wednesday to start work on the task of destroying Syria's chemical arsenal under the tightest of deadlines in the midst of a civil war.
BUENA VISTA, Colo. (AP) - Friends preparing to bury five relatives who died in a Colorado rock slide are remembering the father credited for saving his daughter's life as a selfless volunteer who probably didn't flinch to jump in front of cascading boulders to protect his daughter.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Brandon McMillan has trained as many as 10,000 dogs for television, movies, commercials, videos and people. Then he started saving dogs from animal shelters, training them and finding homes for them.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Lawmakers locked in a political stare-down Wednesday were buffeted by rising anger from across the nation about a partial government shutdown that ruined vacations, sapped businesses and closed military cemeteries as far away as France. Some on Capitol Hill ominously suggested the impasse might last for weeks, but a few Republicans seemed ready to blink.
Visitors arrived to find "CLOSED" signs at the Statue of Liberty, the Smithsonian and other parks and historic sites across the country. Callers looking for help from the government reached only voicemail. And federal employees were left to wonder when they would return to work.
SANTA CLARITA - The Castaic Lake Water Agency has been awarded a certificate of excellence for transparency by the Special District Leadership Foundation for its efforts to promote transparency and good governance.
Due to an ongoing budget stalemate between Congress and the Obama Administration, at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday October 1, 2013 the U.S. federal government shut down. Until a compromise solution is approved by Congress and signed by the President into law, the shutdown will remain in effect.
WASHINGTON (AP) - US factory activity expanded last month at the fastest pace in 2 ½ years, an encouraging sign that manufacturing could lift economic growth and hiring in the coming months.
Community: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Deputies Learn the Station Jail Is Haunted
SANTA CLARITA - Her smooth black hair and brown eyes are beautiful, but her friendliness belies how serious her job can be.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Thousands of Californians seeking to buy their own health insurance flooded call centers with questions and overloaded the state's online marketplace Tuesday on the first day of a new federal health care law that will dramatically change the way Americans buy health insurance.
YUBA CITY, Calif. (AP) - The Northern California district attorney named as a suspect in an arson at his former lover's house will retire.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Four bodies were found inside the burned wreckage of a private jet that crashed into a hangar after landing, a coroner's official said Tuesday.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The digital domain is creeping off our desktops and onto our bodies, from music players that match your tunes to your heart beat, to mood sweaters that change color depending on your emotional state - blue for calm, red for angry. There are vacuum shoes that clean the floor while you walk and fitness bracelets, anklets and necklaces to track your calorie burning.
SANTA CLARITA - Though fall semester classes are already under way, College of the Canyons officials recently added dozens of new class sections of academic and career exploration courses scheduled to begin throughout October.
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