FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - A wildfire outside Yosemite National Park - one of more than 50 major brush blazes burning across the western U.S. - more than tripled in size overnight and still threatens about 2,500 homes, hotels and camp buildings.
NEW YORK (AP) - There will be a different type of Sandman featured at the Apollo next month.
CAIRO (AP) - Egypt's ousted leader Hosni Mubarak, wearing a white shirt and loafers while flashing a smile, was released from prison Thursday and transported to a military hospital in a Cairo suburb where he will be held under house arrest.
FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) - American soldiers deploying overseas to "engage in an illegal war" provoked the deadly shooting rampage at Fort Hood in 2009, the soldier accused in the attack said Wednesday after refusing to mount a defense during his trial.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Gay couples rushed to a courthouse in Las Cruces on Wednesday after the county clerk decided to issue same-sex marriage licenses in a surprise move that came as several legal challenges on the practice make their way through the courts.
FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) - Bradley Manning plans to live as a woman named Chelsea and wants to begin hormone therapy as soon as possible, the soldier said Thursday, a day after being sentenced to 35 years in prison for sending classified material to WikiLeaks.
GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) - Running out of money to fight wildfires at the peak of the season, the U.S. Forest Service is diverting $600 million from timber, recreation and other areas to fill the gap.
This month brought a close to the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.
Editor's note: the following letter was sent to the Santa Clarita Valley Sanitation District directors and staff from the Castaic Area Town Council.
Most schools no longer have the resources or funding to teach financial literacy, including how to budget, save or set personal finance goals, but a recent Union Bank survey with Harris Interactive® reports that our nation's kids are hungry for information.
Regarding Dick Cesaroni's letter to the editor "Major League Baseball and its discipline," published Aug. 13: Pete Rose made much more than a few bets while managing the Reds. He bet on 52 games over the course of the 1985, '86 and '87 seasons - at a minimum of $10,000 per game on the Reds.
I realize the person writing the news story does not usually write the headlines for their story. However, on Aug. 10, Luke Money wrote an article about kids posting a picture of the cover of their Star Test booklets, but the headline read "Students post test answers" (A1).
Politics is tribal, often built on difference and division. Success can depend on how effectively opponents are cast as somehow "impure" or "the other."
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Terry Francona has been an extremely good fit for the Indians. His players seem to feel the same way, considering the way they've been contending for a postseason berth.
MIAMI (AP) - Zack Greinke said he was merely trying to beat the Miami Marlins and not competing with teammate Clayton Kershaw.
With everything from nationally ranked academic programs to effective career education opportunities and college placement services, Hart district students are afforded every opportunity to excel in an increasingly competitive academic environment.
Whether priorities are schools, recreation or convenience and friendly neighborhoods, home buyers are finding that Fair Oaks Ranch by Pardee Homes fills the bill.