SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) - Fire officials say a blaze has broken out in the hills above the tony community of Montecito, near Santa Barbara.
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - Authorities say two more people have died after being shot at a California chicken processing plant, bringing the death toll to three.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - A severely autistic Southern California teenager was left inside a school bus alone for nearly seven hours.
SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) - San Bernardino may be forced to disband its Police Department while the Southern California city makes its way through bankruptcy proceedings.
SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (AP) - California Coastal Commission staff members have opposed an offshore earthquake survey near the Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant, saying it could disturb and even kill marine animals.
CLEVELAND (AP) - Campaign 2012 packed frantic suspense to the finish Tuesday, with Vice President Joe Biden flying unannounced up next to Republican Mitt Romney in battleground Ohio even as voters across the country were deciding who would win the White House.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - A troubled economy, record political spending and a surge in registered voters mark the election Tuesday that also comes with California at a crossroads.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New Yorkers forced from their homes because of Superstorm Sandy will be able to voteby affidavit ballot at any polling site in the state, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Monday.
BEIRUT (AP) - Gunmen killed the brother of Syria's parliament speaker in a hail of bullets as he drove to work in Damascus on Tuesday, the state news agency said, as the international envoy for Syria warned the country could become another Somalia.
WASHINGTON (AP) - A measure of U.S. home prices jumped 5 percent in September compared with a year ago, the largest year-over-year increase since July 2006. The gain reported by CoreLogic offered more evidence of a sustainable housing recovery.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - One man is dead and another wounded after trying to stop a vandal scrawling graffiti on a Los Angeles church.
MOSCOW (AP) - Russian President Vladimir Putin fired the country's defense minister on Tuesday, two weeks after a criminal probe was opened into alleged fraud in the sell-off of military assets.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - The White House the prize, President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney raced through a final full day of campaigning on Monday through Ohio and other battleground states holding the keys to victory in a tight race. Both promised brighter days ahead for a nation still struggling with a sluggish economy and high joblessness.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The voters at this southeast Washington polling place were all dressed alike: orange jumpsuit, white shoes. And when they finished voting, they went back to their cell block, not back to work.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A reputed gang member pleaded not guilty Monday to four counts of attempted murder for allegedly opening fire outside a Halloween party on the University of Southern California campus.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - The Mormon church has issued a sweeping declaration that opposes efforts to relax Utah's famously strict liquor laws.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The rover Opportunity may not be sleek like a brand new car, but it shows no signs of braking even after a decade on Mars.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Minutes before a gunman opened fire in a Los Angeles International Airport terminal last fall, killing a security screener and wounding three other people, the two armed officers assigned to the area left for breaks without informing a dispatcher as required.
GENEVA (AP) - Syria's government declared that its main priority was stopping terrorism - not ensuring peace - and the opposition hinted it was far from ready to negotiate directly with the government it wants to overthrow, casting sharp doubt Thursday on peace talks that have barely begun.
WASHINGTON (AP) - A sharply divided government task force that reviewed the National Security Agency's surveillance program for four months has urged President Barack Obama to shut down the agency's bulk collection of phone data and purge its massive inventory of millions of Americans' calling records, The Associated Press has learned.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - The diesel-burning locomotive, the workhorse of American railroads since World War II, will soon begin burning natural gas - a potentially historic shift that could cut fuel costs, reduce pollution and strengthen the advantage railroads hold over trucks in long-haul shipping.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - In a move that could give gay marriage its first foothold in the South, Virginia's attorney general said Thursday he concluded the state's ban on same-sex unions is unconstitutional and he will join the fight against it.
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Police in Miami Beach say pop singer Justin Bieber has been charged with resisting arrest without violence in addition to drag racing and DUI. Police also say the singer told authorities he had consumed alcohol, smoked marijuana and taken prescription drugs.
MONTREUX, Switzerland (AP) - Furiously divided from the start, representatives of Syrian President Bashar Assad and the rebellion against him threatened Wednesday to collapse a peace conference intended to lead them out of civil war.
HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) - A Mexican national was executed Wednesday night in Texas for killing a Houston police officer, despite pleas and diplomatic pressure from the Mexican government and the U.S. State Department to halt the punishment.
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