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Crews closer to surrounding Southern Sierra fires

ALTA SIERRA, Calif. (AP) - Wildfires that shut down campgrounds in the southern Sierra Nevada have stopped growing and crews are close to surrounding them after days of hacking firelines through rugged timberland.

August 22, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Prosecutor: No question Hasan was Fort Hood gunman

FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) - Military prosecutors asked jurors on Thursday to unanimously convict the soldier accused in the 2009 shooting rampage at Fort Hood, insisting that evidence left "no question" that he planned and carried out the deadliest mass shooting ever on a U.S. military base.

August 22, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Mayor's fate unknown after settlement proposal

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A tentative deal has been reached involving the sexual harassment lawsuit against San Diego Mayor Bob Filner but it's unclear whether the agreement includes his resignation, something demanded by a chorus of fellow Democrats and a long line of women who say Filner mistreated them.

August 22, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Yosemite-area wildfire balloons in size overnight

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.

August 22, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Metallica to headline at the Apollo

NEW YORK (AP) - There will be a different type of Sandman featured at the Apollo next month.

August 22, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Egypt's ousted leader Hosni Mubarak released

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.

August 22, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Hasan: 'Illegal war' provoked Fort Hood rampage

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.

August 22, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


NM county issues same-sex marriage licenses

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.

August 22, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Bradley Manning wants to live as woman

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.

August 22, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Feds running out of wildfire money

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.

August 22, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Woman who lost arm to shark in Maui dies

HONOLULU (AP) - A German woman who lost her arm in a Maui shark attack has died.

August 21, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Wildfire burns out of control near Yosemite

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - An out-of-control forest fire threatening about 2,500 structures near Yosemite National Park was one of more than 50 active, large wildfires dotting the western U.S. on Wednesday.

August 21, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


US home sales hit 5.4M in July, highest since '09

WASHINGTON (AP) - For the first time since 2009, previously occupied U.S. homes are selling at a pace associated with a healthy market.

August 21, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Recently released Nixon tapes span Watergate, Soviet summit

YORBA LINDA (AP) - In the hours after President Richard Nixon delivered his first major national address about Watergate, two future presidents called him to express their private support, according to audio recordings released Wednesday.

August 21, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


ACT: Third of high school grads not college ready

WASHINGTON (AP) - Almost a third of this year's high school graduates who took the ACT tests are not prepared for college-level writing, biology, algebra or social science classes, according to data the testing company released Wednesday.

August 21, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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Italy's Vincenzo Nibali wins Tour de France

PARIS (AP) - Vincenzo Nibali won the Tour de France on Sunday, becoming the first Italian in 16 years to triumph in cycling's greatest race by chiseling a lead over his main rivals a few seconds at a time and dominating them in the mountains.

July 27, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Lawmaker wants criminal probe into new Bay Bridge

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - A California lawmaker is calling for a criminal investigation into construction problems on the new eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge.

July 27, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Study: Blue whales at risk of hitting ships

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A satellite study of blue-whale movements shows the endangered creatures cluster for long periods in busy shipping lanes off the California coast, putting them at risk for collisions with large vessels.

July 27, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Northern California wildfire destroys 10 homes

PLYMOUTH, Calif. (AP) - Firefighters in Northern California on Sunday battled a wildfire that has destroyed 10 homes and forced hundreds of evacuations in the Sierra Nevada foothills, while a fire near Yosemite National Park destroyed one home and grew significantly overnight.

July 27, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Police ID 3 kids killed in Philly carjacking crash

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Two carjackers who fled after ramming a stolen SUV into a family selling fruit for their church, killing three young siblings, were still on the run Saturday as the reward for their capture topped $100,000.

July 27, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Fighting intensifies near MH17 crash site

DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) - Ukrainian armed forces mounted a major onslaught against pro-Russian separatist fighters Sunday in an attempt to gain control over the area where a Malaysia Airlines plane was downed earlier this month.

July 27, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Gaza war rages despite Hamas, Israel truce pledges

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) - Israel and Hamas launched new attacks Sunday in the raging Gaza war, despite each side offering different truces to temporarily halt nearly three weeks of fighting ahead of a major Muslim holiday.

July 27, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


American doctor in Africa gets treatment for Ebola

BOONE, N.C. (AP) - An American doctor infected with the deadly Ebola disease received intensive treatment Sunday in West Africa and was in stable condition, talking to his medical team and working on his computer, a spokeswoman for an aid group said.

July 27, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Plane hits truck as it lands on Nevada highway

RENO, Nev. (AP) - A small airplane with engine trouble struck a pickup truck during an emergency landing on a Nevada highway Saturday morning, authorities said.

July 27, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Radcliffe goes undercover as Spidey at Comic-Con

SAN DIEGO (AP) - That guy in the Spider-Man suit you posed with at Comic-Con? It might have actually been Harry Potter.

July 27, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Fires near vineyards, Yosemite park threaten homes

PLYMOUTH, Calif. (AP) - A Northern California wildfire more than tripled in size Saturday, threatening vineyards and hundreds of homes, while a new blaze prompted evacuation of a community in Yosemite National Park.

July 27, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Del Mar to move 2 turf races after horse deaths

DEL MAR, Calif. (AP) - Del Mar will shift two turf races scheduled for Sunday to the dirt and make other adjustments after the deaths of some horses, including two Saturday, since the summer meet began nearly two weeks ago.

July 27, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


US evacuates embassy in Libya amid clashes

WASHINGTON (AP) - The United States shuttered its embassy in Libya on Saturday and evacuated its diplomats to neighboring Tunisia under U.S. military escort as fighting intensified between rival militias. Secretary of State John Kerry said "free-wheeling militia violence" prompted the move.

July 26, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Pa. carjackers on the run after killing 3

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Two carjackers who fled after ramming a stolen SUV into a family selling fruit for their church, killing three young siblings, were still on the run Saturday as the reward for their capture topped $100,000.

July 26, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Hundreds flee homes near Northern California fire

PLYMOUTH, Calif. (AP) - A wildfire spreading in Northern California has forced hundreds of people to flee and destroyed five homes and several other structures near vineyards in the Sierra Nevada foothills, authorities said Saturday.

July 26, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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