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Drone almost blocks firefighting planes
SHINGLE SPRINGS — A private drone trying to record footage of a Northern California wildfire nearly hindered efforts to attack the flames from the air, but firefighters made enough progress to allow most of the 1,200 people under evacuation orders to return home Monday. An unmanned aircraft that ...
By Fenit Nirappil and Sudhin Thanwala The Associated Press FULL STORY
 
California governor takes dig at Texas guard plan
MEXICO CITY — California Gov. Jerry Brown took a not-so-subtle dig at Texas’ decision to deploy National Guard troops to the border, saying Monday he expects it to be a short-lived measure and that “wiser minds will prevail.” Brown is in Mexico for three days of meetings, focusing on migrat...
By Mark Stevenson The Associated Press FULL STORY
U.S. fuming over Israeli criticism of John Kerry
WASHINGTON — The Obama administration pushed back strongly Monday at a torrent of Israeli criticism over Secretary of State John Kerry’s latest bid to secure a cease-fire with Hamas, accusing some in Israel of launching a “misinformation campaign” against the top American diplomat. “It...
By Mathew Lee and Julie Pace The Associated Press FULL STORY
 
Netanyahu says be ready for ‘prolonged’ Gaza war
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Signaling an escalation of Israel’s Gaza operation, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Israelis Monday to be ready for a “prolonged” war, and the military warned Palestinians in three large neighborhoods to leave their homes and head immediately for Gaza City. In...
By Karin Laub and Tia Goldenberg The Associated Press FULL STORY
Analysis: Clinton impeachment shadows Republican lawsuit
WASHINGTON — The last time Republicans unleashed impeachment proceedings against a Democratic president, they lost five House seats in an election they seemed primed to win handily. Memories of Bill Clinton and the campaign of 1998 may help explain why Speaker John Boehner and the current GOP lea...
By David Espo The Associated Press FULL STORY
 
Report: Medicare’s own health looking better
WASHINGTON — Medicare’s financial future is looking brighter despite a growing wave of baby boomers reaching retirement. Getting relief from a slowdown in health care spending, the program’s giant hospital trust fund won’t be exhausted until 2030, the government said Monday. That’s four y...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
U.S. Court: Virginia marriage is for all lovers
RICHMOND, Va. — Virginia’s same-sex marriage ban was ruled unconstitutional on Monday in the first such decision by a federal appellate court in the South. “We recognize that same-sex marriage makes some people deeply uncomfortable. However, inertia and apprehension are not legitimate bases ...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
 
Residents flee fighting in Ukraine
SHAKHTARSK, Ukraine — Panicky residents in an eastern Ukrainian town fled their homes Monday carrying a few possessions in plastic bags and small suitcases as shells exploded in the distance, fighting that also prevented an international police team from reaching the area where the Malaysia Airlin...
By Mstyslav Chernov and Peter Leonard The Associated Press FULL STORY
U.N. rights chief: Flight 17 possible war crime
GENEVA — The downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 may be a war crime, U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay said Monday. Pillay, the U.N.’s top human rights official, called for a thorough investigation into the violation of international law that occurred when the flight was sh...
By John Heilprin The Associated Press FULL STORY
 
In Iraq’s Mosul, radicals unleash their vision
BAGHDAD — Residents of Mosul have watched helplessly as extremists ruling the northern Iraqi city blew up some of their most beloved landmarks and shrines to impose a stark vision of Islam. Next up for destruction, they feared: the Crooked Minaret, a more than 840-year-old tower that leans like It...
By Vivian Salama The Associated Press FULL STORY
Oil depot ablaze amid clashes in Libyan capital
CAIRO — A fire at the oil depot for the airport in Libya’s capital raged out of control Monday after being struck in the crossfire of warring militias battling for control of the airfield, the latest violence to plague the country as foreigners flee the chaos. Libya’s interim government said ...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
 
New fears about Ebola spread after plane scare
DAKAR, Senegal — No one knows for sure just how many people Patrick Sawyer came into contact with the day he boarded a flight in Liberia, had a stopover in Ghana, changed planes in Togo, and then arrived in Nigeria, where authorities say he died days later from Ebola, one of the deadliest diseases...
By Krista Larson and Maria Cheng The Associated Press FULL STORY
Pool water dumped in South Tahoe; resort fires three
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — Officials at a South Lake Tahoe resort say they fired three employees who improperly drained 15,000 to 20,000 gallons of chlorinated pool water into a storm-water basin. State environmental regulators said they started an investigation last month after the Lake Tahoe Vacat...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
 
Witnesses: Thunderstorm hit beach without warning
LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles’ popular Venice Beach teemed with people enjoying a weekend outing on the boardwalk and sand when lifeguards and other witnesses say a rare summer thunderstorm hit without warning, producing lightning that injured or rattled more than a dozen people and left a 21-year-o...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Groups seek probe into pepper spray use
SAN DIEGO — California civil rights organizations filed a complaint Monday with the Justice Department asking for a federal investigation into the use of pepper spray in San Diego County’s juvenile detention facilities. Pepper spray use is rampant against youth offenders, including those at ris...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
  
 
  


 
 
 
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Report: Health premiums rose significantly in 2014
SACRAMENTO — California’s insurance commissioner released a report Tuesday showing the cost of h..
Fogging for West Nile in San Mateo Wednesday
San Mateo County mosquito officials will once again fog in San Mateo Wednesday night after more mosq..
Twenty evacuated because of gas leak in San Mateo
About 20 people were evacuated in San Mateo this morning as crews sealed a small gas line break, a P..
Lawmakers try to seal $225M aid package for Israel
WASHINGTON — Democratic and Republican members of Congress scrambled Tuesday to seal a $225 millio..
Israel hits symbols of Hamas rule; scores killed
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Israel on Tuesday unleashed its heaviest bombardment in a 3-week-old war a..
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