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Oil heir Andrew Getty found dead at home
LOS ANGELES — A man was found dead Tuesday in the Hollywood Hills home of oil fortune heir Andrew Getty, and the Getty family confirmed that it was the 47-year-old grandson of J. Paul Getty. A woman calling to report that someone had died sent officers to the gated home on Montcalm Avenue shortl...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Police: Man, woman found dead after medical office shooting
FRESNO — A man stormed into a medical office building in downtown Fresno and fatally shot the mother of his five children before he killed himself, police in central California said Tuesday. In a chaotic scene, people hid in bathrooms at the Eye Medical Clinic and were seen climbing from the bui...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Up to 10 percent of Central Valley’s smog from Asia, scholars say
DAVIS — California researchers say 10 percent of the Central Valley’s smog is coming from as far 6,000 miles away, in Asia. University of California at Davis atmospheric scientist Ian Faloona presented preliminary results of three years of air-sampling at an air quality conference Tuesday near ...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Home prices rise modestly, weighing on affordability
WASHINGTON — U.S. home prices rose at a steady pace in January, pushing prices up at a faster pace than wages and putting more homes financially out of reach for would-be buyers. The Standard & Poor’s/Case-Shiller 20-city home price index rose 4.6 percent in January compared with 12 months earl...
By Josh Boak The Associated Press FULL STORY
U.S. climate treaty pledge relies on uncertain actions from Obama
WASHINGTON — The United States put forth its contribution Tuesday to a global climate treaty, relying entirely on a set of emission cuts ordered by President Barack Obama that may not survive beyond the end of his presidency. Environmental groups and like-minded governments hailed the U.S. pledge...
By Josh Lederman The Associated Press FULL STORY
Loan recipients on ‘strike’ meet with federal officials
WASHINGTON — Pamela Hunt is so overwhelmed by her $56,000 in student loans for what she considers a worthless criminal justice master’s degree that she’s joined others on a “debt strike” and refusing to pay back the money. On Tuesday, she walked out of a meeting with officials from the Co...
By Kimberly Hefling The Associated Press FULL STORY
Four emails about drones found sent by Hillary Clinton
WASHINGTON — The State Department says it can find only four emails sent between former Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton and her staff concerning drone strikes and certain U.S. surveillance programs, and those notes have little to do with either subject. She asks for a phone call in one, a phone ...
By Jack Gillum The Associated Press FULL STORY
Liberal Dems, GOP cling to hope Sen. Warren runs for president
WASHINGTON — Republicans and liberal Democrats have something in common: Both are trying to keep alive the prospect that Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren will run for president. Warren isn’t playing along, making the rounds this week to — yet again — insist she’s not interested in the ...
By Ken Thomas and Julie Pace The Associated Press FULL STORY
Indiana governor wants changes to religious-objections law
INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana Gov. Mike Pence asked lawmakers Tuesday to send him a clarification of the state’s new religious-freedom law later this week, while Arkansas legislators passed a similar measure, despite criticism that it is a thinly disguised attempt to permit discrimination against gays....
By Tom Davies and Andrew DeMillo The Associated Press FULL STORY
Iraq premier: Troops push to center of IS-held Tikrit
TIKRIT, Iraq — Iraqi forces battled Islamic State militants holed up in downtown Tikrit, going house to house Tuesday in search of snipers and booby traps, and the prime minister said security forces had reached the heart of the city. In a statement on Twitter, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi anno...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
No agreement: Iran nuke talks push past deadline
LAUSANNE, Switzerland — With stubborn disputes unresolved, nuclear talks between Iran and six world powers went past a self-imposed deadline and into overtime as negotiators renewed efforts to hammer out the outline of an agreement. Enough progress had been made to warrant the extension past mid...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Buhari wins Nigerian election
ABUJA, Nigeria — Amid anger over an Islamic insurgency that has claimed thousands of lives, Nigerians threw out the incumbent and elected a 72-year-old former military dictator Tuesday in a historic transfer of power following the nation’s most hotly contested election ever. President Goodluck...
The Associated Press FULL STORY

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