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  • Tough housing market awaits California wildfire victims

    PETALUMA, Calif. (AP) — The many thousands who lost their houses, condos and apartments in wildfires burning in Northern California will have to find a new place to live in one of the toughest housing markets in the nation. In San Francisco, an average one-bedroom apartment rents for more than $3,000 a month and the […]
  • US Rep: Trump says fallen soldier knew what he signed up for

    MIAMI (AP) — A Florida congresswoman says President Donald Trump told the widow of a slain soldier that he “knew what he signed up for.” Rep. Frederica Wilson says she was in the car with Myeshia Johnson on the way to Miami International Airport to meet the body of Johnson’s husband, Sgt. La David Johnson, […]
  • Fire at huge Chevron oil refinery in Los Angeles area

    EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — A fire has broken out at a huge Chevron oil refinery in the Los Angeles area. Police say the fire erupted late Tuesday night at the Chevron El Segundo Refinery. The company’s website says the 1,000-acre refinery is the largest on the West Coast. The fire sent smoke into surrounding […]
  • Al-Qaida set to gain as Islamic State disintegrates

    BEIRUT (AP) — Over several nights in September, some 10,000 men, women and children fled areas under Islamic State control, hurrying through fields in northern Syria and risking fire from government troops to reach a province held by an al-Qaida-linked group. For an untold number of battle-hardened jihadis fleeing with the civilians, the escape to […]
  • Michael Jordan scores again, this time with his Jumpman logo

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Michael Jordan is showing he still has the ability to score big — even though he hasn’t played in nearly 15 years. The Hornets owner’s latest slam dunk off the court might come by way of the NBA’s new uniform contract with Nike. Since the Jordan Brand is a Nike subsidiary […]
  • Ultra-personal therapy: Gene tumor boards guide cancer care

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — Doctors were just guessing a decade ago when they gave Alison Cairnes’ husband a new drug they hoped would shrink his lung tumors. Now she takes it too, but the choice was no guesswork. Sophisticated gene tests suggested it would fight her gastric cancer, and they were right. Cancer patients increasingly […]
  • Diplomats from Washington, Seoul, Tokyo talk N. Korea threat

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Diplomats from the United States, South Korea and Japan met in Seoul on Wednesday to discuss policy responses to North Korea’s accelerating efforts to expand its nuclear weapons program. Before flying to Seoul for talks with South Korean Vice Foreign Minister Lim Sung-nam, U.S. Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan […]
  • Women in California Capitol speak out against harassment

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Women lawmakers, lobbyists and staffers in California’s Capitol are encouraging each other to share stories of sexual harassment in the workplace in an effort to show its pervasiveness and to ensure more men stand up against it. The open letter from nearly 150 women posted online Monday letter adds to a […]
  • Houston-area “Tourniquet Killer” set to die

    HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A man who became known as Houston’s “Tourniquet Killer” because of his signature murder technique on four female victims was set for execution Wednesday evening. Anthony Allen Shore confessed to the four slayings after a tiny particle collected from under the fingernail of a 21-year-old murder victim was matched to his […]
  • Dodgers close in on World Series with 6-1 win over Cubs

    CHICAGO (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers have a tough lineup, a talented pitching staff and a manager making all the right moves. Yup, it’s beginning to look a lot like 1988. Yu Darvish pitched sparkling ball into the seventh inning, Chris Taylor homered again and the Dodgers beat the Chicago Cubs 6-1 on Tuesday […]
  • Both sides say protest talks productive, more talks to come

    NEW YORK (AP) — When owners talk directly with players, it often has to do with contracts. The dialogue Tuesday was of a much different nature, and from the way NFL team owners, Commissioner Roger Goodell and a bunch of players reacted, the discussions were informative, enlightening and potentially impactful. In an unprecedented move, the […]
  • Jurors to resume deliberations in beheading plot trial

    BOSTON (AP) — Jurors are set to resume deliberations in the case of a man accused of plotting to behead conservative blogger Pamela Geller on behalf of the Islamic State group. Prosecutors say David Wright was the ringleader of a plot to kill Geller, who organized a Prophet Muhammad cartoon contest in Texas. The plot […]
  • Sandusky to learn if he’ll get new trial or charges tossed

    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania judge is set to announce whether former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky will get a second shot at persuading a jury he’s innocent of child molestation charges. Judge John Foradora says he’ll post his opinion and order in Sandusky’s request for a new trial or dismissal of […]
  • Twitter vows new crackdown on hateful, abusive tweets

    MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) — Twitter vowed to crack down further on hate speech and sexual harassment, days after CEO Jack Dorsey said in a tweet-storm that the company was “still” not doing enough to protect its users. The policy changes were specifically aimed at protecting women who unknowingly or unwillingly had nude pictures of […]
  • Judge HR sparks NY, Yanks beat Astros 6-4 to even ALCS at 2

    NEW YORK (AP) — With a soaring shot headed for Monument Park, Aaron Judge got New York back on course for another memorable October. Yankee Stadium sounds like it’s ready, too. “That ballpark is alive,” Judge said after this latest rousing rally. Judge ignited a comeback with a home run , then hit a tying […]