Hot, dry summer pushes wildfire spending past $1B

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — Wildfires burning in California, Oregon, Idaho and Montana are taxing national firefighting resources and helping to push spending past $1 billion for the year. The National Interagency Fire Center in Boise upped the…

Manning sentenced to 35 years in WikiLeaks case

FORT MEADE, Maryland (AP) — A military judge said she’ll announce Wednesday the sentence for Army Pfc. Bradley Manning, who gave reams of classified information to the anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks. Manning faces up to 90 years in prison…

No defense from suspect in 2009 Fort Hood shooting

FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) — Army Maj. Nidal Hasan, expected to begin presenting his defense Wednesday, hasn’t challenged the government’s case that alleges how and why he committed the deadliest mass shooting on a U.S. military base in…

Unionized SF strip club closing its curtains

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Nearly two decades after they made the nation gawk by forming its first unionized strip club, the dancers at San Francisco’s Lusty Lady are hanging up their thongs. The employee-owned, co-op club will close…

2 alleged Canadian fraudsters arrested in Thailand

BANGKOK (AP) — Thai police say they have arrested two Canadians accused of scamming more than $140 million from investors worldwide in a penny stock fraud. Lt. Col. Kanaphat Phahumunto said 63-year-old Gregory Curry was arrested Tuesday at…

Severe Tropical Storm Trami hits Taiwan

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Severe Tropical Storm Trami is bearing down on heavily populated northern Taiwan, prompting schools and offices to close. Up to 2 feet of rain is expected in some areas, and landslides could occur across…

Facebook aims to get more people online

NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook wants to get more of the world’s 7 billion people online through a partnership with Samsung, Nokia and other large mobile technology companies. Facebook Inc. announced a partnership called Internet.org on Wednesday. The…

Man, 20, charged in Georgia school shooting

DECATUR, Ga. (AP) — A man with an assault rifle and other weapons exchanged gunfire with officers Tuesday at an Atlanta-area elementary school before surrendering, a police chief said, with dramatic overhead television footage capturing the young students…

Dallas suburb to appeal housing ruling

FARMERS BRANCH, Texas (AP) — Leaders of a Dallas suburb have voted to appeal a ruling that overturned a ban on renting apartments to immigrants in the country illegally. The Farmers Branch City Council voted 3-2 late Tuesday…

3 dead, 10 injured by ammonia leak in south Mexico

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Three people are dead and 10 others are injured following an ammonia leak in southern Mexico. The government of the southern state of Oaxaca says the leak occurred after construction machinery operated by a…

California professor apologizes for setting fires

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A California professor who set fires at his late son’s school, a school administrator’s home and a nearby park said he was so overwhelmed with grief after his 14-year-old son killed himself that…

Chinese ships depart for rare drills with US Navy

BEIJING (AP) — Three Chinese naval ships are sailing east to join rare search-and-rescue drills with the United States as Beijing ramps up its military diplomacy. The ships left the port of Qingdao on Tuesday for waters off…

India scrambles to halt rupee slide

NEW DELHI (AP) — Indians returning from abroad bring nearly 3,000 flat screen televisions into the country a day, turning airport luggage belts into revolving electronics displays. A stiff new customs duty aims to sink that popular trade…

Hawaii to study tiger sharks amid spike in attacks

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii officials plan to spend the next two years studying tiger shark movements around Maui amid what they call an unprecedented spike in overall shark attacks since the start of 2012. Chairman William Aila of…
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Project to pause for holidays

Work will be put on hold at the end of October to reopen the bridge for the busy holiday shopping season. …

Wildebeest gores zookeeper at Utah amusement park

FARMINGTON, Utah (AP) — A zookeeper at a Utah amusement park has been hospitalized after being gored in the leg by a wildebeest. Paramedics responded to a report of the goring Sunday at the Lagoon amusement park in…
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Input sought for library plan

Public input was sought as to what patrons would like to see over the next six years for the library.…