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.…

Fire near Yosemite Nat’l Park expands, park open

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, California (AP) — A destructive wildfire on the outskirts of Yosemite National Park on Tuesday threatened more than 2,000 structures, forced the evacuation of camps and remote rural homes, and brought the shutdown of a…

Vietnam sentences Thai to death for drug smuggling

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — State media say a court in southern Vietnam has sentenced a Thai woman to death for trafficking 2 kilograms (4.4 pounds) of cocaine into the communist country. The Thanh Nien newspaper says the People’s…
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Chase ends in crash

Update Police were chasing a vehicle on South Avenue that later crashed at the intersection of Williamson Avenue. …

Fire near Yosemite Nat’l Park expands, park open

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — A destructive wildfire on the outskirts of Yosemite National Park on Tuesday threatened more than 2,000 structures, forced the evacuation of camps and remote rural homes, and brought the shutdown of a…

Ex-teacher sentenced for having students hit bully

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A former San Antonio teacher accused of directing students to hit a schoolmate for being a bully has been sentenced to 30 days in jail. Cynthia Ambrose also was ordered Tuesday to serve two…