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  • Coast Guard helps leaky boat off Virginia coast

    PORTSMOUTH, Va. (AP) — The Coast Guard says it has assisted a recreational fishing boat that took on water in the Atlantic Ocean. The 46-foot vessel with six adults and two children aboard was about 45 miles east of Cape Henry when the operator reported the incident at 10 a.m. Saturday. The...

  • Wind, weather stoke Northern California wildfires

    HAPPY CAMP, Calif. (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service says a pair of wildfires sparked by lightning nearly three weeks ago continues to grow while threatening as many as 250 homes in far Northern California. Forest Service spokesman Marc Peebles said low humidity and warm weather helped the fires...

  • 5 US airstrikes target Islamic State fighters

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. military says fighter aircraft and unmanned drones have struck Islamic State militants near Iraq's Mosul Dam. In a statement issued Saturday, U.S. Central Command says the five latest U.S. airstrikes were in support of operations conducted by Iraqi security forces....

  • Small fires force DC hotel guests to evacuate

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Guests at a large Washington hotel were forced to evacuate their rooms overnight and wait in ballrooms and lobbies due to a series of small fires. Guests say they were told to leave their rooms at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel about 1 a.m. Saturday during the annual...

  • EU inches toward new sanctions on Russia

    BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union on Saturday warned that the apparent incursion of Russian troops on Ukrainian soil pushes the conflict closer to a point of no return, with new economic sanctions being drawn up to make Moscow reconsider its position. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, who...

  • 22 trapped gold miners rescued in Nicaragua

    BONANZA, Nicaragua (AP) — Rescue workers and trapped miners alike frantically dug away at opposite sides of rock and mud that blocked a Nicaragua gold mine, finally succeeding in freeing at least 20 men. Efforts to reach five miners still missing continued Saturday. Antonio Diaz said the miners...

  • Legislators wrap up with water, ethics, guns bills

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A year marked by the worst drought in a generation, the arrest of two state senators on federal corruption charges and a deadly rampage in a Santa Barbara college community drove support for legislation sent to Gov. Jerry Brown in the final weeks of the legislative...

  • California News Digest

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The supervisor in Los Angeles is Michael Blood, followed by Daisy Nguyen. If you have a news tip or questions about the report, call 213-626-1200. The supervisor in San Francisco is Lisa Leff. She can be reached at 415-495-1708. John Hopper in Los Angeles photos can be...

  • Contract decision for Oklahoma City airport rental car center shuttle is disputed

    BY WILLIAM CRUM, Staff Writer An attorney for Oklahoma City’s Red Carpet Charters says the company was undervalued when a United Kingdom-based operator was chosen over Red Carpet for a shuttle bus service at Will Rogers World Airport. The Oklahoma City Airport Trust voted Thursday to negotiate...

  • Syrian rebels attack peacekeepers in Golan Heights

    BEIRUT (AP) — Clashes erupted between al-Qaida-linked Syrian rebels and U.N. peacekeepers in the Golan Heights on Saturday after the militants surrounded their encampment, activists and officials said, as the international organization risked being sucked further into the conflict. Other U.N....

  • End-of-session legislative action at a glance

    Some of the more high-profile bills passed by the California Legislature in the final days of this year's session, which ended early Saturday: — SB270 by Sen. Alex Padilla, D-Los Angeles, would make California the first state to impose a ban on single-use plastic bags. It includes $2 million in...

  • Group claims responsibility for Vermont Gas visit

    HINESBURG, Vt. (AP) — An activist group claimed responsibility Saturday for a protest at the home of the Vermont Gas Systems president, saying it wanted to highlight the threat of eminent domain over the construction of a gas pipeline extension. In an email to Vermont media outlets, Green...

  • 1st case of West Nile virus reported in Maryland

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Maryland health officials say the first case of the West Nile virus in the state has been reported. Health officials said Thursday that the first case was detected in an adult who lives near Washington. The health department also says the virus has been detected in a horse in...

  • Begich ad faults Sullivan for sexual assault of two-year-old

    The Republican opponent of Sen. Mark Begich has demanded that he take down a TV ad that highlights the death of an elderly couple and the sexual assault of their two-year-old granddaughter.

  • Fort Hood victims say shooter's letter is 'salt in our wounds'

    A coalition of 160 victims and family members of Hasan's rampage at Fort Hood have been fighting the Obama administration for nearly five years to label the shooting an act of terrorism.



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