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  • Cubs honor Jackie Robinson West little leaguers

    CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs are tipping their hats to a championship team at Wrigley Field: The Jackie Robinson West All-Stars. The team that won the national Little League championship game before falling to South Korea in the world championship game was honored on Monday. The Cubs wore...

  • US helicopter crashes in Gulf of Aden; all rescued

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A Marine Corps helicopter with 25 aboard crashed Monday in the Gulf of Aden, and all aboard were rescued, the Navy said. The 17 Marines and eight Navy sailors were recovered and were on board the USS Mesa Verde, and some who sustained minor injuries were treated on the ship....

  • Obama: 'Revving' economy calls for higher wages

    MILWAUKEE (AP) — President Barack Obama renewed his push for Congress to raise the minimum wage Monday in a buoyant accounting of the economy's "revving" performance, delivered on behalf of Democrats opening their fall campaigns for the midterm congressional elections. "America deserves a...

  • GOP sees gains in Illinois voters tuning out

    DECATUR, Ill. (AP) — The candidates for Illinois congressional seats heard all about it during visits with voters in August: Disgust with Washington. Dismay over accusations and negative advertising in Illinois' state races. Lack of interest in the Nov. 4 election. While the complaints...

  • IRS scandal needs a special prosecutor

    Last summer, Obama had called the IRS scandal "inexcusable" and forced the head of the IRS to resign. How times change.

  • Obama: 'Revving' economy calls for higher wages

    MILWAUKEE (AP) — President Barack Obama renewed his push for Congress to raise the minimum wage Monday in a buoyant accounting of the economy's "revving" performance, delivered on behalf of Democrats opening their fall campaigns for the midterm congressional elections. "America deserves a...

  • US helicopter crashes in Gulf of Aden; all rescued

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A Marine Corps helicopter with 25 aboard crashed Monday in the Gulf of Aden, and all aboard were rescued, the Navy said. The 17 Marines and eight Navy sailors were recovered and were on board the USS Mesa Verde, and some who sustained minor injuries were treated on the ship....

  • Mexico sees massive fish die-off at lake

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican authorities say a mass die-off of fish at a lake in western Mexico was not due to natural causes, but the causes are still being investigated and one research said that low water levels could have been responsible. Over 53 metric tons of rotting fish have been removed...

  • NYPD: Cop response appropriate in custody death

    NEW YORK (AP) — New York City police commissioner William Bratton says it appears officers behaved appropriately in the custody death of a drugged-out man. Ronald Singleton's death was ruled a homicide on Friday, and "physical restrain by police" was deemed a factor, along severe intoxication...

  • Man found dead in central Illinois was hit by car

    LEROY, Ill. (AP) — Authorities say a 26-year-old found dead in rural central Illinois apparently was struck by a motor vehicle while he walked home after visiting family. McLean County Coroner Beth Kimmerling said Monday that an autopsy showed Blaine B. Umstattd, who last lived in Holder,...

  • San Francisco to be 1st to test urban farming law

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco will soon become the first city to enact a California law giving owners who turn empty lots into gardens the chance to get a tax break, a newspaper reported. The measure lets cities and towns lower the assessed value — and therefore the property taxes — on...

  • US eating habits improve a bit _ except among poor

    CHICAGO (AP) — A new study says Americans' eating habits have improved — except among the poor. Those results show a widening wealth gap when it comes to diet. Yet even among wealthier adults, food choices remain far from ideal. The 12-year study used an index of healthy eating where a perfect...

  • NY farmers seek solutions to invasive berry pest

    BINGHAMTON, N.Y. (AP) — A new invasive insect has devastated northeastern berry crops, and growers are working with Cornell University plant experts to develop strategies to fight it. Binghamton apple grower Dave Johnson tells The Ithaca Journal (http://ithacajr.nl/1nPmhK8 ) that the Asian...

  • Santa Fe schools to launch tech program

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Students at one Santa Fe elementary school will soon share about 250 iPads as the school district takes a first step toward launching a $55 million plan to provide each of its 14,000 students with a digital device over the next five years. The district is contracting with...

  • California News Digest

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The supervisor in Los Angeles is Christopher Weber, followed by Bob Jablon. If you have a news tip or questions about the report, call 213-626-1200. The supervisor in San Francisco is Sudhin Thanawala. He can be reached at 415-495-1708. Richard Vogel in Los Angeles photos can...



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