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  • Governor seeks federal aid for Napa earthquake

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California is turning to the White House in hopes of securing federal aid for the Napa Valley earthquake. In a letter to President Barack Obama Tuesday, Gov. Jerry Brown asks him to declare a major disaster to release federal emergency funds. The governor also asked...

  • Bullet-train foes seek state Supreme Court review

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Opponents of California's $68 billion high-speed rail project submitted an appeal Tuesday to the state Supreme Court, asking it to overturn a lower court's ruling that allowed the project to proceed despite questions about whether it complies with promises made to...

  • Rescuers search for missing swimmer in California

    POINT REYES NATIONAL SEASHORE, Calif. (AP) — Rescue crews are searching for a man who went missing while swimming in an estuary at a national seashore on the Northern California coast. National Park Service spokesman John Dell'Osso says dive teams and water rescue specialists from Marin County...

  • Rifles, inert grenades found in California home

    LAGUNA NIGUEL, Calif. (AP) — Authorities have found dozens of rifles, inert hand grenades and materials that can be used to make homemade explosives during a search of an Orange County home. Sheriff's Lt. Jeff Hallock says deputies were called to the Laguna Niguel home shortly after midnight...

  • Superior Court judges censured by watchdog agency

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A judge from Orange County and another from Kern County have been censured by a California watchdog agency for sexual misconduct and other misbehavior. Orange County Superior Court Judge Scott Steiner was censured for having sex with two women in his chambers, contacting...

  • California wildfire creeps within 2 miles of homes

    HAPPY CAMP, Calif. (AP) — A wildfire crept within a few miles of hundreds of homes in far Northern California, but a feared surge toward a forest community had yet to materialize for most of Tuesday, officials said. "It hasn't made any significant runs up to this point," fire information...

  • Quake jolts, doesn't stop 2014 Napa harvest

    NAPA, Calif. (AP) — The first pinot noir grapes of the season came in to Trefethen Family Vineyards as usual, glistening purple mounds stacked in white bins. Well, almost as usual. This year, harvest workers donned safety vests and hard hats in deference to their proximity to a circa 1886...

  • Daughter charged with murder of 96-year-old mom

    WESTMINSTER, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California woman has been charged with the murder of her 96-year-old mother by shooting her in the head. Orange County prosecutors say 71-year-old Christine Reynolds was charged Tuesday with one count of murder with an enhancement for using a firearm....

  • 4 killed in unrelated shootings in Los Angeles

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Police say four people were killed and several were wounded in a series of Labor Day shootings in South Los Angeles. Detective David Garrido tells City News Service that two men were fired upon while walking on Jefferson Boulevard around 7:30 p.m. Monday. Garrido says one man...

  • 5 California Things to Know for Today

    Your daily look at late-breaking California news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. CELEBRITY PHOTOS COMPROMISED Apple looking into whether its iCloud service was hacked after naked images of Jennifer Lawrence, other stars were posted online. 2. URBAN...

  • Captain arrested after boat runs aground in LA

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The captain of a sailboat has been arrested on suspicion of DUI after his craft ran aground and began to capsize at Venice Beach. City News Service reports the boat hit the beach between the Venice and Santa Monica piers shortly after midnight Tuesday. Los Angeles police...

  • Los Angeles deputy has minor injuries after crash

    PALMDALE, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles County sheriff's officials say a deputy involved in a rollover accident on the 14 Freeway near Palmdale was treated for minor injuries. Lt. Rick Martinez tells City News Service that the female deputy remains hospitalized early Tuesday for observation. The...

  • Walter Mazzone, sub and Sealab figure, dies at 96

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — Walter Mazzone, a decorated World War II submarine officer who later was instrumental in the Sealab program and other deep-diving research, has died in California. He was 96. His son, Robert, tells the Los Angeles Times (http://lat.ms/1up6qWW ) that Mazzone, a retired Navy...

  • Woman caught in California rip current dies

    WATSONVILLE, Calif. (AP) — A woman has died after getting caught in a rip current during a Labor Day visit to a Northern California beach. The Santa Cruz Sentinel (http://bit.ly/1tVkJnU ) says the woman, who was in her late 30s, was at the south end of Sunset State Beach near Watsonville around...

  • Police zap girl with Taser at Monterey County Fair

    MONTEREY, Calif. (AP) — Police say they used a Taser on a 14-year-old girl after she attacked an officer at the Monterey County Fair. Lt. Leslie Sonne tells the Monterey Herald (http://bit.ly/W4FKPE ) that officers were questioning two teenage girls Saturday night after receiving reports that...



From the Weekly Standard

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    Say what you will about Barack Obama, but his approach to the Middle East has been ruthlessly consistent.  He was elected on the promise to end America’s involvement in the post-9/11 wars in Iraq...

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    Just before the start of the Labor Day holiday weekend, the reelection campaign for Mitch McConnell of Kentucky announced its campaign manager, Jesse Benton, was resigning. Benton was leaving the...

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