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  • Kerry says no to Iran's help against Islamic group

    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Even as it discouraged Iran from joining diplomatic talks on how to defeat the Islamic State militant group, the United States could not outline Friday what other nations have volunteered to contribute to a worldwide effort against the insurgency that has overtaken a third...

  • 'Six Californias' initiative fails for 2016 ballot

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A ballot initiative that calls for splitting California into six separate states has failed to qualify for the ballot in 2016. The secretary of state's office reported Friday that only 66 percent of the 1.37 million signatures submitted in the effort were projected to...

  • Secretary of state: Initiative to split California into 6 states fails to qualify for 2016

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Secretary of state: Initiative to split California into 6 states fails to qualify for 2016.

  • NFL: 3 in 10 ex-players face Alzheimer's, dementia

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The NFL estimates that nearly three in 10 former players will develop debilitating brain conditions, and that they will be stricken earlier and at least twice as often as the general population. The disclosure Friday comes in separate actuarial data the league and players'...

  • Stocks end with 1st weekly loss since early Aug

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Standard & Poor's 500 index is ending with its first weekly loss since early August. Dividend-rich utility stocks led the losses, and the index slipped 11 points, or 0.6 percent, to 1,985 Friday. The S&P 500 fell 1.1 percent for the week. Its previous down week ended August...

  • City clerk says Rob Ford's brother to run for Toronto mayor in his place

    TORONTO (AP) — City clerk says Rob Ford's brother to run for Toronto mayor in his place .

  • City official says Toronto Mayor Rob Ford is withdrawing from mayor's race

    TORONTO (AP) — City official says Toronto Mayor Rob Ford is withdrawing from mayor's race .

  • State Sen. Rod Wright sentenced to 90 days in jail for lying about residence

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — State Sen. Rod Wright sentenced to 90 days in jail for lying about residence.

  • Utility companies lead stock market lower

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are falling at midday as declines in utility companies weigh on the market. The Dow Jones industrial average dipped below 17,000. It fell 53 points, or 0.3 percent, to 16,994 as of noon Eastern time Friday. The Standard & Poor's 500 index slipped nine points, or 0.5...

  • US retail sales rise in August on auto sales

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Auto buying drove U.S. retail sales higher in August, a possible sign that job growth in recent months has led to accelerated consumer spending. The Commerce Department said Friday that seasonally adjusted retail sales rose 0.6 percent compared with the prior month. Sales are...

  • US sanctions target key Russia economic sectors

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States hit Russia Friday with a new round of economic sanctions, levying penalties on Russia's largest bank and expanding financing restrictions on major energy and defense companies. The sanctions were imposed in coordination with the European Union, which unveiled...

  • US business stockpiles up 0.4 percent in July

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Stockpiles held by U.S. businesses rose by a moderate amount in July while sales increased at the fastest pace in three months. Stockpiles increased 0.4 percent in July, the Commerce Department reported Friday. That was the same increase as in June. Sales increased 0.8...

  • 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. NAVY JETS CRASH One pilot rescued, other missing after two Lemoore-based F/A-18C fighters crash in western Pacific while operating from San Diego-based USS Carl Vinson. 2....

  • US business stockpiles increase moderate 0.4 percent in July as sales advance 0.8 percent

    WASHINGTON (AP) — US business stockpiles increase moderate 0.4 percent in July as sales advance 0.8 percent.

  • US stocks open lower as sluggish month continues

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stock indexes are opening slightly lower as the market's sluggish September continues. The Dow Jones industrial average eased 27 points, or 0.2 percent, to 17,021 as of 9:34 a.m. Eastern time Friday. The Standard & Poor's 500 index slipped three points, also 0.2 percent,...



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