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  • State Sen. Rod Wright resigns after being sentenced to 3 months for lying about his residency

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — State Sen. Rod Wright resigns after being sentenced to 3 months for lying about his residency.

  • State Sen. Wright resigns after voter fraud case

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — State Sen. Rod Wright has resigned after he was sentenced last week to three months in jail for lying about where he lived when he ran for office. Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg accepted Wright's resignation, which is effective Sept. 22. Jennifer Hanson, a...

  • Rice cooker prompts airport terminal closure

    ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta police say a disassembled rice cooker prompted a partial terminal closure and investigation at the world's busiest airport. Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport spokesman Reese McCranie has said the departure area of the international terminal was cordoned off while...

  • Syria resolution will be part of government funding bill

    The House will use a government spending bill as the vehicle to pass a resolution authorizing a U.S. mission to arm and train Syrian rebels against Islamic terrorists.

  • PG&E officials removed for improper e-mail communications with California regulators

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — PG&E officials removed for improper e-mail communications with California regulators.

  • This chart shows exactly which countries are spawning fighters for ISIS

    Did you know that the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria has been drawing a fair number of combatants from Belgium?

  • Army Corps of Engineers stops its review of Oregon coal export project

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is halting its review of a proposed coal export terminal in Oregon, a decision that comes a month after the state rejected a permit needed for the project.

  • Putin, Rouhani not on Obama's U.N. 'dance card'

    The White House says the chance of a meeting between President Obama and Russian or Iranian leaders at the United Nation's General Assembly meeting next week are slim to none.

  • 9 hurt in crash on SF Bay Area freeway

    SAN LEANDRO, Calif. (AP) — The California Highway Patrol says a crash left nine people injured and blocked all lanes of a major San Francisco Bay Area freeway. The fiery incident on Interstate 880 began around 3 a.m. Monday when an SUV driver crashed in the southbound lanes. A truck swerved to...

  • Net neutrality comment period closes

    Thus far, the FCC has received over 1.7 million public comments on the potential rule changes with more to follow as the comment period comes to a close.

  • McCain concerned about Scottish independence

    The Arizona Republican said a major reason he is concerned is that he believes Great Britain is the most important military and intelligence ally the United States has, according to the Financial Times.

  • House Republicans drafting resolution to authorize training of Syrian rebels

    The resolution would not authorize any money, but would allow contributions from foreign governments, a senior House Armed Services Committee aide said.

  • Jean Paul Gaultier to stop making ready-to-wear

    PARIS (AP) — The house of Jean Paul Gaultier has announced that it is stopping women's and men's ready-to-wear collections. A short statement Monday said the 62-year-old designer — one of the most famous names in fashion — would be concentrating on the lucrative world of haute couture and...

  • 'Minecraft' could boost Microsoft's mobile reach

    NEW YORK (AP) — Microsoft's decision to spend $2.5 billion for the creator of the hit game "Minecraft" could help the Xbox maker grab attention on mobile phones, a new priority for the company. But the move carries risks, as gamers can be fickle. Although the Lego-like multiplayer game is...

  • Stocks end slightly lower as investors wait on Fed

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are closing mostly lower as investors wait for the Federal Reserve's two-day policy meeting that starts on Tuesday. The Standard & Poor's 500 index eased one point, or 0.07 percent, to close at 1,984 on Monday. The Nasdaq fell 48 points, or 1.1 percent, to 4,518. The...



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