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Shooting protests turn violent

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) - Protests in the St. Louis suburb rocked by racial unrest since a white police officer shot an unarmed black teenager to death turned violent Wednesday night, with people lobbing Molotov cocktails at police who responded with smoke bombs and tear gas to disperse the crowd.

August 13, 2014 | | Nation


Drives to hospital after bear mauling

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - A 57-year-old woman drove herself to a hospital after she was mauled by a brown bear in Alaska, state troopers said Wednesday.

August 13, 2014 | | Nation


NEWS FROM ACROSS THE NATION

MAN ACCUSED OF DISMEMBERING 5 DOGS AT NEVADA MOTEL: RENO, Nev. (AP) - A 24-year-old man is accused of killing and dismembering several dogs and keeping their heads in small refrigerator in a Nevada motel room.

August 13, 2014 | | Nation


Burger King nixes lower-calorie ‘Satisfries’

NEW YORK (AP) - Burger King is getting rid of its lower-calorie french fries at most restaurants after less than a year.

August 13, 2014 | | Nationwide


Amazon debuts mobile payment app, card reader

NEW YORK (AP) - Amazon is taking direct aim at mobile payment systems such as Square by introducing the Amazon Local Register, a credit-card processing device and mobile app designed to help small business owners accept payments through their smartphones and tablets.

August 13, 2014 | | Nationwide


Apple bans use of 2 chemicals in iPhone

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Apple is banning the use of two potentially hazardous chemicals during the final assembly of iPhones and iPads as part of the company's latest commitment to protect the factory workers who build its trendy devices.

August 13, 2014 | | Nationwide


Cisco to lay off up to 6,000 workers

SAN JOSE (AP) - Cisco said Wednesday that it will lay off up to 6,000 workers, or 8 percent of its workforce, as part of a restructuring.

August 13, 2014 | | Nationwide


Assembly passes $7.5B water bond, sending it to state Senate

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The California Legislature on Wednesday was on the verge of placing a revamped water bond on the November ballot, a package that includes billions of dollars to build new reservoirs in a state enduring its third year of drought.

August 13, 2014 | | State


Sheriff defends Williams’ death details release

SANTA ROSA (AP) - Sheriff's officials in the San Francisco Bay Area defended their decision to release details about how actor Robin Williams killed himself, saying state law requires they be disclosed to the public.

August 13, 2014 | | State


Immigration judge sues over recusal from Iranian cases

LOS ANGELES (AP) - An immigration judge has sued the Justice Department, alleging that an order recusing her from hearing the cases of Iranian immigrants because of her involvement in the Iranian-American community is discriminatory.

August 13, 2014 | | State


NEWS FROM ACROSS CALIFORNIA

• TOE DISPUTE PROMPTS ARREST OF BEAUTY CONTESTANT: RIVERSIDE (AP) - Officials say a 22-year-old beauty pageant contestant has been arrested in California after being caught on video walking comfortably in high heels while collecting workers' compensation benefits after saying she had a broken toe.

August 13, 2014 | | State


Report: Ward’s father says ‘no reason’ for crash

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) - The father of the driver run over and killed by Tony Stewart told The Syracuse Post-Standard that "there's no reason for" the crash that led to his son's death.

August 13, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Candidate’s first vote is one for himself

FRESNO (AP) - The first time Art Moore cast a ballot, he filled in the bubble next to his name in California's June primary for a seat in the U.S. House.

August 13, 2014 | | State


Prosecutor charged with misconduct

BAKERSFIELD (AP) - State Bar officials have filed disciplinary charges against a Central California prosecutor accused of changing a transcript to make it sound like a suspected child molester had acknowledged he was guilty.

August 13, 2014 | | State


LA to pay $26M after banning worker naps

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Los Angeles City Council has finalized a $26 million payment to settle a lawsuit over a ban on lunchtime naps by garbage truck drivers.

August 13, 2014 | | Nation


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Billionaires tampering with Constitution

A corporate-backed lobbying group is pushing a slate of amendments to transfer power from people to big business.

February 20, 2017 | JIM HIGHTOWER | Other Views


Team Trump’s first scalp

WASHINGTON - Gen. Mike Flynn provided the first scalp in the Trump administration in record time - he served as White House National Security Adviser for 23 ...

February 20, 2017 | Debra Saunders | Other Views


Tree crushes pickup truck & workshop

What are friends for? They can ease a heavy burden that crushed and crumpled to the ground destroying valuable properties.

February 20, 2017 | ROSE ALBANO RISSO | Local Columns


ALMONDS TAKE SHELLING

Richard Phillips has lost nearly a hundred blooming almond trees just in the last three days. He is hoping that today and the rest of ...

February 20, 2017 | ROSE ALBANO RISSO | Local Columns


Record All-Star: Davis scores 52, West tops East

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The Sacramento Kings have agreed to trade DeMarcus Cousins and Omri Casspi to the New Orleans Pelicans in exchange for Tyreke Evans ...

February 19, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Kings deal Cousins to New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The Sacramento Kings have agreed to trade DeMarcus Cousins and Omri Casspi to the New Orleans Pelicans in exchange for Tyreke Evans ...

February 19, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Harrison wins Memphis Open

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Ryan Harrison served up the ace that won him his first career ATP World Tour title, then stuck both hands over his ...

February 19, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Couples wins Chubb Classic for 12th senior

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) - Fred Couples won the Chubb Classic on Sunday for his 12th PGA Tour Champions title and first since 2014, rallying to beat ...

February 19, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Great expectations: Indians eye Series title after 2016 run

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) - Above the small cactuses and flowering plants dotting the concrete-blocked plaza outside the doorway to Cleveland's training complex is a new ...

February 19, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Gonzaga provides new college hoops story line for fans

Unbeaten Gonzaga is giving college basketball fans something to talk about besides the usual story lines.

February 19, 2017 | PAUL NEWBERRY | Sports Columns


Florida State coach reaches 1,900 wins

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida State's Mike Martin became the second baseball coach in NCAA history to reach 1,900 wins when the Seminoles defeated ...

February 19, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Robinson III new dunk king

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Glenn Robinson III is the NBA's new dunk king, with an assist to Indiana teammate Paul George, the Pacers' mascot and ...

February 19, 2017 | | Pro Sports


US ski team leans on superstars for medals

ST. MORITZ, Switzerland (AP) - Dressed as comic book superheroes, American skiers were often merely mortal at the last world championships before the 2018 Olympics.

February 19, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Chen lands 5 quads to win 4 Continents figure skating

PYEONCHANG, South Korea (AP) - American men rarely are ground breakers when it comes to quadruple jumps.

February 19, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Johnson goes to No. 1 with big win

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Dustin Johnson went to No. 1 in the world with a world-class performance at Riviera.

February 19, 2017 | | Pro Sports


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