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Obama pitches mortgage overhaul

PHOENIX (AP) - Buoyed by an improving housing market, President Barack Obama on Tuesday proposed a broad overhaul of the nation's mortgage finance system, including winding down government-backed Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. He declared that taxpayers should never again be left "holding the bag" for the mortgage giants' bad bets.

August 06, 2013 | | Nation


Childhood obesity shows its dropping

ATLANTA (AP) - For many years, doctors have been wringing their hands as more and more U.S. children grew fat. Now, that may be changing, with the first evidence of a national decline in childhood obesity.

August 06, 2013 | | Nation


Nation news briefs

MAN CHARGED WITH KILLING 3: TOWN STOLE MY HOME: SAYLORSBURG, Pa. (AP) - A disabled junk dealer feuding with local officials over his debris-strewn property packed a rental car with guns and ammunition before opening fire at a town meeting and killing three men, authorities said Tuesday.

August 06, 2013 | | Nation


Zombie complains of skate park noise

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - The noise from a new skate park in Connecticut is too much for rocker Rob Zombie.

August 06, 2013 | | Nation


Gunman meticulously planned attack

FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) - Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan fired the last of 146 bullets in his assault on Fort Hood, then walked outside where he met two civilians who asked about the commotion and the laser-sighted pistol in his hand.

August 06, 2013 | | Nation


Utah man accused of running speakeasy from home’s garage

SANDY, Utah (AP) - A Utah man who police say ran a speakeasy out of his garage for years in the middle of a suburban residential neighborhood has been arrested after he sold drinks to an undercover officer.

August 06, 2013 | | Nation


Districts get No Child Left Behind waivers

SAN FRANCSICO (AP) - Eight of California's largest school districts can ignore parts of the No Child Left Behind education law, Education Secretary Arne Duncan said Tuesday in announcing the first district-by-district waivers he had long tried to avoid.

August 06, 2013 | | State


Controller blasts Stockton accounting

STOCKTON (AP) - California's controller blasted the city of Stockton in a series of audits, saying a poor accounting system and several bad decisions led to it becoming the largest U.S. city at the time to ever declare bankruptcy.

August 06, 2013 | | State


High-speed rail land audit sought

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Two Republican lawmakers from the Central Valley want the state auditor to review the California High-Speed Rail Authority's moves to buy up land for the $68 billion project.

August 06, 2013 | | State


Redding man cuts off hands with power saw

REDDING (AP) - A Northern California man is accused of stabbing his father with a pair of scissors before using a power saw to cut off his own hands.

August 06, 2013 | | State


Bay Area briefs

SF MAN CHARGED WITH KILLING HARDWARE CLERK: SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Daymond Agnew told investigators that his Sunday began when he heard a voice from Allah telling him to go to a California hardware store to help people.

August 06, 2013 | | State


State news briefs

UC RIVERSIDE STUDENT FACES MURDER PLOT TRIAL: RIVERSIDE (AP) - A University of California, Riverside student has been ordered to stand trial on charges that she plotted to have two ex-boyfriends killed.

August 06, 2013 | | State


MLB disciplines 13 players

NEW YORK (AP) - Defiant till the end, Alex Rodriguez is intent on evading baseball's most sweeping punishment since the Black Sox scandal.

August 06, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Man suspected of killing woman, taking kids

SAN DIEGO (AP) - San Diego County sheriff's officials say the bodies of a woman and child have been found inside a burned house, and a man is suspected of killing the woman and abducting one or both of her children.

August 06, 2013 | | State


Al-Qaida in perspective

Apparently, the threat is both serious and specific.

August 05, 2013 | By Pat Buchanan Founder and editor of the American Conservative | Other Views


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On Obama’s watch

Ninety-five percent of black voters in 2008 voted for then-Sen. Barack Obama. Surely a "progressive" black president would care about, empathize with and understand black ...

July 31, 2015 | | Other Views


MLS attendance on rise with big-name international players

DENVER (AP) - Kaka and David Villa are raising the profile of Major League Soccer. Clint Dempsey and the U.S. national teams have done their ...

July 31, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Tiger recovers from rough start

GAINESVILLE, Va. (AP) - Tiger Woods took a conservative 3-wood off the first hole Thursday at the Quicken Loans National when many players were hitting driver ...

July 31, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Rousey wants to embarrass Correia in UFC 190

GLENDALE (AP) - Ronda Rousey is in charge now. The unbeaten bantamweight champion is the biggest star in the UFC, and she could have staged her ...

July 31, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Gomez traded to Astros after Mets deal falls through

HOUSTON (AP) - The Astros have added another bat to their lineup as they make a push for the postseason, acquiring two-time All-Star outfielder Carlos Gomez ...

July 31, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Struggling Sandoval insists weight not a problem

BOSTON (AP) - In the midst of a season-long slump during his first season with the Boston Red Sox, Pablo Sandoval insisted Thursday he weighs the ...

July 31, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Dodgers land Latos, Wood

ATLANTA (AP) - The first-place Los Angeles Dodgers bolstered their pitching staff on the eve of thetrade deadline, completing a 13-player deal with the Atlanta Braves ...

July 31, 2015 | | Pro Sports


A’s manage just 2 hits in loss to Indians

OAKLAND (AP) - Chris Bassitt bounced back nicely after giving up four consecutive hits in the first inning, including a two-run homer to Cleveland's Carlos ...

July 31, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Blue Jays land Price in 2nd big trade of week

DETROIT (AP) - Toronto acquired All-Star left-hander David Price from the Detroit Tigers on Thursday, the second major move in less than a week by the ...

July 31, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Blue Jays land Price in 2nd big trade of week

DETROIT (AP) - Toronto acquired All-Star left-hander David Price from the Detroit Tigers on Thursday, the second major move in less than a week by the ...

July 31, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Giants strengthen pitching staff with trade

CINCINNATI (AP) - The Reds shipped starter Mike Leake to the San Francisco Giants for a pair of prospects on Thursday night, bolstering the defending World ...

July 31, 2015 | | Pro Sports


INDIAN SUMMER

By JONAMAR JACINTO

July 31, 2015 | | High School Football


Surprised by teens fishing for bass

Wednesday, while I was out fishing, I was surprised to see a small group of teens fishing for bass along the bank.

July 31, 2015 | JAROD BALLARDO | SPORTS


Raiders arrive in Napa for training camp

NAPA (AP) - Oakland Raiders' rookie wide receiver Amari Cooper arrived for the start of training camp looking to make up for lost time.

July 31, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Early retirement: players call it

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) - Patrick Willis walked away first with a nagging toe injury that kept him from being the dominant All-Pro linebacker of his ...

July 30, 2015 | | Pro Sports


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