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  • LA mayor declares ‘Carmageddon II’ a success

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Traffic was flowing again on the city’s busiest freeway following a weekend closure that was hailed a success by Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa after it didn’t result …


  • Calif. gov. OKs bill on illegal immigrant licenses

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Some illegal immigrants could get California drivers licenses under a bill that Gov. Jerry Brown announced he signed into law late Sunday. AB2189 by Assemblyman Gil …


  • California law bans gay teen ‘conversion’ therapy

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California has become the first state to ban a controversial form of psychotherapy aimed at making gay teenagers straight. Gov. Jerry Brown announced Sunday that he …


  • NYC lawyer: Iranian cameraman seeks US asylum

    NEW YORK (AP) — A lawyer for a cameraman who was accompanying Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (ah-muh-DEE’-neh-zhahd) to the U.S. for the United Nations General Assembly in New York says …


  • Schwarzenegger kept many secrets from wife Maria

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Arnold Schwarzenegger says his lifelong penchant for secrecy and ability to put his emotions “on deep freeze” led him to keep many secrets from his wife …


  • LA mayor declares ‘Carmageddon II’ a success

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa on Sunday called “Carmageddon II,” the sequel to last year’s shutdown of one of the nation’s busiest freeways, a success and thanked drivers …


  • Official: Man’s NYC arrest in Lohan dispute voided

    NEW YORK (AP) — A 25-year-old man initially arrested Sunday on an assault charge after Lindsay Lohan claimed he grabbed her in her New York hotel room in an argument …


  • Official: Lohan thrown or grabbed in NY hotel room

    NEW YORK (AP) — Lindsay Lohan got into an argument early Sunday with a 25-year-old man in her New York City hotel room over photos on a cellphone and she …


  • Bieber sick twice on stage in Ariz tour kickoff

    GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — It wasn’t just Justin Bieber’s fans who had “Bieber Fever” as the teen idol kicked off his national tour in suburban Phoenix. Video posted on KTVK-TV’s …


  • Supreme Court Justices attend annual Red Mass

    WASHINGTON (AP) — An American archbishop has reminded a congregation that included six Supreme Court justices Sunday to be open to the spirit of God, beg for his blessings and …


  • LA drivers steer clear of ‘Carmageddon’ scenario

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The demolition of a bridge that forced the weekend closure of one of the nation’s busiest freeways is on schedule, while many Los Angeles drivers heeded …


  • ‘Hotel Transylvania’ checks in with $43M debut

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Adam Sandler’s monster mash-up “Hotel Transylvania” has brought the weekend box office back to life after a late-summer slump. The animated comedy from Sony Pictures debuted …


  • US and Afghan forces clash, leaving 5 dead

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A firefight broke out between U.S. forces and their Afghan army allies in eastern Afghanistan Sunday, killing two Americans and three Afghan soldiers and pushing the …


  • Miami-based Venezuelans to vote in New Orleans

    MIAMI (AP) — By bus and car, commercial flight and charter, U.S.-based Venezuelans are traveling en masse to New Orleans in the coming days, spending hundreds of dollars and in …


  • Officials mull seismic tests near Calif nuke plant

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Plans to use an array of powerful air cannons in an undersea seismic study near a Central California nuclear power plant have federal and state officials …


  • Dallas suburb rattled by 3.4-magnitude quake

    DALLAS (AP) — Damage from a small earthquake and a subsequent aftershock in a suburb west of Dallas was mostly limited to cracked walls and knocked-down pictures, authorities said. The …


  • Minneapolis company ‘devastated’ by shootings

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The company where a Minneapolis man fatally shot 5 people this week said Sunday they are “devastated,” but will carry on in memory of their colleagues. “This …


  • McCain: Don’t expect surprises in upcoming debate

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. John McCain says not to expect any surprises in this week’s first presidential debate because the televised confrontations nowadays are so heavily scripted. McCain was President …


  • Newspaper: Malvo felt like ‘worst piece of scum’

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Convicted D.C. sniper Lee Boyd Malvo said in a newspaper interview published Sunday that the devastated reaction of a victim’s husband made him feel like “the worst …


  • Attack kills 2 Americans, at least 2 Afghans

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan soldier turned his gun on American troops at a checkpoint in the country’s east, killing two Americans and at least two fellow members of …


  • Afghan inside attack kills 2 Americans, 2 Afghans

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan soldier turned his gun on American troops at a checkpoint in the country’s east, killing two Americans and two fellow members of Afghanistan’s army …


  • 3.4 magnitude quake rattles Dallas, Texas, suburb

    DALLAS (AP) — A small earthquake followed by an aftershock rattled a suburb west of Dallas overnight, cracking some walls and knocking down pictures, but authorities reported no serious damage …


  • US military deaths in Afghanistan hit 2,000

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The killing of an American serviceman in an exchange of fire with allied Afghan soldiers pushed U.S. military deaths in the war to 2,000, a cold …


  • 3.4 magnitude quake rattles Dallas, Texas, suburb

    DALLAS (AP) — A minor earthquake measuring a 3.4 magnitude rattled a suburb west of Dallas overnight, but there were no immediate reports of any damages or injuries and a …


  • USGS: 3.4 magnitude quake recorded west of Dallas

    DALLAS (AP) — A minor earthquake measuring a preliminary 3.4 magnitude rattled a suburban community west of Dallas during the night but there were no immediate reports of any damages …


  • Thousands pray for US at ‘America for Jesus’ rally

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Thousands of conservative Christians gathered Saturday on Independence Mall in Philadelphia to pray for the future of the United States in the weeks before the presidential election. …


  • Community lauds victim of apparent school prank

    WEST BRANCH, Mich. (AP) — A mid-Michigan community cheered on a 16-year-old sophomore — the victim of an apparent prank by classmates — as she took her place with other …


  • Minneapolis gunman’s family feared mental illness

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Andrew Engeldinger’s parents were worried about their son’s growing paranoia. In 2010, they sought help, enrolling in a 12-week class for families of the mentally ill. For …


  • Police ID man who killed self on TV after chase

    PHOENIX (AP) — A man who stole a car at gunpoint, shot at Phoenix police officers and then led them on a chase that ended with his suicide broadcast on …


  • Minneapolis gunman’s family grew more concerned

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The parents of a Minneapolis man who authorities say fatally shot five people at his workplace were so concerned about his growing paranoia two years ago that …

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