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Train hits truck in LA County, 3 people injured

SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (AP) — A commuter train carrying more than 200 passengers struck a semi that was stalled on the tracks in northern Los Angeles County, leaving three people …


Private space station delivery to launch Sunday

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A private company is on the verge of launching another cargo ship to the International Space Station. On Sunday night, California-based SpaceX will attempt to …


Calif. gas prices hit all-time high

LOS ANGELES (AP) — It’s a record, though just barely. The price of gasoline hit an all-time average high in California of $4.6140 a gallon Saturday, fueled by a reduced …


Giants, 49ers, yachts, fests: SF braces for crowds

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — An unusual convergence of sporting and entertainment events in San Francisco this weekend promises to bring up to a million extra people into the densely populated …


Mars Curiosity about to really shake things up

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mars Curiosity is about to take its first sip of the red planet’s sand. But only after NASA’s rover plays bartender to make sure the dry dust …


SpaceX encore: 2nd private space station shipment

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A private company is headed back to the International Space Station. On Sunday night, SpaceX will attempt to launch another Dragon capsule full of food, …


At least 20 injured in California train crash

HANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Two cars and the locomotive of an Amtrak train carrying about 169 passengers derailed Monday after colliding with a big rig truck in California’s Central Valley, …


Security company fired after nuke plant break-in

OAK RIDGE, Tenn. (AP) — The security contractor at the Y-12 nuclear weapons plant in Tennessee has been fired after authorities say three activists cut through fences this summer and …


Skydiver aims to break sound barrier in free fall

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — His blood could boil. His lungs could overinflate. The vessels in his brain could burst. His eyes could hemorrhage. And, yes, he could break his …


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 …


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 …


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 …


US Postal Service to default on second $5B payment

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Postal Service, on the brink of default on a second multibillion-dollar payment it can’t afford to pay, is sounding a new cautionary note that having …


World powers open to more nuke talks with Iran

WASHINGTON (AP) — World powers decided Thursday to lay the groundwork for another round of negotiations with Iran over its disputed nuclear program, a senior U.S. official said, but they …


Mars rover Curiosity finds signs of ancient stream

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The NASA rover Curiosity has beamed back pictures of bedrock that suggest a fast-moving stream, possibly waist-deep, once flowed on Mars — a find that the …


A third of public fears police use of drones

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than a third of Americans worry their privacy will suffer if drones like those used to spy on U.S. enemies overseas become the latest police tool …


$37.5 million FEMA trailer settlement approved

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal judge gave his final approval Thursday to a $37.5 million class-action settlement between companies that made government-issued trailers after hurricanes in 2005 and Gulf …


Report: More fees, less choice for air travelers

WASHINGTON (AP) — Airline passengers can expect fewer carriers to choose from, fewer flights to smaller cities and more baggage and other fees as the industry continues to grapple with …


10 Things to Know for Tuesday

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday: 1. A GLOOMY ASSESSEMENT OF SYRIA


Local governments try to cut costs via efficiency

MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — In some places, it’s as simple as pulling the plug on thousands of unused telephone lines or installing software that automatically shuts off idle school computers …


LA preps for freeway closure and Carmageddon II

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Carmageddon II” — the sequel — is coming to one of the nation’s most crowded freeways, and authorities are hoping its subtitle won’t be “The Traffic …


NYPD: Mauled man chose to jump into tiger’s den

NEW YORK (AP) — A man mauled by a 400-pound tiger at the Bronx Zoo told a police officer after he was rescued that he made a conscious decision to …


After victory lap, Endeavor rolls to retirement

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Space shuttle Endeavour rocketed beyond Earth orbit 25 times. Its 26th mission: A 12-mile commute through the streets of Los Angeles to its new retirement home …


NY zoo: Tiger that mauled man ‘did nothing wrong’

NEW YORK (AP) — A 400-pound tiger that mauled a man who jumped from a moving monorail train and plummeted over a protective fence at the Bronx Zoo will not …


Man jumps off Bronx Zoo monorail, mauled by tiger

NEW YORK (AP) — A man was mauled by a 400-pound tiger at the Bronx Zoo on Friday after he leaped from a moving monorail train and plummeted over a …


Endeavour swans California skies in whirlwind tour

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The people became the paparazzi Friday, aiming their lenses not at the latest starlet, but toward the sky to catch a glimpse of an aging superstar …


Man jumps from train at Bronx Zoo, mauled by tiger

NEW YORK (AP) — A visitor to the Bronx Zoo was mauled by a tiger on Friday after he leaped from an elevated monorail train and plummeted over a fence …


Man jumps off Bronx Zoo train, mauled by tiger

NEW YORK (AP) — A visitor to the Bronx Zoo was mauled by a tiger on Friday after he leaped from an elevated monorail train and plummeted over a fence …


Endeavour lands at LA airport after aerial tour

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Space shuttle Endeavour landed safely at the Los Angeles International Airport Friday after a whirlwind aerial tour around California landmarks. Strapped to the back of a …


Endeavour flies by Golden Gate Bridge, other sites

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Space shuttle Endeavour crisscrossed California Friday in a last aerial hurrah before retiring to a Los Angeles museum. Hitching a ride on top of a jumbo …